Data Protection

DALDEWOLF scrl acts as a data controller when it processes personal data of its clients, adversaries, other lawyers, judges, bailiffs, prospects, suppliers, partners, candidates or other third parties (“data subjects”).  We use the personal data that you have provided to us, such as your name, the company you are affiliated with, e-mail address, office address, phone number and, if you are a client, information relating to your file.

Client’s files.  DALDEWOLF processes personal data for various purposes, such as treating files for our clients, issuing invoices, where necessary recovering payments, archiving and erasing data, in the context of the performance of the contract that we have with our clients.  If you are an individual representing a company that is our client, we may process your personal data on the basis of our client’s and DALDEWOLF’s legitimate interests (i.e. delivering the services for which we were hired).  Individuals representing our clients will receive our newsletters and our invitations but you are free to unsubscribe at any time and at no cost.  The personal data of other data subjects (e.g. adversaries, bailiffs, counterparties, magistrates,…) are processed on the basis of legitimate interests of our clients and those of DALDEWOLF (i.e. handling the file, negotiating contracts, conducting legal proceedings, preparing legal advice,…).

Where this is required in the context of our clients’ files, DALDEWOLF will transfer personal data to third parties (such as tribunals, bailiffs, adversaries, data processors such as IT services providers). 

We will store the personal data relating to your case as long as the files are being treated.  We will archive the file (and the personal data included in it) upon closure and we will have the files destroyed after 5 years following the closure of the file (unless a dispute has arisen and we need the data for the defence of our legal rights).  Some data will be kept (names of the parties) beyond that term for conflict checks. Our professional code of ethics requires us to keep some data (such as a client’s identity) in order to verify conflicts of interests and to ensure that the professional secrecy is well observed.

Recruitment.  DALDEWOLF processes personal data for recruitment purposes, based on the legitimate interests of DALDEWOLF and the candidate.  DALDEWOLF will not transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties.

DALDEWOLF will keep your personal data for the duration of the recruitment process.  We will erase the personal data of the candidates to whom no job offer is made.

Information and communication.  DALDEWOLF also processes personal data for the purposes of business development and marketing.  If you have signed up, you will receive our newsletter and you will be invited for the events we organise.  For these purposes we obtain your consent and you may at all times and at no cost withdraw your consent. DALDEWOLF will transfer your personal data to third parties, i.e. processors and, in case of an event, to other participants for the purpose of networking. In order to send you our newsletter, we use the services of MailChimp, a US-based company that may transfer your personal data to the United States. They commit to ensure an adequate level of protection of your personal data by complying  with the principles of the Privacy Shield. For more info, see https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

DALDEWOLF will keep your data until you unsubscribe or otherwise withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data.

The personal data under our control may be transferred to data processors (such as providers of IT solutions and other consultants) or other data controllers (e.g. other lawyers) when this is strictly required for the handling of client files. 

Your personal data will be accessible to our office in Kinshasa (DRC), which is bound by the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries (Commission decision 2004/915 amending decision 2001/497).  We do not intend to transfer any personal data to other non-EEA countries, but this may occur in individual cases and we will take appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and interests.

As a data subject, you are entitled to request access to your personal data, rectification or erasure of your personal data, restriction of processing, portability of your data and you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation.  DALDEWOLF will try its best to meet your request at the soonest, while also respecting obligations of professional secrecy and the protection of confidential information.  You can exercise your rights by sending an e-mail to dataprotection@daldewolf.com, providing proof of your identity.

As a data subject, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Should you have any question regarding the protection of your personal data by DALDEWOLF, do not hesitate to send us an email to dataprotection@daldewolf.com.