Terms and Conditions

Kneppelhout & Korthals DPO assessment – Conditions and Disclaimer

This agreement (‘Agreement’) applies to the DPO assessment and the automatically generated advice (the ‘Service’) that Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) provides to you (your organisation). By using this service, you accept this Agreement. Given the fact that this Service may be modified by us, the Agreement may change. The most recent Agreement can be found on [link] and shall continue to apply.

Service

Our service offers you no-obligation information (‘Information’) on the (consequences of) privacy legislation, more specifically the ‘General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), or the ‘Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming’ (GDPR)[1]]. The aim of this service is to provide your organisation with information or advice on whether it needs (or it is good practice to have) a ‘Data Protection Officer’ (DPO) – in the Netherlands a ‘Functionaris voor de Gegevensbescherming’ (FG).

Use

You can answer the questions within this Service and then, on this basis, your answers will generate automatic advice which you will see/receive. You must enter your name, the name of your organisation, an email address and telephone number in order to use the Service. Our Service is free. By making use of our Service, you are permitting us to contact you in order to provide more customised advice (which may involve a fee which will be agreed in advance) and/or discuss your answers/the automatically generated advice. We retain the right to modify the Service. We may also terminate the Service for any reason, e.g. if you contravene this Agreement or the corresponding regulations.

Privacy

As privacy experts, we will of course take your privacy seriously and will be happy to inform you about how we process and use the personal data you enter and/or the information we obtain from you, in a safe manner. It goes without saying that we work in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act, the GDPR and the Dutch GDPR Implementation Act.

Why do we process personal data (purpose)?

With the personal data that we have obtained from you, we would like to create an opportunity to contact you with respect to improving our Service. If there are any significant changes in data protection laws and regulations, we would like to inform you of these. And we would also like to provide the most tailored and specific advice possible, and this could mean that we have to contact you.

Which personal data?

In order to (fully) use our Service, you must provide your name, the name of your organisation, a telephone number and an email address. Your IP address, type of browser, operating system and your click behaviour will also be registered. The latter information will only be used to optimise our Service. We will try to ensure anonymity with respect to these data, as far as possible.

Use by third parties

Without your explicit permission, we will not provide your data to third parties.

Protection

We take suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your (personal) data against loss or any form of illegal processing. Our servers are located in the Netherlands.

Viewing, changing, improving or deleting your personal data

If you wish to know what personal data we have registered for you, or you wish to change, improve or delete them, you can contact us on rsa@kneppelhout.nl. We will process your request within 4 weeks but usually much quicker.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to record how you use our Service. The information obtained, including the address of your computer (IP address), will be transferred to and saved on Google servers. Google uses this information to monitor how you use the Service, to provide us with reports about the Service, and to supply advertisers with information about the effectiveness of their campaigns. Google can provide this information to third parties if it is legally obliged to do so, or if these third parties process data on Google’s behalf. We have no influence over this process.

DISCLAIMER

YOU USE THIS SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THAT MEANS THAT THE TEXTS AND THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICE ARE ONLY OF AN INFORMATIVE NATURE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF OUR SERVICE. OUR SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE, OF ANY NATURE. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGE THAT YOUR ORGANISATION MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF USING OUR SERVICE.

Intellectual property rights

The content of our Service is protected by means of intellectual property rights. You are not permitted to publicise, duplicate or otherwise exploit any elements of our Service. The Service is exclusively intended for non-commercial use within your own organisation.

Complaints and disputes

If you wish to make a complaint, please feel free to get in touch. Send your complaint to rsa@kneppelhout.nl. We will do all we can to process your complaint as quickly as possible. Dutch law shall apply to this Agreement. Disputes shall be put before the competent court in Rotterdam.

[1] Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC