You are at all times entitled to request an overview of your personal data kept by us or to ask us to rectify incorrect data or remove your data from our files. You are furthermore entitled to revoke your consent to the data processing, to apply for restrictions to the processing or to object to the processing of your data by Deknudt Nelis Lawyers. Finally, you are entitled to request us to transfer all data you provided us with to a third party specified by you.
If you wish to exercise one of these rights, you can send your request, with an identity document, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not always have the obligation to grant your request, but we will always reply within the period of time determined by law and explain our refusal, if any.
We have one month to react to your request by which you exercise one of your rights. If the request is complex, this period is extended by two months. If your request is clearly unfounded or unreasonable, we are entitled to deny this request or charge a fee covering the administrative expenses we incurred in sending you a reply.
Depending on the specific request, you can rely on us to take the actions described below:
Right of access
If we receive a request for access, we will send you the legally defined information electronically. If you want to receive the data processed by us on paper, you should mention this explicitly in your request. If you want to receive more than one copy of your personal data, we can charge a fee.
Right of rectification
If you inform us of the fact that some of your data are incorrect or incomplete, we will adjust our files.
Right to revoke your consent
If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you are at all times entitled to revoke this consent. Such revocation will not affect the legitimacy of the processing of data on the basis of the consent granted before the revocation.
Right to erasure
You can request us to erase personal data the processing of which is no longer justifiable. The right to erase data is not an absolute right. You can only exercise this right in the following cases:
– the personal data are no longer required to achieve the purpose of the processing;
– we process the personal data illegitimately;
– we must erase the personal data pursuant to a legal obligation;
– you revoke your consent and there is no other legal basis for the processing of your data;
– after the successful exercise of the right to object.
In certain cases, we are entitled to refuse to erase the personal data, for instance if the processing is required in order for us to meet a legal obligation or in order to institute, exercise and corroborate a legal action.
Right to restrict data processing
Under certain circumstances you can request a “restriction” of the processing of your personal data. As a result, we will only store your personal data and cease any other processing activities.
You are entitled to a restriction of the processing of your personal data in the following cases:
– if you challenge the accuracy of the personal data, during a period enabling us to check the accuracy of these data;
– if the data were processed illegitimately;
– if you need the personal data for the purpose of a legal action while we no longer need them;
– if you exercise your right of objection. The restriction applies pending a reply to the question as to whether our legitimate interests outweigh yours.
Right of objection
You can object to the processing of your personal data if the processing is based on legitimate interests of Deknudt Nelis Lawyers or a third party. Should the occasion arise, you need to inform us of the reasons for the objection that are connected with your specific situation. When evaluating your objection, we need to weigh your interests against ours (or those of the third party involved). If for any reason, we are of the opinion that we cannot agree with your objection, we will inform you of that reason.
In other cases it may not be possible to object to the processing, but bear in mind that, if the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you can at all times revoke it.
Right of data portability
The purpose of the right of data portability is to enable you to obtain your personal data in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format and to reuse them within the context of other services. This means that you can transfer personal data from one IT environment to another. One example is the retrieval of your list of contacts of a webmail application.
One of the basic requirements for data portability is that the data must have been processed in an automated manner, e.g. because they are part of a digital file. In addition, you must have provided the data yourself.
Most of the processing by Deknudt Nelis Lawyers does not take place in an automated manner, as referred to in the data protection legislation.
Right not to be subject to automated decision-making
Automated decision-making within the meaning of the data protection legislation implies that decisions are taken by computer programs or systems without human intervention, with a considerable impact on or legal consequences for a person. If automated decision-making processes are used (within legal limits), adequate measures need to be taken that protect the rights of the person concerned. These measures at least provide for the possibility for the person concerned to challenge the decision, make their position known and request human intervention.
No automated decision-making processes are used by Deknudt Nelis Lawyers.