privacy policy

Law Firm Patrick Duyck is an all-round office that provides legal advice and engages in all branches of law: for the individual, the company and institutions.

1. WHO?

This Privacy Policy regulates the processing of personal data by the data controller LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK with its registered office at 8900 Ypres, Dehaernestreet 27, with registered number 0462.052.867 and as a contact person for the processing of data Mr. Patrick DUYCK.


The General Data Protection Regulation defines the term Personal Data as follows:

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("the data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


A lawyer acts as a legal advisor, as a representative in court or other activities, and will need different forms of information, documentation and also personal data for the proper performance of the profession.

In the interaction with public authorities, bailiffs, justice actors, personal data may have to be transferred.

The personal data of our clients is only processed as part of the duties entrusted to LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK. Furthermore, all data is covered by professional secrecy and never leaves the office.


LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK keeps the personal data of the different parties at least for the duration of the duties entrusted to it.

There are different obligations and forms of protection applicable to legal files, such as professional secrecy, professional retention, etc. There are legitimate interests that allow the retention of personal data after the closure of the files.

LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK confirms that this processing of personal data will be limited to what is required within the context of the legitimate interests. LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK is bound by professional secrecy, which also includes personal data.


LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK has developed security measures adapted at technical and organisational level in order to prevent the destruction, loss, falsification, alteration, unauthorised access or misreporting to third parties of the personal data collected, as well as any other unauthorised processing of such data.

LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK has also opted for a software for law firms (Kleos of Wolters Kluwer) that applies the highest standards of data security (ISO 27001).
(Articles 24 and 28 GDPR)


You have the right to access your personal data free of charge at any time, as well as to know how OFFICE makes use of your personal data.

6.1 Right of rectification, deletion and limitation

You are free to choose whether or not to provide your personal data to LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK. In addition, you always have the right to request LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK to rectify, supplement or delete your personal data. You acknowledge that in the event of refusal of notification or request to remove personal data, certain services may not be available.

You may also ask to limit the processing of your personal data.

6.2 Right of objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons.

In addition, you always have the right to object to the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes; in such a case, you do not have to state why.

6.3 Right of free data transfer

You have the right to obtain your personal data provided by you to LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK in a structured, conventional and machine- readable form and/or to have them transferred to other responsible parties.

6.4 Right of withdrawal of consent

Insofar as the processing is based on your prior consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent.

6.5 Exercice de vos droits

You can exercise your rights by contacting LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK, either by email to info@patrickduyck.be, by post to Dehaernestreet 27 in 8900 Ypres, or by using the contact form "Contact us" on the Website, enclosing a copy of your ID card.

6.6 Automatic decisions and profiling

The processing of your personal data does not include profiling and will not be subject to automated decisions by LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK.

6.7 Right to complain

You have the right to complain to the GBA (Data Protection Authority) :
Commission for the Protection of privacy
Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels
Tel +32 (0)2 274 48 00
Fax +32 (0)2 274 48 35
E- mail address: commission@privacycommission.be

This is without prejudice to an appeal to a civil court.


Browsing the website of LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK may result in the installation of cookies on your computer. Cookies simplify the visit and improve the ergonomics of the dialogue.

You may refuse the installation of these cookies on your computer, but such a refusal may prevent you from accessing certain services on the websites.

On the website of LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK general visiting data is recorded, including the IP address of your computer and the time of retrieval and data sent by your browser. This information is used for analysis of visits and click behaviour on the website. We use this information to improve the operation of the website. This information will be made anonymous as far as possible and will not be passed on to third parties..


LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK takes its role as a legal advisor seriously and would like to proactively inform its clients about important changes in legislation or trends in case law, which may have consequences for the client.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK requests each client for a prior authorisation to be sent newsletters.

For any form of information communication, LAW FIRM PATRICK DUYCK will always offer the possibility of withdrawing the consent given, if necessary./p>


This Privacy Policy is subject to change. We advise you to regularly check this Privacy Policy for any changes.

Last updated version: 29/01/2020.

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