Privacy policy



I am aware that you place your trust in me. I (hereinafter "the Firm") therefore consider it my responsibility and duty to protect your privacy.

This page will tell you what data is collected when you visit this website or use the firm's services, why this data is collected and how it improves your user experience.

When you send an e-mail or other messages to the Firm, those messages and any attachments may be retained. Sometimes you may be asked for additional personal information relevant to the situation at hand. This enables us to process your inquiries and respond to your requests. The data is stored on secure servers.

Please read this policy carefully as it contains essential information on how your personal data is processed and for what purpose. By communicating your personal data, you expressly declare that you have read and agree to this policy, as well as to the processing itself.


When you use the Firm's services, you will be asked to provide personal data. This data is used to perform the services. The data will be stored on secure servers.

Given the scope of application, Attorney Angelika Chyla is the controller for the processing and storage of personal data. The collection and processing of your personal data respects the Belgian regulations on personal data protection, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018.


The purposes for these processing operations are, on the one hand, the execution of the agreements with our clients, client management, billing and accounting and, on the other hand, the application of the Law of September 18, 2017 on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrrorism and on the restriction of the use of contacts (hereinafter: anti-money laundering legislation).

The legal grounds are the performance of the contract, the fulfillment of legal and regulatory obligations and/or our legitimate interest.


According to your activities and your relationship with the Firm, the following personal data are processed: your personal identification data; national register number; identification data under anti-money laundering legislation; data on solvency, insurance; financial transactions; CBE number, professional activities; agreements and settlements; licenses; personal details; immigrant status; mandates held; complaints, incidents or accidents; family composition, marriage or current form of cohabitation; memberships in associations, organizations, groups or professional associations; judicial data concerning suspicions, convictions and sentences, judicial measures or administrative sanctions; current employment; salary data to the extent necessary for the processing of the file; data of persons under 16 years of age; visual and audio material necessary for the processing of the file or in the context of a training or event.


Personal data will be kept and processed by the Firm for a period necessary in function of the purposes of the processing and in function of the relationship (contractual or otherwise) that the Firm has with you.

In any case, your data will be deleted from my systems after a period of ten years after the termination of the contract, file, cooperation or project, except with regard to those personal data that the Firm is required to keep longer on the basis of specific legislation or in case of an ongoing dispute for which the personal data are still necessary.


In accordance and under the conditions of the Belgian privacy legislation and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, the Firm wishes to inform you that you have the following rights.

You have the right to consult, free of charge, the data which the Firm holds about you and to find out for what purpose they are used.

You have the right to obtain rectification (correction) of your incorrect personal data, as well as to complete incomplete personal data.

You have the right to request the Firm to erase or restrict the processing of your personal data in the circumstances and under the conditions stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation. The Firm may refuse the data erasure or restriction of any personal data that are necessary for the Firm to carry out a legal obligation, the performance of the contract or its legitimate interest, and for as long as these data are necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

You have the right to obtain the personal data relating to yourself that you have provided to the firm in a structured, common and machine-readable form. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons. Please note, however, that you cannot object to the processing of personal data necessary for the Firm to carry out a legal obligation, the performance of the contract or the legitimate interest of the Firm, and this as long as these data are necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

If the processing of personal data is based on prior consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent. These personal data will then only be processed if we have another legal basis for doing so.

The Firm confirms that the processing of personal data does not involve profiling and that you will not be subjected to fully automated decisions.


The information may be shared internally with individual employees or lawyers, and if applicable their respective (management) companies, but will not be shared with third parties. The Firm's employees and independent associates are required to respect the confidentiality of your information.

Certain personal data collected by the Firm will be transmitted to and possibly processed by courts and other government agencies or third party service providers, such as our IT supplier, accountant, auditor, insurance companies, etc. The employees and representatives of the above mentioned service providers must respect the confidential nature of your personal data and can only use this data for the purposes in the context of which it was provided.

Within the framework of anti-money laundering legislation, data of clients, agents and beneficial owners may, in certain circumstances, be forwarded to the Registrar of the competent Bar.

In the event that all or part of the Firm were to be reorganized, its activities transferred or if the Firm were to be declared bankrupt, your personal data may be transferred to other third parties. Personal data may also have to be transferred pursuant to a court order or to comply with a particular legal obligation. In such a case, the Firm will make reasonable efforts to inform you in advance of such communication to other third parties. However, you will understand that legal restrictions may apply.

Under no circumstances will the Firm sell or make your personal data commercially available to direct marketing agencies or similar service providers.


The Firm takes the necessary technical and organizational measures to process your personal data according to an adequate level of security and to protect them from destruction, loss, falsification, modification, unauthorized access or notification by mistake to third parties, as well as any other unauthorized processing of these data.

Under no circumstances can the Firm, nor the individual lawyers, be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from an erroneous or unlawful use by a third party of the personal data.


Any adjustments and/or changes to this privacy policy are possible. It is therefore advisable to consult this policy regularly.

The Firm makes every effort to handle your personal data in a careful and legitimate manner in accordance with the applicable regulations.

If, nevertheless, you believe that your rights would have been violated and you would not find a hearing within the Firm for your concerns, you are free to file a complaint with:
Data Protection Authority (Rue du Printing Press 35, 1000 Brussels, .

In addition, if you believe that you have suffered damage as a result of the processing of your personal data, you may take your case to court.



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