Privacy policy VAT PARTNERS B.V.

VAT PARTNERS BV respects your personal data and ensures that your personal information is treated confidentially. Personal data refers to any information about a person, including data that indirectly says something about someone. With this privacy statement, VAT PARTNERS BV implements the information obligation laid down in the AVG to the data subject(s) whose personal data VAT PARTNERS BV processes.

Controller and communication

VAT PARTNERS BV (processing controller) processes personal data in order to be able to offer services and improve services. As a data subject, you make the choice to participate in this and leave personal data for this purpose. You can also register to receive a newsletter or other communications from VAT PARTNERS BV.

Purpose of processing personal data

VAT PARTNERS BV processes personal data in execution of the agreement in which you commissioned us to provide our legal services. Depending on the content of your order/case, personal data will be processed for the purpose of handling your case/assignment. This includes invoicing and collecting invoices. In addition, data may be used to provide you with certain information, maintain contacts (e.g. in the context of newsletters and invitations to events), in the context of a job application and in the context of complying with legal obligations.

The moment a personal data is used for a purpose other than that for which it was obtained, a review is carried out to determine whether there is a legal basis for the processing in question. If this is not the case, permission will be requested (again). In certain situations, VAT PARTNERS BV may share your personal data with third parties, for example because this necessarily follows from our legal services to you (e.g. in the context of legal proceedings). No personal data are shared with third parties for commercial purposes. However, contact details of attendees may be exchanged at events.

What personal data are processed?

VAT PARTNERS BV processes the following (types or categories of) personal data for the purpose of providing services or which have been provided by the party concerned on their own initiative:

  • contact details and other personal data necessary for handling your case;
  • contact details provided during conversations, introductions, seminars and other events;
  • personal data made available through public sources or obtained from governmental registers accessible to us, such as the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce and the Land Registry;
  • personal data in the context of a job application, employment and/or internship, such as your contact details, date of birth, nationality, marital status and other personal data mentioned in or with your application.

VAT PARTNERS BV processes the aforementioned personal data in the light of the aforementioned purposes because they have been provided by you as the party concerned on your own initiative, have been obtained within the context of the provision of services, have been made known to us by third parties, including counterparties, or have become known through public sources.

Basis for processing personal data

VAT PARTNERS BV only processes the aforementioned personal data if the following conditions are met (Article 6 of the AVG):

  • (a) the data subject has consented to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • (b) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party;
  • (c) the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation incumbent on the controller;
  • (d) the processing is necessary to pursue the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
  • (e) the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • (f) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

Personal data may be requested or obtained or provided by e-mail, by telephone, by fax, by letter or orally.

Sharing personal data with third parties

VAT PARTNERS BV only shares your personal data with third parties to the extent necessary to provide services in accordance with the aforementioned purposes. This may include the performance of an expert investigation or the engagement of another third party on behalf of and at the instruction of VAT PARTNERS BV.

In addition, VAT PARTNERS BV may provide personal data to a third party, such as a supervisor or another body vested with public authority, insofar as there is a legal obligation to do so.

Securing personal data

VAT PARTNERS BV attaches great importance to the security and protection of your personal data and, taking into account the state of the art, ensures that appropriate technical and organisational measures are taken to guarantee a level of security appropriate to the risk.

Storage period personal data

VAT PARTNERS BV generally does not retain personal data that are processed for longer than is necessary for the aforementioned purposes of data processing or is required under laws and regulations.

If you complete a contact or registration form on your own initiative, send an e-mail or report to our office or contact us by telephone with a one-off request for information or the like, a reasonable retention period applies.

Privacy rights of data subjects

You can send a request for inspection, correction, restriction, opposition, transferability of data, deletion of your personal data or withdrawal of previously granted consent using the contact details below. You will receive further notice from us within four weeks of receiving your request.

There may be circumstances in which VAT PARTNERS BV cannot or cannot fully comply with your request as a data subject. These include confidentiality obligations and statutory retention periods.

Use of social media

The VAT PARTNERS BV website(s) include buttons (also called buttons) and/or links to promote or share web pages on social (media) networks or third-party websites, such as Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook. VAT PARTNERS BV does not monitor and is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by and through such third parties. The use of such media is therefore at your own risk. Before using those third-party services, it is advisable to read the privacy statement of those third parties.


VAT PARTNERS BV records usage data of the website(s) for statistical purposes. The personal data collected in this way are in principle anonymous and will not be provided by VAT PARTNERS BV to third parties.

In order to increase the ease of use of the VAT PARTNERS BV website(s), so-called 'cookies' are used. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone during your visit to the VAT PARTNERS BV website(s). You can refuse the use of these cookies at any time, although this may limit the functionality and ease of use of the website.

The website uses cookies to track, in broad terms, user behaviour and general trends and to obtain reports. This helps to improve the functioning of the website(s).

You can read more about cookies and how to block or remove them on the website of the Authority Consumer and Market.

Amendments to privacy statement

VAT PARTNERS BV is entitled to amend the contents of this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Amendments to the privacy statement will be published on the VAT PARTNERS BV website.