Privacy policy

Last updat­ed: Novem­ber 162021

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy – Web­site users / job appli­cants / clients / suppliers.

Cresco Advo­cat­en is a lim­it­ed lia­bil­i­ty com­pa­ny (“besloten ven­nootschap” / société à respon­s­abil­ité lim­itée”) under Bel­gian law, whose reg­is­tered office is locat­ed at Lange Kievit­straat 1182018, 2018 Antwerp, Bel­gium and which is reg­is­tered with the Cross­roads Bank of Enter­pris­es under num­ber 0548.916.070 (RLE Antwerp, sec­tion Antwerp) (“Cresco” or we”). Ref­er­ences to you” and your” are to per­sons exter­nal to Cresco (users of our Web­site, clients, prospects, sup­pli­ers and job applicants).


This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy is intend­ed to inform you about the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data that takes place via Cresco’s Web­site (www​.cresco​law​.com) (“Web­site”) or the use of our con­tact details ref­er­enced on the Web­site (e-mails, phone num­bers, post). This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy must be read in con­junc­tion with the Cook­ie pol­i­cy, which can be found here. This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy applies only to the pro­cess­ing of data of phys­i­cal per­sons, not of legal per­sons.

If you have fur­ther ques­tions about this Web­site or about this Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy, you may con­tact info@​crescolaw.​com

This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy may be mod­i­fied, for exam­ple, in con­nec­tion with new fea­tures on the Web­site or to com­ply with new legal, con­trac­tu­al or admin­is­tra­tive oblig­a­tions. We there­fore rec­om­mend that you reg­u­lar­ly con­sult this Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy. Impor­tant changes will be announced on our Web­site. This ver­sion of the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy was last mod­i­fied on the date referred to above.

The pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data is real­ly impor­tant to us. We will ensure that your per­son­al data is processed safe­ly and law­ful­ly, and always in accor­dance with applic­a­ble data pro­tec­tion leg­is­la­tion, and in par­tic­u­lar with the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”).

1. Who is respon­si­ble for pro­cess­ing your per­son­al data?

Cresco is the con­troller, in the mean­ing of the GDPR, for the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.

2. What per­son­al data do we process?

We will process direct­ly iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion about you when you pro­vide us with such per­son­al data (for exam­ple, through a con­tact form on one of the pages on our Web­site our via e-mail) or when you con­tact us direct­ly by e-mail, phone or fax. Such per­son­al infor­ma­tion can include the fol­low­ing information:

  • your name, email address, address, phone num­ber, your job title, your company;
  • if you are a job appli­cant, your cur­rent role and name of your employ­er, the indus­try sec­tor chere you work, your CV and cov­er­ing letter.

We will also process cer­tain non-direct­ly iden­ti­fy­ing data when you vis­it our Web­site, such as the type of brows­er you are using, the oper­at­ing sys­tem you are using, your IP address, etc.

3. Why do we process your data and under which legal basis?

For the tech­ni­cal and func­tion­al man­age­ment of the Web­site.
We process per­son­al data for the tech­ni­cal and func­tion­al man­age­ment of our Web­site and to make the Web­site easy to use. By using your data, we can check how our Web­site is used and we can improve its con­tent and lay­out. This data also allows us to ade­quate­ly secure our Website.

For this, we can process data such as your IP address, the pages you vis­it, the brows­er you are using, the sites you vis­it­ed ear­li­er, and the time and dura­tion of your vis­it. We do this, for exam­ple, by using cook­ies. More infor­ma­tion about the use of cook­ies can be found in our Cook­ie Pol­i­cy to be found here.

We process this data based on the legit­i­mate inter­est of Cresco in pro­vid­ing a well-func­tion­ing and secure Website.

To pro­vide you with our ser­vices and man­age your account.
If you are one of our clients, we process your per­son­al data to pro­vide you with the ser­vices you request­ed us to per­form as well as to send you our invoice. Such ser­vices can include draft­ing agree­ments, nego­ti­at­ing the terms of a trans­ac­tion, rep­re­sent­ing you in court etc.

To this end, we can process data such as your name, your job, your com­pa­ny name, your address, your e-mail address, your invoic­ing information.

We process this infor­ma­tion for the per­for­mance of the con­tract with you. With­out your per­son­al data, we can­not per­form the con­tract and pro­vide you with our services.

To rep­re­sent and defend the inter­ests of our clients.
We may have received your per­son­al infor­ma­tion in the con­text of one of the mis­sions entrust­ed to us by one of our clients. Your per­son­al data will only be processed to the extent that and for as long as this is nec­es­sary for the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of our client’s interests.

We process this infor­ma­tion based on our legit­i­mate inter­ests con­sist­ing in being able to car­ry out our mis­sions for our clients.

To keep you informed of our ser­vices and activ­i­ties and for direct mar­ket­ing
We process your per­son­al data to keep you informed of our activ­i­ties, for exam­ple, with our newslet­ter and legal updates, invi­ta­tions to sem­i­nars, work­shops or oth­er events.

To this end, we can process data such as your name, your job, your com­pa­ny name, your address, your e-mail address and your pre­ferred language.

We process this infor­ma­tion based on our legit­i­mate inter­ests to keep our prospects or clients informed of our activ­i­ties and ser­vices. You can object to this pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al infor­ma­tion at any time (see point 6).

To answer your ques­tions.
If you ask us a ques­tion by tele­phone, via a con­tact form on the Web­site or by e-mail, we will process your per­son­al data in order to answer that question.

For this, we can process data such as your name, your con­tact infor­ma­tion, your cor­re­spon­dence with Cresco, and any oth­er per­son­al data you pro­vide that may be rel­e­vant to answer­ing your question.

We process this infor­ma­tion based on our legit­i­mate inter­ests. You are free to choose to pro­vide us with your per­son­al data, and you object at any time (see point 6).

To make con­tact in the con­text of a selec­tion and recruit­ment process
When you apply for a job through the Web­site or by e-mail, we process your per­son­al data in order to con­tact you and to fol­low up your application.

For this, we can process data such as your name, your con­tact infor­ma­tion, your cor­re­spon­dence with Cresco, your resume, and oth­er doc­u­ments you pro­vide us with.

The pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data for this pur­pose is based on your request to take steps pri­or to enter­ing into a contract.

To com­ply with our legal and reg­u­la­to­ry oblig­a­tions.
If you are a client of Cresco, we have to com­ply with cer­tain legal and reg­u­la­to­ry oblig­a­tions such as with respect to anti-mon­ey laun­der­ing, KYC dec­la­ra­tions and sanc­tion checks. We must also com­ply with our tax and account­ing obligations.

For this, we can process data such as your name, your con­tact infor­ma­tion, your cor­re­spon­dence with Cresco and your finan­cial data.

The pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data for this pur­pose is based on the need for Cresco to respect a legal oblig­a­tion we need to com­ply with.

Han­dling our own dis­putes.
We may process your per­son­al infor­ma­tion to han­dle our own dis­putes and pro­tect and enforce our rights.

For this, we can process data such as your name, your con­tact infor­ma­tion, your cor­re­spon­dence with Cresco and your finan­cial data.

The pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data for this pur­pose is based on our legit­i­mate inter­ests con­sist­ing in being able to safe­guard our rights in the event of disputes.

4. Who has access to your per­son­al data?

Web­site Host­ing
Cresco makes use of Arte Sjok BV and Combell NV to man­age and host the Web­site. Cresco has entered into a pro­cess­ing agree­ment with such entities.

Cresco’s servers are locat­ed in Bel­gium and we will not trans­fer your per­son­al data to coun­tries out­side Bel­gium or the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area except (i) at your request, or (ii) to the extent nec­es­sary for the insti­tu­tion, exer­cise or sub­stan­ti­a­tion of a legal claim. In the con­text of the use of some soft­ware appli­ca­tions, per­son­al data may how­ev­er be tem­porar­i­ly trans­ferred to coun­tries out­side the Eco­nom­ic Euro­pean Area. In such a case, an ade­quate lev­el of pro­tec­tion is pro­vid­ed through the use of the Euro­pean Commission’s Stan­dard Clauses.

Google Tag Man­ag­er
Google Tag Man­ag­er is a tag man­age­ment sys­tem pro­vid­ed by Google that we use on our Web­site. The Google Tag Man­ag­er allows us to add code and oth­er snip­pets such as pix­els to our Web­site. Google is only pro­cess­ing your IP address as a proces­sor and accord­ing to the EU Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clauses.

Social media
Our Web­sites allows you to fol­low us on social media chan­nels, e.g., LinkedIn and Twit­ter. We do not use these but­tons to share your per­son­al infor­ma­tion with social media providers. When you click on a fol­low but­ton, the rel­e­vant social media provider will gath­er your per­son­al infor­ma­tion direct­ly from you. Please read the pri­va­cy notice of any social media provider with which you intend to share your per­son­al information.

Oth­er third par­ties
We may share your per­son­al infor­ma­tion with:

  • (sub)contractors for assist­ing us in ful­fill­ing the pur­pos­es list­ed above;
  • our accoun­tants, audi­tors, lawyers or sim­i­lar advis­ers when we ask them to pro­vide us with pro­fes­sion­al advice;
  • the bar author­i­ties, judi­cial, police or admin­is­tra­tive author­i­ties if we are under a duty to dis­close or share your per­son­al infor­ma­tion in order to com­ply with any legal oblig­a­tion, a bind­ing deci­sion of an admin­is­tra­tive author­i­ty or a court order;
  • investors and oth­er rel­e­vant third par­ties in in the event of a poten­tial sale or oth­er cor­po­rate trans­ac­tion relat­ed to Cresco.

Cresco will only share your per­son­al infor­ma­tion with these third par­ties pro­vid­ed that they com­ply with GDPR if thay act as inde­pen­dent con­trollers or based on a data pro­cess­ing agree­ment if they act as proces­sors. For a detailed list of these third par­ties, please con­tact us by e-mail at info@​crescolaw.​com, by post to Lange Kievit­straat 118 – 120, 2018 Antwer­pen (Bel­gium) or by phone at: +32 3 206 75 10.5.

How do we pro­tect your per­son­al data and how long do we keep your per­son­al data?

Cresco takes rea­son­able secu­ri­ty mea­sures to pro­tect your per­son­al data from destruc­tion, loss, mod­i­fi­ca­tion or any oth­er unau­tho­rised processing.

Cresco does not store your per­son­al data for longer than nec­es­sary for the pur­pos­es for which it is stored. If you would like to find out how long we keep your per­son­al infor­ma­tion for a par­tic­u­lar pur­pose you can con­tact us by e-mail at info@​crescolaw.​com, by post to Lange Kievit­straat 118 – 120, 2018 Antwer­pen (Bel­gium) or by phone at: +32 3 206 75 10.6.

What rights do you have and how can you exer­cise your rights?
  • You have the right to access your per­son­al data. This allows you to find out which per­son­al data we process about you.
  • You have the right to cor­rect your per­son­al data. This allows you to cor­rect or com­plete incor­rect or incom­plete per­son­al data that we process about you.
  • You have the right of dele­tion of your per­son­al data. This allows you to per­ma­nent­ly delete the per­son­al data we process about you. We are not always oblig­ed to delete your per­son­al data at your request — this right only applies in the cas­es and to the extent pro­vid­ed for by law.
  • You have the right to lim­it the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data relat­ing to you. This allows you to freeze our use of your per­son­al data with­out delet­ing it. We are not always oblig­ed to lim­it the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data at your request — this right only applies in the cas­es and to the extent pro­vid­ed for by law.
  • You have the right to object to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data. This allows you to object to the fur­ther pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data. We are not always oblig­ed to accept your objec­tion — this right only applies if we process your per­son­al data on the basis of our legit­i­mate interest.
  • You have the right to with­draw your con­sent when the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data takes place on the basis of your con­sent. With­draw­al of your con­sent does not affect the law­ful­ness of the pro­cess­ing based on con­sent before withdrawal.
  • You have the right to object to to cer­tain types of pro­cess­ing, on grounds relat­ing to your par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion, at any time inso­far as that pro­cess­ing takes place for the pur­pos­es of legit­i­mate inter­ests pur­sued by us or by a third par­ty. We will be allowed to con­tin­ue to process your per­son­al infor­ma­tion if we can demon­strate com­pelling legit­i­mate grounds for the pro­cess­ing which over­ride your inter­ests, rights and free­doms” or we need this for the estab­lish­ment, exer­cise or defence of legal claims. You can always object to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data for direct mar­ket­ing purposes.
  • You may have the right to data porta­bil­i­ty. This allows you to eas­i­ly trans­fer, copy or move per­son­al data from one con­troller to anoth­er. This right can only be exer­cised if the pro­cess­ing is based on your con­sent or on an agree­ment con­clud­ed with you.

You can direct your request based on the above rights and your com­plaints to info@​crescolaw.​com, by post to Lange Kievit­straat 118 – 120, 2018 Antwer­pen (Bel­gium) or by phone at: +32 3 206 75 10.

You also have the right to file a com­plaint with the super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty of the place where you live. For Bel­gium this is the Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Author­i­ty. It can be reached by mail at Rue de la Presse – Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brus­sels, by e-mail at the fol­low­ing address: contact@​apd-​gba.​be and by phone at: +32 2 247 48 00.

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