Privacy policy


This is the privacy policy of law firm BV Markato-Law with registered office at Blijde Inkomststraat 22, 3000 Leuven and registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under the number 0778.916.136.

This privacy policy can be consulted at any time under the "privacy policy" section of our website. Markato-Law nevertheless reserves the right to modify it at any time and we encourage you to consult it regularly. This privacy policy does not cover the privacy policies of third parties.

This Privacy Policy is subject to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data replacing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation "GDPR") and all other applicable legislation concerning the protection of privacy and the processing of personal data.


Processing of personal data

Markato-Law is responsible for processing, and therefore liable for, your personal data and/or data of others provided by you or on your behalf.

Markato-Law's employees and/or appointees as well as service providers it engages who have access to the personal data of its clients and/or their counterparties, if any, are also required to comply with the GDPR.

Legal basis

Personal data are processed by Markato-Law on the basis of:

  • an agreement with Markato-Law in the context of handling a file;
  • an informed and unambiguous prior consent that you can withdraw at any time;
  • a legal obligation;
  • a legitimate interest of Markato-Law.


Purposes of the processing of personal data

Markato-Law processes the necessary personal data

  • for providing legal assistance and/or representation, as well as client administration, registration and invoicing;
  • to provide information relating to its activities and the activities of third parties that are deemed useful for the addressee;
  • to answer any questions people may have when contacting Markato-Law by phone, email or other means;
  • to contact persons in the context of a selection and recruitment procedure.

Personal data shall not be further processed in a way incompatible with those purposes.

Personal data being processed

Markato-Law may request, collect and process any identification data, financial and administrative data, as well as legal data useful for the purposes mentioned above and/or any other information provided by you.

The provider of the personal data guarantees to Markato-Law that this personal data is complete and accurate and that he is entitled to transfer it.

Passing on personal data to third parties

Markato-Law guarantees that it will not pass on personal data to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation or a legitimate interest to do so.

Markato-Law may use third parties to perform specific activities (e.g., website hosting, other ICT purposes, etc.). Markato-Law always makes the necessary arrangements with these third parties to ensure the security of your personal data.

Rights of the person whose personal data are processed by Markato-Law

The Privacy legislation gives the persons concerned a number of rights with regard to their personal data. Everyone has the right, free of charge:

1) access and receive a copy of their own personal data;

2) to have their own personal data corrected in the event of errors;

3) de faire effacer leurs propres données personnelles si:

  • they are no longer necessary for the aforementioned purposes;
  • the consent given is withdrawn and there is no other legal basis for processing these personal data
  • the person himself objects to the processing of this personal data and there is no other legal basis for the processing of this personal data
  • these personal data have been unlawfully processed
  • there is a legal obligation to delete these personal data

4) have the processing of their own personal data restricted;

5) request that their own personal data be transferred to a third party;

6) object to the processing of their own personal data, in particular the processing for direct marketing purposes;

7) withdraw the own consent on the basis of which Markato-Law may process personal data. However, the withdrawal of such consent shall not have retroactive effect. It does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

8) to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority if the person concerned believes that the processing of his/her own personal data is in breach of the Privacy Act. The Data Protection Authority can be contacted at Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels or contact@apd-gba.be. contact@apd-gba.be

To exercise one of the above rights, a written, dated and signed request, with proof of identity, should be sent in advance to BV Markato-Law, Blijde Inkomststraat 22, 3000 Leuven, Belgium or by e-mail to advocaten@markato-law.be.

The Privacy legislation may impose conditions on the exercise of any of the above rights.

Method of storage, duration of storage and security of personal data

Markato-Law retains personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined above. Personal data is retained by Markato-Law or, where applicable, by third parties engaged by Markato-Law for this purpose.

Markato-Law takes all necessary technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against destruction, loss, alteration or unlawful processing.

The transmission and storage of personal data is never without risk and, consequently, Markato-Law cannot be held liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of the unlawful use of your personal data by third parties.