Privacy statement Watson Law

Watson Law B.V. (Watson Law) respects your personal data and ensures that the personal information provided to us or otherwise collected is treated confidentially. Personal data is all information about a person, which can directly or indirectly be used to identify them. With the following provisions, we aim to show our compliance with the measures imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in regard to the handling of personal data.


Watson Law processes personal data in order to be able to offer and improve our services and to be able to communicate with you as a data subject. To evaluate our services offering, we often make use of a third party. As a data subject you’re free to choose whether you’ll participate and leave your information for that purpose. You can also register with us for receiving a newsletter or other forms of communication from our team.


Purpose of the processing

Watson Law processes the below mentioned types personal data exclusively for the following purposes:


  • The provision of legal services, including the execution of an agreement and conducting legal proceedings
  • Advice, mediation and reference
  • To meet legal and statutory requirements
  • Marketing and communication activities
  • Recruitment and selection of job applications


Types of personal data

Watson Law processes the following types or categories of personal data collected for the benefit of the service or otherwise willingly submitted by the data subject:


  • Name, address and residence details
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Bank account number
  • Chamber of Commerce registration number
  • Copy of personal identification document


The aforementioned personal data is processed by Watson Law because it has been provided by you, the data subject, on your own initiative or in the context of our service or has been made available to us through a third party, including counterparties or public services providers.


Basis of processing personal data

Watson Law processes the abovementioned personal data solely on the basis of the grounds mentioned below, as referred to in Article 6 of the GDPR:


  • Legal obligations
  • Execution of an agreement
  • Consent of the data subject
  • Legitimate interest


Sharing personal data with third parties

Watson Law only shares your personal data with third parties insofar as necessary for the provision of services and with due attention to the abovementioned principles. This includes the commissioning of an expertise investigation or the inclusion of a third party, such as an IT supplier, necessary for the fulfillment of our services or in regard to legal proceedings or correspondence with counterparties.


In addition, Watson Law may provide personal data to a third party, such as a supervisor or another public authority, to the extent provided by law.


With third parties processing your personal data on behalf of Watson Law, a processing agreement is concluded whereby the third party is also legally obliged to comply with the GDPR. Third parties engaged by Watson Law, offering services as controller, are solely responsible to comply with the GDPR for the further processing of personal data. The inclusion of an accountant, a notary or other third party can be considered for the benefit of a second expert opinion.


Security storage of personal data

Watson Law attaches great importance to the security and protection of your personal data and, with regard to the state of the art, ensures adequate technical and organizational measures have been put in place to ensure an elevated level of security. In cases where we make use of the services offered by third parties, such as IT suppliers, Watson Law will establish the necessary safeguards about adequate security measures taken by third parties.


Storage period

Watson Law does not store personal data that is processed for longer than is necessary for the aforementioned processing purposes or longer than required by law and regulation.


Exercising your rights as a data subject

In case of inquiries, you can send us (via the contact details listed below) a request for access, rectification, erasure or transfer of personal data or withdrawal of your previously given consent for data processing. Within four weeks, you will receive further notice from us in regard to your inquiry.


There may be circumstances where Watson Law is not (fully) able to cater to your personal data request. This may include cases of confidentiality or other statutory-imposed obligations.


In order to ensure that we provide the relevant personal information to the right person in a request case, we ask the requesting data subject for a valid identification document (ID, driving license, passport) to verify their identity. Watson Law only handles requests in regard to your own personal data.


Website and social media

The Watson Law website Watson Law includes buttons and/or links to promote or share web pages on social media networks or third party websites such as Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Watson Law does not supervise and is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by and through such third parties. The use of these platforms is therefore at your own risk. Before making use of any of their services, it is advisable to first read the third parties’ respectable privacy statements.



Watson Law retains website(s) usage data for statistical purposes. The personal data collected this way is in principle anonymous and is not sold to any third parties by Watson Law.


In order to increase the availability of our website(s), we use the so-called ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone during your visit to our website(s). You can refuse using cookies at any time, but bear in mind this might limit the functionality and ease of use of our website(s).


The Watson Law website uses Google Analytics Cookies to track users’ behavior, general trends and to obtain reports. This helps us improve our website(s) functionality. Google may provide this information to third parties if it is legally obliged to do so or insofar third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using the Watson Law website(s) you consent to the processing of the information by Google in a manner adhering to the aforementioned purposes. Cookies are also placed when you use the buttons and/or links, as specified above under Social Media. Watson Law does not influence the placing and use of cookies by those third parties.


Adaptation of the privacy statement

Watson Law retains the right to change the content of this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Amendments to the statement are made available on our website. It is therefore advisable to regularly consult our website for changes.


Questions & contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding the processing of your personal data and this privacy statement, please contact us. The contact details are shown below.


Current version of this privacy statement was adopted on June 6, 2018.


Watson Law B.V.

Willem-Jan Smits

Stationsplein 8

5211 AP ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The Netherlands

Chamber of Commerce: 70595119


* Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), here for full text.