BASE Advocaten - The Litigation Firm

Privacy statement


BASE Advocaten B.V. (BASE) is responsible for the administration of various personal data. A description of which personal data are processed and how BASE handles them is provided below.

This privacy statement was most recently updated on 15 May 2018. BASE reser-ves the right to unilaterally amend this statement or to add to it. You are therefore advised to consult this privacy statement on a regular basis. In the event of signi-ficant changes to BASE's policy with respect to privacy, a clear notification will be posted on our website.

In addition to this privacy statement, BASE also refers to its cookie statement.

1. Personal data processed by BASE
BASE processes personal data which have been provided to BASE by you as a visitor to the BASE website (, as an applicant or as a (po-tential) client, relation, supplier or counterparty to BASE. BASE could furthermore possibly process personal data not provided by yourself, but which are required for the instigation, performance or substantiation of a legal claim. Only personal data that are sufficient, relevant and are limited to what is necessary to achieve the intended objectives will be processed. BASE will not use the obtained personal data for any other purpose than for which they are obtained.

It concerns the following personal data:

  • contact details and other personal data necessary to handle your or a file / matter;
  • contact details as filled out on the BASE website;
  • contact details provided at acquisition meetings, introductions, seminars and other events;
  • personal data made available through public sources or that have been obtained from the Trade Register’s Chamber of Commerce and from the land register;
  • personal data in relation to an application, such as your contact details, date of birth, nationality, marital status and other information mentioned in or at your application.

Contact details are understood to mean:

  • your first and last name;
  • your address;
  • your telephone number;
  • your email address.

2. Grounds for processing
BASE will only process personal data if and insofar at least one of the following conditions is met:

  1. the person involved has given permission to process his personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  2. processing is necessary for the execution of an agreement to which the invol-ved person is a party, or in order to take measures prior to the conclusion of an agreement, at the request of the involved person;
  3. processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation of the person processing the data;
  4. processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the involved person or of another private person;
  5. processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task of general interest or of a task in relation to the performance of public authority delegated to the person processing the data;
  6. processing is necessary for the representation of the legitimate interests of the person processing the data or of a third person, except when the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the involved party requiring the protec-tion of the personal data outweigh those interests, in particular if the involved party is a minor.

3. Purpose of processing
BASE processes personal data for the purpose of the execution of the agreement under which you have ordered BASE to provide our legal services. Depending on the content of your assignment / case, personal data and possibly personal data of other persons are processed for the benefit or handling your case/assignment. Your data is furthermore used for the purpose of providing you with information, maintaining contacts (for example in relation to news letters and invitations to events), sending invoices, applications and in relation to the fulfilment of legal obligations.

As soon as personal data are used for another purpose than what they were obtai-ned for, a new assessment of the legal grounds for such processing will be car-ried out. If such legal ground is lacking, permission will be requested (again).

It may occur in certain situations that BASE shares your personal data with third parties, for example because it is necessary for handling your case (for example in relation to legal proceedings). Personal data will not be shared with third parties for commercial purposes. It may however be the case that contact details of at-tendees are exchanged at events.

4. Retention periods 
Principally, personal data will not be retained any longer than necessary for the purpose of processing or to fulfil a legal obligation. When the applicable retention period has lapsed, the concerned data will be destroyed.

5. Rights of the involved person
Anyone is entitled to view, correct or delete his personal information. Aside from that, any person has the right to withdraw his permission for the proces-sing of data or to object to the processing of his personal data by BASE. In addition thereto, anyone has the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send your personal data processed by us in a computer file to you or to another organization, identified by you. Please note that BASE will have to verify in advance that such a request is indeed made by the involved person.

Any request to view, correct, delete, transfer of your personal data or a request to withdraw your permission or any objection to the processing of your personal data can be sent to

For the sake of completeness it must be noted that the right to have personal data deleted does not apply if processing is necessary for the instigation, execution or substantiation of a legal claim.

If you feel that BASE is not handling your personal data correctly, we request that you contact us. Of course, you may also file a complaint with the national regula-tor, the Authority for Personal Data ("Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens").

6. Sending data abroad 
In the event that personal data are sent abroad, it will be verified that there are sufficient guarantees within the framework of the protection of personal data. Wit-hin the European Union, the level of data protection is equal. Therefore, whenever personal data are transferred to an organization within the EU (and the EEA), it suffices that the concerned organization meets the requirements of the AVG. There are different rules for the transfer of personal data to countries outside of the EU. The principle rule applied by BASE is that personal data may only be sent to countries that apply an adequate level of protection.

7. Security of personal data
BASE takes the protection of personal data very seriously and takes suitable measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, undesirable data disclore and unauthorized changes. Aside from the technical measures (security of sys-tems) this also means that BASE takes organizational measures, including infor-ming its employees on the AVG, subjecting all its employees to an obligation to respect confidentiality and striving towards a clean desk policy. The group of persons having access to the data is kept as limited as possible.

If you have the impression that your data are not protected properly or you have reason tot suspect abuse, please contact BASE.

8. Processors 
A processor within the meaning of the AVG, when processing personal data, acts on the instruction of the person responsible for processing data, but he does not directly come under the authority of that person. BASE may make use of proces-sors (such as, for example, our ICT service providers) in processing your personal data. In that case, BASE will conclude a processing agreement that meets the legal requirements.

9. Contact details
The authority responsible for processing data is BASE Advocaten B.V., established at Zeemansstraat 7, 3016 CN Rotterdam. You can reach us at 010 2759911 or by email at

Recently updated on 18-05-2018.

The Litigation firm

Solving your problem, so that you can continue with your business. That is what it is all about. It is our profession and our passion to make a business dispute or employment dispute manageable and to solve it. Sometimes we are able to do this by staying invisible by casebuilding the best file possible for and together with you behind the scenes. Being diplomatic where possible and aggressive where needed. And sometimes, full-on litigating is unavoidable. Because limits have been reached, because the other party remains unwilling to come to a constructive amicable solution, or because it may be important for your market reputation to draw a line.

Tailor-made service is key in the handling of each case. Because we are doing it together, lawyer and client. We invest in the mutual cooperation and we look in depth at your company and your market. BASE makes clear choices out of strength, because we only want to do what we are really good at and because you are simply counting on added-value. Therefor our practice focuses on Corporate & Commercial Litigation and Employment law.


Corporate & Commercial Litigation

At BASE Advocaten we practice the litigation- and dispute resolution practice at the highest level. We advise and assist domestic- and foreign clients in their vital business disputes. Disputes within the company, directors’ liability, shareholders disputes, disputes concerning commercial contracts, acting against (or for) financial institutions about duty of care-disputes and professional liability disputes. These are just some examples. Click below for further information.

Read more

Employment law

BASE Advocaten provides topspecialists in Employment law. We act on behalf of employers (both domestic and foreign), individual directors/employees, and works councils. On a daily basis we advise and litigate on matters regarding (for example) the termination of employment, reorganizations, employment terms and conditions, disciplinary measures, employee participation and employer’s liability. Click below for further information.

Read more


Partner of
logo Erasmus
Friend of
logo Sophia Kinderziekenhuis
Privacy statement - BASE Advocaten
We use cookies to improve your experience on our website, for statistical purposes, and to give you access to our social media.
By using this website or by clicking 'agree', you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept cookies Reject cookies