Privacy statement

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In making available its website and providing related services to its users, HVG Law in some cases is required to use personal data. A summary is given below of which data is used by HVG Law for which purposes and the measures it takes to protect your privacy. HVG Law recommends that you read this privacy statement prior to using the HVG Law website.

Furthermore, the HVG Law website is covered by the following disclaimer. HVG also recommends that you read this disclaimer prior to using the HVG Law website.

Who will use the personal data?

The partnership HVG Attorneys at Law & Civil-Law Notaries (also referred to as HVG Law) will be responsible for the use of the personal data in respect of the HVG Law website.

If HVG Law uses the services of firms with which it has a strategic alliance and/or other service providers, HVG Law - where necessary - will also provide your personal data to those other firms and/or service providers. The nature of the Internet in general and of the HVG Law website in particular means that your personal data might also be used outside of the European Union. To enable us to make available to you and provide you with the services referred to in this privacy statement, you will consent to the use of the personal data gathered on the HVG Law website and referred to in this privacy statement in countries outside of the European Union, and, where necessary, to the exchange of such data with other firms and/or service providers engaged by HVG Law.

Other than as described above, HVG Law will not sell, distribute or make available your personal data to third parties outside of its own organisation without your prior consent, unless obliged to do so under law, codes of conduct and professional practice or a court order.

What data will be used?

If you order publications, apply for a position, ask questions, make comments and/or make use of other services through the HVG Law website (hereinafter to be referred to jointly as 'the Services'), you may be required to provide certain personal data and/or you may provide this data on your own initiative. HVG Law will use this data for the purpose of:

  • making the HVG Law website available to its users;
  • making available to you and providing you with the Services offered on the HVG Law website;
  • optimising HVG Law's Services, whether provided via the HVG Law website or otherwise.

If you have submitted questions and/or comments by e-mail and/or requested other Services through the HVG Law website, HVG Law may use your personal data to contact you for the purpose of responding to those questions and/or comments and providing those Services.

HVG Law will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary for the purposes described above, unless this data is necessary for complying with a statutory retention obligation, or (if longer) after the retention period under the applicable code of conduct and professional practice has expired.

Use of cookies and log files

A 'cookie' is a small unit of information which can be passed to your browser while you are on the HVG Law website. In some cases, HVG Law uses cookies to ensure that use of the HVG Law website is as efficient as possible. If you do not want HVG Law to use cookies with your browser, the settings on your browser can be changed so that the cookies are deactivated. If you do not allow the use of cookies and have deactivated the cookies or arranged to have the cookies deactivated, this may have consequences for the ease of use of the HVG Law website.

The HVG Law website automatically generates log files that register the use by you and other users of the HVG Law website. HVG Law maintains user data, such as source addresses of pages requested, IP (internet protocol) addresses and domain names, dates and times of page requests, links from other websites and other parameters in the URLs (universal resource locators). These log files and data will be used, on an anonymous basis, for statistical purposes and for improving the Services offered via the HVG Law website.


HVG Law has put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place in order to safeguard your personal data against loss or any form of unlawful use. Those persons who, on behalf of HVG Law, have access to your personal data, have a confidentiality obligation - including that prescribed by the applicable code of conduct and professional practice.

Third party websites

HVG Law may include links to third party websites and these third parties or other parties present on these websites may gather information about you. HVG Law will not be responsible for the content of these websites or the actions of these third parties and other parties present on these websites. HVG Law recommends that you read their policies on the use of personal data.


If you have any questions and/or comments on the use of your personal data on the HVG Law website, please contact us via