Privacy policy

Privacy Policy


1. General

1.1. This is the Privacy & Cookie Statement of the First Lawyers website ( ). This Privacy & Cookie Statement provides information on the processing of personal data of visitors of the website by First Lawyers, based at Frankenslag 137, 2582 HH, The Hague.


1.2. This Privacy & Cookie Statement was adapted on 29 October 2014 and may be amended from time to time. Please check them periodically to inform yourself about any changes. 


1.3.   You can store or print the Privacy & Cookie Statement by using the buttons at the top of this page. 


2. Definitions

2.1. In this Privacy & Cookie Statement:

(a) “Personal data” means any data by which natural persons can be individually identified;

(b) “First Lawyers” means First Lawyers B.V. First Lawyers is a 100% Dutch company and exercises legal control and is responsible for the given set of personal data. Your personal data is stored in the EU. It is unlikely that you personal data will be processes outside the EEA-area. In any event of transfer to a country outside the EEA-area, the involved company will guarantee the application of the standard contractual clauses regarding data privacy process approved by the EU;

(c) “User(s)” means you, any User that visits our Website. Including the User that has given First Lawyers the assignment to get in touch;

(d) “Website” means 


3. When does this Privacy & Cookie Statement apply?

3.1. This Privacy & Cookie Statement is applicable to the processing by First Lawyers of all personal data of Users, during a Website visit, and also when Users decide to fill in a contact form and leave their data for a contact request. 


4. Who is responsible for you personal data? 

4.1. First Lawyers is the controller for the processing of your personal data. First Lawyers has notified its Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) in The Hague of its processing of personal data. The notification indicates what data are processed by First Lawyers and for what purpose, and to which persons or entities the data will be provided. For general information, please be referred to: 


5. For what purpose do we process your personal data?

(A) To administer your request for contact. 

5.1. When you choose to fill in a contact form on our Website, you need to provide personal data such as your name, a valid e-mail address or telephone number and any other information requested, so that we can contact you. These personal data enable us to administer your request and enable us to ensure the highest level of confidentiality and maintain the security. Upon contacting you, we will send you an e-mail with personal data or call you.


5.2. Which personal data do we process for this purpose?

For this purpose we process data regarding your personal information request such as your e-mail address, your name, your telephone number and the subject you would like to obtain more information about. When you fill in the form we might use your personal data for personal newsletters. At any time we send you a newsletter, you have the option to unsubscribe.


5.3. For what period do we retain you personal data for this purpose? 

We retain data regarding your personal data for as long as you request for information. When you unsubscribe, we will delete your personal data within two months. 


(B) For the technical and functional management and analysis of the Website

5.4. When you visit our Website, our Website manager processes a number of technical details associated with the use of the Website, so that we can provide their functionalities and generate usage statistics. These data allow them to manage the Websites, for instance by resolving any technical faults or improving accessibility to certain parts of the Websites. In turn, this allows us to ensure that you can reach the information on the Websites quickly and easily. We also use cookies for this purpose. 

5.5. Which personal data do we process for this purpose?
 For this purpose we process technical data such as the IP-address of your computer, the webpages you visit, the internet browser you are using, previous/subsequent website you visit and the duration of a visit or session.


5.6. For what period do we retain you personal data for this purpose? 

We retain technical data for a maximum period of one month.


6. Who has access to your personal data?

6.1. Our website manager has access to personal data for the services it provides. First Lawyers has taken the necessary contractual and organisational measures to ensure that the data are only processed insofar necessary to perform the services. Personal data will not be supplied to other parties, except when required by law.


7. Which cookies does First Lawyers use?

7.1. The Website uses cookies. Cookies are used to assist in collecting information associated with the use of the Website, such as which web pages are visited and the duration of a user session.


First Lawyers uses three types of cookies:

(i) Necessary cookies: these cookies are strictly necessary to offer the basic functionality of the Website and to remember your cookie settings.

(ii) Web Analytics cookies: First Lawyers will only use these cookies with your consent. If you have not consented to the use of such cookies, they will not be placed.

(iii) Cookies tailoring the website to your interests. First Lawyers will only use these cookies with your consent. If you have not consented to the use of such cookies, they will not be placed. These cookies remember which people you have visited on “Our team-page”, and which Expertise and News webpages you have visited most, so that your favourite legal areas can be shown on your “Welcome Back” homepage if your revisit the Website.


8. How to deal with links to other websites and social media?

8.1. You will find a number of links to other websites on the Website. Although we have selected these websites with care, we are not   responsible for processing of your personal data via these websites. First Lawyers Website Terms & Conditions and this Privacy & Cookie Statement do not apply to the use of such websites.

If you opt to share content of this Website via social media websites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter, then your personal data (such as your name and the fact that you have an interest in First Lawyers) will also be visible to the visitors to your personal web pages on these social media websites. The use of such websites is covered exclusively by the terms and conditions (including the privacy policy) of the social media websites. First Lawyers is not responsible for the data processing or privacy policies on such social media websites and First Lawyers User Terms & Conditions and this Privacy & Cookie Statement do not apply to the use of such websites either.


9. How are your personal data secured?

9.1. Your personal data are dealt with in strict confidentiality and First Lawyers has taken appropriate technical and organisational security measures against its loss or unlawful processing. For this, First Lawyers uses several security technologies including secure servers, firewalls as well as the physical security of the accommodation where the data are stored.


10. Contact information

10.1. If you get in touch with us via email ( or telephone (+31 70 306 00 33) we will use your personal data in order to reply and answer your question.

This Privacy & Cookie Statement is in both Dutch and English. In the event of any discrepancy between the Dutch and English versions, the Dutch version shall prevail.