GEVERS refers to the companies within the GEVERS Group (including GEVERS Legal SA/NV, GEVERS Patents SA/NV, GEVERS Belgium SA/NV, GEVERS & ORES SA, GEVERS SA, R-Port SA) and offers services within its mission of providing advice, assistance, representation and drafting documents to obtain, maintain, exercise and/or defend industrial property rights, ancillary rights and rights pertaining to all related questions which may arise during the drafting of various legal documents.
In order to guarantee our high-quality service, we collect and process personal data. This Privacy statement describes what this processing precisely entails.
The data we collect is stored in the files of GEVERS, , the data controller
We store your data for as long as required for the execution of your service contract.
Upon termination of your contract, we continue to store your data for a period of 5 years. This is to assist you more efficiently if new or supplementary requests arise within this period. We are also pleased to inform you about innovations on the market and how our services are evolving.
There are, of course, a number of legal obligations with regard tothe storing of data. This concernssuch things as contract terms and dates. In this regard, a mandatory period of 7 years applies in Belgium, 6 years in France and 10 years in Luxembourg. In case of a dispute, Belgium, France and Luxembourg stipulate that data must be stored for a period of 10 years after the termination of your service contract. This only concerns your contract, the accompanying invoices and any complaints submitted. Access to these data is restricted and used for this purpose only. Thereafter, this data will be deleted or anonymised.
If you have submitted an application for a job, but you were not selected, we will keep your data for no more than 4 weeks after the end of the application procedure. If you indicate that you wish to be kept informed of related positions, we will keep your data for up to 1 year.
We only pass your data on to third parties in the context of your service contract and/or to be able to carry out our assignment. Any such third parties work solely on our behalf to guarantee the service, for instance, our affiliated commercial partners. The passing of data is limited to this data they actually need to complete the task for which they have been designated. We ensure that they manage your data securely and respectfully and that contractual safeguards govern these transactions.
In the event of non-payment, your payment details and habits will be passed on to a recognised credit institution or debt collection agency, responsible for such follow-up.
The security of your personal data is a major priority for us. We use various security technologies and procedures to adequately protect your personal data against unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For instance, we store your personal data on computer systems with limited access and housed in secure buildings. We also ensure that only selected people have access to that specific data necessary to perform their duties.
You can exercise all these rights by contacting our Privacy Officer stated in point 10.
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We only use functional and analytical (statistical) cookies. These ensure that our website works properly.
Functional cookies are crucial for the proper functioning of the website, for instance, to remember you when you next log into your account and to remember your language.
Analytical cookies ensure that your user experience on our website can be improved, since they are based on the analysis of how visitors use our website (e.g. Google Analytics).
We do not use any advertising or tracking cookies on this website.
It may occur that this Privacy statement must be updated due to new services and/or new developments within our organisation, or because, for instance, new processing activities are introduced. At the very end of this document, you can find the date on which our Privacy statement was last updated.
Do you have a question, comment or complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by GEVERS or do you wish to exercise any of your rights? Then please contact our Privacy Officer at for Belgium and at for France and Luxembourg.
If you have a complaint, you can also contact the respective authority in your country.
France: Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), 3 Place de Fontenoy TSA 80715, 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07, France, +33 (0)1 53 73 22 22. https://www.cnil.fr/en/home
Luxembourg: Commission nationale pour la protection des données (CNPD), 1 Avenue du Rock’n’Roll, 4361 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, (+352) 26 10 60 -1. https://cnpd.public.lu/en.html
For your information: The information contained on this website is only intended for general information purposes. We are not responsible for the content of the websites to which we include links on our own website. More specifically, we are not responsible for the content and/or the Privacy statement on those websites.
Most recent update of the Privacy statement: 5 June 2019.