This privacy statement informs you on how De Groote – De Man handles the personal data of clients and/or visitors to our website.

De Groote – De Man is the commercial designation of the BVBA (private limited company) Advocatenkantoor Patrick De Groote, BCE/KBO no. 878.001.735, with registered office at Heernislaan 91, 9000 GENT, VAT no. BE0878.001.735.

De Groote – De Man will treat the personal data of the client and/or visitor in accordance with the valid laws and regulations on the protection of privacy for natural persons, particularly the Law of 8 December 1992, and its implementing decrees.

By visiting the website, contacting De Groote – De Man or becoming a client of De Groote – De Man, the client and/or visitor indicates acceptance of this privacy statement.

For more information on data processing, please see:

Purpose of the data processing

De Groote – De Man collects and processes data from clients and/or visitors for the following purposes:

  • assessing and accepting (potential) clients, establishing and executing contracts with involved parties and processing transactions;
  • conducting (targeted) marketing activities in order to initiate a relationship with a target and/or to maintain or expand a relationship with a client and/or visitor, on the condition that the (potential) client explicitly agrees;
  • compliance with statutory obligations.

Sharing data

De Groote – De Man is a law firm, the associated lawyers and employees of which are subject to professional secrecy. For certain transactions, De Groote – De Man will call upon external service providers, who are therefore subject to strict conditions with regard to access to the personal details of clients and/or visitors. De Groote – De Man does not share any information on clients and/or visitors or their case files with third parties.


The client and/or visitor is entitled to access and revise or rectify his personal data at any time.

This can be done by submitting a written request, together with a copy of their identification and/or documentation to

The client and/or visitor can at any time, free of charge, oppose the processing of his/her personal data for marketing purposes.


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