Privacy policy

At Merit Attorneys & Advisors we take your privacy seriously. Therefore we want to be open about how we collect and use the information of visitors, like yourself, to our web site. By using this site, you consent to the following terms.

What we collect. You may visit this web site and learn more about Merit Attorneys & Advisors anonymously. The data that we regularly collect in this respect (e.g., browser type, pages accessed, duration of visit, etc.) does not enable us to identify you. We also collect your IP address, but this information generally does not directly reveal your identity. Your IP address merely reveals the name of your access provider or company network. We collect personally identifiable information about you only if you voluntarily provide your e-mail address to us by registering for our newsletter or when you request further information from us or wish to render our services.

How we use it. If you choose to provide us with your e-mail address or other (indirect) personally identifiable information, we will only use such information to send you our newsletter or to respond to your inquiry and when we render our services. When you unsubscribe from our newsletter your e-mail address will be deleted from our files. When our services are rendered we will maintain the records for the duration required by law and the rules and regulations of the Netherlands Bar Association. If, in the future, we undergo any sort of corporate reorganization, we may need to transfer your personally identifiable information to the surviving entity. We will also disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will never submit your personally identifiable information to third parties for whatever purpose, including but not limited to direct marketing purposes. Should you wish to be informed on your personal data that we have on file and / or wish your personal data to be altered or removed, please write to us at Merit Attorneys & Advisors, P.O. Box 75395, 1070 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands and we will inform you within a reasonable term.

Google Analytics. Merit Attorneys & Advisors may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) or other providers. These providers use “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help Merit Attorneys & Advisors analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by the provider on servers in the United States or elsewhere. The provider will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for Merit Attorneys & Advisors and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The provider may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on the provider's behalf. The provider will not associate your IP address with any other data held by such provider. We choose providers, such as Google Analytics, that abide by the Safe Harbor privacy principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Ministry of Trade. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Links. For your convenience, we have provided links to certain third party web sites, including but not limited to some of Merit Attorneys’s clients. If you choose to visit a third party's site, please be aware that the third party's privacy policy, and not Merit Attorneys & Advisors', will govern your activities and any information you disclose while visiting the third party's site.

Security. Because any personally identifiable information you submit to Merit Attorneys & Advisors online is purely voluntary and should not be of a particularly sensitive nature, we employ our standard security measures and do not use special encryption methods at this time other than SSL. For more information about communicating with Merit Attorneys & Advisors and the use of this web site, please refer to our disclaimer.

Policy Changes. Merit Attorneys & Advisors reserves the right to change this privacy policy, and will post any revisions on this web site. Your continued use of this Web site will be subject to the then-current privacy policy.

Questions and Updates. If you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy practices, or you wish to update or correct any personally identifiable information that you have chosen to provide to us, please feel free to contact us by e-mail.