Apart from the first free advice via this site, by e-mail or by phone, we charge a base rate of 100.00 EUR, excluding VAT, per NET billable hour. We give an estimate of the total cost.
The fees can be adjusted to a higher rate or a certain percentage of the value of the case, depending on the result of the advice or the procedure. NET billable hours do not include waiting at the Court, travel time, or the many small breaks specific to the profession of a lawyer. Apart from billable hours (in a given case) there are general hours. General hours pertain to study and training, office administration and organisation, short and free advice (by telephone), and representation.
In addition to this hourly rate there are still some administration costs (per fax, letter, ...) at the usual flat rates.
Services Act: should you have any complaints, then you can contact the President of the Bar Association of Leuven, cf. www.balieleuven.be, where you will also find more information on our (insurance against) professional liability.
Organization: Geerts & Vanderveeren FV, established in Frederik Lintsstraat, 57, 3000 Leuven, is responsible for the processing of personal data as shown in this privacy statement.
Responsible Data Protection Officer:Lawyer handling your case, Koenraad Geerts or Philippe Vanderveeren
Personal data that we process: Geerts & Vanderveeren FV processes your personal data because of our legally defined powers and obligations , because you use our services and / or because you (have) provided them to us.
Below you will find an overview of the personal data that we (possibly) process:
- First and last name-
Sex- Date of birth- Birthplace- Address data- Telephone number- E-mail address- IP address-
Other personal data that you actively provide, for example by creating a profile on this website, in correspondence and by telephone
- Location data
- Information about your activities on our website
- Data about your surfing behavior across different websites (for example because this company is part of an advertising network)
- Bank account numberSpecial and / or sensitive personal data that we process. 
Geerts & Vanderveeren FV processes (possibly) the following special and / or sensitive personal data of you:
- criminal history, facts or convictions
- details of persons younger than 16 years of age
- personal data evidencing racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership, and processing of genetic data, biometric data for the unique identification of a person, or data on health, or data with regard to a person's sexual behavior or sexual orientation.
For which purpose and on what basis we process personal data: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV processes your personal data for the following purposes:
- to comply with the legal obligation imposed on the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV;
- to look after the vital interests of you or another natural person;
- for the performance of a task in the public interest or a task in the context of the exercise of public authority that is (possibly) assigned to the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV;
- for the protection of the legitimate interests of the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV or third parties ;
- processing for archiving in the public interest, scientific or historical research or statistical purposes;
- The handling of your (possible) payments- Sending our newsletters and (eventual) advertising messages
- Being able to call or e-mail you if this is necessary to be able to perform our services;- Inform you about changes to our services and products;
- Offer you the possibility to create an account;
- To deliver goods and services to you;
- The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV also processes personal data if we are legally obliged to do so, such as data that we need for our tax return;
Automated decision-making: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV does not take decisions based on automated processing about matters that can have (significant) consequences for people.
This is about decisions that are made by computer programs or systems, without a human being (for example an employee of Geerts & Vanderveeren FV) among them. 
Geerts & Vanderveeren FV uses the following computer programs or systems: Microsoft Office
How long we store personal data: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV does not store your personal data any longer than is strictly necessary to realize the purposes for which your data is collected.We use the following retention periods for the following (categories) of personal data: 8 years for tax reasons.Sharing of personal data with third parties: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV does not sell your data to third parties and only provides this if this is necessary for the implementation of our legal obligations and powers or the agreement with you.We enter into a processing agreement with companies that process your data on our behalf to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data (unless these are themselves AVG / GDPR compliant).The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV remains responsible for these processes.
The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV would also like to point out that you have the option of submitting a complaint to the national regulator. This is possible via the following contact details:
Commission for the protection of privacy
Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels32
(0) 2 274 48 0032 (0) 2 274 48 35 commission (at) privacycommission.be
 See here: Article 488 Judicial Code and further, and in particular Article 495 Judicial Code. Articles 8, 9 and 10 of the General Data Protection Regulation define different categories of special and / or sensitive data: Including the processing of data from minors, criminal data or the processing of personal data of racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, or membership of a union, and processing of genetic data, biometric data for the unique identification of a person, or data on health, or data relating to a person's sexual behavior or sexual orientation.
 In accordance with the mandate of the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV, these are primarily the legal profession and the litigant.
 In accordance with Article 35 of the General Regulations