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PETILLION is committed to protect the privacy and personal data of users of its website.
Personal data and information may be collected in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and the Belgian Act of 30 July 2018 on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data. Petillion aims to keep the collection of personal data to a minimum.
Users can browse all non-restricted parts of the website without the need to disclose personal data to PETILLION. In order to view certain restricted areas of the website, users may be required to provide PETILLION with identification data. PETILLION will only use this data for identification, communication and client management purposes. PETILLION acts as controller for any personal information processed in relation to the use of this website. Processed information will not be used for purposes other than communication, client relations website management, engagement and analytics purposes. PETILLION will not disclose or transfer personal data to third parties.
PETILLION is committed to comply with the rules on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing laid down in EU Directive 2015/849 and the Belgian law of 18 September 2017.
In accordance with these regulations, our lawyers are required to take precautions when conducting specific tasks or transactions for their clients, namely when they are asked to:
i) Assist a client in the preparation or performance of transactions in relation to:
- The purchase or sale of real estate or companies;
- The management of a client’s money, securities or other assets;
- The opening or management of a client’s bank-, savings or securities account
- The organisation of asset contribution necessary for the establishment, exploitation or management of companies;
- The establishment, exploitation or management of fiduciaries or trusts, companies, foundations or comparable entities.
ii) Act in the name of and for the account of the client in any financial transaction or transaction of real estate.
In such instances, the necessary precautions include the verification of the identity of the client, their agent(s) and/or ultimate beneficial owner(s) (UBO). This verification requires that documentary proof of identity is collected and retained by PETILLION before and during client relations, and up to ten years after the ending of the relations. In case a potential client does not cooperate in the provision of identification information and proof, PETILLION is not allowed to act for or enter into business relations with the person or entity.
Other anti-money laundering commitments of PETILLION, such as regarding its internal organisation, persistent duty of vigilance and notification obligations are conducted in accordance with PETILLION’s anti-money laundering policy.