User terms and conditions and privacy policy

1. About Everest Advocaten (Lawyers)

This web site is owned by the co-operative society with limited liability CVBA Everest Advocaten G&B (hereinafter: EVEREST ADVOCATEN), with its headquarters at Bollebergen 2A  Bus 20, 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde.

The company number of EVEREST ADVOCATEN is 0843.239.014.

All services provided by EVEREST ADVOCATEN are subject to its general terms and conditions.

By accessing and using the web site, you explicitly accept the user terms and conditions and privacy policy of EVEREST ADVOCATEN.

2. Intellectual ownership rights

The content of this web site and the illustrations shown on it, page design, data provided, texts, images, and software used in connection with the web site are protected by intellectual ownership rights which belong to EVEREST ADVOCATEN or third parties with which EVEREST ADVOCATEN has contractual agreements in that regard.

This web site or parts of it may be copied only for personal use. Copying, storing, or distributing this web site or parts of it for any other reason is not permitted without the prior written consent of EVEREST ADVOCATEN.

3. Limitation of liability

The information on the web site is of a general nature. EVEREST ADVOCATEN makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate, and up to date. Despite those efforts, inaccuracies can occur in the information provided. EVEREST ADVOCATEN is not obliged to keep the information up to date. If you have a specific legal question, you should contact one of our suitably qualified lawyers to obtain appropriate legal advice.

EVEREST ADVOCATEN gives no guarantees for the correct operation of the web site and cannot be held liable in any way whatsoever for the malfunctioning or temporary or permanent unavailability of the web site or for any form of damage which could arise directly or indirectly from access to, or use of, the web site. The content of the site (including links) can be taken off-line, modified, changed, or supplemented completely or in part at any time without announcement or notification.

EVEREST ADVOCATEN cannot be held liable under any circumstances towards anyone at all for any direct or indirect loss ascribed to the use of this site or information provided on this site or of another site to which this site is linked. EVEREST ADVOCATEN cannot be held liable under any circumstances for consequential loss, loss of profit, work interruptions, damage to programmes or other data on the computer system, or for damage to apparatus, software, or other assets of the user.

4. Links

The web site may contain hyperlinks to web sites or pages of third parties or refer to them indirectly. Placing links to those web sites or pages in no way implies an implicit approval of their content.

EVEREST ADVOCATEN declares explicitly that it has no control over the content or other features of those web sites. It cannot be held liable under any circumstances for damage ascribed to the content or features of those sites.

5. Communication policy

Electronic communications, including any attached files, which are sent from EVEREST ADVOCATEN are confidential and may be protected by a duty of professional confidentiality. If you are not the intended recipient of an electronic message, please inform EVEREST ADVOCATEN of this mistake and remove the message from your system.

The security and reliability of electronic communication cannot be guaranteed. EVEREST ADVOCATEN cannot be held liable for this in any way whatsoever. Outgoing and received electronic communication may be checked for compliance with the internal guidelines of  EVEREST ADVOCATEN and in order to safeguard the business interests of EVEREST ADVOCATEN. Files with received electronic communication may be shared by the recipient with employees of EVEREST ADVOCATEN. Files with electronic communication may be stored in the records system by EVEREST ADVOCATEN for internal purposes and for the compliancy of the applicable legislation.

6. Privacy statement

EVEREST ADVOCATEN takes your privacy very seriously and therefore observes the ‘act of 8 December 1992 regarding personal privacy and personal data protection’ and the ‘act of 13 June 2005 regarding electronic communication’.

All personal data collected by EVEREST ADVOCATEN is processed in accordance with the applicable legislation.

The EVEREST ADVOCATEN web site makes use of cookies. This is done solely to attune the web site better to the needs of returning visitors and to collect statistical data regarding the use of the web site. EVEREST ADVOCATEN never uses cookies for advertising purposes. Your Internet browser enables you to restrict the use of cookies, receive a warning if a cookie is installed, or remove cookies from your hard drive. For this purpose you should consult the help function of your Internet browser.

The following cookies are installed when you visit this web site:

  • First-party cookies
  • Third-party cookies

Furthermore, EVEREST ADVOCATEN can collect anonymous or aggregate data such as the type of browser or IP address, the time of the request, the driver programme which you use or the domain name of the web site via which you reached our web site or via which you leave our web site. This is done for the purposes of statistical analyses of visit and browsing habits on the web site. This also makes it possible for us to optimise the web site permanently for users.

EVEREST ADVOCATEN also makes use of Google Analytics in order to record how users use the web site and how effective our Ad-word adverts are in Google search results pages. This information (including your IP address) is transferred to, and stored by, Google on servers in the United States of America. Read the Google privacy policy and the Google Analytics privacy policy.

7. Contact details

If you have any questions about these user terms and conditions, you can contact us by e-mail on info@everest-law.be.

8. Applicable law and authorised law courts

This web site is governed by Belgian law.

In the event of a dispute with EVEREST ADVOCATEN, only the law courts in the province of East Flanders, Ghent judicial division, are authorised to adjudicate.