COUNSEL processes personal data.

The legal basis upon which personal data are processed by COUNSEL are:

  • the legitimate interests pursued by COUNSEL in:
    • prospecting and animating;
    • managing its existing and prospective clients;
    • organizing, registering and inviting existing and prospective clients to events.
  • the implementation of contractual or pre-contractual measures when data processing is aiming at:
    • producing, managing, and following up CLIENT’s files;
    • debt Recovery.
  • compliance with the statutory and regulatory obligations when data processing is aiming at:
    • the prevention of and fight against money laundering and terrorist financing;
    • billing;
    • accounting.

COUNSEL retains the data only for as long as needed for their processing and in accordance with applicable regulations.

The data are kept throughout the entire length of the contractual relationship plus 3 years for animating and prospection purposes, without prejudice of COUNSEL obligation to retain the data for legal or prescription matters. For prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, the data are kept during a period of 5 years after the termination of the contractual relationship with CLIENT. For accounting purposes, the data are kept during a period of 5 years starting from the closing day of the accounting year.

Prospects data are kept for no longer than 3 years after their last participation or registration to the COUNSEL’s events.

In accordance with the French Law “Informatique et libertés” dated 6 January 1978 relating to data processing, data files and personal rights and that of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have the right to access, correct or ask for the transfer or the deletion of their personal data.

They also have the right at all times to object to the processing of their personal data if there are compelling legitimate grounds relating to their particular situation.

They also have the right to define the general and particular guidelines under which the above-mentioned rights shall be exercised after their death.

Any queries concerning the processing of personal data shall be addressed by e-mail at or by mail at LUZELLANCE Avocats, 5/7 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Pariswith a signed copy of the requester’s ID. 

The persons concerned have the right to lodge a complaint before the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (i.e. the CNIL) via their website: .