This is the privacy statement of the Equal Justice Equal Pay Foundation (hereafter: “the Foundation” or “we”) (Chamber of Commerce registration: 86307835), established in Amsterdam, visiting address (4125 RD), Hoef en Haag at the Notaris appelpad 9.The Foundation values privacy and is committed to the protection of the personal data of members of the Support Group .
The Foundation represents the interests of seafarers or former seafarers (the “Support Group”) who suffer, have suffered and/or run risk of suffering damages caused by ship owners or their related entities, including manning agencies (collectively, the “Ship owners”). The Foundation may initiate legal proceedings and/or settlement negotiations on behalf of the Support Group against Ship owners and/or will try to conclude settlements with Ship owners.
The foundation, among others, represents (former) citizens of the Republic of the Philippines or the Republic of Indonesia who were employed directly or indirectly on a ship or ships registered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands at rates of pay and/or under conditions which were discriminatory.
This privacy statement describes how the Foundation processes your personal data and which rights you have. The Foundation is the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data described in this privacy statement. All personal data is collected, processed and secured in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Questions or remarks concerning the processing of personal data by the Foundation can be directed to the board of the Foundation, at Privacy@seafarersclaim.com.
A pdf version of this privacy statement, to save or print, can be downloaded here
The Foundation processes the personal data from:
The Foundation processes, inter alia, the following personal data of members of the Support Group:
We promote our cause to potential Support Group members through social media. To this end we process:
The Foundation processes your data for the following purposes:
Purpose and legal basis
Participation - To process your participation to the claim (if you enter into an Agreement and Deed of Assignment, Exclusive Mandate and Power of Attorney with the Foundation)
Legal basis: performance of the contract with you (and fulfillment of a legal obligation regarding tax and administrative obligations)
Claim handling - Representation of the interest of members of the Support Group against the Ship owners in and out of court.
Legal basis: the performance of the contract with you and to comply with our legal obligation to keep financial/fiscal records
Legal basis: To comply with our (legal) obligations to establish the identity of participants.
Communication Corresponding with you regarding our activities
Legal basis: the performance of the contract with you (and consent for sending the newsletter).
Legal basis: Our legitimate interest in preventing fraud
To protect the Foundation’s interests
Legal basis: our legitimate interest in protecting our position
Legal basis: The performance of the contract with you
Legal basis: our legitimate interest in improving our website and measures communications to and through the website.
To target potential Support Group members
Legal basis: consent
The Foundation does not retain personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which your data is collected. If possible, personal data will be pseudonymized.
Inter alia the following retention terms apply:
Personal data in active files
Until the legal procedure and the archiving period (please see below) have ended
Personal data in archived files
20 years from the date the file has been archived. If a procedure becomes active again, the retention term will start over.
Personal data in the financial administration
7 years from the fiscal year
A maximum of 6 months (please see our cookie statement for the expiration time)
The Foundation will only share your personal data with third parties to the extent necessary for the purposes mentioned in this privacy statement. For example, the Foundation may share participants' personal data with its lawyers, counterparties, process financiers, experts, courts, bailiffs and similar parties.
The Foundation promotes its cause on:
In cases other than those referred to above, the Foundation will only share your personal data with third parties if you have given your consent to do so, in order to comply with (legal) obligations or if this is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by the Foundation or third parties. If possible, personal data will be pseudonymized.
Your personal data will only be stored or processed outside the EU/EEA by us or by third parties if this is in accordance with the applicable regulations for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU/EEA. This means that we will only transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU/EEA if the European Commission has decided that the third country in question guarantees an adequate level of protection, or if other appropriate safeguards are provided, such as an adequacy decision or the use of unmodified standard contractual clauses that have been approved by the European Commission. These can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en.
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The Foundation makes use of the following first party cookies, which are placed by the foundation itself:
The GDPR provides you with the right of access, rectification and erasure of your personal data. In addition, you can ask us for restriction of the processing, to transfer the personal data and you have the right to object to the processing. You can exercise these rights by contacting us via Privacy@seafarersclaim.com You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch supervisory authority, the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/nl/zelf-doen/privacyrechten/klacht-indienen-bij-de-ap).
The Foundation takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or unlawful processing.
This privacy statement was last updated on 3 June 2022. We may amend this privacy statement from time to time. We therefore advise you to consult the privacy statement regularly. If there are substantial changes to this privacy statement, a clear notification will follow.