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Privacy Policy

You share certain personal data with BDO to enable our organization and staff to offer you the best possible service as agreed. These data provide personal information about yourself and/ or can be linked to you as a person. As far as the processing of these data is concerned, BDO abide by the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).

The personal data that BDO processes will depend on the assignment, but we ask you to provide us with only the data that are strictly necessary so we can guarantee the agreed form of service.

Principles of processing your personal data

For processing the personal data, BDO follows the principles as set out in the EU GDPR. These principles must always be respected when processing personal data and are as follows:

  • Lawful, proper and transparent;
  • Exclusively for legitimate purposes;
  • Not more or no longer than necessary;
  • Accurate, up to date and confidential;
  • Appropriate technical and organizational security measures.

Personal data will be processed only for specific, designated purposes on a legal basis. These are:

  • Client acceptance;
  • To perform the agreed service;
  • To be able to provide information on the service;
  • Communication relating to the service.

Retention period

BDO will retain your personal data no longer than necessary for providing the agreed service. How long, will depend on the specific data and the form of service for which your data are processed and is laid down in various laws.


BDO takes all technical and organizational required measures that may reasonably be expected of it to secure your personal data. Naturally these measures are entirely in line with prevailing laws and regulations.

Upon taking up employment with BDO, new employees are instructed in the rules, policies and procedures within the organization, concerning the applicable security rules, policies and procedures.

Sharing your data

Your personal data are not shared unless there are legal grounds to do so, for example if the police, judiciary or regulators requests information from us under the law. The courts can also oblige us to provide information or allow such information to be inspected.

BDO Suriname stores its data also within the borders of the EU. Should data be shared outside these borders in connection with the service we provide, this will always be done with the appropriate level of security.

Sub processors

To carry out our service, we make use of partners. It is possible that your personal data will be stored, with your permission, with one of these partners. Naturally BDO has made agreements with these partners on how your personal data must be handled. These agreements are laid down in processor agreements. Which and how many partners are involved will depend on the service BDO provides for you, but these will be partners in the following categories:

  • Partners designing, maintaining and improving IT systems and applications;
  • 'Infrastructure as a Service' service providers in the field of data centers, data storage and data communication;
  • 'Software as a Service' service providers in the field of accountancy and financial software such as online bookkeeping services.

Complaints & regulation

Data subjects have the right to submit a complaint to a regulatory authority if they believe that their rights have been breached. The regulator in that case is the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Request to access, rectify and erase your personal data

If you would like more information about your personal data that BDO processes, we can only provide this information once it is sufficiently clear who you are (identification) and that you are also the person you say you are (authentication). This identification will be carried out at BDO Office in Paramaribo.

Concerning your personal data, you have the following legal rights:

  • The right to access your personal data held by us;
  • The right to submit a request to rectify or erase your personal data;
  • The right to object to a certain way in which your personal data are used.

In certain cases, BDO cannot or is not permitted to rectify or erase data, for example if this is contrary to the law and regulations. A request for access or rectification can be submitted in writing to our Data Protection Officer at the following address:

BDO Holding N.V.
Attn. Data Protection Officer
P.O. Box 1847
Paramaribo - Suriname

We will send you a written reply to your request within four weeks.

Amendments to this statement

BDO may amend or update this privacy statement from time to time. The amendments and additions are effective from the date on which they are posted.

Recently updated: May 2021