This stuff is important. So we’ll try to banish the jargon and make it as quick as possible so you can get back to the important stuff of life.
Who are you?
We’re Dahl International Tax Law, which is the trade name of Christine Dahl Expat Consulting B.V., a registered Dutch limited liability company. We have also used the name Tax Help for U.S. Expats, which is our website address. Our physical address is Hoge Nieuwstraat 18, The Hague, The Netherlands, and we’re registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Our parent company is Christine Dahl LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company.
And what can I do with you?
The Dahl Tax Law Firm helps people solve (or prevent) serious problems with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Justice. Christine Dahl is a licensed U.S. attorney with 25+ years in criminal law, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. We provide American legal advice and tax and financial reporting services. Christine is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who understands blockchain and helps people with IRS audits and investigations into their cryptocurrency transactions.
How can I consult with you?
By engaging our services. We start with an initial consultation to talk about what kind of help you would like and whether we're the right firm to help you. We create an engagement agreement concerning the services to be provided and the fees for these services. Generally, we require a downpayment or retainer at the beginning of the engagement. Then we get to work.
Why do you have a website?
Our website provides general information about what we do and who we are. Occasionally, we publish news and updates on this website, on our Facebook page and in LinkedIn. Please do not rely on the website or any social media for legal advice. It's not. You don't become our client by visiting the website or by sending us an email. We will treat information you send us as confidential, but you need an agreement with us before we become your attorney.
Who owns all the stuff on your website?
We do. It’s all protected by Dutch and/or international regulations around intellectual property. That goes for our software systems, brands, labels, symbols, texts, graphs, drawings, videos, and audio as well. Please don’t change, copy, reproduce or translate them unless we said you could.
Seriously, don’t. It’s prohibited to use contents of our service without our authorization. See how serious we are? We’re even using words like prohibited and authorization. We may even seek punishment via the relevant law :-O
When you visit the website, our host Squarespace helps us to use Google Analytics. That's a service that helps us to understand who is visiting the website and what topics interest them. Information about you collected through Cookies is anonymous. We don't use it for marketing or advertising. (We don't do any marketing or advertising.)
If you hire us to perform professional services, we may ask you to agree to use our systems to collect and store data that we need for the engagement. These systems include data processors that comply with privacy regulations for your protection.
We might change this policy from time to time. We may ask you to accept the changes when you log in to your secure client account to continue using the service. Or, we may post notice of the changes on our website before they come into effect. We might even send you an email—all in good time. If you don’t agree to the new policy, you can end the service within a 30-day period, without the new terms applying to you.
Can I see, change, or delete my personal data? Can I oppose or restrict access to it?
Yes. That includes the “right to be forgotten”, a.k.a. “wielding the neuralyzer”.
Send your request to Dahl Tax Law at this address: Hoge Nieuwstraat 18, Den Haag 2514 EL The Netherlands.
What data do you collect from me?
- Before you make an appointment to consult with us and before you become a client of the firm, we may collect your name, email address and telephone number. We may also ask you for information about the reason you would like to consult with us.
- We use a company called Typeform to gather information. You can choose to receive all your typeform data (questions and responses). We have made sure that Typeform has adequate security controls.
- Other stuff you want to share.
- Usage data whenever you interact with our services.
- The device you use to access our services and related data, including the IP address and browser type. We may see your geographic location based on the IP address.
- If you come to our website from an external source (like a link from another website or in an email), we may keep information about that source.
- We might collect data from third parties, but only if you give those parties permission to share it with others—or if the data comes from a publicly accessible source.
- We record your email address if you give it to us. We do this to send you a notification email.
We have the following obligations:
- Only using the data to fulfill our contracted services, and following your written instructions. If we’re legally obliged to process data in any other way, we’ll let you know (unless the law tells us we can’t).
- Keeping the data we have secret. That applies even after you end your contract with us.
- Applying technical and organizational measures to make sure the level of security matches any risk. This includes, among other things:
- Pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data.
- Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of our systems.
- Getting access to personal data in the event of a technical incident.
- Verifying, evaluating, and assessing the effectiveness of what we’re doing.
We take particular care when it comes to the risks surrounding data processing. We look at the potential consequences of destruction, loss, accidental or unlawful changing of personal data, and unauthorized access to personal data.
If we ever need to beef up our security measures, we’ll add them here.
Any more obligations?
Yup. We’re obligated to:
- Never share data with people unrelated to the service we provide. But you (as the data controller) can give us permission to use another data processor. They’d be a subcontractor. We must tell you who they are at least one month before we start using them. We must also tell you if we plan to change subcontractor so you have time to object to the change. The subcontractor will be under exactly the same obligations we’re laying out here. They’ll need to show us they plan to take appropriate security measures. Once contracted, they—and their employees—can access the same data we can, as long as they themselves don’t subcontract with another party (this is all getting a bit meta).
- Delete or give back all data you’ve given us. We’d delete any copies of that data as well—unless the law tells us not to.
- Tell you if there’s a security breach. We support you to identify what’s been breached, contact data protection authorities, and tell any other relevant parties about the breach. We’ll help carry out privacy impact assessments.
- Give you, in writing, a record of everything we’ve done with your data.
- Cooperate with the Dutch Data Protection Agency or any other authorized body.
- Show you how we’ve met the obligations in this policy.
If we (or any of our subcontractors) break this agreement, we (or the subcontractor) will be held responsible. If the subcontractor is based in a country that doesn’t have data protection legislation matching that of the EU, we’ll set up safeguards when we transfer data to that country. We’ll tell you about those safeguards if you want to know more.
Why do you need my data?
To deliver our services, in a nutshell. If you make a request, we use your data to carry out that request.
We also use it to improve our services. We may conduct a statistical analysis on info we collect (including usage data, device data, referral data, question and response data, and information from page tags) to analyze user behavior and trends, understand how people use our services, and to monitor, troubleshoot, and improve our services. We might, for example, use it to decide which new service to offer next.
We might use your info to keep our services secure and operational; testing, troubleshooting, and to prevent naughty abusive activity (i.e. fraud, spam, phishing).
We use your data to answer your questions and do the work you hire us to do.
Do you sell my data to third parties?
We’re in The Netherlands. If you’re not, then please be aware that your information might be moved, processed, and stored by our service providers in other EU countries and the United States. Privacy laws in those countries might not be as protective as those in your country. If you agree to these terms, you agree to this practice. Please don’t use our service if you’re not cool with it.
We don’t share your data with any third parties except for when:
1. You request a service and we need to collaborate with third parties.
2. You give us permission.
3. An authority obligates us to do so (the police, for example).
4. The law asks us to do so.
What happens if you sell the firm to someone else?
If there are any changes to our business (including exciting-sounding things like a MERGER or CONSOLIDATION), you consent to us transferring your information to the new owner to continue providing our services. We’ll notify the applicable data protection agency if required by law.
I’ve seen the word “cookies” and there’s no bake sale. What’s that about?
A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit sends to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity through our service. That info helps us understand your preferences and give you a better experience.
How do I delete my data?
You can ask us to delete your data by writing to us at the address above. We will delete your data unless we are legally required by our professional obligations or regulatory agencies to retain it. We’ll respond to any request as soon as possible, and we’ll always agree to the request unless it’s not technically doable, or if the law obligates us to keep that data.
Do you keep hold of old information?
How can I contact you about this policy?
Send a message to Support@Dahltaxlaw.com
How do I make a complaint?
Get in contact with us at Support@Dahltaxlaw.com. Or, you can file a complaint with the Dutch Authority on Data Protection at https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/nl
We use inedible cookies to make our visitor experience better (just like everyone else on the Internet).
This policy will tell you what types of inedible cookies we use, how to disable them, and how to disable third party cookies.
What the heck is a cookie and why do you use them?
Cookies are small text files generated by whatever website you’re viewing. They allow the website to store info as you navigate. Web cookies contain session data that can be used to make your browsing experience better, unlike real cookies that contain chunks of milk chocolate, walnuts, and raisins to make your life better.
All the cookies we use are safe for your computer. They only store information used by the browser. They can’t run code or access content on your computer, nor do they contain malware of viruses. A lot of them are actually needed for the website to work properly. Others store site and language preferences, and information about previously viewed content which makes it easier and faster for visitors to navigate a website.
What types of cookies to you use?
Cookies don’t tell us anything other than your IP address, but they might store personal data you give us via our web forms. We might use them to recognize you by name, recognize our Application Providers, or make sure that if you click out to our partners’ sites it’s not counted more than once in a 24-hour period.
How can I block or smash these cookies to little crumbs?
You can allow, delete, or block cookies in your computer’s configuration settings, depending on the browser you’re using. Some web services might get blocked if you do this.
Here’s how to deactivate or block cookies in different web browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Windows Phone: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Any way to avoid cookies being used to serve me ads?
Yep. You can opt out by clicking here. Check out http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ for more info about cookies.
What’s your favorite type of real cookie? Ginger snaps.