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Names, images, or likenesses of other companies, products and services are used by permission and are the property of their respective owners
Trademarks used in the Press Review section can be held by third parties and are used for reference only. All contents protected by copyright and held by third parties are used for the purpose of the press review only (as an exemption to copyright law).
Use of the Site does not grant the User any rights on this Site and/or its contents. Only strictly personal use of this Site and its contents is allowed.
The User agrees not to exchange, modify, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, on-screen display, perform, transfer or sell posts, messages, texts, files, images, pictures, videos, sounds or any other element from the Site, including but not limited to any text, image, audio or video, for any purpose whatsoever.
The User agrees not to upload, post or transmit, through the Site, any materials which violate or infringe the rights of a third party, including without limitation IP rights.
Access by User to the Site via a personal account
By using the Site via a personal account, including an access through a password (the “User account”), the User agrees that the Site contains information which is confidential (the “Confidential Information”) and/or protected by IP rights.
Unless authorized in writing, all information of any kind to which the User has access through the User account shall be deemed confidential and shall be protected from disclosure to third parties.
Confidential Information obtained shall remain secret and shall not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than HB Antwerp.
About data processing
Below you can read how we process your data, where we save it, which security techniques we use and who has access to the data.
We use web hosting services from SiteGround. SiteGround processes personal data on our behalf and does not use your data for its own purposes. However, this party can collect metadata about the use of the services. These are not personal data. SiteGround has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent loss and unauthorized use of your personal data. SiteGround is obliged to observe secrecy on the grounds of the agreement.
Emails and mailing lists
We send our transactional emails via Sparkpost. Sparkpost will never use your name and e-mail address for its own purposes. Sparkpost reserves the right to use your data for the further improvement of the services and to share information with third parties in this context.
Purpose of data processing
General purpose of the processing
We only use your data for the benefit of our services. This means that the purpose of the processing is always directly related to the assignment you provide. We do not use your data for (targeted) marketing. If you share information with us and we use this information to contact you at a later date – other than at your request – we will explicitly ask your permission. Your information will not be shared with third parties, other than to comply with accounting and other administrative obligations. These third parties have all been kept confidential on the basis of the agreement between them and us or an oath or legal obligation.
Automatically collected data
Data that is automatically collected by our website is processed with the aim of further improving our services. This information (e.g. your IP address, web browser and operating system) is not personal data.
Participation in tax and criminal investigation
In some cases, HB Antwerp can be held on the basis of a legal obligation to share your data in connection with government tax or criminal investigations. In such a case, we are forced to share your data, but we will oppose this within the possibilities that the law offers us.
Retaining personal data
We keep your information as long as you are our client. This means that we keep your customer profile until you indicate that you no longer wish to use our services. If you indicate this to us, we will also consider this as a request to be forgotten. On the basis of applicable administrative obligations, we must keep invoices with your (personal) data, so we will keep this data for as long as the applicable term runs. However, employees no longer have access to your client profile or to documents that we have produced in connection with your assignment.
On the basis of the applicable Belgian and European legislation, you as a data subject have certain rights with regard to the personal data processed by or on behalf of us. We explain below which rights these are and how you can invoke these rights.
In principle, in order to prevent abuse, we will send copies and copies of your data only to your already known email address. In the event that you wish to receive the data at another email address or for example by post, we will ask you to identify yourself. We keep records of completed requests, in the case of a request to be forgotten we administer anonymous data. You will receive all copies and copies of data in the machine-readable data format that we use within our systems.
You have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority at any time if you suspect that we are using your personal data in the wrong way.
Right of inspection
You always have the right to inspect the data that we process or have processed that relate to your person or that can be traced back to you. You can submit a request to that effect to our privacy contact person. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you a copy of all data with an overview of the processors who have this data, with the email address known to us, stating the category under which we have stored this data.
Right to rectification
You always have the right to adjust the data that we process or have processed that relate to your person or that can be traced back to this. You can submit a request to that effect to our privacy contact person. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you a confirmation that the details have been changed on the email address known to us.
Right to limiting the processing
You always have the right to limit the data that we process or have processed related to your person or that can be traced back to you. You can submit a request to that effect to our privacy contact person. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you a confirmation to the email address known to us that the data until you cancel the restriction will no longer be processed.
Right to portability
You always have the right to have the data that we process or have processed and that relate to your person or that can be traced back to you, performed by another party. You can submit a request to that effect to our privacy contact person. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you copies or copies of all information about you that we have processed or that have been processed by us by other processors or third parties on the email address known to us. In all likelihood, we will no longer be able to continue the service in such a case, because the secure linking of data files can then no longer be guaranteed.
Right of objection and other rights
In certain cases you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by or on behalf of HB Antwerp. If you object, we will immediately stop the data processing pending the settlement of your objection. If your objection is well-founded, we will provide you with copies and / or copies of data that we process or have processed and then permanently discontinue the processing.
You also have the right not to be subject to automated individual decision making or profiling. We do not process your data in such a way that this right applies. If you are of the opinion that this is the case, please contact our contact person for privacy matters.
Through our website, American company Google places cookies as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. This processor may be obliged to provide access to these data on the basis of applicable laws and regulations. We have not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.
Cookies from third parties
Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances shall HB Antwerp, its agents, staff and directors be liable for any damage resulting from use of the Site by the User and/or resulting from the behavior of another User. HB Antwerp shall not be liable for damage resulting from technical, technological or other issues, arising from use of the Site by the User.
Governing law and jurisdiction
The ToU are subject to Belgian law and any dispute or difference that may arise between the parties in connection with the interpretation or execution of the ToU shall be submitted to the competent courts of Belgium.