Your privacy is important to us. It is Brando’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://www.brando.be.
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. This data is considered “non-identifying information”, as it does not personally identify you on its own. We may ask for personal information, such as your: Firstname, Lastname, Job title and Email. This data is considered “identifying information”, as it can personally identify you. We only request personal information relevant to providing you with a service, and only use it to help provide or improve this service.
BRANDO vof, with registered office at 8500, Kortrijk and with company number 0659 715 014 is the controller of your personal data. When collecting and processing your personal data, we respect the Belgian regulations on the protection of personal data, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) from its entry into force on 25 May 2018.
If, after reading our privacy statement, or in a more general sense, you have questions about this or wish to contact us, you can do so via the contact details below:
We collect information by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used. You are free to refuse our request for this information.
In the context of our services and our activities, we collect and process the identity and contact details of our customers and clients, their staff, employees, appointees and other useful contact persons. The purposes for this processing are the execution of the agreements with our customers, customer management, accounting and direct marketing activities such as sending promotional or commercial information. The legal grounds are the execution of the agreement, the fulfillment of legal and regulatory obligations (and/or our legitimate interest.
Data from suppliers and subcontractors
We collect and process the identity and contact details of our suppliers and subcontractors, as well as their (sub)contractor(s), their staff, employees, appointees and other useful contacts. The purposes of this processing are the execution of this agreement, the management of the suppliers/subcontractors, the accounting and direct marketing activities such as sending promotional or commercial information. The legal grounds are the execution of the agreement, the fulfillment of legal and regulatory obligations and/or our legitimate interest (such as for direct marketing). For direct marketing activities by e-mail (such as a newsletter or invitation to events), permission will always be requested and can also be withdrawn at any time.
We process the personal data of our employees and trainees in the context of our personnel management and payroll administration.
In addition to the data of customers, suppliers/subcontractors and staff, we also process personal data of others, such as possible new customers/prospects, useful contacts within our sector, network contacts, contacts of experts, etc. The purposes of these processing operations are in the interest of our activities, direct marketing and public relations. The legal basis is our legitimate interest or in some cases the execution of an agreement.
While we retain this data, we will take the necessary technical and organizational measures to process your personal date in accordance with an adequate level of security and protect it against loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and cannot guarantee absolute data security.
Under no circumstances can BRANDO vof be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from incorrect or unlawful use by a third party of the personal data.
The personal data is stored and processed by us for a period that is necessary in function of the purposes of the processing and in function of the (contractual or non-contractual) relationship that we have with you. Customer data and data from suppliers or subcontractors will in any case be deleted from our systems after a period of 10 years after the termination of the agreement or the project, except with regard to these personal data that we must keep for longer on the basis of specific legislation or in case of an ongoing dispute for which the personal data is still necessary.
If you request your personal information be deleted, or where your personal information becomes no longer relevant to our operations, we will erase it from our system within a reasonable timeframe.
Certain personal data collected by us will be passed on to and possibly processed by third party service providers, such as our IT supplier, accountant, a.o.
One or more of the above third parties may be located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). However, only personal data will be forwarded to third countries with an adequate level of protection.
The employees, managers and/or representatives of the above-mentioned service providers or institutions and the specialized service providers appointed by them must respect the confidential nature of your personal data and can only use this data for the purposes for which they were provided.
If necessary, your personal data may be passed on to other third parties. This could be the case, for example, if we were to be reorganized in whole or in part, if our activities were to be transferred or if we were declared bankrupt. It is also possible that personal data must be transferred pursuant to a court order or to comply with a certain legal obligation. In that case, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you in advance about this communication to other third parties. However, you acknowledge and understand that in certain circumstances this may not always be technically or commercially feasible or that legal restrictions may apply.
We will refuse government and law enforcement requests for data if we believe a request is too broad or unrelated to its stated purpose. However, we may cooperate if we believe the requested information is necessary and appropriate to comply with legal process, to protect our own rights and property, to protect the safety of the public and any person, to prevent a crime, or to prevent what we reasonably believe to be illegal, legally actionable, or unethical activity.
We will under no circumstances sell or make commercially available your personal data to direct marketing agencies or similar service providers, unless with your prior consent.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
In accordance with and under the conditions of the Belgian privacy legislation and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, we inform you that you have the following rights:
— Right of access & inspection: you have the right to take cognizance of the data we have about you free of charge and to find out what it is used for.
— Right to rectification: You are entitled to correct and update any (inaccurate) personal information about you.
– Right to eras ure or restriction: You have the right to request that we erase your personal data or restrict its processing. We can refuse the erasure or restriction of any personal data that is necessary for us for the performance of a legal obligation, the performance of the agreement or our legitimate interest, as long as this data is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
– Right to data portability: you have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller.
– Right to object: you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons. Please note, however, that you cannot object to the processing of personal data that is necessary for us to fulfill a legal obligation, the execution of the agreement or our legitimate interest, and this as long as this data is necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.
– Right to withdraw consent: If the processing of the personal data is based on the prior consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent. These personal data will then only be processed if we have another legal basis for this.
– Automatic decisions and profiling: we confirm that the processing of the personal data does not include profiling and that you are not subject to fully automated decisions.
If you have any concerns or questions about how we handle your data and personal information, feel free to contact the manager of BRANDO vof on +32 478 298 897 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make every effort to handle your personal data in a careful and legitimate manner in accordance with applicable regulations. If you nevertheless believe that your rights have been violated and your concerns are not addressed within our company, you are free to file a complaint with:
Commission for the Protection of Privacy
Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels
Phone. 02 274 48 00
You can also file a complaint with a court if you believe that you would suffer damage as a result of the processing of your personal data.
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