We understand and value that your privacy is fundamental to you. We therefore guarantee you that we will protect your privacy and use your personal data only as consistent with applicable data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and the Belgian data privacy act of 8 December 1992 (FR/NL), as may be amended, restated and/or replaced from time to time.
When we write “you” or “your” we mean you as a website visitor, contact person, such as the contact person we work with, photographer or other relevant third party reaching out to us.
1- What personal data do we collect on you?
We may collect and process your personal data such as when you reach out to us, fill in a form or attend an event. Most commonly, we may collect personal data such as:
- Name, surname and contact details
- Content you share (photos…)
- User generated data and technical data
- Cookies and usage data
Your decision to provide us your personal data is voluntary, except if the information is required by law.
OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS
In addition to the information above, we may also collect personal data when you visit or interact with our website and social media channels, such as when you provide information to us using a contact form or otherwise post content on our websites or social media channels.
Depending on the context and your relationship to us, we may collect and use various categories of personal data through our websites and social media channels, such as:
- Personal data that you provide by making use of any of the interactive features, such as by filling in forms on our websites, subscribing to services, newsletters and alerts or requesting information.
- If you contact us through our websites or social media channels, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- Any postings, comments, or other content that you choose to upload or post to any of our websites or social media channels.
- Technical data about the device(s) you use to visit our websites, such as internet protocol (IP) address and other unique user or device identifiers, browser type and version, time zone setting and location data, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our websites or services.
- Information about how you use and interact with our websites (including, the pages you view and resources you access or download), such as the time and date of your visit, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our websites. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Personal data collected by the social media platforms linked on the website is exclusively within their responsibility.
2 – Why do we process your personal data?
We may process your personal data for the following purposes:
- To manage and/or enter into a relationship with you
- To facilitate communications with you as well as to respond to inquiries and prepare requests for proposals.
- To manage our relationship with you.
- To evaluate, develop and improve our services by analysing the use of our services or the content of a feedback form you provide us
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues in relation to our website
- To send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another purpose and that purpose is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will (when required by applicable law) provide you appropriate notice and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
3 – How long do we keep your personal data for?
Technical data and usage data used for internal analysis purposes is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, services or systems, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
4 – Where do we store your personal data? We store your personal data in a secure file that we use to contact you, propose projects, activations, ... in connection with your submissions.
5 – What are your rights in relation to your personal data?
Depending on and subject to applicable laws, you have certain rights regarding the personal data that we hold on you. These rights may include the following:
The right to be informed
You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent, and easily understandable information about how we use your personal data and your rights. Therefore we are providing you with the information in this Policy.
The right of access
You have the right to request information about the personal data we have on you and, if we do, to obtain a copy of that personal data.
The right of rectification
You have the right to have your personal data rectified if that personal data is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to erasure
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request us to delete your personal data, e.g. such personal data would no longer be necessary to achieve the purposes for which it is kept.
The right to restrict processing
You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your personal data. When processing is restricted, we can still store your personal data, but may not use it further.
The right to data portability
You have rights to obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used machine-readable format and to reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services.
The right to object
You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (which we perform only with your consent). If you object to our processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interest, we will not continue to process the personal data unless we can demonstrate a legitimate ground for the processing which overrides your interest and rights or due to legal claims.
The right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we manage or process your personal data with your national data protection authority. For Belgium, the competent data protection authority may be contacted at Rue de la Presse/Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels.
The right to withdraw consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we relied on your consent to process your personal data. When you do so we might not be able to provide you with a service, specific content on our websites or similar based on the consent.
The right to object to direct marketing
You have the right to object to direct marketing, including profiling analysis carried out for direct marketing purposes. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, direct marketing communications from us, e.g. by following an unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any direct marketing email we send or by contacting us. Please note that you may always exercise your rights by contacting us, please see our contact details below. We also may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
7 – Contact us - Data controller
If you need to contact us for any reason, please do not hesitate to send us your request at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. Additional contact details may be found on our Contact Page.
1 – What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that store Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. It is downloaded by your Internet browser on the first visit to a website. The next time this website is opened with the same user device, the cookie and the information stored in it is either sent back to the website that created it (first-party cookie) or sent to another website it belongs to (third-party cookie). This enables the website to detect that you have opened it previously with this browser and in some cases to vary the displayed content.
2 – Cookies not requiring consent on this website
Essential cookies, also referred to as “strictly necessary” cookies, ensure functions without which you would not be able to use this website as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by PDE and are therefore so-called first-party cookies. They are only stored on your device during the current browser session.
3 – Cookies requiring consent on this website
Cookies for user tracking
Our website uses analytics tools to collect information as to how users interact with the website and its content. PDE uses this information to ensure that the website creates added value for its visitors.