Artikel 1 – General terms
- Blue Matters, as a Belgian company, applies the “law of December 8, 1992 on Privacy Protection in relation to the Processing of Personal Data” as modified by the “law of December 11, 1998” and by the “law of June 13, 2005 on electronic communications”.
- Blue Matters takes responsibility for the processing of your personal data. A notification has been made to the Commission for the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of your personal data, as required by the Law.
Artikel 2 – Collected personal data
2.1. Data you communicate to us:
- Category 1, without registration: your IP-adress
- Category 2: your profile name, password e-mail address, login and (possibly) your profile picture;
- Category 3: by registration on the newsletter: your e-mail address
- Category 4: data obtained by placing cookies: Session ID and Wordfence Human Cookie
- Category 5: your address data in response to placing an order
2.2. Blue Matters can obtain personal data though different means:
- by placing cookies (see below);
- during your registration and use of the Website;
Artikel 3 – Purposes of the processing of data
3.1. General purposes:
Blue Matters will use the obtained personal data solely for the purposes mentioned below:
- Category 1: the maintaining and improving of the Website and the creation of anonymous statistics based (the identity of particular persons or companies will not be traceable) on the “legitimate interest” of Blue Matters to improve her service and Website continuously;
- Category 2: managing your account on the Website and using the forum based on the execution of the agreement which you requested, in order to send you direct marketing mailings, if you requested so, based on your explicit consent;
- Category 3: the sending of direct marketing mailings, newsletters, promotions, based on your explicit and preliminary consent;
- Category 4: Session ID, only used in case people log in. To check whether the user is a human and not a robot Wordfence Human Cookie is used based on explicit, prior consent;
- Category 5: the delivery and invoice-details of the products ordered by you, based on the delivery of a service which you requested.
You are not obliged to provide us with your personal data, however you must understand that the delivery of certain services is not possible in case you refuse to provide us with certain personal data.
3.2. Direct marketing:
Your personal data will only be used for direct marketing purposes of you give your explicit and preliminary consent.(“opt-in”).
In case you have given your consent and you are added to Blue Matters’ direct mailing list, Blue Matters may use your personal data to send you marketing material as well as other material relating to Blue Matters, her products and/or her services. Blue Matters can also use the personal data you provided in order to adapt the documents saved by Blue Matters.
This consent can be revoked at all times, for free and without motivation by clicking the unsubscribe button below every promotional e-mail.
3.3. Transfer to third parties:
In case of whole or partial reorganization or cession of Blue Matters’ activities, whereby Blue Matters reorganizes, transfers, ceases her business activity or in case Blue Matters goes bankrupt, your personal data may be transferred to new entities or third parties.
Blue Matters will try, if reasonably possible, to inform you beforehand of the fact that Blue Matters transfers your personal data to a third person, but you must be aware of the fact that this is not always possible nor technically nor commercially.
Blue Matters won’t sell, let, hand out your personal data nor place them at disposal of third parties, except in the situations provided for in this policy or unless your explicit and preliminary consent.
3.4. Legal requirements:
In extraordinary circumstances it may occur that Blue Matters is obliged to transfer your personal data following a court order or in order to comply with imperative laws and/or regulations. Blue Matters will, if reasonably possible, try to inform you on beforehand, unless revealing this information is subject to legal constraints.
Artikel 4 – Duration of the processing
We will store and process your personal data during the period necessary depending on the purposes of the processing as well as depending on the contractual relationship between you and Blue Matters.
Specific intended period: 3 years after the last communication
Artikel 5 – Your rights
5.1. Access right and right to obtain a copy.
You have the right to freely obtain at any moment access to your personal data, as well as to be informed about the use of your personal data.
5.2. Right to correct, delete and limit:
You have the choice to share your personal data with Blue Matters. You also have the right to request Blue Matters to correct, delete or complement your personal data. You acknowledge that a refusal to share data or a request to delete these data will make the delivery of certain services and/or products impossible.
You can also request the processing of your personal data to be limited.
5.3. Right to object:
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data when you have serious and legitimate reasons to do so.
You also have the right to object to the use of your personal data for purposes of direct marketing. In such case specific reasoning will not be requested.
5.4. Right to free data transferring:
You have the right to obtain your personal data which is processed by Blue Matters in a structured, usual form, readable by machines and/or to transfer this data to another data controller.
5.5. Right to withdraw consent
When the processing is based on prior consent you have the right to withdraw this consent.
5.6. Exercise of rights:
You can exercise your rights by contacting us, either through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Blue Matters, Jakob Heremansstraat 11, 9000 Gent, Belgium or through the link ‘Contact us’ on the Website, with inclusion of your ID.
5.7. Automated decisions and profiling:
The processing of your personal data does not include profiling, nor shall you be subjected to automated decisions.
5.8. Right to file a complaint:
You have the right to file a complaint with the Belgian Privacycommission: Commission for protection of personal life, Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, Tel +32 (0)2 274 48 00, Fax +32 (0)2 274 48 35, e-mail: email@example.com.
This does not affect a provision before the civil court.
If you have suffered damages caused by the processing of your personal data you can file a claim for damages.
Artikel 6 – Safety and confidentiality
6.1. We have adopted safety measures which are suited on both a technical and an organisational level to avoid the destruction, the loss, the forgery, the adjustment, the non-authorised access or the notification of the personal data by accident to a third party, as well as the non-authorised processing of these data.
6.2. Blue Matters shall not be liable in any way for direct or indirect damages caused by a wrongfully or improper use of the personal data by a third party.
6.3. At all times you shall comply with safety standards, for instance by avoiding all non-authorised access to your login and access code. You are solely responsible for the use of the Website on your computer, IP-address and identification data, as well as for the confidentiality.
Artikel 7 – Access by third parties
- In order to process your personal data we provide access to your personal data to our employees.
Artikel 8 – Declaration to the Privacy Commission
A declaration was done to the Belgian Privacy Commission for the processing of personal data. You can reach the Commission on the following address:
Commissie voor de Bescherming van de Persoonlijke Levenssfeer
+32 (0)2 274 48 00
+32 (0)2 274 48 35
Artikel 9 – Cookies
9.1. What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file that is sent from the server of Blue Matters and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. This way we can remember your preferences when visiting our Website. The information stored through these cookies can only be read by Blue Matters and only for the duration of your visit to the Website.
9.3. Kind of cookies:
Cookies can be subdivided based on their offspring, function and durability. The legislation mainly makes a division between functional or technical necessary cookies on the one hand and all other cookies on the other hand.
The Website only uses the following cookies:
|PHPSESSID||WordPress||Only for users who log on||Until closing the browser|
|wordfence_verifiedHuman||WordPress||See if a visitor is a human and not a robot||1 day|
|_ga||Google analytics||Analytics||2 years|
For cookies set by third parties (Google Analytics) we kindly refer you to the statements set forth by these parties on their respective websites. Beware, we do not have any influence on the content of these statements nor on the content of the cookies of these third parties: Google Analytics cookies
9.4. Your permission:
You can refuse the installation of cookies when you use the Website for the first time by choosing in the offered pop-up screen “Refusing Cookies”.
You can block Cookies by activating your browser settings which allows you to refuse the cookies. The rejection of these cookies may have the effect of not allowing you to use some functionalities on the Website.
In case you have any more questions or remarks regarding the processing of personal data, please contact Blue Matters per mail firstname.lastname@example.org or per post at Jakob Heremansstraat 11 9000 Gent, Belgium or by using the “Contact us” button on the Website.
More information on cookies can also be found via the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
More information on online behavioral advertising and online privacy can be found via the following link: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/