Privacy Policy website www.aquantis.be

This page was last updated on April 21, 2021.

Please find below the privacy policy, the cookie policy and the disclaimer of Aquantis, with registered office at Generaal De Wittelaan 17 C, 2800 Mechelen. You can reach us by phone at +32 15 68 24 21 or by sending an e-mail to info@aquantis.org.

Aquantis’ VAT number is BE0554664212.  By accessing our website, you agree to the following policy.

Privacy Policy

Aquantis believes your privacy is important. This privacy policy clarifies how we collect personal data and what we use it for. The privacy policy applies to all websites, applications, products and services of Aquantis.

What are personal data?

Personal data is data that leads to an identified or identifiable person and can be a name, an email address or other contact, and address information. It refers to data communicated to Aquantis through forms, emails and telephone calls but also to data communicated when purchasing products or services. Aquantis processes this data in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How do we collect personal data?

We receive your personal data when:

  • you ask us a question as a prospect, customer or (potential) supplier
  • you download a marketing tool from our website
  • you place an order with us as a customer
  • you apply for an internship or job in our company
  • we pass them on as a third-party processor

Also when you visit our website, we collect statistical data to improve the user experience of the website. For this purpose, after your confirmation (opt-in), we use Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc.

Aquantis strives to process personal data in a secure manner.

What do we use personal data for?

Aquantis processes personal data for various purposes. By processing, we mean, among other things, the collection, organization, storage, processing, consultation, use, aggregation, blocking and erasure of these data.

For the processing of personal data, pecific purposes and retention periods are always established. Thus, they are not processed by us longer than necessary, nor for purposes other than those for which they were provided. The purposes may include the following:

  • answering questions;
  • Processing requests for quotations;
  • processing orders;
  • carrying out deliveries;
  • executing agreements;
  • business administration and accounting;
  • providing support;
  • Improving service delivery;
  • detection and protection against fraudulent activities, errors and/or crime;
  • contact recordings for promotional purposes.

How long will your data be kept?

For the retention period of data we mainly refer to the legal retention periods. If no statutory retention period has been established for processing, we will make our own assessment of the period within which we will reasonably need the data for the intended purpose. After this retention period the data will be deleted. Data may be used for direct marketing as long as we believe you may benefit from these offers. If you wish to request us to stop using your personal data, please contact us.

Who do we share your data with?

Aquantis can share personal data with processors if there is a valid legal basis for doing so. Processors are (legal) persons, services or agencies that process personal data on behalf of Aquantis. These include logistics services, software partners and other business service providers such as the accountant. In addition, we may need to share personal data with government agencies in order to comply with our administrative and legal obligations.

How do we protect your data?

Aquantis has implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures to prevent the loss, theft, unauthorized access, unauthorized dissemination or modification of the personal data transmitted. Thus, we pay attention to the physical and digital security of personal data, and the systems that are in place for this. Aquantis always seeks to expand, adapt and update the security procedures and technological security measures in place as new technologies become available.

What are your rights as a data subject?

The privacy law GDPR provides several rights for you as a data subject:

Right of access and rectification of information

Via this privacy declaration and other official correspondence, Aquantis will inform you as best as possible about the processing activities. In addition, as a data subject, you have the right to request a copy of the collected data and to correct or supplement incorrect or incomplete data.Right of erasure
If you want to have your data erased, this will be possible if they are no longer necessary for the performance of a contract and are no longer required to fulfill the intended purposes of the processing.

Right to restrict processing

The privacy legislation provides specific cases where you can have the processing of your personal data restricted (temporarily or otherwise).

Right to data portability

If you decide to change processors, you have the right to receive the processed personal data in a machine-readable form in order to transfer it elsewhere.
Right to object

It is possible to object, free of charge, to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes. In addition, you can object to the other processing of your personal data if you believe that an unlawful processing has taken place. You can contact us to do so and we will evaluate your request. You can also lodge a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority, rue du Mail 35, 1000 Brussels, +32 2 274 48 00.

It is possible that not all information may be removed or modified by Aquantis for the purposes of but not limited to backups, business records, the exercise or defense of a claim, or other legal rights and obligations we may have as an organization. Aquantis shall endeavour to process each request without delay and at the latest within a period of one month. Depending on the complexity of the requests and the number of requests, this period may be extended if necessary.

Cookie policy website www.aquantis.be

In this cookie policy we inform you about the use of cookies on the website www.aquantis.be. We try to inform you in a transparent way about the processing purposes of the cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device for a certain period of time. They can be used, among other things, to store your website preferences and to allow the website to function optimally. Aquantis processes these data in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (AVG or GDPR).

What cookies exist?

First-party cookies are cookies obtained on the domain as you visit as a website visitor. When visiting Aquantis websites, first-party cookies are Aquantis’ cookies.

Third-party cookies are placed when a website contains elements from an external party. Think for example of embedded videos, social media widgets, advertisements or integrated software. The external party then sends along cookies from its own servers.

The two categories can include both session-related cookies and persistent cookies. Sessional cookies are active during your visit to the website and disappear again after it ends. Permanent cookies are stored on your device for some time.

Necessary cookies are cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, including cookies that control a login functionality.

Functional cookies are cookies that store preferences of website visitors to increase usability. Think for example of remembering language or country preferences.

Analytical cookies are cookies that make it possible to analyze website traffic so that the website can be improved and its performance can be measured.

Marketing cookies are cookies that can compile user profiles and can be used for personalized advertising.

Use of cookies

For optimal use of our websites, it is recommended to accept cookies on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Aquantis strives to improve the user experience, to optimize the functioning of the websites and to adapt the available content to your needs.

It is possible that, if you refuse or limit the use of cookies, the website functionality will be restricted. In addition, you may have to repeatedly indicate or enter preferences.

What cookies are used in the Aquantis website?

CookieCategoryTypeProcessing purposeRetention period
OptanonAlertBoxClosedFirst partyNecessary cookieSave Cookie Banner Preferences1 year
OptanonConsentFirst partyNecessary cookieSave Cookie Banner Preferences1 year
wp-settings-1  First partyFunctional cookieCookie to save display preferences1 year
wp-settings-time-1  First partyFunctional cookieCookie to save display preferences1 year
_gaThird party cookie from GoogleAnalytical cookieAnalyze website usage through visitor statistics2 years
_wholeThird-party cookie from GoogleAnalytical cookieSlow down the request rate on high traffic websites1 session
_gidThird-party cookie from GoogleAnalytical cookieAnalyze website usage through visitor statistics1 day
NIDThird-party cookie from GoogleTargeting cookieDisplay customized ads on Google websites based on recent searches and previous interactions1 year

Aquantis tries to monitor the cookies present as much as possible and to update this list. Do you encounter other cookies on our website than those listed above? If so, be sure to contact us for information, or contact the third party from whom these cookies originated.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics collects data by means of cookies in order to track and investigate the use of Aquantis’ websites, to compile reports on their activities and to make them available in other Google services. The data collected in the process belong to electronic identification data and include the IP address, browser type, device type, operating system of the device used, geography, the domain name from where you visited the website. Aquantis uses the Google Maps widget for the visualization of maps with location data and the provision of directions.

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can use a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Social Media

Our websites may contain plugins that link to social media websites including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Social media providers may process data through our websites and link to your profile if you view embedded content on our website, link to social media posts, pages or profiles or share posts on social media. However, we are not responsible for the use of your personal data by social media partners. You can click on the names of the social media partners below to review their privacy policies.

How can you disable cookies?

It is possible to disable or delete cookies through the browser settings. Depending on your browser, a different operation is required. Click on the name of your browser below to read the documentation on this.

Please note that certain page elements may no longer display correctly when cookies are disabled, although Aquantis makes every effort to ensure that the use of the website runs as smoothly as possible.

The use of necessary and/or functional cookies cannot be disabled if this may block the proper functioning of the website. These cookies do not require active consent (opt-in).

Disclaimer

We provide a user-friendly website that is safe for any user. We therefore take all reasonable measures necessary to ensure the proper functioning, security and accessibility of our website. Nevertheless, we cannot give you absolute guarantees and our measures are to be considered as an obligation of means.

The use of the website is always at your own risk. This means that we bear no liability for damages resulting from malfunctions, interruptions, harmful elements or defects of the website, regardless of the existence of an extraneous cause or force majeure.

We have the right to restrict and/or interrupt access to our website in whole or in part at any time, without prior warning. In principle, we will do this only if circumstances warrant, but this is not an absolute condition.

We take the utmost care with the content of our website. This means that we take the necessary measures to keep our website as complete, accurate and up-to-date as possible, even when content is provided by third parties. The content on our website can be changed, added to or removed at any time.

Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the quality of the information on our website. It is possible that information is not complete, sufficiently accurate and/or useful. We are therefore not liable for any (direct or indirect) damage suffered by you as a user as a result of the information on our website.

In the event that certain content on our website violates applicable laws and/or infringes the rights of third parties, we ask you to notify us as soon as possible so that we can take the appropriate measures. Thus, we may proceed with partial or complete removal and/or modification of the content.

Our website contains content that can be downloaded. Any downloading from our website is done at your own risk. We are not liable for this and any damages resulting from a loss of data or damage to the computer system are the sole responsibility of you as a user.

Our website contains hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties, or may refer to them indirectly. The inclusion of links to these websites or pages does not imply in any way an implicit approval of their content or an affiliation with the website in question. We do not control these foreign websites and are not responsible for the safe and correct operation of the link and its ultimate destination. Once the link is clicked, you will leave our website and cannot hold us responsible for any damages.

Foreign websites may not offer the same guarantees as we do. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these websites.

Consequently, it is not permitted to use our website for the distribution of content that could cause damage, such as the distribution of harmful software like computer viruses, malware, worms, trojans and cancelbots. This also includes the distribution of unsolicited and/or commercial messages via the website, such as junk mail, spamming and chain letters.

We reserve the right to take all necessary actions that can bring recovery to us and to our users, both judicially and extrajudicially. The user alone is personally and integrally responsible if his actions and conduct effectively cause damage to the website and other users. In that case, he must indemnify Aquantis against any claim for damages that follows.

Changes to this policy

Aquantis reserves the right to make changes to this policy. This when there are changes in the business processes, the cookies used on the website or when this is required by the applicable legislation. Changes will always be published on this website. If consent is required for any new cookies, it will be requested via an active opt-in.

Discrepancies

If any discrepancies arise between this policy and any concluded agreement with Aquantis, the provisions of the agreement shall prevail.

Applicable law and competent courts

This site is governed by Belgian law. In case of a dispute our general terms and conditions apply.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Aquantis via the contact page of this website.

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