Data protection policy
This policy explains how we deal with the information about you that we collect when you visit our site.
We attach the greatest of importance to respecting the privacy and personal data of our users. We also attach great importance to the protection of your privacy in the way we create, organise and implement activities.
In order to maintain maximum protection of your personal data, our site and the parties that manage it (hosting service, IT service providers) comply with the principles set down in national and EU laws.
Status of links
The practices described in this personal data protection policy statement only cover the website waterloo1815.be. There may be external links to other bodies / entities linked to Waterloo 1815 on our site, which are intended to foster partnership. You can refer to the confidentiality policies of the other bodies / entities when you visit their website(s). We would like to draw your attention to the fact that we are not liable under any circumstances for the confidentiality policy and content of other sites.
Purpose and categories of data collected
It is possible for you to browse our internet site without disclosing personal data. However, some of the services you use require the collection and storage of a certain number of automatically recognised elements: the date and time, IP address, domain name, browser software and operating system used (if the browser transmits this information), the address of the page visited (if the browser provides it), the item requested and the status of the request.
This data is collected by means of cookies that are intended to improve our services and used for statistical purposes.
We also store a certain amount of personal data that you provide us with voluntarily when you use our contact form. This includes the obligatory data that we need in order to reply to your request for contact. The other, optional data allows us to get to know you better.
Furthermore, when we collect the data you transmit to us upon requesting contact, we may extract anonymous data elements and combine them with others. This data is used and analysed in an anonymous format and helps us to understand certain trends and user behaviours better.
We collect the personal data you provide us with by filling in the contact form. We never link the information provided on this form with the cookies installed on your terminal. All of our staff and operators who have access to the personal data and are involved in the processing of this data are subject to an obligation to maintain confidentiality.
Transfer outside the EU
In the context of managing your requests and the traffic on our website, we may consider it necessary to transmit data (cookies) to service providers located outside the European Union. Before any transmission of your data out of the European Union, we will verify the rules applicable to transfers of data outside the EU. At present, some of our service providers are located in the United States and have endorsed the principles of the “Privacy Shield”.
If you wish to find out more about the Privacy Shield, click here.
Cookies and other systems
As we indicated above, we collect anonymous data during your visit to our site that permits us to provide a better service to our website users. For example, we record the sites from which you visit our site and measure the activity of visitors to our website. We use this information to measure the number of users who consult each part of our site and to make the site more useful to visitors. Specifically, this requires a periodic analysis of the activity reports where this data is logged to measure our server traffic, the number of pages visited, the level of demand for certain pages and the interest generated by different subjects. These reports can be stored and used at any time and in any way in order to prevent security breaches and preserve the integrity of the data on our servers.
We use different systems to collect this information, including “cookies”. A cookie is a data element that is sent to your browser from a website and stored on your hard disk. There are cookies in the private areas of our website (if the user has registered for these).
What cookies do we use?
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make the user’s experience more efficient.
The law states that we may not store cookies on your device unless they are strictly necessary for the functioning of this site. We require your permission for all other types of cookies.
This site uses different types of cookies. Certain cookies are installed by third-party services that appear on our pages.
You can modify or withdraw you consent at any time through the declaration concerning cookies on our website.
To find out more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we handle personal data, please see our Confidentiality Policy.
When you provide us with your data so that our services can contact you, this data is handled exclusively by authorised, internal Waterloo 1815 staff and is never transmitted to external third parties.
You have the right to access the data that concerns you or to ask for it to be erased. You also have the right to object on legitimate grounds, the right to rectification, the right to data portability and the right to limitation of the processing of your data (see dataprotectionauthority.be for more information about your rights).
To exercise these rights or if you have any questions about the processing of your data, you may contact us:
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post: Route du Lion 1815, 1420 Braine-l’Alleud
When exercising your rights, you will have to provide us with proof of your identity. Otherwise we will not be able to deal with your request and we reserve the right not to comply with your request.
If you believe that your rights have not been respected after contacting us, you can always refer the matter to the supervisory body.
We care about preserving the quality and integrity of your personal data. The technologies and security policies applied by ourselves and our technical service providers allow us to protect your data against all unauthorised access, alteration, malicious or accidental destruction and all involuntary loss of data. We are constantly improving our security procedures as technologies develop in order to maintain a maximum level of protection. Our staff and our subcontractors’ staff who have access to personal data are subject to a contractual obligation to maintain confidentiality.
Advertising on our site
We do not have any advertising on our site.