Web privacy policy (GDPR)

Web privacy policy

Why this Web Privacy Policy (‘Policy’) and when does it apply?

NV Bekaert SA with headquarters in Bekaertstraat 2, BE-8550 Zwevegem, Belgium (hereafter ‘Bekaert, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data in accordance with this Policy and applicable privacy laws. 

Bekaert is the data controller that is responsible for the processing of any personal data through this Website. Data controller means Bekaert which, along or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of your personal data. This Policy provides information on how we collect, use and protect your personal data that you provide to us when visiting our websites and social media pages, using our apps or contacting us. 

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Acceptance of this Policy and Consent

The use of this website is subject to this Policy. 
By providing personal data to us, you understand and agree to the collection, processing, international transfer and use of this data. Where required by applicable law, we will ask your explicit consent.
You may always object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes or withdraw any consent previously granted for a specific purpose by following the instructions in section “What are your rights?”

Which personal data do we collect?

We may use following personal data:

For what purposes do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

We may collect and process your personal data based on the following legal grounds:

Who has access to your personal data?

We may need to share your personal data with third parties: 

Bekaert may transfer your personal data to entities located in countries outside of the EEA, which do not offer an equivalent level of protection of personal data. In such cases, we will take measures to ensure that your personal data receives an adequate level of protection, such as Binding Corporate Rules, Standard Contractual Clauses or the EU/Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks.

How do we protect your data?

We apply appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures that are reasonably designed to protect personal information, such as access control and back-up procedures.  Your information will be stored on secured servers located in Western Europe.

How long do we keep your data?

Your information may be subject to retention periods set out by legal requirements. In this case, documents and data must be kept unaltered and available for the periods specified by national legislation. If there are no such requirements, we will only keep your information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. At the end of the retention period, we will delete or anonymize your data.

What are your rights?

You have the right to request from Bekaert access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning you or to object to the processing as well as the right to data portability. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
We may decline requests that are unreasonable or may jeopardize the privacy of others or in case access is not required by applicable legislation.

You can send the above request by e-mail to privacy@bekaert.com

Modification of this Policy

We may change this Policy at any time without prior notice, you are advised to regularly consult it. Any changes to this Policy will become effective when we make the revised Policy available through the website. Your continued use of the website following such changes means that you accept the revised Policy.