With respect to our privacy practices in connection with our services, we refer you to the agreement that may be in place between us.
Article 1 – ASBL Impact Finance Belgium (IFB)
“We”, “us” or “our” refers to Impact Finance Belgium (IFB), whose registered office is located at rue Joseph II, 20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium and whose company number is BE0797.725.129.
By e-mail: email@example.com
By post: IFB, 20 Rue Joseph II, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Article 2 – Personal Data
Personal data is defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Identifiable” means identifiers (such as name, identification number, location data, etc.), which can be used to identify a natural person directly or indirectly.
The personal data we collect is collected and used for the purposes listed below:
- If you use the contact form on our website, we will use your personal data to respond to your request by e-mail.
- In the event that you enter into a transaction with us, we collect your personal information in order to process the minimum information required, to make or process a payment for the purchase of services, to provide our services to you and to enable us to send you your orders, quotations or to contact you.
- If you register for an event, your email address and contact details will be used to send you an invitation and to follow up on the event.
- We process your personal data for the purposes of supporting the website and improving your user experience, which includes ensuring the security, availability, performance, capacity, and health of the website.
- We process your personal data to assert or exercise any rights we may have under applicable law, such as use for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
- We may also use your personal data to fulfil our obligations as defined by applicable law.
The following categories of personal data can be distinguished:
- Contact data: If you use the contact form on the IFB website, enter into a transaction with IFB, or register for an IFB event, you may be asked to provide the following information: name, email address and any personal data you choose to include in the blank field provided (please do not provide us with sensitive information, such as health information, information relating to criminal convictions or credit card/account numbers). This is information that you provide directly to us.
- The legal basis for processing your personal data may be a legitimate interest (optimizing the website experience, security, fraud detection), the performance of a contract (in case you engage with us under a contract for the performance of one or more services). Where the legal basis for processing your personal data is consent, you will have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before the withdrawal of consent.
- Where the legal basis for processing is our legitimate interest, the public interest, you will have the right to object to such processing as set out in the “Rights” section below. Your personal data will only be used for the purposes set out in this article.
Article 3 – Data retention, data deletion
Your personal information will not be retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose specified above. However, as it is not possible for us to specify a period in advance, the retention period will be determined as follows: retention will be determined on the basis of a legal obligation to retain the data, a legitimate interest and the need to retain the data for the specified purpose.
If you withdraw your consent or object to the use of your personal data and the objection is successful, we will remove your personal data from our databases.
Please note that we will retain the personal data necessary to ensure that your preferences are respected in the future.
However, the above will not prevent us from retaining personal data if this is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to make or defend against a complaint, or for evidential purposes.
Article 4 – Rights
This article lists your main rights under the Data Protection Act. We have tried to summarize them for you in a clear and readable way.
The right of access:
You have the right to receive from us a copy of your personal data held by us, provided that this does not infringe the rights and freedoms of others. The first copy will be provided to you free of charge, but we reserve the right to charge you a reasonable fee if you regularly request further copies.
The right of rectification:
If the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have it rectified or, having regard to the purposes of the processing, completed.
The right to erasure (right to be forgotten):
In certain circumstances, you have the right to erase your personal data. These circumstances include the following
- Personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
- You withdraw your consent, and there are no other legal grounds;
- The processing is for direct marketing purposes;
- The personal data has been processed unlawfully; or,
- Insurance is necessary to comply with EU or Belgian law. The right to erasure is subject to certain exclusions. These exclusions include cases where processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
The right to restrict processing:
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data (which means that the personal data can only be stored by us and can only be used for limited purposes), if:
- You dispute the accuracy of the personal data (and only for the time necessary to verify its accuracy);
- The processing is unlawful and you request restriction (as opposed to exercising the right to erasure);
- We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you need the personal data for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or
- You have objected to the processing, pending verification of that objection.
- In addition to our right to store your personal data, we may also process it, but only with your consent, for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interest.
We will inform you before lifting the processing restriction.
The right to data portability
Insofar as the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent or a contract and this processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would infringe the rights and freedoms of others.
You also have the right to have your personal data transferred directly to another company, if technically possible, and/or to store your personal data for further personal use on a private device.
The right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary:
- The performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us;
- The purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.
If you make such an objection, we will stop processing the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or that the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you object to such processing, we will stop processing your personal data for this purpose.
The right to complain to a supervisory authority.
If you believe that the processing of your personal information violates data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You can do this in the EU Member State in which you usually reside, at your place of work or at the place of the alleged infringement. In Belgium, you can file a complaint with the personal data protection authority:
- By mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
- By telephone: +32 (0)2 274 48 00
- By post: Rue de la Presse 35, B-1000 Brussels Belgium
- See their website:
Article 5 – Communication of personal data
In order to provide you with our website, we work with a service provider to process and store your personal information. We use the following categories of service providers:
- Cloud storage
- SaaS We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is required or necessary to fulfil a legal obligation. We may also disclose personal data to protect your vital interests or those of another individual. As such, we do not disclose your personal data to our social media partners. We do, however, use social media plugins to direct you to our social media channels and allow you to interact with our content. These social media channels are (LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter). If you click on such a link, that social media service provider may collect personal data about you and may link that information to your existing profile on those social media. We are not responsible for the use of your personal data by that social media service provider. In this case, the social media service provider will act as a controller. For your information only, we have included the relevant links (these may change from time to time by the relevant service provider):
- LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy ;
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/user-settings/privacy/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Article 6 – International transfers
We will not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area.
Article 7 – Cookies
We use first-party and third-party cookies: First-party cookies are cookies created by the website itself. These cookies are used to optimize your user experience. Third party cookies are cookies set by parties other than the website. Third party cookies in relation to our website are Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps us understand how you engage with the website. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and compile statistics about website usage without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The primary cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘___ga’ cookie.
A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:
- Necessary cookies: These are necessary for the functioning of our website. These are, for example, cookies that allow you to log in. We do not use any necessary cookies on impactfinance.be.
- Analytics/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to analyze our web traffic, to see how many users our site has and how users navigate our site. We use google analytics for this cookie.
- Functional cookies: These cookies “remember” the choices you have made on our website (for example, preferred language), making the site more user-friendly and enhancing your user experience. We do not use any functional cookies on impactfinance.be
- Targeting cookies: They show us which pages you have visited and which links you have followed, making the advertisements more relevant to your interests. We do not use targeting cookies on impactfinance.be
- Email newsletter cookies: Our site does not offer an email newsletter.
- Site preference cookies: In order to provide you with a pleasant experience on this site, we offer you the opportunity to set your preferences as to how this site should function when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called up each time you interact with a page affected by your preferences.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widely used and trusted analytics solutions on the web to help us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies can track things like the time you spend on the site and the pages you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content.
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