Data Protection Notice

1. This is about Protecting personal data

Europacable is firmly committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data. This Data Protection Notice explains how we use and protect personal data when you:

  • visit our website;
  • register for our newsletter or events;
  • give us your contact details; or
  • correspond with us.

The processing of information relating to identified or identifiable natural persons (“personal data”) collected through this website or otherwise received by Europacable, such as through e-mails, fax, correspondence or registration forms, is subject to EU Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation) and any national implementing or complementing rules and regulations in Belgium, where our central administration is located. The Belgian Data Protection Authority supervises compliance with the applicable data protection laws.

2. Which information do we collect?

Europacable may, through its website, collect certain information relating to users who visit its website and may, solely for internal purposes, track how users make use of its website. The information collected through the website includes the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, as well as Uniform Resource Locators (URL) click stream to, through, and from our website, including date and time.

In addition, Europacable may collect and process information of persons who contact us (including job applicants) or register for our newsletters and events, through the website, e-mail or internet-based services. This information may include: the contact details and other information on business cards, CVs and in electronic signatures, IP addresses, e-mail addresses, passwords and information provided by the person registering for the event and/or the newsletter, and whether you have read the newsletter.

In some cases, your information may be complemented or updated with publicly available information to ensure your contact details and professional information is up to date.

3. How and why do we use your data?

Your personal data are only used to the extent that this is required to pursue the following legitimate interests:

  • to ensure the security of the website;
  • to improve the website’s content and compile statistics on the use of the website;
  • public relations, including the promotion and defence of interests of Europacable, its members and the industry;
  • to ensure legal compliance, investigate fraud or infringements and establish, defend or exercise legal claims; and/or
  • to maintain a contact database of our members and external contacts.

If requested by you, or with your consent, we may also use your personal data (consent may be assumed for existing members):

  • to process your queries efficiently;
  • to contact you for the purpose of providing information on our sector and our activities and developments (including the sending of newsletters and organising events); and/or
  • to process your job application.

If you have consented to such processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. Please see below for how to withdraw your consent.

4. To whom can we disclose your data?

Europacable relies on third parties to host and provide technical support for its website and for the delivery of its newsletters. In the context of these services, and only to the extent that this is necessary for the service they provide, these third parties may have access to the personal data processed by Europacable for the aforementioned purposes. In addition, professional advisors and auditors may have access to personal data. Our service providers abide by appropriate confidentiality and other safeguards protecting your personal data.

Under certain circumstances, Europacable may need to disclose personal data to public authorities for the purposes as mentioned above, including to comply with regulatory or legal requirements.

4.1. MailPoet newsletter & emails

If you have subscribed to our newsletter or if you are a member of Europacable there is a good chance you will receive emails from us. We will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which relate to the services we provide to you.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.
This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.

4.2. Cookies for analytical purposes

This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) for statistical purposes. Google Analytics itself uses cookies (temporary, permanent and direct) to analyse how visitors use the Europacable website. The information generated by the cookies concerning your use of the Europacable website (including your IP address, time of visit to the site, the type of browser that you use, the pages you consult and the files you download) is transferred to and archived by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to create reports on the website activity for Europacable. Google may not supply this information to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so. Google will not combine your IP address with other data at its disposal. By using the Europacable website, you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes as described above.
Google complies with the Safe Harbor principles and subscribes to the Safe Harbor programme operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In the event that you do not wish data on your website visit to be forwarded to Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You will find further information on privacy in Google Analytics here.

5. How can you manage/access/delete your data?

You have the right to access your data, have us update outdated information or correct any errors in your data or, if necessary, delete such data or request that we restrict the use thereof. You also have the right to opt out of receiving newsletters or marketing materials from Europacable. With each newsletter, you will have the possibility of unsubscribing or updating your information and preferences.

In addition, you can exercise your rights by sending an email to a.lampasonaeuropacable.eu. Please note that we may ask for additional information to ascertain your identity before we comply with your request. If we cannot remedy your concern, you can contact the Belgian Data Protection Authority with questions or concerns relating to the protection of your personal data.

6. How long do we keep your data?

Data about your browsing our website will be kept only for the duration of the session. However, cookies may last longer on your device so we can identify you upon your next visit (see, Cookie Notice).

Registrations for events or newsletters will be kept until after the event or until you unsubscribe from our newsletters.

Other personal data that we have will be retained for the duration that is relevant for the purpose as set out above, in accordance to internal retention periods, taking into account contractual or legal obligations and liability that we may have to keep records of our files.

7. How to contact us

By e-mail: a.lampasonaeuropacable.eu.