Privacyverklaring van Connect

In full force and effect since May 25, 2018

Connect values your privacy. Like you, we want your personal data to remain protected. As data controllers, we, both Connect JSC and Connect Ltd. (hereafter: “Connect”, “we”), are responsible for processing your personal data in the context of our business activities. This Privacy Statement tells you which personal data are processed by us, why we process these types of data and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

If, after thoroughly reading this Privacy Statement, you still have questions about the processing of your personal data or about your privacy rights, you can contact us via the details below.

Connect JSC
Maastrichterstraat 71
3500 Hasselt

Connect Ltd.
Torenallee 45
5617 BA Eindhoven

+32 (0)11 45 68 45

Which data do we collect?

We collect, store, and use only those types of personal data necessary for us to be of service to you. Which personal data we process therefore depends on the nature of your question. Are your details incorrect or no longer up to date? Please let us know via info@connect.be.

When you visit our website, we will give you a cookie :-). It is not edible, but it is a small text file that our web page server places on your hard drive to improve your experience on our website. Cookies make it easier for you to use our site and they remember your technical choices (such as the choice of language). By changing the settings of your browser, you can choose whether or not you wish to use a cookie.

Subscriber newsletter
Every two weeks we send out a newsletter with funny or lovely news items about Connect, interesting trends, and facts about the world of strategic communication. You will only receive this newsletter if you are subscribed (which you can do via our website or by sending an e-mail to info@connect.be). The identification data (namely your surname, first name and e-mail address) you provide us with will only be used to send you the newsletter. Do you no longer want to receive the newsletter? No problem, you can always unsubscribe by clicking Unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to info@connect.be.

Job applicant
When you respond to a vacancy on our website, you give us permission to process your personal data for the selection and recruitment procedure. We only process the data you share with us on your CV and motivation letter. Connect anticipates future recruitments by means of a recruitment reserve.

Do you use our services? Then, we will also treat your privacy with care. Within the framework of the agreement, we collect and process the identity and contact information of our customers and clients, their personnel, employees, and other useful contacts to the extent that it is necessary to successfully complete our assignment (customer management) and to be able to organize the associated administration (accounting). If you have given your permission, we will also send you our fortnightly newsletter or e-mail you interesting commercial offers.

Supplier and subcontractor
We collect and process the identity and contact details of our suppliers and subcontractors, as well as their (sub)contractor(s), contract staff, employees and other useful contacts. We do this in the context of the execution of an ongoing agreement or future collaborations, accounting and direct marketing activities such as sending promotional or commercial information. The legal grounds are the performance of the contract, the fulfilment of legal and regulatory obligations and/or our legitimate interest.

How long do we store the data?

We only store and process personal data for a period necessary for the purposes of the processing and for the (contractual or other) relationship we have with you.

Customer data and data from suppliers and subcontractors will in any case be deleted from our systems after a period of ten years after the termination of the agreement or project. This rule does not apply to personal data that specific legislation requires us to store for a longer period of time or in the event of an ongoing dispute for which the personal data are still necessary.

The personal data of job applicants will be stored by us for a maximum of two years after the application. As an applicant, you may become a part of a recruitment reserve if you were not immediately selected for the job. This means that we can contact you during the two years after the initial application procedure and still offer you a job at Connect.

What are your privacy rights?

In accordance with the Belgian privacy legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation, we inform you that you have several privacy rights. You can exercise these rights by sending an e-mail to info@connect.be. Your privacy rights include:

Access and inspection
You have the right to consult the information we have about you free of charge and to check what it is being used for.

Correction and completion
You have the right to have your incorrect personal data corrected and your incomplete data completed.

Deletion and restriction
You have the right to have your personal data deleted by us or to have the processing thereof restricted in the circumstances and under the conditions that are stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation. We may refuse the deletion or restriction of personal data necessary for us to carry out a legal obligation, an agreement or our legitimate interest for as long as the data are necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

You have the right to obtain the personal data you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable form. You have the right to transfer your data to another data controller.

You can object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons. However, you cannot object to the processing of personal data that are necessary for us to carry out a legal obligation, an agreement or our legitimate interest for as long as the data are necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

Withdrawal of your consent
If you have given us prior consent to process your data, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Your personal data will then only be processed if we have a legal basis other than consent.

Non-automated decisions
You have the right to object to automatic decisions and profiling. We confirm that our processing of personal data does not include profiling and that you will not be subject to a fully automated decision.

Transfer to third parties
In order to achieve some of the objectives above, we provide our employees with access to your personal data. We guarantee that they process your data securely and legitimately.

In addition, we will make some personal data collected by us accessible to third party service providers. These include, for example, our IT supplier and our accountant. None of these third parties are located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

We may transfer your personal information to other third parties if that turns out to be necessary to achieve the objectives above. This could be the case, for example, if we were to be fully or partially reorganised, or if our activities were to be transferred. We may also be required to disclose your personal information in order to comply with a court order or with a certain legal obligation. In that case, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you of this in advance. However, you will understand that this is not always technically or commercially feasible or that legal restrictions may apply.

Under no circumstances will we sell or commercially make your personal data available to direct marketing agencies or similar service providers without your prior consent.

Technical and organisational measures

We assure you that we take the necessary technical and organisational measures to process your personal data securely and protect the data against destruction, loss, falsification, alteration, unauthorised access, inadvertent disclosure to third parties, or any other forbidden processing of personal data.

Modification of privacy statement

We may change our privacy statement. You will always find the latest version on our website. 


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