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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the processing of your personal data by the EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (hereinafter: “FEAD”, “we”, “us”, “our”) whenever you:

  1. visit our Website (www.fead.be, hereinafter: “Website”);
  2. communicate with us via e-mail, telephone, fax and social media (hereinafter: “Social Media Channels”; i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter);
  3. interact with us at fairs and events.

NOTE: If you want general information on how we process your personal data through cookies, social media plug-ins and tracking pixels, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

We are responsible for the cookies

  1. When you use our Services, we – the EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (“FEAD”), having its registered seat at Rue Philippe Le Bon 15, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, +32 (2) 732 32 13 – are responsible for the processing of your personal data. You can contact us by e-mail: info@fead.be.
  2. Belgian Chambers has the right to modify, change or amend this Privacy Policy at its own discretion and from time to time. Such modification, change or amendment shall be communicated through the Website. If you do not accept the modifications, changes or amendments, you should inform us by sending an e-mail to info@fead.be. If we do not receive such an e-mail from you within three (3) business days after the changes to the Privacy Policy have been announced in a visible manner on our Website, you will be deemed to have unambiguously accepted all such changes.

Personal Data that we are processing

  1. Whenever you use our Website and Social Media Channels, we collect and process:
    – technical information associated with the device you use, such as your IP address, browser type, geographical location and operating system;
    – information concerning your browsing behaviour, such as how long you visit, what links you click on, what pages you visit and how many times you visit a page.

  2. When you fill out the contact form on our Website, or contact us via e-mail, telephone, fax or Social Media Channels, we collect:
    – personal identification data (e.g. name, e-mail address);
    – electronic identification data (e.g. IP address, browser type);
    – the content of your communication and the technical details of the communication itself (with whom you correspond at our end, date and time, etc.);
    – publicly available information of your profile on Social Media Channels;
    – any other personal data you choose to provide to us.

  3. When you apply for a job via e-mail, we collect and process the following categories of personal data:
    – personal identification data (e.g. name, e-mail address);
    – the content of your communication and the technical details of the communication itself (with whom you correspond at our end, date and time, etc.);
    – any attachments you send us, such as your CV.

  4. When you interact with us at fairs and events, we collect and process the following categories of personal data:
    – personal identification data (e.g. name, e-mail address);
    – any personal data listed on your business card, should you choose to give us your card (e.g. your name, function, current employment, etc.).

The reason why we process your personal data

We process your personal data for the following reasons: (a) the categories of personal data described under articles B.2 and B.4 to inform you about our activities and news items we think may be of interest to you; (b) the categories of personal data described under article B.2 to provide you with the information you specifically request in your communication to us; (c) the categories of personal data described under articles B.2 and B.4 for general management of our members, contacts and memberships; (d) the categories of personal data described under article B.1 for statistical reasons; (e) the categories of personal data described under article B.1 to improve our Website, Social Media Channels and overall communication; (f) the categories of personal data described under articles B.1, B.2, B.3 and B.4 for security reasons and misuse detection, prevention and reporting; (g) the categories of personal data described under articles B.1, B.2, B.3 and B.4 to inform any third party in the context of a possible merger with, acquisition from/by or demerger by that third party, even if that third party is located outside the EU; (h) the categories of personal data described under article B.3 to consider your application; (i) the categories of personal data described under articles B.1, B.2, B.3 and B.4 to comply with our legal obligations as well as with any valid request from police, judicial or governmental authorities.

Legitimacy of the processing of your personal data

1.  The data protection laws require us to precisely indicate to you which legal option we rely on to make the processing of your personal data legitimate. We need to clarify this for each of the purposes listed in section C above.

2.  For the purpose mentioned under C. (a) and (b) above, we rely on your consent. We will only send you e-mails with your explicit prior consent, which you may withdraw at any time. You can use the option to unsubscribe in the e-mails we send you. When you send us a request via the contact form, e-mail or any other communication channel, we interpret your request for information as your explicit consent to process your personal data in order to be able to answer your request.

3. For the purposes (c) to (g) we process your personal data because it is necessary for purposes of our legitimate interests, which in this case concern: (1) to be able to manage our communications, contacts, members and memberships; (2) gaining insights in how the Website and our Social Media Channels are used; (3) our commercial interests to improve and expand our business and services; (4) our security and safety interests; (5) being able to conclude corporate transactions.

4. For purpose (h) we process your personal data because it is necessary to come to an employment agreement with you.

5.  For purpose (i) we need to process your personal data to comply with our legal obligations.

Recipients and transfers:

Your personal data may be sent to the following categories of recipients: (a) yourself; (b) your contacts or business relations upon your request; (c) our service providers; (d) our shareholders and potential acquirers; (e) governmental, judicial and other competent bodies.

Period of retaining your personal data

Your personal data are only processed for as long as needed to achieve the purposes listed in section C above. We will de-identify your personal data when they are no longer necessary for these purposes, unless there is: (a) an overriding interest of FEAD or any other third party in keeping your personal data identifiable; (b) a legal or regulatory obligation or a judicial or administrative order that prevents us from de-identifying them. 

Your rights

  1. You have the right to request access to all personal data processed by us insofar it pertains to you. We reserve the right to refuse multiple requests for access that are clearly submitted for causing nuisance or harm to us or others.
  2. You have the right to ask that any personal data pertaining to you which are inaccurate, are corrected free of charge. If a request for correction is submitted, such request must be accompanied of proof of the flawed nature of the data for which correction is asked.
  3. You have the right to request that personal data pertaining to you will be deleted if they are no longer required in light of the purposes outlined above.
  4. Instead of deletion you can also ask that we limit the processing of your personal data if and when (a) you contest the accuracy of that data, (b) the processing is illegitimate or (c) the data are no longer needed for the purposes which are outlined above, but you need them to defend yourself in judicial proceedings.
  5. You have the right to oppose the processing of personal data for the purposes (b) to (d) in section C, but you are required to explain your particular circumstances on which your request for opposition is based.
  6. You have the right to receive from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format all personal data you have provided to us.
  7. Each request addressed to us can be send via e-mail to info@fead.be.
  8. An e-mail requesting to exercise a right will not be construed as consent with the processing of your personal data beyond what is required for handling your request. Such request should clearly state and specify which right you wish to exercise and the reasons for it, if such is required. It should also be dated, signed and accompanied by a digitally scanned copy of your valid identity card proving your identity. Without prejudice to the allocation of responsibilities as outlined in section A, we will promptly inform you of having received this request. If the request proves valid, we will notify you at the latest thirty (30) days after having received the request.
  9. If you have any complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by FEAD, you may always contact us via the e-mail address mentioned in paragraph 7 of this section. If you remain unsatisfied with our response, you may file a complaint with the competent data protection authority, i.e. the Belgian data protection authority.