Hoge Mauw 740, 2370 Arendonk, Belgium
RLE Antwerp (div. Turnhout) no. 0436.332.922
VAT BE0436.332.922 (Hereinafter: ‘ARODO’, ‘we’ or ‘us’)
version dated June 3, 2021
(i) our website https://www.arodo.com/ (Hereinafter: ‘Website); and
(ii) all other commercial relationships between ARODO and its customers, potential customers, and business partners.
ARODO wishes to emphasize that it always tries to act in accordance with the ‘Privacy Legislation’, namely:
(i) the Belgian Act of July 30, 2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data;
(ii) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC; and
(iii) other applicable special provisions on data protection.
I. Who processes your data?
The controller of your personal data collected on this Website is the private company ‘ARODO’, with registered office at Hoge Mauw 740, 2370 Arendonk (Belgium), listed in the Antwerp Register of Legal Entitles, division Turnhout, under number 0436.332.922, VAT BE 0436.332.922. ARODO’s contact details are included under Part X.
II. ARODO’s processing activities
(what types, for what purposes, on what legal grounds, and for how long does ARODO collect and process personal data? Are these data transferred to third countries)?
Providing certain personal data is sometimes a prerequisite to benefit from certain services (for example, to gain access to certain parts of the Website, to subscribe to newsletters, to participate in certain activities and events, to be able to receive certain goods and services by way of delivery). This policy also specifies which data are mandatory and which are optional.
If ARODO’s legitimate interest is the legal basis for processing, as shown in the tables below, ARODO will always:
(i) assess the necessity of the processing activity in relation to the purpose of the processing (proportionality test); and
(ii) assess whether you, the data subject, could reasonably expect the specific processing operation to take place, so we can estimate the possible effects of the processing operation on your fundamental rights and freedoms.
ARODO thus always strives to minimize the impact on your fundamental rights and freedoms as much as possible. We warrant that we will process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest only if we are absolutely sure that a balance can be found between your rights and freedoms and our interests. If a balance cannot be guaranteed, ARODO:
(i) will no longer process your personal data in that specific situation (for that specific purpose); or
(ii) will rely on another legal ground to process your personal data (e.g. consent).
B. Processing activities concerning the use of the Website
|Collection method||Personal data||Purposes||Legal basis||Retention period|
|Filling out the contact form||First name, surname, email address, telephone/cell phone number, business name, job title, other personal data provided voluntarily||Answering questions||Explicit consent||1 year|
|Cookies on the Website (*)||IP address||Optimizing and personalizing your browsing experience.||Explicit consent (consent can be withdrawn at any time for non-essential cookies)||Depends on the type of cookie. Session cookies are deleted immediately after the browser session; other cookies are always placed for a specific, proportional period.|
|Requesting a quotation||First name, surname, email address, telephone/cell phone number, business name, job title, other personal data provided voluntarily||Answering the request for quotation, preparing and sending the quotation||Explicit consent||1 year|
|Filling out the job application form||First name, surname, telephone/cell phone number, email address, zip code, CV, motivation letter, other personal data provided voluntarily||Selecting and recruiting potential new employees||Explicit consent||1 year|
ARODO also automatically collects anonymous information regarding your use of the Website. For example, ARODO will automatically log which parts of the Website you visit, which web browser you use, and which website you visited when you accessed the Website. Although we cannot identify you on the basis of these data, they allow ARODO to compile statistics on the use of the Website.
C. ARODO’s other processing activities
|Collection method||Personal data||Purposes||Legal basis||Retention period|
|Communication with existing and future business partners||Contact person’s first name, surname, email address, and telephone number||Corresponding by telephone or email, whether or not to answer questions||Performing the contract with ARODO or to respond to a question/request before concluding a contract||As long as ARODO and the business partner have a business relationship + 1 year after termination. 1 year if no relationship has been established|
|Communication with existing and future customers||Contact person’s first name, surname, email address, and telephone number||Corresponding by telephone or email, whether or not to answer questions||Performing the contract with ARODO or to respond to a question/request before concluding a contract||As long as ARODO and the customer have a business relationship + 1 year after termination. 1 year if no customer relationship has been established|
|Sending newsletter||Email address||Providing information about ARODO’s existing and new products and services||Legitimate interest for active customers
Explicit consent for non-customers
|Until the customer/recipient unsubscribes from the newsletter|
|Invoicing||Contact person’s first name, surname, email address, and telephone number, corporation’s name and address||Invoicing||Performing the contract||7 years (minimum statutory retention period)|
|Applications (other than through the Website)||First name, surname, telephone/cell phone number, email address, zip code, CV, motivation letter, other personal data provided voluntarily||Selecting and recruiting potential new employees||Explicit consent||1 year|
III. With whom do we share your personal data?
ARODO will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless necessary for performing and optimizing the contract. For this purpose, we may disclose your personal data to payment providers, software suppliers, cloud partners, transport partners, external IT consultants, external marketing consultants, and ARODO’s affiliates within the meaning of Section 1:20 of the Belgian Corporations Code.
Besides the above, ARODO may disclose your personal data:
- to the competent authorities (i) if it is obliged to do so by law or in the context of current or future legal proceedings and (ii) to safeguard and defend its rights;
- if it or most of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case your personal data that ARODO has collected will be one of the transferred assets.
IV. Cross-border processing of personal data
Any transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to a recipient residing or having its corporate domicile in a country not covered by an adequacy decision issued by the European Commission will be governed by the provisions of a data transfer agreement, which will contain:
(i) the standard contractual clauses as stipulated in the ‘European Commission Decision of February 5, 2010 (Decision 2010/87/EC)’; and/or
(ii) binding corporate rules. If the standard contractual clauses are used in this case, the recipient of the personal data/ARODO’s processor in the third country must guarantee to ARODO that an adequate level of privacy compliance is ensured in the third party’s country; and/or
(iii) provide appropriate guarantees by any other mechanism under the Privacy Legislation or any other regulation governing the processing of personal data.
V. How long do we retain your personal data?
VI. What are your privacy rights?
You have these privacy rights in relation to the processing of your personal data:
- Right to access your personal data
You may always access and inspect your personal data that ARODO has processed. ARODO will provide a copy of these personal data on your request.
- Right to rectify, supplement, or update your personal data
You may always have incorrect, incomplete, inappropriate, or outdated personal data removed or rectified.
- Right to erasure of your personal data (‘right to be forgotten’)
In this context, ARODO wishes to point out that certain services will no longer be accessible or can no longer be provided if you delete or have certain necessary personal data deleted.
- Right to restrict the processing of your personal data
You may restrict the processing of your personal data if:
- you dispute the accuracy of the data, for a period that allows ARODO to verify the accuracy;
- the processing is unlawful, and you oppose the erasure of your personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
- ARODO no longer needs your personal data for processing purposes, but still needs them to institute, exercise, or substantiate legal claims;
- you have objected to a processing operation and are waiting for an answer on whether your objection is well-founded.
- Right to portability of your personal data
You may obtain the personal data that ARODO has processed in a structured, commonly used, and digital format so they can be saved for personal use or reuse, or to send them directly to another controller. This right applies insofar as it is technically possible for the controller to do this.
- Right to object to/oppose the further processing of personal data
- You may always object to the processing of your personal data for reasons relating to your specific situation.
- The controller will immediately cease processing your personal data, unless it puts forward compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms or that relate to instituting, exercising, or substantiating legal claims.
If you wish to exercise your privacy rights, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send your request by post (see ARODO’s contact details under Part X).
If there is reasonable doubt about your identity, ARODO may request the front of your identity card for identification purposes before being able to answer your question or request. However, ARODO expressly acknowledges that it will not systematically request a data subject’s identity card in this context and that it will only use the evidence to establish whether you are actually the data subject whose personal data are being processed. Once both parties are satisfied with the answer to your question, ARODO will destroy the evidence.
In principle, you can exercise these rights free of charge using the above form, except when the controller considers the request to be manifestly unfounded or excessive (for example, if you make repeated requests).
If and insofar as permitted under the applicable law, ARODO may process your contact data for direct marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or information about ARODO’s products or services, you can always unsubscribe by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of each email from ARODO.
VII. Security of personal data
ARODO undertakes to implement appropriate and reasonable physical, technological, and organizational security measures to prevent (i) unauthorized or unlawful access to your personal data, and (ii) the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal data.
ARODO will keep all personal data collected on-site and in the cloud with data centers in the EU.
Despite (i) ARODO’s security policy, (ii) the controls it performs, and (iii) the actions it takes in this regard, an infallible level of security cannot be guaranteed. As no method of transmission or transfer via the internet or any electronic storage method is 100% secure, ARODO cannot guarantee absolute security in this context.
IX. Links to other websites
The Website may contain hyperlinks to other websites. When you click on one of these links, you could be directed to another website or internet source that might collect information about you intentionally or through cookies or other technologies. ARODO has no responsibility, liability, or ability to control these other websites or internet sources, or their collection, use, and dissemination of your personal data. You should check the privacy policies of these other websites and internet resources to determine whether they comply with the Privacy Legislation.
X. Contacting ARODO
by e-mail: email@example.com
by post: ARODO BV, Hoge Mauw 740, 2370 Arendonk, Belgium
If you are dissatisfied with how ARODO deals with these questions or comments, or if you have concerns about how ARODO collects, uses, or processes your data, you may lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. This may be the supervisory authority of (i) your usual place of residence, (ii) your place of work, or (iii) the location of the alleged breach of the Privacy Legislation.
Contact details of the Belgian Data Protection Authority:
Data Protection Authority
Rue de la Presse/Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0)2/ 274 48 00