Last updated: Tuesday, 07 April 2020
1. What does this policy cover?
1.2. We process personal data in accordance with the legislation in force, and, in particular, Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data (hereinafter the “GDPR”). Where the processing takes place in the context of electronic communications, such processing is done in accordance with the Belgian local regulations transposing the relevant provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector.
1.3. “Personal Data” is any data relating to an identified or identifiable individual (the ‘data subject’).
1.4. We process Personal Data that have been previously collected by Cable Europe, entity which has changed its name as a result of statutory changes published in the “Moniteur Belge” on 31 March 2020.
2. Information about us
2.1. The GIGAEurope Association [GigaEurope AISBL ], shortened as “GIGAEurope” is an international association of connectivity providers.
2.2. The “Association”joins the forces of independent private operators who invest, build and operate state of the art communications networks. As the enablers of the digital economy, they are committed to building the European Digital Single MarketThe “Association” also provides marketing, learning, sharing of best practices and networking via events, workshops and webinars for the connectivity industry.
2.3. The GIGAEurope Association’s seat is established in 41, Avenue des Arts, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.
3. Your rights
3.1. As a data subject, you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation which this Policy and our use of Personal Data have been designed to uphold:
3.1.1. The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data
3.1.2. The right of access to the Personal Data we hold about you
3.1.3. The right to rectification if any Personal Data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete
3.1.4. The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask us to delete any Personal Data We hold about you
3.1.5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your Personal Data
3.1.6. The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your Personal Data to re-use with another organisation)
3.1.7. The right to object to the use of your Personal Data. In particular, you have the right to unsubscribe from our communications via the means provided in the communications we send or by contacting us using the means indicated under section 9 below.
3.1.9. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Belgian supervisory authority: The Commission for the Protection of Privacy, https://www.privacycommissie.be and https://www.dataprotectionauthority.be/citizen
3.2. If you would like to exercise your rights, please contact us using the means provided in section 9 below.
4. What data we process, for what and for how long?
4.1. GIGAEurope collects Personal Data relating to membership status, which may include ID and job details, including contact details and invoicing information.
4.2. We primarily use these data to represent our members’ interests, to keep them informed of our activities and events and to organise such activities and events.
4.3. We also process Personal Data (namely ID and contact details) of EU civil servants, members of the European Parliament and external contacts whom we contact occasionally in the pursuit of our activities. These data have been either obtained directly from the data subject or are available from public sources.
4.4. Direct Marketing
4.4.1. In a limited number of cases, GIGAEurope and our partners use Personal Data for direct marketing purposes and sponsorship requests.
4.4.2. You have the right to object to such use at any time and free of charge by unsubscribing from our communications via the means provided in the communications we send or by contacting us using the means indicated in section 9 below.
4.5. We will generally keep personal information no longer than is needed for us to carry out the activities described in section 2.2. For example, we will keep personal information held as part of our membership records for the duration of the membership. At the end of the membership, we will only retain the minimum information necessary to deal with any future issues. We also limit the amount of Personal Data stored to what is necessary to carry out our activities.
5. Legal basis
5.1. In the context of our internal and external communications, we consider that the use of your Personal Data is done on the basis of GIGAEurope’s legitimate interests to pursue our activities (policy positioning, promotion of the connectivity sector…) on behalf of our members and/or to promote their interests.
5.2. When we process your personal information for our legitimate interests, we will have considered and balanced any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection. We do not use your Personal Data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you. You may obtain more information on our ‘balancing test’ by contacting us using the means indicated under 9 below.
5.3. Where we process Personal Data for direct marketing purposes (4.4 above), GIGAEurope does so on the basis of a previous business relationship with you or because you have given us your consent.
6.1. On our website, we may collect data directly from you. You may provide us with Personal Data when you fill in the contact online form, when signing in to your account (Members Area), where appropriate, or when using the email addresses mentioned on our websites.
Statistic cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about the use of our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. This helps us improve your browsing experience. Google Analytics analyses your interaction with our website and stores information about IP address, operating system, web browser, pages visited, demographics of the users, the device used, and where the visit originated. Google provides certain privacy options and choices in this regard, which are described here.
6.3. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
6.4. Social widgets
Our website has buttons that link to LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The providers of these third-party social widgets may set cookies to collect information regarding our website users and their interactions with the social widgets. Please review the privacy policies of the social widget providers for more information.
7. How we disclose your personal data
7.2. We do not transfer any Personal Data to countries or international organisations outside the European Economic Area unless they are deemed by applicable law to have adequate privacy protection, or recognised legal mechanisms are in place to ensure adequate protection of your Personal Data (e.g. EU Standard Contractual Clauses or EU-US Privacy Shield framework).
7.3. We may disclose your Personal Data in the following circumstances:
7.3.1. Registration information as a member may be disclosed by the Association to other members and third parties in the context of GIGAEurope’s activities and events (e.g., during a conference or a meeting).
7.3.2. Currently, and where relevant, we share your Personal Data with the following business partners and exclusively for the following purposes:
· Amethyst Events (http://www.amethystevents.com/) to inform GIGAEurope (through newsletters) and to market events for the connectivity industry.
7.3.3. We also use third-party software tools, namely, Mail Chimp and SalesForce. Both entities are self-certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Our agreement with Salesforce is governed by the terms of the Salesforce.org Master Subscription Agreement available at http://www.salesforce.org/master-subscription-agreement/ and http://info.salesforcefoundation.org/l/30282/2015-10-16/5r2jjl/30282/130279/SFDO_Reseller_Data_Processing_Addendum__Standard_Contractual_Clauses_.pdf (data processing addendum). Mail Chimp’s policy on GDPR is available at https://blog.mailchimp.com/tag/gdpr/
7.3.4. We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, warrant or request.
7.3.5. We also reserve the right to disclose your Personal Data to defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to protect the security or integrity of our website, to protect our property or other legal rights.
7.3.6. Your Personal Data may be disclosed and otherwise communicated to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition or similar transaction, or in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy in which Personal Data is transferred to one or more third parties.
9. How to contact us
If you would like to exercise your rights or if you have questions regarding the Personal Data we process, you can send us an email at email@example.com .
Or write to us at:
Avenue des Arts, 41
1040 Brussels, Belgium