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Belga News Agency NV (Belga) processes personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. For further information, questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact [email protected] .

Processing purposes
Belga collects and processes customers' personal data for customer and order management purposes (including customer administration, order/delivery tracking, invoicing, solvency tracking, profiling and sending marketing and personalised advertising).

Legal basis(s) of processing
Personal data will be processed on the basis of Article 6.1. [(a) consent,] [(b) (necessary for the performance of a contract),] [(c) (necessary to comply with a legal obligation)], [(f) (necessary for the fulfilment of our legitimate interest to conduct business)] of the General Data Protection Regulation.[To the extent that the processing of personal data takes place on the basis of Article 6.1. a) (consent), the customer always has the right to withdraw the consent given].

Transfer to third parties
If necessary to achieve the purposes stated, the Customer's personal data will be shared with other companies (of Belga Group) within the European Economic Area that are directly or indirectly related to Belga or with any other partner of Belga.Belga guarantees that these recipients will take the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data.

Retention period
Personal data processed for customer management purposes will be kept for the period necessary to comply with legal requirements (including in the field of accounting).

Right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection and transferability of personal data
The customer has the right to access his personal data at any time and may correct them (or have them corrected) if they are inaccurate or incomplete, have them deleted, restrict their processing and object to the processing of personal data concerning him on the basis of Article 6.1 (f), including profiling on the basis of those provisions.

Furthermore, the customer has the right to obtain a copy (in a structured, common and machine-readable form) of his personal data and to have the personal data transferred to another company.In order to exercise the above rights, the customer is asked to:- adjust the settings of his customer account himself; and/or- send an e-mail to the following e-mail address: [email protected] ;

Direct marketing
The customer has the right to oppose, free of charge, any processing of his personal data for direct marketing purposes.

The Customer has the right to lodge a complaint with the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels - [email protected]).

Belga uses cookies to provide the services. Belga's "cookie policy" is available on Belga's website.

Cookies are small text files placed on the internaut's computer by the websites he visits. Cookies are used to make these websites function or function more efficiently and to provide information to the holder of the website. The cookie contains a unique code that allows the internaut to be recognised during the visit to the website (a so-called 'session' cookie) or on subsequent, repeated visits (a so-called 'permanent' cookie). Cookies do not contain any personal data. Cookies can be set by the server of the website the internaut visits or by third parties with which the website cooperates. A website's server can only read the cookies it has placed itself; it has no access to other information located on the User's computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on the internaut's computer or mobile device in the browser's folder. The content of a cookie usually consists of the name of the server that placed the cookie, an expiry date and a unique number code. Cookies generally make the interaction between the internaut and the website easier and faster and help the internaut to navigate between the different sections of a website.

Belga uses the following cookies:

Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for visiting the website and for using certain parts of it (e.g. recognition of the User). These cookies allow the User to navigate between different parts of the website. If the User refuses these cookies, certain parts of the website will not work or will not work optimally.

Functional cookies
These cookies facilitate the functioning of the website and ensure that the User receives a more personalised browsing experience. For example, they are cookies that somewhere remember the User's preferences (e.g. language).

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about the use that Users make of the website with the intention of improving the content of the website, adapting it more to Users' preferences and increasing the ease of use of our websites. For example, there is a cookie that helps count the number of unique visitors.

Third-party cookies
The website also contains a third-party element. For example, Belga's payment partner places a cookie to recognise the User who has placed a payment.If the User notices that other cookies are placed on our website, Belga thanks the User for informing it immediately so that Belga can make the necessary adjustments.

Through the browser settings, the User can refuse the installation of cookies. The User can also set his browser so that he is notified when a cookie is installed or that the collection of cookies is not possible. The User can delete already installed cookies from the computer or mobile device at any time.

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