Privacy & Security

The French, German and English translations of the current privacy policy are intended solely for information.
If there are differences, only the Dutch language version of this privacy policy shall apply.

1. Website procedures

This privacy policy describes how BVBA Brouwland, which has its registered office at 3581 Beverlo, Korspelsesteenweg 86, Belgium, and company number 0412.461.618 (hereafter "Brouwland"), uses and secures the data provided by the user of the website to Brouwland when s/he visits this website.

Users do not need to provide any personal information to be able to use the www.brouwland.com website (hereafter referred to as the "Website"). The Website only collects personal data which is provided explicitly and willingly by users. This information may consist of, but is not limited to, their surname and first name, email address, phone number, country and profile of each user.

In principle, Brouwland does not ask users for any sensitive information (such as data about race, ethnicity, religious or other beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health or sexual orientation). If necessary, Brouwland will ask for users' express agreement to collect and use this information.

2. Information collected automatically

2.1 Technical information

Like many other websites this Website automatically collects certain, non-identifiable information about website users, such as the internet protocol - (IP) address of the computer, the IP-address of your internet service provider, the date and time of access to the website, the internet address of the website from which you clicked a direct link to this website, the operating system that you use, the parts of the website that you visit, the website pages and the information which you looked at, and the materials that you sent or downloaded from this website. This technical information is used for website and system management purposes as well as to improve the Website. This technical data may be passed to third parties and may be stored permanently for the purposes of future use.

2.2 Cookies and web beacons

In order to guarantee that our Website is well managed and to simplify navigation around the site, Brouwland – or the service providers to Brouwland – may use cookies (small text files which are stored in a user's browser) or web beacons (electronic images which can be used to count the number of users who visited a given page and which allow access to certain cookies) to collect global data. Brouwland can use these instruments to track various data in its systems, and to group users into categories using various criteria such as IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited. This information is used to analyse the number of users in the different sections of the Website and to ensure that the Website works as a source of useful and relevant information.

Neither the cookies nor the web beacons used by Brouwland collect any personal data, such as user names or email addresses. In addition most browsers offer individual users the option of switching off cookies. In certain cases it may occur that users will be refused access to certain parts of the Website if their browser is set to block cookies.

3. Information used

Brouwland can use non-personal information to create global tracking information reports on demographic data about Website users and their use of the Website and can provide these reports to third parties. The tracking information in these reports is not linked to the identity data or other personal data about individual users.

4. Other topics

4.1 Security

Brouwland takes all necessary steps to secure its servers, applications and databases and to prevent unauthorised access or unapproved use. To this end, Brouwland uses physical, administrative and technological methods so that the information which Brouwland holds is kept safe.

Sadly, Brouwland cannot guarantee 100% security. If you have specific security concerns about the processing of specific personal data, then you should not send this information across the internet. 

4.2 Other websites

The Website may include links to other websites or internet sources. If you click one of these links, then you move to another website or internet source which may collect information about you deliberately via cookies or other technologies. Brouwland has no responsibility or liability of any kind for, or ability to control these other websites or internet sources or their collection, use or distribution of your personal data. You need to check the privacy policies of these other websites or internet sources and judge for yourself how they collect and use information.

4.3 Changes to the privacy policy

Brouwland may change, extend or amend its privacy policy at any time, for any reason whatsoever, by placing the revised Privacy Policy in a highly visible location on the Website.

5. Notice

Brouwland is concerned about your privacy and does all it can to process your personal data in line with Belgian legislation, its 'general policy relating to data protection' and in compliance with the strictest standards in the area of honest information.

6. Why do we record your personal details?

6.1 General aims

Where necessary, Brouwland will process your personal data solely with a view to (i) a possible job application, (ii) expanding its orders; (iii) to inform you about its other goods and/or services.

With the above aims in mind, Brouwland may see a need to acquire personal information relating to the identity of the user (name, first name and address), their working history, experience, motivation and all the information which is normally found in a curriculum vitae.

6.2 Direct marketing and communication with third parties

Brouwland treats your personal data as confidential information which will never be shared with third parties and which will never be used for direct marketing, unless you have previously given Brouwland permission to do this.

If you have given Brouwland your permission, you can of course also deregister from this at any time for specific services. Under the law you have the right, on request and free of charge, to object to the use of your personal details for the purposes of direct marketing. All you need to do is send your request to our customer services team by email (info@brouwland.com), or send a letter to Korspelsesteenweg 86, 3581 Beverlo, Belgium or contact us by phone on +32 11 40.14.08.

7. Who is responsible for processing your personal details?

The party responsible for processing all personal details collected via the Website is Brouwland.

The manager of the Website is responsible for answering all questions relating to the protection of your privacy. You can send him any questions you may have by email at the following email address: privacy@brouwland.com.

8. How can I get access to my personal data?

You can ask Brouwland, free of charge, to give you access to your personal details, or to correct these or to remove them by sending Brouwland a letter or email, including a copy of your identity card, at:

  • By letter: BVBA Brouwland, Korspelsesteenweg 86, 3581 Beverlo, Belgium;
  • By email: info@brouwland.com

Brouwland will then do whatever is necessary as quickly as possible to implement your request.

9. General information

The policy for protection of your personal details complies fully with all legal requirements in Belgium and the European Union:

  • The Belgian law dated 8 December 1992, the so-called "privacy law" (last amended by the law dated 11 December 1998)
  • European Directive number 95/46/EC dated 24 October 1995, relating to the protection of privacy

We are not responsible for the privacy policy of the websites which can be reached by means of a hyperlink from our site.

The present privacy policy is exclusively governed by and must be interpreted in line with Belgian law. In the event of disputes, the courts in the Hasselt district have jurisdiction.