Privacy and Legal Notice
- Privacy Notice
At A-membranes, Plate Lostraat 316, B-3010 Leuven, Belgium, we conduct our business in compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 regarding the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain what personal data A-membranes collects, how A-membranes uses and stores this personal data and with whom A-membranes may share it.
You can use our website without disclosing your personal data. However, providing your personal data might be necessary if you request certain services or information from us, such as the downloading of documents, asking for information or quotations about our products and/or services, you provide your consent for such collection.
1.1 What personal data are collected and on which legal basis?
When you visit A-membranes’ website, you may voluntarily choose to provide us with information about yourself (such as your name, country/state/province, e-mail address, phone number, organization where you work and your job title and optionally (if applicable) the market segment) that we need to correspond with you or to give you access to information.
Unless permitted by applicable data protection laws, A-membranes will not collect any personal data about you unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. registration, completion of contact forms or e-mails).
The legal basis for this processing is your consent (GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit.). If your request is aimed at ordering our products or services, then the legal basis for the processing is the performance of a contract (GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b).
As stipulated by GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
A-membranes strives to have in place appropriate technical and organizational means to protect your information. However, you understand that in providing your personal data over public networks, is never without risk.
1.2 Who is collecting your personal data?
Your data is collected either by A-membranes (Platte Lostraat 316, 3010 Leuven, Belgium – company ID nr. BE0777.967.813) or by the company hosting/maintaining our website and whose contact details are in the imprint of the website.
1.3 For which purposes are your personal data collected and processed?
A-membranes collects, processes, and uses your personal data for the purpose of providing you with information that respond to your enquiry (such as information about our products and/or services) and use and management of the A-membranes web site in general.
1.4 Where are your personal data processed?
Our websites are hosted in Belgium.
1.5 Who has access to your personal data and to whom is your personal data transferred?
Access to your personal data is restricted to authorized users.
Be assured that A-membranes will not distribute or sell your personal data to third parties, without your permission to do so.
A-membranes may cooperate with external service providers who may also be located in third countries. Third countries are countries where the applicable law does not guarantee the same level of data protection as within the European Economic Area.
International transfer of personal data to third parties are protected using the appropriate contracts and measures.
In the event that a recipient of your personal data is located in a third country for which the EU Commission has not made an adequacy decision to the effect that an adequate level of data protection exists in this third country, A-membranes will take additional measures to implement appropriate guarantees for the protection of your personal data in accordance with the GDPR.
A-membranes transfers personal data to external recipients outside the European Economic Area only if the recipient has (i) entered into EU Standard Contractual Clauses with A-membranes or (ii) implemented Binding Corporate Rules in its organization. You may request further information about the safeguards implemented in relation to specific transfers by contacting email@example.com.
1.6 How long may we retain your personal data?
We store your personal data only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which it has been collected or as required by law.
For personal data stored for marketing purposes, the retention period will be a maximum of three (3) years. You also have the right to update your preferences by opting out, whenever you want.
For all other cases, A-membranes will delete your personal data after three (3) months.
1.7 Commercial e-mails?
Specifically, in relation to commercial e-mails that promote A-membranes products and services, A-membranes shall not use your personal data in order to send unsolicited commercial e-mails, unless you have given your consent to receive such e-mails, by ticking the opt-in box in the contact form of our website(s).
At any time, you will have the right to withdraw your consent for any direct marketing purposes. You can communicate this objection by unsubscribing from our e-Newsletter directly in the e-Newsletter itself, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter addressed to A-membranes, Platte Lostraat 316, 3010 Leuven, Belgium. After receipt of your objection, we shall send you a notice of receipt and we shall register your request. Your request shall imply that we shall not send commercial e-mails that would be considered as unsolicited.
1.8 What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
-You have the right of access to your personal data and the right to request rectification of incorrect, incomplete, or irrelevant data.
-You have the right to object to processing of your personal data and to obtain the erasure of your personal data.
-You have also the right to restrict processing of your personal data.
-When processing of your personal data is based on consent, you also have at any time, the right to withdraw your consent for further processing of your personal data. You understand that the personal data that was disclosed by A-membranes prior to your request to abolish further disclosure is no longer under the control of A-membranes.
-You have a right to request data portability.
If you have any queries about your personal data or if you want to exercise your rights, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by letter addressed to A-membranes, Platte Lostraat 316, 3010 Leuven, Belgium..
- Legal Notice
This legal notice governs the use of the A-membranes website. Any use of those websites is only permitted on the basis of this legal notice.
A-membranes protects its intellectual property, such as the downloadable documents, information and even software that can be downloaded from our website. Even if these items are provided for free, the user shall be aware that the use of the items is limited and fully governed by a licence. The user shall only use these items in the manner and for the purposes for which it was intended.
Items that can be downloaded via links directly or indirectly provided by A-membranes, shall not be regarded as items distributed by A-membranes and A-membranes does not assume any obligation in relation thereto.
A-membranes and any other trademarks, service marks, trade names or logos displayed on this website are the property of A-membranes, its affiliates or other third parties. Nothing contained in this legal notice nor in any text on this website shall be construed as granting by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names or logos appearing on the website without the express prior written consent of their respective owner.
All website design, text, graphics, data and the selection and arrangement thereof, as well as all guides, newsletters, software and any other items that can be downloaded through this website, are the sole property and copyright of A-membranes, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of this website for non-commercial, private purposes only. Any other use of materials on this website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, translation, distribution, or republication without the prior written permission of A-membranes is strictly prohibited. Copyrights for the photographs reproduced on the A-membranes website are vested with the individual photographers or A-membranes, and may not be reproduced in any form without prior permission from the creators.
2.4 Linked Sites
The A-membranes website may be linked to other websites which are not under the control of, and are not maintained by A-membranes. A-membranes has not fully examined or analysed the content of such websites, which may furthermore change over time or disappear. A-membranes is not responsible for the content of those sites and the link does not imply that A-membranes agrees with its content. A-membranes is providing these links to you only as a convenience and at your own risk, and the inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by A-membranes of those sites, nor does it imply any partnership or cooperation whatsoever between A-membranes and the owners or operators of such linked sites.
The sender of any communications to A-membranes website(s) or otherwise to the owners or operators of A-membranes website(s) shall solely be responsible for the content and information contained therein, including its truthfulness and accuracy.
2.5 General purpose of the A-membranes website
The A-membranes web site is primarily intended for general information purposes and should only be used as such. Although A-membranes tries to offer information which is carefully selected and recent, the A-membranes websites should not be used as a substitute for any kind of specific professional advice where needed. No warranty nor representation, express or implied, is given as to the accuracy, relevancy, completeness or currentness of the offered information, nor as to the suitability of the information for a certain purpose. Price and availability information, product specifications and service descriptions are subject to change without notice. Actual products and equipment may differ in appearance from images shown.
2.6 User Rights and undertakings
The user of A-membranes website(s) undertakes i) not to make use of the websites for illegal or harmful purposes; ii) not to prevent access to the websites nor to disrupt or modify the website, nor to render the websites less efficient or to cause damages to the websites, A-membranes or third parties; iii) not to make use of the websites in order to transmit or distribute computer viruses or harmful, insulting or illegal information.
2.7 Disclaimer “As Is”
A-membranes is providing the A-membranes website and its contents on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind to the A-membranes website and its content. A-membranes disclaims all representations and warranties of merchantability and technical, commercial, or other fitness for any particular purpose, nor the completeness, accuracy or currentness of any information accessible on or via the A-membranes website. Neither A-membranes, nor any of its directors, employees, representatives, or coworkers of any kind shall be liable for any damages arising from or in connection with the use of the A-membranes website, information contained in or accessible via the A-membranes website, including viruses, malware, hacking, ransomware or any other computer crime. This comprehensive liability applies to all damages of any kind, including but not limited to compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of opportunities, loss or damage to properties personnel costs, claims of third parties and claims of third parties. This regardless of the form of action, including but not limited to contract, negligence and/or any other tortuous actions, and this even if A-membranes was informed upfront of the possibility or likeliness of such damage(s).
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. To the extent that certain legislation would be imperatively applicable, and such legislation would imperatively prohibit any of the exclusions mentioned above, these exclusions shall be considered as not applicable. In that case however, the exclusions considered as valid shall remain applicable.
Should you have any questions regarding our Privacy and legal notice, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter addressed to A-membranes, Platte Lostraat 316, B-3010 Leuven, Belgium.
2.9 Law and Jurisdiction
The use of the A-membranes websites is governed by Belgian law. All disputes relating to or originating from the use of the A-membranes website shall be exclusively submitted to the courts of Leuven, Belgium, which will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to such disputes.
Last updated: August 2023