We, the Belgian Construction Confederation (Confédération Construction/Confederatie Bouw), a non-profit organisation with its registered office at Rue du Lombard 34-42, B-1000 Brussels and Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE) number 0406479092, attach great importance to collecting and processing your personal data safely, transparently and confidentially. In particular, we aim to protect the data of parties including affiliated companies and suppliers from loss, leaks, errors, unauthorised access, unlawful processing, and so on.
In this Privacy Statement we would like to inform you about how your personal data are collected and processed.
We ask that you read it carefully as it includes key information about how and for what purposes your personal data are processed. For the Privacy Statement that is currently in force, we refer to the latest version available on our website www.constructionconfederation.be.
By transmitting your personal data, you explicitly acknowledge that you have read this Privacy Statement and that you also explicitly consent to it and to the data processing itself.
This Privacy Statement applies to all the services provided by the Belgian Construction Confederation and in general to all our activities (providing advice, organising training, lobbying, managing affiliated companies, etc.).
The Belgian Construction Confederation's various member organisations (local confederations and (local) professional federations) work very closely together and can therefore each be regarded as controllers of your personal data for their respective services and activities.
When collecting and processing your personal data, we comply with the Belgian regulations regarding the protection of personal data as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25 May 2018, the date on which it came into force.
For more information regarding the processing of your personal data, feel free to contact us at any time at email@example.com.
Depending on your activities and your relationship with our professional organisation, we will process for example the following personal data: your identity data and contact details (name, title, postal address, email address, landline and mobile phone numbers), your membership number, your professional activity details, your company number, your bank details and information regarding any disputes or contracts.
Please note that you are responsible for any information with which you provide us and we assume the accuracy of such data. If your details are no longer up to date, please notify us immediately.
You are not required to communicate your personal data, but as you will appreciate, certain services or benefits for affiliated companies cannot be provided if you do not consent to the collection and processing of such data.
In the context of providing our services and performing our activities, we collect and process the identity data and contact details, membership numbers, professional activity details, company numbers, bank details, transaction data and information regarding any disputes or contracts of our affiliated companies and their employees, staff, representatives and other useful contacts.
The purposes of this processing are the implementation of the contracts with our affiliated companies and the relevant management and accounting, the handling of disagreements or disputes and direct marketing activities such as sending them promotional or commercial information or information regarding training courses. The legal basis is provided by the implementation of the contract and the fulfilment of legal and regulatory obligations and/or our legitimate interest.
For direct marketing activities by email (such as newsletters or invitations to events), affiliated companies will be able to deregister at any time.
We collect and process the identity data and contact details, bank details, transaction data, company numbers, professional activity details and information regarding any disputes or contracts of our suppliers and their employees, staff, representatives and other useful contacts. The purposes of this processing are the implementation of this contract, supplier management, the relevant accounting and the handling of disagreements or disputes. The legal basis is provided by the implementation of the contract and the fulfilment of legal and regulatory obligations and/or our legitimate interest (such as requests for price quotes).
We, the Belgian Construction Confederation, process the personal data of our employees, staff, temporary agency workers and candidates in the context of staff management and payroll administration. Given its specific nature, this processing is regulated more extensively in a Data Protection Policy for employees.
Besides the data of affiliated companies, suppliers and employees, we process the personal data of other parties, such as potential new members, useful contacts within our sector and networking contacts. The goals of this processing are in keeping with our remit and encompass activities to promote our sector, direct marketing and public relations. The legal basis is provided by our legitimate interest or, in some cases, the implementation of a contract. For direct marketing activities by email (such as newsletters or invitations to events), consent will always be sought and may be withdrawn at any time.
The personal data are stored and processed by us for a period that is necessary for the purposes of this processing and based on our relationship (contractual or otherwise) with you.
Members' and suppliers' data will be removed from our system a maximum of 10 years after the termination of the respective membership or of the relevant contract or project, except for the personal data that we are obliged to keep for longer than this on the basis of specific legislation or in the event of an ongoing dispute for which the personal data continue to be required.
In accordance with and under the conditions of the Belgian privacy legislation and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, we hereby inform you of your rights as follows:
- Right of access: you have the right, at no charge, to access the data we hold about you and check what they are being used for.
- Right to rectification:you have the right to obtain the rectification (correction) of any inaccurate personal data we hold about you, as well as to complete incomplete personal data.
- Right to erasure or restriction of processing: you have the right to ask us to erase your personal data or to restrict the processing thereof under the circumstances or conditions stated by the General Data Protection Regulation. We may refuse to erase or restrict the processing of any personal data we require to fulfil a legal obligation or implement a contract or that are in our legitimate interest, for as long as such data are required for the purposes for which they were collected.
- Right to data portabilitys: you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit those data to another controller for processing.
- Right to object: you have the right to object to processing of your personal data on compelling legitimate grounds. However, please note that you cannot object to the processing of any personal data we require to fulfil a legal obligation or implement a contract or that are in our legitimate interest, for as long as such data are required for the purposes for which they were collected.
- Right to withdraw consent: if the processing of personal data is based on prior consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent. These personal data will then only be processed if we have another legal basis for doing so.
- Automated decision-making and profiling: we confirm that the processing of personal data does not include any profiling and that you are not subject to solely automated decision-making.
You can exercise the aforementioned rights by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make every effort to treat your personal data with care and in a legitimate manner, in accordance with the regulations in force. However, if you believe that there has been a breach of your rights and your concerns are not addressed by our confederation, you can file a complaint with the following organisation:
Data Protection Authority (DPA)
Rue de la Presse 35, B-1000 Brussels
Tel.: +32 (0)2 274 48 00
Fax: +32 (0)2 274 48 35
You can also make recourse to the courts if you believe the processing of your personal data would be detrimental to your interests.
Certain personal data we collect will be passed on to and possibly processed by one or more member organisations of the Belgian Construction Confederation and by third-party service providers, such as our IT supplier, accountant, statutory auditor and the public authorities.
It is possible that one or more of the aforementioned third parties are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However, personal data will only be transmitted to third countries with a suitable level of protection.
The aforementioned service providers and institutions and their employees and managers and/or representatives of specialised service providers they appoint must safeguard the confidential nature of your personal data and may only use this data for the purposes for which they were provided.
If necessary, your personal data may be passed on to other third parties. This may be the case, for example, if we were to be entirely or partly reorganised, our activities were to be transferred or if we were to be declared bankrupt. Personal data may also have to be passed on as a result of a court order or in order to comply with a specific legal obligation. In such cases we will make reasonable efforts to inform you in advance of this transmission to other third parties. However, you will realise and understand that this is not always technically or commercially feasible in certain circumstances and that potentially legal restrictions may apply.
In no circumstances will we sell your personal data or make it available commercially to direct marketing companies or similar service providers except with your prior consent.
We take the necessary technical and organisational measures to process your personal data with an adequate level of security and to protect them from destruction, loss, falsification, alteration, unauthorised access or erroneous transmission to third parties, as well as any other unauthorised processing of these data.
Under no circumstances may we be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from wrongful or illegitimate use of the personal data by a third party.
In order to process your personal data, we grant our employees, staff and representatives access to these data. We enforce an equivalent level of protection from those employees, staff and representatives by means of contractual obligations of a similar nature to those in this Privacy Statement.
If you have any further questions and/or comments with regard to the collection and processing of your personal data after reading this Privacy Statement, please send an email to email@example.com. You can manage and/or disable cookies in your browser. However, please note that if you do disable cookies, this may affect your browsing session. You may also need to accept cookies in your browser for the purposes of certain subscriptions or purchases or to access parts of the site that require users to identify themselves.