Cookie Statement of VICINITY

1. Who are we?

This website is the property of Vicinity Partners with VAT number BE 0724.935.240 whose registered office is at Bosrechterstraat 50, 1170 Watermaal-Bosvoorde. When this policy mentions “We”, “Us”, “Our”, this clearly means Vicinity Partners.

You can reach us at the above address or by e-mail at privacy@vicinity.be.
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer who can be reached at the above coordinates.

2. Introduction

The website https://www.vicinity.be uses its own cookies (the so-called first party cookies) and third party cookies whose services are (or may be) used on the website. In article 5 you will find an overview of all cookies with their respective purpose, retention period, who places and receives them.

Should you decide not to accept social media cookies, for example, it is possible that certain parts of our website will be difficult or not work at all, e.g. video, …
If you have given us permission to use the non-functional cookies, you can change your agreement at any time.

3. What are cookies?

These are small information files that are stored on the device you use to visit our website, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone, when you visit. When we talk about “cookies” below, we also mean other similar techniques such as pixels, plug ins, trackers, reCaptcha,… Cookies make it possible for our website to work better, we can gain insight into visitor behaviour on the website and other parties can gain insight into your surfing behaviour so they can show personalised advertisements across multiple websites and omit unremarkable advertisements.

We would also like to explain the social media cookies used to integrate various social networking sites on our website. This is because embedded elements of third parties, or in other words the content of a third-party website, can also be displayed on our website. In addition, information from our website can be shared via social networking sites by means of the buttons present on the various pages.
Examples of such social networking sites are facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, …

We use functional, analytical, marketing and social media cookies. With the exception of the functional cookies, we ask your consent before we place these small information files. The processing of functional cookies (necessary for the proper functioning of our website) is based on our agreement to provide you with a properly functioning website.

The cookies are personal data. You can find more information about the processing of your personal data in our privacy policy.

However, it is also important to know that cookies do not endanger the security of your computer.

4. Types of cookies

4.1. ORIGIN
First party cookies are cookies that Vicinity manages and that are specific to the Vicinity website visited.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party. These cookies ensure that certain data are sent to third parties by your visit to our website.
4.2. LIFETIME
Permanent cookies remain on your device (desktop, laptop, smartphone, etc.) for the entire duration of the cookie. They are activated each time you visit our website.
Session cookies only apply to the current session and are deleted when you close the browser.
4.3. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THESE COOKIES?

Functional cookies ensure that all parts of the website function optimally. These are cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website.

Non-functional cookies have statistical, social and commercial purposes.
Analytical cookies allow us to understand how the visitor of our website navigates between the different pages, from which region he/she visits us. Based on this collected information, a statistical analysis is made in order to make the structure, navigation and content of our website more pleasant and improve it.

The marketing cookies provide you with a personalised online advertising offer. Your surfing behaviour, how and where you click gives us and the third parties an insight into how our campaigns have performed.

The social media cookies are placed using buttons from social media sites (such as facebook, twitter, youtube, …) which are placed through a visit to our website and then passed on to these social media. Vicinity has no influence on the use of and the way they handle this data. You can find more information about this in the privacy statements of these third parties, the links of which can be found at the bottom of the list of cookies (see point 5.2.).

5. Cookies we use

Table to be integrated (from the Cookie Consent Manager or self-created. Include the following information)

5.2. LINKS TO THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THE THIRD PARTIES

6. Your consent

You give your consent when you first visit our website by clicking on “I accept all cookies”. However, you can also set your preferences for each type of cookie in more detail

You can withdraw this consent at any time by clicking on the “Withdraw consent” button. You can change your consent by clicking on the “Change your consent” button.

7. Switching on and off

You can also delete cookies automatically or manually via your browser. It is also possible to indicate whether certain cookies may be placed or not. You can also set your internet browser to notify you when a cookie is placed.

More information on these possibilities can be found in the instructions of the Help function of your browser.

Please note! If cookies are disabled, it is possible that this Vicinity website does not work optimally. After deleting them in your browser, cookies will be placed again the next time you visit our website.

8. Your rights

You have many rights with regard to the processing of your personal data, including the processing of cookies.

Your rights will be exercised in our systems and procedures no later than 30 days after we have received your application. If we are unable to meet this deadline for any reason, we will inform you before the original period lapses. 

8.1. YOU MAY VIEW YOUR PERSONAL DATA
You have the right to access the personal data we process about you, the purpose of the processing, where we have obtained the data and who receives the data.

In this case, you can also find out how long we store the data, whether the data is used for automated decision-making and whether we intend to send the data to a country outside the European Union.

We will provide you with the requested information in writing or electronically.

8.2. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR DATA CORRECTED/UPDATED
It may happen that the data we process about you is not or is no longer correct. You can always ask to have the incorrect data corrected or supplemented with the missing data.
8.3. RIGHT TO ERASURE
If you think we are processing these cookies illegally, you can delete them via your browser.
8.4. RIGHT TO RESTRICT PERSONAL DATA
You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data if you suspect that the data is incorrect or the processing is unlawful.
8.5. RIGHT TO OBJECT
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, including profiling. The processing will then be stopped unless it is necessary to safeguard the interests of a third party or for the establishment, exercise or substantiation of a legal claim.
8.6. RIGHT TO LODGE A COMPLAINT
If you do not agree with our position, you can contact the Belgian Data Protection Authority. You can also lodge a complaint there. The contact details are: Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels – +32 (0)2 274 48 00 / Contact@apd-gba.be
8.7. IDENTIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT
You can exercise your rights on the processing of your personal data by a written request

  • by letter to the address Bosrechterstraat, 50 in 1170 Watermaal-Bosvoorde
  • by e-mail to the e-mail address privacy@vicinity.be

Always be as specific as possible when exercising your rights. This will allow us to exercise your request correctly.
In order to prevent someone else from exercising your rights, we want to check your identity as closely as possible. Therefore, the application must always be accompanied by a document that proves that the identity of the applicant corresponds to your identity. You can do this by attaching a copy of your identity card to the application. Please make sure that your passport photo and identity card number (etc.) are blacked out, to protect your privacy.

If we consider that the document provided is insufficient proof, we will inform you. We reserve the right not to grant the application until satisfactory proof is provided.

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