Antwerp Port Authority attaches great importance to the processing of personal data, i.e. information that enables us to identify you as a private individual. Personal data arise whenever it is possible to make a direct or indirect link between one or more items of data and a private individual ("natural person").
Your personal data will always be protected by us in compliance with the "Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" and the national legislation implementing this Regulation.
1. Responsibility for the processing
1.1 The entity responsible for the processing is Havenbedrijf Antwerpen NV van publiek recht, with registered office at Zaha Hadidplein 1, 2030 Antwerp, Companies Register N° 0248.399.380, hereinafter referred to as "Antwerp Port Authority" (Port of Antwerp).
By using plug-ins, LinkedIn cooperation and Twitter Inc. shall act as joint data processor for this specific processing operation(s).(https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, https://twitter.com/en/privacy)
1.2 The Port of Antwerp Data Protection Officers can be reached at email@example.com.
1.3 Port of Antwerp as the entity responsible for the processing shall take all appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against accidental or unauthorised deletion, accidental loss and any unauthorised processing of personal data.
1.4 Port of Antwerp guarantees that personal data will be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner; that personal data are collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; that those data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed; that the personal data are accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; that these data are stored no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they are processed. (General principles article 5 GDPR)
1.5 Port of Antwerp guarantees that no data shall be passed on to third countries for processing or storage without the necessary measures being taken to comply with the data protection requirements of the GDPR.
2. The persons involved
2.1 Port of Antwerp processes personal data of visitors to the website www.epicenter.eu
3. What technologies are used and for what purposes?
Through settings you can determine which types of cookies or technologies you want to enable or disable. Only the necessary cookies cannot be switched off, because they are essential for the proper functioning of the website www.epicenterproject.eu. You can also withdraw your consent at any time, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent you gave before the withdrawal. You can do this by deactivating the technologies for which you wish to withdraw your consent via the settings in the menu.
If you choose not to give your permission for the functional cookie that remembers your permissions for a subsequent visit, you will have to give your permission again each time before the cookie is executed.
Cookies are small text files generated by a website and saved on your computer or mobile device. From these text files certain information can be read, such as your preferences. A cookie contains a unique code that makes it possible to recognise your browser during the visit to the website or during subsequent, repeated visits.
Cookies can be placed by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners of that website. A website's server can only read the cookies it has placed itself; it has no access to other information found on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in the folder of your browser. The content of a cookie usually consists of the name of the server that placed the cookie, the cookie lifetime and a unique number code.
Cookies generally make the interaction between you as a visitor and the website easier and faster and help you to navigate between the different parts of a website. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website or the advertising on a website more relevant for the visitor and more appropriate to his or her personal taste and needs.
However, cookies and similar technologies do not allow the systematic collection of data that could identify the users of our website. They only help us to improve the functioning of our website, to understand what interests our users and to measure how effective the content of our website is.
These cookies are essential in order to visit the website and to use certain parts of it. For example, they enable you to navigate between the different parts of the website, or to fill in forms. If you refuse these cookies then certain parts of the website will not work, or will not work properly.
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Functional cookies are those that facilitate the functioning of our website, make it more agreeable for the user and permit a more personalized experience. For example, cookies that remember your preferences.
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This website also makes use of Google Analytics. Cookies are used to gather information about the use that visitors make of our website, in order to improve the content of the website, make it more appropriate to the wishes of visitors and make it easier to use.
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This website does not make use of advertising Cookies
You can adjust your browser settings to inform you whenever cookies are placed on your device, or to prevent cookies being gathered. However, in such a case you will not be able to make use of all possibilities of the website.
You can also specify whether or not you permit the website to place tracking cookies; you can alter this choice whenever you want.
Finally, you can at any time delete all cookies that have already been placed on your computer or mobile device.
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3.2. In addition, log information such as the IP address and various telecommunication data is also stored.
3.3 Information related to the device used, such as hardware and software information and network information, is also processed.
3.4 Finally, local storage information is also stored.
4. Source of the data
4.1. The personal and other electronic data generated by the technologies mentioned above are read from your device(s) if you give your consent (see below). The other data will also be read from your device(s) as soon as you enter the Website.
5. Transfer of data
5.1. The data read from your computer or mobile device will not be passed on to third parties under any circumstances.
5.2. The Port of Antwerp shall make the necessary arrangements with any third party to whom the personal data is transferred and, where appropriate, enter into a processor's agreement with them. The Port of Antwerp will only select processors that offer the necessary guarantees in relation to data processing and protection.
6. Legal basis for processing of data
6.1. The personal and other electronic data generated by the aforementioned technologies are read from your devices if you give your consent. When you access the www.epicenterproject.eu website, only the necessary cookies are automatically executed, as they are essential for the proper functioning of the www.epicenterproject.eu website. The other cookies will only be executed once you give your consent as explained in the banner.
6.2. The other data will be processed on the basis of the public interest objective of the Port of Antwerp, which is to strengthen its position in an increasingly digital society by providing up-to-date electronic means of communication, which requires certain data as explained in Article 3.
7. Cookie life time
7.1. In article 3.1. the cookie life time per type of technology is explained.
7.2. If you have more specific questions about the duration periods, you can always contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Your rights as data subject
You can exercise your rights at any time by sending an e-mail (with proof of identity by means of a copy of the front of your identity card) to email@example.com. The Port of Antwerp will reply within one month. Some rights can be exercised by you through settings.
8.1 You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of processing based on consent before the withdrawal. You can do this by deactivating the technologies for which you wish to withdraw your consent via the settings in the menu. If you choose not to give your permission for the functional cookie that remembers your permissions for a subsequent visit, you will have to give your permission again each time before the cookie is executed.
8.2. You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data where Port of Antwerp is acting in legitimate interests or in the public interest/public authority. You will need to substantiate the specific reasons. Port of Antwerp will then cease the processing unless it invokes compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of you as a data subject or relate to the establishment, exercise or maintenance of legal claims.
8.3 You have the right to obtain confirmation from Port of Antwerp as to whether or not personal data relating to you is being processed and, if so, to access that personal data. Port of Antwerp will include details of the processing when responding to this request. Port of Antwerp will send you a copy of the personal data being processed.
8.4 You have the right to promptly obtain from Port of Antwerp the rectification of any inaccurate personal data relating to you. You may also request completion of incomplete personal data. In some cases you may be able to correct or supplement your personal data yourself, for example by accessing an application.
8.5 You have the right to request Port of Antwerp to remove your personal data without unreasonable delay. Port of Antwerp is obliged to delete the personal data concerning you if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, if there is no longer a legal ground for processing your personal data, if you object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for it to be carried out, if your personal data has been processed unlawfully, if the data should be deleted in conformity with Union or national law or if the personal data was collected in connection with the provision of information society services.
Where Port of Antwerp would have disclosed the personal data and is under a duty to erase the personal data, it shall take reasonable steps to inform other controllers processing the personal data that you have requested Port of Antwerp to erase any link to, or copy or replication of that personal data.
Port of Antwerp may not delete certain personal data where the processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for complying with a legal obligation or in the performance of a public interest task, for reasons of public health, including archiving in the public interest, scientific or historical research or statistical purposes or for the establishment, exercise or maintenance of legal claims. You will be informed of this after a request for deletion, if this is the case.
See also article 3.1. for more information on how you can delete cookies yourself per browser.
8.6. If you contest the accuracy of the personal data, if the processing is unlawful and you object to the deletion of the personal data, if the HA no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing but you still need it for the establishment, exercise or substantiation of legal claims, or if you have objected to the processing, you have the right - pending any legitimate grounds provided by the HA or while verifying the accuracy of the data - to obtain restriction of processing.
In such case, personal data, with the exception of their storage, will only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or substantiation of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for important reasons of general interest for the European Union or a Member State.
8.7 You have the right to obtain the personal data relating to you that you have provided to the HA in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form and you have the right to transfer that data to another controller. This is possible if the processing is based on consent or on a contract to which you are a data subject or if the processing is carried out by automated means.
8.8 Finally, you also have the right to complain at any time to the supervisory authority, namely the Data Protection Authority.