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Privacy and cookie policy

Article 1: Privacy

Responsible for processing, VLIZ respects the Belgian Act of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data. The personal data communicated by you will only be used for the following purposes: performance of the agreement entered into, processing of the order, sending of newsletters. You have a legal right to access or correct your personal date. Subject to proof of identity (copy of your identity card) you can receive a written statement of your personal data free of charge by means of a written, dated and signed request to VLIZ (by post: 8400 Oostende, Wandelaarkaai 7, by email: info@vliz.be). If necessary, you can also ask to correct the data that are incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant. In case of use of data for direct marketing: You have the right to object, free of charge, to any further processing of your data for direct marketing. For this purpose, you can always address VLIZ (by post: 8400 Oostende, Wandelaarkaai 7, by email: info@vliz.be). We shall treat your data as confidential information and will never pass them on, rent or sell them to third parties. Your are is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login data and password. Your password is encoded; therefore, VLIZ does not have access to your password.  VLIZ keeps online (anonymous) visitor statistics to see which pages of the website are visited and with which frequency. If you have any questions concerning this privacy statement, you can contact us at info@vliz.be.

Article 2: Use of cookies

During a visit to the site, cookies can be placed on the hard disk of your computer. A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer’s browser or your mobile device by the server of a website when visiting a website. Cookies cannot be used to identify people, it can only identify machines. First-party cookies are technical cookies that are used by the visited website for the site to function in an optimal way.   E.g.  settings selected by the user during previous visits to the site, or a pre-completed form containing data about what the user did during his previous visits. Third-party cookies are cookies from any other domain than the website itself, e.g. a marketing or advertisement plug-in. E.g. cookies of Facebook or Google Analytics For such cookies, the visitor to the site must first give permission – this is done by means of a bar at the top or the bottom of the website referring to this policy. However, this does not prevent you from surfing the website. You can set your internet browser so that cookies are not accepted, you receive a warning when a cookie is installed or cookies are removed from your hard disk afterwards.  You can do so via your browser setting (through the help button). Please take into account that some graphic elements will probably not appear (correctly) or that you will not be able to use certain applications. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.