Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of GuardSquare NV (the “Website”), with registered office at Tervuursevest 362/1, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, VAT-BE-0550.675.829 (hereafter referred to as "we", “us”, “our”, and “GuardSquare”). The terms “you” and “your” refer to the user visiting the Website.

The Website is made available to you subject to your acceptance without reservations of all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth and referenced on the Website, including this Privacy Policy and the General Terms (collectively, the "Agreement"). By visiting the Website, you agree to be bound by the Agreement, including this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not accept all of its terms and conditions, please do not use this Website. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to modify the Agreement, including this Privacy Policy, without prior notice, and your continued access or use of this Website will signify your acceptance of the modified Agreement, including the modified Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy constitutes an integral part of the General Terms, the terms of which (including (without limitation) the Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability and General provisions) shall apply to this Privacy Policy by reference.

Your privacy is important to us. Before submitting your personal data on the Website, please read this Privacy Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. By visiting the Website, you are accepting the terms and conditions described herein. By submitting personal data through the Website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Which information do we collect?

Account information. We ask for and store information about you (such as your name, phone number, email address) when you create an account or access your account on the Website, or if you wish to submit a quotation request or send us a communication through the Website.

Administration. We may use the email address and/or the phone number you submitted to contact you for administrative purposes (including responding to user inquiries (e.g. quotation requests)) and for enforcing the Agreement.

Activity and log data. We may collect (see also ‘Cookies’ below) and store information related to your use of the Website, such as the pages you view on the Website, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, browser language, referring URL, and the date and time of your visit. We use this type of information to administer the Website. We may also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Website.

Cookies. During a visit to the Website, ‘cookies’ may be saved to the hard drive of your computer to collect information so as to be able to better suit the Website to your needs. "Cookies" refer to small pieces of information or mini-files that the Website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the Website. These ‘cookies’ are not used to track your behavior in respect of other websites. Your internet browser allows you to disable the use of cookies, to receive a warning prior to the install of a cookie or to remove the cookies from your hard disk afterward. Consult your browser’s help function for more information. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Website may not work properly. The information collected through means of cookies will be used anonymously such that it cannot be linked to a specific person.

Feedback. We invite you to provide us with feedback or ask questions regarding the Website and GuardSquare’s products and services. We may store your communications and freely use your feedback. Any personal data provided with such communications may be used to identify the origin of the communication and to contact/respond to you.

With whom do we share your information?

Your privacy is important to us. GuardSquare will not share your personal data with third parties except as expressly set out in this Privacy Policy, namely:

  • in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal, regulatory or judiciary process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law or binding order.
  • when we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of GuardSquare, our users, or others; and in connection with the Agreement.
  • in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • with GuardSquare affiliates.

Aggregated information. We may also share aggregated or anonymous information with third parties, including partners, advertisers and investors.

How do we protect your information?

We want you to feel confident about using the Website, and we are committed to protecting the data we collect. We comply with applicable data protection legislation in processing the personal data submitted to us or otherwise obtained as set forth in this Privacy Policy. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or that it will not be intercepted, accessed, used or disclosed by unauthorized persons. You acknowledge and agree that we cannot fully eliminate risks in this respect.

Links to third-party sites

The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than GuardSquare. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for, nor do we make any representations or warranties as regards their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Please note that we do not have access to nor control cookies or other technologies these third parties may use to collect information about you, and the data processing activities of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy. GuardSquare has not reviewed these third-party websites and therefore cannot and does not make any representation regarding the quality or reliability of such sites and their content. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of such website or the material, advertisements or links contained on such websites, or any association with their operators. GuardSquare disclaims all liability in this respect, to the maximum extent permitted by law. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those third-party websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal data.

Warranties

You warrant that the personal data submitted by you through means of the Website relate to yourself or if relating to a third party, that you have obtained the necessary authorizations to submit such personal data by means of the Website and to have them processed for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. You warrant that the personal data submitted by you through means of the Website are accurate, and you acknowledge and agree that we are under no obligation to verify the accuracy of any personal data you make available. We cannot be held responsible or liable towards you, including in respect of third-party claims made against you, based on our processing of incorrect personal data or third-party data which you submitted. You agree to promptly notify us upon becoming aware that any of the warranties set out herein are not or no longer correct. You will be liable for and indemnify us against all losses, costs (including legal costs and attorneys’ fees), damages and liabilities suffered and incurred by us, including as a result of any third-party claim, as a result of your breach of any of the warranties set out herein. 

Submitting a request to GuardSquare

All individuals whose data are processed by GuardSquare can consult their personal data, have them corrected or, if they have good reasons to request this, have them deleted. To do so, you must send a letter including a copy of your identity card to the address mentioned below:

GuardSquare NV
Tervuursevest 362 bus 1
3000 Leuven
Belgium