What information do we collect about you?

The exact information we keep related to your use of our website depends on what you do. When you visit our website, we only keep track of the following information about you: the pages you visit, your IP address, and an identification of your browser and type of computer.

If you use the contact form to contact us, we also keep the details you submit.

On the website, you can opt to subscribe to our newsletter. If you decide to do so, we will keep the information you provide (name, e-mail) and the time at which you subscribe, in addition to the above data. When you receive a newsletter, we monitor various statistics: how often the newsletter is opened, which links are clicked, which email client you use, along with associated times, etc. Our newsletter is sent up to 4 times a year. You can always unsubscribe from the newsletter by e-mailing a simple request.

The website also uses cookies, so we can recognise you on a subsequent visit. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device, and which your browser sends each time you visit. They contain information such as your preferred language.

If you are one of our customers, we also keep track of your contact and billing details.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) on the website to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to servers in the United States by Google, and stored there. Google uses this information to keep track of how you use the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators, and offer other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address to other data held by Google. You can decide not to accept cookies by setting your browser as described above. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please visit the official Google Analytics Privacy Policy.


Who collects this information about you?

We do, namely SCE NV. The address of our registered office is Industrielaan 17a, 8810 Lichtervelde, Belgium. Our KBO/CBE number is BE 0434.004.724. The easiest way to contact us is by emailing info@sce.be.


How do we collect this data?

You share data with us when you subscribe to the newsletter or create an account, so it comes directly from you. By filling in these forms, you authorise us to collect this data. Your browser sends data about which browser and type of device you use, as well as cookies. Your device sends us your IP address.


Why do we collect this information, and how do we use it?

If you want to contact us, we need this information to get back to you.

If you subscribe to the newsletter, we need this information to send it to you. SCE sends up to 4 newsletters a year. You can always unsubscribe from the newsletter by e-mailing a simple request.

In addition, we use certain data (browser, unique identification, number of times a link is clicked in our newsletter) to improve our site and newsletter, to provide more relevant information, and to gain insight into the parts of our website, products and services which generate the most interest.

Cookies improve user experiences of site functions, such as staying logged in or selecting a language. Data about your page visits helps us to both improve the site on the one hand, and to analyse and solve any problems on the other.

You can always oppose the use of your data for direct marketing by sending an e-mail to info@sce.be.


How long do we keep data about you? 

We store data no longer than necessary. For newsletters, that means up to 2 years after you unsubscribe for this.  We retain the account details of customers for as long as the law requires us to do so.


Who do we share this information with?

We use most of the information ourselves, and share it with nobody. We use an external third party to send and optimise the newsletter. Analysis of visitors to the public website is also carried out by an external company. This company receives your IP address, the ID sent by your browser, an identification cookie and the pages you visit on our site.


What are my rights?

The GDPR is focussed on you as an individual, and gives you a number of rights. For example, you are entitled to access the information we hold about you and correct any incorrect data. You can also ask us to delete data, and can oppose the transfer of your data to third parties. If you want to exercise any of these rights, please contact us by email or in writing.

You can delete cookies which identify you in the settings of your browser. You can also set your browser to use no cookies at all, but this may cause certain parts of the website to malfunction.

However, it is the case that certain legal or contractual obligations prevail over your right to be forgotten. For example, we must be able to contact our customers at any time, and we must comply with Belgian accounting requirements. You can easily unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the link at the bottom of each newsletter. If you believe that your rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with a supervisory authority. In Belgium, this authority is the Privacy Commission.


Questions ?  Contact us at info@sce.be