Design September asbl. takes personal data protection very seriously to ensure compliance with the legal requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulation Act 2018 (the Act).
We appreciate you visiting our website – designmarket.be (the “site”) owned and operated by Design September asbl.
Should you have any questions, complaints, or queries with regards to how we use your information, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer/resolve it in the shortest possible time.
This Privacy Notice mainly covers the collection and processing of personal data of members of Brussels Design September (current and old) and their staff, of contractual partners, of people who have expressed an interest in Brussels Design September and its activities (e.g. subscribers to newsletters or those registering to events we organise or co-organise), as well as people that Brussels Design September engages with, in the framework of its mission and activities.
We will use, store or otherwise process any of your Personal Data in accordance with the terms of this Policy, such as your name, language, salutation, gender, date of birth, address, phone number (fixed and/or mobile), email, fax and social network accounts.
If you are a professional, we also process the company name and address, VAT and/or company number, company industry, your function/job title within the company and your business email.
In order to improve the quality of our services to all of our clients, we may also enrich any of your Personal Data with additional relevant information. This can be public information or information which we obtain via third parties and that we use for the purposes mentioned in this Policy, including but not limited to, verifying the accuracy of the data in our database and optimizing our direct marketing actions, possibly based upon your marketing profile.
Aforementioned public information can consist of information published in official publications or information that you have made public (such as information on your social media profile).
And to your particular status as a (potential) visitor, exhibitor, co-organiser, sponsor, subscriber, advertiser, Media Partner, supplier or other status:
Such as Information related to your status as a visitor or potential future visitor of our event : We will process any of your Personal Data obtained from information related to the Brussels Design Market editions that you have visited or register for, if an exhibitor has invited you and which exhibitor it is, if you have paid your entrance and how much or if you came for free.
Information related to your status as an exhibitor or potential future exhibitor at Brussels Design September : We will process any of your Personal Data obtained from information related to the events at which you or your company have exhibited or have expressed an interest in exhibiting, the type, size and components of your stand, and information with regard to the execution of your exhibitor contract with an affiliated entity of ours (e.g. surface rented, product information, website, conditions for use, payment information, eventual non-paid invoices, etc.).
Information related to your status as subscriber, reader, advertiser or potential user of our Media Tools:
We will process any of your Personal Data obtained from information related to the Media Tools that you or your company have subscribed to or advertised in or have expressed an interest in subscribing or advertising, the subscription (and eventual unsubscription) or advertisement date, content of the advertisement, payment information, eventual non-paid invoices etc.).
General information concerning visits of websites which are edited or managed by us are collected and registered without the visitors being identified. The purpose of this is to improve the performance and quality of our websites and the users’ browsing experience. This information may also be used in order to discover how the website(s) is being used and with the purpose of analysing and compiling reports.
With these aims in mind, we can also use your computer’s IP address if this address is identified. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you browse on the Internet. IP addresses do not allow us to identify you, unless you have given us your explicit permission for this.
What exactly are cookies?
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. They are deleted when you close the browser. These are first party cookies.
These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it and the approximate regions that they are visiting from. These are first party cookies.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. These are first party cookies.
These cookies allow us and our advertisers to deliver information more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited our website and may help us in compiling your profile. These are persistent cookies which will be kept on your device until their expiration or earlier manual deletion. We make use of third party cookies, including the Google Analytics cookie and the Google Advertising cookie.
We may have obtained your Personal Data via external data sources. We make regular use of external databases obtained via third parties, such as trusted commercial partners or trusted data partners for prospection purposes. If you want to know via which external source we have obtained your Personal Data, you may contact us either by mail or by email on the above-mentioned addresses in paragraph 1.
In order to ensure the security during our Events, we installed cameras inside the venues as well as on the carpark. Those camera images are solely recorded and viewed for surveillance and security purposes.
Also, during our Events photographers may take pictures of exhibitors and customers attending the Event. Those pictures may be used in our folders, brochures or flyers or on the website and/or social media page of the Event concerned for promotional purposes and to enable you to view pictures of your participation to the Event.
We process your Personal Data for the following purposes and based upon the following legal grounds, in accordance with applicable law:
3.1. With your consent, for, including but not limited to, the following purposes:
You have a right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Data at any time where your consent is the legal ground for the processing of your Personal Data.
3.3. for the realization of our legitimate interests, when the processing of your Personal Data is necessary for us to conduct our company activities for, including but not limited to, the following purposes (except where your explicit consent is required):
In the cases referred to above, we always strive for maintaining a fair balance between the need to process your Personal Data and the preservation of your rights and freedoms, including the respect for your privacy.
3.4. For complying with legal or regulatory provisions to which we are subject (article 6 (1)(c) GDPR).
We will keep your personal data in connection with the services/products you have bought for 7 years after the last purchase. We need to retain this data for our own accounting purposes and for legal and tax purposes.
In terms of personal data we use for marketing, we will keep this data for as long as we are able to market to you and if you withdraw your consent or opt-out of marketing communications, we will keep your contact details only to ensure that we do not contact you again for marketing purposes.
Where we use consent or legitimate interest as the basis for direct marketing, we will take this to be valid for 2 years from the time of your most recent significant interaction with us, which may include registering for an event ticket, making a purchase through our website, or opening one of our marketing emails.
As a data subject, you can exercise the following rights in relation to your personal data.
We reserve the right to right to amend or modify this Policy without notice to you and if we do so we will post the changes on this page. It is your responsibility to check the Policy every time you submit information to us or place an order.