Privacy Statement

In this Privacy Statement the following terms are defined as follows:

BEKAERTDESLEE: BEKAERTDESLEE HOLDING NV , a corporation organized and existing under the laws of Belgium, with its registered offices at B-8790 Waregem, Deerlijkseweg 22, and registered with the Belgian RPR/RPM Kortrijk under number 0628.953.443, including any Affiliates;

Affiliate: Means any affiliated company (‘verbonden vennootschap’) as defined in article 11 of the Belgian Company Code;

Website: the website of BEKAERTDESLEE,, and derivative websites developed and administered by BEKAERTDESLEE (including without limitation:,,,,;

Personal Data: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1. Processing of Personal Data

BEKAERTDESLEE attaches great importance to respecting and protecting your privacy and the confidentiality and safety of your Personal Data.

By accessing this Website and/or disclosing your Personal Data you expressly consent to the processing of Personal Data relating to you in accordance with the conditions set out in this Privacy Statement.

Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, effective since May 2016 and applicable since May 25th 2018, abbreviated as GDPR. In this regard BEKAERTDESLEE acts as the data controller, meaning that it determines the purposes and means of processing of Personal Data.

2. What information

BEKAERTDESLEE may process following Personal Data via its Website, including without limitation, through the contact form, newsletter form and cookies:

Information about your computer or mobile device and your visits and use of the Website, including your IP address, operating system, browser type and geographical location;

Information that you provide for signing up to the BD Cloud service, such as your first name, last name, email address, password, function, company, sales representative and country;

Any other information that you choose to provide, by any means.

The fields of relevant forms denoted with (*) are strictly necessary for the purposes of processing. If one or more of these fields are not completed the form will not be executed. Other fields can be completed to better facilitate the provision of services by BEKAERTDESLEE.

BEKAERTDESLEE may process following Personal Data of business contacts of its suppliers, customers, prospects, etc.:

Personal contact information that is provided to us, such as your first name, last name, email address, telephone number, mobile number.

For Smartsleeve Circular, we ask the consumers to provide their contact details (mandatory name, email, phone, zip code and optional gender and age) and the place and date of the procurement.

3. Purposes of processing

BEKAERTDESLEE may process Personal Data for its own purposes, including:

Managing access to the BD Cloud service;

Proper technical functioning and personalization of the Website;

Management of requests for information;

Conducting statistical research and analytics;

Delivery of BEKAERTDESLEE services, including without limitation, invoicing, customer relationship management;

The handling of job applications;

Sending a newsletter and/or advertisement, or otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you.

For Smartsleeve Circular, the mandatory contact details are required for BekaertDeslee to execute all actions needed to respect the guarantee responsibilities. Optional personal data of gender and age, and the procurement details are used for statistical analysis of our customer base. This statistical data will be used in an anonymized manner The anonymized statistical data can also be provided to other parties involved in the Circularity Ecosystem

4. Transfers of Personal Data

Personal Data is only processed by BEKAERTDESLEE for internal use, we do not rent or sell your Personal Data to third parties for use for their own purposes.

Within BEKAERTDESLEE the data is passed on only to employees on a need to know basis.

BEKAERTDESLEE makes use of data processors to process your Personal Data. Data processors are natural or legal persons, public authorities, agencies or other bodies which processes Personal Data on behalf of the BEKAERTDESLEE. We make use of these processors for following purposes:

Conducting statistical research and analytics;

Hosting of this Website and related databases.

Personal Data may be processed outside the European Economic Area, BEKAERTDESLEE will make sure appropriate safeguards are implemented.

BEKAERTDESLEE may alter its corporate structure through including changing legal form, merger, acquisitions and sale of Affiliates, in such transactions Personal Data will be passed on in accordance with this Privacy Statement and applicable data protection law.

5. Access to Personal Data

1. Right of access to your Personal Data

Under the GDPR directive, you are entitled to access the Personal Data relating to you. For this purpose you should send your dated and signed request to BEKAERTDESLEE, attention the Data Protection Officer, B-8790 Waregem, Deerlijkseweg 22, or you can contact BEKAERTDESLEE via email at We might ask you to prove your identity, in order to be sure we do not disclosure personal information to the wrong person.

BEKAERTDESLEE will provide the information requested in line with the ‘right to access’ chapter in the GDPR.

Right to oppose the processing of your Personal Data

Under GDPR – section ‘right to be forgotten’, you may ask to delete your personal information from BD systems. Please raise your request similar to the ‘right to access’ process.

6. Anonymous data

BEKAERTDESLEE is permitted to collect non-personal and anonymous data when the Website is visited and anonymize Personal Data. This data does not allow BEKAERTDESLEE to proceed to identify an individual person and this data can be shared with third parties, including for statistical purposes.

7. Cookies

This Websites makes use of cookies to enhance the browsing experience. For more information regarding the use of cookies, please refer to our Cookie Statement.

8. Changes

BEKAERTDESLEE reserves the right to continually update this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement was last updated: 4/24/2019.

9. Miscellaneous

If any of the provisions of this Privacy Statement would be wholly or partially annulled by a binding decision, this shall have no effect whatsoever on the other provisions of this Privacy Statement. BEKAERTDESLEE is entitled to modify or replace such a provision by another provision which, within legal limits, has the same effect.

The failure of BEKAERTDESLEE to demand strict compliance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement shall not be construed as a waiver or rejection thereof.

10. Applicable law

By visiting the Website and thus expressly accepting this Privacy Statement and the conditions therein, you agree that any dispute or claim relating to this Privacy Statement and the processing of Personal Data shall be governed by Belgian law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Kortrijk (Belgium).

11. Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding the policy concerning the processing of Personal Data after reading this Privacy Statement, please contact the contact person at the address B-8790 Waregem, Deerlijkseweg 22 or via the email address

Please send requests for additional general information concerning the protection of personal privacy to the Privacy Protection Commission to the address, 25 Drukpersstraat, B-1000 Brussels telephone number: +32 (0)2 274 48 00 or via email at (