Please read the following conditions of use concerning the use of the website carefully.
We ask you to carefully read these General Terms and Conditions of Use before consulting or making any use whatsoever of our website. Access to this site www.stas.be and/or its use implies the automatic and unrestricted acceptance of these general terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree with their contents, we ask you not to consult or use the website. This website "www.stas.be" is operated by Stas NV, Flanders Fieldweg 45, 8790 Waregem, BE 0430.995.942.
All the material on the site is the intellectual property of Stas NV. This material may not be copied or reproduced, except to the extent necessary to be able to read it online. Notwithstanding this limitation, you have the right, for your personal use, to print complete pages on paper. Accuracy of information: Stas NV will endeavour to ensure that the content of this site is accurate and up-to-date, but accepts no liability whatsoever for any claims or damage that arise because you rely on the content of the site. Stas NV reserves the right to change or suspend all or part of this site at any time, temporarily or permanently, without first informing the user.
All texts, comments, titles, photos, sounds, images, data, drawings, whether or not sound-animated sequences, videos, illustrations, ... reproduced on the site of Stas NV as well as the concept, the form, the possible databases and (a part of) the software are owned by Stas NV and/or used by Stas NV under licence and are protected by the applicable legislation on copyright, related rights, database rights, intellectual property rights and sui generis rights. Stas NV only permits the making of an electronic copy for private use of the whole or part of the site or its constituent parts, provided that the original is not changed and that the use of the site is in accordance with the legislation and regulations on this point.
The user undertakes to use the information on this site in accordance with the provisions of these general terms and conditions of use and the legislation. In particular, it undertakes not to commit any unlawful acts on this site, which may adversely affect the rights and interests of third parties, which may damage the site, overload it, put it out of action, bring it into disrepute and/or cause it to crash. In addition, the user undertakes not to commit any act on this site, to make any statement or undertake any action that can tarnish the name and image of Stas NV. It undertakes not to send any element or the content thereof from the site by email or in any other way that is unlawful, harmful, irresponsible, threatening, defamatory, intimidating, vulgar, obscene, racist, hateful or otherwise reprehensible. The user agrees to compensate Stas NV, indemnify it, and, if necessary, defend it against all third-party claims and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable lawyers’ fees and charges) arising out of the improper use of the website, the breach of the General Terms and Conditions of Use, or participation in another person's infringement of any intellectual property right owned by Stas NV.
Stas nv attaches great importance to the privacy of its users. We understand that your trust is our most important capital. This privacy statement (hereafter referred to as the “Privacy Statement”) also applies to (i) our website https://www.stas.be (hereafter referred to as the “Website”).
You can visit our site, obtain information about our services, and view blog posts without specifying your personal data.
If you do share personal data with us, we will treat it with confidentiality in compliance with the provisions below and national and international legal regulations.
Stas nv wishes to emphasise that at all times it attempts to act in accordance with (i) the Belgian Privacy Law of 8 December 1992 for the protection of personal privacy with the processing of personal data.
This Privacy Statement includes information about the personal data that STA nv collects, as well as how Stas nv uses and processes these personal data.
The data that you share with us can include personal data. “Personal data” is understood as all data about an identified or identifiable natural person (“the data subject”); considered as identifiable is a natural person who can be directly or indirectly identified, namely on the basis of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or on the basis of one or more elements that characterise the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of the natural person.
Stas nv also automatically collects anonymous information concerning your use of the Website. Stas nv will for example automatically log which parts of the Website you visit, which web browser you are using, which website you visited when you gained access to the Website, and your IP address. We cannot identify you on the basis of these data, but they do allow Stas nv to create statistics concerning the use of the Website and send more targeted communication.
If you share your personal data with us, they are included in our database with the purpose of:
If you wish to leave your personal data on our website, you will be asked (by opt-in) if you want to give your permission for the processing of the data by Stas nv. This permission will be given by ticking a box, which mentions that you give Stas nv permission to process your personal data for the abovementioned purposes. You have the right to withdraw your permission at any time. Withdrawal of your permission will, however, not affect the legality of processing that took place before the withdrawal of your permission. Should you wish to withdraw your permission, you can do this by notifying Stas nv using the email address: email@example.com
Stas nv will not share your personal data with third parties, unless this is required for the provision of services by Stas nv and their optimisation (such as but not limited to maintenance work, processing payments and database management). If it is necessary for Stas nv to share your personal data with third parties in this context, the third party concerned must use your personal data in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement.
Without prejudice to the above, it is however possible that Stas nv will share your personal data with the competent authority (i) when Stas nv is compelled to do this on the basis of the law or within the context of legal or future legal proceedings and (ii) to protect and defend our rights.
In all other cases, Stas nv will not sell, lease or pass your personal data to third parties unless it (i) has obtained your permission for this and (ii) has entered into a data processing agreement with the third party concerned which contains the necessary guarantees relating to confidentiality and privacy conformity of your personal data.
Unless a longer retention period is required or justified (i) by law or (ii) by compliance with another legal obligation, Stas nv only retains your personal data for the period that is required for the achievement and completion of the objectives as described in the Privacy Statement under ‘use of personal data’.
Stas nv is committed to taking reasonable, physical, technological and organisational precautionary measures for the prevention of (i) unlawful access to your personal data, as well as (ii) loss, misuse or the changing of your personal data.
Stas nv will save all personal data that it has collected in the cloud (with data centre(s) in the EU).
Stas nv guarantees that no personal data will be transferred outside Europe or the European Economic Area (EEA).
Stas nv can, at any time, change and update the Privacy Statement without prior notice by publishing a new version on the Website. For this reason, it is strongly advised to regularly check the Website and the relative page on which the Privacy Statement is displayed to be certain that you are familiar with any changes. The date of the most recent version is always updated and can be seen at the bottom of the Privacy Statement.
If you have any questions about the Privacy Statement or how Stas nv collects, uses or processes your personal data, please contact us:
If you have any complaints about how Stas nv collects, uses and/or processes your personal data, you can submit a complaint to the Privacy Commission.
Privacy Statement version: 23/05/18
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie or a browser cookie, is usually a small text file sent from a website and saved in the web browser or on the user’s appliance while a user is surfing a website or using a mobile application. When the user goes to the same website in the future, the data saved in the cookie can be collected by the website to inform the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed as a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the status of the website or the past activity of the user. They help us to optimise your visit to the Website, to remember technical choices (for example language choice, a newsletter, etc.) and to display more relevant services and offers. If you want to visit the Website, Stas nv advises you to allow the cookies. But if you prefer not to do this you are always free to refuse them.
Cookies can remember: clicks on certain buttons, logging in or a recording of the pages visited by the user, and this even months or years ago. Although cookies cannot contain viruses and cannot install malware on the guest computer, tracking cookies and particularly third-party tracking cookies are often used as ways to compile long-term data on a browser history of individuals – a big privacy concern that was a cause for European and American lawmakers to take action in 2011. This cookie statement is in accordance with current Belgian law (Law of 10/07/2012 for the establishment of provisions concerning electronic communication, Belgian Official Journal 20/9/2012).
This Website uses different types of cookies:
• The strictly necessary cookies: As the name implies, these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to surf the Website or use the Platform or certain functions which you have requested.
• Cookies for functionality: These cookies improve the functionality of the Website by saving your preferences.
• Tracking cookies: These cookies last longer than user sessions. When the Max-Age of a permanent cookie is set to one year, in that year the initial value included in the cookie will be sent back to the server each time the user visits the server. This is done to save essential information such as how the user first arrived on the Website. This is why they are also called tracking cookies. For example, when you have selected your required language, the Website will save your preference as a permanent cookie in your browser. When you visit the Website again, the Website will use the permanent cookie to ensure that the content is supplied in the language you selected.
• Third party cookies: To support its communication Stas nv has put its content on social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, while Stas nv also makes use of the sharing possibilities on social networks. The channels that Stas nv uses can contain cookies from these websites and Stas nv has no control over them. You must see the relevant websites of these third parties for more information about these cookies.
The table below shows a summary of the cookies that Stas nv may use and what data they save.
Google Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect data about your sessions on our website. For more information about how these cookies work, please see Google’s cookie & privacy statement.
Other website cookies
A number of options are available to stop cookies from being saved. Please see the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the saving of cookies. It is good to realise that when you decide to delete all your cookies you will very probably have to enter all your user names and passwords on all websites you visit again, while before you did not have to do this. As already mentioned, cookies can be a real benefit for your surfing experience on the web. If you would like to know more about cookies, please see the www.allaboutcookies.org website. This website provides more information about cookies, it explains in detail how you can remove the cookies you encounter, and it shows how you can allow trusted websites to save cookies on your computer.
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