Privacy Statement for Blacksmiths – v1.0

Privacy Statement

Blacksmiths is a company founded under Belgian law. We focus on innovative applications of technology, new generations of leadership, modern business challenges and creating and cultivating new opportunities.

Our registered office is located at:
Gaston Geenslaan 11 3001 Heverlee Belgium
VAT: BE 0759.790.508

We will ensure that personal data will only be processed according to the purpose that is defined in this Privacy Statement. We will ensure that we will only process the data that is necessary to achieve that purpose. The personal data that is collected will be protected by our technical and organizational measures. Your data will never be transferred to any third party without your knowledge. We are aware of your rights and will respect them in their entirety.

Feel free to contact us if you would have any further questions regarding this Privacy Statement or any other privacy related questions. You can do so via the following contact information:

Address: Gaston Geenslaan 11, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium


“Personal data” refers to all information linked, directly or indirectly, to an identified of identifiable person.

“Processing of personal data” is defined as each action involving personal data, such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, saving, editing or alteration, request, consultation, use, provision via forwarding, distribution, or other means of circulation, aligning or combining, protection, exchange, or destruction of personal data.

“Controller” defines the purpose and means of the processing. In the current case this is Blacksmiths.

“Processor” is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of the controller.

“Data subject” is the individual that the personal data is linked to.

What data do we collect?

We collect and process personal data on our website that assist us provide our services to our clients or potential clients. We collect the following information on our website:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Any personal data that would be part of your message

We will not collect any personal data that is not necessary to achieve our processing purpose. We follow the principle of data minimalization.

What is the purpose of collecting your personal data?

The purpose for collecting your personal information will only be used to facilitate our mission of helping you and your company in growing and reaching the full potential. This is the sole purpose of collecting your personal data. In practice this will mean that we will use your personal data to:

  • Communicate with you
  • To respond to any enquiries you may make

We will never use personal data for advertisement purposes. We will never send or sell your data to any party that is not in line with the purpose of our processing.

What is the legal ground for processing your data?

The data we collect is processed based on your consent. We will never process your personal data without receiving your consent first. Your consent will be asked before you send us your data.

How long will we store your personal information?

Blacksmiths will store personal data of the data subject for as long as the purpose of the processing still exists. In practice this will mean that we will store your personal data for a period of 2 years after our last contact moment. Storage will be terminated if the data subject is no longer active after 2 years, if the data subject requests deletion of its data, or if there would be any other obvious reason not to have the personal data anymore. We will not process data that does not fit with the purpose of processing (anymore).

How do we collect your personal information?

To collect your personal data, we will use one of the following channels:


We collect your personal information on our website. This is facilitated by our contact form under the section ‘Contact’.

Directly from you

We will store the personal information that you give us directly. This can happen via mail, phone or in person. We will send you a notice of our privacy policy after we have stored your information successfully.

Do we share your personal information with other parties?

The sharing of your personal data with the parties underneath, will never result in an international transfer of data to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

We could share your data with the following parties:


We work with third parties that facilitate our digital infrastructure. This will range from software to infrastructure providers. Because of the nature of their services, they may have access to the data that we process by using their services.

Blacksmiths will always take the necessary precautions and due diligence to ensure that our processors exercise the same level of protection and discretion as ourselves. We will make sure that we have the right documentation with our processors, as it is required by the current legislation.

Legal obligation

Under certain circumstances we will share your personal information with a government institution, if this would be required by the law or by any other legal obligation.

What are your rights?

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to:

Request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are collecting and using it lawfully.

Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.

Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to use it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).

Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.

Request the restriction of collecting and using your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the usage of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Request the data portability of your personal information to another party.

Right to lodge a complaint to supervisory authority.

Right to withdraw the consent. In circumstances where you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.

How can I execute my rights?

You can execute your rights by contacting us through the following channels:

Address: Gaston Geenslaan 11, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

How can you file a complaint?

If we were unable to fully process your request, you always have the right to make a complaint to our local Data Protection Authority (Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit). You can contact our DPA via the following channel:

Amendments to our Privacy Statement

Blacksmiths has the right to amend its Privacy Statement. Any amendment will be announced via our website. The last amendment was conducted on 01/01/2021.

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