4strings operates conform the Belgian "Law of 8th of December 1992 to protect the personal living space in regards to the collection and processing of personal data", as changed by the "Law of 11th of December 1998", as well as the "Law of 13th of 2005 concerning electronic communications".
2. Collection of personal data
2.1. Data you provide us
By signing up on our website or by placing an order, you provide us your basic personal data: name and surname, address, birth date, password, contact data (phone number, mail address, cell phone number, fax number)...
2.2. Automatically collected data
A "cookie" is a small file provided by the server of 4strings and placed on the hard disk of the computer of the user. The information saved in this cookie can only by read by 4strings, and only during the visit of the website. This cookie allow for an easier and more pleasant access to the website. The user can refuse the installation of these cookies by editing the settings of his internet browser. Disabling our cookies could mean that certain aspects of the website are not accessible anymore.
Certain data can be collected without being stored in cookies. They can only be read by 4strings and only during the visit of the website. This includes: 1) the TCP/IP address, 2) the type and version of the navigation system of the user, 3) the last visited page.
2.3. Personal data provided by commercial partners
In this hypothesis certain commercial partners of 4strings guarantee 4strings that they have received permission to transfer the personal data they obtained.
3. Goals of data processing
3.1. General goals
Personal data is being collected in order to:
- Provide the user with the service offered on the website;
- Do market research to improve the technical and substantive quality of the website;
- Provide the user with relevant information, such as the sending of mails with different promotions that might interest the user;
- Maintain the technical administration of the website;
- Perform statistical analysis on the collected data concerning the number of visitors on different parts of the website, after having anonymized the data.
3.2. Direct marketing and sharing with third parties
The personal data of the user are kept strictly confidential and will in no circumstance be shared with third parties or used for direct marketing purposes, unless 4strings has obtained the explicit permission of the user to do so ("opt-in") at the moment of his or her registration.
This permission can be revoked at any given moment, without motivation and free of charge by sending an email to [email protected] or by using the contact form on the website.
3.3. Serious violations
On request personal data of the user can be transferred to the Justice Department in case of serious violations of the code of conduct.
4. Duration of data retention
All personal data will be saved for the necessary period for 4strings to provide its service.
5. Right to access and correction
The user has the right to, at any moment and free or charge, access is personal data, correct his data or change his data by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or by using the contact form on the website, or by mail to 4strings, with registered office at Koepoortstraat 8, 2500 Lier, Belgium, on condition that the user can send a copy of his ID.
The user has the free choice to provide his personal data to 4strings. However he has to be aware that certain services can be refused if he doesn't complete his personal data on the order form and that he is solely responsible for the correctness of the data he provides to 4strings.
6. Right to protest
The user can use his right to protest against the processing of his personal data because of serious and legitimate reasons by sending a mail to [email protected] or by using the contact form on the website. He however cannot protest the processing of his personal data in case this is necessary to perform contractual obligations.
7. Safety and confidentiality
4strings has taken security measures that are adapted technologically and organizational in orde to prevent the destruction, loss, falsification, change, unauthorized access or notification by accident to third parties of information gathered on the website, as well as unauthorized processing of this personal information.
Under no circumstances 4strings can be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage, caused by an incorrect or illegal use by a third party of personal data.
1. Applicable law and jurisdiction
Each complaint or dispute has to be submitted by registered mail to the address mentioned above. Each announcement of 4strings to the user will be made through the website or by mail to the user.