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Merak attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. This Privacy & Cookie
Policy explains how we process your personal data and what rights you have in relation to your
N.V. Merak, Steenhoevestraat 6, 2800 Mechelen, with company number 0417.226.296
(hereinafter referred to as “Merak”, “we” or “us”), is responsible for the processing of your
personal data. Merak hereby complies inter alia with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the
European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with
regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of these data, and
repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), as well as the Law of
30 July 2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.
You can contact us by mail to the abovementioned address, by telephone on (0)15 28 40 60 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can transfer your personal data to us when you contact us, when you visit our website (e.g.
when you fill in the contact form, when you register on MyMerak or when you go through the
order process), when you use our products and services, or when you visit our social media
pages. In some cases, we may also receive your personal data via affiliated companies, third
parties (e.g. data suppliers such as Bisnode for the purposes of direct marketing or to ensure the
accuracy of our data), or parties with whom you have a relationship (e.g. your employer).
Your personal data may be processed inter alia:
These processing activities are based inter alia on (i) your consent, (ii) the preparation, execution
or termination of a contract, (iii) legal or regulatory provisions to which we are subject, and/or (iv)
our legitimate interests (such as our interest to provide an excellent service, to maintain our
customer relationship, to be able to offer a secure website, etc.).
Your personal data will be kept for a period necessary to achieve the intended purpose, or as long as we are legally obliged to do so or need the data in the context of a legal action.
Merak may share your personal data with possible legal successors and other entities within the group and with some of our contractual partners, for example to ensure the proper follow-up of your registration, order or request, to enable the provision of our services, or to validate, link, complete or correct your personal data (e.g. Bisnode, see www.bisnodeenu.be). If Merak transfers or is obliged to transfer your personal data to third parties, it will do so on the basis of your consent, unless we are required to do so by law or if we can rely on our legitimate interest in doing so (e.g. transfer to legal service providers in the event of a dispute). Should your personal data be transferred to companies outside the European Economic Area (e.g. our branch in Switzerland), this will only be done on the basis of adequacy decisions or appropriate safeguards.
You have the right to access your personal data, the right to correction and deletion of these data,
as well as the right to limit the procession of your personal data. In addition, you also have the
right to data portability and the right to object to the processing of your data. However, Merak
points out that the exercise of these rights is subject to certain legal conditions.
If the processing of your data is based on your consent, you can withdraw this consent at any time.
Furthermore, you always have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
For complaints in connection to the processing of your personal data, you can always contact the Data Protection Authority (www.gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit.be).
Merak has adopted appropriate technical and organisational security measures to prevent the destruction, loss, falsification, alteration, unauthorised access or accidental disclosure of personal data to third parties, as well as any other unauthorised processing of these data.
in your browser or on your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies help us to distinguish your user preferences from those of other users of our website, to allow your use of the website (e.g. to remember the contents of your shopping cart), to improve the functioning of our website, to understand the interests of our users and to measure the effectiveness of the content of our website. Merak inter alia uses Google Analytics (for more information, see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en).
This website also uses advertising cookies to track your internet behaviour inside and outside our website and to adapt advertisements to your interests, using third parties. You can also share information via social media via our website. For the cookies places by these social media, we refer to the privacy policies of these parties.