VanTosh (“we”, “our”, or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it in accordance with this policy.
This policy outlines the way in which we manage any personal data obtained through the VanTosh websites (the “Website”) or otherwise provided by or about individuals or legal entities (“you”, “your”) in the course of you doing business, joining or receiving the services, products, attending our events or subscribing to our mailing list (our “Services”).
By continuing to use the VanTosh Website, our Services, and our Products, you agree to our use of your personal data on the terms outlined in this policy.
For the purposes of applicable data protection laws, VanTosh with its registered address at Quinten Matsijslei 38 bus 20, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgie, (“VanTosh”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is the controller of your data. This means that we are the primary entity who decides the purposes and means for dealing with your personal data.
Why do we collect your personal data and on what grounds?
We will only use your personal data if we have a permitted lawful basis to do so.
Generally we collect your personal data because is it necessary for :
- Performing our contract for the Services, Products, Solutions with you;
- The pursuit of our legitimate interests (as set out below); or
- Complying with our legal obligations
We may also rely on your consent to use your personal data for:
- Keeping you informed of VanTosh events, work, and offers, e.g. through individual emails and daily digest (see “Marketing Communications”)
You have the right to withdraw your consent to these activities at any time, which will mean (unless another lawful basis applies to your data) that we will cease to process the affected data after consent is withdrawn. However, please note this may result in us being unable to provide you with certain features of the Website, Services, Products, and/or Solutions.
The primary purpose for which we collect information about you is to provide you with Services, Products, Solutions you have requested from us (i.e. to perform our contract with you).
We also collect information about you for the following purposes :
- To perform our contract with you
- To provide customers with their customer benefits
- To process your communications, your customer data of and subscription to the Website and to enable your use of the Website and the Services
- For supplying Services, Products and/or Solutions to you
- For continuity of service, (e.g. to restore your Service, if you are coming back after a long break). This will be in accordance with our data retention practices (see “How long do you keep my personal data?” below)
- To provide you with information or Services, Products or Solutions that you request from us
- For handling customer contacts, queries, complaints or disputes
- For our legitimate interests :
- For market research and analytical purposes, e.g. to improve our understanding of membership and event attendance trends and profiles
- For improving existing Services and developing new products and Services
- For promoting, marketing and advertising our Services
- Protecting VanTosh and our members/customers by taking appropriate legal action against third parties who have committed criminal acts or are in breach of legal obligations to VanTosh
- To effectively handle any legal claims or regulatory enforcement actions taken against VanTosh
- To generally run the Website and for internal operations, in order to provide you with an up to date, efficient and reliable service
- Making important communications about your membership
- Maintaining our membership database
- To comply with our legal obligations :
- To help prevent fraudulent activity, including on your account (for example, if we collect your card details we will check these details with credit agencies and reserve the right to refuse to make available the Website and/or our Services if, for example, the card details provided are reported to be fraudulent or credit agencies report the activities as being fraudulent)
- To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations (including under applicable data protection laws)
- For preventing, investigating and detecting crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and prosecuting offenders, including working with law enforcement agencies
- To fulfil our duties to our members.
If you have consented to receive marketing messages about our goods and services,
we will use your information to send you such messages by email.
If you do not want us to use your information in this way,
please check the relevant box available in proximity to when and where we collect your data.
If you have previously consented, you may revoke your consent by adjusting your user preferences in your account profile or clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “unwatch” link at the bottom of any marketing message.
Please note that you may not opt out of receiving messages that are transactional in nature rather than marketing messages (e.g., messages regarding the status of your Membership and are service related).
Who do we share your information with?
We may disclose aggregated non-personal information about our Partners and Website users. This is information that does not identify you or any individual.
- Our Affiliate Partners who we use to provide the Services, Solutions or Products to you.
- Contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal data confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
- Third parties we may be required to disclose such personal data to in order to comply with our legal obligations or enforce our legal rights, e.g. any relevant authority or enforcement body and fraud protection and credit risk reduction agencies.
- Any potential or actual third party buyer of our operations and/or assets in the event that we sell, trade or license ownership of any part of the VanTosh business or assets (including management of the Website).
Will my data be sent abroad?
As our contacts database is based and hosted in the EU, any personal data you submit to us will be held here.
Additionally, VanTosh customers are based in multiple different countries and VanTosh may be affiliated with multiple, cross-border contractors.
If you are based in the EU, this means your personal data may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area to another jurisdiction.
Where this is the case and we are responsible for making such a transfer,
we will ensure that these are made subject to appropriate safeguards as required by applicable data protection laws,
to ensure that a similar degree of protection is afforded to your personal data.
These will include the use of EU Commission approved standard contractual clauses or transfers of countries
deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission.
You can obtain further information about the safeguards in place for your international transfers of personal data by contacting us.
How long do you keep my personal data?
We keep your data for as long as it’s necessary to meet the relevant purposes for which we’ve collected your data, including for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate length of time for holding your data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm, from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purpose for which we process your data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, along with the applicable legal requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data will be available and can be requested from us by Contacting Us. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see “Your rights in respect of your personal data” below for further information. In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your rights in respect of your personal data
The following section applies only if you are based in the EU. In certain circumstances you have rights under data protection laws in relation to the personal data we hold about you.
You can request to :
- Access information held about you.
- Rectify any incorrect or incomplete data we hold about you. It is both in our interest and yours that any personal data we hold about you is accurate, complete and current. If the data we hold about you is inaccurate in any way, please contact us to have your personal data corrected. You can update any incorrect contact information yourself by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Delete, restrict or remove the data we hold about you.
- Transfer the data we hold about you to another party.
- Object to any further processing of your data. You can make all such requests via email to email@example.com.
We will endeavour to respond to your requests within two weeks and free of charge. Please note that in respect of all these rights, we reserve the right to:
- Refuse your request based on the exemptions set out in the applicable data protection laws
- Request for proof of your ID to process the request or request further information
- Charge you a reasonable administrative fee for any repetitive, manifestly unfounded or excessive requests
If we refuse your request to exercise these rights, we will give reasons for our refusal and allow you to challenge our decision. If you have any concerns about how we handle your data, please contact us. If you are not satisfied after we’ve tried to resolve your issue, you’ll be entitled to lodge a complaint with the data protection regulator for your country of residence.
Security of your data
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Cookies and other Technologies
Third Party Links on the Website
The Website may contain links to other websites not owned and/or operated by VanTosh, for example, Social Media Platforms and Affiliate Partner websites. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
Changes to this Policy
If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice (including any requests to exercise your legal rights in respect of your data), you can contact us through the Contact page of our Website.