This website is managed by Benten BV, with registered office at Madam Dergenthof 4, 2300 Turnhout, Belgium.
When you visit the website, you are deemed to have taken note of the conditions set out below and to have accepted them unreservedly. The following provisions apply to the website and to any other Internet or network initiatives on the part of Benten.
Benten reserves the right to change the following provisions at any time, without any prior or explicit notification of the visitor. Visitors are advised to check the conditions regularly.
Should any of the following provisions be inapplicable or contrary to a provision of mandatory law, this will not affect the applicability or validity of the other provisions in any way.
Purpose of the website
This website aims to provide the visitor with an easily accessible and rapid source of information about the activities and functioning of Benten.
Benten endeavors to provide visitors to the website with information that is clear, up to date, correct and precise, but does not guarantee that the information provided will always be clear, adequate, correct, free of typographical errors, relevant, complete or up to date, or that the website will be comprehensive. If the website contains information that is defective or incomplete, Benten will make every effort to remedy the shortcoming. If a visitor finds inaccuracies, he or she may contact the website administrator using ‘the contact form’.
Benten likewise does not guarantee uninterrupted access to the website or the absence of technical malfunctions, although Benten makes every effort to prevent problems of a technical nature.
The information available to visitors to the website is of a general nature. The content of the website should therefore not be regarded as personal or professional advice in any sense, or as constituting an offer of products or services for sale, unless such products or services are expressly offered for sale. Visitors wishing to receive personalized information must contact Benten. This can be done via ‘the contact form’.
The website may be added to, changed or removed at any time by Benten, without prior notice and without visitors being informed. Visitors to the website are deemed to be aware that the website is subject to change.
By using the website, visitors are deemed to have undertaken not to use it for illegal activities, for spreading viruses, for inflicting damage to the website or to other visitors to the website, or for sending unsolicited messages, and not to impede or disrupt access to the website.
The website contains hyperlinks to websites belonging to third parties. Benten has no control over the content of such websites, which are managed entirely by third parties both technically and in terms of content. For this reason, a link to another website does not imply agreement with its content. Benten disclaims any liability with regard to the content and availability of third-party websites if the visitor incurs damage by visiting them.
Visitors wishing to create a hyperlink on their own website to Benten’s website are asked to contact the webmaster in advance at email@example.com. Benten will let you know via this contact person whether permission is granted to create a hyperlink.
Accounts and passwords
Visitors to the website may access it by means of a personal account, linked to a strictly personal password. It is forbidden to make this password available to third parties. An adequate and strong password is one that is regarded as secure according to current state of science and technology. At present this means a password consisting of eight different characters, including at least 1 capital letter, 1 digit and 1 special character.
Visitors undertake not to abuse the password or their personal account. If a visitor does not comply with this obligation, Benten has the right to deny him or her access to his or her account and/or to the website.
Protection of personal data
The term ‘personal data’ is understood to mean all information about an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is regarded as identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more elements characterizing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Benten respects the privacy of visitors. Where personal information about visitors is collected by Benten, the processing of such data takes place in accordance with current legislation, namely the Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data and its implementing acts, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC, as well as Book XII of the Code of Economic Law on ‘Law concerning the digital economy’.
Benten guarantees to visitors that their personal data are collected for the following purposes only:
- The provision of online services in accordance with the visitor’s expectations.
- Providing visitors with information they have requested.
Benten guarantees to visitors that their personal data are only processed for the intended purposes, are not communicated to third parties under any circumstances and are not used for direct marketing. Benten provides appropriate security for personal data which have been collected, to prevent any misuse of such data.
Visitors may ask Benten for access to their personal data and check their accuracy. Visitors have the right to be informed about the processing of their personal data, the right to request that their data be erased, the right to ask Benten to transfer their data to a third party and the right to object to the processing of their data. Any visitor wishing to exercise his or her rights may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benten has the right to transmit the data of visitors who violate Belgian or international legislation to the relevant Belgian authorities.
When visitors provide Benten with information of their own accord, such as reactions and comments or visual material, this information is not regarded as confidential. Benten may use this information for any purpose, on the understanding that the Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data and its implementing decisions and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC will be complied with at all times.
Cookies are small information files that are stored on the computer’s hard drive via the Internet browser. In the event of a subsequent visit to the same website, the information files are sent back to the website administrator so that the visitor can access the website easily and quickly.
Visitors to the website are deemed to have given permission for the processing of information by Google Inc. in the manner and for the purposes described above.
Benten accepts no liability for any damage (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, savings, professional opportunities, or data and damage to the business) due to the content of the website, the lack of particular information on the website, the unavailability or technical malfunctioning of the website, viruses, hacking and other forms of cybercrime, the content and use of websites to which the hyperlinks on the website refer, or the use that is made of the website.
Benten likewise accepts no liability for any choices made by visitors, and the consequences thereof, on the basis of the information they find on the website.
This also applies to situations in which programs or other data on the visitor’s computer system are damaged or the visitor incurs other losses as a result of using the website. Benten makes every effort to protect the website against viruses, hacking and other forms of cybercrime, but cannot guarantee that they will be completely prevented.
The website is therefore consulted at the visitor’s own risk.
Applicable law and jurisdiction
Any disputes or claims arising from the use and consultation of the website are governed by Belgian law.
Visitors are deemed to have accepted that any dispute will first be submitted to Benten, where applicable with indication of the email address of a person/department etc., which will make every effort to resolve the disagreement within a reasonable period. This reasonable period may not exceed 3 weeks.
Visitors are deemed to have agreed that any dispute that cannot be settled amicably will be brought exclusively before the courts of Turnhout.