1. Who we are
Manufacture Belge de Chocolats (“MBC”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is a limited liability company with its registered office at 1081 Koekelberg, rue de l’Armistice 5, and registered with the Belgian company registry under number 0722.764.519.
2. Processing of your personal data
A) Contact form
When you use the contact forms on our website (www.mbcchocolates.be/contact), we process your personal data in order to process and respond to your request.
In this context, we process data that you provide to us on your own initiative, such as your name and e-mail address.
When you contact us as a (potential) customer, (potential) candidate, or in any other capacity in the context of an existing contract or one that may be concluded, or in order to find out more about our services, we process your data as this is necessary for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures taken at your request (Art. 6(1)(b) RGPD). Please note that if you do not provide us with the necessary data, we may not be able to usefully process your request.
Apart from these situations, we process your data on the basis of our legitimate interests, which consist in answering our (potential) customers’ questions and ensuring the good image and reputation of our brand.
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3. Data storage periods
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of the processing as set out in this policy. As soon as the data is no longer required, we will delete or anonymize it.
For example, if you contact us to obtain simple information, we will delete your data usually 6 months after replying to you.
On the other hand, if the communication leads to a contract, we will keep your data at least for the duration of the contract, and generally for 10 years after the end of the contract.
If the communication constitutes a complaint that leads to a dispute, we will at least keep your data for the duration of the dispute.
Cookies will be kept for one year.
4. The rights you have over your data
As a data subject, you have certain rights under the GDPR, including the right to access, rectify and erase your personal data. You also have the right to restrict certain processing of your personal data and the right to data portability. To exercise these rights or obtain further information, please contact us using the details listed below (section 5).
In addition to these rights, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest due to your particular situation.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Belgium, you can contact this data protection authority.
5. Contact information
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection, processing or protection of your personal data, or if you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject, please contact us at email@example.com .
Last update: August 25, 2023.