- WindEurope is actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. It coordinates international policy, communications, research and analysis. WindEurope analyses, formulates and establishes policy positions for the wind industry on key strategic sectoral issues, cooperating with industry and research institutions on a number of market development and technology research projects. Additionally, the lobbying activities undertaken by WindEurope help create a legal framework within which members can develop their businesses. WindEurope produces information tools and manages campaigns aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of wind and enhancing social acceptance, dispelling myths about wind energy and providing access to credible information. WindEurope regularly organizes numerous events, such as conferences, exhibitions, launches, seminars and workshops.
- the Belgian Data Protection Act of 8th December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data (as amended) (the “Privacy Act”); and/or
- Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 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 (General Data Protection Regulation) (“GDPR”); and/or
- All other applicable legislation regarding the protection of privacy and the processing of personal data;
- achieve the purpose and exercise its activities, as described in article 1.2; and/ or
- provide direct marketing regarding its activities such as updates, newsletters, direct marketing info brochures, emails, marketing materials, invitations to events such as conferences, exhibitions, launches, seminars and workshops and other information that may be useful to you; and/ or
- execute the contract(s) that have been concluded with you or your employer or organisation you are a member of; and/ or
- prospect new partners (e.g. members, subcontractors, or contracting parties); and/ or
- better understand your needs and preferences in order to adjust its services hereto; and/ or
- acquire statistical data; and/ or
- inform third parties (e.g. subcontractors, partners or contracting parties); and/ or
- comply with applicable legislation.
Legal basis and applicability
- WindEurope has the following legal grounds for the processing of personal data:
- your free, specific, informed and unambiguous consent to WindEurope, its partners (e.g. subcontractors, partners or contracting parties) to process your personal data. You can give your consent by any means, such as, but not limited to mail, email, an online or offline consent form, a membership form; and/or
- the contract or membership agreement you have entered into with WindEurope regarding one of its activities set out in article 1.2; and/ or
- a legal obligation; and/ or
- a legitimate interest of WindEurope.
- Providing your personal data to WindEurope and/or entering into a contract/membership agreement with WindEurope, implies that you:
- As a consequence, you expressly grant WindEurope permission to use your personal data to accomplish the Purpose set out under article 3.
- The personal data WindEurope can process are, i.e.: first name, name, address, email address, phone number, birth date, birth place, profession, and function within your organisation.
Transfer of personal data to third parties
- WindEurope guarantees it does not transfer your personal data to third parties, unless:
- There is a legal obligation to transfer the personal data;
- To its partners (e.g. subcontractors, partners or contracting parties) for the achievement of the Purpose;
- WindEurope has a legitimate interest to do so.
- Third parties to whom WindEurope may, or is obliged to, transfer personal data on the basis of the above categories, can be located within or outside the European Union. The personal data may thus be transferred to companies or authorities of non-EU countries. WindEurope cannot be held responsible regarding the transfer of personal data and cannot be liable for the further processing of the personal data by third parties.
- WindEurope stores the personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the Purpose.
- The Privacy Legislation provides you with a number of rights in relation to your personal data. You have the right, free of charge:
- to have access to and receive a copy of your personal data;
- to have your personal data corrected in case errors would occur;
- to have your personal data erased in case:
- your personal data are no longer necessary to achieve the Purpose;
- you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal ground for the processing of the personal data;
- you object to the processing of the personal data and there is no other legal ground for the processing of the personal data;
- the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
- there is a legal obligation to erase the personal data;
- to have the processing of your personal data restricted;
- to have your personal data transferred to a third party;
- to object against the processing of your personal data, in particular the processing in light of direct marketing purposes;
- to withdraw your consent pursuant to which WindEurope is allowed to process your personal data;
- to lodge a complaint with the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (“Privacy Commission”) if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data breaches the Privacy Legislation.
- In case you want to exercise the above rights, and provided you prove your identity, you can send a written, dated and signed request by mail to Eline Post, Director for HR and Legal, Rue Belliard 40, 1040 Brussels, Belgium or by email to [email protected].
- WindEurope commits to take (or have) all reasonable measures (taken) to its best ability to safeguard the protection of the personal data through technical safety measures and an appropriate safety policy for its employees. The personal data are stored with WindEurope, or, if applicable, with the processor of the personal data on servers located in Dublin, Ireland. You acknowledge and accept that the transfer and storage of personal data is never without risk and consequently, the damage that you may suffer from the unlawful use of your personal data by third parties can never be collected from WindEurope.
Applicable law and competent court
- You agree that all disputes between you and WindEurope regarding personal data and privacy issues, are exclusively subject to Belgian law, excluding any conflict of law principles.
- Every dispute regarding personal data and privacy issues belongs to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch speaking courts of Brussels, Belgium, excluding any other court.