Futureproofed’s privacy declaration.

We understand that your trust in us is Futureproofed bvba's most important asset (herein after referred to as "Futureproofed”, “Futureproofed", "we" or "us"). As such, your privacy is essential for us.

This privacy declaration (herein after referred to as "Privacy Declaration") is applicable, inter alia, to (i) our websites futureproofed.com and carboncap.be (herein after referred to as the "Website"), (ii) the online climate plan platform FutureproofedCities from Futureproofed (herein after referred to as the "Platform”) and (iii) all (commercial) relations between Futureproofed and its customers, prospects and business partners.

Futureproofed wishes to emphasize that it always attempts to act in accordance with (i) the Belgian Privacy Law of 8 December 1992 on privacy protection in relation to the processing of personal data(i.e.as long as still in force), (ii) the EU Regulation of 2016 concerning the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data, regarding the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC and/or (iii) all (future) Belgian laws regarding the implementation of this Regulation. This Privacy Declaration includes information about the personal data collected by Futureproofed, as well as the manner in which Futureproofed uses and processes this personal data.

Visiting the Website, creating a demo account for the purpose of using the FutureproofedCities demo, creating an account in order to use the Futureproofed services, subscribing to the newsletters and/or a seminar, webinar or event implies your express approval (through disclosure) of your personal information or opt-in) of the Privacy Declaration and consequently how we collect, use and process your personal data.

Please read this Privacy Declaration in conjunction with Futureproofed's cookie policy.

1. Types of personal data

Futureproofed can collect and process the following personal data:

  • Name
  • First name
  • City name
  • Work address
  • Invoicing address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number(landline/mobile phone)
  • User name
  • Password
  • Information concerning your use of the Website, the Platform: including, but not limited to heatmaps, surf recordings, IP address, browser type, the web pages you visited when you obtained access to the Website.
  • The log-in details of your mobile device
  • Communication preference
  • All personal data freely provided to Futureproofed(e.g.in light of correspondence with Futureproofed).

Futureproofed also automatically collects anonymous information regarding your use of the Website and Futureproofed services via the Platform. As such, Futureproofed shall, for example, automatically log which sections of the Website and/or Platform you visit, which web browser you use and which website you visited when you obtained access to the Website, also what is your IP address. We cannot identify you through these data, but it allows Futureproofed to draw up statistics regarding the use of the Website and/or the Platform.

2. Methods of personal data collection

These personal data are collected in the context of:

  • Requesting a quote
  • Creating a(demo)account
  • Collaboration with Futureproofed
  • Visiting the Website
  • Your use of Futureproofed services, whether or not via the Website and/or the Platform, and whether or not using a mobile device
  • Subscribing to the newsletter and/or the blog(viathe Website or not)
  • Subscribing for a webinar, seminar and/or event
  • The verification of your identity (e.g.when you contact customer support or update your password)
  • Incoming and outgoing correspondence with Futureproofed
  • Communicating ideas to Futureproofed with regards to improving the services and/or the Platform
  • Drawing up a quote
  • The exchange of business cards
  • A connection made between the Platform and social network platforms
    As professionals, you may have registered your business information and businesscontact details onpublic databases. We may retrievethose information related toyour business account.

The personal data collected by Futureproofed are therefore expressly and voluntarily provided by you.

3. Who processes your personal data? 

3.1. Processing responsible

Futureproofed is responsible for processing your data and determines alone or in cooperation with others which personal data is collected, as well as the purpose and means for the processing of these personal data.

3.2. Processor

Futureproofed is free to invoke data processors. A processor is a natural or legal person who processes personal data on request from or on behalf of the processing responsible. The processor is obliged to ensure the security and confidentiality of the data. The processor always acts according to the instructions of the processing responsible.

Futureproofed invokes among others the following categories of 'Processors':

  • Processors engaged for administrative purposes;
  • Processors engaged for marketing purposes;
  • Processors engaged for ICT services and hosting;
  • Processors engaged for customer support purposes.

4. Legal grounds for processing data

In accordance with the Privacy Law and the Regulation, we process personal data based on the following legal grounds:

  • Based on the consent obtained by the statement of agreement with this Privacy Declaration;
  • On the basis of the execution of the agreement as agreed with the user, or the exercise of pre-contractual steps taken on his application; or
  • On the basis of compliance with legal or regulatory provisions, regarding the management of the contractual relationship, in particular the invoicing;
  • Based on our legitimate interest in sending information and newsletters to our customers;
  • Based on your explicit permission for sending promotional offers(directmarketing).

5. Use of personal data

Futureproofed can use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Creating a(demo)account and confirmation thereof
  • Performance of the agreement with Futureproofed(incl.follow-up thereof)
  • Providing Futureproofed services, whether or not via the Website, the Platform and/or the App, and whether or not using a mobile device
  • Providing support/assistance(e.g.in case of problems)
  • Send targeted marketing and advertising, updates and promotional offers based on your communication preferences
  • Issuing invoices and collecting payment
  • Sending newsletters and/or blog
  • Sending a confirmation upon subscription for a webinar, seminar, event
  • Optimising the quality, management and content of the Website and/or the Platform
  • Creating statistics
  • Drawing up a quote
  • Conducting customer satisfaction studies, surveys and other market research
  • Security of Futureproofed offices

Processing takes place on the following legal grounds, as the case may be:

  • You have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement with Futureproofed or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into an agreement
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Futureproofed is subject
  • Processing is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or of another natural person
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest
  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Futureproofed or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require protection of personal data(inparticular when you are a child).

6. Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Futureproofed shall not disclose your personal data to third parties, unless it is necessary in the context of providing Futureproofed services and optimising them (including but not limited to maintenance works, payment processing, the delivery of services to Futureproofed (e.g.subcontracting) and database management). In this respect, your personal data may be disclosed to payment providers, software providers, cloud partner, datacenter, external IT-consultants and service providers.

If it is necessary that Futureproofed discloses your personal data to third parties in this context, the third party is required to use your personal data in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Declaration.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is however possible that Futureproofed discloses your personal data:

  • To the competent authorities(i)if Futureproofed is obliged to do so under the law or under legal or future legal proceedings and(ii)to safeguard and defend our rights;
  • If Futureproofed, or the majority of its assets, are taken over by a third party, in which case your personal data – which Futureproofed has collected – shall be one of the transferred assets;
  • For the purpose of identifying similar profiles to your own, except if you have expressly opted out in this respect.

In all other cases, Futureproofed will not sell, hire out or pass on your personal data to third parties, except when it(i)has obtained your permission to this end and(ii)has completed a data processing agreement with the third party in question, which contains the necessary guarantees regarding confidentiality and privacy compliance of your personal data.

7. Storage of personal data

Unless a longer storage period is required or justified (i) by the law or (ii) through compliance with another legal obligation, Futureproofed shall only store your personal data for the period necessary to achieve and fulfil the purpose in question, as specified in the Privacy Declaration under'5.Use of personal data'.

8. Your privacy rights

If you wish to invoke your privacy rights, as defined below, please contact support@futureproofed.com or complete the form for exercising your privacy rights and deliver it to Futureproofed by email or post. In light of the processing of your personal data, you enjoy the following privacy rights:

  • Right of access to personal data which Futureproofed possibly has concerning you;
  • Right to rectification, completion or update of your personal data;
  • Right to delete your personal data ('right to be forgotten') (Futureproofed wishes to point out that in this context certain services will no longer be accessible and/or can no longer be provided if you delete resp. request deletion of certain required personal data);
  • Right to limit the processing of your personal data;
  • Right to transferability of your personal data;
  • Right to object to/oppose the processing of your personal data;
  • Right to withdraw your consent.

In principle, you can exercise these rights free of charge via the above-mentioned form. In addition, you can always, via your personal account, update, modify and/or verify your personal data which you were required to submit when creating your(demo)account.

If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or information about our services, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the"unsubscribe"button underneath each of Futureproofed's emails.

9. Security of personal data

Futureproofed undertakes to take reasonable, physical, technological and organisational precautions in order to avoid (i) unauthorised access to your personal information, and (ii) loss, abuse or alteration of your personal data.

Futureproofed shall store all personal data which it has collected in the cloud (with data centre(s) within the EU). 

Notwithstanding Futureproofed's security policy, the checks it carries out and the actions it proposes in this context, an infallible level of security cannot be guaranteed. Since no method of transmission or forwarding over the internet, or any method of electronic storage is 100% secure, Futureproofed is, in this context, not in a position to guarantee absolute security.

Finally, the security of your(demo)account will also partly depend on the confidentiality of your password in obtaining access to the Platform. Futureproofed will never ask for your password, meaning that you will never be required to communicate it personally. If you have nonetheless communicated your password to a third party – for example because this third party has indicated that it wishes to offer additional services - this third party shall have access to your (demo) account and your personal data via your password. In such cases, you are liable for the transactions which occur as a result of the use made of your(demo)account. Futureproofed therefore strongly advises you, if you observe that someone has accessed your (demo) account, to immediately change your password and contact us.

10. Cross-border processing of personal data

Any transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area(EEA)to a recipient whose domicile or registered office is in a country which does not fall under the adequacy decision enacted by the European Commission, shall be governed by the provisions of a data transfer agreement, which shall contain(i)the standard contractual clauses, as referred to in the'EuropeanCommission decision of 5 February 2010(Decision2010/87/EC)', or(ii)any other mechanism pursuant to privacy legislation, or any other regulations pertaining to the processing of personal data.

11. Update Privacy Declaration

Futureproofed is entitled to update this Privacy Declaration by posting a new version on the Website. As such, it is strongly recommended to regularly consult the Website and the page explaining the Privacy Declaration, to make sure that you are aware of any changes.

12. Other websites

The Website may potentially contain hyperlinks to other websites. When you click on one of these links, you may be redirected to another website or internet source that could collect information about you through cookies or other technologies.

Futureproofed does not bear any responsibility, liability or control authority over these other websites or internet resources, nor about their collection, use and disclosure of your personal data.

You must check the privacy declarations of these other websites and internet sources in order to be able to judge whether they act in accordance with the Privacy Legislation.

13. Possibility to submit a complain

In case you are not satisfied with the way Futureproofed handled your questions and/or remarks or have any complaints about the way Futureproofed collects, uses and and/or processes your personal data, note that you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Privacy Commission (forBelgium: Data Protection Authority via https://www.dataprotectionauthority.be).

14. Contact Futureproofed

If you have questions about this Privacy Declaration, or the manner in which Futureproofed collects, uses or processes your personal data, please contact us:

  • Via e-mail: support@futureproofed.com
  • Via post: Futureproofed bvba, Martelarenlaan, 38 bus 5, 3010 Kessel-Lo(Leuven), Belgium.
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