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The information on this site and its newsletter is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice and rules on personal data protection.

 

Disclaimer

 

The website WEgate and its content and newsletter are managed by the WEgate operator Mostra SA, as part of a contract with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the official position of the EASME, the European Commission or the European Union.

 

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all the web pages and newsletter issues, the EASME, the European Commission, the European Union or any person acting on its behalf makes no warranty nor do they assume any legal liability, whether direct or indirect, or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information. WEgate will also endeavour to correct any inaccuracies brought to its attention.

 

Our website and newsletter has links to third party information providers who may or may not be affiliated with WEgate, the EASME, European Commission or the European Union. We cannot make any warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or security of information contained on those sites, and accept no liability for damages resulting from the use of that information.

 

The information contained in this e-platform and newsletter is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as professional or legal advice on any particular matter (do not act or rely in any of these materials without first consulting a suitable qualified professional). WEgate will not upload any commercial or profit-generating content.

 

The EASME, the European Commission or the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.

 

Copyright notice

 

© 2016 Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

All rights reserved. Certain parts are licensed under conditions to the EASME.

All contents on the WEgate website and newsletter are protected under intellectual property law, in particular by copyright.

 

 

Cookies

 

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

 

How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

·         if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)

·         if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

 

Cookies are also stored by Piwik (http://piwik.org), a web analytics platform which ensures your privacy. Any data collected by Piwik is stored on servers owned by Mostra SA and not transferred to third parties. 

 

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

 

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under the control of Mostra SA.

 

These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

 

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AllAboutCookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

 

Personal data protection

 

The website WEgate is committed to user privacy.

You can browse freely through the website WEgate without giving any information about yourself.

However, in some cases, personal information may be required in order to use some functionality as explained below.

 

1.     What information do we collect?

 

The information collected is the following:

 

  • Registration to the directory as an individual user:

 

Mandatory information: first name, surname, username, e-mail address, country, personal position, sector.

Optional information: profile picture, company size, phone number, number of employees, years of existence of the company, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, website, time zone, preferred language, second preferred language.

Note: It is possible to hide the personal information and/or the professional information. Individuals have the option to be visible for all users or only for registered users.

 

  • Support requests/questions/feedback to WEgate:

 

Mandatory information: name, e-mail address.

 

  • Registration to the WEgate newsletter:

 

Mandatory information: e-mail address, first name, last name/ company name

New registered users to the WEgate e-platform and non-registered visitors in contact with the WEgate secretariat receive the latest issue of the WEgate newsletter for information, to which they can decide to subscribe through a specific link in the newsletter.

 

  • Feedback to WEgate newsletter:

 

           We would like to know what you think about the WEgate content and the newsletter. Please provide your feedback via the contact form.

 

2.     Who has access to your personal data/who is it disclosed to?

 

Other users (registered or not) can see your personal information if you choose so.

 

As for the enquiries, they are stored through an online form set up by the WEgate operator Mostra SA.

 

Mostra SA acts as data processor under the supervision of EASME, the data controller, pursuant to the service contract concluded with EASME.

 

No personal data is shared with third parties.

It may be possible that the WEgate website and newsletter contain links to other websites whose information practices may be different from this site. Neither the WEgate, or the EASME, or the European Commission or the European Union is necessarily responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the website WEgate and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other web sites you visit, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

 

3.     How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?

 

Your personal information is treated according to the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 and on the Act of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data (Privacy Act) and its modifications of the Kingdom of Belgium.

 

As operator of WEgate, the contractor, Mostra SA, responsible for replying to your enquiry or for technical matters, has access to your personal data by entering a user ID and a password on WEgate, and for the WEgate newsletter, by entering your e-mail address, name and/or company name.

 

 

4.     How can you access, rectify or delete your personal data?

 

The right to access, rectify or cancel personal data shall be exercised, pursuant to Chapter III of the above mentioned Belgian Privacy Act , on written request via our web-form and will be processed at the earliest convenience.

If you do not want to receive the newsletter anymore, please click on ‘unsuscribe’ at the bottom of the newsletter. If you want to change your personal data regarding the newsletter, for example change your email address, you can contact us via here.

 

5.     How long is your personal data kept?

 

The data you supplied will be deleted if your account is inactive for five years.

 

All personal data received and stored are erased after five years.

 

WEgate reserves its right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time. Any modification about this privacy notice will be updated in this web site to inform users.