Privacy Policy

1. Protecting personal privacy is important to the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (MLSO)

Which is why the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation, or MLSO, does its absolute best to protect the rights and freedoms of ‘data subjects’ when personal details are processed, either on paper or in digital form. We implement the appropriate technical and organisational measures to strive for finality, proportionality, and transparency. We also pay special attention to more risky processing of personal details, such as the exchange of data with other parties. The measures are regularly re-evaluated.

We are motivated by the statutory framework, in particular the de General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is also recognised as the General Data Protection Law (EU) of 27 April 2016. We also keep an eye on other relevant legislation.

This privacy policy applies to all personal data processed by the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation or its staff and for all applicable processing goals. We require all of our ‘processers’ to comply with the above.

2. In practice, we strive to achieve the following objectives:

Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (MLSO), as processing manager

  1. Is transparent about the personal data it processes and the objectives of the data processing related to ‘data subject’. Our communication is honest, easily accessible, and understandable. The principle of transparency also applies when personal details are exchanged. 
  2. Its objective: the land policy for the port area in the left bank area, the industrial policy for the industrial zone located within this port area, and the definition of the subregional policy regarding the further development and phasing of the port area in the left bank area. MLSO only processes data that is relevant to the performance of its tasks, which indicates the lawfulness of the processing. This means, among other things, that the processing is in accordance with the legal and statutory objectives of the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation.
  3. It only processes personal details directly related to and necessary for these tasks of public interest and its own purposes for data processing. This means that MLSO does not collect sensitive information. MLSO collects email addresses, first and last name, gender, phone number, address, company details, and job titles. In exceptional cases, MLSO processes data governed by criminal law where the processing is part of managing certain goods owned by MLSO. MLSO does not process personal data that result in automatic decision-making or profiling. 
  4. In the light of the performance of its duties – and thus not for commercial use – MLSO can forward certain data to other actors. This is evaluated each time a new processing objective is begun and the data subjects are always informed as much as possible. Certain guarantees are also requested when forwarding personal data. MLSO’s management bodies are provided personal details when necessary for making correct decisions. No data is exchanged with countries outside the EU.
  5. It includes data in its contact list. Data subjects can always request the deletion or adjustment of said data. 
  6. It can enforce the applicable rights of a data subject, such as the right to view, copy, transfer, revoke permission, right to correction, and possibly also deletion. The Scheldt Left Bank Corporation also safeguards any restrictions that apply to these rights. Data subjects can object to the processing if MLSO bases itself on legitimate interests. The DPO (see below) can be contacted for this purpose.
  7. Newsletters, event invitations, and operational or informational mailings are sent out to pursue MLSO's legitimate interests or even a public interest. Of course, we never send spam and we communicate with data subjects based on our duties. Data subjects can always report that they no longer wish to receive messages from MLSO, except in cases where MLSO must contact the data subjects as a part of carrying out its duties in the public interest or the performance of an agreement. Email or other messages are sent to MLSO can be saved.
  8. It monitors the integrity of the personal details throughout the entire processing cycle.
  9. It does not store data longer than necessary. The necessity is assessed against legal obligations (including tax and accounting obligations and liabilities) and the rights and freedoms of the data subjects.
  10. It prevents breaches arising from the processing of personal details to the best of its ability. When a breach does occur, it is reported in accordance with the prevailing regulations.
  11. It maintains a processing record in digital form and this can be requested in accordance with statutory provisions. The record demonstrates the justification for processing by MLSO.
  12. It manages the contractual provisions with processors, which include, among other things, the instructions related to the processing, as well as all obligations that the processor must fulfil in the context of compliance with laws and regulations, including the provisions regarding information security. The Scheldt Left Bank Corporation actively supervises these contractual provisions. 
  13. It provides clear instructions and guidelines, in accordance with the responsibilities that staff of the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation have with regard to personal details. These instructions are communicated through procedures, internal meetings, and manuals.

3. Website

MLSO collects certain data from website users, including via cookies or Google Analytics. Cookies are small text files that are placed by a page of the website on a visitor's computer or mobile device. Information is stored in such a cookie, such as the visitor’s particular preferences. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website that the user visits or by partners with whom this website collaborates. The server of a website can only read the cookies that it has placed itself. It has no access to other information that is on your computer or mobile device. Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website.

The user can determine how cookies should be handled by setting the browser to allow, partially allow, or not allow the use of cookies. By using this website, users agree to said data collection. This data is not combined with other personal details, nor is it kept by MLSO in an identifiable form. 

The various pages and applications consulted by the user on this website are purely for information purposes. The website is updated to the best of our ability and at regular intervals. MLSO provides no guarantees of the topicality, correctness. or completeness of the website. Thus, MLSO cannot be held liable for the content of its website. Nor does MLSO provide any guarantees about the websites to which our website links. The content of this website is the property of MLSO.

4. Processing manager and DPO

The Executive Board of MLSO appoints a DPO. The DPO handles the questions from data subjects about the exercising of rights or about the privacy policy.

The DPO can be contacted via or letter, Attention: DPO, Sint-Paulusplein 27, 9120 Kallo. You can expect an answer within a month. In some cases, you will be asked to provide proof of identity.

The DPO provides advice on and supervises the procedures used to process all personal details. The processing manager always remains the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation. MLSO guarantees and is responsible for taking the appropriate technical and organisational measures.

Visitors to MLSO can be filmed when entering the building for security reasons. The images are treated in accordance with the principles in this privacy policy.

5. Data protection authority

If a data subject believes that the processing concerning personal details applicable to him infringes the GDPR, they have the right, without prejudice to other administrative options for redress or judicial remedy, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where he usually resides, where he has his workplace, or where the alleged breach was committed

For Belgium, you can contact the Data Protection Authority at the address: Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels.

This text was last updated on 29 May 2018.

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