ADE S.A., registered in 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, rue de Clairvaux 40 /B101, Belgium, TVA BE0439825021 (hereafter referred to as “ADE”, “we”, “us” and “our”), is committed to protecting your privacy. This Notice explains how we collect, use and disclose the personal information relating to our customers, suppliers, business partners and other individuals.
This Privacy Statement is applicable to the processing by ADE of all personal data of its customers, clients, suppliers, business partners and other individuals. This Privacy Statement does not address the processing of personal data of employees in the context of their employment relationship with ADE.
This Notice may change from time to time. You are advised to review this Notice periodically. The most up-to-date Privacy Statement is published on our website.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch via one of the methods set out in the Contact us section below.
This documents contains the following information:
In the course of your relationship with ADE, we collect and generate information about you. This information may include:
We collect your personal information during the course of your relationship with ADE, for example materials submitted during networking events or seminars, when you subscribe to our service or publications or when you request marketing to be sent to you. Otherwise, we gather information about you when you provide it to us, for example when you create an account on our website or when you contact us by uploading your CV in our ‘Portal for Experts’ or when you send your CV for current and/or future job openings.
We combine information that we have about you from various sources, including the information that you have provided to us, for example through the participation to a survey, if you sign up for our newsletters (and any other marketing communication), or leave a comment on a post on our website.
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
We use your personal information on the following basis:
Due to the global nature of our work, ADE needs to be able to move personal information across our organization. We share certain of your personal information with:
From time to time, we may also need to make your personal information available to other parties, such as:
See the Protecting your personal information section for information on how we keep your personal information secure when sharing it with others.
Your personal information may be processed by ADE, its affiliated companies and those other parties described in the With whom do we share your personal information section above, anywhere in the world, including in countries where data privacy laws may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, the laws in your home country. We will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information remains protected and secure when it is transferred outside of your home country, in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
We will use a variety of security measures and technologies to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction, consistent with applicable privacy and data security laws. For example, when ADE retains a third-party service provider, that provider will be carefully selected in accordance with ADE’s policies and procedures and which commits the third-party service provider to use appropriate safeguards in relation to the handling of your personal information (including in relation to maintaining confidentiality of your personal information and implementing appropriate technical and organizational security measures).
We will always keep your personal information for the period required by law. We will also keep your personal information where we need to do so in connection with legal action or an investigation involving ADE. Otherwise, we keep your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in the How do we use your personal information section above.
We keep your personal information for the periods set out below:
– Personal information uploaded through the CV Expert Portal will be retained for a period of 7 (seven) years;
– CVs and application letters that we receive in response to an advertisement for an in-house job, expert position or through spontaneous application will be kept for a period of 7 (seven) years, so as to allow us to contact you for a possible future job opening in case you have not been recruited.
You may be entitled to:
Please note that your rights may vary depending on the jurisdiction in which your personal information is processed. If you would like more information about your rights, or have any concerns about ADE’s processing of your personal information, please let us know by getting in touch with us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or directly by phone: +32 (0) 10 45 45 10.
Where you are given the option to share your personal information with us, you can always choose not to do so. If you object to the processing of your personal information, ADE will respect that choice in accordance with its legal obligations. This could mean that we are unable to perform the actions necessary to achieve the purposes of processing described in the How do we use your personal information section above.
If you have questions or requests about the processing of your personal information, or need additional information, you can find the relevant contact details here: