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Privacy Statement

At Strand, we make sure your confidential information remains confidential.

Last updated in May 2022

Your privacy is important to us. After all, when you provide us with your data and place your career in our hands, you are sharing personal information. You should therefore be able to trust that we will treat your confidential data with care. In this privacy statement, you will find out how we do this. 

This privacy statement is also applicable to the website www.strandassociates.be, which is managed by Strand Associates Consulting, with registered office in 2000 Antwerp, Italiëlei 88 and enterprise number 0809 621 089 (hereinafter referred to as "Strand” or "we"). 

By using our services and our website, you unconditionally accept this privacy statement. We reserve the right to modify our privacy policy at any time. We therefore recommend regularly reviewing this privacy statement.

Which personal data do we collect? 

If you are a candidate, we  collect personal data if you decide to share identification details with us, via our website or otherwise and via social network sites such as LinkedIn. We collect

  • your name and contact details,
  • your personal history (such as age, gender, date and place of birth, marital status, nationality),
  • education,
  • accreditation/licence,
  • qualifications and skills,
  • employment history (including salary),
  • references,
  • job requirements (including place of work an desired salary and function),
  • psychological information such as  such as the result of an assessment,
  • feedback of a potential employer or reference,
  • password and login,
  • all other data you provide us with in your CV or in any other way. 

If you are a client or a supplier, we process the names, contact details and functions of your employees and/or appointees if you provide them as well as all other information they provides us with in the context of the services for which you rely on us.

We also retain the content of any communication to the extent necessary in order to provide you with our services. 

You can visit our website without sharing personal data. Although in that case, it is possible that certain data will be recorded via Cookies, such as the language in which you view the website. 

What do we do with your personal data?

We process the personal data that you provide us with in order to find a perfect match for every vacancy.  If you are a candidate, we process your personal data

  • to help you find a perfect position
  • to submit your information, after having acquired your consent, to potential employers or clients (principals)
  • to inform you about opportunities we think you might be interested in
  • to inform you about our services and new events or developments in the sector, and to send you (news) bulletins and promotional messages
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us and third parties in relation to your recruitment
  • to evaluate our operations and service
  • to evaluate your use of our site
  • to answer your questions and communicate with you.

If you are a client, a supplier or merely an interested party, we process your data:

  • for establishing and executing any agreements you make with us
  • to inform you about our services and new events or developments in the sector, and to send you (news) bulletins and promotional messages
  • to evaluate our operations and service
  • to answer your questions and communicate with you.

Aside from this, we also process your personal data to abide by our legal obligations or to respond to possible reasonable questions of competent authorities. 

In processing the personal data, we operate on the basis of your permission, the necessity for the purposes of providing our services to you, fulfilling a legal obligation or a justified interest. 

If you are a candidate, you give your consent to process your personal data when you provide us with them. You can, at all times, revoke your consent.

Who has access to your personal data? 

We will share your personal data with potential employers or principals. However, we will always ask your consent before doing so. 

We may share your personal data with affiliated companies or third parties who perform data processing on our behalf. When these service providers process data on our behalf, we do not permit them to use the data in any way that does not correspond to the uses described in this privacy statement.

We do not sell or disclose the personal data that we have gathered to third parties, except in the cases described in this privacy statement, or as indicated to you at the time of collection.

We may also disclose your personal data: 

  • when certain legislation and legal proceedings require us to do so, 
  • in the framework of investigation into suspected or effective fraud or illegal activities.
  • if necessary to defend our interests

In the event that we should sell all or part of our business or assets, we reserve the right to transfer the personal data. If such a sale takes place, we will take all reasonable steps to encourage the recipient to properly handle the personal data that has been provided to us, in compliance with this privacy statement.

We process your personal data within the European Economic Area.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to our website. We advise you to consult also the privacy policy of the other websites. We are not liable for the privacy policy of other websites, even if you visit that website through a link placed on our website.

How long is personal data stored? 

We store personal data for as long as necessary to provide you with our services or for other essential purposes, such as meeting our legal obligations.

If there has been no form of contact between us for five years, we will delete your personal data in the following year, exept in case of conflict.  

What are your rights? 

The right to access and rectification

You are entitled to exercise your right to access and rectification at any time, according to the Belgian Privacy Law. You can do so by sending your request, together with a copy of your identity card to privacy@strandassociates.be. You can also request to receive a copy of your data at any time.

The right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data you provided us with in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, within the meaning of the Regulation, whether or not with the intention to transfer those data to a third party. 

Right to delete data

At any time whatsoever, and in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations, you may exercise your right to delete data by sending a request along with a copy of your identity card to privacy@strandassociates.be.

Following such a request, Strand will no longer use your personal data and will only store the data to the extent necessary for compliance with any legal obligations. 

Right to contestation and complaints

If you no longer wish your data to be processed, you may withdraw your consent – in part or in full – at any time. This may have as consequence that we will no longer be able to provide our services to you. You can do so by sending your request, together with a copy of your identity card to privacy@strandassociates.be.

If you have a question or complaint about the processing of your personal data, you may send it to privacy@strandassociates.be. We undertake to respond promptly to such requests or complaints. 

Furthermore, if at any time, you feel that any of your rights have not been respected, you may file a complaint with the Belgian Privacy Commission.

Will your data be safe with us? 

We have taken the necessary physical, technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your personal data will be effectively protected against unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

Your data will therefore be accessible only to authorised persons after a double verification procedure. In addition, the personal data that you provide to us, which is stored in our CRM tool, is protected by Bullhorn, including encryption via SSL technology. More specific and technical information about the Bullhorn security measures is available here.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about this privacy statement, you wish to exercise your rights, or you would like to modify the data or settings you have provided to us, please contact us here.

Strand Associates Consulting BVBA/SPRL
Italiëlei 88
2000 Antwerp
E-mail: privacy@strandassociates.be