Atomium Privacy Statement
The Atomium attaches great importance to the personal rights of its visitors and is aware of the importance of protecting personal data. We collect and process personal data in accordance with the legal provisions. As such, we ask you to read this privacy statement carefully.
What data is collected and how is it collected?
The Atomium collects personal data including first and last names and e-mail addresses, only if they are provided voluntarily. We collect your personal information so that you can receive our newsletter and we can keep you informed about exhibitions and vernissages.
Transfer of personal data
Atomium does not pass on any personal data to third parties. In the exceptional case that this should occur, we will only pass on data if the person in question has given their consent, or if it is legally permitted to do so.
The Atomium may instruct other companies to provide services, such as performing technical services for our websites and so on. These companies can only access personal data if this is necessary for the performance of their tasks. These companies will only use personal data in the context of performing these specific tasks and not for any other purposes.
The Atomium reserves the right to use data if this is necessary to comply with legislation, protect the integrity of the website, or comply with a legitimate request.
Protection of the personal data of minors
We are especially careful with messages addressed to children and young people.
On our website, we offer activities for which children do not have to provide their personal data. We only collect limited information regarding children under the age of 13, and only as legally prescribed / with the consent of a parent or guardian. As regards the above conditions, we also collect the email address of a child, to allow them to participate in a competition. We do not collect other information regarding children under the age of 13, such as their postal address or telephone number, unless a parent or guardian has given their consent.
In short, the Atomium does not ask children to provide more information than is necessary for taking part in the activity in question, and which is legally permitted or requires the consent of a parent or guardian.
If the personal data of children has been collected, these data will only be used by the Atomium and the companies that perform technical or other services, if legally permitted, or if the consent of a parent or guardian has been obtained. These personal data will not be sold to third parties.
We ask parents to regularly monitor and supervise the online activities of their children. In the context of their participation in online activities, Atomium will not ask children to provide more personal data than is necessary for them to take part in the activity in question.
Right of access to your personal data
You retain control over all personal data you have provided to us online. If you would like to modify the information relating to you which we have stored, or modify your consent regarding the sending of messages, you can do so via the email address below.
You can check the stored data relating to you at any time, or have them deleted, or you may withdraw your consent to their use.
We make every effort to secure our servers, applications and databases, and to prevent unauthorised access or use. Atomium relies on physical, administrative and technological resources to ensure that the information in our possession is protected. Unfortunately, Atomium cannot guarantee 100% security. If you have specific security concerns about the processing of certain personal data, you can always contact us.
The Atomium only processes personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, and in accordance with this policy or an applicable privacy statement. We review our procedures for collecting, storing and processing data to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information which is necessary for providing or improving our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete and up-to-date, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information when necessary.
1. What is a cookie and why are they used?
A cookie is a small text file, image or software, which is placed and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device to browse the Internet, when you visit our site and which will be used to recognise your device when you connect to our site.
This information is used to analyse the number of users in the various sections of the Website and to ensure that the Website acts as a source of information that is useful and effective. This information helps improve your user experience by storing certain data, or which allow us to measure the popularity of a page on our website or improve the content and services which are available to you.
2. Your consent
3. Third party cookies
When you visit our website, socio-demographic data and profile data are collected and stored anonymously in a commercial cookie.
Cookies are placed on our website by Google.
They improve the content and functioning of the site by using Google Analytics.
4. Cookie management
Most Internet browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to accept or block cookies.
You can configure your browser in such a way that:
- cookies are stored in your terminal or, conversely, they are refused, either systematically or according to their publisher.
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- in Internet Explorer, click on the "Tools" button and then on "Internet Options".
- on the General tab under "Browsing history", click on "Settings".
- click on the "View files" button.
- click on the "Name" column heading to sort all files in alphabetical order and browse the list until you see files starting with the "Cookie" prefix. (All cookies have this prefix and usually contain the name of the website that created the cookie).
- select the relevant cookie(s) and delete them.
- close the window with the list of files and then click OK twice to return to Internet Explorer.
More information about cookies can be found on the Microsoft website at: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm?RLD=291
If you are using FireFox:
- go to the "Tools" tab of the browser and select the "Options" menu.
- in the window that appears, choose "Privacy" and click "Show cookies".
- locate the relevant files, select them and delete them.
If you are using Google Chrome:
- click on the menu icon "Tools".
- select "Options".
- click on the "Advanced options" tab and go to the "Privacy" section.
- click on the "Show cookies" button.
- locate the relevant files, select them and delete them.
- click on "Close" to return to your browser.
If you are using Safari:
- in the browser, select the "Edit > Preferences" menu.
- click on "Security".
- click on "Show cookies".
- select the relevant cookies and click on "Delete" or "Delete All".
- after deleting the cookies, click "Done".
Links to other websites
Our website may also contain links to websites that are not operated by Atomium. If you wish to visit such websites, you must read the relevant applicable provisions on the protection of personal data and other information. We are not responsible for the data protection standards and practices of other companies.
If the Atomium, or the majority of its assets, is acquired, or in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, personal information is one of the assets that will be transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that a purchaser of the Atomium may continue to use the Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Changes to the privacy statement
Amendments to the Statement regarding the Protection of Personal Data.
From time to time we may deem it necessary to amend this privacy statement. For this reason, we recommend that you read this Statement regarding the Protection of Personal Data regularly. However, we guarantee that changes cannot be backdated, and that we will not change the way we process previously collected data.
If, after reviewing our privacy statement, you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or exercising your rights, you can submit them via the contact details below:
Rachel Van Nevel
The relevant supervisory authority is the Data Protection Authority. If you wish, you can always contact them.
Supervisory authority CPBL - Privacy Commission.
Rue de Presse 35, 1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 274 48 00