Baekeland Fonds Home Baekeland Fonds I Baekeland Fonds II English Nederlands
Online privacy statement PDF
  1. Notice and Disclosure
    This Online Privacy Statement is made available to you in order to make you aware of how Baekeland collects and uses individual identifying information of visitors to the Baekeland website.

  2. Collection of Data for Statistics and Reporting
    When you link up to the Baekeland website to view information or to download files we automatically collect the following data:

    • Type of domain name used to gain access to the Internet (f.e. .com, .org)
    • The IP address attributed during the connection
    • Date and time of access to the site
    • Duration of site/page visit
    • Browser used
    • The operating system or platform installed on your personal computer or the access device used
    • Search engine and meta tags used to track the Baekeland website on the web
    • Type and nature of files or information that has been downloaded.

    These log files are intended to map the number of visitors on various sections of our website and to continuously improve the content of the site.
    Baekeland does not make individual identifying information available to third parties.
    Baekeland' collection of personal identifying information is governed by the Belgian Law of 8 December 1992 for the protection of privacy in the context of the collection and manipulation of personal data, amended by the Law of 11 December 1998 as a conversion of Directive 95/46/EG issued by the European Parliament and Council on 24 October 1995 concerning the protection of privacy for handling and traffic of such data (Belgian Journal of State, 3 February 1999, page 3049 e.o.). 

  3. Use of Cookies
    A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
    When accessing information stored in a database format, a basic version of cookies is used to transfer an answer to the user who has initiated a question.
    Nowhere on the Baekeland site however are cookies being used that store specific information on the user or surfer. Cookies on the Baekeland site serve a mere functional purpose i.e. they are generated by an IIS web server (Internet Information Server), stored in the memory of the browser implicating they disappear once the browser session has been terminated.

  4. Data Quality and Access
    The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to us. We are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that Baekeland maintains about you, since you are entitled to reviewing, amending and removing your personal data. In the meantime forward your questions concerning this subject to the corporate webmaster via E-mail on

  5. Data Security
    Baekeland is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us. 

  6. Use of E-mail
    When you sign up for an email list or if you send us an email to obtain information you will be exchanging personal identifying data. We intend to use those data to answer your requests and perform follow-up on your questions.
    Baekeland does not make individual identifying information available to third parties. 

  7. Web Surveys
    When your cooperation is requested in a web survey on our website we will articulate the purpose of the data collected in the context of that particular survey. 

  8. Links to Other Websites
    The Baekeland website contains links to other websites of product and service vendors, manufacturers and partner companies. When you use the links to visit these sites the privacy policy of the visited website will be applicable from the moment you enter the new domain.