ASERCOM AISBL Privacy Statement website

Brussels, revised September 2019

ASERCOM, Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufactures, as the operator of this website, takes personal data protection very seriously. We comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and e-Privacy Regulation. Please read our privacy policy carefully for a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal data on our website. Responsible processor:

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers
President Wolfgang Zaremski
35, Rue du Congrès
Belgium – 1000 Brussels

Processed personal data
We only collect and process address and contact data. This includes anonymous IP addresses, anonymous connections to the server and anonymous information about the end device used.

Source and purpose of the contact data
In the affected person himself. If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry, for possible follow-up questions and for sending a newsletter.

The processing of your data for the purpose of sending the newsletter by e-mail is based on our legitimate interests and consent pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time.

Duration of the data storage
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy.
We will therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes stated here or as provided for by the various statutory storage periods. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted and the corresponding statutory provisions will apply.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
This website uses ‘technical’ cookies that do not track users and serve the website’s normal functionality.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties.

Third-party links
We include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our website.

Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize its website.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.

This website may embed videos from Youtube.

Further information on the conditions of use and data protection of Youtube can be found here:

This website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. Provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our sites equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection is established to Vimeo’s servers. This will tell the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your usage behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

You can find more information about the handling of user data in Vimeo’s privacy policy at:

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honour Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioural tracking?
We do not allow third-party behavioural tracking.

Contact details for data security questions
Should you have any questions or wish to contact our data processor, you can do so at the following address:

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers
President Wolfgang Zaremski
35, Rue du Congrès
Belgium – 1000 Brussels

Personal data breaches
In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, if a personal data breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we will communicate the personal data breach to the data subject as soon as possible via email.
In the event of a personal data breach, we will notify the appropriate authority within 72 hours.

Affected rights

Right of access referred to in Article 15 GDPR … You can obtain information about all data stored about you at any time.

Correction in accordance with Article 16 GDPR … if your data is not stored correctly, you can request correction at any time.

Cancellation in accordance with Article 17 GDPR … You can have your data deleted at any time. Insofar as the data is subject to storage and documentation obligations, the data will be blocked.

Limitation of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR … You have the possibility at any time to demand the restriction of the processing of personal data, as far as the correctness of the data is disputed by you.

Data portability under Article 20 GDPR … You have the right to transfer the data to a third party in a machine-readable format.

The existence of the right to revoke the consent referred to in Article 6 or Article 9 at any time. The declaration of consent to the processing of the data can be revoked at any time.
Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority in the case of data protection violations of the law by the data controller or one of its contract data processors.
That is:
Data protection authority via E-Mail (contact(at) or by post (Drukpersstraat 35
B-1000 Brussels).

Your application/complaint must be written in one of the national languages (Dutch, French or German) and the content of your application must of course relate to a problem concerning the processing of personal data. Your request must be dated and signed.

Changes to our privacy policy
We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

Should any changes to this data protection declaration occur, they will be published on this website together with the date of the change.