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Privacy Policy

Privacy statement
Last update: January 25
th, 2022


This privacy statement contains every information about data registration on the website of The Forge VOF. Here, we explain how your data are registered, processed and used on our website and who you can contact when you have questions.


Responsible for data processing

The Forge VOF can be reached as responsible authority via the contact details below:

Address: Leegheid 7, B-2800 Mechelen

Mail: info@theforge.be

VAT number: BE 0505.791.157


What data do we collect?

In order to provide our customers with the best possible service, we collect the following personal data on our website:

  • Your domain name (ip address).
  • Your name and mail address in case you leave it via our contact form or by registering for our newsletter. In every newsletter you have the option to unsubscribe easily and for free.
  • Data about your activity on our website.
  • Your location data.
  • The internet browser and the type of device with which you visited our website.


Why do we collect these data?

On the one hand, we collect data from you such as your activity on our website, your location data and browser and device type in order for our website to work properly and so that it is easy to use. We do this through the use of cookies (more on this under section 5).

On the other hand, when you contact us or subscribe to our newsletter, we keep your name and e-mail address in order to be able to contact you again.



We would like to inform you that we sometimes use remarketing. This is a process by which we allow internet users who have already visited our site to encounter it again.


On what legal basis do we process your data?

We rely on two legal grounds for processing your data:

  • We ask the data subject's consent to process his or her data.
  • We process the data of the data subject in order to prepare or perform a contract or service.



We use cookies when offering services and information on our website. This is a file of data that your computer receives when you visit our websites. These contain information such as the language preference of the visitor, so that there’s no need to enter that information again on a subsequent visit to the same website. Some cookies ensure that a website appears graphically neat, others that a website application works correctly.

If you wish to block cookies, you can do so via your browser settings. Keep in mind that certain parts of the website will not function or will not function optimally when you block cookies. The website of The Forge VOF uses various types of cookies:

Functional (necessary) cookies

Some cookies are indispensable for the proper functioning of the website. Without these cookies, (parts of) the websites will not work. Functional cookies may be placed without your permission. (A functional cookie is, for example, storing the products that the visitor to a webshop places in the shopping cart or keeping track of your language choice.)

Tracking statistics

We use cookies to keep track of web statistics (Google Analytics & Nimbu Analytics). This is information about, for example, how many visitors visit the website, which pages they view, where they come from, what they click on, which browser and screen resolution they use. This information is not traced back to an individual visitor.

Content from external sources

The website may include functionalities of third party services to share images or pages on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or to run applications on the website (for example a live chat function). These functionalities work by a code that comes from these third party services themselves. Cookies are placed via this code. We have no influence on these cookies.


Who has access to your data?

The Forge VOF calls on third parties to carry out certain (processing) activities, such as hosting the website. We conclude a processor agreement with these third parties so that your data handles the same level of security and confidentiality as we do. Should data be damaged or lost due to an error, The Forge VOF is not liable. However, we do everything we can to solve this as quickly as possible in cooperation with this third party. Personal data will not be passed on to other parties, except where this would be required by law or a court order. All data is processed within the EU.


How is your personal data protected?

The Forge does everything it can to keep your data as safe as possible. We do this by means of HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS. This is an extension of the HTTP protocol with the aim of securely exchanging data. In addition, we promise not to change or delete your data, unless this is requested by you (more about this under section 9). We make timely backups of the data to ensure that it is not lost.


How long will your data be stored?

The Forge does not store your personal data longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected.


Your rights

At all times, the data subject has the possibility to exercise his rights described in the General Data Protection Regulation. The data subject can exercise the following rights:


  • Right to information

The data subject always has the opportunity to request all collected personal data (including processing purposes, categories of personal data, estimated retention period) for inspection.

  • Right to rectification

The data subject always has the opportunity to have incorrect personal data corrected.

  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

If the data subject wishes to have his or her personal data removed, the data subject can always contact The Forge VOF to request the removal of personal data by a simple free request. The data subject recognizes that, if the personal data are not provided or the erasure thereof is requested, Haystack will not be able to deliver the services.

  • Right to object

The data subject can object against the processing of personal data. Please note that the data subject is not entitled to object to the processing of his/her personal data if such personal data is necessary for the execution of the agreement between Haystack and the data subject or the data subject’s company (for example: for invoicing the data subject or the data subject’s company, …).

  • Right to restriction of processing

In certain cases the data subject is entitled to obtain the restriction of the processing of his or her personal data.

  • Right to data portability

The data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, processed by The Forge VOF, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or to transmit those data to another controller.

  • Right to lodge a complaint


If you experience problems in one of these areas, you can contact The Forge VOF via againstthetide@oneinchwhale.com. The Forge cannot process your request without proof of identity.