Privacy statement




The protection of your personal data and your privacy are very important to Belmetal. Therefore, we only use personal data exclusively in accordance with the privacy law and other relevant legal regulations. By privacy law we mean the law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data. Any reference to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a reference to the regulation of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.

With this privacy statement Belmetal wants to inform you about how personal data are processed and what your rights are in this respect. By using our services via the website, you explicitly grant your consent that we may process your personal data. This privacy statement may be subject to future changes. We therefore advise you to consult this document on a regular basis.



Belmetal, the Belgian association of metal distribution
Woluwedal 46 #7
B-1200 Brussels - Belgium
Company number: BE 0850.044.850
Phone: +32 2 771 53 40



Belmetal undertakes to collect and process only these personal data that are necessary for the purposes for which they have been collected, in particular to answer questions and comments as accurately as possible. This concerns the following personal data:

  1. Name
  2. Company (optional)
  3. E-mail address
  4. Phone number (optional)



Belmetal collects personal data to provide a secure, optimized and personalized user experience. This collection of personal data may expand as you make more intensive use of our services. Data processing is essential to the operation of this website and its services. We process your data for the following purposes:

  • Offering information
  • Providing general and personal services
  • Obtaining and processing user assessments
  • Improving general services
  • Detecting and preventing errors, fraud or unauthorized acts or behaviours.

Belmetal also automatically collects anonymous information regarding the use you make of the website. For example, Belmetal will automatically log which parts of the website you visit, which web browser you use, which website you were visiting when you got access to the website, the day and time you visit the website, as well as your IP address. Belmetal cannot identify you on the basis of these data, but it allows Belmetal to compile statistics regarding the use of the website.

By visiting the website, you agree with the collection of such statistical data.

This data are only processed for internal use by Belmetal. Belmetal can assure you that your personal data will not be sold, passed on or communicated to third parties, unless it concerns companies that contribute to the proper functioning of this website. They too will only process your data for the purposes stated in this privacy statement. Belmetal has taken all necessary technical measures to prevent unauthorised access and use of your personal data.



The website contains hyperlinks to other websites. Under no circumstances is Belmetal liable for the privacy policy or privacy practices of any third party.



A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie or a browser cookie, is usually a small text file sent from a website and stored in the web browser or on the user's device while a user is surfing on a website or using a mobile application. When the user later visits the same website, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved in order to inform the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed as a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the status of the website or the activity that the user has undertaken in the past. They help us to optimize your visit to the website, to remember technical choices and to offer more relevant services. If you wish to consult or use the website, we recommend that you enable cookies. However, you are entirely free to refuse them.

While cookies can neither contain viruses nor install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are often used as ways to compile long-term data on the browsing history of individuals - a major privacy concern that prompted European and US legislators to take action in 2011. This cookie statement is in accordance with the current Belgian Law (Law of 10/07/2012 laying down provisions regarding electronic communications, SJ 20/9/2012).

During a visit to the website, some data are collected for statistical purposes, to be able to manage them by Google Analytics. Belmetal uses the following cookies in this context:

  • Performance cookies: these cookies help to improve the performance of the website and thus provide a better user experience. Belmetal uses Google Analytics, a popular web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help Belmetal analyse how users use the website. It records the number of visitors and informs Belmetal about their overall behaviour - such as the typical duration of a visit to the website or the number of pages a user views on average.
  • Session cookies: these cookies support the proper functioning of this website.



Should you wish to invoke your privacy rights, as set out below, please contact us via or via our contact page.

  • Right to access the personal data that Belmetal may hold about you;
  • Right to rectification, completion or update of your personal data;
  • Right to delete your personal data ('right to be forgotten');
  • Right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • Right to transfer of your personal data;
  • Right of objection/opposition to the processing of your personal data.

You can exercise these rights free of charge. Belmetal undertakes to comply with your request within one month at the latest.



We hope that you will never deem this necessary, but if you wish to submit a complaint regarding the way in which Belmetal collects, uses and/or processes your personal data, you can submit a complaint to the Belgian data protection authority



Should you have any questions about this privacy statement or about the way Belmetal collects, uses or processes your personal data, please contact us:

Belmetal, the Belgian association of metal distribution
Woluwedal 46 #7
B-1200 Brussels - Belgium
Phone: +32 2 771 53 40
Read also our legal disclaimer.