Proclaimer

General

This website has been created at the behest of North Sea Port. Use of this website and all information contained therein is conditional upon full compliance with the terms and conditions of use provided here. By using this website, you are by law agreeing to accept and abide by the stipulated terms and conditions of use.

North Sea Port may not be held liable for technical damage sustained by the user while using the website. Neither is North Sea Port liable for potential viruses in the event these are present on the website; North Sea Port rejects any and all liability for damage such viruses may cause.

Information management

North Sea Port makes every effort to ensure the information provided is as complete, correct, accurate and up-to-date as possible. North Sea Port cannot be held liable for incorrect or incomplete information found on this website.

Should the information on this site contain errors, or should information the user might reasonably expect to find on the website be missing, we shall undertake action to remedy the situation as quickly as possible once we have been informed of such an irregularity. Questions or comments in this regard may be submitted to info@northseaport.com.

North Sea Port reserves the right to edit, alter, supplement or delete the content of the website (including links) at any time without prior notice.

Personal data

North Sea Port (in Belgium: Ghent Port Authority, a limited company under public law, located at 9042 Gent, J. Kennedylaan 32, tel. +32 9 251 05 50; and for the Netherlands: NV Zeeland Seaports, 4530 AC Terneuzen, Schelpenpad 2 – tel. +31 115 64 74 00) shall act as the party responsible for the processing of all personal data provided. 

The Data Protection Officer for Belgium is Mr Paul Schelleman, email address: privacy@northseaport.com

At North Sea Port, personal privacy is protected in accordance with the applicable statutory regulations. North Sea Port does not collect personal data unless you have provided this data voluntarily. When you provide personal data to North Sea Port, it is processed in a secure environment which is inaccessible to the public.

In principle, North Sea Port processes your personal data exclusively for internal purposes. This might be to answer a question, to provide optimum service and/or to enable us to contact the party who has provided his/her personal data. The personal data is stored no longer than necessary. By submitting your personal data, you are granting North Sea Port express permission to process this data for the stated purposes.

You may withdraw your permission for the processing of your personal data at any time unless otherwise prescribed by law. You additionally have the right to access and edit your personal data, as well as the right to have your personal data removed from North Sea Port’s databases, unless otherwise prescribed by law. You can contact North Sea Port in connection with these rights via privacy@northseaport.com.

As a rule, personal data you have provided to North Sea Port is not passed on to other organisations except for the purposes of complying with statutory requirements and in cases involving a specific request from legal authorities or law enforcement.

In the exceptional case that North Sea Port does transmit personal data to other organisations who are not legal authorities or law enforcement, this will either be explicitly stated, or your express permission will be sought.

You accept and recognise that North Sea Port may, as it sees fit, contract service providers for the technical support of the North Sea Port website such as managing web servers, backing up data and so forth.

Should you have any questions, comments or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can do so by email at privacy@northseaport.com or by writing to the addresses listed above.

You are also entitled to submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority at commission@privacycommission.be (for Belgium) or via the contact details provided on the website of the Personal Data Authority (for the Netherlands).

Usage of information

Except where otherwise indicated, the information found on this website is not subject to copyright. The information may be used for personal and non-commercial purposes at no charge, so long as the source is properly acknowledged. If you wish to reproduce, distribute or otherwise make information (text, images, etc.) available to others, you must first obtain permission from North Sea Port.

All intellectual property rights associated with this site are held by North Sea Port and potential third parties. Certain software applications and graphic elements on the website are supplied by third parties and may be subject to copyright protection; as a result, the possibilities for use and reproduction may be limited and conditional upon obtaining prior permission from the author. 

Links to websites operated by third parties

North Sea Port also places links on its own website in cases where these may be of use to the web visitor. North Sea Port offers no guarantees whatsoever with regard to the content, information sources, availability, quality or completeness of the websites to which it links and can therefore not be held responsible for such.

North Sea Port rejects any and all liability for damage, whether direct or indirect, resulting from the consultation or use of external websites and/or their content. In the event that information provided on linked-to websites is found to be unreliable, incorrect, outdated or unlawful, North Sea Port reserves the right to delete the link to the website without notice.

Problems involving links can be reported to North Sea Port at any time via info@northseaport.com.

North Sea Port reserves the right to refuse links to external information.

Unauthorised use of the website

In addition to complying with other regulations, the user agrees to:

  • Refrain from using the information in a wrongful and/or unlawful fashion.
  • Avoid using the website in such a way that the website is damaged, distorted, interrupted or rendered in any way less efficient.
  • Avoid using the website in such a way as to violate the rights of a natural person, legal entity or association, including but not limited to the privacy and intellectual property rights of such.
  • Refrain from using the website to post or transmit computer viruses, or to post or transmit illegal or unlawful material, or material that is in any way inappropriate, including but not limited to material of a defamatory, obscene or threatening nature. North Sea Port reserves any and all rights to declare the user in in default and/or start legal proceedings against the user if its interests or the interests of a third party are harmed as a result of a violation of the aforementioned provisions.

Disputes

This online agreement and all disputes arising from the use of the website or any information contained therein are governed exclusively by Belgian law.

Cookies

This website makes use of the following cookies:

Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to allow users to visit the website and to make use of certain parts of the site.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that facilitate the functioning of our website, make it more pleasant to use and ensure that visitors are given a more personalised online experience. This kind of cookies includes those that ‘remember’ your preferences, for instance, or keep track of whether you have already been asked to take part in a survey, so that we don’t keep suggesting the same survey every time. 

Performance cookies

We use performance cookies to collect information on how visitors use our websites for the purpose of improving the content of our websites, to align them more closely to the desires of visitors and to enhance the websites’ ease of use. One specific cookie, for instance, helps us count the number of unique visitors, while another keeps track of which pages are most popular. This website makes use of Google Analytics for the measurement and analysis of visitor information. To that end, internet traffic data, details of your browser type and computer and other information are collected based on your IP address. We do not use this data to identify individual users like yourself. 

Managing cookies

It is possible to disallow the installation of cookies via your browser settings. The following website explains how to refuse cookies in the most commonly-used browsers: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

You can also, at any time, delete previously installed cookies from your computer or mobile device.