The internet user accessing the www.etcar.eu and the www.easytransport.be website does so anonymously and is not registered by us for any online service. The user remains anonymous throughout his search through all information on the Website, and at no point are his personal details registered for any online service. We do, however, use user identifiers (cookies) on our websites to collect information on the website use, such as the server to which the user’s computer is connected, the browser type (e.g. Firefox or Internet Explorer) and how the potential customer became aware of ETcar. We use such information solely to assist us in improving our marketing policies, and the personal details of the Internet user are not included in the data capture. In response to a potential customer’s request for a transfer quote, we may ask the customer to provide personal details, including email address and credit card details for purposes such as correspondence, website registration, and eventual settlement of agreed charges. We may also use such details to contact the customer with offers which may be of interest. Once the interlocutor of our website becomes a customer, we may use the details provided during the booking process to offer appropriate future promotions and offers. By entering into a contract with us, you tacitly authorize ETcar to use your personal information to carry out the requested service, to ensure accurate billing for the service, and to use the details provided to aid us in targeting further services of possible interest to you. Such offers would be sent to your email address and may be based on the information provided to us in the initial operation, in surveys, from information that may specify purchase preferences and lifestyle as well as information available from authorized external sources such as Transport Operators and marketing companies. These email offers come directly from us and are sent in a format which is compatible to the information recovered from the customer’s email address (HTML, enriched graphics etc.). The personal details captured are stored in automated files safeguarded by us. We may also use such information for the general purpose of measuring consumer response to and satisfaction in the services offered. Although we do not divulge a customer’s email address to Transport Operators we may act as an intermediary by forwarding email offers from such third parties. In the event that an individual becomes a customer of such a third party then that third party Transport Operator might independently send the individual details of his promotions etc. Should an individual wish to cease receiving such emails he must contact the third party directly to this effect. Our objective is to facilitate receipt of a third-party Transport Operator’s promotional information of specific interest to a customer, and such contact would be subject to the strictest controls concerning the security and confidentiality of customers’ personal details. A simple request by email to the Company would ensure the cessation of such activity if you so desired. Alternatively, you can follow the procedure outlined on our website and on all offers sent by email. In accordance with current legislation, we undertake to provide you with details of any personal information which may be held by us whenever requested. If you believe that the information held by us is in any way incorrect or incomplete, you should send a written notification to ETcar, Customer care, Av. Herbert Hoover 212, 1200 Woluwe Saint Lambert, Belgium. Such errors will be rectified at once by the Company. You may likewise send a written request for cancellation or to lodge an objection. Your attention is hereby drawn to the fact that other Internet sites accessed through our website may have conditions of confidentiality which differ from those of this company. We hereby refute all liability with regard to the content or conditions included in any other linked or affiliated website. Should we make any alterations to the company’s internet policy on customer confidentiality, such changes will be identified in these Terms, thus enabling you to be fully informed and in a position to react accordingly. Opt out of Google Analytics and other tracking tools we use In our DPD you find an overview on all tracking tools we are using on our website and the exact way to switch each tracking tool off.
Only people above 18 years of age can register on the www.easytransport.be website and only people above that age can make online transfer orders here. To any third party, such as transfer partner companies, we only provide data that are indispensable for carrying out the transfer: the passenger’s title, address of transport destination, time of transfer, flight information, number of passengers, amount of luggage and child seats (if any). Other personal data, such as email address, phone numbers, etc. we handle with full confidentiality and do not provide to any third party. Personal data are stored on a securely closed server of the server park we rent. These data are accessible solely to our company, and the files are stored with high level protection.
Logging on to our website, customers can find all the data we store about them in the “My account” section of the menu. Customers are free to change and/or erase these data. When an account is deleted, all the personal data suitable for identifying the customer are also deleted. We keep statistical and invoicing information, such as the number of passengers, the date of the transfer, amount of luggage, etc. Under the relevant Belgian law, the data of the customer and the data provided when signing in are printed and stored in a securely closed facility. After expiry, the printed data are also destroyed using a secure professional method.
What are cookies?
An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit-card numbers.
Type of cookies
There are two types of cookies depending on which entity manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and handles the data:
First-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a machine or domain managed by the publisher who is providing the service requested by the user.
Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a machine or domain that is not managed by the publisher themselves, but rather by an entity that processes data obtained through cookies.
If cookies are installed from a machine or domain managed by the publisher themselves but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered first-party cookies.
There is also a second classification depending on the period of time for which the cookies are stored in the client’s browser, either:
Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing the website. They tend to be used to store information that is only of interest to maintain the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
Persistent cookies: data is stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a specific period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, ranging from a few minutes to several years.
Lastly, there is another classification with five types of cookies depending on the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
Technical cookies: these allow the user to browse a web page, platform or application and use different options or services on those such as to control traffic and communication of data, identify the session, access restricted sections, record parts of an order, process purchase of an order, process registration or participation forms for an event, use security devices during browsing, store content to broadcast videos or audio, or share content through social media
Customisation cookies: these allow the user to access a service with certain general predefined characteristics depending on a series of criteria in the user terminal such as language, type of browser used to access the service, configuration for the region from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis cookies: these allow the party responsible for the cookies to track and analyse the behaviour of website users when enabled. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure activity on websites, applications or platforms and to prepare browsing profiles for the users of those sites, applications and platforms in order to develop improvements based on analysis of usage data from service users.
Advertising cookies: these are used to ensure the most efficient management of advertising spaces.
Advertising behavioural cookies: these store user behaviour information that is obtained by continuously observing their browsing habits. This helps develop a specific profile to display relevant advertising.
Deactivating and deleting cookies
You can choose to allow, block or delete cookies installed on your device by changing your browser settings. When deactivating cookies, some services available may no longer work. The method to deactivate cookies is different for each browser, but can normally be done in the Settings or Options menu. The Help menu of your browser will also contain instructions. Users may choose which cookies they want to work on this website at any time.
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your device by changing the settings in the browser installed on your device:
Microsoft Internet Explorer | Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
You can also manage storage of cookies in your browser using tools such as:
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