1. Terms of use

General

This Website is administered by the private limited company Van de Velde, with registered office at Lageweg 4, 9260 Schellebelle, and company registration number 0448.746.744.
By using this Website, you (also: Visitor) are deemed to have read, accepted and be bound by these Terms of Use.
Van de Velde reserves the right to change, adapt, supplement or remove these Terms of Use wholly or partly at any time as it sees fit. You are advised to check these Terms of Use regularly for changes. By using this Website after any such change has been made to these Terms of Use, you are deemed to have accepted this change, regardless of whether you have read these Terms of Use.
If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you should leave this Website immediately.

Privacy protection

Van de Velde is concerned about protecting your privacy. All personal information Van de Velde collects during your visit to this Website will be handled in accordance with this privacy policy.
Party responsible for handling your personal details
Van de Velde NV
Lageweg 4
9260 Schellebelle

Company registration number: 0448.746.744

Processing of personal data

In accordance with the provisions of the Belgian Act of 8 December 1992 on the protection of natural persons in connection with the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, we provide you the following information.
When this Website is visited, certain anonymised information is recorded through the standard functioning of the web server of the nv Van de Velde. This information can relate to the name of the internet service provider via which the visitor has access to the internet, the search engine and the keywords that were used to locate this Website, the time and the date on which the visitor accessed this Website, the pages that the visitor consulted on this Website, and the pages of other websites that the visitor consulted in order to go to this Website. In addition, it is possible that a visitor to this Website will voluntarily pass on particular personal data, such as his or her name, address, sex, e-mail address, domicile, telephone number and mobile phone number, within the framework of a visit to this Website. This occurs when the visitor participates in certain actions or signs up to receive one of the following services: electronic newsletters and/or MMS marketing (via mobile phone) and/or press information. The personal data that thus are voluntarily provided as well as all other personal data that you provide to us directly or through the activation of “cookies” and other systems that collect information, are recorded in the files of the nv Van de Velde. The nv Van de Velde will process and use this information for the following purposes: to measure and control the use of this Website, to improve the quality and content of the Website, profiling, general marketing, direct marketing, to inform the customer of actions, events and promotions, the delivery of the services and/or information that the party concerned has requested as well as to optimise our products and services and to improve the services and products offered by the nv Van de Velde by better attuning them to the visitor. The party concerned can object to this at any time free of charge by sending an e-mail to info@vandevelde.eu.
Unless the visitor expressly objects (by e-mail to info@vandevelde.eu), the personal data may be shared with companies that are affiliated under company law with the nv Van de Velde. If desired, a list of these companies can be requested by sending an e-mail to info@vandevelde.eu. This list can also be consulted on our corporate website http://www.vandevelde.eu >> Investors >> Group Structure. In accordance with the foregoing and except to the extent that the communication of personal data to companies whose intervention as Processors of personal data for the account and under the control of the nv Van de Velde is required in order to achieve the aforementioned objectives, the nv Van de Velde shall not communicate, sell, lease out or exchange personal data with any other organisation or entity, unless you were informed thereof in advance and have expressly consented thereto. Moreover, each visitor to this Website accepts and acknowledges that third parties may possibly gain access to information that is sent via a public network, and that the nv Van de Velde may by no means be held responsible or liable in the event of such unauthorised use.

Rights of the registered individual

We draw your attention to the fact that you have the right to inspect and restrict your personal data and, where appropriate, to demand the correction of incorrect data that apply to you. Moreover, you may at any time, upon simple request and free of charge, object to any further processing of your personal data with a view to direct marketing. These rights can be exercised by sending an e-mail concerning any questions you may have to info@vandevelde.eu.
The visitor can also deregister at any time. This will be done completely free of charge, and without the visitor having to give any reason for doing so.

Use of cookies

The Website of the nv Van de Velde uses “cookies”, which can be regarded as small pieces of data that the server of the nv Van de Velde sends to the browser of the visitor of this Website. The browser writes these data to the hard disk of the visitor´s computer. The use of cookies enables the nv Van de Velde to offer visitors faster and more efficient access. Most browsers are configured so as to give a visitor the possibility to accept or refuse cookies and to be warned each time a cookie is used.
Although you do not have to accept any cookies in order to have access to our Website, refusing them can lead to a less than optimal functioning of certain offers, features or products of our Website and you may experience a reduction in the level of user-friendliness.

Intellectual property right

Unless stated otherwise, Van de Velde grants a non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited right to access, use and reproduce this Website and its content for your personal, non-commercial use, subject to the provisions of these Terms of Use.
By using this Website, you acknowledge that it contains texts, layout, photos, illustrations, drawings, graphic elements and other elements (Content) protected by copyright, databank rights, trade marks, trade secrecy and/or other property rights.
All Content is protected by the applicable copyright laws governing the copyrights held by Van de Velde with respect to the selection, coordination, classification and improvement of such Content. Van de Velde’s commercial partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensers, contractors and other third parties may also hold property rights on the Content they make available in this Website. The reproduction, adaptation, change, translation, circulation, transmission, publication, display, licensing, use for the production of derivative works or other use of all or part of the Content in any form and by any means is accordingly prohibited without prior written permission from Van de Velde.
The content of the database is also protected by the exclusive right of the producer of the database, pursuant to which said producer is entitled to prohibit the retrieval and/or reuse of all or part of the contents of the database.
You do not become the owner of Content displayed on your computer. The change or use of the Content for other purposes, particularly the use of the Content in printed form, in another website or network environment is strictly prohibited without prior permission. By using this Website, you agree not to use any engine, spider or other automated means or manual process to check or copy the pages of this Website or any Content of this Website without prior written permission from Van de Velde. You undertake to use no means, software or routine to obstruct or try to obstruct the proper functioning of this Website. You also undertake to take no action that could generate an unreasonably or disproportionately heavy burden on the infrastructure of this Website.

Brands, trade names and logos

All names, logos and other signs used in this Website, including the names ‘Marie Jo’, ‘Marie Jo L’Aventure’, “PrimaDonna”, ’PrimaDonna Twist’, “Andres Sarda” and “Lingerie Styling”, are legally protected brands and/or trade names of Van de Velde, associated companies or third parties. Any use of these or similar signs is prohibited without the prior written permission of Van de Velde or the right holder.

Rejection of liability

While Van de Velde takes great care in the production and maintenance of this Website, it is unable to provide any explicit or implicit assurances of any nature with respect to this Website and its Content. Specifically, Van de Velde is unable to guarantee that the information in this Website is correct, accurate and complete, suitable for a specific purpose or up to date. Van de Velde is permitted to change or remove the information on this Website at any time without prior notice.
Unless prohibited by law, Van de Velde rejects any explicit or implicit guarantee as to the tradability, satisfactory quality or suitability for a specific purpose, compatibility, protection, accuracy and non-violation of intellectual property rights. Neither Van de Velde nor any of its licensers, licensees, service providers or suppliers guarantee that this Website or any functionality in this Website shall function without interruption or defect, that defects will be improved or that this Website or the servers that provide access to this Website are free of viruses or other harmful elements. Furthermore, Van de Velde cannot be held liable for any damage that may occur or that is purportedly related in any way to accessing or using this Website, including any damage caused to the Visitor’s hardware or software, among other things by viruses that infect the Visitor’s hardware or software as a consequence of accessing or using this Website. The use of appropriate anti-virus software is the exclusive responsibility of the Visitor.
The Visitor expressly accepts (in the widest sense of the word in law) that Van de Velde cannot be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, exceptional or consequential damage. If the Visitor is dissatisfied with any part of the Website or is unable to accept any of the provisions of these Terms of Use, the Visitor’s only recourse is to stop using this Website.

Links

This Website may link to other websites deemed potentially interesting to the Visitor but partly or wholly owned, controlled or managed by a third party. Such links are provided for the Visitor’s convenience and information only.
Van de Velde does not check the content of these external websites and Visitors that choose to click these links do so at their own risk. The provision by Van de Velde of a link to a third-party website does not entail Van de Velde’s approval, endorsement or funding thereof or its affiliation to such a third party. Any mention of the products or services of a third party is provided for the Visitor’s convenience and information only and does not entail Van de Velde’s endorsement or recommendation of such products or services. Neither can Van de Velde be held liable for future changes to the linked websites.
Linking to this Website is prohibited without prior written permission from Van de Velde.

Selection of businesses in the ´Store Locator´ (´Find your Lingerie Styling specialty store´)

In the ´Store Locator´ module, which can be found under “Find your Lingerie Styling specialty store”, the visitor to the website can look for which retail stores in his vicinity distribute the Van de Velde brands and form part of the Lingerie Styling programme. He does this by entering his postal code or name of the place of residence. On the basis of distribution density and geographical location of the retail stores, a selection is made according to the following automated criteria:
• If 10 or more matches are found, all matches are listed and the search area is not extended.
• If fewer than 10 exact matches are found, the original search area of 25 km is extended 10 km in all directions until 5 or more matches are found (including exact matches). The maximum search area is 100 km.
• Search area distances are as the crow flies and include all postcode zones partly or wholly within that area. All outlets in the Van de Velde database with one of these postcodes will be listed, even if they do not strictly fall within the search area.
Van de Velde endeavours to include in its Store Locator only those outlets that carry a certain number of its products. Van de Velde also endeavours to provide an indication of the degree to which its products are available at a given outlet. Objective and consistent criteria are used to determine this, based on the breadth and depth of products sold. The precise nature of these criteria is communicated to Van de Velde’s customers, who may request at any time more details about the figures used to reach these conclusions. Bearing in mind the confidentiality of these figures, no precise figures or numerical or detailed evaluations of a specific outlet are provided on the basis of these criteria.

Compensation

The Visitor undertakes to compensate, indemnify and if Van de Velde so chooses defend Van de Velde, its directors, employees, shareholders, agents and representatives vis-à-vis all claims of third parties and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable lawyer’s fees and charges) ensuing from the incorrect use of our Website, your infringement of these Terms of Use or any other user’s infringement of an intellectual property right or any other right of a person or entity.

Other provisions

Should any provision of these Terms of Use prove unlawful, invalid or for any other reason unenforceable, it shall be possible to remove this provision from these Terms of Use without affecting the validity or enforceability of the other provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the Visitor and Van de Velde with respect to the content.
The Visitor may contact Van de Velde at info@vandevelde.eu or at the above postal address with any queries or concerns.
Applicable law and competent courts
Belgian law governs any dispute with respect to or ensuing from this Website or these Terms of Use, without consideration to the principle of conflicting law. Any dispute with respect to this Website or these Terms of Use is the exclusive competence of the competent courts of Dendermonde, Belgium.