Kuwait Petroleum (Belgium) N.V. ("KPB" or " we" or "us") is committed to safeguarding
the privacy of the personal data gathered from website visitors, customers,
dealers, suppliers and other individuals ("you") in the
context of our business activities and on our websites in our function as
Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to
KPB. In the way we conduct our business, we will handle with care your
personal information and comply with the applicable rules regarding
to find out more about the manner in which we collect and process personal
In the policy below, we will outline:
what Personal Data we may collect,
for what purposes may we use your Personal Data,
which legal basis we rely on for processing of your Personal Data,
to whom we may provide your Personal Data,
how long do we store your Personal Data,
the rights you have in relation to your Personal Data,
where you can ask questions and make remarks.
What Personal Data do we collect?
Through our websites, We will in principle not collect any information
relating to you ("Personal Data"), unless you voluntarily
choose to provide it to us through for example registering, sending us an
e-mail enquiry or by filling in a questionnaire. If you do not want your
Personal Data collected, please do not submit it to us.
Through our websites (depending on the website you are browsing on) and
other measures of contact within our business activities, we may collect
the following Personal Data.
When you contact us by telephone or email, we will collect: your name,
telephone number and/or e-mail address
When you request an offer, we will collect: your name, telephone number
and e-mail address
Non-Personal Data collected automatically
When you access our websites, we may also collect information that does not
relate to you as an individual including but not limited to the type of
Internet browser and computer operating system; domain name of the Website
from which you came; number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed. We
may use this information and share it within the Kuwait Petroleum Group to
measure the use of our websites and to improve their content.
For what purposes do we use your Personal Data and on which legal
basis do we rely?
Your Personal Data will be processed when:
You have provided us a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
indication of your wishes.
We need to process your Personal Data for providing you with the
services you ordered or subscribed to.
§ The processing is necessary for fulfilling our legitimate interests,
in particular: the economic, commercial and financial interests, business
continuity, security and confidentiality of customer information and
products and the security of digital and physical infrastructure.
The processing may be necessary to comply with legal obligations
resting on KPL as a result of any legislation.
We will use your Personal Data for the following purposes as listed below:
Sending you newsletters to which you subscribed
If you subscribe with your email address to our newsletters, We will use
your email address for sending you newsletters or notifications on the
updates of blogposts.
Sending you marketing material
Additionally we will send you marketing or target you online, sending
special offers whether or not relating to future offers or other
promotional materials to inform you on the latest novelties of us that may
be of interest to you. You will be able to opt out of receiving these
communications from us following the unsubscribe link or other instructions
provided in the communications that we send.
Assisting you when you are contacting us by telephone
We need to process your personal data to answer your questions properly
Providing the requesting offers and order
In order to provide you with an offer or to ensure that we handle your
order efficiently we need your contact details and we need to verify your
We may also use your Personal Data to:
contact you about an offer or to satisfy other business needs or to
conduct online surveys to understand better the wishes and profiles of
better understand your business needs and how we can improve our
products or services
With whom do we share your Personal Data?
Sharing within the group
Since the Kuwait Petroleum Group of companies also operates outside the
European Economic Area, the information you submit may be transferred
outside the European Economic Area, This and all other transmissions will
remain secure and under our sole control.
Other third parties
Your Personal Data may for marketing purposes be shared with
Links to other websites?
This website may contain links to other web sites, which are not owned,
controlled or maintained by us. We cannot be responsible for the privacy
policies of other Web sites, nor for the execution of this policy, even if
you accessed the third party Web site using links from our websites; or
you linked to our website from a third party Web site.
We recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and contact
the owner or operator of such website if you have any concerns or
How long do we store your Personal Data?
Your personal information will be retained as long as necessary to achieve
the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally for the duration
of any contractual relationship or performance of a certain service and for
any period thereafter as legally required or permitted by applicable law.
What rights do you have in relation to your Personal Data?
Under the Data Protection legislation you have, under certain conditions,
the right to access your Personal data as well as the right to rectify,
complete and/or erase incorrect data. If you want to exercise one or more
of these rights, please notify us on the e-mail address [email protected] We
will then make a reasonable effort to take the following appropriate
- Provide you with a copy of the data that you have provided us;
- update any inaccuracies in the data we hold;
- delete any data we no longer have a lawful ground to use;
To facilitate our efforts to meet your request, it would be helpful if you
could let us know the context in which you provided Personal Data
Furthermore, where processing is based on consent and in relation to any
direct marketing you have the right to oppose to the handling of your
personal data by request of consent withdrawal. You can also require us to
restrict the processing of personal data whilst a complaint is
You also have the right to object to any processing, including profiling,
based on the legitimate interests ground, unless our reasons for
undertaking that processing outweigh any prejudice to your data protection
Your exercise of these rights is subject to certain exemptions to safeguard
the public interest (e.g. the prevention or detection of crime). If you
exercise any of these rights we will check your entitlement and respond in
most cases within a month. We may charge a reasonable fee for "repetitive
requests", "manifestly unfounded or excessive requests" or "further copies"
If you are dissatisfied with our use of your data or our response to any
exercise of these rights you have the right to complain to your data
Furthermore, you can oppose in writing to the handling of your Personal
data with respect to direct-marketing and restrict the processing of
personal data whilst a complaint is investigated in certain situations.
Within the limits of the law you also have the right to transmit those data
to another organisation (data portability).
When you view one of our website, we may store cookies and other automated
means of data collection. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on
the browser of the hard drive of your computer (or similar device) by the
websites that you visit ("Cookies"). Cookies can automatically recognize
you the next time you visit and they can allow us to tailor a website to
better match your interests or to save your password so that you do not
have to re-enter it each time. If you choose not to be recognized, please
refer to your Internet browser to erase Cookies from your computer hard
drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored.
For more info and details about the cookies used on this website, we refer
to the cookie statement
on this site.
We reserve the right to amend this policy, if necessary, for example to
comply with legislative changes, regulatory changes, new practices and
procedures, or requirements imposed by the Supervisory Authority. The most
recent version is always available on this link. The date on which this
text was last changed can be found in the header of the document. We ensure
we will inform you of important policy changes.
Where can you ask questions and make remarks?
If you have any questions or should like to have more information, you can
send an e-mail to [email protected]
You can also send a letter to the following address :
Kuwait Petroleum (Belgium) N.V.
Attn of Customer Service Unit
Brusselstraat 59 Bus 1