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1 - Website editor
UniversalAutomation.org AISBL VAT Number: in progress Address: Havenlaan 86C, box 204, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Content Manager: Gregory Boucaud E-mail:
2 - Hosting
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3 - Credits
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4 - Disclaimer
All the information on this website - universalautomation.org - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. universalautomation.org does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (universalautomation.org), is strictly at your own risk. universalautomation.org will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.
From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone 'bad'.
Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their "Terms of Service" before engaging in any business or uploading any information.
5 - Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.
6 - Personal data
The user of the present site (hereinafter referred to as "User") is informed that, during his navigation on the website universalautomation.org (hereinafter referred to as "Website"), personal data concerning him are collected and processed by UniversalAutomation.org.
The User of the Website is informed that his data:
are collected in a fair and lawful manner,
is collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes, and will not be processed subsequently in a manner incompatible with these purposes,
are adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which they are collected and their subsequent processing
are accurate and complete,
are kept in a form which permits identification of the data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they are collected and processed.
UniversalAutomation.org undertakes to take all necessary precautions to preserve the security of the data, and in particular to prevent them from being distorted, damaged or accessed by unauthorized third parties.
These data are used for UniversalAutomation.org.
They are not intended to be transmitted to third parties.
The User has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her and to the use of such data for canvassing purposes, in particular commercial.
The User, after proving his identity, may obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him are being processed, information concerning the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data are communicated, the communication of personal data concerning him/her as well as any available information as to the origin of such data, information allowing him/her to know and to contest the logic underlying the automated processing in the event of a decision taken on the basis thereof and producing legal effects with respect to him/her.
The User may also, if he/she proves his/her identity, request that personal data concerning him/her that are inaccurate, incomplete, equivocal, outdated, or whose collection, use, communication or storage is prohibited, be rectified, completed, updated, locked or deleted.
In order to exercise this right, the User shall send an e-mail to the following address
7 - Intellectual property
Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all or part of the elements of the site, whatever the means or the process used, is forbidden, except with the prior written authorization of: UniversalAutomation.org AISBL. Any unauthorized exploitation of the site or of one of the elements it contains will be considered as constituting an infringement and will be prosecuted in accordance with the Belgian law of June 30, 1994 on copyright and related rights (especially articles 79bis to 86).
UniversalAutomation.org Privacy notice
We commit to serve you with care, consideration, and respect and to protect your privacy and personal information.
1 - Who is in charge of data processing?
UniversalAutomation.org is responsible for your personal data. The UniversalAutomation.org official address is Havenlaan 86C, box 204, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. UniversalAutomation.org is organized as an international, non-profit organization.
2 - What types of personal information do we process?
The personal data we collect may include:
Contact information, such as your name, job title, postal address, including your home address, where you have provided this to us, business address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number and email address;
Payment data, such as data necessary for processing payments and fraud prevention, including credit/debit card numbers, security code numbers and other related billing information;
Further business information necessarily processed in a committee or participation relationship with UniversalAutomation.org or voluntarily provided by you, such as instructions given, payments made, requests and projects;
Your password for the UniversalAutomation.org website or other password protected platforms or services, where you have one;
Information collected from publicly available resources;
Special categories of personal data. In connection with the registration for and provision of access to an event or seminar, we may ask for information about your health for the purpose of identifying and being considerate of any disabilities or special dietary requirements you may have. Any use of such information is based on your consent. If you do not provide any such information about disabilities or special dietary requirements, we will not be able to take any respective precautions;
Other personal data regarding your preferences where it is relevant to the standardization services that we provide. From time to time, it may include personal data about your membership of a professional or trade association or union, health personal data, details of dietary preferences when relevant to events to which we invite you and details of any criminal record you may have.
3 - How do we collect your personal data?
We may collect personal data about you in a number of circumstances, including
When you or your organization seek technical documents or brochures;
When you or your organization browse, make an enquiry or otherwise interact on our website;
When you attend a seminar or another UniversalAutomation.org event or sign up to receive personal data from us; or
When you or your organization offer to provide or provide services to us. In some circumstances, we collect personal data about you from a third-party source. For example, we may collect personal data from your organization, other organizations with whom you have dealings, government agencies, an information or service provider or from a publicly available record.
4 - Are you required to provide personal data?
As a general principle, you will provide us with your personal data entirely voluntarily; there are generally no detrimental effects for you if you choose not to consent or to provide personal data. However, there are circumstances in which UniversalAutomation.org cannot take action without certain of your personal data, for example because this personal data is required to process your instructions or orders, provide you with access to a web offering or newsletter or to carry out a legally required compliance screening. In these cases, it will unfortunately not be possible for us to provide you with what you request without the relevant personal data and we will notify you accordingly.
5 - For which purposes will we us your personal data?
We may use your personal data for the following purposes only (“Permitted Purposes“):
Providing services or things you may have requested, including on-line, technology services or solutions as instructed or requested by you or your organization;
Managing and administering your or your organization’s business relationship with UniversalAutomation.org, including processing payments, accounting, auditing, billing and collection, support services;
Compliance with our legal obligations (such as record keeping obligations), compliance screening or recording obligations (e.g. under antitrust laws, export laws, trade sanction and embargo laws, for anti-money laundering, financial and credit check and fraud and crime prevention and detection purposes), which may include automated checks of your contact data or other information you provide about your identity against applicable sanctioned-party lists and contacting you to confirm your identity in case of a potential match or recording interaction with you which may be relevant for compliance purposes;
To analyze and improve our services and communications to you;
Protecting the security of and managing access to our premises, IT and communication systems, online platforms, websites and other systems, preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activities;
For insurance purposes;
For monitoring and assessing compliance with our policies and standards;
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and requests anywhere in the world, including reporting to and/or being audited by national and international regulatory bodies;
To comply with court orders and exercises and/or defend our legal rights; and For any purpose related and/or ancillary to any of the above or any other purpose for which your personal data was provided to us. Where you have expressly given us your consent, we may process your personal data also for the following purposes:
Communicating with you through the channels you have approved to keep you up to date on the latest technology and marketing developments, announcements, and other information about UniversalAutomation.org services, products and technologies (including newsletters and other information) as well as UniversalAutomation.org events and projects;
Customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analysis, contests or other promotional activities or events; or
Collecting information about your preferences to create a user profile to personalize and foster the quality of our communication and interaction with you (for example, by way of newsletter tracking or website analytics). With regard to marketing-related communication, we will – where legally required – only provide you with such information after you have opted in and provide you the opportunity to opt out anytime if you do not want to receive further marketing-related communication from us. We will not use your personal data for taking any automated decisions affecting you or creating profiles other than described above. Depending on for which of the above Permitted Purposes we use your personal data, we may process your personal data on one or more of the following legal grounds:
Because processing is necessary for the performance of your instructions or other contract with you or your organization;
To comply with our legal obligations (e.g. to keep records for tax purposes); or
Because processing is necessary for purposes of our legitimate interest or those of any third-party recipients that receive your personal data, provided that such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In addition, the processing may be based on your consent where you have expressly given that to us.
6 - Personal data about other people which you provide to us
7 - Transfering your personal data abroad
UniversalAutomation.org is a global association. We may transfer your personal data abroad if required for the Permitted Purposes as described above. This may include countries which do not provide the same level of protection as the laws of your home country (for example, the laws within the European Economic Area or Australia). We will ensure that any such international transfers are made subject to appropriate or suitable safeguards as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or other relevant laws. This includes entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses which are available
. You may contact us anytime using the contact details below if you would like further information on such safeguards. We will require our agents, consultants and sub-contractors and others who are outside the European Economic Area or Australia and to whom we transfer your personal data to ensure a level of data protection at least as protective as that required in the European Economic Area and Australia. When doing so we will comply with applicable data protection requirements and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data.
8 - How long do we keep your personal information?
We keep information as needed to perform the purposes described above, taking into consideration the need to provide the services, marketing requirements, security requirements, legal requirements and statute of limitations.
9 - Who do we share personal information with and where is it processed?
Personal information will be processed by our affiliates and suppliers involved in the provision of the services and in the performance of the purposes described in Section 5. We take measures to ensure that personal information receives an adequate level of protection. We do not sell your personal information. Our affiliates and suppliers provide service including hosting and maintenance, performance monitoring and security. As we are a global association, teams and suppliers may have global or multi-country roles, and they can be located anywhere in the world, in countries with different privacy standards than the country of our customers. We may also share your information, as necessary :
with competent authorities, based on a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to respond to a judicial process, a valid official inquiry, or if otherwise required by law;
to defend our legal rights, or to protect the rights or safety of any person or entity;
as instructed by you;
with third parties in the context of reorganization of operations.
The service includes Google Analytics, a Google service which provides us with information about how you use the mobile and the web applications. Google publishes information about its use of information at
Google Analytics features are used to understand how often functionalities are used.
10 - How do we secure personal information?
We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal data confidential and secure in accordance with our internal procedures covering the storage, disclosure of and access to personal data. Personal data may be kept on our personal data technology systems, those of our contractors or in paper files. However, no method of transmission over the internet or of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
11 - How to exercise your choices and rights about your personal information?
To exercise the data protection rights granted under applicable data protection law, such as the rights to be informed, to access, to rectify, to withdraw consent, to request restriction or erasure, the right to object and data portability, you may make a request at
. To ensure the security of your personal information, we may ask you to provide other details to verify your identity. You may address questions or comments about our privacy practices or this privacy notice to the following e-mail address:
or at: UniversalAutomation.org AISBL Havenlaan 86C box 204 1000 Brussels Belgium If you believe that we have processed your personal information in violation of applicable law, you may file a complaint using the e-mail address stated above or, the contact details above or with a supervisory authority. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable administrative fee for any manifestly unfounded or excessive requests concerning your access to your data, and for any additional copies of the personal data you request from us. We will consider any requests or complaints which we receive and provide you with a response in a timely manner. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may take your complaint to the relevant privacy regulator. We will provide you with details of your relevant regulator upon request