Privacy policy

General terms and conditions

The use of this website is subject to certain general terms and conditions. These are described below. By merely using the website, you are deemed to accept these general terms and conditions of use.

1 Purpose of the website

This website is a guide to finding information about the services and policies of the municipality of Zonnebeke. The municipality of Zonnebeke aims to provide you with simple, fast and improved access to this information.

The information on this website and the other municipal websites to which it refers you is of a general nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances and therefore cannot be considered as personal, professional or legal advice to the user.

If you need specific or personal advice, you should always consult the competent services for this purpose. The officials of the municipality of Zonnebeke may be able to help you find the competent service or person.

It should be emphasised that the information and documents made available on or via the website cannot be regarded as an authentic copy of officially adopted texts. Only the official texts published in the Belgian Official Gazette count as authentic texts. In the event of differences between the electronic version and the printed text, the official and printed text published in the Belgian Official Gazette shall always take precedence.

2 Content and availability of the website

The municipality of Zonnebeke makes every effort to ensure that the information made available is complete, correct, accurate and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the information provided. If the information provided on or via the website contains inaccuracies or if certain information on or via the website is unavailable, the municipality of Zonnebeke will make every effort to rectify this as soon as possible.

The municipality of Zonnebeke also makes every effort to avoid as much as possible any interruptions due to technical errors. However, the municipality of Zonnebeke cannot guarantee that the website will be completely free of interruptions or will not be affected by other technical problems.

Should you find any inaccuracies in the information provided on or via the website or have any questions about it, please contact the communication service by e-mail at [email protected].

This website contains links to other websites of authorities, agencies, organisations and companies over which the municipality of Zonnebeke has no technical or content control. The municipality of Zonnebeke can therefore offer no guarantee whatsoever as to the completeness or correctness of the content or availability of these websites.

3 Liability

Any user who makes use of the information after this notification waives any claims of any kind in connection with the use of material or information made available through the website, whether such claims are directed against the municipality of Zonnebeke or against any other person who has provided or provides material, information or applications to the website. The municipality of Zonnebeke or any party providing information via the system cannot under any circumstances be held liable for direct or indirect damage incurred by the user or a third party.

Any user who uses the information after this notification agrees to assume all risks associated with the use of the system and not to file a complaint against the municipality of Zonnebeke or any other party providing material or information to the system, including the risk that a computer, software or data may be damaged by a virus transmitted or activated through the system or access to the system.

Consultation or use of this website in any of the various languages automatically implies full acceptance of the above disclaimer by the Municipality of Zonnebeke or any other party that has provided or is providing material, information or applications to the website.

4 Copyrights

Unless otherwise indicated, the information found on or through the website [] is free of rights. The information may be used free of charge but subject to acknowledgement of the source and for personal use only. Where prior permission is required for the use or reproduction of certain information, the restrictions on use are expressly stated. The use and reproduction of multimedia information (including but not limited to images, sound and software applications) is always subject to prior approval.

The Municipality of Zonnebeke and/or others retain all intellectual property rights to the website []. Certain software applications and graphical elements that can be accessed on or via the website are provided by third parties and may be protected by copyright which limits the possibility of use and reproduction and is subject to the prior consent of the author.

All images photographed by the municipality of Zonnebeke can only be used in non-commercial publications, on all carriers of the municipality of Zonnebeke or its partners. Commercial projects are not allowed. Unless discussed with the author of the images or the communication officer of the municipality.

5 Privacy

The Municipality of Zonnebeke does not collect personal data via the website unless you provide it on a voluntary basis. When you provide personal data to the municipal administration, it is stored in a secure environment that is not accessible to the public. The information will be processed purely for internal purposes. The municipal administration processes the personal data in order to provide him or her with the best possible service and to contact him or her. Personal data will not be used for longer than necessary to provide the relevant service or use the relevant function. As a rule, personal data are not passed on to other organisations, except to comply with legal obligations and in case of explicit request from the judicial authorities or police forces. In the exceptional case that the municipal administration transfers personal data to other organisations, this is explicitly stated or the user’s explicit consent is requested. By providing their personal data, the user gives the municipal administration express permission to process them for the above-mentioned purposes. Upon request, the Municipality of Zonnebeke grants visitors to the website access to any information held about them. Users have the right to have their personal data corrected or removed from the database. To this end, the municipal administration can be contacted at [email protected].

6 Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc (“Google”).Google Analytics uses “cookies” (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operator analyse how the site is used. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to Google and stored by them on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to track how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or insofar as these third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

7 Cookies

This website uses cookies. These are small information files that are automatically stored on the hard disk of your computer. Cookies make access to the site and navigation easier, faster and more efficient. The information contained in these cookies will not be used for commercial purposes.

Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for visiting our websites and using certain parts of them. For example, these cookies allow you to navigate between different parts of the website or, for example, to fill in forms. If you reject these cookies, certain parts of the website will not work, or will not work optimally.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are the cookies that make the functioning of our websites easier and more pleasant for the visitor and ensure that you get a more personalised browsing experience. For instance, they are cookies that remember your preferences somewhere, or keep track of whether you have already been asked to take part in a survey so that we don’t keep asking you the same questionnaire.

Performance cookies

We use performance cookies to collect information about the use visitors make of our websites with the aim of improving the content of our websites, adapting them more to visitors’ needs and increasing the ease of use of our websites. For example, there is a cookie that helps us count the number of unique visitors and a cookie that tracks which pages are the most popular. The municipality of Zonnebeke uses Google Analytics from Google on this website to measure and analyse visitor information. For this purpose, using your IP address, internet traffic data and information about your browser type and computer are collected. We do not use this data to identify you personally.

Management of cookies

Through your browser settings, you can refuse the installation of cookies. On the following website you will find the procedure for refusing cookies for the most commonly used browsers:

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