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Privacy statement

We take your privacy and personal data very seriously and do everything we can to ensure that this data is treated with the utmost care and confidentiality. The “Privacy Statement” below describes how we process your personal data succinctly, transparently and in simple language.

This Privacy Statement concerns the personal data that is collected and used by Brasserie St. Bernard nv. We act in accordance with the “Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of personal privacy with regard to the processing of personal data”, and additionally with the General Data Protection Regulation, which entered into force on 25 May 2018 throughout the European union, and is hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”.

By visiting our website, you confirm that you have read and understood this Privacy Statement.

Controller - Contact details

Definition of a controller: a natural person or legal entity, a government or other agency, or another body that, whether operating independently or in conjunction with others, determines the objective and means for the processing of personal data (GDPR, Article 4.7).

Brasserie St. Bernard nv is the controller for the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions or comments with regard to this Privacy Statement you can contact us through the following channels:

By post: Brasserie St Bernard nv, Trappistenweg 23, B - 8978 Watou, Belgium
By email: privacy@sintbernardus.beVia our website:

Collection of your personal data

We collect personal data (and other data) which is obtained through our interaction with you. The data processed by Brasserie St. Bernard nv is received directly from you or via parties to whom you have provided this data with the purpose of having this transferred to us (e.g. via online booking systems, etc.). We collect information about you when you call us on the telephone, send us an email or use one of our mobile applications.

The right personal data for the right purpose

Taking into consideration the nature, scope, context and objective of the processing, and additionally with the risks – which vary with regard to probability and seriousness – associated with the rights and liberties of natural persons, the controller will take the necessary technical and organisational measures to guarantee and demonstrate that the processing of this data takes place in accordance with the GDPR. These measures are evaluated and will be brought up to date if necessary (GDPR, Article 24(1)).

Brasserie St. Bernard nv processes only personal data that are necessary for its intended objective (e.g. contractual obligations, statutory obligations, etc.) or for a purpose for which you have granted your consent, and additionally for the proper operation and further development of its business, and to satisfy your wishes.

In addition to this, we process specific data to keep you informed of our new services and products within the context of our direct and indirect marketing operations. You have the right to object to this processing. This is why we provide each newsletter with an “unsubscribe” option.

Depending on which purpose this concerns, Brasserie St. Bernard nv processes the following categories of personal data (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

• Contact and identification details such as your name, email address, telephone number, address, nationality, age and/or date of birth, the name of your company, your job title;

• Other personal details that must be provided actively to Brasserie St. Bernard nv (e.g. in correspondence or telephone conversations);

• If applicable, we collect financial data such as bank account numbers and other payment details and data that is needed for invoicing purposes;

• A visit to the buildings of Brasserie St. Bernard nv can be recorded on camera for security purposes;

• It is possible that publicity photographs are taken (to capture the atmosphere of Brasserie St. Bernard nv) in the public areas or during events organised by Brasserie St. Bernard nv, and which may be published afterwards on our website, via our social media channels, in our brochure or newsletter, etc. The use of these images falls under the “general right to protection of personality” (or portrait rights):

- publicity images are “non-identifiable” images, as they are not intended to portray clearly identifiable persons;
- Brasserie St. Bernard nv aims to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that no such “identifiable” images (close-up) are taken. Everyone is entitled to restrict the use of “identifiable” photographs;
- please note: this responsibility does not extend to photographs made by organisers of events or visitors of Brasserie St. Bernard nv. In regard of this you can seek contact with these “other” controllers.

• Anonymised data is not construed as personal data because this data cannot be used to identify you (e.g. statistical data about the number of visitors of our web pages).

You can visit our website without having to provide any personal data.

We do not collect special categories of personal data (as determined in GDPR, Article 9). Neither do we collect data belonging to persons below the age of 16.

Security of your personal data

Brasserie St. Bernard nv has taken the suitable technical and organisational measures to guarantee and demonstrate that we process data in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR (GDPR, Article 32). These measures have been taken to protect your personal data against misuse, destruction, loss or any other act that could have an adverse impact on the security of your personal data.

In the event of a data leak the Data Protection Authority (in Belgium: Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit, GBA) will be informed, depending on the seriousness of the leak. In the event of a very serious breach, the data subjects concerned will be informed (GDPR, Articles 33 and 34).

Legal grounds of the processing

Personal details are processed in accordance with GDPR, Article 6.1.

a) Consent
b) Necessary for the execution of an agreement
c) Necessary for compliance with a statutory obligationf) Necessary for protecting our legitimate business interests

Transfer to third parties

In some cases, we may be required to share your personal data with third parties within the EEA, who will be processing this data on our behalf. These processors/recipients are chosen by us with the utmost care and Brasserie St. Bernard nv guarantees that these processors/recipients (e.g. the parcel services responsible for delivering your order, the partner who sends our newsletters, maintenance of our IT infrastructure, online booking systems, etc.) will take the necessary technical and organisational measures to guarantee the security and confidentiality of your data.

We may need to transfer your personal data to supervisory authorities, such as tax and customs authorities and other official agencies to satisfy a statutory obligation or a judicial order or in proceedings to prevent criminal acts, in procedures to maintain our policy or to protect the rights and liberties of others, etc.

The personal data provided will not under any circumstances be transferred to third parties outside of the EEA that are unable to offer a suitable level of protection of personal data.

The website of Brasserie St. Bernard nv contains links to third-party websites. Brasserie St. Bernard nv is not responsible for the content of these websites and the standards observed by these third parties with regard to privacy. With regard to the above, we recommend reading the privacy statements on the relevant websites.

EEA = European economic area

Retention of your personal data

Depending on the envisioned goal, Brasserie St. Bernard nv will retain your personal data during:

• the time needed to achieve the relevant goal;

• the time needed to satisfy the statutory requirements;

• the execution term of an agreement.

Rights of data subjects

You will at all times have the right to consult and copy your personal data, to have this data corrected or deleted, to restrict or object to its use and to have this data transferred to another controller. You also have the right to withdraw your consent. If you wish to exercise your rights, you can do so by submitting a simple request to Brasserie St. Bernard nv through one of the channels listed at the top of this Privacy Statement.

We retain the right to ask you for additional information for the purpose of verifying your identity.

Brasserie St. Bernard nv also retains the right to reject certain requests, with provision of substantiation, and cannot be held liable for the fact that deleted personal data may still be retained somewhere in locations that are not visible to Brasserie St. Bernard nv.

Brasserie St. Bernard nv will respond to your request within the statutory term stated in Article 12.3 of the GDPR.


If you have a complaint with regard to the collection or processing of your personal data, please contact us directly through one of the channels listed at the top of this Privacy Statement.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. In Belgium, this is the Data Protection Authority (Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit, GBA).

Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit via

Online applications

Brasserie St. Bernard nv provides plug-ins on its website for the purpose of making online reservations (e.g. Resengo), making purchases via the online shop and paying for these (e.g. Multisafepay) or playing videos (e.g. via YouTube).

Our website and mobile app functions also feature functions for social media such as Facebook, Instagram, etc., each of whom have their own privacy statements.

We ask that you carefully read their terms and conditions and their privacy statements prior to entering your personal data. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these functions.

You will find more information about the processing of your personal data via these online applications:



Multisafepay (voor het verwerken van betalingen)

Facebook & Instagram


No texts or images derived from this website may in any way be reproduced without the explicit consent of Brasserie St. Bernard nv.

Applicable law and court district

This Privacy Statement is governed by Belgian law. Any disputes arising in relation to this website will be settled exclusively by the competent courts in the district of West Flanders.

Amendments to this Privacy Statement

Brasserie St. Bernard nv reserves the right to amend this privacy statement so that it will at all times explain how your personal data is processed by us.

We recommend that you regularly consult this privacy statement during your visits to our website to ensure that you are kept informed of any important changes.

Date last amended: December 2018

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