Privacy Policy

With this “Privacy Policy” the processing of your personal data is detailed by the following data controller: Geert Nies, with registered office at Aldenhovenweide 13, 3511 Hasselt, registered at the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under number VAT BE 0543.393.010. (hereafter referred to as: “MENTHOR bvba”).

This privacy policy explains the essential information on the processing of your personal data.

By providing your personal data on the website and using the email addresses mentioned on this website, you declare to be familiar with this Privacy Policy and you explicitly consent to it as well as the processing itself.

Article 1 – General

1.1. For the processing of personal data MENTHOR bvba complies with the applicable “Law of 8 December 1992 for the protection of personal privacy with the processing of personal data” as amended by the Law of 11 December 1998, as well as the anti-spam provisions in Book XII of the Code of Economic Law concerning the “law of the electronic economy”.

1.2. MENTHOR bvba also makes every effort to comply with European Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 concerning the Protection of Personal Data (General Data Protection Regulation or better known as the GDPR).

Article 2 – Personal data

2.1. Personal data that you share with us:

  • Category 1, without registration: your IP address
  • Category 2: on subscription to the newsletter: your email address, forename, surname;
  • Category 3: on making contact: your email address, forename, surname, your position, company, telephone number;
  • Category 3: with cookies: tracking of use of the website;
  • Category 4: invoice information;

2.2. MENTHOR bvba can collect data on you (Personal Data) in different ways:

  • Using server logs with visits to the website
  • By using cookies (see below);
  • During your subscription to the newsletter, a contact request, a request for our services, downloading an e-book and use of the website;

2.3. The website also makes use of cookies that collect an amount of personal data. For the provisions concerning the use of cookies, see article 10.

Article 3 – Purposes of processing

3.1. General purposes:

MENTHOR bvba will only use Personal Data shared by you for the following purposes:

  • Category 1: To work on and improve this website and the inclusion of Personal Data in pseudonymous statistics, from which the identity of specific persons or companies cannot be deduced, with as legal basis the legitimate interest of MENTHOR bvba to continuously improve its website and service;
  • Category 2: To send you direct marketing and newsletters with as legal basis your explicit, prior permission. This permission can always be withdrawn;
  • Category 3: The improvement of the experience of use with as legal basis your explicit, prior permission. This permission can always be withdrawn;
  • Category 4: The supply and invoicing of services ordered by you, with as legal basis the provision of a service requested by you.

You are not bound to share your personal data, but understand that the provision of certain services is impossible when processing is refused.

3.2. Direct marketing:

If you are already included in our mailing list for the receipt of marketing material in paper and/or electronic form, MENTHOR bvba can use your data for sending marketing and other material concerning the different services.

This permission can be withdrawn at any time without reason or cost by clicking on the unsubscribe link for this purpose. This unsubscribe link is included in each direct marketing email sent. Unsubscribed contacts are fully removed from the marketing database each month.

MENTHOR bvba will not sell your personal data, lease them or make them commercially available to third parties without your prior permission.

Article 4 – Duration of processing

The personal data are saved and processed by us for a period that is required depending on the purposes of the processing and depending on the contractual relationship between MENTHOR bvba and you.

Article 5 – Your rights

The following rights concerning one’s own personal data can always be exercised upon request.

5.1. Right of access and perusal:

You have the right to consult your personal data at any time free of charge.

5.2. Right of correction, removal and restriction:

You are free to share your personal data with MENTHOR bvba or not. You also always have the right to request the correction, supplementation or removal of your personal data.

5.3. Right of objection:

You always have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons or for purposes of direct marketing.

5.4. Right of transferability:

You have the right to obtain your personal data in a structured format and/or to transfer them to other parties.

5.5. Right to withdraw permission:

When processing is based on your prior permission, you obviously have the right to withdraw this permission.

5.6. Exercising your rights:

You can exercise your rights by contacting us either by email at or by post to Aldenhovenweide 13, 3511 Hasselt. You may be asked for extra proof of identification.

For other requests (cooperation/disputing content/links stored) contact can be made using the contact page.

5.7. Automatic decisions and profiling:

During the processing of your personal data no profiling methods are used with an unfavourable automatic impact on the services received.

5.8 Right to submit a complaint:

You have the right to submit a complaint to the Belgian DPA: Data Protection Authority, Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, Tel. +32 (0)2 274 48 00, website:

Article 6 – Security and confidentiality

6.1. We have developed security measures that have been adapted in a technical and organisational respect to prevent the destruction, loss, forgery, changing, disallowed access to or notification by mistake to third parties of personal data collected, and to prevent any other not permitted processing of these data.

6.2. Under no circumstances can MENTHOR bvba be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from incorrect or wrongful use of the personal data by a third party.

6.3. You must comply with the security instructions at all times. You are therefore solely responsible for use made of the website from your computer, IP address and your identification data, as well as for their confidentiality.

Article 7 – Access by third parties

7.1.         To be able to process your personal data we give access to your personal data to our employees.

7.2.         We guarantee an equivalent level of protection by making contractual obligations applicable to these employees and appointed parties that are equivalent to this Privacy Policy.

Article 8 – Disclosure for cooperation with third parties

8.1.         Different blog posts at MENTHOR bvba are made in cooperation with other companies or brands. Here Dailybits always emphasises complete freedom of opinion and content development during the cooperation.

8.2.         In no case whatsoever is objectivity abandoned and supplied content or inspiration copied without giving one’s own opinion.

8.3.         Each blog post with such cooperation will always clearly mention a disclosure notice at the bottom of the blog post.

8.4.         Here it must be mentioned that no personal data are shared with these third parties without explicit prior permission.

Article 9 – Links to other websites

9.1. MENTHOR bvba is not responsible for the content of websites linked to from MENTHOR bvba by the manager or visitors. The visitor is aware that the privacy policy of other websites can differ from Marine Expedition Services bvba.

9.2. A link to a website cannot be considered as explicit approval of the content of this website and neither can the correctness of the website be permanently guaranteed.

Article 10 – Responses to blog posts

10.1. Visitors are given the possibility of posting responses to the blog posts. MENTHOR bvba has the sole right to remove responses when posted in anonymity or when not sufficing with regard to the properties of a quality response.

10.2.    For any disputes in this respect, defence is only possible by registered mail to the establishment address of

Article 11 – Privacy measures

11.1. MENTHOR bvba has taken the following measures to protect the privacy of its visitors: Google Analytics set on the basis of the requirements of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (see manual 08/2018).

11.2. The embed code of YouTube videos has been changed to the no-cookie version so there is no tracking of visitors.

11.3. This website uses Hotjar for the optimisation of the website experience. Hotjar uses pseudonymous profiles for this from which you can always opt-out using this link.

11.4. This website uses HubSpot for management of the newsletter. Here you can always request an opt out from MENTHOR bvba or use the unsubscribe link in the newsletters. Unsubscribed contacts are definitively removed from the database each month.

Article 12 – Cookies

12.1. For the use of Cookies we refer to the cookie statement on this website.

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