Updated October 3, 10:00 CEST
Who we are
We are an organisation aiming to bring PHP to developers in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Our website address is: https://www.phpbenelux.eu.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
In general we don’t collect any personal information on our website except for the following situations:
- Your IP address when you visit our site;
- Your browser details and operating system used to visit this website;
- Your contact details if you make use of our contact form;
- Information you share in comments on blog articles;
When you visit this website we can see the IP address of where you access the internet. This can be your home or office internet connection, a proxy server or a VPN solution.
Browser details and OS
Just like the IP address, when you visit this website using a browser, it will send automatically details of your operating system, the browser brand and sometimes even details about your device itself.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We make use of Google Analytics to measure the behaviour on our website and to see how we can improve our website and articles to better serve you. We don’t use any advanced tracking capabilities from Google.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
All information send to us using our contact form will arrive at the organisation’s mailbox where only core members of PHPBenelux can see and respond to your request. Once communication is no longer needed or required, your information is removed.
How we protect your data
We limit the amount of information we collect to the bare minimum and don’t store it on the server where this site is hosted, with the exception of post comments.
Once we have collected personal information we retain it for the minimum amount necessary. What we don’t have cannot be breached.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We provide a high standard of best security practices to safeguard your personal information, but we cannot guarantee 100% protection. In the case of a security breach where personal information might be impacted we have a data breach policy in place that will guide us through all steps we need to take to disclose this breach.
If you find a problem that might expose personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us 90 days to remediate the issue and take necessary steps to inform users and governmental bodies of this problem.
What third parties we receive data from
We use Meetup.com to display upcoming events on our website and integrate social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. All public interactions made on these platforms will be displayed here as well.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We don’t use automated processes or profiling on any user data except those we have mentioned earlier in this privacy statement.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
If a data breach does occur and the breach poses a risk to individual rights and freedoms, you should notify our Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) within 72 hours after becoming aware of the breach.
Depending on whether or not the data breach poses a high risk to those affected, we may also be required to inform all individuals affected.
All breaches, impacting personal information or not, are kept in a breach record.