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Disclaimer & privacy
Access to and use of the website www.kustwacht.be is subject to the following terms and conditions. By consulting this website you are deemed to have read the terms and conditions of use and to accept them without reservation.
Objective of the website
The website www.kustwacht.be
All information on this site is of a general nature and is not tailored to personal or specific circumstances and, as a consequence, cannot be regarded as a personal, professional or legal opinion
The information and documents provided on or through the website cannot be regarded as an authentic reproduction of the officially adopted texts. Solely official texts published in the Belgian Official Gazette are authentic and take precedence.
Use of the website
The Coast Guard secretariat devotes much care and attention to its website and aims to provide as complete, correct, comprehensible, accurate and up to date information as possible. The information on this website is of a general nature. Despite its continuous efforts, the Coast Guard secretariat cannot guarantee the completeness, correctness, accuracy or topicality of the provided information. If the information provided on (or through) the website is inaccurate, the Coast Guard secretariat will do its utmost best to rectify this as soon as possible.
The Coast Guard secretariat does not accept any liability for the choices and the consequences of activities undertaken on the basis of data and information included on this website. The content of this website (hyperlinks included) may be modified, adapted, altered or deleted without prior notice.
If you detect any inaccuracies or other deficiencies on this website, you can contact the site administrator via the contact form (Click on Contact).
Despite the continuous efforts to prevent as much as possible interruptions of a technical nature, no guarantee can be given for the error-free and uninterrupted service of the website www.kustwacht.be, nor for the absence of deficiencies in relation to the data obtained from it.
The Coast Guard secretariat does not accept any liability for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of this website, including the downloading, and the data obtained from it, including, without limitation, any losses, work interruptions, damage to your programmes or other data on your computer system or to your equipment, software or otherwise.
Hyperlinks and referrals
On or through the website you are referred via (hyper)links to other websites of governments, bodies or organizations and to information sources administered by third parties. In this case the Coast Guard Secretariat does not have any control or authority in terms of technical or content-related aspects and can therefore not give any guarantees as to the completeness or correctness of the content, nor to the availability of these websites and information sources.
Hyperlinks to other sites on this site do not hold any confirmation of the external site or its content. The links provided to you are for your information and allow for easier use. Therefore the Coast Guard secretariat does not accept any liability for direct or indirect damage arising from the consultation or the use of such external websites and their content.
Protection of personal data
The Coast Guard secretariat attaches great importance to protecting your personal privacy. You can access most information on or through the website without having to provide any personal data. In specific cases, however, personal information may be requested. In this case the data shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of the 8 December 1992 Act on the protection of private life with respect to the processing of personal data. In this respect Coast Guard Secretariat provides the following guarantees:
• Your personal details shall only be collected and processed so as to provide the information you asked for or to perform on line the services you requested.
• Your personal data shall only be processed insofar as this fits in with the intended objective.
• Your personal data shall neither be disclosed to third parties nor be used for direct marketing purposes.
• You shall at any time have access to your personal data and be able to verify the correctness thereof. You shall have the possibility to have inaccuracies in your personal data corrected.
• The Coast Guard secretariat shall take the best possible safety measures to prevent third parties from abusing your personal data.
This website uses so-called “cookies”. These are small pieces of data which are automatically stored on your computer's hard disk. Upon each visit this information is sent back to the website administrator and makes both site access and navigation easier, faster and more efficient. Most internet browsers offer the opportunity to remove cookies from your hard disk. You can also refuse to accept cookies. Consult the instructions or help function of your internet browser for more information.
Choice of language
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Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and provide other services for the website operator relating to website and Internet use.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by activating the respective setting on your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
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Intellectual property rights
You have the right to consult, download for personal use and reproduce any information on this website, provided you fully acknowledge the source, in accordance with the provisions of the 30 June 1994 Act on copyright and related rights. However, such permission does not apply to texts explicitly mentioning restrictions on use. Prior permission must always be obtained for the reproduction or use of multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.).
As to the reproduction of the information you may contact the Coast Guard Secretariat via the contact form. The Coast Guard Secretariat retains all intellectual property rights to the website itself and to the provided information.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Coast Guard secretariat or third parties from and against all claims resulting from any violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of the Coast Guard secretariat or third parties or breach of the conditions above by you.
Any comments or material which you give to Coast Guard secretariat without being asked and of your own accord, including data or reactions concerning the content of this site, shall be treated as non-confidential. The Coast Guard secretariat declines any obligation to respond to these general reactions and data. The Coast Guard secretariat may use these reactions and data at its own discretion, subject to the restrictions laid down in the 8 December 1992 Act on the protection of private life with respect to the processing of personal data. You accept the fact that the Coast Guard secretariat may use the ideas, concepts, knowledge and techniques which your reactions contain for any purpose, including, among other things the development and creation of new services.
This on line agreement and any disputes and claims arising from the use of this site or any data on it shall be subject to Belgian law. By consulting this website you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Brussels, Belgium, and to bring actions before these courts only.