Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal data that is generated when you visit our Site is very important to us. This Privacy Statement describes the method in which we collect, hold and use information about individual persons who visit our Site.

Pledge on Privacy

Sluys is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes users’ need for appropriate protection of personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is any information by which users can be identified such as name, birth date, address, telephone, e-mail address and any other information about themselves users might furnish to us through the use of this Site.

Intended use of Personal Data

You are not required to submit or provide Personal Information in order to access our Site. Certain portions of the Site may require that we collect such Personal Information from you for a particular purpose, such as to provide you with certain information that you request. When such Personal Information is collected, we generally advise you at the time of such collection how we intend to use the Personal Information. Ordinarily, we may use such Personal Information for communication purposes, such as by way of example only, to respond to such questions or comments from you, and we may use such Personal Information for internal business purposes, such as by way of example only, to better understand users’ need and provide users with better service. Such Personal Information may be shared with our affiliated companies.

Non-disclosure of Personal Data

Sluys will not sell, share, lease or otherwise make your Personal Information available to third parties without your consent, being understood that our affiliated companies are not considered to be third parties. We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe we are required to do so by law; to comply with legal process or government inquiries, to protect our operations; to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Sluys, its affiliated companies, you or the public, and/ or to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

Data Transfer & Security

Sluys may transfer your data to one of our Group’s databases outside your country of domicile, potentially including countries which may not require an adequate level of protection of your Personal Information compared with that provided in your country.

We maintain technical measures to guarantee data security, in particular the protection of Personal Information against dangers during data transmission as well as protection against third parties obtaining any of the information. These measures are updated and adapted accordingly to the latest technology.

Security gaps can occur during data transmission in the Internet (e.g. during communication via e-mail). Comprehensive protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies and Internet Tags

Sluys web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. Our web servers may attempt to place a cookie (a small data file transferred from a web server to an individual’s computer for record keeping purposes) on your computer’s hard drive. This allows us to track information regarding use of our Site and also helps us to improve the experience of the users of our Site. Cookies are industry standard. Cookies are not used to obtain your name or any other personal data. The information tracked is used strictly for internal purposes and is not shared with third parties other than our affiliates and contractors who assist us in these efforts and are bound to confidentiality.

For example, our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies that make it possible to analyze your use of our Site. The information generated by the cookies in this way (including your IP address) is generally transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google Inc. Google Inc. will use this information:

  • to evaluate your use of our Site,
  • to prepare these website reports for us as the operator of the Site, and
  • to perform additional services related to the use of the Site.

If you choose not to accept cookies, most Internet browsers permit you to adjust your settings to delete existing cookies, decline acceptance of new cookies, and/ or alert you before such a cookie is place. Please note that declining to use cookies might alter or impair your experience with this Site.

Personal Information and Children

This Site is not directed at nor is it intended for persons under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly market our products, services, solicit or collect Personal Information from or about persons under 18 years of age.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

We may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the notice. We will indicate the effect date of the notice.