How do we collect data?

Here's an overview of the most frequently asked questions:

Black Tiger Belgium collects personal data indirectly through agreements with commercial companies that provide us with some of the consumer data contained in their files.

This data may be supplemented by a certain amount of information of a statistical nature such as that provided by the National Institute of Statistics. Examples include the average income of the neighbourhood where the people concerned live, the percentage of gardens in a neighbourhood, the percentage of owners of a street, families typologies present in a district etc.

Yes, we can supplement your data with inferred or assumed data. For example, if you live in a single-family home and at the same address we have the data of another person, we will infer that they are in the same household as you. This does not mean that we assume any family relationship between you or that we know your marital status.

For example, if a family member moves, we might assume that all the people in the same household are also moving.

We can build statistical profiles at the level of districts, municipalities or regions.

No. We only build profiles at the level of geographical statistical areas (district, municipality, region, etc.) which we do not use for purposes that could have legal effects.

These data come from the National Institute of Statistics or any other institution that could make them available on the market, which is commonly called Open Data. It is anonymous data relating to a neighbourhood or a group of individuals and therefore not relating to a specific person.

Black Tiger Belgium can also build its own statistical models.

Article 6f of the RGPD “Legitimate interest

The processing of your personal data by Black Tiger Belgium is based on article 6,1 f) of the GDPR “Legitimate interest”. This processing is indeed necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Black Tiger Belgium, namely the study, development, marketing and constant improvement of the quality of the products and services that the latter offers to its clients in the context of its Data Quality activities.

It goes without saying that this interest must be constantly balanced against the rights of the data subjects whose data are included in our database. To this end, we make sure that we are as transparent as possible with regard to the use of the data and we strictly comply with the GDPR with regard to the rights of the data subject.

In order to guarantee that your rights are respected, we have put in place a series of measures:

  1. Firstly, we carefully check that our sources comply with the GDPR, both in terms of the collection of your data and the information they give you about the processing of your data. In particular, we ask them to be as transparent as possible with regard to the transmission of data to Black Tiger Belgium and to refer to the present web pages for more information about our activities.
  2. We have put in place procedures to enable you to exercise your rights easily.
  3. If you are not against receiving advertising but would prefer to receive it through us, only via a specific medium (e.g. only to your postal address but not by phone), no problem, just let us know via this form 
  4. The security of your data is of paramount importance to us. We carry out regular internal and external audits to ensure that the tools and procedures in place are working properly.
  5. We have appointed a ‘Data Protection Officer’ to ensure that your rights are respected (see below)
  6. Finally, in compliance with the GDPR, we have carried out a data protection impact assessment. This document analyses all the possible risks of a data breach and all the measures to be taken to avoid or limit this risk as much as possible. The recommended measures have been implemented in our IT system and in our procedures.

We keep your data for 15 years from the date of the last registration in our database. This relatively long retention period is also due to the fact that we carry out a great deal of processing of personal data and that only a long retention period enables us to provide high-quality Data Quality services to our clients. You can, of course, object to the use of your data at any time or exercise your right to be forgotten so that we can delete your data from our files. To do this, simply follow the procedure described here.

We make every effort to ensure that your data is treated with the utmost confidentiality and security. To this end, we process your data in compliance with all necessary technical and organisational measures.

Our network, infrastructure and information systems are protected. Access to your personal data is only permitted to those persons for whom this is necessary for the performance of their task. They are bound by strict professional secrecy and must comply with all technical requirements to ensure the confidentiality of personal data. In this way, we want to prevent unauthorised persons from accessing, processing, modifying or destroying your data.

In the event of data leakage that could lead to a risk of a breach of your privacy, you will be notified personally, as will the Commission for the Protection of Privacy, in accordance with our legal obligations. In this case, we will do everything in our power to put an end to this state of affairs as quickly as possible and to limit any consequences.

Black Tiger Belgium aims to keep your data within the EEA. However, in certain cases, Black Tiger Belgium or one of its clients may transfer your personal data to countries outside the EEA. In this case, Black Tiger Belgium will ensure that your data are afforded an appropriate level of protection by applying the EU standard contractual clauses or other means to ensure that your personal data is transferred in a secure environment, taking into account the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Recommendations of the European Data Protection Board.

We only deliver your data

To certain third parties, in the cases and for the purposes listed below:

– To our possible successors and affiliates, for the same purposes as mentioned here.

– To third party companies, in the context of services that we ask them to perform on our behalf. For example, to our partners who market our data, to advertising agencies, to our IT service providers, to our subcontractors (call center, others). In this case, these companies may only use your data within the strict limits of the instructions we give them and in full compliance with this data protection policy. They are subject to strict confidentiality and security obligations in all matters relating to your data. Under no circumstances do they become the owners of your data.

– In the context of legal proceedings, to respond to requests from the authorities or to comply with other legal obligations.