Privacy Policy

In response to the new data regulations, which will come into effect in the European Union on May 25th 2018, we are publishing our data protection “Privacy Policy” in line with the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Semantics (Steven Rottiers BVBA) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to both our Website ( online scheduling system, & emailing procedure. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the website or scheduling service. 

We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by email at or by mail to Semantics, 90 Avenue Tervueren, Etterbeek, 1040, Brussels, Belgium. Attn: Privacy.


You are free to explore our website without providing any personal information about yourself or your organization. When you register for our newsletter, we request that you provide an email address in order for us to add you to our newsletter mailing list.

Your email address may be used, periodically, by our marketing department to inform you of special promotions on language courses or management training.

“Personal Information”

 This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that may or may not identify you or your organization. This includes, your name, email address, company name and address, phone number any other information you choose to tell us regarding your language or management training needs and those of your organization.

Personal information may also include data that is held on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google & Facebook.

Information we collect from third parties

From time to time, we may receive Personal Information about you via third party sources such as recommendation from existing clients or data purchased from an accredited list broker as well as publicly available sources such as social media websites.


Compliance with our Private Policy

We sue the information we collect only in compliance with this Private Policy. Customers who subscribe to our newsletter or send an enquiry to us via our website are obligated through our agreement with them to comply with this Private Policy.

We never sell personal information

We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party. 

Use of Personal Information

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Private Policy, we may use your Personal Information to: -

Improve your browsing experience by providing tailor made training that may target your market sector

To send information to you that we think may be of interest either by email or post or by other means and to send you marketing communications relating to your business

To promote the use of our services to you and to share promotional and information content with you


Our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Information described above will depend on the Personal Information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect Personal Information from you when we have your consent to do so and where we need this data to perform a contract with you or where the processing is in our legitimate interest and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will advise you of the information required at the time. This may include banking details and vat number.

Customer Testimonials and comments

We may post customer testimonials and comments on our website or on our Google site which may contain personal information. As a valued customer you may be asked to provide a testimonial and this will only be requested via email or via a personal conversation. Should you choose to provide a testimonial it will be made clear to you at that time, that we may publish your comments on either our website or Google page or in other promotional or marketing material.


How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information held.

We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so.

We will always act upon your request to delete your Personal Information from our emailing lists. However, it may be that any data purchased legitimately from an accredited third party may duplicate your information. In this case, and at your request, we will always endeavour to delete this new source of information as quickly as possible at your request.

Compelled Disclosure

We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a law, court order or legal process.


From time to time we may  partner with a third party ad network to either display our services or to promote specific training courses. These third parties may use cookies and Web beacons to collect information about your interests and activities.

As a general point of information you may opt out of being shown targeted advertising by third party suppliers by clicking

Please note, this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic advertising.

Any third party tracking technology is not covered by or Private Policy and we advise you to contact the supplier in question directly. 


You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of our e-mails.

You may also update your “Personal Details”, communication preferences by sending us an email at


Semantics (Steven Rottiers BVBA)

90, Avenue de Tervueren

1040 Brussels