Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Microwave (“We”, “us”, “our”) is an audiovisual webradio which offers unknown or lesser known artists a platform to display their audio and visual materials. We tend to stream the audiovisual work uploaded by artists at a certain moment in time.

As a promotor of privacy, we attach considerable importance to the protection of the personal data of our Users (“You”, “Your”). Therefore we elaborate this Privacy Policy, in which we aim to guarantee your privacy and protect personal data in a transparent and lawful manner, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (“General Data Protection Regulation”, “GDPR” or the “Regulation”) and the Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (the “Act”). We comply with the principles of this legislation and aim to maintain consistently high levels of best practice in our processing of your personal data.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use your data. This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions about your information when using our website or our app.

We adhere to the following principles:

  • Personal data will be collected in accordance with the objectives as set out in this Privacy Policy.
  • The processing of your personal data is limited to the data which is necessary in the light of the purposes for which they have been granted.
  • We demand your explicit approval if we need to process your personal data.
  • We adopt adequate technical and organisational measures in order to safeguard the protection of your personal data.
  • If we change our Policy, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of which personal data we collect.

Microwave vzw is responsible for collecting your personal data. If you have any questions regarding your privacy or this Policy, you may contact us as follows:

  • Seppe Claes
  • Crenaertstraat 9, 1851 Humbeek (Belgium)
  • E-mail: hello@microwave.live
  • Phone: +32 472 40 40 71

2. What personal data do we collect and for which purposes?

When you use our Online Services you may provide us with or we may collect your information. We collect and maintain information that you voluntarily submit to us during any registration and/or use of our Online Services.

Personal data are collected by Microwave through uploading audiovisual material on our website, the use of cookies and subscription to our newsletter.

When you upload audiovisual material, use of cookies and/or subscribe to our newsletter, we can collect and process your name, first name, address, email address, contact information, audiovisual material, links to online profiles and/or a personal statement.
We may collect technical information about your use of the Online Services through the use of tracking technologies and analytics (“Google Analytics”). Personal data we may collect includes the following: your device ID, the country of your device ID, the time, date and install source of your first download of the app, identification of crashes and defects, and amount of clicks.

We will only use this information for the purposes as described below:

  • We will use information about you for delivering our Online Services to you. The processing of information in this way is necessary for us to function properly, so that you have the best experience when using our Online Services.
  • We will use information about you to keep you posted about our functioning, for example sending our newsletter.
  • We will use information about you in order to communicate with you when you made use of our Online Services, and to keep you posted about other, similar activities.
  • We will use information about you for direct marketing purposes, for instance to keep you posted about our Online Services, future events etc.

By entering and using the website of Microwave, you declare to have read this Privacy Policy and give an informed, specific and unambiguous consent for the processing and collecting of your personal data. Consent is given by ticking a box by which you agree on the Privacy Policy. This consent is an essential requirement to effectuate certain actions on our website or to be able to enter in a contractual relation with Microwave.

Users agree that Microwave, in accordance with the conditions as set out in this Privacy Policy, collects personal data and processes this data for the purposes as described above.

3. What rights do I have in respect of the information you have?

You have the following rights over the way we process personal data relating to you, as set out below. To invoke one of these rights, please let us know by sending an email to hello@microwave.live. We may ask to legitimate yourself by sending a copy of you identity card before considering your request, in order to make sure no one else is exercising your rights.

1. Right of access/copy and have inaccuracies corrected

You have the right to request access or a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to have inaccuracies corrected. We will use reasonable efforts to the extent required by law to supply, correct or delete personal information held about you on our files. We retain the right to determine whether your request is justified.

You can ask us to restrict, stop processing, or to delete your personal data if:

  • You consented to our processing the personal data, and have withdrawn that consent;
  • The information we processed is no longer necessary for the purposes they were collected;
  • The personal data was unlawfully processed;
  • You need the personal data to be deleted in order to comply with legal obligations

2. Right to be forgotten

You can request to remove all personal data we processed about you in our databases or other systems.

3. Right to complain

If you have any inquiry about the way we process your personal data, please let us know by contacting us at email hello@microwave.live.

You can always file a complaint at the Supervisory Authority for alleged violations of your rights: Data Protection Authority (Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit (GBA)) Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussel E-mail: commission@privacycommission.be

4. Right to limit the processing of your personal data

You have the right to ask a limitation of your information processing. If you have an objection against the processing of certain information, you can request to stop this processing.

5. Right to transmit your rights to a third party

You have the right to assign your rights or personal data to a third party.

4. Disclosing personal data to third parties

We may share your information with third parties as specifically approved by you or under the circumstances described below.

We keep your information confidential, but but may disclose it to members of Microwave as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We make the necessary arrangements with these members to safeguard the confidentiality and safety of your personal data.

Furthermore, we do not share personal data to third parties, unless this is required by law and allowed as such. In any case, we do not share information with third parties incorporated outside the European Economic Area.

5. Security of your personal data

We adopt the adequate technical and organisational precautions to protect your personal data against illegitimate access, loss, misuse or publication. Please be aware that, although we endeavour to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. All files, servers and the network are strictly secured. On a continuous basis we evaluate and control whether these measures meet the optimal level of security.

6. Storage period

Microwave does not store personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes as described above, taking into account the storage periods required by law. Microwave will make assessments to determine whether an active relation still requires the storage of personal data. If this is no longer the case, we will remove the concerned personal data out of our databases.

Microwave commits in any case not to store your information for a period longer than five years after our latest contact.

Microwave can change or amend this Privacy Policy. These amendments will be announced on our website. The latest amendment took place on the 1st of July 2021. The most recent version can be found on: https://microwave.live/privacy-policy