Comprehensive privacy statement and cookie policy

Privacy Statement

Bear Wood Webshop Bear Wood Webshop, located at Grote kouterbaan 3 9255 Buggenhout Belgium, is responsible for the processing of personal data as reflected in this privacy statement.

Contact details:

Great couter track 3

9255 Buggenhout


+32 497 93 94 75

Evi Verstraeten is the Data Protection Officer of Bear Wood Webshop He/she can be reached at [email protected]

Personal data we process

Bear Wood Webshop processes your personal data because you use our services and/or because you provide it to us yourself. Below is an overview of the personal data we process:- First and last name- Address data- Phone number- E-mail address- Other personal data you actively provide, for example by creating a profile on this website, in correspondence and by telephone- Location data- Data about your activities on our website- Data about your surfing behavior across different websites (for example, because this company is part of an advertising network)- Internet browser and device type

Special and/or sensitive personal data we process

Our website and/or service does not intend to collect data on website visitors under the age of 16. Unless they have parental or guardian permission. However, we cannot verify whether a visitor is older than 16. We therefore recommend that parents be involved in their children’s online activities to avoid collecting data about children without parental consent. If you believe that we have collected personal information about a minor without such consent, please contact us at [email protected] and we will remove this information.

For what purpose and on what basis we process personal data

Bear Wood Webshop processes your personal data for the following purposes:- To handle your payment- To send our newsletter and/or advertising flyer- To be able to call or e-mail you if necessary to perform our services- To offer you the opportunity to create an account- To deliver goods and services to you- Bear Wood Webshop analyzes your behavior on the website in order to improve the website and to tailor the range of products and services to your preferences.

Automated decision-making

Bear Wood Webshop does not make decisions based on automated processing that could (significantly) affect individuals. These are decisions that are made by computer programs or systems, without a human (for example, an employee of Bear Wood Webshop) between them.

How long we keep personal data

Bear Wood Webshop retains your personal data no longer than strictly necessary to fulfill the purposes for which your data are collected.

Sharing personal data with third parties

Bear Wood Webshop does not sell your data to third parties and only provides them if necessary for the performance of our agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation. With companies that process your data on our behalf, we enter into a processor agreement to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data. Bear Wood Webshop remains responsible for these processing operations.

Cookies, or similar techniques, that we use

Bear Wood Webshop uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website. Bear Wood Webshop uses cookies with purely technical functionality. These ensure that the website works properly and that, for example, your preferences are remembered. These cookies are also used to make the website work properly and to optimize it. We also place cookies that track your browsing habits so that we can provide customized content and advertisements. On your first visit to our website, we have already informed you about these cookies and asked your permission to place them. You can opt out of cookies by setting your Internet browser to stop storing cookies. In addition, you can also delete any information previously stored through your browser’s settings. For an explanation, see:

View, modify or delete data

You have the right to see, correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your possible consent to data processing or object to the processing of your personal data by Bear Wood Webshop and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can make a request to us to send the personal data we hold about you in a computer file to you or another organization named by you. You may send a request to view, correct, delete, data transfer of your personal data or a request to withdraw your consent or object to the processing of your personal data to [email protected]. To ensure that the request for access is made by you, we ask that you send a copy of your proof of identity with the request. In this copy, black out your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip of numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and Citizen Service Number (BSN). This is to protect your privacy. We will respond to your request as soon as possible, but within four weeks. Bear Wood Webshop would also like to remind you that you have the opportunity to file a complaint with the national regulator, the Authority for Personal Data. You can do so at the following link:

How we secure personal data

Bear Wood Webshop takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of misuse, please contact our customer service department or at [email protected]


Cookie Law
There has been a new law since June 1, 2012, called the Telecom Law. As a result, every website is required by law to inform the user about “cookies” and ask permission for their use. The Bear Wood Webshop website also uses cookies.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that remember your preferences while surfing and store them on your own computer. A cookie does not store your name, not your address, not your age, nor does it know any other personal information. They only remember your preferences and your interests based on your browsing habits.
Thus, cookies can NEVER be used to read private data from your computer or intercept passwords. Nor can they infect your computer with a virus or trojan. so they are perfectly safe and have been used on almost ALL websites around the world since the 1990s without incident.

You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:
Consumers Union: What are cookies?
Consumers Union: What are cookies for?
Consumer Association: deleting cookies
Consumer Association: disabling cookies

Cookies and Bear Wood Webshop

Once you open the Bear Wood Webshop website, you also accept the use of cookies.

What cookies does Bear Wood use?

1. Functional cookies
Necessary cookies: to properly browse the sites, we sometimes use cookies. Your PC remembers the layout you created. For these cookies, we do not need to ask permission.

2. Cookies for your own website statistics.
We use cookies at the Bear Wood Webshop to analyze, among other things, how often and for how long the pages on the site are visited.

3. Cookies via Google Analytics
Through our website, a cookie is set by the U.S. company Google, as part of its Analytics service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or to the extent that third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no control over this. We have allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.

The information Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not included. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. This includes an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

4. Cookies from external parties.

Our website includes buttons to promote (like) or share (tweet) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through snippets of code that come from Facebook and Twitter themselves, respectively. Cookies are set through this code. We have no control over that. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter respectively (which may change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.

The information they collect is anonymized as much as possible. The information is transmitted to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and on servers in the United States. Twitter, Facebook and Google + claim to adhere to Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. This includes an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

How can I disable cookies?
Disabling cookies affects only the computer and browser on which you perform this action. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers you should repeat this operation as often as necessary.

Turning off cookies:
Internet Explorer

Turn off ad cookies only:
If you do not want third-party cookies, you can opt out of them through the so-called opt-out scheme on Your online choicesFuture
At present, there is still much uncertainty about the exact details of the law. We are still considering exactly how we are going to implement this law.