Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the School collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “Student”) of the School. This Privacy Policy applies to the School and all Courses offered by the School.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Students in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Students enroll in the School or a Course within the School, subscribe to a newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available in our School. Students may visit the School anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Students only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Students can refuse to supply personal identification information but doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain School related activities.

How we use collected information

The School may collect and use Students’ personal identification information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
  • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Students as a group use the services and resources provided in our School.
  • To send periodic emails
  • We may use Student email addresses to send Students information and updates pertaining to their order. Student email addresses may also be used to respond to Student inquiries, questions, or other requests.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Student personal identification information to others.

Third party websites

Student may find advertising or other content in our School that link to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our School. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Student, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The School has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage Students to frequently check this page for any changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By enrolling in the School, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not enroll in the School. Your continued enrollment in the School following the posting of changes to this. Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Trust is what allows us to have meaningful relationships with one another. It is about having faith, learning from interaction and being open to an adjusting position. Trust is nurtured by honest and open communication and provides a foundation for confidence and partnership. Trust goes hand in hand with responsibility. Only with great leadership and with respecting and exceeding expectations we can succeed. Trust and responsibility are two important values of Upthrust. We understand that your trust in Upthrust is our most important asset (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”). Therefore, we take our responsibility and handle your privacy with great care.

Our aim is to process your personal data in a legal, appropriate and transparent manner. In this privacy statement, we explain (i) which of your personal data we collect from you as a natural person, (ii) the way Upthrust uses and processes this personal data, as well as (iii) your privacy rights and how you can exercise them.

This privacy statement is applicable to (i) our website and (ii) all (commercial) relations between Upthrust and its customers, prospects and business partners.

How can you contact us?

If you have questions about this privacy statement, or the way Upthrust collects, uses or processes your personal data, please contact us via e-mail: [email protected].

Which of your personal data do we collect?

  • Personal identification data (first name, last name, phone number, (company) address, e-mail address,…)
  • Personal details (gender, education,…)
  • Personal details and professional experience as a result of uploading a document (CV upload)
  • Data collected through media usage (mobile, desktop, social media, chatbot,…)
  • Interests in our product offering through download of content made available on our media (website, chatbot,…)
  • Information provided via forms (message box on contact page, download form, how can we help, feedback,…)
  • Electronical identification data (IP address, cookies, connections,…): Upthrust automatically collects information regarding your use of the website. As such, Upthrust shall, for example, automatically log web pages you have consulted on our site, which web browser you use, which website you visited through which you have reached our website, and what your IP address is. It allows Upthrust to draw up statistics regarding the use of the website and to send more targeted communication. Upthrust also collects information via cookies: the description can be found in a separate cookie policy.

How do we collect your personal data?

  • Subscribing to the newsletter
  • Subscribing to marketing content series
  • Visiting the website
  • Completing website forms
  • Incoming and outgoing correspondence with Upthrust through our online channels (social media, website, chatbot, …)
  • Requesting a quote
  • The exchange of business cards

How do we use and process your personal data?

We may process all categories of personal data in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

  • For all personal data related to our customers and subcontractors we act in accordance with our legitimate interest and our contractual relations. In such cases we process personal data for: Sending targeted marketing and advertising, updates and promotional offers To conduct customer satisfaction studies, surveys and market research
  • To draw up a quote
  • To perform our contracts duly and properly (administration, issuing invoices, collecting payments)

If you give consent to receive information, we will process your data for sending targeted marketing and advertising, updates and promotional offers. If you do not want to receive any publicity at all, you can at any time exercise your right to object to direct marketing.

For pursuing the correct follow-up of our applicants, we process your personal data to evaluate during the hiring process.

Upthrust will never sell your personal data. We do not hire or sell your data to third parties for their own use, unless you opt for this yourself and give your consent.

How long do we store your personal data?

Unless a longer storage period is required or justified (i) by the law or (ii) through compliance with another legal obligation, Upthrust shall only store your personal data for the period necessary to achieve and fulfill the purpose in question. Once that purpose no longer exists, we delete the data.

Your personal data will be held during the duration of our contractual relationship and up to 10 years thereafter.

Personal data of prospect will be held for a period 5 years unless there has been a contact with the prospect at which case a new 5 year period will start. Prospects can always request to have their personal data removed.

Personal data of applicants will be stored for a period of 2 years following the closure of the hiring process. Unless there is a specific consent of the applicant to remain in our database after this period of 2 years all personal data will be removed.

How do we secure your personal data?

Trust and responsibility are two important values of Upthrust. Therefore, we take our responsibility and handle your privacy with great care. We do our utmost to comply with the applicable Belgian Data Protection law and its implementation measures, supervised by the Belgian Privacy Commission. In accordance with the law, we take appropriate organizational and technical measures (e.g. policies and procedures, IT security measures, etc.) to ensure that personal data are secured against accidental loss or unauthorized disclosure. We also make contractual arrangements with suppliers or partners who process your personal data or to whom we communicate your information.

Where do we transfer your personal data to? (third parties)

Your personal data is used internally and won’t be shared with third parties for commercial purposes, unless you gave Upthrust explicit consent to do so. However, to guarantee an optimal experience, personal data might be shared with or disclosed to:

  • Companies related to Upthrust in order to support our internal administrative business processes.
  • Professional advisors, service providers and suppliers, who are authorized to use personal data only as necessary to provide services to Upthrust (IT providers, HubSpot, Salesforce,…).
  • Other third parties for purposes to which you have consented.
  • Other entities within the Quanteus Group to which Upthrust belongs (Quanteus Consulting, QuantIM, Brightwolves and Brand buddies).

Whenever we share your personal data internally or with third parties in other countries, we ensure the necessary safeguards are in place to protect it. In case of transfer to a country outside the European Economic Area whose local regime is considered as inadequate by the European Commission, Upthrust relies amongst others on:

  • EU Model clauses, which are standardised contractual clauses used in agreements with service providers to ensure personal data transferred outside of the European Economic Area complies with EU data protection law. We may provide you with a copy of these clauses upon request;
  • Data transfer that are necessary for reasons of public interests;
  • Your explicit consent;
  • Privacy Shield framework that protects personal data transferred to the United States.

What are your rights to privacy and how can you exercise them?

We maintain a high level of transparency about data we use. You are entitled (in the circumstances and under the conditions, and subject to the exceptions, set out in applicable law) to:

  • Request access to the personal data we process about you: this right entitles you to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to obtain information on and a copy of that personal data.
  • Request a rectification of your personal data: this right entitles you to have your personal data be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that Upthrust no longer processes your personal data.
  • Request the erasure of your personal data: this right entitles you to request the erasure of your personal data, including where such personal data would no longer be necessary to achieve the purposes.
  • Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that Upthrust only processes your personal data in limited circumstances, including with your consent.
  • Request portability of your personal data: this right entitles you to receive a copy (in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format) of personal data that you have provided to Upthrust, or request us to transmit such personal data to another data controller.

To the extent that the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time by either clicking the unsubscribe link you will find in our e-mail communication or by addressing your request to [email protected]. Please note that this will not affect our right to process personal data obtained prior to the withdrawal of your consent, or its right to continue parts of the processing based on other legal bases than your consent.

When you wish to exercise any of your rights, you can contact us at [email protected], this is your primary point of contact in relation to privacy matters. We may charge a fee for administrative costs if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of the repetitive character. Upthrust will properly answer to your request within one month we received your request.

Upthrust will need to verify your identity in as much detail as possible, in case someone else tries to exercise your rights. You may therefore be asked to provide additional information to confirm your identity when making such a request.

How can you submit a complaint?

If you feel that the privacy statement isn’t respected as it is described, do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected]. We will be happy to look into it.

Should you not be satisfied with the way we have responded to your concerns you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (