Data protection information relating to the use of our website

Dear visitor, thank you for visiting our website.
To ensure that you feel safe and happy, the following information gives you a comprehensive guide as to what we do with your details. This data privacy policy is designed to inform you about how we collect, use and pass on your personal data.

1. General

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Therefore, out internet presence is designed that it can, in principle, be used anonymously. We use the information which we receive and save when you visit our websites & applications solely for internal purposes, such as to improve the design of our websites. We have access to your computer’s IP address for the sole purpose of averting attacks which would negatively affect the functionality of our internet presence (hacker attacks, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, spam).

2. Use of data via our platforms (websites, applications, social media,…)

Information collected and the purposes for which it is collected
We collect personal information of our users in two ways:
- through registration and information that we request that you enter on certain pages ; and / or
- through cookies (for more information about cookies, please see below).

We may ask you for your name, age, street address, city, postcode, mobile telephone number, email address, comments, suggestions or other information relating to our website, our products or services, or the company. In addition, other specific types of information may be requested in connection with contests, sweepstakes, other promotional offers or other marketing efforts. Our purpose in gathering this personal information is to:

- use it within InBev Belgium as we continue to work on being the best beer company in a better world (this use is only with respect to your comments or suggestions);
- contact you to notify you that you have been selected as a winner of a contest or sweepstakes;
- send you details if you are a winner of or to confirm your entry to future competitions or events;
- or send you current mailings or other marketing information about our brands and our companies in which we think you would be interested through email / mail / SMS messaging (if you have given us permission to do so when you have registered with us.)

InBev Belgium and its agents will retain your personal information only as long as necessary for fulfilment of the purposes described above or as required by law.
You will be able to unsubscribe from receiving marketing information from us, by simply texting back “stop” or emailing back “unsubscribe” at any time to any text marketing message or by following the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the e-mail marketing we send to you. Alternatively, you may send us a request using the contact details at the bottom of this policy.
Please note that if you opt not to receive promotional messages from us, we will still continue to send you information that relates to any account you may hold with us, or any business relationship you may have with us, such as a request you have made for or about our goods and services (such as transactional messages about sweepstakes in which you may have entered).
When you visit our websites, temporary 'usage data' is saved as a log on our web server for statistical purposes to improve the quality of our platforms . This data set comprises but is not limited to
- the page from which the data was requested,
- the data name,
- the date and time of the request,
- the volume of data transferred,
- the access status (file transferred, file not found),
- the description of the type of web browser used,
- the IP address of the requesting computer (so-called Access Logs), shortened by the last three characters.

When you send us an e-mail, our mail server registers
- your IP address, shortened by the last three characters,
- the host name of the mail server and which ABI e-mail address the e-mail was sent to,
- the time of the connection, sending and transfer.

We use this information to enable access to our website, for the control and administration of our systems, and to improve the design of the websites. The data saved is anonymised.
If you register a user account on our website, we collect your name, geographic address, email-address, date of birth and or your favourite Ab InBev beverage, etc. We will retain your data for future communication till you de-register / remove this account from our website.

User rights

As a user you have the right to request information on the data we store concerning you as well as the purpose of storage. In addition, you have a right to demand that incorrect data are being corrected and data which are inappropriate or no longer needed are being deleted. For information, requests and suggestions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us.User rights

Online Shop

Before placing an order you have to register on the platform. By logging into the platform you can review your personal data and access all finalized or open orders. We do not collect more personal data than is necessary. The personal data you submit during your registration or while placing an order will only be used for the purpose of processing your orders. We do not use your data for marketing or other purposes unless and opt-in was given. In order to secure the transmission of sensitive bank and credit card details and to protect data from abusive use we utilize in transit encryption (SSL, Secure Socket Layer).
Before placing an order we conduct a credit assessment in order to prevent default in payments and to offer you various payment methods for your selection.

3. Legal Drinking Age

This platform is not intended for individuals under the legal drinking age. Therefore, we perform age checks upon visiting the website. If we later learn that an individual under the legal drinking age has provided us with personal information, we will delete it.

4. Transfer of data to third parties

We may disclose your personal information to third parties such as our members, our professional advisers, our external and internal service providers that provide services to us (such as distribution of newsletters, IT hosting and market research). We may disclose your personal information for the purposes set out above and only for specific purposes according to the relevant data protection laws. Those service providers are bound to process your personal data only on our strict instructions and when they can offer adequate technical and organizational measures to protect your data.
We may also disclose your personal information if it is required or authorized by law, where disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life, health or safety, or where we are otherwise permitted by the relevant data protection laws.

5. Contact us

The party responsible for this website is InBev Belgium BVBA/SPRL, Industrielaan 21, Boulevard Industriel, 1070 Brussel, Bruxelles, BE 433.666.709, tel.: +32 16 27 61 11
You can contact us by writing your queries, feedback and request for data. You can reach out to us by visiting Contact US. In this exercise, we may collect your name, e-mail address and your request details. Only mandatory details are your email address and request details, other details are optional to share with us. Your personal details will be saved only so that we can respond to your request, and will subsequently be deleted, unless there are legal requirements stipulating the retention of this data.
Please note that by clicking on “contact us” you are leaving this website and are redirected to our global “contact us” website ( https://contactus.ab-inbev.com) which is not operated by us. Please contact our data protection officer if you wish to review the personal data stored with us, if you desire to modify or delete existing data or if you would like to withdraw the consent you have given us:
Data protection officer contact details:
Peter Suhren, First Privacy GmbH, Web: https://www.first-privacy.com/ E-Mail: [email protected], Phone: +49 421 69663282

6. Newsletter

On our platforms, you have the option of subscribing to our free newsletter.. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so, use the unsubscribe function on our websites or the unsubscribe link at the end of each e-mail. Your e-mail address will then be deleted immediately from the distribution system.
By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to the following declarations of consent:
I agree to receiving advertising from Ab-Inbev’s brands in the form of newsletters. By subscribing to the newsletter, I agree that you may analyse and process my usage behaviour (e.g. clicks onto links) in order to continually improve your service and send me newsletters tailored to my interests.
You may withdraw your consent for us to analyse your usage behaviour at any time. We treat your details in strict confidence, and do not pass them to third parties. Withdrawal of your consent should be sent us by writing on Contact Us or Data Protection officer

7. “Do Not Track”

“Do Not Track” is an opt-in browser setting that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit, including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms. You can adjust the settings on your browser and opt-in to “Do Not Track”. Once you have done this, a 'Do Not Track' request will be sent when you access a website from your browser, and your user activity is no longer tracked.

8. Cookies (set on your PC, mobile phone or tablet)

Cookies are small pieces of data being placed on the hard drive of a visitor’s device. With the help of cookies you can store information for a certain period of time and identify the user’s device. For a better user guidance and an individual representation of performance we use permanent cookies. We also use so-called session cookies which are automatically deleted once you close your browser. You can set your browser to inform you of the potential downloading of cookies, thus ensuring that the usage of cookies is transparent.
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Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Please note: if you choose to fully disable the use of cookies on your browser, this website might not display or function as designed on your device.

9. Targeting technologies

Platforms are using analytics tools which use cookies and similar technologies to enable us to analyse your use of our platforms. In order for us to be able to optimize our website, the generated information in the cookie (including the abbreviated IP-address) is transmitted to our server and stored. During this process your IP address will be immediately anonymized, so that you remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties.
Additionally, we deliver advertisements tailored to your interests by cooperating with ad networks, ad serving vendors and similar services. We may collect information about your online activity (e.g., the sites and pages you have visited) through tracking technologies such as cookies, tracking pixels and similar devices in order to deliver ads and online services that are relevant to you. You can learn more about targeted advertising and make certain privacy choices here.
You may preclude the usage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, in this case it may occur, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of this website. Depending on the browser you use and the tracking tool, you can install a browser plug-in to prevent tracking.

10. Social buttons

We place various social media buttons on our website in the form of a link. Following are the social media buttons used but not limited:
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Instagram
- Youtube
- Linkedin
- Xing
Please be aware that by visiting our platform, that certain data (your current IP address, visited sites, the date and time the website etc.) is forwarded to these social media services even if you are not registered with these services. We have no control over the extent, nature and purpose of such data processing by the social media services.
The 2-Click Method refers to a method of protecting consumers’ identity where a social media button appears on a website. From this button, the social media service (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) has access to, among others; the website that the user is on, the date and time the website was accessed, information regarding the browser and operating system being used, as well as the IP address of the user.
The 2-Click system uses static links that require the social media buttons to be “activated” by a user before any data is transferred to the social media server. A button is activated with the first “click”. Once it has been activated, the social media service has access to all the above-named information. The user will, with a second “click”, be able to interact with the website using his or her profile on the activated social media platform, e.g. by sharing or liking a post.
If you are already logged into the social media service when you click on the social button, the social media service may also use this data to identify your user name and possibly even your real name. We have no control over the extent, nature and purpose of such data processing by the social media service. Please note that the social media service is perfectly capable of using this data to create pseudonymised and even individualised user profiles.

Facebook

If you give us information about yourself, e.g. by commenting or posting pictures and videos, we will never use or process your data for any other purposes than your participation through this website. We have no influence on how personal data is processed by Facebook. Information on purpose and extent of the data processing by the social media operator as well as your rights and data protection settings can be found on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/help/193677450678703. Please be aware that Facebook is utilizing web tracking technologies: It cannot be ruled out, that Facebook may use your personal data, to track and analyze your habits, personal relationships or your personal preferences.

Twitter

If you give us information about yourself, e.g. by commenting tweets, we will never use or process your data for any other purposes than your participation through this feed. We have no influence on how personal data is processed by Twitter. Information on purpose and extent of the data processing by the social media operator as well as your rights and data protection settings can be found on the following link: https://twitter.com/en/privacy. Please be aware that Twitter is utilizing tracking technologies: It cannot be ruled out, that Twitter may use your personal data, to track and analyze your habits, personal relationships or your personal preferences.

Youtube

If you give us information about yourself, e.g. by commenting on videos, we will never use or process your data for any other purposes than your participation through this channel. We have no influence on how personal data is processed by YouTube. Information on purpose and extent of the data processing by the social media operator as well as your rights and data protection settings can be found on the following links: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801895?hl=en and https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Please be aware that YouTube is utilizing tracking technologies: It cannot be ruled out, that YouTube may use your personal data, to track and analyze your habits, personal relationships or your personal preferences.

Instagram

If you give us information about yourself we will never use or process your data for any other purposes than your participation through this website. We have no influence on how personal data is processed by Instagram. Information on purpose and extent of the data processing by the social media operator as well as your rights and data protection settings can be found on the following link: https://www.instagram.com/legal/privacy. Please be aware that Instagram is utilizing tracking technologies: It cannot be ruled out, that Instagram may use your personal data, to track and analyze your habits, personal relationships or your personal preferences.

Xing

If you give us information about yourself, e.g. by commenting on the website, we will never use or process your data for any other purposes than your participation through this website. We have no influence on how personal data is processed by Xing. Information on purpose and extent of the data processing by the social media operator as well as your rights and data protection settings can be found on the following link: https://www.xing.com/privacy. Please be aware that Xing is utilizing web tracking technologies: It cannot be ruled out, that Xing may use your personal data, to track and analyze your habits, personal relationships or your personal preferences.

LinkedIn

Besides this website, no further data processing is conducted. If you give us information about yourself, e.g. by commenting on the website, we will never use or process your data for any other purposes than your participation through this website. We have no influence on how personal data is processed by Xing. Information on purpose and extent of the data processing by the social media operator as well as your rights and data protection settings can be found on the following links: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy and https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/66/managing-your-account-and-privacy-settings-overview?lang=en. Please be aware that LinkedIn is utilizing web tracking technologies: It cannot be ruled out, that LinkedIn may use your personal data, to track and analyze your habits, personal relationships or your personal preferences.

11. Measures to protect your data

We adopt technical and organisational measures to protect your data as comprehensively as possible. In addition to the commitment of our employees to secrecy and a careful selection and monitoring of our service providers, we also secure our operating environment adequately.

12. Encryption

To protect your data against unwanted access, we use data encryption. Data collected from this website will be passed between your computer and our server and vice versa via the internet using data encryption in transit technology by using 256-Bit TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption. If the connection is encrypted the ‘lock’ symbol on your browser status list will show as locked, and the address line will start with https://. We will not use encryption if you exchange only generally available information with us. Data stored in our database is encrypted using data encryption in storage technology by using 256-Bit AES encryption.

13. Sending information overseas

Personal information is sent overseas in limited circumstances, including to:
[description IT-structure, Matrix-structure]. AB InBev companies render hosting and support services within the group and assist AB InBev in performing processing operations for the described purposes.
AB InBev will not send your personal information to a recipient outside the EU / the EEA without obtaining your consent or otherwise complying with the relevant privacy legislation.