Privacy Policy

Data management processes (e. g. collection, processing and transfer) are treated in compliance with the statutory requirements. The following lines describe what type of data is (and/or may be) collected, the way in which such data is used and transferred on 3D Adept’s websites (www.3dadeptcom), which security measures are applied to protect your data and the way in which you obtain information about the data you provide.

1. Collection and storage of personal data

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

At 3D Adept (online media, and magazine 3D Adept Mag), we may collect data such as your name, your email and postal addresses, your date of birth, the name of your company or your position in that company as well as your IP address.

The following data are logged when visiting our website, whereby the storage of such data serves internal system-related and statistical purposes only: name of your internet service provider, names of the visited web pages, the used browser, the operating system and querying domain, date and time of access, used search engine, names of downloaded files and your IP address.

Further personal data are only collected if these are provided voluntarily by you, e.g. in the context of a query, an order or a registration. If you register for instance to our newsletter, we will collect and store your email address. Your email address will be used for mailing or newsletters which will inform you about the latest news in the 3D printing industry, the recent developments or information about the products we sell. You may request your deletion from the distribution list by sending us an email to the address at any time. You may also opt out by clicking on the link “Unsubscribe me from this mailing list” at the end of every mailing or newsletter. Your data will be deleted as a result.

Please, note that by subscribing to our newsletter, you also accept to receive sponsored content/ads from us or third-party partners. These partners collaborate with 3D ADEPT Media and can only send you content based on your interest in the additive manufacturing industry.

We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you have requested or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation).

2. Use, transfer and deletion of personal data

The personal data you will provide will be used for answering your queries, and to send you newsletters that will enable you to stay informed on the latest trends in the industry or to benefit from a good deal offered by a partner.

Your personal data will never be sold, nor transferred to third parties.

Your data are processed based on the legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Google Analytics

3D Adept makes use of some features of Google Analytics’ services.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (Text files that are automatically stored on your computer, making it possible to analyze the way you use the website. The information generated by this cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server, where it is stored.)

The storage of Google Analytics cookies complies with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Indeed, the website operators can analyze user behavior in order to optimize their website as well as their advertising and Internet presence.

However, note that you may block the use of cookies by selecting the corresponding setting in your browser software; but you must also take into account that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionalities of our websites. You can also prevent Google not only from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) but also, from processing this data by Google. To do so, please download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link:

In order to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data, click on the link below and follow the instructions: An Opt-Out cookie will be set to block the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

Further information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s Privacy Policy:

Tracking on mobile devices

It might be difficult to delete Google Analytics user tracking available for browsers on mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets. You can also generate a cookie on your mobile device which deactivates Google Analytics user tracking on this page in the browser.

Demographic features

Our websites use a “demographic features” functionality. This feature enables us to easily create reports including information about our visitors’ locations and interests on our online store or online media. This data derives from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data provided by third parties. This information cannot be associated with a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time from the ad preferences of your Google account or opt out of Google Analytics collecting your information.

4. Security notes

Your personal data will be protected adequately at 3D Adept. They will neither be sold, nor given to third parties without your agreement.

5. Cookies

Cookies are not harmful to your computer and they will not bring you viruses. They enable us to make our offering more user-friendly and effective.

Some cookies can be deleted automatically while others remain on your computer until you delete them yourself. It enables our website to recognize your browser when you are on our site.

Note that you can adapt the settings at your convenience and decide to remain inform or not about the use of cookies on the one hand, to accept or deny the use of cookies. The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser.

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6. Right to Information, Correction, Cancellation and Oblivion

It is in your right to ask for information regarding your data at any time, their management and the purpose behind the collection.

Furthermore, you have the right to modify and/or to opt out from our website.

If you contribute on our online media, you have the right to remove your article and to delete your publications.

If you have any questions regarding Data Management Processes, please contact us at – Rue Borrens 51, 1050 Brussels – Belgium