Information Collection and Use
In order to use this service, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give his/her contact information, such as name and email address. This information is used by BELNET to contact the user about the service of this site. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as postal code and gender), but encouraged so we can improve our service.
After registration as a user of Jabber.belnet.be, BELNET will provide you with a unique Jabber ID and your full name and emailadress through the JUD service. You may register multiple Jabber Ids for yourself, as long as they each conform to the requirements of this Acceptable Use Policy.
BELNET uses IP addresses and Jabber IDs to administer the jabber.belnet.be service and server and to track user movements to prevent abuse. Any session can be recorded and stored.
BELNET takes precautions to protect user information online and off-line.
All of the user information of Jabber.belnet.be is restricted to our offices and networks. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a system administrator or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Servers containing personally identifiable information are kept in a physically secure environment.
Users of the Jabber service at jabber.belnet.be may choose to communicate with users of other instant messaging services, trough a 'bridge' service called a gateway. Usernames and passwords for these other instant messaging services may be stored and transmitted by Jabber gateways in clear text format. Also, since the transmission of messages is not always secure, jabber.belnet.be cannot guarantee privacy of this information once it passes trough the gateway to the other instant messaging service.
Users having questions about the security of our service or web site can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
He or she can also contact the Commission for the Protection of the Private Life at the following address : Waterloolaan 115 ,1000 Brussels, website: http://www.privacy.fgov.be
Notification of Changes
This policy was last updated on 22 January 2009.