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Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Translation Business Academy is founded by Sara Reyniers, founder of translation agency Word Atlas.

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The data controller for this website respects the Belgian legislation of 8 December 1992 concerning the protection of privacy when processing personal data, as well as Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

This policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes which data is being collected when our site is used, why such data is being collected and what your rights are in controlling your data. You will understand how we work and what you can do.

This Privacy Policy applies to (i) the website (“the website”), (ii) the services of Translation Business Academy, and (iii) sharing posts from Translation Business Academy in other media. Points (i) and (ii) are hereafter referred to as the “services”.

Visiting the website, using Translation Business Academy’s services and contributing to posts that can be shared by Translation Business Academy, implies that you have given consent (by opt-in or filling in your personal data) in the context of this Privacy Policy, and thus for the way in which we collect, use and process your data.


Personal data that you deliberately register


  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address


These data are being collected by using the comment section on the website or by subscribing to the newsletter.

When you register for the referral initiative, you will also need to fill in your language combinations and optionally your specializations.



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Data that is automatically saved

This type of data concerns the use of our website and are kept in log files. The following data are logged:

  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • The website that has led you to this website
  • The pages you’ve clicked on this website
  • Time spent on each page
  • The type of device you’ve used to visit this website


Cookies and other data files

What is a cookie?

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is placed in your browser when you visit our website. It contains a unique code with which your browser can be recognized when visiting several pages on this website (a “session cookie”) or when visiting the website again at a later time (a “permanent cookie”). Our servers or one of the partners this website works with may place cookies in your browser. Our server is only able to read the cookies it has placed itself and has no access to any other information on your browser or your device.

Cookies facilitate the interaction between you and the website and allow for a greater speed. They can help to navigate the website, e.g. by saving your language preference. Cookies may contain data about elements on the website you’ve clicked. A part of the cookies on our website are essential for proper functioning of the site.

Refusing cookies

In the browser settings of your device, you can delete cookies at any time and adapt the settings to refuse placement of new cookies. The method differs depending on which browser you use. If necessary, you could consult the help function of your browser.

We use the information from cookies to see how you use our website and to optimize our website based on which content is most relevant and attracts most traffic.

Which cookies are used, is described under “Use of cookies and Google Analytics”. Our website may also use other cookies for which explicit consent is not required under EU legislation. You can find more information here:


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Why We Collect Data

Use of personal data

  • Provision of information you have requested
  • Direct marketing (i.e. newsletters, mailings)
  • Processing messages/questions
  • Service provision
  • Compilation of user statistics
  • Security and improvement of our services
  • User admin


We will not collect or use information for other purposes than those described in this Privacy Policy, unless we have obtained your explicit consent for such purposes.


Use of cookies and Google Analytics

We collect information about your device, i.e. your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is collected to execute system admin and to make reports. The reports only contain statistical data about browsing behaviour and patterns; they are anonymous.

The cookies used for such reporting are connected to Google Analytics, which is a tool for web analysis that helps us understand how visitors use the website. We only use these data to examine how we can optimize the website.

In case you want to stop Google Analytics from analysing your online behaviour on the website, you can download an add-on to prevent this from happening:

The installation of the add-on doesn’t affect your browsing experience.

To read more about cookies from Google Analytics and how they work, see

How We Keep Your Data Safe

Translation Business Academy commits to taking reasonable, physical, technological and organizational precautions to prevent (i) unauthorized access, and (ii) loss, abuse or change of your personal data.

Translation Business Academy will save all collected personal data on a secure server in the European Union.

Despite our security policy, our procedures and controls, we can’t guarantee 100% security. No method for data transfer by use of the internet or electronic storage is completely secure.

The visitor recognizes that Translation Business Academy can’t be held liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered as a consequence of illegal or unjustified use of data by third parties, unless Translation Business Academy has committed grave misconduct that led to the damage.

Due to the data protection legislation, we are also obliged to inform you as well as the Data Protection Authority of any data leaks that have taken place as soon as possible.

Who We Share Your Data With

We don’t share your data with third parties, unless this is necessary to provide you with one of our services. In case Translation Business Academy needs to share your data with third parties, these parties should treat your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the applicable legislation.

Despite this general rule, Translation Business Academy may share your data with the competent authorities (i) when we are legally obliged to do so or in the context of a judicial procedure, and (ii) to protect our rights.

Translation Business Academy will never sell, lease or lend your data to third parties. Any third parties that Translation Business Academy does business with where personal data are transferred, will sign a data processing agreement that contains the necessary guarantees concerning confidentiality and privacy protection.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Can Exercise With Regard To Your Data

If you wish to exercise your privacy rights as described below, please contact us on or fill in the form provided by the Data Protection Authority and send it by e-mail or post:

  • Right to access your personal data Translation Business Academy may have
  • Right to correct, complete or update your personal data
  • Right to have your personal data erased (“right to be forgotten”)
  • Right to restrict the processing of your personal data
  • Right to transfer your personal data (data portability)
  • Right to object to the processing of your personal data
  • Right to object to automated decision-making and profiling
  • Right to object to direct marketing


Exercising these rights is free of charge. Contact us on, use the contact form on our website or the other contact details mentioned under “Contact details”.

Where We Send Your Data

Servers are located in the European Union. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


The content of this website is protected by copyright. The copyright belongs to Translation Business Academy and its partners. All rights reserved. Any information from this website (including, but not limited to, text, presentations, illustrations, images, video and audio) can’t be copied, transferred, distributed or saved without the written consent of Translation Business Academy. Changing the content of this website is forbidden.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy corresponds to the use and the possible future uses of the services. Adapting or changing our services may lead to changes to this Privacy Policy. We are entitled to update this Privacy Policy by placing a new version on the website. We advise to check the Privacy Policy for updates regularly.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us here:

Translation Business Academy

Attn. Sara Reyniers
Zuidbroek 17
9030 Gent (Belgium)