Legal Notice

This legal notice was last updated on 02/04/2024.

Who am I?

Artois Translations is a sole proprietorship run by Lisa Artois. My business details:

Artois Translations – Lisa Artois
Bemelstraat 6A, bus 0
1150 Sint-Pieters-Woluwe

lisa.artois [at] artoistranslations [dot] eu

VAT: BE 0676.447.613

I’ve chosen not to share a phone number on my website to avoid spam calls, however please don’t hesitate to ask for my number via email if you would prefer to discuss your project over the phone.


Artois Translations is located in the European Union and hence follows the GDPR. In this section, I will describe the data I collect through my website.

What data do I collect and how?

I make a strong effort to collect as little data as possible through my website. Artois Translations collects personal data in the following instances:

  • You decide to contact me via email. My contact page invites you to send me an email. If you choose to do so, I will collect your email address, your name and any other personal data you share in that email (such as your phone number, names of other people, an address etc.).
  • Cookies. My website uses cookies that might collect personal data. Please see below for more information on these cookies.

You should also be aware that, while I do not process your personal data, third parties might, specifically in the following case:

  • You leave a review on my Google My Business or my LinkedIn page. My contact page invites you to leave a review on my Google and/or LinkedIn page. If you choose to do so, you will share your name, email address, and possibly other information (such as your location) with Google LLC and/or Microsoft. Please read their privacy notice: Google LLCMicrosoft

How will I use your data?

Artois Translations collects your data so that I can:

  • Process your request and answer your email.
  • Offer you a functioning website that takes into account your personal preferences.

If I need to process your data for other purposes, for instance because a request leads to a collaboration, I will ask for your permission. I will also ask for your permission if I deem it useful to share your personal data with third parties (I might, for instance, share your email address with another translator).

How long do I store your data?

If a request does not lead to a collaboration, I will remove your email (and with it, your personal data) after three years. If a request does lead to a collaboration, I will store any accounting information (name, address, email address) for ten years and all other information for no longer than three years after the termination of our collaboration agreement, or – if there is no agreement – the last invoice or quote.

In regards to the personal data I collect through cookies, please see below.

What are your data protection rights?

Artois Translations would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request Artois Translations for copies of your personal data.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Artois Translations corrects any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Artois Translations to complete any information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Artois Translations erases your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Artois Translations restricts the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Artois Translations’ processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Artois Translations transfers the data that it has collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, I will respond within one month. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact me using my email.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit my website, I may collect information from you automatically through cookies.

How do I use cookies?

Artois Translations uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on my website, including:

  • Understanding how you use my website
  • Saving your language and cookie preferences

What types of cookies do I use?

I do my best to limit the number of cookies on my website. You can find an overview of the cookies I use by clicking on the button “Cookie Settings” on the bottom right of my website. The same overview also tells you how long each cookie is stored on your computer.

The cookies I use are divided into various categories:

  • Necessary – These cookies allow my website to function correctly. They save your cookie settings, for example.
  • Marketing – These cookies are used to track visitors across my website. They help adapt ads to your preferences.
  • Analytics – These cookies help me understand how you interact with my website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Preferences – These cookies help my website recognise you and remember your previously selected preferences. They save your language preferences, for example.

How to manage cookies

There are several ways you can manage cookies. When you first visit my website, you will be asked to indicate your cookie preferences. You can accept all, accept only specific cookies and decline non-essential ones. You can always change your settings by clicking on the button “Cookie Settings” on the bottom right of the website.

You can also set your browser not to accept cookies. This web page explains how: How to Enable and Disable Cookies on Every Web Browser. If you do this, some of the website features may not function properly.

Finally, you can remove cookies from your computer. This web page explains how: How to Clear Computer Cookies. The next time you visit my website after removing cookies from your computer, you will be asked to set your preferences again.

How to contact the appropriate authority

If you have any questions regarding how I process your personal data or if you would like to exercise your rights, you can contact me at the email address at the top of this page.

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Artois Translations has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the competent Data Protection Authority. You can find an overview per country here: European Data Protection Board.


All content available on this website is either Artois Translations’ property or used with permission of its owner. You should assume that all content is copyrighted (regardless of whether or not a copyright notice appears on such materials) and that it may not be used without my prior written consent or the written consent of the owner thereof.

On my blog “Vertaalambities”, I share several templates. You are allowed to use these templates for your own purposes. You may not, however, sell these templates or distribute them on your own platforms, including but not limited to your website, social media, any presentation you give, books your write or courses you distribute. If you want to raise awareness of these templates, you should refrain from publishing them and use a link to my blog instead.


The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of Artois Translations and do not necessarily reflect those of other professionals in the localisation industry. I make strong efforts to make sure the information is accurate, but I cannot guarantee that it’s always correct, complete or up-to-date. Information on my blog “Vertaalambities” reflects my personal experience and should not be considered legal or financial advice. I encourage everyone to consult several sources and carry out due diligence before making decisions. I do not accept any responsibility for your use of any information or links on my website.

Any information about my services, including rates, is for general information purposes only. I take pride in tailoring my services to your needs and as a consequence, the offer you receive may be different from what is described on my website. Do not hesitate to reach out to me to learn more.