The legal notices

By visiting the site of the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut, you acknowledge that you have read the present legal notices.

Private sphere and data protection

You can browse our site without being obliged to provide any personal information whatsoever. Your personal details will only be requested via our contact form or via registration for the newsletter.

When you enter your details, we will retain them in our Database which is only accessible by our departments at the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut, in order to send you, as needs be, tourism information about our region or our promotions. In compliance with the law of 8 December 1992 relating to the protection of the private sphere with regard to the handling of data of a personal nature, you have a right to access these data and a right to correct or delete these data by simple request. We will not supply or sell your data to other companies at any time. This guarantees you protection against any form of commercial “brainwashing” or any malicious use of your data (spam, etc.). Moreover, by visiting this site, you grant the right to the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut to use internally, for the purposes of analysis, statistics and tourism promotion, data of a technical nature which is gathered by the Tourism Federation.

Protection of intellectual rights on the site and its contents.

The Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut reserves all intellectual property rights on its site. All rights concerning the content and architecture of this site, and in particular but not exclusively concerning photos, texts, logos, lay-out, drawings, slogans, commercial names and other elements of this site are reserved. They are protected by national and international legislative and regulatory texts, which must imperatively be complied with by every visitor to the site. Except in the event of prior and written authorisation by the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut or by potential other rights-holders, all reproduction or utilisation for public execution of this site and of its contents, by whatever means this may be, are prohibited.

Information contained on the site.

The Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut is a member of the Tour-I-Wal platform set up by the General Tourism Commission. Information encoded in the P.I.V.O.T. database is therefore shared among various tourism operators for the purposes of promotion according to the formalities set down by the agreement jointly signed by the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut and the General Tourism Commission. We have taken the greatest care when putting together tourism details as well as editing the texts on this site. However, the site does not declare itself to be exhaustive and the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut selects the range that it wishes to highlight for the purposes of promotion. The information contained on this site has to a large extent been supplied by different tourism operators via the PIVOT shared database. The Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut carries out the promotion of activities about which it has been informed and which it has selected. It cannot be held responsible for potential errors, inaccuracies or changes arising between publication on the present site and the physical visit. You will notice that this site is under continuous development and, as time goes by, will be supplied more and more via a continuous feed from its new database. We apologise for any – temporary – shortcomings in the data contained on this site, and we ask that you contact us in the event of questions. Under no circumstances can the responsibility of the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut be invoked as a result of the use of the information contained on this site or of the absence of specific information.

Photo credits: 

Photos: C. Carpentier/ et plus spécifiquement - Picardie Belge : Maison du Tourisme de la Picardie / Syndicat d’initiative - Tournaisis : Samuel Dhote / Fabrice Gallez / Matthieu Langrand / Carlo Bassi / Michel Fischer / Parc Naturel des Plaines de l'Escaut - Région de Mons : Maison du Tourisme de la Région de Mons/ / Pro Vélo - Parc des Canaux et Châteaux : Maison du Tourisme Parc des Canaux et Châteaux/ Bernard Vanroye / C. Carpentier / P. Dautez / Secteur horeca et hôtellerie - Val de Sambre et Thudinie : Maisons du Tourisme Val de Sambre et Thudinie / Empain/ MICM - Pays de Charleroi : Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Charleroi/ Ville de Charleroi (Luc Denruyter, Mireille Simon, ...) - Botte du Hainaut : F. Hardy / L’Imagerie / F. Balsacq - Alex Kouprianoff et Aerialmedia :
- Picardie Belge : Maison du Tourisme de la Picardie / Syndicat d’initiative 
- Tournaisis : Samuel Dhote / Fabrice Gallez / Matthieu Langrand / Carlo Bassi / Michel Fischer
/ Parc Naturel des Plaines de l'Escaut
- Région de Mons : Maison du Tourisme de la Région de Mons/ / Pro Vélo 
- Parc des Canaux et Châteaux : Maison du Tourisme Parc des Canaux et Châteaux/ Bernard Vanroye / C. Carpentier / P. Dautez / Secteur horeca et hôtellerie 
- Val de Sambre et Thudinie : Maisons du Tourisme Val de Sambre et Thudinie / Empain/ MICM
- Pays de Charleroi : Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Charleroi/ Ville de Charleroi (Luc Denruyter, Mireille Simon, ...) 
- Botte du Hainaut : F. Hardy / L’Imagerie / F. Balsacq
- Alex Kouprianoff et Aerialmedia

The photos on this site may not, under any circumstances, be used for commercial aims. These photos are only there to illustrate our site. Any abusive utilisation, be it to illustrate an internet site or to make any form of use of it for commercial aims, will invoke the responsibility of the user and legal prosecutions. All images are the sole property of the photographer.

Responsible publisher.

The Internet site www.visithainaut.be is managed by the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut under the chairmanship of Ms Fabienne Capot, Provincial Deputy, and the Directorship of Monsieur Jean-Michel Maes.

Policy as concerns external links.

The Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut uses external links in order to make its site interactive and cannot under any circumstances be held responsible for their content, or errors in the site addresses or in the domain names appearing there. The authorisation to insert a link is valid for all formats, with the exception of those broadcasting information of a political, religious, xenophobic nature or which can attack the sensibility of a majority of persons.

Technical problems.

Despite agreed efforts to avoid as far as possible any interruption due to technical problems, the Tourism Federation of the Province of Hainaut declines all responsibility as a result of interruption to services or other technical problems.

Funding.

The project has been realised with the financial support of the General Tourism Commission. The Commissariat Général au Tourisme (CGT) Avenue Gouverneur Bovesse, 74 5100 Jambes represented by: General Tourism Commissioner and Mr Daniel Danloy, Director - Directorship of Tourism Products and NTIC.