Acceptance of terms and conditions

Access to and use of the website VTS-SCHELDT.NET is subject to the general terms and conditions stated below.

By consulting this website and/or downloading documents from it and/or using the information provided, you are considered to have read the terms and conditions and accept them without reservations.

The terms and conditions for access to and use of the website VTS-SCHELDT.NET may be modified by the administrator at any time without prior notification. 

No rights can be derived from the access to and the use and interpretation of this website, nor from the application of the information provided.

All information on this site is of a general nature and not adapted to any personal and specific circumstances.  As a result, it may not be regarded as personal, professional or legal advice or any equivalent thereof. To obtain specific or personal advice, please contact the competent service.

Information and documents provided on or via the website may not be regarded as an authentic copy of the official texts. Only the official texts and the texts published in the Belgian Official Journal and/or the Dutch Staatscourant are valid as authentic texts and take precedence.


Access to and use of the website

The website VTS-SCHELDT.NET aims to offer information to users.

All information on this website is intended for personal use only. Users are required to acknowledge the source.

Users must not under any circumstances copy the information on this website, in whole or part, in itself or in recognisable form, for purposes other than to download, reproduce, publish or in any other way disseminate it, without the prior written consent of the administrator of the website VTS-SCHELDT.NET. The administrator is not obliged to give permission for this.


Registration and Privacy

Most of the information on this website is available even without having to leave personal information. The administrator uses cookies (see later in text) to get a better understanding of the way that users navigate through the website. This analysis is done through usage of Google Analytics. These data will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or any other purpose.

Specific data will only be stored after explicit approval of the concerned person (user of the website) for processing of these data related to particular usage:

  • Nautical messages: If a person wants to receiver regular nautical messages, then an e-mail address needs to be known by our organization so that we know where to send the messages to. Additional personal information can be registered but isn’t necessary and it will not be used.
  • AIS data: To get access to AIS data of ships operating in the area of Schelderadarketen, one needs to ask a special permission. This access will only be granted through a manual process to professional users of related government organizations or organizations with whom an agreement is signed for this specific purpose. It will only be granted to users who agree to provide the concerned e-mail address, their name and the name of the organization they need it for.


In addition to the required fields for specific functionality, supplementary personal information can be filled in, but isn’t necessary as the information isn’t of any further use to us.

How do we treat personal information?

Any introduced personal information is stored in our secured environment. This information is only accessible for colleagues who need to have access to provide the correct services to our users. It is not passed to any third party organizations. Our IT environment is secured using market conform methods and tools. Data can be used for judicial investigation if illegal acts have been committed or punishable statements have been issued. We save personal data for as long as they are necessary for the purpose for which the user has introduced them. The information will be deleted as soon as its usage becomes void. Users can leave a message on the website requesting to delete any information registered before. We also perform periodic verifications so that we can delete addresses for which there is no further usage requested.

What is our code of conduct?

Website user data will be treated in accordance with the European Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council dated April 27th 2016 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 also known as ‘general data protection regulation’ and the national legislation of Belgium and The Netherlands concerning protection of personal privacy related to processing of personal data, including actual legislation and any future changes.

Each user has access to personal data for rectification and deletion as previously mentioned. Please contact the website administrator through usage of the contact form.


Disclaimer of liability

Whilst every effort is made to prevent technical defects and to make sure the information provided is complete, correct, comprehensible, accurate and up-to-date, we cannot in any way guarantee the uninterrupted and error-free operability of the website VTS-SCHELDT.NET, nor that the information provided will not have any shortcomings.

We do not accept any liability resulting from or relating to this website, including the software and the information provided.

We do not accept any liability for the temporary or permanent unavailability, in whole or part, of this website and the information provided, nor any liability for direct or indirect damage arising from the use of this website, such as downloading, and the information provided, including, without limitation, all losses, system interruptions, damage caused to your programmes or other data on your computer system, or to your hardware, software or other.

References or links to other websites or sources which are not the property of the administrator of the website VTS-SCHELDT.NET are offered to users of this website solely for the sake of information. Therefore, the administrator does not accept any liability for the use of these websites or sources, or for any inaccuracy and/or incompleteness of the content of these other websites or sources and the use and/or interpretation thereof.

The limitation of liability has the largest scope that is allowed under general contract law on the day on which the website VTS-SCHELDT.NET is accessed and used.

This exclusion from liability is not intended to restrict liability in contravention of the applicable legislation.



This site uses so-called "cookies" for user authentication. Each time you visit this website, this information is sent back to the website administrator, which enables easier, faster and more efficient site access and navigation.

Access to and use of VTS-SCHELDT.NET, in other words, consulting this website and/or downloading documents from it and/or using the information provided, are subject to the copyrights of the Flemish Region and of Rijkswaterstaat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.



If you find any inaccuracies or other shortcomings on this website, please contact the website administrator.