Personal data protection policy


1.       Permission

The Benelux Secretariat General does not collect, use or distribute personal data without your permission. For this reason we ask you for your express permission. By using the website you agree that the Benelux Secretariat General may collect and process your personal data in accordance with these provisions.


2.       Who is responsible for processing your data?

The Benelux Secretariat General is responsible for the processing of your personal data.

The Benelux Secretariat-General

KBO number: 0923971520

Address: Rue de la Régence 39, 1000 Brussels


3.       Why do we collect this data ?

The following personal data are collected: name, first name, sex, address, e-mail address, organization, language, photos, etc.

Your data is collected solely for the following purposes:

-          sending a newsletter and brochures by mail;

-          publication of photographs in the context of Benelux activities.


4.       For whom are these data intended?

Your personal data are intended solely for the Benelux Secretariat and for the sole purpose of our communication needs.

The Benelux Secretariat General also has an Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account. Your photos may be published on these social networks.


5.       Where do we store your data?

Your data is stored in secure data centres in Belgium and the Netherlands.


6.       How long will your data be stored?

Your data will be kept for 2 years. They will be destroyed afterwards.


7.       Use of cookies and other tracking technology?

This website uses functional and analytical cookies (Google Analytics).

We do this to collect anonymous information about the pages that users visit on our website and to see which pages are performing well on the website. We also track which information the browser shares.

Navigation data may be transferred abroad in accordance with Google Analytics terms of use.


8.       Security of your data

The data controller has implemented the security measures appropriate to data processing operations in order to ensure their confidentiality, integrity and availability (during collection, retention, transmission and destruction).


9.       Access to your personal information - right of erasure - complaint

You have the right to request access, rectification or erasure of your personal data.

You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent given prior to its withdrawal.

Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.


10.   Contact us

For all your questions related to your privacy concerns, please email: Your question will be handled by our data protection officer.