EuroGOOS Data Privacy Policy

EuroGOOS is an international non-profit association under the Belgian law with registered office at 29 Rue Vautier, 1000 Brussels, with the Register of Legal Entities in Brussels under the number 0521.723.012 (“EuroGOOS”). EuroGOOS attaches great importance to protecting personal data and maintaining privacy. This Privacy Statement (“Statement”) describes the personal information we may collect from visitors of the EuroGOOS website and subscribers to the EuroGOOS activities and newsletter.

Scope of this Statement

Pursuant to the regulatory requirements laid out under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the national privacy legislation (including but not limited to the Belgian Law of 30 July 2018 concerning the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data), for EuroGOOS will collect and process data in line with the following principles:

  • All personal data will be collected and processed for specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes only;
  • All personal data will be collected and processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner;
  • All personal data collected and processed will be adequate, relevant, and limited to the necessities of the purpose for which it is to be processed;
  • All personal data collected and processed will be accurate and up-to-date;
  • All personal data will not be kept longer than needed to perform the purpose for which that personal data was collected and processed;
  • All personal data will be collected and processed through appropriate measures, including safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of all personal data from theft, unlawful processing, accidental destruction, damage, or loss.

Data collection and processing

EuroGOOS will only collect and process your personal data to be able to contact you in the framework of EuroGOOS activities, circulate its newsletters, and monitor the performance of its website. We do not collect any unnecessary personal data, nor process it in any way not specified in this Statement. EuroGOOS collects and processes personal data through several channels, including the event registration forms, email communication, questions or survey conducted within specific activities, and newsletter subscriptions.


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Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.
__cfduidThe cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisementThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checbox-functionalThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
cookielawinfo-checbox-analyticsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checbox-othersThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
__stidvThis cookie is used by ShareThis. This cookie is used for sharing the content from the website to social networks.
_gatThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
__stidThe cookie is set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited, the amount of time spent, etc.
fpestidNo description

How can I control the cookie preferences?

You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “Settings” button and enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences.

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

Use of data

EuroGOOS will only use your data for the purpose indicated when you submit your data, or as detailed within this Statement. We use your data, for which you give consent, for the following purposes:

  • EuroGOOS membership: EuroGOOS members are represented by member organization delegates who are asked to provide their name, business address and email, and phone number. EuroGOOS uses this information to communicate with the members. These details are stored on the EuroGOOS corporate Dropbox for business account. You can find the Dropbox data privacy policy here.
  • Registration to events: By submitting the online registration form, you consent to the processing of the following data by EuroGOOS: first name, last name, affiliation, department, country, profession/position, and business email address. EuroGOOS will use the personal data to process your registration, communicate with you, and collect feedback. These details are stored on the EuroGOOS corporate Dropbox for business account. You can find the Dropbox data privacy policy here.
  • Subscribing to newsletter: we will collect your fist name, last name, and email to be able to send you our newsletters from which you can unsubscribe at any time through the link provided in the newsletter. The newsletters prepared via Mailchimp. You can find the Mailchimp privacy policy here.
  • Technical data: EuroGOOS may use data to measure and compile statistics on the performance of the EuroGOOS website. We only collect and use our website visitors’ data as it is necessary to provide a functional website. The website uses cookies, which store IP addresses. Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. We collect the following data in our log files for technical processes to be able to deliver our website to you and to ensure adequate access stability and security (the legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Section (1) Letter (f) of the GDPR): IP address; Enquiry date and time; Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); Enquiry content (the exact web page accessed); Access status/HTTP status code; Data volume transmitted in each case; Information of the Website generating the enquiry; Browser information; OS and its interface; Browser language and version. We may use Google analytics to analyse the traffic on our website, for which the aforementioned data are required. We do not collect your data for any other needs.

EuroGOOS may also use your personal data whenever necessary or appropriate under applicable law to: (i) respond to requests from public or government authorities; (ii) comply with legal processes; (iii) protect our privacy, rights, safety, and property; (iv) enable us to pursue any legal remedies available, or to limit damages and liability against EuroGOOS. For the abovementioned purposes, the processing is based on the consent of the participant [article 6.1 a) of GDPR].

Sharing personal data with third parties

EuroGOOS may communicate your personal information to external contractors/service providers (e.g. IT service providers who help manage events or website developers) which are the processors. EuroGOOS only uses processors providing sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures in such a manner that processing will meet the requirements of the GDPR.

In the case images and recordings are published on social media accounts, third party may process the personal data for their own purposes. In this regard, please read their privacy notice. If you do not want your image or voice to be recorded and published in the framework of your participation in the EuroGOOS activities, please contact us at

EuroGOOS will neither share nor disclose your personal data without your consent, other than for the purposes outlined in this Statement or where legally required to do so.

Protecting and safeguarding your data

All personal data collected will be internally processed by EuroGOOS staff members and stored on servers which abide by the EuroGOOS security rules and standards.

Verifying, modifying, or deleting your personal data

You have the right to access, rectify, and erase your personal data as well as to restrict or object the processing of your personal data. You have the right to data portability. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any moment. The withdrawal of you consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. You can exercise these rights by sending an e-mail to and EuroGOOS will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, if it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

EuroGOOS informs you that you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority should any of your rights be violated. The contact details are as followed: Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit, Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussel, e-mail: (