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Privacy statement


This document contains information about how your personal data will be processed on this website.


Belgian Data Spaces Alliance is an initiative of IMEC vzw, Agoria, KULeuven, Agence du Numérique, Datanutsbedrijf, and Ditigal Flanders. 


For this website, IMEC vzw, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 LEUVEN , is responsible for the processing of your personal data. IMEC values your privacy and processes your personal information in accordance with the GDPR and local privacy legislation.


For more information and questions about how Imec handles your personal data you can contact the DPO from Imec via

What data do we collect?

The website collects following personal data about you:

  • First name

  • Last name

  • Company

  • Email

  • IP address (see cookie policy on the website)

Should you provide us with personal data of a colleague or another individual, we advise you to inform this individual about this and refer to this privacy statement.


Purpose of collecting your personal data


Your personal data is collected to be able to provide you with the requested services and information. This can be


  • To be able to contact you when you request more information or when you have completed the ‘stay up-to-date’ form. 

  • When you accept the cookies, to be able to track your surfing behavior (see cookie policy).


What is the legal ground for this process activity?


Your personal data will be collected based on your consent. By completing the contact form, you provide us with consent to collect and process your personal data. When you provide us with contact information of another individual, you need to have consent from this individual. 


You can withdraw your consent at any time. This withdrawal has as a consequence that your personal data will be removed.


Providing us with your personal data is not obligatory, but certain services will not be possible without this information.


How long will your personal data be stored?


Your personal data will not be kept longer than required for the purpose for which they were collected. This means that your personal data will be deleted 5 years after last registered activity (such as open mail, request documentation, etc.). 


When you request your personal data to be deleted or when you withdraw your consent, you personal data will also be deleted. 


Who will have access to your personal data?


Your personal data can be shared with the other partners in this initiative for the sole purpose of keeping you informed about our activities. 


Your personal data can be shared with service providers with whom we work to provide our services, such as mail providers or website creation and hosting services.


IMEC will ensure that your data has proper protection at all times and hence it will only be sent to countries or corporations that are able to guarantee equivalent protection.


Your rights


You have following rights related to the processing activities:

  • You have the right to access your personal data;

  • You have the right to correct your personal data;

  • You have the right to have your personal data deleted;

  • You have the right to withdraw your consent.


You can exercise your rights via the contact form on the website here. Or you can direct your request direct your request directly at


If you disagree with this privacy statement you can also contact us at


You can also file a complaint with the Belgian Privacy authority. 




To make all imec's websites work properly, we make use of small data files called cookies. 


What are cookies?


A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.


What cookies do we use?


We don’t use cookies for any commercial use. 

We use:

-           Functional and essential cookies

-           Analytical cookies

-           Marketing and commercial cookies

-           Social media cookies 

The website uses the Wix website content management system, which uses the following cookie types:


How to control cookies


On your first visit, you will see a pop-up.

You can prevent non-essential cookies from being stored or remove non-essential cookies already stored by adjusting your preferences in the cookiewall that pops up at the beginning of your first visit to our website. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.




IMEC VZW, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven

DPO: Klaas Ghesquiere ( 


You can find more information about how Imec handles your personal data here

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