Privacy policy & Disclaimer

This website ( is administered by Flanders DC with its registered office at Diestsevest 76, 3000 Leuven. For all questions, comments or any complaints, you can reach us at the email address

By visiting or using this website, you agree to the privacy policy and conditions of use described in this disclaimer.

About this privacy policy

We care about protecting your privacy and personal data. In this privacy policy we will explain as transparently as possible which data we collect from you, why, and what we will do with this data. Please read this policy carefully and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

This privacy policy applies to all services provided by Flanders DC:

  • The online services of Flanders DC: websites, applications and internet services giving you access to the content of Flanders DC;
  • All other services with which you come into contact, such as counselling interviews, competitions, events, etc.

This privacy policy is the responsibility of Flanders DC, with its registered office at Diestsevest 76, 3000 Leuven. For any questions, comments or any complaints, please contact us via the above email address.

We may adjust our policy at certain times. We will communicate the amended terms as clearly as possible; they will take effect from the moment that they have been announced. In the event of important changes, we will inform you personally as much as possible and, if necessary, ask for your permission again.

The collection of personal data

Why do we collect your personal data?

We collect your personal data to be able to offer our users even better services.
With some personal details, we get to know our users better and we can ensure that we tailor our services as much as possible to your needs. In addition, we can use these personal details to easily contact you.

How does Flanders DC collect your data?

When you participate in a special campaign or promotion, you will be required to provide certain personal details. Your personal details will also be requested when you participate in a competition or when you download additional information. These data will be stored in our system.

Data we collect from you is stored in our system and treated in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 27 April 2016 and with the law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data. Flanders DC takes the best possible security measures to prevent third parties from abusing your personal data. In the event of a breach of our IT systems, Flanders DC will immediately take all possible actions to minimize the damage.

Flanders DC gives you the following guarantees:

  • Your personal data is only collected and processed to provide the information you requested or to realize the service you require (based on your permission and / or the implementation of an agreement) or to monitor visitor behavior so that we can optimize our service (on the grounds of a legitimate interest).
  • The processing of your personal data is limited to the intended objective. The data will only be kept for as long as necessary to be able to deliver our services, in accordance with the principles of the GDPR, or for the period necessary to meet the legal requirements (including in the field of accounting).
  • Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties who participate in the services provided via this website, within the European Economic Area. Flanders DC requires these recipients to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to protect personal data.

By entering your data on the website, you agree that Flanders DC will store this data on the servers that are owned or controlled by Flanders DC or its subcontractors. You further agree that we can store, use and scan copies of your data for a limited time: for technical maintenance, for testing and improving the website.

It is always possible to submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority if you believe that your personal data is being processed incorrectly.

What data are involved?

We only collect data that provide us with information about the services you use, and how. For example, we store your first and last name, email address, address and telephone number to be able to contact you more easily in connection with orders and invoices. We also save your IP address to be able to verify your identity and save your preferences. In addition, we save log file data (such as pages opened, mouse clicks, date and time of your visit, browser, etc.) and device details (such as IP address, brand, type, operating system, etc.).

In this way, we can adjust our services based on your needs and interests. This means that we can show you content that is specifically relevant to you and we get more insight into how our services are used. We use cookies and similar technologies for this purpose. You can find more information about this in our cookie policy

We specifically save the following data:

  • First and last name and gender
    • To be able to address you personally in subsequent communication, we like to use your personal data. These are also necessary to be able to register your order.
  • Address
    • We will give you most quotations in person or send them by email. But we will send some information to your home address.
  • Telephone number
    • We may need to contact you with regard to your order. We will certainly call you if there are any questions about an order or to follow up. Sometimes we will call you after you have received a quotation to check if everything is clear. We may also call you after completion of an order to check if everything has been to your satisfaction.
  • IP address
    • If possible, we look at your IP address online so that we can remember your preferences and offer you advice accordingly.
  • Email address
    • You will receive an email about your quotation, invoice and the orders that you have placed. You will also receive newsletters via email. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters and offers, you can easily unsubscribe via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
  • Publicly available professional information
    • If the realisation of our services so requires (e.g. to be able to provide high-quality advice), we reserve the right to search for and document publicly available information about you or your company (e.g. on your own website, in the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises, in the Central Balance Sheet Office of the National Bank, etc.).

Personal data that we receive from third parties

When you log into our services via a social media account, you agree that this account shares your personal data with us. This means basic information such as your name, email address, date of birth, place of residence and gender, but also data with regard to your behaviour on social network sites. You can manage the sharing options for your personal data via the settings of the relevant social media.

What do we use your data for?

  • To provide you with high-quality services.
  • To show you personalised content and advertisements.
  • To be able to recognise you as a registered user.
  • To analyse and improve our services.
  • To keep you informed about what we offer.

Will your personal data be passed on to third parties?

We will not simply sell on your data to third parties, but in certain circumstances third parties will be given access to your data, such as

  • Social networks;
  • Flanders DC’s service providers, such as IT and infrastructure suppliers;
  • Partner organisations for certain events or services. In that case this wil always be mentioned at the place where your data is being asked. 

How to request, view or delete your personal data

You may review the personal data we process about you at any time and where necessary, have any incomplete or incorrect details changed. In addition, you can ask for your personal data to be safely deleted if you wish.

Would you like to view, change or have your personal data deleted from our system? No problem – simply send your request by email to We will respond to your request as specifically and accurately as possible.

Terms of use for this website

The use of the website is subject to the following general terms and conditions. You are deemed to take note of them and to accept them without reservation.

Use of the website

Flanders DC pays a great deal of attention and care to the website and strives to ensure that all of the information is as complete, correct, understandable, accurate and up-to-date as possible. Despite continuous efforts, Flanders DC cannot guarantee that the information is complete, correct, accurate or up-to-date. If there are shortcomings in the information provided on this website, Flanders DC shall make every effort to correct it as soon as possible.

Hyperlinks and references

This website contains links to websites that are managed by third parties. Flanders DC does not have any technical or content-related control or authority over these websites and can therefore not offer any guarantees with regard to the completeness or correctness of the content, nor the availability of these websites and sources of information. The hyperlinks to other sites do not imply any endorsement of the external site or its content. The links are offered for information purposes and for your convenience. Flanders DC is therefore not liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the consultation or use of external websites and their content.

Responsibility for the website

On the website you will find information provided by third parties. Flanders DC rejects any form of liability based on the content of the website. The information on the website offers no guarantee of quality.

Flanders DC is bound by an obligation of best intents with regard to the advice it offers. What you do with the advice remains your responsibility. 

Intellectual property rights

The website is made by Flanders DC and is based on the Belgian and Benelux legislation on Intellectual Property. Flanders DC retains all intellectual property rights to the Website and to the information made available. Nothing of the content of the website can be taken over without permission of Flanders DC. Attempts have been made to coordinate all intellectual rights of text and images with interested parties. Those who feel that they have additional rights are invited to contact Flanders DC via

You have the right to consult the information on the website, to download it for personal use and to reproduce it, provided you mention the source, in accordance with the provisions of the law of 30 June 1994 concerning copyright and neighbouring rights. However, this authorisation does not apply to the texts for which restrictions on use are explicitly mentioned. The reproduction or use of multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.) always requires prior authorisation. About the reproduction of the information, please contact the site administrator via 

Updates to this privacy statement and terms of use

In some cases, we will adjust this privacy policy as a result of changes to our services, client feedback, or changes to privacy laws.

Last update: 01/11/2021