Cookie Policy

EGEC is committed to protecting your privacy. When we process personal data, we observe the rules laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. This privacy statement (together with our terms of use) explains how we collect and use your personal data and which rights and options you have in this respect. 

Our data representative for the purpose of the GDPR is Philippe Dumas, which you can contact at

What data do we collect?

We collect information about you when you voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter, fill in forms on our website, or require further information and services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Website usage information is collected using cookies.

How and why do we process the data?

We collect information about you to process your inquiry and, if you signed up to the news service, to email you about news that we think may be of interest to you.

We also use information to:

  • Ensure you a smooth navigation experience on our website.
  • Administer our site or subscription services and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
  • Provide services and allow you to participate interactively in the case of a membership subscription.
  • Notify you about important changes to your subscription or our contacts with you.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and improvement. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

EGEC will not share your information with third party marketers without your consent. We may however use named third-party service providers to process and store user data.

What third party service providers do we use?

We may use the following third-party service providers to process and store your data:

  • Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), which we use to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. Read their privacy policy.
  • Google Analytics (provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), which we use for web analysis of details on your visit to our website, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. We do not use Google Analytics for targeted advertising services.
  • Dropbox, which we sometimes use for collaboration with partners in European projects. Read their privacy policy.
  • Novabee, a Belgium based company which manages our IT infrastructure.
  • Eventbrite, which we occasionally use for attendee management and registration to events. Read their privacy policy.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer’s hard disk to personalise your user experience and facilitate subsequent visits to our site, such as those from Google Analytics. You can disable cookies through the settings of the browser software used; though, by doing so, you acknowledge that your visits to our site may not run as smoothly. For more information on cookies, click here.

How do we protect your data?

We have put in place security procedures and technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Members’ accounts require a username and password to log in. You must keep your username and password secure, and never disclose it to a third party.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us at We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Therefore, you may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

If you have consented to receive email campaigns, you may opt out at any time at a later date. If you no longer wish to be contacted, or fear a violation, please send an email to

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy notice was last updated in May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you at

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