Privacy statement website brus​selsmu​se​ums​.be

This Privacy Statement applies to the website www​.brus​selsmu​se​ums​.be (hereinafter referred to as the Website”). The Website is operated by Brussels Museums (Brussels Museums Council asbl), with registered office at Galerie du Roi 15, 1000 Brussels, registered under company no. 0457.816.640.

A General Privacy Statement applies to our products and services.

1. Aim of this Privacy Statement

Brussels Museums cares about your privacy and always acts in this respect in accordance with the stipulations of the Belgian Law on Privacy (Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data) which will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018. In this privacy statement we would like to inform you on the processing of your personal data.

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement or about the protection of your personal data by Brussels Museums please contact us through one of the channels mentioned in title 9 of this Privacy Statement.

2. What personal data do we process?

2.1. Data that you provide us

If you wish to receive periodic communications from Brussels Museums, you explicitly grant us your permission to store and to process all personal data that you submit or confirm through our online form or through the confirmation form that we have sent your by e-mail.

2.2. Cookies

This website makes use of cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks tour browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to remember” your actions or preferences over time. We use these cookies to identify browsers, not to identify individual persons.

3. Why do we process your personal data?

3.1. Data that you provide us

The data that you provide us through our form may be used by us to deliver newsletters and/​or other communication, which:

  • give you news about the Brussels Museums.
  • invite you to events organized by Brussels Museums or its partners;
  • allow you to participate in contests and inform you regarding its proceeding and final result;
  • are necessary for us to comply with legal obligations.

By way of our newsletter form (operated by MailChimp), you may choose which type of communication you wish to receive from Brussels Museums, which can be changed at any time through our applications or by sending us your request (see contact details).

3.2. Cookies

We distinguish functional cookies and non-functional cookies.

Functional cookies are essential for the website to work. For example, a so called session’ cookie which makes sure that our website recognises you the next time you visit it;

Non-functional cookies are not essential for the website to work. For example, we use analytics cookies to analyze which parts of our website are popular and which parts could be improved. Moreover, our website uses third party cookies that help us evaluating the effectiveness of our campaigns and that are also used for our communication and marketing, for instance to present you with museum-related informational ads on social media and present you information tailored to your interests on our website or outside of our website when you navigate the web.

It is possible to manage your cookie preferences. When you block and/​or delete cookies, you may not be able to make use all of the functions of our website.

4. Transfers of personal data to third parties

To maintain and improve our services we sometimes invoke third parties, e.g. developers and IT-suppliers. Where necessary for the services provided by these third parties, your personal data may be transferred to them. We conclude contractual agreements with these third parties to ensure that they only process your personal data according to our instructions and that they always meet the same degree of security and confidentiality as we do. Brussels Museums maintains responsible for the processing operations carried out by third parties.

At the request of the government, or to comply with other legal obligations, some of your personal data may be transferred to official authorities. For example, in the context of legal proceedings or judicial investigations.

5. How long do we retain your data ?

We never retain your personal data any longer than strictly necessary to fulfil the objectives for which the personal data was originally collected (see title 2 of this Privacy Statement). In addition, we delete your personal data without undue delay at your request (see title 6 of this Privacy Statement).

6. Withdrawal of your consent and other rights regarding your personal data

Regarding your personal data, you have the right to:

  • Withdraw your consent, wholly or partially, to process personal data;
    • by revoking one, several or all preferences for receiving communication by Brussels Museums;
    • by changing your cookie preferences in your browser (see title 3 of this privacy notice);
  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request rectification of your personal data;
  • Request restriction of the processing of your personal data;
  • Request erasure of your personal data;
  • Request the portability of personal data (this means a request to transfer your data to yourself or to a diferent organisation where prescribed by law);
  • Object to the processing of your personal data;

All requests regarding the above-mentioned rights may be submitted through one of the channels mentioned in title 9 of this Privacy Statement. If we are unable to work out a suitable solution together, you have the right to file complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The contact details of the Belgian Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are available here: www​.gegevens​bescher​mingsautoriteit​.be / www​.autoritepro​tec​tion​don​nees​.be.

7. The Protection of Your Personal Data

Brussels Museums does everything within its grasp to prevent misuse, loss, theft, unauthorised access and other unwanted action regarding your personal data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your data is processed in accordance with national and European legislation and guarantee the protection of your rights. Our Data Protection Officer and Information Security Officer make sure these measures are monitored regularly and kept up to date.

8. Modification of this Privacy Statement

Brussels Museums can modify the Privacy Statement at any time. All updates and changes come into force immediately upon publication on this website. Therefore, we encourage our users to consult this Privacy Statement regularly to stay informed about the latest changes that can have an impact on you. Important changes shall be communicated through common communication channels.

Should we intend to process your personal data for purpose other than those for which the personal data has been obtained, we will inform you about these intended processing activities, their purposes and any other relevant information through common communication channels prior to the further processing.

9. Contact Information of Brussels Museums asbl (Brussels Museums Council)

Brussels Museums asbl / vzw
Galerie du Roi 15, 1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 512 77

Version published on 2023/02/22.