Accountancy Europe has its registered office at Avenue d’Auderghem 22-28/8, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. We are registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under company number 0430.069.789.
To fulfil our mission of representing our members from 50 professional organisations that count for 1 million professional accountants, auditors and advisors, we collect, hold, disclose and otherwise process personal data. Pursuant to applicable data protection and privacy legislation, we qualify as the “data controller” with respect to the personal data that we process.
Your privacy counts and we strive to protect your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and more specifically with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and with the applicable national legislation.
In the context of our mission, we collect personal data relating to:
We may collect information about you in various ways:
We may collect the following information about you:
|Personal identification data||Name, address, telephone number, email address or other contact details|
|Electronic identification data||Surfing behaviour (see below re our website cookies) and tracking results of our e-mailings (we track whether you have received, opened or clicked on our e-mails)|
|Financial transactions||Payment overviews, proof of payment, amounts paid or due, etc.|
|Personal characteristics||Age, gender, nationality, areas of expertise, elements of evaluation of (potential) speakers, etc.|
|Lifestyle and areas of interest||Dietary requirements|
|Information regarding travel and movements||Information on previous whereabouts, travels, etc.|
|Social contacts||Information on business partners and other contacts|
|Employment and functions exercised||Current functions and/or previous functions, participation to working committees, information about your position with one of our members, etc.|
|Use of media||Use of media and communication methods|
|Photos and videos||Photos and videos made at events, meetings, etc.|
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
For member administration and member communication, we process certain personal data of members’ representatives as required for the proper execution of our mission.
For information-sharing purposes via electronic mailings, we base the processing of your data as per the consent you have provided us with. You may update your preferences at any time or unsubscribe via the link available in all mailings.
In all other cases, the processing of personal data is based on our legitimate interests to analyse website statistics, to improve the content and quality of our website and to conduct research and surveys.
We may share your personal data with third parties, such as partner organisations with whom we organise events and service providers we use (e.g. IT service providers).
Where relevant, contractual safeguards are implemented to ensure the protection of your personal data when disclosing your personal data to a third party.
Your personal data will never be rented or sold to third parties for commercial purposes. Your data may be transferred or processed to US-based IT service providers. We make sure that these providers comply with the data protection laws and are part of the Privacy Shield.
Your personal data will not be stored for longer than necessary in relation to the purposes for which we process them (we refer to the purposes as listed above). Afterwards they might still be found in our back-ups or archives, but will no longer be actively processed in a file.
More specifically, we apply the following retention guidelines:
Only where we are legally obliged to, or where it is necessary for defending our interests in the context of judicial proceedings (e.g. in case of a dispute), we will store the personal data for longer periods. More information on our retention periods is available upon simple request.
We have implemented administrative, technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the specific risks that we have identified. We thereby strive to protect your personal data (to the extent reasonably possible) against destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
Further, we seek to ensure that we keep your personal data accurate and up to date. In view thereof, we kindly request you to inform us of any changes to your personal data (such as a change in your contact details).
Under certain conditions, you have the legal right under articles 15-22 of the GDPR to:
To read more about these rights, please go to the website of the Belgian Data Protection Authority here. In principle you may exercise these rights free of charge. Where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive we may however charge a reasonable fee.
You can exercise these rights by contacting us at [email protected]. A proof of identity may be required.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your Data Protection Authority. The Belgian Data Protection Authority can be reached at this link.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer or mobile device via your browser. We use performance cookies (Google Analytics, ClickDimensions web analytics and AddThis social sharing widget) and social media buttons on our website.
Performance cookies placed by Google Analytics (_ga, _gat) collect navigation information for statistical purposes and help us improve our website and user experience. The storage period is 26 months for Google Analytics, but Accountancy Europe only receives geolocalisation data and no IP address. Please visit this link to learn more about how Google processes such data and about the possible transfer of your cookie data (to Google data centres) outside the European Economic Area. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit this page.
AddThis (_atuvc, _atuvs) stores an updated page share count. AddThis retains these data for up to 13 months. AddThis data is collected online and indirectly identifies users. This data includes, for example IP address and geo-location data derived from this IP address. Please visit this page to learn more about how AddThis processes such data and about the possible transfer of your cookie data to data centres outside the European Economic Area.
Our ‘cookie consent banner’ will register your consent to all cookies above. If you do not consent, you can adapt your cookie settings accordingly, and your surfing behaviour is made anonymous.
All major internet browsers offer the option to manage the cookies that were installed on your computer or mobile device. In addition, you can set your mobile or browser to get a notification every time you receive a cookie on your device, so that you can decide whether you wish to accept this cookie or not.
Please note that when you disable certain cookies of which we are making use, certain parts of our website might no longer function properly, and you will no longer enjoy an optimal user experience.