Privacy Policy

The IED complies with the privacy legislation of EU's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible according to Article 13 GDPR

Institute of European Democrats
Administrateur Délégué: Mikel BURZAKO
Rue Montoyer 25
1000 Brussels

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact:

Does the IED collect personal data?

The IED does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily. These data can be in particular email addresses used when you contact us through this website or by subscribing to our newsletter service. None of these data will be shared with third parties without an explicit consent.

These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of processing your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDRP. After processing your request, the data will be deleted, unless there is another legal basis for storage.

What personal data does the IED process?

The IED only collects the personal data needed to carry out a service requested by you. Depending on the service that you request from the IED, we collect different types of personal data, which we limit strictly.

We need the following data to provide you with an appropriate service: If you want to subscribe to our newsletter service we need your Email address.

We use Mailchimp as our newsletter tool. By subscribing you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy policy here.

When and why does the IED process personal data?

The IED only processes these data if you have explicitly given your permission for this;

or, if we are legally obliged to process the data (e.g. your national registration number to issue a tax certificate);

or, if it is necessary in the public interest or for a legitimate purpose (e.g. displaying organisations and persons who have received financial support on our website).

How does the IED treat personal data?

Data about persons who are minors and sensitive personal data are always treated as confidential and never made public.

Your data are only used for the service you have requested (unless the conditions described in the paragraph above are met).

For example, if you subscribe for our newsletter, we will only use your details to send you this newsletter. Our newsletter also gives you the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time.

We never pass on your contact details to third parties for commercial purposes.

How long does the IED keep personal data?

The IED undertakes to keep your data for no longer than is necessary for the provision of our services within the context for which we collected the data.

Does the IED keep my personal data safe?

Your data are processed in a way that is safe. We use measures to protect your data from unauthorised access, use, loss or publication. These measures are tested on a regular basis and updated if necessary.

The IED works with a specialised partners to make the websites and other servers secure.

If any incident should nevertheless arise involving your data, you will be personally informed under the circumstances stipulated by law.

The number of employees who have access to your data is very limited.

What can I do about my own personal data?

You have the right to be 'forgotten'. To request this, please contact

You can access any of your personal data that are processed by the IED, view the data and correct or delete any data that are incorrect or incomplete. You can demand to update or delete your personal details.

If you consider that your data have been handled incorrectly, you can submit a complaint to the supervisory authority of Belgium.

Cookie policy

The IED uses cookies to make your browsing experience on its website easier and more pleasant and to match the content better to your needs and preferences.

Legislation regarding cookies

The IED uses cookies to make your use of this website easier and more pleasant, as well as adapting the website content to your needs and preferences. If you wish, you can refuse installation of cookies, but if you do, some parts of our website will not work perfectly. If you continue to visit our website without changing your cookie settings and if you click on the 'Allow all' button on the first visit on this website, we will assume that you have agreed for cookies to be installed.

Our policy regarding cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website server installs in the browser on your computer or mobile device when you consult the website. The cookie contains a unique code that enables it to recognise your browser when it visits the website (known as a session cookie), or on later repeated visits (called a permanent cookie). Cookies can be installed by the server of the website that you visit or by partners that this website works with. The server of a website can only read cookies that it has installed itself; it has no access to any other information on your computer or mobile device. Cookies on your computer or on your mobile device are stored in your browser folder. A cookie generally contains the name of the server that installed the cookies, an expiry date and a unique numerical code. Cookies generally ensure easier and faster interaction between the visitor and the website and help the visitor to browse from one part of a website to another.

You may use your browser settings to refuse installation of cookies. You can find out how to refuse the installation of cookies in the most commonly used browsers by consulting the following website:

Google Analytics

With your consent this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses 'cookies' (text files that are installed on your computer) to help to analyse how people who browse the internet are using the website. The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie (including your anonymized IP address) is transferred by Google to servers in the United States and kept there. Google uses this information to remember how you use the website, produce reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if the third parties are processing the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data available to Google.

For further information on this service service please check the privacy policy by Google.

To opt-out directly of Google Analytics on this website please click on the following link:

Opt-out of Google Analytics

You can remove cookies that have already been installed on your computer or mobile device at any time in your browser settings. The data collection and storage by Google Analytics can, at any time, be withdrawn with future effect here:

Links to Social Media platforms

The personal data collected by the social media platforms linked on the website is exclusively within their responsibility.

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