Privacy Policy 2016-11-16T11:49:50+00:00


1. About ICC

The International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (ICC Belgium) is the Brussels-based committee of the world business organization, the only representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world. ICC Belgium was founded in 1920, one year after Belgium was one of the five founding countries of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Today ICC groups thousands of member companies and associations from over 120 countries.

ICC Belgium is located at Stuiversstraat 8 rue des Sols, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. We can be reached by phone at +32 2 515 09 33.

If you want to know more about ICC Belgium, please visit the Who We Are gateway of the ICC Belgium website at

2. ICC’s Privacy Statement

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information on the ICC Belgium website, including any mobile versions or related mobile applications, collectively called ICC Belgium Sites, accessible on: ICC Belgium encourages you to carefully read this Privacy Policy.

By visiting the ICC Belgium Sites and providing information to ICC Belgium, you acknowledge that you have been informed and you consent to the Privacy Policy, including with regard to ICC Belgium’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information which may be collected when you subscribe to ICC Belgium’s email alerts and newsletters, when you register for ICC Belgium’s events and trainings, or when you ask for any other products and services provided by ICC Belgium. If you do not wish your personal information to be used by ICC Belgium in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us this information.

3. What Information is Collected and How It Is Used

Nature of information collected

In order to receive ICC  Belgium newsletters or information on ICC Belgium products and services, to contact ICC Belgium for any questions or comments, to request ICC Belgium products and services, or to register for ICC Belgium events and trainings, you may choose to provide some personal information. The categories of personal information that ICC Belgium may collect for the processing purposes described hereto are: family name, first name, organization, position, activity, main centre of interest, address, postal code, country, phone, fax, website, and email.


ICC Belgium, or third parties on its behalf, may use the personal information that you provide:

      • to process and respond to your questions and/or inquiries, and
      • to deliver you newsletters, emails, or other communications relating to products and services that you may be interested in;
      • to provide you with any ICC services and products.

ICC Belgium, or third parties on its behalf, may also use certain information you provide in an aggregate and anonymous form for internal business and planning purposes, such as statistics.


Protecting your privacy and your information is a priority at ICC Belgium. ICC Belgium has taken reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and alteration. However, please be aware that no data transmission over the internet or storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. ICC Belgium can only take steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access. Each individual using the internet can take steps to help protect his/ her personal information and further minimize the likelihood that a security incident may occur.

Cookies and session cookies

Subject to your prior explicit consent where such consent is required by the applicable law in your jurisdiction, ICC Belgium Sites use “cookies” (i.e., small text files which are downloaded to a user’s device when visiting the ICC Belgium Sites) in order to make easier for users to navigate around the ICC Belgium Sites and improve the quality of the ICC Belgium Sites. Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the ICC Belgium Sites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the ICC Sites or making pages load properly. You can disable cookies by changing your web browser settings.

General information on cookies

On 26 May 2011 a new EU originated law came into effect that requires website owners to be more transparent regarding their usage of cookies on websites. ICC Belgium uses cookies to save your logged in status and track that you have visited the site. This is useful for you and means that you do not have to login to access your preferences each time you visit the ICC Belgium website. This is also useful for us as it helps us gauge how many users have visited our site. By using you the consent that you allow us to use cookies in this way, if you do not consent to this, you may disable these cookies through your browser.

4. Disclosure of Information

ICC Belgium does not disclose your personal data to third parties, except to the ICC Belgium global network, business partners and service providers, or except as may be required by any applicable law, regulation, or governmental request or to protect the rights of ICC Belgium. Access to your information may be granted to such third parties as needed to perform their assistance or services. Yet ICC Belgium does not authorize third parties to use or to transfer your information for any other purposes.

Transfer of personal data outside the European Union

As an international organization with a global network, ICC Belgium may need to transfer and process your information (personal and non-personal) internationally for the above mentioned purposes as described in the article 3 of this Privacy Policy.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of your personal information through the ICC Belgium Sites represents an express consent to such transfer and processing.

5. Rights to Unsubscribe of to Access the Information

How to unsubscribe from the ICC Belgium newsletters

If you no longer wish to receive any kind of communications from ICC  Belgium (e.g. newsletters or ICC Belgium news flash, you may opt out by cancelling your subscription on the ICC Belgium Site through the link sent in each email you receive from ICC Belgium, or by sending an email to

How to access and update your information

The collected information is necessary for your registration and, more generally, for the purposes described in the article 3 of this Privacy Policy. They are subject to data processing at ICC Belgium. Pursuant to the European Directive 95/46/EC, you will benefit from the right to access and the right to rectify data regarding your personal information. If you wish to exercise these rights and obtain all relevant information, please contact us at

6. Links to Other Sites

The ICC Belgium Sites may contain links to or from a number of third party websites (hereinafter referred to as “Third Party Sites”). ICC Belgium doest not, in any way, control or operate the Third Party Sites. ICC Belgium is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, policies or actions of the Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to general information processed by the ICC Belgium Sites, pursuant to information collected on ICC Belgium Sites. The use of any information you may provide to third parties on Third Party Sites, or which such parties may otherwise collect on other websites, is not governed by this Privacy Policy.

7. Social Networks

Social media plug-ins of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google plus or services with user-generated content features are integrated on the ICC Belgium Sites. Where the ICC Sites contain a plug-in to a social network site, these are clearly marked (e.g. with a Facebook button). If you choose to click on one of these buttons or links, your browser connects directly to the servers of the relevant social network. The other website’s privacy policy applies to any personal information you provide to that website. If you do not want the social network to collect the information about you, please review the privacy policy of the relevant social network and/or log out of the relevant social network before you visit the ICC Belgium Site.

8. Intellectual Property (IP) / Content

All content displayed on the ICC Belgium Sites, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, sounds, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of ICC Belgium or ICC or its content suppliers and is protected by the Belgian and/or foreign applicable laws.

Registered trademarks of ICC Belgium are marks indicated on the ICC Belgium Sites and include licensors, in Belgium and other countries. All other trademarks that appear on the ICC Belgium Sites are the property of their respective owners.

You are prohibited from using, without permission, any of the marks, trademarks, trade names, service names, logos or other propriety graphic appearing throughout the ICC Belgium Sites. For more information, please ask us.

9. Updates to Privacy Policy

To the extent permitted by applicable law in your jurisdiction, ICC Belgium may from time to time revise or update this Privacy Policy. You agree to be bound by such modifications or updates. If we make material revisions to the way we collect or use your personal information such that we are using it for purposes that you have not consented to, we will notify you of the changes and, as the case may be, ask for your explicit consent.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the internet, accessible through the ICC Belgium Sites. By continuing to use the ICC Belgium Sites following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.