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Protection of personal data

The following information relates to the protection of your personal data.
This is the data that allows you to be identified, directly or indirectly, such as your first name, surname, e-mail address and IP address.
Personal data is collected when:

  • you surf on the pages of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (hereinafter referred to as "BIRA-IASB"). In your browser, those pages end with “(www)(subdomain)”.
  • you contact us

You are protected in accordance with:

The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (hereinafter referred to as "BIRA-IASB") respects and protects your privacy. Your personal information is safe with us. We value the trust you place in our institute and all personal information you give us is treated with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Legal bases and purposes of the processing operations

Personal data is collected and processed with the aim of:

  • informing you;
  • answering your questions;
  • handling the files and records that concern you.

Data is also collected and processed:

  • for statistical and qualitative purpose ;
  • with the aim of improving our services.

Processed data

Collection of data with which the visitor is not identified

During the use of our website (including subpages) certain information is collected by the website. This concerns only information with which the user can not be directly identified, such as

  • language selection
  • search engine used
  • keywords used
  • the website from which you came
  • the pages you viewed
  • the duration of each page view
  • the list of files downloaded
  • the date and time of access
  • the browser used
  • the platform and/or operating system installed on your computer

These collected data are only used internally for statistical purposes, to improve the services offered and to identify possible errors in the website. Persons are not identified with the collected data.

Registration for certain applications and processing of personal data

For certain applications on the website, the user can be explicitly requested to register or to communicate certain personal data, such as name, address, telephone number and / or email address. This is e.g. the case when you contact us through the electronic contact form.

The information provided will be included in the files of BIRA-IASB. These personal data will only be used to respond to questions you have asked via the contact page, for the correct and smooth operation of the concerned application, the improvement of our services or to inform you of applications, news items or activities that may interest you.

Your personal data will never be made available to third parties, except when such a transfer is imposed by or pursuant to a law, decree or ordinance. The institutions responsible for observing a public service or looking after a task of general interest on the basis of a mandate from the government, regardless of their legal form, are not considered to be third parties within the meaning of this article when cooperation with these institutions is indispensable for the correct implementation of the services to be provided. This cooperation with other branches of government (including at other levels, such as communities, regions and municipalities) or funding bodies will be regulated through framework agreements or protocol agreements.

In accordance with the law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy, the user has the right to view and improve his / her data. The law on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) also gives you the right to request, delete or modify (the use of) your personal data.

Links to other websites

Links to another portal site, a website, an online application or a social network are for information purposes only. Despite careful content control, no liability is accepted, nor for the content of external links, nor for the respect of a privacy policy as defined in this privacy policy. When entering the external links, the user should read the privacy policy of the website concerned.

Contact information Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer
Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Ringlaan 3 / Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Brussels