Your privacy

The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) attaches great importance to your privacy information

The VGC considers it important to keep you, as a user of its services or as a visitor of its websites, adequately informed. We communicate transparently and clearly about what data we collect and how we deal with it. We respect your privacy and manage your personal data responsibly and securely. In this privacy statement, we will list the various privacy aspects.

What data do we process?

Through this website, we process:

  • Identity information: surname, forename, e-mail address, IP address of the device you are using to visit the website.
  • Information about your applications or registrations if you use the contact form or a registration form.
  • Information about the pages on the website you visit.

What do we use this data for?

We use the data collected to:

  • Handle your requests, with your permission.
  • Manage your registration, keep you informed of changes and ask you for feedback.
  • Send you publications, if desired.
  • Protect our infrastructure and your data: the identity information of the devices that connect to our website and the activities of the users of our website are stored in order to prevent and investigate illegal activities that could endanger the website and your data, for example hacking. 
  • To improve our services, anonymous visitor statistics are kept. We use these statistics to improve our website based on the frequency of visits to the web page.

Do we pass on your details?

If necessary, the VGC will pass on your details to the organisers of the activities. The organiser will treat your data confidentially and will never pass it on to third parties.
For sending out our newsletters, we use Mailchimp based in the USA. This means that Mailchimp is included in this service as a processor. By subscribing to our newsletters, you agree to Mailchimp's terms and conditions.
In some cases, the law obliges us to pass on this information to judicial authorities.
We will not otherwise transmit the information collected through this website in a form that could identify you. The statistical data on the use of this website is anonymous. This means they cannot be traced by to an individual.
Your data will not be stored outside the European Union.

How long do we keep your data?

The data for sending publications and newsletters will be kept until you unsubscribe.
The data collected via the contact form or the registration forms will be kept until your request or registration has been completed.
The website's visitor details are kept for 1 year.

What are your rights?

In accordance with the applicable regulations and under the applicable conditions, you have the following rights:

  • Your right to information: you can always ask for more information about how the VGC handles your personal data.
  • Your right of inspection: you can always request your personal data for inspection.
  • Your right of amendment: you can have your personal data corrected or supplemented.
  • Your right to portability: you can obtain your personal data in a structured, common and readable form.
  • The right to limit the processing: You can request a limitation of the processing of your personal data in the future.
  • The right of objection: you can object to the processing of your personal data for, among other things, direct marketing purposes.
  • You have the right to revoke the consent given, which will lead to the deletion of your data.
  • You have the right not to be subject to automated individual decisions against your will.

Contact us

Would you like to exercise one or more of these rights? Do you have any questions? Then you can contact us at   

For more information on the protection of personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO is responsible for the protection of privacy interests. Contact him by e-mail at or by post:

Flemish Community Commission
Data Protection Officer
Boulevard Emile Jacqmain 135, 1000 Brussels

You can also contact the Data Protection Authority to file a complaint.
Address: Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels; Telephone: +32 (0)2 274 48 00; E-mail:

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The websites of the Flemish Community Commission use cookies to improve accessibility and user-friendliness:

  • JavaScript recognition: this website makes extensive use of JavaScript. We use a cookie to check whether JavaScript is enabled for you.
  • Google Analytics: we use cookies to collect statistics about the use of the website via Google Analytics. We do this to quickly detect errors, to improve the user-friendliness of the website and to be constantly informed of your information requirements.

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