privacy policy & cookies

The privacy and security of your personal information is important to us. This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data to keep you informed. This policy applies whether you are a member of the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (hereafter abbreviated RSSB), or a user of any of our services, or visit our website. We will only use your personal data on relevant lawful grounds as permitted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

What personal data do we collect?

Your personal data (any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally – for example, name, address and email address) will be collected and used by us, but we will only collect the personal data that we need. We collect personal data in connection with specific activities such as membership requests, registration for conference or events, training courses, etc. When you visit our website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the RSSB alone, unless otherwise stated – for example when you are using our secure online payment pages and the information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided so that the transaction can take place.

RSSB membership

We use the personal data you provide to us as a member for the purpose of servicing your membership. It includes, but is not limited to: sending you renewal information and administering your membership, providing information about our annual meeting, general assembly, events and training courses and job announcements. We will normally contact you via email, although we might occasionally need to write to you. The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change your email address, or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please update your information via your login on the website or via .

Annual meeting and other events

We use the personal data you provide as a delegate to events for the purpose of managing your attendance. Your data will be used to communicate with you throughout the process, including to confirm we have received your registration and payment, to clarify where we might need more detail to fulfill a booking, or to resolve any issues that might arise with your booking. We will retain your data to provide you, by email, with details of our future conferences and events. Should you at any time prefer us not to retain it for this purpose and ask us not to, we will delete your information. We do not pass, or sell your data to any third party except to partners who help us provide these services.

Your data protection rights

Where the RSSB is using your personal data on the basis of consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. You are entitled to request a copy of the data we hold on you. You will need you to provide information that will help us confirm your identity. If we hold personal information about you, we will give you a copy of the information in an understandable format together with an explanation of why we hold and use it.