Who we are

Our website address is: https://internetsociety.be.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This IP address is then anonymized in our web analytics.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We are using Matomo Analytics for our website to follow anonymized visits and behaviour. No data is sent externally, and all data are anonymized, including IP address.

Who we share your data with

Your data remain at Internet Society : our local chapter (Internet Society Chapter Belgium vzw/asbl, www.internetsociety.be) may share data with our ‘mother’ Internet Society organization (www.internetsociety.org) and vice-versa. As every regular member of our chapter is also a member of the Internet Society, and information shared may include first and last name, email address, city, country, language, opt-in, member IDs and membership dates.

Besides this exception we do not share member data with third parties unless mentioned explicitly and with  agreement from the member.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is, so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

In case of question related to privacy and data protection, please contact dpo@isoc.be

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of detection of data breach or suspected data breach, we’ll immediately contact our Data Protection Officer to plan needed actions (impact identification, reporting to authorities, communication to impacted people, security measures safeguards, etc.).

What third parties we receive data from

We can receive data from our ‘mother’ organization Internet Society.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We make profiling essentially based on your preferred language and languages you are understanding.

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