This privacy notice explains how Humane asbl uses the personal information we collect from you, either through using our website, or in any other way, electronically, verbally or in writing.
HUMANE asbl is a data controller, because we make decisions about what data we collect and how it is used and with whom it is shared with. We can be contacted at [email protected] or telephone number +32 493 50 18 35.
On what basis do we collect and process your data?
Data Protection law defines the basis by which we can lawfully collect and process personal data.
Where we have a legal obligation:
We will collect personal data when we are required to through a legal obligation, such as requirements from public authorities.
Where processing your data is in your vital interests:
We will process your data if we feel it is required to protect your vital interests, or the vital interests of another person. This might occur in serious life or death situations where immediate disclosure of personal data is required. We have documented our justification for processing your data on this basis.
In our legitimate interest:
We will collect and process personal data where it is in the legitimate interest of HUMANE asbl to do so. Specifically, we use legitimate interest in relation to processing your personal data to provide membership services and manage event participation.
For the data we act as data controller for, we have determined the following basis:
|Purpose||Data Type||Data Collected||Legal Basis|
|Enrol in Membership||Identity Details||Name||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol in Membership||Identity Details||Job Title||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol in Membership||Contact Details||Institution Name||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol in Membership||Contact Details||Institution address||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol in Membership||Contact Details||Institution email address||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol in Membership||Contact Details||Institution telephone number||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol in Membership||Company Details||VAT Registration Number||Legal Obligation|
|Purpose||Data Type||Data Collected||Legal Basis|
|Enrol onto an event||Identity Details||Name||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol onto an event||Identity Details||Job Title||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol onto an event||Contact Details||Institution Name||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol onto an event||Contact Details||Institution address||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol onto an event||Contact Details||Institution email address||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol onto an event||Contact Details||Institution telephone number||Legitimate Interest|
|Enrol onto an event||Dietary||Dietary Requirements||Legitimate Interest|
If at any time we use consent to process data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time.
We collect data in relation to your communications and interaction with us. This can include emails, text messaging, postal service delivery, social media posting or any other form of communication. In addition to the lawful purpose described previously for the above categories, we have a legitimate interest purpose to collect and retain this data to enable and improve our communication and for record keeping purposes.
HUMANE asbl processes your personal data for the purposes of sending you marketing emails to keep you informed of events and provide other information we believe will be of interest to you. We do this on a legitimate interest basis and you are able to unsubscribe from this service at any time by using the unsubscribe link on the email.
You are not legally bound to provide HUMANE asbl with your personal data, however, if data is not provided, then we are unable to register you for membership or inform you of events.
Data recipients and data transfers
We do not sell any of your personal data to any third party. Where required, HUMANE asbl will share and transfer personal data with service providers such as:
- Insurance companies
- Event venues and event organisers
- Transportation organisations.
- Psychometric Testing Organisations
- Printing and mailing companies
- Email service providers and delivery companies
- Our web hosting company
- Cloud Storage providers
Where required we will disclose your personal data with law enforcement and fraud prevention agencies. This is so we can help tackle fraud or where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. Additionally, in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person, or in connection with the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
Personal data in electronic form is held in EU accredited data centres and in the USA. We use Mailchimp platform for email marketing Mailchimp is registered on the US Privacy Shield Framework.
HUMANE asbl has established Data Processing Agreements with its processors to ensure the security of the data we transfer to them.
Special Category Information
Humane asbl does not process special category data as defined by Article 9 of the GDPR.
The data we collect directly from you is the minimum we require to facilitate the lawful processing described above and is held only for as long as it is required for the purposes that we collected it for, or where there is a legitimate interest reason for HUMANE asbl to retain it. Personally Identifiable Data placed on our system will be retained in accordance with legal obligations or in compliance with our organisation’s retention schedule.
Personal data processed for the purposes of membership is deleted once membership has expired. Personal data processed for the purposes of contacting the Alumni is retained as long as HUMANE asbl has a legitimate interest, or where the subscriber opts out of communications.
Data Storage and Security
HUMANE asbl follows strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access. We store both physical and electronic records. We have put in place technical and organisational measures to ensure our physical security as well as technical measures for data backup, authorisation and authentication onto systems. We use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access, including anti-virus and anti-malware measures. If the data must be transferred to a third party, we require them to have in place similar measures to protect your personal data. We have a process in place to mitigate the impact of any data breach that should occur.
Only persons who need the information to fulfil their duties are granted access to personal data. We may require you to cooperate with our security checks before we disclose information to you. You can update the personal information that you give us at any time by contacting us directly.
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Your rights as a data subject
The regulations provide a number of rights to you as the Data Subject. HUMANE asbl is committed to upholding those rights and those applicable to the personal information we collect and process are listed below. In addition to these rights, you have the right to escalate any concern to the Supervisory Authority, which in Belgium is the Autorité de protection des données.
- Right of Access – you have the right to know what personal information is held, by whom and why.
- The Right to Rectification – If the information we have collected and processed is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have it rectified.
- Right to Erasure – You have the right to have your personal data erased and to prevent processing in some specific situations.
- Right to Restrict Processing – If you contest the accuracy of the personal data we hold, we will restrict the processing of your data until accuracy is verified.
- Right to Data Portability – You have the right to move, duplicate or transfer your data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way.
- Right to Object – You have the right to object to profiling and direct marketing
- You also have rights in relation to automated decision making.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Belgium supervisory body, the Autorité de protection des données. They can be contacted at:
Rue de la presse 35, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 274 48 00
Fax: +32 (0)2 274 48 35
Email: [email protected]
Automated decision making
HUMANE asbl does not use automated decision making to process personal data.
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How to contact us
You can write to us at this address:
100 Rue Thédore de Cuyper
1200 Brussels, Belgium
You can telephone us on this number:
+32 493 50 18 35
You can email us by using this link: