Privacy statement

VIVES University of Applied Sciences respects the privacy of visitors, students, employees and business associates who are involved in VIVES' education and research and the services it provides. VIVES only processes personal data to the extent that these are necessary for the proper performance of its tasks as a Flemish higher education institution.

VIVES does not disclose any personal data to third parties, unless required to do so by law or unless the person whose data are being processed gives his or her consent to do so. If VIVES makes use of external service providers in the performance of its tasks, VIVES requires these external service providers and/or processors to comply equally with the legal framework on the protection of personal data.

VIVES ensures a good security of all personal data by taking appropriate organisational measures. VIVES has appointed a responsible data protection officer (GDPR) for the independent supervision of the protection of personal data. You can contact this person via the contact details on this page.

Our use of collected data

Use of our services

When you register for an activity (training, lecture, information session, network event, etc.), we ask you to provide personal data. This data is used to carry out the activity. The data is stored on VIVES' own secure servers or those of a third party. We will not combine this information with any other personal information in our possession.

Communication

When you send us emails or other messages, we may retain those messages. Sometimes we ask you for your personal information that is relevant to the situation in question. This makes it possible to process your questions and answer your requests. The data is stored on VIVES' own secure servers or those of a third party. We will not combine this information with any other personal information in our possession.

Cookies

We collect data for research in order to gain a better understanding of the visitors to our site, so that we can tailor our services to this.

This website uses "cookies" (small files placed on your computer) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website can be transferred to VIVES' own secure servers or to those of a third party. We use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Purposes

We do not collect or use information for purposes other than those described in this privacy policy unless we have obtained your prior consent to do so.

Third parties

The information is not shared with third parties. In some cases, the information can be shared internally. Our employees are obligated to respect the confidentiality of your information.

Changes

This privacy statement is tailored to the use of and the possibilities on this site. Any changes to and/or changes to this site may lead to changes in this privacy statement. It is therefore advisable to consult this privacy statement on a regular basis.

Choices for personal data

We offer all visitors the possibility to view, change or delete all personal information that is provided to us at the time.

Modify / unsubscribe service newsletter

At the bottom of each mailing you will find the possibility to modify your details or to unsubscribe.

Customize/describe communication

If you would like to change your details or have yourself removed from our files, please contact us. You can do this by using the contact details below.

Disabling cookies

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can reset your browser to reject all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features and services on our and other websites may not function properly if cookies are disabled in your browser.