Privacy Policy

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Here we are going to explain how our website will process your personal data.

The information provided only applies to the EITLab website and does not concern any website that you may visit via external links.

We know, “legalese” can be hard to understand, so here we are going to give you a simple overview about some important concepts. We are going to answer 5 crucial questions about the processing of your personal data.


What is a personal data?

The definition of personal data is very broad: it refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. You are identifiable if you can be identified directly (e.g. via your name) or indirectly (e.g., by reference to an identification number or to one or several specific physical, physiological, psychological, economic, cultural or social characteristics). For example, your e-mail can be considered personal data.

What does “processing” mean?

‘Processing’ means a lot of things! In a nutshell, it is any operation or set of operations performed upon personal data, with or without automated means. For example, there is a processing in case of collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of personal data.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

"Transactional data"

When you visit our website, we will automatically process certain technical information, for example, the Internet domain from which you access the site or the IP address of the computer you use to access the site. Such data are not stored.


When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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 you have 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.

What rights you have over your data

You have the right of access to your personal information and data as well as the right to rectify any discrepancies. This means that whenever you want you can ask us about: 1) the existence of personal data concerning you, the categories of data, the purpose of the processing and the recipient to whom the information is communicated; 2) correct any inaccuracies.

You can always request the erasure and blocking of any personal data that is processed in breach of the law. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

In addition, you have always the right to object, on legitimate grounds, to processing of the 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 (data portability).

You can exercise these rights at any time and free of charge.

If you wish to exercise these rights or if you feel our website does not respect data protection regulations or the provisions described in this page, see here


Why we collect your data (purpose of the processing)

It is important that you understand why we are collecting your data and what are the limits of this processing.
Your data is collected in order to provide a complete and functional website. For example, we can use your data to respond to your requests or to improve the quality of available information, optimise the navigation, etc.

We can also use your data for statistical purposes. We will do it in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Belgian law adapting the GDPR.

We will not communicate to another person/organisation nor disseminate to the public your personal data, unless otherwise stated in this Policy. In particular, visitor comments are checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service.

We could disclose personal information and/or data upon request by a legal authority in accordance with current laws and regulations.

We will never process your personal data for commercial purposes.


How will we process personal data?

Personal information and data can be collected or processed via electronic means. In particular, it can happen through:

  • forms to fill out in order to access certain services on our site;
  • ‘cookies’ (See Cookie policy).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained until you do not delete them.


Who we are

EITLab is responsible for the processing of your personal data related to this website.

EITLab is a Jean Monnet course run at CRIDES - UCLouvain, Place Montesquieu, 2 - Bte L2.07.01 - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).



For all questions and requests concerning data protection on the EITLab website, you can contact us by post or e-mail. We will respond as soon as possible. Reference contact : Rossana Ducato


c/o UCL, Faculté de droit et de criminologie – CRIDES
Place Montesquieu, 2 Bte L2.07.01
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)