Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, The European Contact group, collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with our website (our website) and where we otherwise obtain or collect information about you.

The European Contact Group processes the personal data transmitted to it in accordance with the legislation in force, and, in particular, Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data,

Members of the European Contact Group have entrusted PwC Bedrijfsrevisoren BV as the data controller for the purposes of this privacy policy.

Access to the website implies the User’s full and unreserved acceptance of this Privacy Policy.


This section summarises how we obtain, store and use information about you. It is intended to provide a very general overview only.  

Data controller: PwC Bedrijfsrevisoren BV

How we collect or obtain information about you:

  • from your use of our website, using cookies 

Information we collect:

  • IP address,
  • information from cookies
  • information about your computer or device (e.g. device and browser type),
  • information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you have viewed,
  • the time when you view them and what you clicked on
  • the geographical location from which you accessed our website (based on your IP address) 

How we use your information:

  • for administrative and business purposes
  • to analyse your use of our website

Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary to

  • to our service providers with whom we have a data processing agreement in place to fulfil any contracts we enter into with you where required by law or to enforce our legal rights 

Disclosure to other Members of the European Contact Group

Your rights in relation to your information

  • to access your information and to receive information about its use
  • to have your information corrected and/or completed
  • to have your information deleted
  • to restrict the use of your information
  • to receive your information in a portable format
  • to object to the use of your information
  • to withdraw your consent to the use of your information
  • to complain to a supervisory authority 

Sensitive personal information: we do not collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’. For more information, please see the main section below entitled Sensitive Personal Information.


The data controller in respect of our website is PwC Bedrijfsrevisoren BV – Culliganlaan, 5, 1831, Diegem | Belgium

You can contact the data controller by writing to

PwC Bedrijfsrevisoren BV– Culliganlaan, 5, 1831, Diegem | Belgium

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the data controller at

Information we collect when you visit our website

We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

Web server log information

We use a third-party provider to host our website, named Combell, the privacy policy of which is available here: .

Our website server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as:

  • the pages accessed
  • information requested
  • the date and time of the request
  • the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website)
  • your browser version and operating system

Our server is located in a data centre in Belgium.

Use of website server log information for IT security purposes


Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes. 

We use cookies on our website, including

  • essential,
  • functional
  • analytical

For further information on how we use cookies, please see our cookies policy which is available here:

We will use and process your information in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. For example, we may need to disclose your information pursuant to a court order or subpoena if we receive one.

Your rights in relation to your information

Subject to certain limitations on certain rights, you have the following rights in relation to your information, which you can exercise by writing to

  • to request access to your information and information related to our use and processing of your information;
  • to request the correction or deletion of your information;
  • to request that we restrict our use of your information;
  • to receive information which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (e.g. a CSV file) and the right to have that information transferred to another data controller (including a third party data controller);
  • to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes (for further information, see the section below entitled Your right to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes); and
  • to withdraw your consent to our use of your information at any time where we rely on your consent to use or process that information. Please note that if you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use and processing of your information on the basis of your consent before the point in time when you withdraw your consent.

In accordance with Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or of an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation.