Privacy policy

The processing of personal data relating to this website is subject to Belgian law (Law of 8 December 1992 relating to the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data, amended by the law of 11 December 1998 adapting the directive 95/46/CE of 24 October 1995 of the European Parliament and Council relating to the protection of individuals in regard to the processing of personal data and the free circulation of this data).

If you wish to react to any of the practices described below, please contact us. 

On each visit to our website our server will automatically recognise your domain of origin. It will not automatically detect your email address.

We will preserve the following information on your visit to our website:

  • Your domain (automatically detected as stipulated above);
  • Your email address if you have disclosed it to us, for example by sending us messages or questions on our website by email,  accessing the restricted area of the website using identification, etc.;
  • All the information concerning the pages you have consulted on our website;
  • Any information, personal or not, that you have voluntarily given us (for example as part of your subscription to the newsletter, to the PES Activists, information surveys and/or registration to the website, downloading of documents, etc.)

This information is used:
1. To provide information about PES positions and documents that can be downloaded from the website;
2. To send information about our activities, those of our members or any communication needed to implement the aims of the PES and its members including, is applicable, the sale of products and services;
3. To answer your questions;
4. To manage subscriptions;
5. To raise political awareness;
6. To set up a statistical database;
7. To contact you quickly;
8. To better identify your areas of interest;

When the law requires it, your prior accord for this shall be requested when collecting your data. If in the future you no longer wish to be contacted by us (particularly via email), please contact us.

In addition, communications that may be sent to you via email will always include a link, which will allow you to unsubscribe, if you so wish.

This information is for both internal and external use and can therefore be transmitted to other individuals or bodies contractually linked to the PES as well as to the members of the PES. This includes passing on data to all members of the PES whose headquarters are outside the European Union.

On this website we use cookies. A cookie is a small file sent by our server and which records itself on the hard disk of your computer. This file keeps track of the visited website and contains a certain amount of information relating to this visit. Our cookies are first and foremost used to operate the website (cookies session techniques).

We also use them to (1) update our website more effectively, (2) contact you later for all the reasons stated above, and (3) to set up a statistical database.

We have already put proper security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information received on our website.

We may have a partnership or special relationship with advertising agencies on the internet who should receive data as subcontractors.

Technology is evolving. The PES might therefore implement processes that are not yet provided for in the present policy. In this case we will contact you before reusing your data so as to let you know about any changes in the regulations and allow you, if need be, to refuse that your data be reused.

In accordance with the law, you have the right to access the information that relates to you as well as to correct them. On request, you can therefore be informed of the personal data related to you and correct any inaccuracies. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us.

If you consider that our website does not abide by the present conditions of use you can contact us as well.

Preservation of rights and competent jurisdiction

The PES reserves the right to go to court in the event of any infringement of these conditions so as to obtain reparation for any damage.

Subject to the rules of international public and private law governing the user’s rights, the Belgian law applies for the relations between the PES and the user. The courts of Brussels shall have sole jurisdiction.

The PES reserves the right to deny access to all or any area of its website to any internet user, unilaterally and without prior notification, in particular in the event of a clear infringement of the present conditions of use by an internet user.