A. The Brussels Legal Hackers approach

In terms of privacy / data protection the Brussels Legal Hackers aims to minimise the personal data it gathers and (further) processes of its members and the visitors of its website(s) and to give a high level of control to the data subjects (members or other) over their data (to the extent allowed by the platforms used by the Brussels Legal Hackers).

IF personal data is processed in the context of the activities of the Brussels Legal Hackers, the following applies:


The Brussels Legal Hackers – as factual, non-incorporated, not-for-profit organisation – are the controller under the (European) data protection legislation.

Main data processing operations

The Brussels Legal Hackers mainly use personal data (of members, speakers, …) to organise the events of the Brussels chapter of the Legal Hackers. Such data will in most cases be limited to the information the data subject or – in case of a speaker – a reference has provided, and generally means only name, (some) contact details, and correspondence are available. In some cases (current) occupational background and interests (that align with those of the legal hacker community) are added. The personal data is technically processed by the platforms used by the Brussels Legal Hackers and handled by the (co-)organisers and hosts of the event, and kept as long as it remains relevant for the organisation of current and/or future events, or until the data subject requests removal.

As for the use of platforms and social media (incl. commenting and communicating thereon), you should be aware that the Brussels Legal Hackers use the standard (free) version thereof and thus the Brussels Legal Hackers and you are subject to their terms and conditions and privacy policies. By consequence we urge you to responsibly read such terms and conditions and privacy policies, and if you cannot agree to them, not use them but another channel to communicate. Probably, engaging with us “offline” on events is probably the best strategy in that regard. We highly recommend it.

For any processing next to or beyond the above, you should receive a specific privacy / data protection statement.

Data subject rights

As a data subject, you have the rights provided to you in the European data protection legislation, mainly the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679). You can exercise your rights by contacting the Brussels Legal Hackers at the contact information on this website.

The best source on your right is the law itself. This is just an attempt at summary of the main relevant points:

  • You have a right to access your personal data processed by or on behalf of the Brussels Legal Hackers (art. 15 GDPR)
  • You have a right to a copy of your personal data processed by or on behalf of the Brussels Legal Hackers (art. 15 §3 GDPR)
  • You have a right to rectify or complete your personal data processed by or on behalf of the Brussels Legal Hackers, if it is inaccurate or incomplete (art. 16 GDPR)
  • You have – in a series of cases – a right to erasure of your personal data processed by or on behalf of the Brussels Legal Hackers (art. 17 GDPR)
  • You have a right to lodge a complaint with the (Belgian) Data Protection Authority (art. 77 GDPR)

For further information, we refer you (a.o.) to (the website of) the Belgian Data Protection Authority (direct link to the information on the rights, for now apparently only available in Dutch and French).

B. The LexBlog platform

The following is based on the information we gather on the LexBlog platform, which may (need to) be completed with the own communication by LexBlog.

Domain Information Collection

The platform may (for the website owner) collect domain information to enable us to analyze how the visitors use this website. This data enables the platform and the website owner to become more familiar with which people visit the website, how often they visit, and what parts of the website they visit most often. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part (as visitor / data subject).

We are still to look into this functionality.

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic

Some pages on this website may use “cookies”— small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.

Most cookies are used for website registration and customization the next time you visit this website.

Some parts of the website may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns. The platform (for the website owner) does this in order to determine the usefulness of the website content to the users and to see how effective the navigational structure is in helping users reach that content.

Your webbrowser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing this website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

C. Links to Third Party Sites

This website may contain links to other sites. The Brussels Legal Hackers do not share personal data with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Brussels Legal Hackers reserve the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal data will be posted on this site. If such changes would void consent given and consent is the basis for the processing, you may be contacted to inform you and “upgrade” or revoke your consent.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Statement, please, contact us at the contact information on this website.