Privacy Policy

Privacy statement 
The projectpartners consider the protection of your privacy very important.  We want to inform you, respect your privacy and give you control over what happens to your personal data (hereafter also: data). Below you will find information about what data we collect, why we collect it, how long we store it, what your rights are and how you can exercise them.

Who is responsible for the processing of personal data?  

As far as this website is concerned, vzw UC Limburg acts as person responsible for the processing of personal data on behalf of and for the account of the partners of the consortium.  VZW UC Limburg with registered office at Agoralaan, Gebouw B, bus 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, company number: 0417.195.515 and VAT number: BE 0417.195.515 and RPR (register of legal entities): Hasselt.

What personal data might we process? 

We process personal data of participants in our activities such as Kick off, bootcamps, innovation projects and closing events. These are identification details given to us by the participant or visual material (pictures, video) taken during these activities.  

For example, we collect data from the respondents in surveys on how their company deals with circular economics.  Personal data in the context of research can take different forms. This may be information collected directly from subjects (information on their waste streams, knowledge circular economy, etc.) or information obtained from other sources (e.g. information available to the public authorities).  These data are collected, managed and updated by the researchers.

On what grounds do we process personal data? 

We process data for reporting purposes because we are required to do so by law. This data is collected at company level, individual contact details are not passed on. 

A number of processing operations are based on consent. This is the case when we publish interviews, images (photos and film) and good practices or company data in the mapping tool. 

The legal basis for processing research data is usually consent, the informed consent of the research participant.  In some cases, the legal basis lies in a legal obligation (mandatory reporting by the consortium to the government) or in the public interest (publishing general results of the project).

What do we use the personal data for and for how long? 

The personal data of participants in activities (Kick off, community events, boot camps, innovation trajectory, learning events) are used for the organization of the event. This data will be kept until the end of the project (June 2023) or as long as required by relevant legislation (30 June 2028). 

On the basis of permission, participants can be contacted again via the newsletter. Participants can unsubscribe at any time.

Researchers collect, analyse and manage personal data necessary for practice-based scientific research.  These data will be kept as long as necessary for the purpose of the study or as required by the relevant legislation on the Interreg project (30 June 2028). 

How do we secure personal data? 

The number of consortium members having access to personal data is limited. Consortium employees shall only be granted access to personal data to the extent that they need such information in order to carry out their duties properly.

We use technical measures to protect the personal data against unauthorized access, unauthorized use, loss or theft of the data such as a strong password, firewalls, antivirus, back up, etc.

What are your privacy rights and how can you exercise them? 

To exercise one of the rights below, please send a message to

However, these rights are subject to conditions, so that the university may not always be able to respond to your request.

Right to access

You have the right to obtain confirmation from the consortium about the processing or not of your  your personal data and, if so, to have access to that personal data.

Right to correct

If your personal information is incorrect, you have the right to have it corrected by the consortium.

Right to ‘erasure of data’ 

You have the right to obtain ‘deletion’ of your personal data from the consortium without unreasonable delay in the following cases:

When your data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or processed; or

If you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal basis for the processing; or

If you object to the processing and there are no overriding compelling legitimate grounds for processing; or

When your data has been processed unlawfully; or

When your data has to be deleted due to a legal obligation.

Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. It is not possible to withdraw your consent retroactively.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to obtain from the consortium a restriction on the processing of your data:

During the period necessary for the consortium to verify the accuracy of your data, in the event of a dispute; or

Where the data processing is unlawful and you request a limitation of the processing instead of the deletion of the personal data; or

When the consortium no longer needs your data, but you need the data for a legal claim; or

During the period necessary for the consortium to assess the existence of the grounds for erasure of personal data.

Right to object

You always have the right to object to the processing of your data for reasons relating to your specific situation.

Right to transferability of data

You have the right to obtain the data you have provided to the consortium in a structured, common and machine-readable form. You have the right to transfer such data to another data controller if the processing is based on your consent or on a contract and if the processing is carried out by automated means.

Right to complain

The consortium kindly invites you to contact it directly if you have any complaints about the use of your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your data with the Belgian Data Protection Authority.

How can I contact you? 

For more information about this privacy statement or for complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact the Consortium Data Protection Officer at 


The consortium may amend this privacy statement. Of course we’ll let you know when there are any changes. Please check our website to see if you have the latest version of our privacy statement.

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