Privacy policy (tracking and processing of personal data)

Collecting of data through which the visitor can not be identified

During your visit on the website, the Website collects certain information. This only concerns information through which a user can not be directly identified, information such as the used browser, the way of surfing on the Website, the duration of the visit on the Website and the IP address.

These collected data shall only be used internally to draw up statistics, to improve the services provided on the Website and to identify eventual errors of the Website.

It is impossible to identify someone through the collected data.

Registration for certain applications and the processing of personal data

For specific applications of the Website, the user will expressly be requested to register and to provide certain personal data such as name, address and business address.

Purpose of the processing of personal data

The personal data are necessary for the proper and smooth functioning of the application, for drawing up statistics, for improving the services and for the prevention of abuses.

Processing of personal data and persons who have access to the processed data

The processed data will be saved on the files of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (hereinafter called “ROB”). The data will only be processed to the extent that the processing is necessary for the purposes mentioned above.

The personal data will not be sold or transmitted to third parties nor be published.

The ROB reserves the right to use the data or to publish them if this is necessary to safeguard the integrity of the Website, if this is required by law, if the processing of the data is vital for the visitor, if the processing is necessary to perform a task in the public interest or if the processing is necessary in order to safeguard a legitimate interest.

The rights of the visitors with regard to the collected data

In accordance with the law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy, the user has the right to check and correct his/her data. The law on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) gives you the right to remove your personal data, to limite its usage and the transferability to the extend that the applicable regulations provide for this.

The collected data will not be used for marketing.

Address of the person in charge of the processing of personal data
Mss. Véronique Wellens
Royal Observatory of Belgium
Ringlaan 3
1180 Brussels
e-mail address of the DPO (Data protection Officer):
Links to other websites

Links contained on the Website are for informative purposes only. Despite careful control of their content, no liability is accepted, nor for the content of the external links, nor for the respect of a privacy policy that is identical to the policy as defined herein. On entering the external links the user should read the privacy policy of the concerned website.