Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by the "European Association for Bioindustries", in short "EUROPABIO", an international not for profit association incorporated under Belgian law ("AISBL/IVZW"), with registered office at Avenue des Arts 53 (8th Floor), 1000 Brussels, Belgium and registered in the register of legal entities (district of Brussels) under number 0477.520.310 (hereafter "EUROPABIO"). The EUROPABIO EU VAT number is BE 0477 520 310.


EUROPABIO takes personal data protection very seriously and makes sure to comply with Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of personal data (“GDPR'') and any other applicable national act or regulation regarding the processing of personal data or the protection of privacy.

In this Privacy & Cookies Policy, EUROPABIO describes how we collect, use, transfer and disclose information relating to you (“Personal Information”) that we may obtain through this website and by other means. We process your Personal Information in compliance with the privacy and data protection laws in force in Belgium.

If you want to view your data, you can make a request to EuropaBio, Avenue des Arts 53 boite 8, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) or e-mail

Extra information on data protection can be requested from the Data Protection Commission, Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels (Belgium), phone: +32 2 213 85 40 - -

Definition of personal data

For purposes of this policy, personal data is any data or combination of data in any form or medium, relating directly or indirectly to an identified or identifiable natural person; this includes, for example, contact information, unique identifiers, such as IP addresses and equipment identifiers.

Information collected from you

EUROPABIO collects your information in the following contexts, with your consent or to meet its legitimate interests:

  • If you register for the EuropaBio Newsletter, we will collect the following information –name and email address. This information will be used exclusively for the purpose of sending you the Newsletter. You may withdraw your consent at any time by using the unsubscribe button on the newsletter or sending an e-mail to .
  • Event Registration: EUROPABIO organises public events online and face-to-face. When registering for an event, EUROPABIO will request your name, e-mail address and other fields according to the event requirements (e.g. professional affiliation). You will be contacted about that specific event only and you will have the opportunity to subscribe to the EuropaBio newsletter list for information regarding future related activities. This information will be used for the purposes specified and will not be sold or shared with third parties other than in relation to these purposes.
  • Contact database: if you have collaborated with EUROPABIO or have attended a EUROPABIO event, we will ask you whether we may retain your information to contact you about future activities and events. We may also collect publicly available information about individuals working in our field of interest, such as policymakers, to reach out to them on relevant policy matters. We may share this information among our members for these purposes. You have the right to oppose this use at any time by contacting us at .
  • Our website provides contact information for EUROPABIO. Personal information we receive through this channel is used to respond to your request. We may ask if you want to be added to our contact database.

Information collected when you visit our website

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Please read “About Cookies” below for detailed information.

Sharing information

We may share your Personal Information for the purposes mentioned above with:

  • service providers in connection with the operation of this website, including website hosting, the provision of technology-related services and promotional material distribution; or
  • public authorities, government regulators or other law enforcement officials and the courts, as required or permitted by law or when compelled by a binding order.

When sharing your Personal Information with entities located in countries outside the EEA that do not provide for an equivalent level of data protection, we will put in place contractual guarantees in accordance with applicable data protection law. You can use the contact information below to request more information.

Data Security

We maintain appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures to protect Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access. Unfortunately, no information security system can be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the Personal Information against unpredictable loss or unauthorised access.

Your Rights

Subject to restrictions under applicable law, you have the right to request from us access, rectification, erasure, restriction and deletion, and portability of your Personal Information. Such requests can be addressed to the contact information below.

Data Integrity

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we collect is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used and that the Personal Information is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete and current. You are responsible for making sure that your information is up-to-date and accurate when you provide it to us and where our services offer you the tools to maintain your information.

Retention of Personal Information

We will only retain Personal Information for as long as we are required to do so by applicable law(s), or for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is processed. We will delete Personal Information when it is no longer needed and, in any case, upon expiration of the maximum storage term set forth in applicable law.

Changes to this Privacy & Cookies Policy

If we make any material changes to this Privacy & Cookies Policy, we of the website that indicates “Revised Privacy & Cookies Policy” or a comparable notification about the changes. You should check this website periodically to see if any recent changes to this Privacy & Cookies Policy have been made. You can also tell if this Privacy & Cookies Policy has changed recently by reviewing the Effective Date posted at the end of this Privacy & Cookies Policy.

Links to other Internet Websites

The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy & Cookies Policy are for this website and other specified activities only. Other websites hosted by third parties may have different practices. If you link to or otherwise visit any other websites managed by third parties, please review the privacy policies posted on those websites. We have no control over those websites and are not responsible or liable for the policies and practices followed by third parties.


A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer/mobile device when you visit the EuropaBio website.  It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to our website or browse from one page to another. Cookies allow us to recognise you every time you visit our website and to recall personalised settings. This facilitates and improves your browsing experience. We collect some data on how the website is accessed to establish anonymised statistics and improve its overall performance in terms of speed and functionality/ease of use.

There are mainly two types of cookies: ‘essential’ cookies and ‘non-essential’ cookies.

Essential cookies: are cookies that are essential for our website to function. They are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website to allow you to browse it and to use its main features.

Non-essential cookies: are cookies that allow you to personalise your user experience on our website but are not 100% essential for it to function.  They are only placed on your computer or device if you have given your consent.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit  

The cookies we use on our website are described in the Cookies banner accessible by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the screen. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than to ensure a smoother functioning of the EuropaBio website.


If you have any questions/comments, please contact us at:

If you think that your complaint has not been adequately addressed, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority for privacy in your country.

This Privacy & Cookies Policy may be changed at any time – Last effective date:  13 May 2024.