This notice explains how, as a data controller, the Cyber Security Coalition asbl (“we”, “us”, “our”), with registered office at Stuiversstraat 8 Rue des Sols, 1000 Brussels processes personal data about you.

Information we collect and process

While you browse our website, we collect the following types of personal data about you:

  • Identification data: your IP address;
  • Data relating to security: security logs, connection and activity logs, and the user agent of your web browser;
  • When you allow us, by accepting cookies, we also collect data relating to your use of the website such as the pages you consulted or if you already visited our website in the past.

This information is used to fulfil our contract of providing you access to our website; and for our legitimate interests in ensuring the security of our website and to gather anonymous statistics about our website visits.

You may also provide us with personal data about you by completing one of the online forms present on our websites; this data will only be used to handle your requests, register you to events or as specifically indicated on the form.

When you register for and attend one of our webinars, we collect the following types of personal data about you:

  • Identification data: your name, email address, phone number and IP address;
  • Data relating to your company or organization: its name and VAT number;
  • Data relating to security: security logs, connection and activity logs, and the user agent of your web browser;
  • The questions you may send during the webinar.

When you register to our newsletter, we collect your name and professional email. Your device and usage information are also collected when you read the newsletters.

For certain services such as requests for information the Cyber Security Coalition requires you to provide personal information that enables us to deal with your request. This information can be used by the Cyber Security Coalition to provide you with information on its experience sharing events and/or other community activities that may be of interest to you or to send you our publications.

If you wish to apply for one of our awards, we will collect information regarding your identity, the company or organisation you are working for and your achievement, in line with the criteria for the award you are applying to. We may also collect your name and contact information from people who wish to recommend you for one of our awards; in such case you will be contacted to confirm whether you wish to apply, if not your personal data will be deleted.

The data processing and processes at Cyber Security Coalition are completely manual and your data are therefore not used in automatic decision-making processes.

Disclosure and transfer of personal data

Personal data will not be disclosed and/or sold to a third party.

To support us in the processing activities described above, we share your personal data with the following third party processors, located in the European Economic Area, that will only process your personal data on our instructions and who are subject to appropriate confidentiality clauses:

  • Microsoft, who provides us with our email, webinar and document hosting platforms;
  • InviteDesk, an event platform used for registration to our events and related communication;
  • MailJet, an ISO 27001 certified and GDPR-compliant online email marketing platform;
  • WeAreTheWords, a digital publishing agency supporting us in our communication and content marketing.

When you watch videos on our website, your personal data may be collected by YouTube, an independent controller, located in Ireland.

Data security and retention

Your personal data is and will be kept strictly confidential.

We take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data. This includes setting up processes and procedures to minimise the unauthorised access to, or disclosure of your personal data. We ensure that the third parties we share your personal data with also have adequate security measures in place.

We do not retain your personal data no longer than strictly necessary for the realization of the purposes for which we received the data, or for the execution of a contract or for fulfilling a legal obligation. The retention periods differ with regards to the type of processing activity and the purpose for which the personal data were collected.

Member’s information will be kept until the end of your relations with the Cyber Security Coalition (e.g., until you are no longer employed by a Coalition member, or are no longer a contractual partner of the Coalition or if you unsubscribe from our newsletters), barring the statutory retention period (e.g. the statutory limitation period).

Data collected when you apply to one of our awards will be kept for 12 months. If you are selected as part of the 10 finalists of a specific award, we may keep your information longer to ensure the promotion of the award.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data, to ask us to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data and to obtain the personal data you provided us in a structured, machine-readable format. In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular when we do not have to process your personal data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement).

Where we have asked for your consent, you may withdraw this consent at any time; however, this will not affect processing that has already taken place before the withdrawal. You may withdraw your consent by deleting the cookies linked to our domain.

You may exercise the above-mentioned rights by contacting us as described in the “Contact us” section below.

These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information that we are required to keep by law or that we have a compelling legitimate interest to keep.

If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority:

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or wish to contact us for any reasons in relation to the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at the Cyber Security Coalition, by sending an email to, or by sending a dated and signed request to Cyber Security Coalition asbl, August Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels, Belgium.


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Updates to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to modify this notice at any time, but will in any case do so in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. We will inform you by email, when possible, of any substantial changes to this notice.

This notice was last modified and revised on June 15th, 2021.