Privacy Notice

Belgium’s 40 under 40 brings together talented young leaders to give them a platform to develop their ideas and have a positive impact on society, creating a community that federates generations of leaders around a positive societal transformation initiative.

Respecting everyone’s right to the protection of their personal data is a priority for us. As we will be processing personal data in the context of the Belgium’s 40 under 40, we want to provide you with the information you need to have a clear view on the different aspects of such processing.

If you would provide someone else’s personal data, please only do so if they have previously been provided with this Privacy Notice and insofar as applicable privacy and data protection legislation allows you to do so for the purposes described herein (e.g., consent is required for digital direct marketing messages).

1. Identity and contact details

The entity that processes personal data as controller for the purposes described herein is Belgium’s 40 under 40 ASBL, a non-profit organization based in Square du Val de la Cambre 16, 1050 Brussels (Belgium) and registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under number 0765.383.052 (“Belgium’s 40 under 40”, “we” or “us”).

You can contact us by sending a letter to the abovementioned address, or by email at [email protected].

2. How and why we use personal data

We process personal data in order to create, develop and maintain the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community.

When applying to be part of the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community or to participate in specific activities, it will be necessary to process your personal data in order to assess your candidacy, manage your membership and provide you with the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community membership services, including any related communication. For more details about our membership services, please visit our webpage:

If you no longer want to be part of the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community, or if you want to change the way that we communicate with you, you can contact us as indicated in section 1 above.

If you do not want to be part of the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community but still want to stay informed about the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community, we will need your consent to send you the corresponding communications. Such consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us as indicated in section 1 above.

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3. Internal and external recipients

In order to determine which individuals at Belgium’s 40 under 40 will have access to personal data, the need-to-know principle will be applied.

For example, the applications submitted to join the community may also be processed by existing members of the community (Fellows or Supporters).

4. Data storage

Personal data will not be stored longer than required for the purpose for which they were collected.

We will store personal data of members of the Belgium’s 40 under 40 community as long as they have not indicated that they no longer want to be a member.

Personal data of individuals who have provided their consent, e.g., individuals who are not a member but want to be kept informed about Belgium’s 40 under 40 initiative, will be stored until such consent is withdrawn.

We only process personal data within the European Union (‘EU’). If, however, in the future we would process personal data outside the EU, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that such processing is done in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation.

5. Data protection-related rights

In line with and subject to the conditions set forth in the applicable data protection legislation, anyone whose personal data are processed by us as described herein has the right to request us access to and rectification or erasure of their personal data or restriction of processing concerning themselves, or to object to processing or, if applicable, to withdraw their consent, as well as the right to data portability.

To exercise these rights or to obtain further information, please contact us as indicated in section 1 above.

If you believe that your rights have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data, you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

6. Revision of this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice was last updated in on January 17, 2022.