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1. Introduction

WRITERS FESTIVAL OF BELGIUM operates the website

This page informs you about personal data collection and processing (Privacy Statement) and in what way WRITERS FESTIVAL OF BELGIUM protects visitors’ information gathered via this website

To avoid any doubt, when we collect any personal data you have provided us while using this page, we are considered the managers of the processing of that data. This Privacy Statement applies whether you visit the page via computer, mobile phone, tablet, or any other device.

2. Data Collected

We collect information from you in various ways when you use our website.

We may collect the personal information you directly provide on our website.

Also, we may collect personal information from you as a user of our website. Information we may collect includes a name and email address, the company you work for and your website URL, your phone number, and any other information requested from you. We may supplement this information with information collected from other companies.

We do not have any interest in any kind of sensitive information, so we will not gather or process it, without your consent. There is a possibility that a part of your personal data is provided to us via third parties such as links to your social media profiles or publicly available information.

This site gathers standard internet log information including your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses. To ensure that this website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation, we or our service providers may also use cookies to collect aggregate data. We only have an access to aggregate data on cookies for functional purposes. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and parts of this website may no longer be fully accessible. uses cookies (Google Analytics _ ga) which are used to collect information and report the statistics of web page usage, with the improvement of the web page functionality in mind.

3. Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when applications are visited and by how many people. We use cookies to enhance visitors’ experiences, to learn more about their use of the applications, and to improve the quality of our services. When you use our website, one or more cookies will be sent and stored on your computer. These cookies are used to save certain preferences and identify you on future visits. If your browser is set not to accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you may not be able to access certain features or services of our website.

We use cookies from these providers:
• Google
• Facebook
• ActiveCampaign

All the data that is collected from those third parties are subjects of the Protection and processing of data according to the Third-party order, and WRITERS FESTIVAL OF BELGIUM can use them exclusively for statistical purposes and analysis of web page visits.

4. Purpose of the data usage

The collected information is used only for the purposes for which the agreement of the user is given, the legitimate interest for processing, or for any other cause that is stated in the agreement:

– for the quality improvement of our services and web page
– for participation in prize competitions, promotions, or campaigns
– for improvement of the content that is published on our pages or social media profiles
– for supplementing or correcting your personal data and improving our contact with you
– for the possibility of communicating with you in case of any suggestions, commendations, complaints, or any other inquiries

The collected data will not be forwarded to any other third party, except in case of a different agreement with the third party, and with your explicit consent.

5. Minors and the protection of personal data

We are clearly stating that we do not collect, and with that process any kind of personal data of minors, without the consent or permission of their parents or legal guardians.

Minors are more than welcome to visit our site and social media profiles, but the offering of any personal data must be done with parental permission.

Any possible data that is collected without our knowing, can and will be presented for inspection and deleted.

Sharing the information that is collected

WRITERS FESTIVAL OF BELGIUM is committed to keeping all personal information secret, that data will not be distributed, published, or shared with a third party – without your previous consent.
Exceptionally this could happen in the case of sharing data with our subcontractors or judicial authorities according to the applicable regulations.

Period of the collection of data

Your data will be collected in the period until your consent to that is withdrawn. In cases where your data is uploaded to the page, but services are not provided, we are committed to erasing your information without delay.

The data can not be deleted:

– if the data is necessary for the implementation of legal demands (like Law of accounting)
– if the data is actively used in the legal processing of the data

Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

The limitation of personal data can be provided if one of the following conditions is met:
– if the data is not correct
– if the processing is illegal, but you don’t want the data to be completely erased
– if the data is no longer needed from our side, but you need it for exercising some legal demand
– if you believe that our legitimate reasons for the processing of data are beyond your interests, rights, or freedoms

You have a right to receive this data in a structured and readable format, and also to transfer it directly to another processing manager without any interference from our side.

You are able to withdraw your consent at any given moment – with a written appeal to the stated address. In this case, there will be an inquiry for the additional confirmation of your identity, as well as the validity of your appeal. In case your appeal is rejected, you will be informed so, and all the reasons for the rejection will be listed and explained.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email:


Cookies are small text files that a site saves from your server into your web browser on your computer or mobile phone (depending on which device you access the site), the first time you visit that site. After the first visit, every time a web browser requests an identical page from the server, cookies are sent from the user’s computer to the server. In this way, the server has the ability to identify and monitor the web browser. We use the term cookies for all files that collect data as described above.

There are several types of cookies:

Temporary cookies (sessions): They are automatically removed from your computer when you close your web browser. With them, websites store temporary information.

Permanent cookies: They remain saved on your computer even after you close your web browser. With them, websites store information – most often it’s your preferences when using the site. Permanent cookies will remain on your computer until you manually remove them or they expire.

First-party cookies: They come from the site you are looking at, either temporary or permanent. With them, websites store information such as name and password, so that you do not have to log in each time you visit. Third-party cookies: They belong to domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Websites may contain content from other areas (such as banners), which opens the ability to track user browsing history. Privacy settings in most modern browsers allow third-party cookies to be blocked.

How do I disable cookies?

By turning off cookies, you decide whether to allow them to be stored on your computer. The settings can be controlled and changed in your web browser. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functionality of the website.

To see the settings, select the browser you are using (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 7 and 8, and Opera or Safari).

Does use cookies and why?

Yes, with the main goal to make our website the best possible user experience. In addition, we also use them to track visitor statistics: cookies collect information about visitor interactions on our sites. They are used to store other data related to user activity. For the normal functioning of the web application: cookies serve for the normal functioning of certain features of the site that make it easier for users to access the content.

What cookies does this site use?

Session cookies – These are cookies that will be automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies – These are cookies that will remain “logged” in your web browser until they expire or are manually deleted. The information collected is anonymous and does not include your private information

Are there any third-party cookies on the website?

There are several external services that save you limited cookies, and this is not set up by this site. Limited cookies are used to easily use features that provide users with easy access to content.

7. Cookies policy

All content published on this site is subject to copyright. Unauthorized use of any part of the Web and Content is considered copyright infringement and is subject to legal action. The following clarifies the conditions under which the information provided by the user through the form is collected and used.

If you do not agree with the contents of the text below, please do not in any way leave your information on this website. The purpose of collecting information through the form is to contact the user to inform each other about the activities we do. We may use all information provided by users to inform, inform and promote products and activities we carry out. The user agrees that we send him information on our activities on a periodic basis. All customer information is strictly kept and is only available to those who need it to do the job. In no case will we provide or disclose user information to third parties.

The above are excluded from the inspection by the authorized services of the executive and judicial authorities of the Republic of Croatia, for the purposes of investigative actions based on a valid court order.

We regularly give users the ability to choose how their data is used, including the ability to decide whether or not they want their data removed from the lists used for marketing campaigns.

In order for the website to work properly and be able to improve it to improve your browsing experience, a minimum amount of cookies (cookies) must be stored on your computer. More than 90% of websites use cookies and are required by EU rules to seek the consent of users. By using this site you consent to the use of cookies, the blocking of which you can still browse the site, but some of its features will not be functional.

This site provides:

Attendance measurement
The site uses Google Analytics, a traffic measurement service. If you wish to disable cookies from this service, please disable cookies at the following link: Google Analytics –

More information about turning off cookies

There are several websites to exclude cookie storage for various services. For more information, read the following links:

WRITERS FESTIVAL OF BELGIUM will do its best to keep the data that is published on the page correct and true but will not be responsible if they are not accurate or complete. You are using at your own responsibility.

WRITERS FESTIVAL OF BELGIUM will not be responsible for any direct or indirect damages that can result from using or not using the page, or any other mistake or incompleteness in the pages.

This website uses cookies and asks your personal data to enhance your browsing experience.