Privacy Policy

The MARCONI project (“MARCONI”, “we”, “us”, or “our” as the context dictates) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. 

Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding personal data and how we will treat it.

This policy (together with our terms and conditions of use and any other documents referred to in it), applies to your use of:

  • website (Website);

  • our social media pages; and

  • any of the services accessible through the Website (the Services).

By visiting the Website, accessing one of our social media pages and/or using the Services, you are accepting the practices described in this policy unless described otherwise. Please note that platforms not controlled by us have their own obligation to inform you on their privacy policy.

The controller is DE VLAAMSE RADIO EN TELEVISIEOMROEPORGANISATIE NV (VRT) in Belgium located in Auguste Reyerslaan 52, 1043 Brussel.

How and what personal data do we collect from you?
VRT provides you, the consumer, with a digital service which you are able to use through your consumer device. In the following, we inform you about the kinds of personal data we collect from you which is information that renders you identifiable by us or a third party, e.g. your name, address, Email address or user behavior.

Should you decide to use our website without registering we only collect personal data that your browser sends to our webserver under Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If you want to view our website on your device we only collect the data which are necessary to show you content as well as maintain stability and safety which are:

  • your IP address;

  • date and time of your request;

  • the webpage requested;

  • the transferred amount of packets;

  • your Browser;

  • your operating system and the user surface;

  • HTTP-status code;

  • language and version of your browser.

In addition, we use cookies, which are text files with information located in your browser cache. These are being placed by us and help in re-identifying your browser after your IP changes.

The website is created via Squarespace, which uses Analytics and Performance cookies to collect information on our behalf about how visitors interact with the website. For more detailed information on these cookies please see:

Transient cookies are being deleted after you close your browser session and are needed to connect your browser requests to a single session. Persistent cookies will delete themselves after a certain amount of time, however you can block third party cookies in your browser settings.

We retain the data in question for 2 years after the end of the MARCONI project (planned 29 February 2020) for communication and marketing purposes (e.g. improve the website, understand which pages are more popular, etc).

Mailing List

This Website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this Website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. The processing of personal data will be based upon Art 6 (1) (a) GDPR. 

Subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscribe system is unavailable similar means will be provided.

If you choose to register at our platform we will collect your Email address in order to stay in contact with you and provide our service. After processing is no longer necessary your personal data will either be deleted or anonymised or – in case of legal obligations to keep data – processing will be restricted to the required purposes. The purpose of keeping you updated about the project will end, for the sake of archive and marketing purposes, two years after the project has been concluded. You may withdraw your consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Where personal data will be processed by third parties or for different purposes, more detailed information can be found below.

We use Salesforce as a SaaS tool for optimising our marketing campaigns. For more information on Salesforce’s privacy policy see:

Your rights
You have the following rights concerning your personal data:

  • right to access;

  • right to rectification or deletion;

  • right to restriction of processing;

  • right to object the processing;

  • right to data portability.

In addition, you maintain the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of Belgium.