Privacy policy

This Privacy Statement applies to the website and is created and managed by the Royal Belgian Society for Oto-rhino-laryngology, head and neck surgery, hereinafter referred to as the Society. The responsibility for data processing lies with the managing director of the Society. The Society is convinced that the protection of the privacy of visitors to its website is essential for its activities. Personal data of visitors are treated with the utmost care.

All data submitted by the user of this site are processed by us in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 27 April 2016. The Society processes the personal data only for the purpose for which they are collected and only for as long as this is necessary.  These data are used for internal purposes (management of database of members), or to inform the user to be able to keep offers from our Society (management accreditation, notification of congresses or courses), or to inform the user about offers from third parties that are believed to be of interest to this user. To this end, we may also transfer this personal data to third parties, unless the user has reported not to allow this ('opt-out' indication which can be modified via 'my account' of the members’ site).
In accordance with the law, you have the right to request the inspection, correction or deletion of the registered personal data at any time. This information can easily be improved by the visitor himself via ‘my account’ on the members’ site).  The user who wishes, can at any time request to be removed from the processing that we have created. To prevent misuse, we can ask you for identification.  It is sufficient to send an e-mail to our e-mail address ( with clear mention of name and e-mail address, to obtain the deletion.
On this site we use cookies. 
A cookie is a small file stored by the web server in your computer's or mobile's browser when a website is visited. A cookie contains a unique code that allows you to recognize your browser. Cookies can be placed by the web server of the website you visit or by partners that collaborate with a website. A website's server can only read the cookies that he has placed himself, he does not have access to other information contained on your computer. The purpose of cookies is to make the interaction between the visitor and the website easier and faster. They also help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website.

This website uses only two types of cookies:

  1. Cookies for statistical purposes register the consulted pages of the website. In order to improve the operation, marketing strategy and personalization of this website, the Society uses analytical cookies to gather information about the number of visitors, how visitors were connected to this website and to see how visitors move on this website (for example to determine which parts of the website are most popular). To do this, the Society uses Google Analytics (
  2. Session cookies or temporary cookies: they make the surfing experience of a surfing session easier. Session cookies are generally functional. This session starts when you open the browser and ends when you close the browser screen again. As soon as you close the browser, all session cookies disappear.

 If you do not allow the use of cookies, some features and pages will not work as expected. This website has no control over the distribution of any third-party cookies.

Given the fast changes in privacy legislation, the privacy section of this site can be adapted; it is available on the consultation site at any time.