This Privacy Statement applies to the website, which was created and is managed by the Royal Belgian Society for Oto-rhino-laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, hereinafter referred to as the Society. The managing director of the Society is responsible for data processing. The Society considers the protection of the privacy of visitors to its website to be essential for its activities, and the personal data of visitors are treated with the utmost care.

All data submitted by the users of this site are processed by the Society in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 27 April 2016. The Society processes personal data only for the purposes for which they are collected and only for as long as this is necessary. These data are used for internal purposes (e.g. to manage the member database); to inform users of offers from the Society (e.g. management accreditation, notification of congresses, or courses); or to inform users of third-party offers that may be of interest. Towards this end, we may transfer personal data to third parties unless the user has opted not to allow this by using the 'opt-out' option, which can be modified via 'my account' after logging in to the website.

In accordance with the law, each user has the right to access their own personal data and to correct or delete their registered personal data at any time. This information can easily be modified by the user by clicking on the 'my account' tab after logging in to the website. Each user can request the removal of their data at any time. To prevent misuse, we may ask the user for identification. To request data removal, the user should e-mail the request to us at The email must include the user’s name and e-mail address.

This site uses cookies to enhance the user’s experience.   A cookie is a small file stored by the web server of the browser whenever a website is visited. A cookie contains a unique code that is used to identify the user and may be used to personalize the user’s website experience. Cookies may be sent by the web server of the websites that the user visits, including the servers of partners that collaborate with our website. A website's server can only read its own cookies; the server does not have access to other information on the user’s computer. The purpose of cookies is to make the interaction between the visitor and the website easier and faster. They also help the visitor navigate between the different parts of a website.

This website uses only two types of cookies:

1. Cookies that, for statistical purposes, register pages of the website that are consulted by the user. In order to improve website operation and marketing strategies, and to personalize the user’s experience, the Society uses analytical cookies to gather information about the number of visitors to each web page, about how users are connected to our website and to determine the navigation patterns of users on the website. These help us, for example, determine which web pages are most frequently consulted. The Society uses Google Analytics for this purpose (

2. Session cookies or temporary cookies enhance the user’s experience on our website. Session cookies are generally functional. The session begins when the user opens the browser and ends when the user closes the browser. As soon as the user closes the browser, all session cookies disappear.

If the user does not allow the use of cookies, some features and pages will not work. Our website has no control over the distribution of any third-party cookies.

The privacy section of the Society’s website may change at any time in response to changes in privacy legislation. This privacy policy is available for review on our site at all times.