Privacy Policy

To maintain an efficient service while respecting the privacy of those who visit DSO Entity website and correspond electronically with DSO Entity. To maintain an efficient service while respecting the privacy of those who visit DSO Entity website and correspond electronically with DSO Entity, we have created and posted the following privacy policy.

DSO Entity is committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease to third parties the emails of members, Annual Meeting attendees or anyone else with whom we conduct business.

Information Collection and Use

We will collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, employer’s name, address(es), telephone, fax number and e-mail address. DSO Entity may use and store such information in order to notify you of official DSO Entity business; provide a product or service you requested; secure your membership status; analyze, evaluate, and improve member and prospective member needs and interests; alert you of DSO Entity‎ news, activities, courses and programs, services and benefits; and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes.

We use third parties to operate this website with whom we may disclose personally identifiable information to such entities as needed for them to perform their specific tasks under our instructions, subject to this policy and the general applicable GDPR rules.

We may disclose personally identifiable information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person. If all or part of DSO Entity‎ is merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer the personally identifiable information you provided to us to such entity as part of that transaction.

How can you access your personal data?

In accordance with the Belgian Law on the Protection of Privacy of December 8, 1992, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation of April 27, 2016, every user who has posted information about their name and identity either directly or indirectly on our website has the following rights concerning their personal data:

•    Right of information and access: you can request the communication of personal information concerning you.
•    Right of rectification: you can request the correction of personal information concerning you. You can
      correct any inaccuracies and complete the incomplete data.
•    Right to erase (“right to be forgotten”): you may request that your personal data be completely erased from our databases.
•    Right to limit the processing of personal data: you may object to the usage of personal information concerning you.
•    Right to the portability of data: you may obtain the personal data that is applicable to you in an electronic, current, and structured form.
•    Right of objection: you can oppose usage practices, direct marketing, and profiling practices.

To exercise these rights, send a written and signed request to DSO Entity‎, specifying the postal or electronic address to which the response must be sent. We may ask you to identify yourself before responding to the requests above.

In the case of a complaint concerning the treatment of your personal data, you always have the right to file a complaint with the privacy committee, the supervisory authority in the field of privacy protection.

Registration and Order Forms

To enroll or register in a program; attend DSO Entity ‎ events, meetings, or conferences; or request products or services; you may be required to fill out a registration or order form and provide personally identifiable information which we will use to process your registration or order.

Updating Personal Information and Participation

You may contact DSO Entity as set forth below to update your personally identifiable information, opt-in to, or opt-out of any service at any time. We will provide opt-in and opt-out opportunities as applicable to the service or product being offered.

Cookies and Log Files

Cookies are pieces of stored information used to provide smoother navigation throughout the Site, such as a saved password; to identify user trends, such as page views; and for other internal purposes, such as assessing the effectiveness of the Site.
Our site uses functional cookies. Their job is to ensure that your computer remembers your specific preferences and to load this information again the next time you visit our site. For example, this includes your choice of language, and the site pages you have already visited. We use this information to improve the quality of our website and our services.

You have the option of disabling these cookies, which you can do by adjusting your browser settings. For more information, please refer to your browser’s ‘help’ function.

Third-party cookies

Our site may contain links to external websites which may use their own cookies. We advise you to always check the privacy policies of each carefully of external websites.


There are links to other websites throughout the Site. Please note that DSO Entity is not responsible for the privacy policies of those other sites and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked sites.

Data location

We use a third party server to host our website in Belgium. Our website server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as the pages accessed, information requested, the date and time of the request, the source of your access to our website (e.g., the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website), your browser version and operating system. Our server is located in a data centre in Belgium.

Privacy Policy Updates

Should any changes be made to this privacy policy, we will post them on this page with appropriate explanation.

Acceptance of our Privacy Policy Terms

Using DSO Entity website indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy. Your continued visits to the DSO Entity website after changes are posted to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

Data controller

If you have questions, please contact us at: