Privacy Policy

BASE Website Privacy Statement

This statement discloses the information handling practices for the website  (hereinafter the “BASE website”), managed and operated by Febelfin, a not-for-profit association (Association Sans But Lucratif, ASBL) established under and governed by Belgian law, with registered address at Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 19, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium, and its sub-association the “Belgian Association of Stock Exchange Members (BASE)” – in French l’“Association Belge des Membres de la Bourse (ABMB)”; in Dutch de “Belgische Vereniging van Beursleden (BVBL)”, hereafter referred to as “Febelfin”.

The present Privacy Statement is valid for all the pages hosted on the BASE website. The website may provide referrals and hyperlinks to websites of third parties including social media. Febelfin cannot be held accountable or liable for any processing of personal data via these websites or social media.

In general, you can visit the BASE website without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you to better serve you. The sections below refer to Febelfin’s specific obligations in relation to the processing of personal data (i.e. any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual, such as your name, email address, IP-address etc.) pursuant to applicable privacy legislation, notably the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/79) as of its implementation on 25 May 2018 and the Belgian GDPR Implementation Act (Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data). 

By accessing the BASE website, you fully and unconditionally accept the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Febelfin may be required to amend and update this privacy statement from time to time.

Personal data

You may choose to give us personal data in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or e-mail address, to enable us to correspond with you. By providing personal data through the BASE website, you allow Febelfin to collect and process, for the purposes mentioned below, the following information:

  • identification data, such as surname and first name, title, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile number, company name, department, position, company address, date of birth, etc.;
  • communications between yourself and Febelfin;
  • any other information voluntarily shared by yourself with Febelfin.

Febelfin will process any personal data it would receive in full compliance with EU and Belgian applicable privacy legislation.

Persons under the age of 18 and persons who do not have full legal capacity are not permitted to communicate their personal data to us.

Purposes of processing

We collect and process the personal data that you share through the BASE website in particular for the following purposes:

  • to fulfil requests, for example queries regarding the BASE’s activities, requests for information material, etc; 
  • to analyse, adapt and improve the content of the BASE website;
  • to facilitate the provision and use of the BASE website as well as the experience of its visitors;
  • for any other purpose for which you have expressly consented.

We will only collect personal data which are strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which the personal data have been collected.

In connection with the purposes described above, we may need to share your personal data with external third-party service providers (e.g. IT systems, hosting service providers).

As a matter of principle, Febelfin will not process personal data obtained through the BASE website for direct marketing purposes, neither will we share with or transfer to third parties any information you provide, except as set out in this Privacy Statement.

Information security and integrity

We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its integrity. We implement appropriate measures and processes to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its integrity (i.e. as far as reasonably practical ensuring the absence of intentional or accidental changes to its content, context, structure and appearance).

Retention period

Febelfin will keep personal data for a period no longer than necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they were originally collected or obtained, except if it is obliged to do otherwise by law.

Rights of users – Contact

If you have submitted personal data about yourself to Febelfin, you may at any time request to access, verify, amend or delete such personal data or parts thereof.

If you wish to access, correct or delete any of your personal data held by Febelfin, or if you have any questions or concerns about the present Privacy Statement, or if you have any other questions regarding the above, please contact us via email at

Applicable law and competent jurisdiction

The present Privacy Statement shall be governed by the Belgian law to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable rules of private international law.


In the event of a dispute concerning the validity, application, interpretation or enforcement of the present Privacy Statement, the courts of the judicial district of Brussels (Belgium) shall have exclusive jurisdiction, to the fullest extent permitted by the law.

Before undertaking any legal dispute resolution, you undertake to resolve the dispute by amicable means by contacting Febelfin directly, before resorting to any other means of dispute resolution.


Cookie Policy:

This policy relates to the website (hereinafter the “BASE website”), managed and operated by Febelfin, a not-for-profit association (Association Sans But Lucratif, ASBL) established under and governed by Belgian law, with registered address at Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 19, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium, and its sub-association the “Belgian Association of Stock Exchange Members (BASE)” – in French l’“Association Belge des Membres de la Bourse (ABMB)”; in Dutch de “Belgische Vereniging van Beursleden (BVBL)”, hereafter referred to as “Febelfin”.

When you view the BASE website, we automatically collect information through the use of cookies. 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We may also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – to increase the performance of our website. More specifically, we use cookies only for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work. These cookies do not store any personal data.

Analytical Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when our site is visited and we will not be able to monitor its performance.

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Two years

Google Analytics sets this cookie in order to calculate statistics, such as the number of unique visitors and sessions, and to measure how quickly pages load.


Consent of the visitor

When you open the BASE website, and before data is stored and/or cookies are installed on your device, you are notified about the use of cookies and asked to give your consent for this. You can also opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies). If you refuse cookies, you will still have access to the BASE website, but your browser will operate more slowly or you will have difficulty or no access to certain parts or functionalities of the website.

You can withdraw your consent at any time and refuse the installation of cookies on your device or their use on the BASE website and/or delete cookies by clicking on the customise cookies setting or by changing the settings of your browser (see below).

How can you delete or block cookies, or change your settings?

Unless you have modified your browser settings to refuse cookies, the website will use cookies as soon as you visit the website. By using the BASE website, you agree to us storing strictly necessary cookies on your device.

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the customise cookies settings.

For more information about removing and blocking cookies using your browser settings, visit: All about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. Some of our services may require cookies in your browser to view and use them.

This cookie policy can be amended, for example, in connection with new features on the website. We therefore recommend that you regularly consult this cookie policy. This version of the cookie policy was last modified on December 13th, 2022.


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