Introduction to the concept of privacy

This privacy policy sets out how (hereinafter referred to as “the website”), published by the École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (“ÉSAC”) in Belgium, uses and protects any information you give to the website when you use it.

The website is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If we ask you to provide certain information that can be used to identify you when using the website, you can rest assured that it will be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The website may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to make sure that you are using this website in keeping with these changes. The current policy came into force on 1 January 2022. 

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Surname, first name, name of an associated company and position within it;
  • Contact information including your email address;
  • Demographic information such as your postcode, preferences and interests;
  • Information about your use of the website (See our cookie statement);
  • Any other information related to membership, participation in event bookings, surveys and other offers and services provided by ÉSAC.

What we do with the information we collect

We need this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and better online publications. 

Internal record keeping

We may use this information to improve our products and services and send you legal statements and documents. The website may also use your details to contact you for market research purposes. 


The website and its administrators will make sure that your information in our databases is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Information relating to electronic transactions completed via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

Transferring data across borders

The website operates in Belgium and the information that the website collects is processed and stored on its secure servers located within the EEA (European Economic Area). However, the website is visible worldwide and accessible from countries outside the EEA. As a visitor to this website, when you submit personal data, you are consenting to the transfer of personal information across borders.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other important websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, our website will not take any responsibility for the content of these websites.

We have no control over them. As a result, we cannot be responsible for the protection and confidentiality of any information you provide while visiting these websites, and they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and consult the privacy statement applicable to the websites in question.

When the website discloses your personal information to its agents or subcontractors, the agent or subcontractor in question will be required to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement and will not be able to contact you or solicit or use your information in any way without your consent.

In addition to the information reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, the website may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings, and to establish, exercise or protect its legal rights.

Your data

You may request details of the personal information we hold about you at any time under the Belgian Data Protection Law (Law of 30 July 2018 (GDPR)) and its implementing decrees.

If you would like a copy of the information held or if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the processing of your personal information by the website, please contact us by email at

What are my rights?

Guarantee of fair and lawful processing

Your personal data are always processed for legitimate purposes. They are collected and processed in an adequate, relevant and non-excessive manner and are not stored any longer than necessary to achieve the intended purposes.

All technical and security measures have been taken to minimise the risks of illegal or unauthorised access or processing of your personal data. If its computer systems are compromised, ÉSAC will immediately take all necessary steps to minimise the damage.

Right of access

If you are able to prove your identity, you have the right to obtain information about the processing of your data. This means you have the right to know the purposes of the processing, the categories of data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom the data are transmitted, the criteria used to determine how long data are stored and the rights you can exercise in relation to your data.

Right to rectification

Inaccurate or incomplete personal data can be corrected. It is primarily the user’s/visitor’s responsibility to make the necessary changes using the tools provided, but you can also ask us to make them in writing.

Right to erasure (or “right to be forgotten”)

You also have the right to ask for your personal data to be erased in the following circumstances:

  • Your personal data are no longer needed for the intended purposes;
  • You withdraw your consent (and there is no other legal basis) to the processing;
  • You have validly exercised your right to object;
  • Your data have been processed unlawfully;
  • Your data must be deleted to comply with a legal obligation.

ÉSAC decides on its own initiative whether the above criteria have been met.

Right to the restriction of processing

In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted, in particular in the event of a dispute regarding the accuracy of the data, if your data have been processed unlawfully, if the data are needed for legal proceedings or for as long as it takes for ÉSAC to verify whether you can validly exercise your right to erasure.

Right to object

You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data.ÉSAC will stop processing your personal data, unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your right to object.

Right to data portability

You have the right to obtain any personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. At your request, this data can be transferred to another provider, unless this is technically impossible.

Right to withdraw your consent

You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the validity of any processing that took place before you withdrew this consent.

How do I exercise my rights?

To exercise your rights, you must send a request by registered post to L’École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque, Campus du Céria – Bâtiment 8B, Avenue Emie Gryzon, 1, 1070 Brussels or by email to We will respond as soon as possible, but no later than one (1) month after receiving the request.

Option to lodge a complaint

If you are not happy with the processing of your personal data by the managers of this website, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority (direct link).