Cookies & Privacy Policy

By using this website you grant us the consent to use your personal data in accordance with this Cookies and Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”), which describes how we handle your personal information on this website.

In this Privacy Policy, "personal data" and “data controller” have the meaning of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the Belgian Act of 08 December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data and its implementing decrees, and from 25 May 2018 in its successor legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (and any Belgian act and/or decree implementing it), together the “Applicable Law”.

By using this website and by providing us with your personal data, you agree that the personal data collected via the website will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  The website is owned by MedTech Europe AISBL, with registered office at 1000 Brussels, rue Joseph II, 40, bte 3 (“we” or “us”). We shall act as “data controller” when processing your personal data.

a) What are cookies and why do we use them? Cookies are small text files which are placed on the computer or electronic device of a website user to provide the website operator with information about use of our site. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your computer or electronic device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

In broad terms we use cookies on our website for the following purposes:

  • Analytical purposes:    Analytical cookies allow us to recognise, measure and track users of our website in anonymous form. The information collected includes the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to our website from and the pages that they have visited. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by determining whether website visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of websites that are of the most interest to them.
  • Usage preferences:  Some of the cookies on our website are activated when visitors to our sites make a choice about their usage of our site.  The website then ‘remembers’ the settings preferences of the user concerned.  This allows us to tailor aspects of our website to the individual user.
  • Disclaimer:  We use cookies on our website to record when a website visitor has seen a policy, such as this one, or provided consent, such as consent to our Disclaimer. This helps to improve the user’s experience of our website – for example, it avoids a user from repeatedly being asked to consent to the same terms.
  • Session management:  The software that runs our website uses cookies for technical purposes needed by the internal workings of our servers. For instance, we use cookies to distribute requests among multiple servers, authenticate users and determine what features of our website they can access, verify the origin of requests, keep track of information about a user’s session and determine which options or pages to display in order for our website to function.
  • Functional purposes:  Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate.  For example, where transactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflow stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.

b) Your cookie preferences. To make full use of this website, your computer or electronic device will need to accept cookies, as this website will not function properly without them. In addition, cookies are required in order to provide you with personalized features on this website.

If you wish to remove cookies set by this website from your browser in the future, you may delete them. The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or electronic device depend on the operating system and web browser you use. Please note, however, that withdrawing your agreement to the use of cookies on this website will impair the functionality of this website.

c) Third party cookies. When you visit this website, you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. These may for example include cookies set by Google. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the “Why do we use cookies?” section of this policy. We do not control the setting of these third party cookies, so we suggest you might wish to check the third party sites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.

d) Personal data we may collect from you. We may collect and process the following personal data about you in accordance with this cookies and privacy policy:

-           personal data that you provide to us via our website, including but not limited to name, first name, address, phone number, profession, etc.; you must provide us with accurate, complete and updated registration information;

-           if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and may record telephone calls for regulatory compliance and record keeping purposes; and

-           details of your visits to our website and the materials and information that you access.

e) Use of your personal data. We may use data held about you for the following purposes:

  • to support your interaction with us, including to ensure that the content of this website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or electronic device;
  • to provide you with information you may have requested through this website;
  • to notify you about changes to this website and to ensure the ongoing accuracy and relevance of such data;
  • for general internal research purposes, including to identify and analyse the regularity of the use of this website and the nature of our this website’s users; and
  • to design products and services for your use.

We may disclose your personal data to our affiliates, agents and contractors (including to parties located outside the European Economic Area – “EEA”) for the purposes stated above. We will however not share your personal data to any other third parties, unless legally obliged by law, such as by court order or otherwise requested by you.

Any transfer of personal data to a country outside of the EEA shall be made in accordance with Applicable Law and appropriate and suitable safeguards will be taken. You have the right to obtain a copy of the appropriate and suitable safeguards taken by contacting us as provided below.

f) Duration of storage of your personal data. We will store the personal data that you send to us via this website on our databases. We will retain your personal data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you the services requested or to answer queries or resolve issues with us.

After this period, your personal data shall be deleted from our databases.

f) Your rights. You have the right to (i) access your personal data; (ii) require the correction of your personal data if and to the extent you can prove such data is inaccurate; (iii) request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of the General Data Protection Regulation are met; (iv) object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your personal situation and/or request its restriction; and (v) request a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data at any time provided that the conditions of the General Data Protection regulation are met. You however acknowledge that any processing carried out prior to such withdrawal shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before the withdrawal. Any request to exercise such rights must be addressed as provided below. If you deem it necessary, you also have the right to file a complaint regarding the use of your personal data by us with the relevant supervisory authority.

Where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, for example because of their repetitive character, we may either (i) charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested or (ii) refuse to act on the request.

g) Contact us. If you have any questions about this cookies and privacy policy or our related practices or if you wish to exercise the above rights, please contact us by e-mail at data.protection@medtecheurope.org or by phone at +32 (0)2 300 96 43.


You can also contact us by mail at info@medtecheurope.org.

h) Changes to this Privacy Policy. We retain the right to update, change and erase any part of this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be published here immediately and it is your responsibility to check back regularly. We will however contact you directly if we decide to use your personal data in a way that is contrary to this Privacy Policy and you will be given the choice as to whether or not to be included in its new use.