Privacy Policy

1. About ICC Belgium


ICC Belgium (BE0892.722.969) is a Brussels-based non-profit organization and a member organization of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and of the network of independent national committees affiliated with ICC, The World Business Organization, a French entity.

ICC Belgium is located Stuiversstraat/Rue des Sols 8, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. We can be reached by phone at +32 2 515 09 33 or by email at

If you want to know more about ICC Belgium in general, please visit the “Who We Are” gateway of the ICC website at

2. ICC Belgium’s Privacy Statement


The protection of your privacy and the security of your personal data are very important to ICC Belgium. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is therefore to inform you of the procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data via the World Trade Controls blog, including any mobile versions or related mobile applications, collectively called WTC Blogs, accessible on: ICC Belgium encourages you to carefully read this Privacy Policy before continuing on our website(s) or mobile applications.

By visiting the WTC Blogs and providing information to ICC Belgium, you acknowledge that you have been informed and you consent to the Privacy Policy, including with regard to ICC Belgium’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information which may be collected when you subscribe to the WTC blog posts. If you do not wish your personal information to be used by ICC Belgium in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us this information.

For the avoidance of doubt: nothing in this Privacy Policy will affect any of your legal rights as data subject pursuant to the applicable national and European data protection legislation.

3. What Information is Collected and How It Is Used


Nature of information collected


ICC Belgium, or third parties on its behalf, may use the personal information that you provide:

      • to deliver you emails, or other communications relating to the WTC blog posts; and
      • to provide you with any ICC services and products we believe you may be interested in.

ICC Belgium, or third parties on its behalf, may also use certain information you provide in an aggregate and anonymous form for internal business and planning purposes, such as statistics.


Protecting your privacy and your personal information is a priority at ICC Belgium. ICC Belgium has therefore taken reasonable measures to protect your personal information from accidental or willful, loss, misuse, manipulation, destruction and/or alteration and from any unauthorized disclosure to third parties. However, please be aware that no data transmission over the internet or storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. ICC Belgium can only take reasonable steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access. In addition, each individual using the internet should take steps to help protect his/her personal information and to further minimize the likelihood that a security incident may occur (e.g. by protecting his/her computer with an adequate firewall and malware detector, and by regularly changing his/her passwords).

4. Disclosure of Information


ICC Belgium does not disclose your personal data to third parties, except to the ICC global network, business partners (Loyens & Loeff and Bryan Cave LLP) and service providers, or except as may be required by any applicable law, regulation, or governmental request or to protect the rights of ICC Belgium. Access to your information may be granted to such third parties as needed to perform their assistance or services. If you have consented hereto,  Loyens & Loeff and Bryan Cave LLP are also allowed to use your personal data for their own marketing purposes. Yet ICC Belgium does not authorize any other third parties to use or to transfer your information for any other purposes.

Transfer of personal data outside the European Union

Your personal data may be transferred to other EEA countries.

In addition, as an international organization with a global network, ICC Belgium or its partners may need to transfer and process your information (both personal and non-personal) internationally for the purposes described in Article 3 of this Privacy Policy.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of your personal information through the WTC Blogs represents an express consent to such transfer and processing.  In any case, ICC Belgium will comply with all legal requirements governing the transfer of personal data to non-EEA countries that are not deemed to provide an adequate level of data protection.

5. Rights to Unsubscribe of to Access the Information


How to unsubscribe

If you no longer wish to receive the WTC blog posts by email, you may opt out (free of charge) by cancelling your subscription on the WTC Blog through the link sent in each email you receive from WTC Blogs, or by sending an email to

If you no longer wish to receive marketing information from our partners Loyens & Loeff and Bryan Cave, please contact them directly via the contact details communicated by them.

Your unsubscribe request will be handled as soon as possible. Please note that it may take a couple of days for our administration to process such request.

How to access and update your information

The collected information is necessary for your registration and, more generally, for the purposes described in Article 3 of this Privacy Policy.

Upon request, in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation, and submitting proof of your identity, you have the right to access and the right to rectify your personal data record (if the information contained herein would be inexact, incomplete or no longer relevant). If you wish to exercise these rights and obtain all relevant information, please contact us at

6. Links to Other Sites


The WTC Blogs may contain links to or from a number of third party websites (hereinafter referred to as “Third Party Sites”). ICC does not, in any way, control or operate the Third Party Sites. ICC is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, policies or actions of the Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to general information processed by the WTC Blogs, pursuant to information collected on WTC Blogs. The use of any information you may provide to third parties on Third Party Sites, or which such parties may otherwise collect on other websites, is not governed by this Privacy Policy.

7. Social Networks


Social media plug-ins of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google plus or services with user-generated content features are integrated on the WTC Blogs. Where the ICC Blogs contain a plug-in to a social network site, these are clearly marked (e.g. with a Facebook button). If you choose to click on one of these buttons or links, your browser connects directly to the servers of the relevant social network. The other website’s privacy policy applies to any personal information you provide to that website. If you do not want the social network to collect the information about you, please review the privacy policy of the relevant social network and/or log out of the relevant social network before you visit the WTC Blogs.

8. Intellectual Property (IP) / Content


All content displayed on the WTC Blogs, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, sounds, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of ICC Belgium or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright and/or trademark legislation.

You are prohibited from using, without permission, any of the marks, trademarks, trade names, service names, logos or other propriety graphic appearing throughout the ICC Belgium Blogs. For more information, please read the Copyright section on this website.

9. Updates to Privacy Policy


To the extent permitted by applicable law in your jurisdiction, ICC Belgium may from time to time revise or update this Privacy Policy. You agree to be bound by such modifications or updates. If we make material revisions to the way we collect or use your personal information, in particular when we would start using such information for purposes that you have not consented to, we will notify you of these changes and, as the case may be, ask for your explicit consent.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the internet, accessible through the ICC Blogs. By continuing to use the ICC Belgium Blogs following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.