Privacy and confidentiality policy and protection of privacy

Respect for privacy

The PTB attaches great importance to privacy. And we know that this is an important subject for most of you as well. In the first part of this privacy statement, we explain what personal data about you is stored by the PTB, how it is used and how you can access, correct and/or delete it. In the second part, we explain the privacy policy applicable to all our websites.

You will find general information on privacy legislation on the website of the Privacy Commission.

Personal data

The manager of personal data is the PTB: Parti du Travail de Belgique, boulevard M. Lemonnier 171, 1000 Brussels,, 32(0)250 40 111.

What personal data do we process?

We only collect data that you voluntarily provide to us, such as: first and last name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, profession and company, party affiliation or not. Your email address may be linked to information that you yourself make public via Facebook or Twitter.

When you are in contact with us by email, we can then keep the content of the message, your email address and the replies. We may also keep any message or user information you send to us via Then, you can also record the interactions you have with the PTB via social networks.

For what purpose are your personal data processed?

We ask you to provide us with your personal data so that we can, according to your interests, keep you informed of the PTB's positions and activities, invite you to sign a petition or participate in an action, send you the information you have requested yourself, contact you if you have expressed an interest in helping the PTB or becoming a member, or invite you to make a donation.

If you sign a petition and do not check any option, your data is only kept to record the number of signatures. They are deleted once the petition is closed and we do not use them for any other purpose.

The PTB will never retain your data beyond the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data were collected.

Legal provisions

Whenever we ask you for your personal data, it is processed in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR General Data Protection Regulation of 25 May 2018 and the Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy.

These data are processed as part of the PTB's legitimate activities as a Belgian political party in order to develop its organisation. The data processing concerns members, former members and persons who maintain regular contacts with the PTB.

We will only collect your personal data if you give us your express and unambiguous consent. If you support us financially, we have a legal obligation to keep your contact details and the amount of your donation for a certain period of time. (Royal Decree of 26/06/2003 and 27/09/2009 on the accounting of certain associations and Law of 4 July 1989 on the control of election expenses and donations paid to political parties).

Are your personal data passed on to third parties?

Your data is stored in secure files to which only authorized persons have access. The PTB uses the CiviCRM and Nationbuilder platforms to manage its community of members, supporters and contacts.

When we collaborate with other platforms, we enter into a contract with them that requires them to comply with GDPR legislation.

Your personal data will never be passed on to third parties.

Your rights

You have the right to inspect your personal data and the right to correct and/or delete it. With proof of identity (copy of the identity card), you can submit a written, dated and signed request to the following address: PTB, boulevard M. Lemonnier 171, 1000 Brussels or via e-mail, in order to obtain free of charge written communication of your personal data. If necessary, you may also request that these data be corrected if they prove to be inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant. Your personal data will be completely deleted upon request.

It is possible to unsubscribe automatically from each newsletter sent to you by the PTB. You also have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commission.

Management and security

Your data remains confidential and will not be sold, lent, rented or disclosed to third parties. You are solely responsible for the accuracy of the data you provide. The PTB cannot be held responsible for the consequences of inaccurate data transmission.

The PTB undertakes to take the necessary measures in the event of abuse, loss, unauthorised access, non-consensual disclosure and unlawful modification. Our websites use a reliable SSL certificate (https: //) to ensure that your personal data does not get into the wrong hands.

If you feel that your data is not properly secured, if you suspect misuse, or if you would like more information on how to secure the personal data collected by the PTB, we invite you to contact the PTB directly.

The PTB cannot be held responsible and therefore declines any responsibility in the event of non-compliance with the law on the protection of privacy by sites that do not belong to it, but to which the PTB refers or to which it creates a link.


When you visit the PTB website, the server records non-personal usage data, which will never be linked to your personal data. Visitors to the PTB website therefore remain anonymous. This non-personal usage data is processed internally and is intended to help us to continuously improve our site.

Google Analytics

The PTB automatically receives the information generated by your visit to our sites via the Google Analytics platform, which analyses, for example, the number of times web pages are viewed. This information includes, among other things, your IP address and the type of browser (the program that allows you to view web pages) you use.

Google Analytics declares that it complies with the Safe Harbor Principles and adheres to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor program. This implies that there is a sufficient level of protection for the processing of personal data.


There are several types of computers, browsers and users. The best way to create websites that are accessible to all is to comply with the international standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The code that determines the layout of our site (CSS) meets the latest standards (CSS3). We are trying to correct the fact that some browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) do not display web pages in accordance with these standards. Within the limits of our possibilities, we take into account as much as possible visitors with a visual, auditory, motor or mental disability. If you have any comments about our website, please send them to the website administrator ( Regrettably, it is unfortunately impossible for us at the moment to guarantee 100% accessibility to 100% of visitors.


To ensure the proper functioning of our site, the presence of cookies is sometimes necessary. Cookies are small files that allow you to avoid having to re-enter your user data each time. We do not use cookies to track your Internet user behaviour. The videos inserted in our newsletters sometimes provide a tracking cookie on your video player software. Unfortunately, we have no control over this, so videos are not shown if you do not accept cookies. The PTB will not place cookies without your permission, unless it is a functional cookie (a cookie that is strictly necessary to provide you with a service that you have expressly requested or to make communication possible). You can change your browser settings to prevent the receipt of cookies when you visit the PTB website. In this case, you may not be able to fully use all the possibilities of the website. For more information on enabling or disabling cookies, see the instructions on the Help function of your browser. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and the use of cookies, you can send us an e-mail ( We will respond as soon as possible.

Safety and security

The PTB undertakes to do its best to prevent your computer from being touched by unwanted or harmful software (spyware, adware, etc.) when visiting one of its sites.

Intellectual property rights

All texts, documents, photos, illustrations, logos, videos and any other element appearing on this site are under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 license and covered by international copyright protection. The reproduction, in whole or in part, of the texts appearing on this site is authorised provided that the source is mentioned. Any modification of the content of the site, of any kind, is prohibited. The commercial use of any content on this site is prohibited. Targeted images of individuals may only be stored and used with the consent of the individuals concerned.

Limitation of liability

The information contained on this website is of a general nature. The information is not applicable to personal or specific circumstances and cannot therefore be considered as personal, professional or legal advice by the user. The PTB makes every effort to ensure that the information it publishes is accurate, precise and up to date. Despite the efforts made, inaccuracies may sometimes appear in the published information. In the event that the published information contains inaccuracies or if certain information is not available on or via the site, the PTB undertakes to do everything possible to rectify the situation as quickly as possible. In the event that you notice any inaccuracies in the information provided on this site, you may contact the site administrator ( The PTB cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the information on this site. The content of the site (including links) may be adapted, modified or supplemented at any time without notice. The PTB cannot guarantee the proper functioning of this website and cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any malfunction or temporary unavailability of the website or any other form of damage, direct or indirect, resulting from access to or use of the website. Similarly, the PTB may in no event be held liable to anyone in any way whatsoever for any damage, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of this or any other site, in particular as a result of the use of links or hyperlinks, such as loss, interruption, damage to programs or other data on the user's computer system, equipment and programs. This website may contain, for information purposes, hypertext links to other websites or pages of third parties and refer to them directly or indirectly. The presence of these hyperlinks does not imply any implicit approval by the PTB of the content of the sites or pages to which these hyperlinks refer. The PTB formally declines all responsibility for the content, information, practices and other characteristics of these websites and cannot therefore be held liable for the consequences of using hypertext links on its own website.

Belgian law and competent courts

Belgian law applies to this site. In the event of a dispute, only the courts of Brussels are competent.