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The European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH)

fights for the respect of the fundamental right to privacy. This is why it is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your personal data. By visiting the AEDH website ( you accept the provisions of this privacy policy.

Read attentively what follows to understand what information is collected, what are your rights and how your personal data are used by AEDH.

Legal basis

This privacy policy is based on:

Article 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
General Data Protection Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, 27 april 2016 (2016/679)
Belgian law of 8th December 1992 relating to the protection of privacy


In accordance with article 129,1° of the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications, this privacy policy intends to inform the user regarding the treatment of their personal data.


What personal information does AEDH collect?

When you visit this website, you preserve your anonymity. The information collected during  browsing is used to analyse the use made of this website in order to improve it. No personal information is attached there.

AEDH collects personal data (such as surname, address, phone or email) only if you decide to provide them. For example, when you express the desire to become an individual member, to donate or to subscribe to our newsletter. AEDH is committed collecting only information needed for processing your request.



Why does AEDH collect personal data?

We collect, processes and uses your personal data:

  • To send you, with your consent, the Newsletter, invitations and official statements of AEDH
  • To answer all your questions and requests asked through the contact form
  • To treat your candidature for a job
  • Manage your membership
  • To enable you to make a donation (AEDH does not preserve your credit card details)
  • To carry out statistical analyses in order to improve the website


How is your personal data used by AEDH?

AEDH is committed to respecting the confidentiality of your personal data and to use them only for the purposes for which you may have communicated them. Your personal information will not be stored longer than necessary. For example, if you apply for an employment, the AEDH collects only the necessary information to treat your application.

Your personal data will neither be used for commercial purposes nor disclosed to third parties. In some instances, however, AEDH may be compelled to transmit your data when the law requires it or on a legal injunction. Any personal information provided to AEDH is held with the utmost care and security. However, AEDH declines any liability with regard to information security.


What are your rights?


It is you who decide to give your information. The storage of your personal information on the AEDH website is optional.

If you do not want to provide them, you can still browse the AEDH website, but it will be impossible for you to carry out certain operation like subscribing to the newsletter, become an individual member or to donate.

Right to access, withdrawal and modification

You always have the right to access your personal information, to rectify it or have it withdrawn; for example, by updating it or by asking for its removal from our mailing list. To exert this right, contact us at enclosing a copy of an ID document (e.g. identity card, passport or driving license)

In addition to personal information that you provide us for specific purposes, AEDH also uses cookies to ensure a correct operation of this website.

What is a “cookie”?

A “cookie” is a small file of written information that your browser memorizes when you visit a website. Its purpose is to collect certain information to analyse the activity of the site and to facilitate your navigation.

Cookies retain for example your linguistic preference so that you do not have to select it again the next time you visit the site. In no case do cookies emitted by collect your name or your email.

For more information on cookies:

How are cookies used by AEDH?

The AEDH uses cookies:

  • To compile statistical data concerning the use of the site in order to improve it
  • To share our webpages on social networks
  • To facilitate user browsing

The AEDH uses various types of cookies:

  • Functional cookies
  • Performance cookies and audience measurement
  • Third-party cookies

1. Functional cookies

These cookies are essential to operate the website optimally.

Supplier Cookie name Function Retention period Status PHPSESSID Session ID Expires at the end of the session Required _icl_current_language Cookie to save linguistic preferences 2 days Required ginger-cookie Cookie to display cookie notification and save your choice for the next visit. 1 day Required
Thimpress thimpress_donate_info Cookie to donate 12 h Required

2. Performance cookies and audience measurement

With the aim of adapting the site according to visitor requests, we measure the number of visits, pages viewed, visitor activity on the site and how frequently visitors return.

Fournisseur Nom du Cookie Fonction Durée de conservation Statut
Google Analytics _ga

Cookies to collect information on the use of the site (such as the number of visitors, number of visited pages) in order to create a better service.

See the privacy policy of Google. 

1 day Optional

3. Third-party cookies

To improve its interactivity, the AEDH website is supported by services offered by third-party sites.

These include:

  • Share buttons (Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Fancy, Pinterest)
  • Feed of Tweets and Facebook posts
  • Videos posted on the site (Youtube)

AEDH does not have any influence on the way which these third-party sites use your personal data. Therefore, you are invited to refer you to their privacy policy.

How to disable cookies?

If you wish to disable some or all cookies on your device, you can do it according to the parameters of your browser. However, your user experience on this site could be less good.

Discharge of responsibility

This privacy policy applies only to the information collected by the website This last can contain links towards other external sites. AEDH cannot, however, guarantee that these websites apply a policy which respects privacy in conformity with the law of 8th December 1992 relating to the protection of privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. Therefore, you are invited to read the privacy policy when you visit a site before providing them with your personal information.

Modification of this privacy policy

AEDH reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy by placing on the website a new version at your disposal. This new version enters immediately into force. Each time you visit the AEDH website, you submit yourself to the new privacy policy such as amended. Therefore, AEDH encourages you to consult this page regularly in order to keep you informed of any changes.


Should you have any questions or comments or regarding this privacy policy or your personal data, contact us at

Or by  post:

Association Européenne pour la défense des Droits de l’Homme

Rue de la Caserne, 33 
1000 Brussels