Privacy statement CurieuzenAir
CurieuzenAir is a research project of the University of Antwerp, the Brussels city movement BRAL and Université Libre de Bruxelles, in which, through citizen participation, the air quality in the Brussels Capital Region is mapped for a month. The project is coordinated by Prof. Filip Meysman of the Biology Department of the University of Antwerp.
CurieuzenAir is committed to protecting your personal data. In this privacy statement, we want to provide clear and transparent information on how we handle personal data. We will do everything to guarantee your privacy and in all cases we comply with the applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016.
Privacy department University of Antwerp
Last update 21 May 2021
What personal data do we process and why?
Your personal data are processed by CurieuzenAir for the following purposes and legal grounds:
1: without registration: your IP-address. This data is only used in the form of anonymous statistics in order to optimise and improve the website https://curieuzenair.brussels.
2: Your name, e-mail address and address details following your registration as a candidate participant in CurieuzenAir via the online registration form or when you participate as an organisation in BRAL’s CurieuzenAir community programme. After registration, your personal data are automatically entered into our database. The technical management of the database is in the hands of UPing, based in Boom. The further processing of your personal data is carried out by a limited number of CurieuzenAir employees. You can read more about this below. We use your data to be able to perform the service you requested (possible participation as a measurement point for the survey).
3: your e-mail address if you left it on the homepage to be the first to be informed about the launch of CurieuzenAir. For sending this mail, your explicit, prior consent is requested when registering your mail address.
4. Your first name, surname and address details for the compilation of the measurement package and for sending it to a DPD pick-up point in your area. We use these data to be able to perform the service you asked for (participating in the research) properly.
5: Your first name, surname, e-mail address and address data for further processing and analysis of measurement results in the context of scientific research:
– The processing of the measuring tubes
– Participation in the online questionnaires
– Display of the measurement results in your personal measurement report
6: The placement of a colour-coded dot near the address of your measurement point on the central dot map on the website of our media partners Le Soir, Bruzz and De Standaard. This map of dots shows the measurement results per measurement point for the Brussels-Capital Region. It is possible to zoom in to street level.
The development of the dot map is in the hands of De Standaard. They only receive the X-Y coordinates of the measurement address, rounded to 3 decimal places. You give your explicit, prior consent to displaying the dot at your measurement point on the dot map.
7: When subscribing to the CuriousNeuzen newsletter: your e-mail address. When you subscribe to our mailing list, your explicit permission is asked for.
8: When subscribing to updates of our media partners Le Soir, Bruzz and De Standaard: your first name, surname and e-mail address. When you register on the registration form, your explicit, prior consent is requested for passing on this data to the media partners.
We use the collected data only for the purposes for which we have obtained the data. You are not obliged to provide us with your personal data, but you are aware that the provision of certain services will not be possible if you refuse the processing.
CurieuzenAir may obtain your personal data in various ways:
-by leaving your e-mail address on the homepage
by registering for the newsletter
-by registering your candidacy for research via our registration form
By participating in the CurieuzenAir community programme in collaboration with BRAL
By using cookies (see article below)
Passing on to third parties
We may provide the data you give us to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the above purposes.
For example, we use a third party for:
setting up and maintaining our central database (UPing)
Composing the measuring packages (AMAB)
Processing and delivery of the measuring packages (DPD)
taking care of the internet environment (webhosting via Harras)
Sending out newsletters and invitations for questionnaires (mailing software SendinBlue)
setting up the dots card (via De Standaard, Le Soir and Bruzz)
the analysis and processing of questionnaires (Qualtrix)
We never pass on personal data to other parties with whom we have not concluded a processing agreement. With these parties (processors) we naturally make the necessary arrangements to guarantee the security of your personal data.
Furthermore, we will not pass on your data to third parties, unless this is legally required. An example of this is when the police request (personal) data from us as part of an investigation. In such a case we must cooperate and are therefore obliged to hand over these data.
We may also share personal data with third parties if you give us permission to do so. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing before the withdrawal.
Storage of data within the European Union
Your data will be stored on servers located within the European Union, subject to European legislation.
However, we do use Google Analytics. Functional and analytical cookies are collected in this process. In this case, we take all possible measures to ensure that your data is protected as stipulated in European, federal and Flemish legislation.
CurieuzenAir does not retain personal data any longer than necessary for the purpose for which it was provided or as required by law. The personal data from our database will only be used for the duration of the research (until February July 2022), after that all personal data will be anonymised.
-We have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against unlawful processing.
-We use a user name and password policy on all our systems
-We make back-ups of personal data in order to restore them in the event of physical or technical incidents
We regularly test and evaluate our measures
-A limited number of CurieuzenAir employees have access to your personal data. Our employees are informed about the importance of the protection of personal data.
Your rights concerning your data
You have the right to inspect and correct or delete the personal data we have received from you. At the top of this privacy statement you will find how to contact us. To prevent abuse, we may ask you to adequately identify yourself. To verify your identity, we ask you to send a copy of your identity card. We strongly advise you to make your passport photo invisible and to mention that it is a copy.
You can also object to the processing of your personal data (or part thereof) by us or one of our processors. You also have the right to have the data you have provided us with transferred to you or on your behalf to another party. We may ask you to identify yourself before we can comply with the aforementioned requests.
If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, please contact us directly at the e-mail addresses below.
Privacy department University of Antwerp
You also have the right to complain at any time to the Data Protection Authority, which is the supervisory authority in the area of privacy protection.
Data Protection Authority
Rue du Printing 35, 1000 Brussels
Tel +32 (0)2 274 48 00
A request or complaint can be made using the web forms on the website of the Data Protection Authority.
Change privacy statement
We may change our privacy statement. We will place a notice of such changes on our website. Older versions of our privacy statement will be stored in our archive. Please send us an e-mail if you want to consult them.
What are cookies? A “cookie” is a small file sent by the server of CurieuzenAir and stored on the hard drive of your computer. The information stored in these cookies can only be read by us and only for the duration of the visit to the website www.curieuzenair.brussels.
Although there are different types of cookies, distinguished by their functionality, origin or retention period, the legislation mainly distinguishes between functional or technically necessary cookies on the one hand and all other cookies on the other hand. CurieuzenAir uses the following cookies:
Technically necessary cookies.
These cookies are necessary for the technical operation of our website.
These cookies are used to provide functionality to use our website, such as the ability to save preferences on a website and other functionalities, whether or not within the duration of the relevant session.
CurieuzenAir uses Google Analytics in a privacy-friendly manner to analyse how visitors use our websites. This enables us to improve the user-friendliness of the website.
On our website, you will find buttons to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We do not use tracking via a so-called pixel.
With regard to cookies placed by third parties (e.g. Google Analytics), we refer you to the statements these parties provide on their respective websites. Please note that we do not exert any influence on the content of those statements, nor on the content of the cookies of these third parties such as Google Analytics cookies.