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1. Scope

The European Casino Association (ECA), registered in Belgium at Square de Meeûs 38-40, 1000 Brussels, and with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE) under number 0878.519.102 places great importance on the protection of your personal data. ECA is committed to comply with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. ECA is responsible for processing your personal data.

The following Privacy Notice will provide you with information about the personal data that is collected and how it is processed and used. By visiting ECA’s website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice applies to personal data that is collected when visiting ECA’s website or making use of ECA’s products or services. Please note that if you make use of services provided by third parties, only the Privacy Notice of these third parties shall apply to the personal data collected via these services. 

2. Information we may collect

We collect some of your personal data, i.e. data which allow us to identify you as an individual. In the framework of our operations, ECA collects and processes the following types of personal data:

  • Name;
  • Email address;
  • Date of birth;
  • Information on event attendance, including event photographs;
  • Job applicants’ documents.

ECA collects these personal data via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or in person at the events organized by ECA. We limit our request to personal data that are necessary to provide you with the products or services you express interest in. We do not collect sensitive personal information from you without having first obtained your consent.

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. However, please note that if you do not want to provide your personal data, we may not be able to provide some services or products offered by ECA.

3. How we use the information we collect

ECA uses your personal data only:

  • To inform you about ECA’s products and services or third party products and services that ECA believes you might be interested in (e.g. sending of newsletters or marketing communication) provided – where necessary – you would have consented to receiving such communication;
  • To organize events and manage membership;
  • To manage the website’s content;
  • To handle job applicants’ documents.

ECA does not share your personal data with strategic partners or third parties. However, we may share your information with certain external service providers who perform limited services on ECA’s behalf and with selected business partners, if necessary to be able to provide you with our products and services.

We will not retain your personal data for a period exceeding what is necessary to fulfill the purposes set out above. In any case, the retention period shall not exceed five (5) years after the last use of your personal data.

4. Your rights

You are entitled to access, rectify or make a request for erasure of your personal data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by ECA and the right to request (free of charge) a copy of your personal data. All requests shall be addressed to ECA via email [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.].

Your consent may be withdrawn at all times. When ECA uses your contact details to provide information, each email contains a possibility to unsubscribe.

You may lodge a complaint to the Belgian Data Protection Authority should you have any concerns with the way ECA processes your personal data.

5. Cookies 

We use cookies on our website. 

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file transferred and stored on your computer or mobile. The cookie helps provide you with a better, more personalized user experience by allowing the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. It helps to navigate from page to page on a website, provide secure connections, and remembers preferences from a previous visit.

Most browsers support cookies, but you can disable the use of cookies through your browser settings. You can manage the cookies yourself by adapting your preferences in your browser. You can also remove cookies which are already installed.

Cookies on our website

Functional cookies: ECA uses functional cookies that allow us to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (e.g. your choice of language or region). These cookies are thus essential for easy use of the site.

Google Analytics:  The ECA’s website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses non-operational cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. At the request of ECA, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how the website is used, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

6. Applicable law and jurisdiction

All disputes regarding the interpretation or the enforcement of this Privacy Notice shall exclusively be governed by Belgian law and submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Brussels’ courts.

7. Contact information

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice or the processing of your personal data, please contact ECA at the following email address: [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.].