Privacy policy

Belgian Pearls is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We consider the privacy and protection of our readers and followers’ data, both corporate and personal, to be of the utmost importance. This privacy policy explains how we use the information that we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information to safeguard your privacy.

In collecting and processing of your personal data, we respect the Belgian regulations on the protection of personal data, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) as from its entry into force on 25 May 2018.

The information that we collect

When you become a follower of Belgian Pearls by email, we do know your e-mail address. We can collect further details from you, when you have provided us with this information, for example your address and telephone number.

We may also gather information regarding your interests and preferences. We will only collect and use your information where we have lawful grounds and legitimate business reasons for doing so. We will not ask for more information than we need.

How we gather this information

We may gather this information in person, over the telephone, by email or through our website (see information on cookies below).

How we use this information

We will be transparent in our dealings with you and will tell you how we use your information. We gather this information for the purposes of communicating with you, for carrying out our obligations to you.

We may also wish to provide you with information about our work and services, as well as events and other services and products which may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please email

We will not voluntarily disclose your personal data with any external person. However, we may disclose such information if required to do so by a valid order or if requested to do so by regulatory authorities and appropriate agencies.

Our website and cookies

When you visit our website,, we may store some information (commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer or device). Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your information around the web. A cookie helps you to get the best out of the site and for us to provide you with a more customised service. We use cookies for the following purposes:  we use cookies to track how our site is used and to improve and update our content.

You can block or erase cookies from your computer or device if you want to but certain parts of our site are reliant on the use of cookies to operate correctly and may not work correctly if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

Cookies are also placed on the website by third parties. These are, for example, cookies from analysis and tracking tools. Below an overview:

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook (Facebook pixel)
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Addthis
  • Hubspot

Updating your details

If any of the information that you have provided to Belgian Pearls changes, for example if you change address, please let us know the correct details in an email to

Your consent

By submitting your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy.

Contacting Belgian Pearls

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an e-mail to