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If you have any questions which are not answered in this privacy statement, if you have any suggestions or comments about its contents, or if you have any complaints about the way in which we handle your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten - Vlaanderen vzw
Eekhout 5
9000 Gent, Belgium
Enterprise number : 0459634005

phone number: +32 9 269 67 60
Email: info@hisk.edu


This website is owned by the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK). As an institute for advanced studies and practice-based research in visual and audiovisual art, the HISK takes care of your privacy and implements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a set of European regulations to protect the use of personal data. By accessing and using our website you expressly agree with the following terms and conditions.

This privacy statement contains details on the personal data we collect, why we collect this data and what we do with it. We regard it as important that your data is treated with care and have measures in place to ensure that the personal information you issue to us is treated confidentially.

This privacy statement applies to the website of the HISK. The HISK is not responsible for the privacy policy of other sites and sources referred to on our websites.

The contents of this site, including brands, logos, drawings, data, product or company names, texts, images etc. are protected by intellectual property rights and belong to the HISK or entitled third parties.

The HISK makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the information provided. The HISK cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the information on this site.

The website may contain hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties, or indirectly refer to them. Placing links to these websites or pages in no way implies an implicit approval of their content.

The HISK can be found on various social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn. If you follow us on social media, we may gain access to some of your profile data. The HISK also follows social media channels and can, in that way, use your public profile data (location and age) to promote certain messages. If you want to prevent this from happening, please change your privacy settings on social media.

You can freely visit the HISK website and consult information about our organisation, projects and services, without having to provide personal details. Only if you want to subscribe to our newsletters and mailing lists, you must communicate your personal data (contact details). Every e-mail that the HISK sends includes a unsubscribe link that allows you to unsubscribe. You can also always object to the use of your personal data by contacting info@hisk.edu

We do not collect or use your personal data for purposes other than those described in this privacy statement, unless we have obtained your permission to do so in advance.

If you send us an email or other messages, these will be added to our email archive and stored in accordance with the statutory duty to retain. Sometimes we will ask you for personal data that are relevant to a particular situation. This data will enable us to process your questions and respond to your requests.

The HISK will not save your data without your explicit consent. Your data are also not passed on to third parties without your explicit permission. The HISK can use the services of third parties to process your data in accordance with this privacy statement. In this context, certain information will have to be provided to third parties. This will only take place for the stated purpose and the HISK asks these third parties to tread the data in an equally confidential manner.

Personal data may not be stored for longer than is necessary. The retention period will be determined depending on the purpose for which the HISK has collected the data and any statutory obligations to save data. As a general rule, personal data will be kept for a maximum of 5 years after the last use.

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • right to acces: you may know whether we have information about you, which information this is, how it is used and you can receive further information about this.
  • right to correction: if your details are not correct, you may ask us to correct them
  • right to objection: you may object to the use of your data and we will comply with this unless there are justified grounds for doing so
  • right to be forgotten: you may ask us to delete your data

As long as one of the above rights is not met, you may ask us to temporarily stop using your data. You can find our contact details at the bottom of this page.

If at any time you object to our use of your data for (future) communication, you can write to info@hisk.edu. We will then no longer contact you. The e-mails we send you include an unsubscribe option. When you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive such messages. Your data will therefore be immediately removed from our database.

If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, we ask you to contact us immediately. Our contact details are at the bottom of this privacy statement. You also have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commission (Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussel - commission@privacycommission.be), which is the supervisory authority in the field of privacy protection.

We have taken suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or any form of unlawful processing. Only the employees of the HISK have access to these data. Each employee respects the confidentiality of your information. Obviously, malicious intent cannot be excluded, but the HISK has taken safety precautions at all levels to prevent any form of abuse.

In case a data breach is discovered at the HISK, an assessment will be made as to whether this leak implies a major risk for the rights and freedoms of any natural persons (Art. 33 GDPR). If this is not the case, the breach will be resolved internally and the correct measures will be taken in accordance with internal procedures. If the data breach implies a major risk, this will be reported within 72 hours to the GBA (Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit).

This is a translated version of our original privacy policy, written in Dutch. In case of any discrepancies in this translation or ambiguity n relation to any word or phrase, the Dutch version shall always prevail.

This privacy statement was last modified and revised on 22/02/2021