Privacy Statement

The Belgian-Luxembourg Conference of Seventh-day Adventists vzw (BLF), located at Ernest Allardstraat 11, 1000 Brussels, is responsible for the processing of personal data as shown in this privacy statement.

Contact details:
Ernest Allardstraat 11
1000 Brussels
+32 2 5113680

Jeroen Tuinstra is the Data Protection Officer of the BLF.
He can be reached via

Personal data that we process

The BLF processes your personal data by using our services and/or by providing it to us yourself.
Below is an overview of the personal data we process:

  • First and last name(s)
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • Address details
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Bank account number

Special and/or sensitive personal data that we process

The BLF processes the following special and/or sensitive personal data from you:

  • religion or belief (baptismal dates)
  • marital status (marriage and divorce data, family relationship)
  • health data (allergies, diseases, medicine use, etc.)
  • passport data
  • details of people younger than 16

Our websites and/or services ( and do not intend to collect data about website visitors who are younger than 16 years of age, unless they have permission from parents or guardians. However, we can not check if a visitor is older than 16. We therefore encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent. If you are convinced that we have collected personal information about a minor without this permission, please contact us via , then we will delete this information.

For what purpose and on the basis of which we process personal data

The BLF processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Sending our newsletter and/or information brochures
  • To call or e-mail you if necessary in order to be able to carry out our services
  • To deliver goods and services to you
  • Compiling membership lists
  • Determine whether certain functions can be held in the organization

Automated decision making

The BLF does not take decisions based on automated processing on matters that can have (significant) consequences for persons. These are decisions that are taken by computer programs or systems, without involving a person (for example, a BLF employee). The BLF uses the following computer programs or systems:

MS Exchange and MS Outlook, processing e-mails
MySQL, central address and data file
Ciel, accounting, processing of tithes, gifts and / or other financial transactions
MS Word and MS Excel, keep track of member and address lists

How long we keep personal data

The BLF does not store your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected. You have the right to be “forgotten”, but if you are a member of the Church, the following data will remain registered until you cancel your membership or you will be expelled from your membership:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Address details
  • Email address

Sharing personal data with third parties

The BLF will not sell your information to third parties and will only provide this information if this is necessary for the execution of our agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation. Your data can be shared with other entities of the Seventh-day Adventist church, such as the Franco-Belgian Union and the Inter-European Division. With companies that process your data in our assignment, we make a processor agreement to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data. The BLF remains responsible for these processing operations.

Cookies, or similar techniques, that we use

The BLF only uses technical and functional cookies. And analytical cookies that do not infringe your privacy. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website. The cookies we use are necessary for the technical operation of the websites and your ease of use. They ensure that the websites work properly and remember, for example, your preferences. We can also optimize our websites with this. You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it does not store cookies anymore. In addition, you can also delete all information previously saved via the settings of your browser.

View, modify or delete data

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by the BLF and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data that we have of you in a computer file to you or another organization mentioned by you.

You can send a request for inspection, correction, deletion, data transfer of your personal data or request for cancellation of your consent or objection to the processing of your personal data to .

In order to ensure that the request for access has been made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your ID with the request. Make your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and citizen service number (BSN) black in this copy. This is to protect your privacy. We respond as quickly as possible, but within four weeks, at your request.

The BLF also wishes to point out that you have the opportunity to file a complaint with the national Data Protection Authority.

How we protect personal data

The BLF takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of abuse, please contact us or via .

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