Privacy Policy


Last updated: Feb 2022

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance operates the website on behalf of the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) Pilot Project Consortium. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We use your personal information only for providing and improving the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. This policy is applicable to personal data processed by the EGDC, and it applies both to the website and to our processing of personal data in general.


Data protection and privacy are very important for the EGDC, and we do everything we can to minimise the amount of data we collect and process. We only process data of individuals who have a direct relationship with the EGDC (such as our members, subscribers of our newsletter, etc.). In addition to this policy, EGDC’s Data Controller (see below) is registered and located in Belgium, therefore, we also comply with all the policies under Belgian and European law.

Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Rue Marie Thérèse 21, bte.5, 1000 Brussels Belgium

Phone: +32 2 8955720



Information collection and use

While using our website or subscribing to our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you, as well as to provide you with the best quality of services. Personal identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, e-mail address, etc. (“Personal Information”). If you subscribe to the EGDC newsletter and press releases, we use your personal information to contact you with our newsletters or press releases. However, the recipient can withdraw from this service at any time. Any communications we receive (whether by e-mail, post, or otherwise) are kept strictly confidential.

If you choose to participate in one of our EGDC Pilot Project events, you will need to register using our Event Registration Form. We collect and process your e-mail address and your name to register you to the event, verify the registrants, contact you on issues related to the event you have registered in, send you material/content related to the event and/or ask for your feedback.

Any additional personal data we may ask you to disclose, such as your country of residence, and/or your employer, will be collected and processed, if necessary, in order for us to ensure that the event will reflect the needs and meet the expectations of the registered audience.


The Internet pages of the EGDC website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.  Through the use of cookies, the EGDC can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.  By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognise our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilise our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Contact possibility via the website

The website of the controller contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our organisation, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, your personal data are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Disclosure of data to third parties

We do not disclose communications we receive to third parties, unless this is necessary to fulfil a request of the party that initiated the communication or a legal obligation. We always use our best efforts to minimise the amount and scope of any disclosure.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Matomo Analytics

This website may use Matomo Analytics. Matomo is an open source web analytics platform. A web analytics platform is used by a website owner in order to measure, collect, analyse and report visitors data for purposes of understanding and optimizing their website. If you would like to see what Matomo looks like, you can access a demo version at: Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimisation of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The purpose of the Matomo Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on our website. Matomo uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

Matomo Analytics places a cookie on your information technology system. The definition of cookies is explained above.

You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Matomo Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject.

In addition, cookies already in use by Matomo Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

The information collected is stored on our servers located within the European Union.

Social Media

We may use social media and social networking services to advance our work. These applications require the use of third party service providers.