The operators of this website (https://enlight-eu.org/) and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This project and the accompanying processing of personal data on the website is carried out by the International Relations Office, affiliated with Ghent University. Ghent University is, being the data controller, responsible for the processing of personal data. For questions, comments or suggestions about the processing of your personal data, please contact us (
Your data are used on the basis of legitimate interests and your explicit consent for the following purposes:
If you wish to withdraw your consent, you can always do so by (1) by clearing the browsing history of your browser to delete all cookies on your device; (2) unsubscribing via https://enlight-eu.org/index.php/component/acym/frontusers/unsubscribe/46-enlight-newsletter-february-2021?id=3&key=6wEKOkxfSXKAYH&tmpl=component, or by contacting us at
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing functional cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator's services.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses so-called analytical cookies. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. Therefore, analytical cookies can only be placed after your explicit, prior consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Social media handles (Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, …) also require consent as these are considered to be social media cookies, placed by third parties.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator's website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you a name and e-mail address that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information.
The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.
The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.
Events registration data
In order to register for events announced on the ENLIGHT website, you may be redirected to an ENLIGHT partner's tool or page, which will request certain information from you to register for participation. The ENLIGHT partners are committed to using tools that ensure maximum compliance with GDPR legislation.
The employees of the International Relations Office have access to your personal data on a strict “need-to-know” base. This right of access only applies for the purposes stated in this privacy statement.
To ensure the well-functioning of the ENLIGHT website and its newsletter administration the International Relations Office collaborates with the University of Göttingen and Bordeaux and will be processing your name and e-mail address.
The International Relations Office ensures that your data is not passed on to third parties, except in the cases mentioned above, if you have given prior consent or if the access, use, retention or disclosure of your personal data is reasonably necessary (e.g., to comply with the applicable rules and regulations, to detect technical or security issues and to protect the rights, property or safety of the International Relations Office.
The International Relations Office takes the appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against any form of loss or unlawful processing.
All employees of Ghent University respect the Generic Code of Conduct for the processing of personal data and confidential information (approved on 18 May 2018 by the Executive Board of Ghent University) and have access to online manuals to support them in the correct use of your personal data.
This privacy statement can be amended if new or modified services or functionalities are available and / or to continue to comply with the applicable rules and regulations.
If the privacy statement is amended, this will be mentioned in our e-mails and a link to the amended privacy statement will be included.