Who are we?

We are the European Garage Equipment Association (‘EGEA’), an international non-profit association incorporated under Belgian Law whose head office is at Avenue Arnaud Fraiteur 15-23, 1050 Brussels, registered as Company N° 0883.057.910.

In this document references to ‘’We’’, ‘’Our’’ or “Us” are to EGEA and references to “You” or “Your” are to any user or visitor to EGEA’s website or on-line content and services.

Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why We collect personal information about people who visit our website and/or send us emails and/or have logged in to the member area; as well as how We keep that information secure, how We use it and the conditions under which We may disclose it to others.

How do We collect information from You?

We obtain information about You when You use Our web-site or when You communicate with Us, by whatever means, concerning Our services, when You subscribe to Our newsletter or when You login to the member’s area.

Young Persons: – You must be at least 16 years old to register on Our website.

What type of information do We collect from You?

The personal information We collect might include Your name, address, telephone, the name of the company You work for, email address, IP address, information regarding the web-pages that You visit (for example which web-pages were accessed and when) and any other information from Your communications with Us made by whatever means.

How is Your information used?

We may use Your information to:

  • Send You communications which You have requested and those that may be of interest to You including sending information about campaigns or appeals;
  • Carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts that You have entered into with Us;
  • Let you login into the member’s area; and
  • For advertising and for analytical purposes.

Such use may also include:

  • Processing a job or internship application;
  • Improving Our business communications and processes and Our website;

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example accounting). We will hold Your personal information on Our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract You hold with Us.

Who has access to your information?

We may share Your information with third parties for the following purposes:

Third Party Electronic Service Providers working on Our behalf: We may pass Your information to Our third party electronic service providers and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to You (for example to send You newsletters to which You have subscribed).

Third Party Service and Product Providers We work in association with: We work closely with various third party service and product providers to bring You a range of quality and reliable products and services designed to meet Your needs. The relevant third party may use Your details to carry out their obligations arising from any contracts You have entered into with them.

However, We may transfer your personal information to a third party: (i) as part of a restructuring, transfer or re-organisation of Our not-for-profit activities involving any third party; ; (ii) if We’re under a duty to comply with any legal obligation; (iii) to enforce Our terms and conditions; or (iv) to protect the rights, property or safety of our members. However, We will take steps with the aim of ensuring that Your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your rights in relation to your personal data

You have the right:

  • to access Your personal data and to be informed about its use;
  • to correct Your personal data;
  • to have Your personal data deleted;
  • to restrict the use of Your personal data;
  • to object to the use of Your personal data;
  • to complain to a supervisory authority;
  • to withdraw Your consent to the use of Your personal data;
  • to request portability of the personal data that You have shared with Us.

How you can access and update Your information

If You wish to change Your email address or any of the other information we hold, or if the information is inaccurate, please email Us at or by writing to Privacy officer, EGEA, Avenue Arnaud Fraiteur 15-23, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

We use security measures to protect Your information from any access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accident loss, destruction and damage. However, information transmitted over the Internet can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, We are unable to 100% guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to Us.

Use of ‘cookies’

Our website makes use of tracking technology known as “cookies” when You are browsing it. A cookie is a small computer file (or ‘tracker’), which is inserted and read regardless of the type of device used (e.g. computer, smartphone, digital reader, video game console connected to the internet…) when consulting a website or using a related mobile application. ‘Technical’ cookies only contain statistical data regarding Your browsing of the website and preferences, they do not identify You personally. This helps Us to improve Our website and deliver a better more personalised service. For example, We use cookies to store Your language preference.

There are many websites, which contain extensive information on what cookies are and how they work. For example, if You want to know more about cookies and how You can change the settings, please visit It is possible to switch off cookies by setting Your browser preferences. However, We wish to point out that turning off cookies may result in a loss of functionality when using Our website.

Most web browsers are configured to accept cookies; but if You do not wish to receive them, You can change your browser settings to notify You when cookies are being sent or You can opt out from receiving cookies. To do this, You can for example consult:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to Our website‚ so We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites You visit. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites including any that You may access using links from Our website.

Transferring your information outside of the EU

The information which You provide to Us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of Our ‘Cloud’ servers are located outside of the EU.

In such a case, We ensure that these transfers are made in accordance with the relevant policy of the EU or by using contractual clauses approved for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

Caution: Please take note that if you use Our services while You are outside the EU, Your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide You with those services.