1. About this site

The information on this site is provided by the Belgian federal government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), managed by the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB), whose offices are located at Rue de Loi, 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

In accordance with Article 17 of the royal decree of 10 October 2014 establishing the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, the CERT is tasked with detecting, observing and analysing online security issues and with keeping users up to date on that topic.

The CERT and CCB publish and update this site with content that is as current, accessible, accurate and exhaustive as possible. However, the information on this site may unintentionally be incomplete and/or inaccurate.

The CERT and CCB cannot be held liable for any damage caused by any use whatsoever of the content on this site.

This site may contain links to sites and/or pages published by third parties. The CERT and CCB may not be held liable for any damage resulting from the use of information contained in such third-party sites and/or pages. Moreover, no right is associated with third-party information.

2. Privacy and treatment of personal data

The CERT and CCB place a great deal of importance on respect for privacy. Although most of the information on this site is available without having to provide personal data, you may be asked to provide personal information in certain cases.

2.1. Registration of personal data

Personal data are collected and processed solely for the purpose of providing you with the information requested. Personal data are data by means of which you can be identified, such as your name, your e-mail address or other data which may be reasonably linked to such information.

When you register on this site, we ask you to provide us with certain information (last name, first name and e-mail). That information will be used to manage the site and the information provided.
The personal data provided are not used for marketing purposes and are not divulged to third parties.
In accordance with Article 29 of the Criminal Procedure Code, agents of the CERT and CCB may be required to report criminal offences of which they become aware in connection with their duties and to send the public prosecutor any information related thereto.

2.2. Use of cookies

We use cookies in order to provide optimal service. A cookie is a small file stored on your computer. The cookie can be recovered when you visit the same site at a later point in time. We also use cookies to produce anonymous statistics on visitors (Google Analytics). None of this contains information making it possible to contact you by e-mail.
You can also configure your browser to warn you when cookies are created or to stop it from creating cookies.

2.3. Logs

The CERT and CCB also collect information in log files. The logs thus saved contain only traffic data. This information is used by the CERT and CCB for internal processing and traffic analysis purposes. The logs are kept for no longer than 12 months.

2.4 Security

The CERT and CCB undertake to apply the best security measures required to prevent third parties from maliciously using your personal data.

2.5 Rights regarding your personal data

You are entitled to access and rectify the personal data about you collected by the CERT and CCB.

Although that is not one of the purposes of the processing of your data effected by the CERT and CCB, you are entitled to oppose, upon request and free of charge, any processing of your personal data that might be planned for direct marketing purposes.

In addition, you may access your personal data and check the accuracy thereof at any time. You have the option of correcting any mistakes. To do so, use the following e-mail address: webmaster [at] cert [dot] be.
You can find more information about the protection of personal data at www.belgium.be and on the site of the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (www.privacycommission.be).

You can also contact the CERT and CCB directly if you believe there is a failure to comply with the provisions of privacy protection legislation. To do so, you can use the following e-mail address: privacy [at] cert [dot] be.

3. Intellectual rights

The name and logo of Safeonweb.be and Cert.be are the property of the Belgian government, represented by the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, Rue de la Loi, 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

The texts, layout and images used on this site are protected by copyright legislation. The site is subject to legislation on databases. You may not copy, modify, translate or adapt all or a substantial part of this site, in any form or manner whatsoever, except for the statutory exceptions or with the prior express authorisation of the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium.

Any unlawful use of all or part of this site may give rise to civil and/or criminal prosecution.

4. Disputes

Belgian law applies to disputes about the conditions for using this site.
The courts of Brussels shall have sole jurisdiction.

5. Changes and updates to the conditions of use

The Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium reserves the right to modify at any time the present conditions of use, without notice or compensation whatsoever. The amended conditions of use will be communicated on the sites Safeonweb.be and Cert.be and will automatically take effect 30 days after their publication on this site.