Privacy Policy

EMIRI Privacy Policy & Cookies


This Policy becomes applicable on July 1, 2021.


At EMIRI, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

We’ll only use your personal information to administer your account in order provide the services you have requested from us, according our statutes.


This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who contact us or visit our Website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure


We  may  change  this  Policy  from  time  to  time,  so  please  check  our  website  occasionally ( ) to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any  question  regarding  this  Policy  and  our  privacy  practices  should  be  sent  be  email to or by writing to EMIRI, rue de Ransbeek, 310, 1120 Brussels, Belgium.


Who are we?

EMIRI aisbl is the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative Assocition. EMIRI is representing more than 50 organizations (industry, research, associations) active in advanced materials for clean and sustainable energy & mobility technologies. EMIRI’s mission is to promote, facilitate and support R&I activities in Europe on Advanced Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy and Mobility, and to contribute to industrial leadership of developers, producers and key users of advanced materials by shaping innovation, manufacturing and energy policy framework at European level. EMIRI is an association managed under the Belgian rules of aisbl. The registered address is Avenue Tervueren 168, Box 3, B 1150 Brussels, Belgium.


How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website or send us a mail, for example when you contact us about services or when you register to receive information or participate in an event.


What type of information is collected from you?

The  personal  information  we  collect  might  include  your  name,  address,  email  address, telephone  number,  banking  information.  When  you  are  consulting  the  website,  information regarding what pages are accessed and when can be stored as non-personally identifiable information.


How is your information used?

We may use your information for any of the association’s activity, particularly for direct email contacts and account management activities.


  1. a) Personal identifiable information: EMIRI will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. Personal identifiable information may be placed on our website or on an EMIRI published document, for the association activity purpose, following your request or with your consent to make it publicly available.


  1. b) Non-personal identifiable information: we may share non-personally identifiable information ( such as website anonymous usage data, number of clicks per page, statistics about association membership or activity,…). Non-personal identifiable data may be stored indefinitely.


How is your information secured?

Your information is stored exclusively in the EMIRI internal secured storage: data bases on our internal Google workspace.


The data are protected by:

  • Limited access to the EMIRI staff only, with professional password, for their professional activity.
  • Specific file protection with password,
  • Website access encryption.


Third party access:

Some mailing list may be shared with our subcontracting organizations, with an agreement respecting the GDPR.



How long do we keep your information?

We keep your data for the time of your relationship with our association. We verify yearly the update  of  your  information through  an  email  request.  In  case we  receive  no  answer,  your information is suppressed from our database after 5 years, unless otherwise required by law. Particularly, the banking information may be retained for the necessary time to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


The Association is not making automated decisions based on personal data.


How can you have access, modify or delete your information?

Your personal information can at any time be updated, modified or deleted on simple request sent by email to or by writing to EMIRI, rue de Ransbeek, 310, 1120 Brussels, Belgium. In order to comply with any request about information access, modification or deletion, we may ask you to verify your identity. We will fulfil your request by sending a copy of the information electronically, unless the request expressly specifies a different method.


In   case   of   complaint,   you   can   contact   the   control   authority   at   the   following address (




Website usage and data collection

The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages may be sued.


Our website may contain links to other Websites not under our direction or control. We carefully checked the target sites of these links before setting them up, but the respective provider may have subsequently changed the content therein. This privacy statement applies only to our Website, and we are not responsible for the content of the linked sites or how these sites handle personal information. You should always review the privacy representations of other providers when you visit their Websites, and/or contact them for more information.


SSL or TLS encryption: our web site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated,



Server log files

The   website   provider   automatically   collects   and   stores   information   that   your   browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:


  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address


These data will not be combined with data from other sources.



The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO (Germany), which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.


Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.


Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.


The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Analytics and advertising Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.


IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.


Browser plugin

You  can  prevent  these  cookies  being  stored  by  selecting  the  appropriate  settings  in  your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics



Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics. For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy:


Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.


Plugins and tools Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address.  The  use  of  Google  Web  fonts  is  done  in  the  interest  of  a  uniform  and  attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.


If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.


Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at



  • INFORMATION ON COOKIES (Google Analytics _UTM)
    Due to the entry into force of the reference modification of the “Law of Services of the Information Society” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all web pages that they use dispensable cookies, before it navigates through them.


    Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, on tools used by Web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to offer a correct functioning of the site. By using these devices the Web server is allowed to remember some information concerning the user, such as their preferences for viewing the pages of that server, name and password, products that interest them most, etc.


    According to the EU directive, cookies that require informed consent by the user are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, except those of a technical nature and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services. expressly requested by the user.


    About the types of cookies, there are five major groups:

    Analytical cookies: collect information on the use made of the website.

    Social cookies: are those necessary for external social networks.

    Affiliate cookies: allow you to track visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliation companies).

    Advertising and behavioral cookies: they collect information about the preferences and personal choices of the user (retargeting).

    Technical and functional cookies: they are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.