Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the European Union of the Deaf (EUD). This privacy statement describes EUD’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the EUD web site. It applies to all “EUD sites” – that is, all sites within the “” domain name.


EUD respects your online privacy and handles your personal data with care. It is responsible for the use of the personal information that is collected by way of this website, and takes all measures necessary to ensure the safety of that use of the personal data. The personal data are processed in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation.

When you register for certain services, we will ask you to provide personal information. When you sign up to stay informed about our activities, or when you send us your resume, you agree that EUD collects and registers the personal information that you transfer. EUD indicates clearly what information is essential in order to access the services and it will use the information only to deliver the services.

In this privacy statement we explain what personal data we collect from you and what we process. We recommend that you read this information carefully, so that you know the purposes for which EUD uses your data. This privacy statement further explains your privacy rights and the way you can exercise them.


Data we collect

By using our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
I.    Information you provide yourself:

  • forms filled out by you
  • content of correspondence with us
  • subscriptions or registration
  • information from social media when you link to our website

The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, company, phone number and comments.
II.   Information we may automatically collect if you visit our website:

  • technical information, including IP address, login information, browser type & version
  • information about your visit
  • cookies and other technologies

We may receive information about you from other information services we provide (communication updates by email, such as newsletters or videoflashes). In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this website. Your personal data is only passed on to third parties where you have given your consent.

Finally, information collected on our site may be stored and processed into anonymous statistics or log files for internal use, such as traffic and profile analysis.


Your rights

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request information about our use of your information or opt out of certain uses. When EUD asks for you consent to process your personal data, you can at any time decide to withdraw that consent. 
You may exercise your rights at any time by contacting us on [email protected]
Your rights as a data subject will include:

  • Requesting a copy of the personal data held by EUD about you, the purpose of the processing and information regarding the recipients of the personal information. We will require proof of identity before fulfilling such requests.

  • Requesting rectification or updating of incorrect data and erasure of your personal data.

  • Object to the processing of your personal data or the right to transmit those data.

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

  • If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), videoflashes or updates , we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails.


Retention of your data

Your personal data is kept in our data bases only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

We will retain and use your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to provide our services to you, while your account is active, and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

Any material changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to review this privacy policy often to stay informed of changes or updates that may affect you, as your continued use of the website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this privacy policy.



If you have any questions, you would like to receive more information, or you would like to exercise one of your rights, you can contact EUD in any of the following ways:

  • by email: [email protected]

  • by post: EUD, Rue de la Loi – Wetstraat 26/15, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM

  • by phone: +32 2 280 22 5



Email Scams

Beware of scams implying association with EUD

Please note:

EUD never asks for money for recruitment.

EUD does not conduct lotteries, or offer prizes or awards through e-mail.

If you are not sure of the authenticity of an e-mail or letter, contact us at [email protected].

Various fraudulent schemes purporting to be from or associated with the European Union of the Deaf (EUD), have been circulating. Most of them circulate as e-mails, but there are also rogue web sites and in some instances faxes and telephones are used. Many of these scams request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non-profit organisations with the promise that they will receive funds or other benefits in return. Others ask for registration fees for conferences allegedly sponsored by EUD and for hotel reservations, again with the promise of certain benefits.

Another type of scam proposes employment opportunities with EUD.

These scams sometimes carry the EUD logo, and originate from or refer to e-mail addresses made to look like EUD address.

EUD wishes to warn the public of these misleading practices that do not originate from EUD, and are not in any way associated with EUD projects or events. EUD strongly recommends that recipients of solicitations such as those described above (whether sent by e-mail or communicated in any other way) verify very carefully their authenticity before sending any response.

In particular, EUD suggests that recipients do not send money or personal information in response to invitations from anyone 

claiming to be from or represent EUD, including those who assert that they are: awarding jobs, funds, grants, scholarships, certificates, lottery winnings, or prizes, and/or requests payment for registration fees and hotel rooms reservations in the name of EUD.

If you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or phone call purportedly from, for or on behalf of EUD, please e-mail us at [email protected]. EUD is trying to warn the community at large about these deceptive practices, and we will therefore appreciate your help in bringing suspect communications to our attention.