Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 10th of January 2019

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which NVISO cvba / scrl, with its main office situated at Guimardstraat 8, 1040 Brussels (in short, “NVISO”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the cybersecuritychallenge.be website ("Site") and the Cyber Security Challenge Belgium (“Game”) to which the User is hereby enrolling. This privacy policy applies to the complete Site and Game.


We may collect personal identification information from Users when Users register on the site. Users may be asked for their first and last name, academic and personal email address, phone number, address, date of birth, associated academic institution, current year, study orientations or clothes size.

Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users may refuse to supply personally identification information, but may not register to the Game in that case. If they register, all information captured will be subject to this agreement.

Information relative to the use of the Game may also be retained: the number, types and details of challenges solved, the answers provided, the time spent on challenges, or the score achieved.

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system, the utilized Internet service providers and other similar information.

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. They contain information such as surfers' language preference, so that they do not have to enter this information again the next time they visit the same website. We also utilize service Google Analytics, which issues cookies to gather visitor statistics.

NVISO advises visitors of its websites about the use of cookies. If you do not want a website to place cookies on your computer, you can set your browser accordingly. If you do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly and the User may not be able to join certain parts of the Game.

NVISO may use the collected information for communication with the Users in the context of the Game or related activities and events. Collected information can be used in the following way:

  • To personalize user experience

    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • For analysis during and after the Game

    We may use information on the User and information collected during the Game in order to rank Users, create a live scoreboard, assess performance of Users for each part of the Game, and improve the platform.

  • To send periodic emails in relation with the Game

    We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their registration. This should not be understood as direct marketing and is part of the Game. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

  • For recruitment purposes (pool of talent)

    We may use your information in order to contact you for recruitment opportunities.

  • To create a community around Cyber Security Challenege

    We may contact you to help us create challenges for future editions our simply to keep you updated on what is happening with the community of the Cyber Security Challenge.

  • To share your information with sponsors and partners for recruitment purposes or personal invitations.

    We may share this information with our associated partners and sponsors listed on the Site for recruitment purposes, as well for invitation to events, trainings and other activities which they organise and where they believe that you may benefit as a future cyber security professional. This does not include direct marketing mass mailing. Your data will not be shared outside the European Economic Area EEA.

We adopt appropriate technical, security and organizational measures to protect personal data from accidental or unauthorized destruction, accidental loss, as well as from alteration, access and any other unauthorized processing of the personal data. For example, data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

NVISO has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to use the content. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please Contact us.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at: info@cybersecuritychallenge.be