General privacy clause

By accessing the website of UZ Brussel (www.uzbrussel.be), the internet user declares that he/she has read the information below and authorises UZ Brussel to process the personal data he/she provides as defined below.

UZ Brussel respects the privacy of internet users in accordance with the applicable legislation.

In principle, you can use this website without having to pass on your personal data.

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Collection and registration of personal data

You can also subscribe to the UZ Brussel electronic newsletter via this website.

The personal data of the internet user collected via the website of UZ Brussel (www.uzbrussel.be) are only processed by UZ Brussel in order to send out information about the activities of UZ Brussel via this electronic newsletter. These data may not be used for any other purpose and they may not be passed on to third parties. The personal data of the internet user are processed by UZ Brussel as strictly confidential.

The only data requested from the user to be able to subscribe to the electronic newsletter of UZ Brussel is an email address linked to general professional activity (doctor, nurse, researcher, paramedic, teacher, patient, journalist, general interest, other). The categories of persons who have access to these data are staff members of UZ Brussel.

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, the Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, the e- commerce Act of 11 March 2003 and its Royal Decree of 4 April 2003, the user has the right at all times to have access to and alter these data and have them deleted.

Certain parts of the website are only accessible on condition that the user provides certain personal data. The website contains a link to the patient portal which may only be used by registered patients. The website also contains links to which only registered general practitioners have access.

Persons who subscribe to the electronic newsletter of UZ Brussel guarantee that the data provided are correct. Providing false identities, incomplete or incorrect data or data that belong to third parties who have not given their permission for this can lead to the user being removed from the subscribers file of the electronic newsletter.

The data controller of your personal data is UZ Brussel, established at Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels.

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The cookies policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are sent to your browser by the website so that your browser is recognised. There are various types of cookies serving different purposes: technical cookies (for language settings, for example), session cookies (temporary cookies) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and retain the behaviour of the visitor on the website, in order to be able to offer a better user experience).

Cookies are saved on the hard drive of the visitor’s computer. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website that is visited or by partners with whom the website cooperates. Cookies read only the information placed by the cookies themselves. The cookies do not have access to other information.

A cookie usually contains the name of the server that has placed the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numerical code.

Cookies help gear the website better to the wishes and preferences of the visitors. Cookies can also be used to personalise the content of a website or the adverts on a website.

Use of cookies on the UZ Brussel website

The UZ Brussel website uses various sorts of cookies:

  • Essential cookies

These cookies are essential to be able to use the website. Examples include browsing through the website, filling in forms, etc.

  • Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that facilitate the functioning of the website and ensure that the user has a more personalised browsing experience. Examples include choice of language, display preferences, etc.

  • Performance cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored by Google on Google servers. Google uses this information to remember how you use the website, draw up reports on website activity for website operators and offer other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may send this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so or insofar as these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data in its possession. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that in this case it may be that you cannot use all the possibilities offered by this website. By using this website, you give your consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

By means of the cookies, information is also collected by UZ Brussel via Google Analytics regarding the way in which visitors use the website. The information collected in this way can be used to prepare statistical analyses. These analyses provide insight into how often web pages are visited, where visitors spend the most time, etc. This enables UZ Brussel to make the structure, browsing and content of the website as user friendly as possible and improve it.

How can you remove cookies?

The procedure differs from browser to browser. The website of the data protection authority explains how to do this per browser for the most popular browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge (Windows 10) and Safari (MacOS) as well as how to do this on smartphones and tablets.


To remove cookies quickly and easily from a PC, there is a keyboard combination that always works: CTRL + SHIFT + DEL


If you have any questions about the cookie policy, please contact the communication department of UZ Brussel via communicatie@uzbrussel.be and UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101 in 1090 Jette.

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Intellectual property rights

The content of this website, including the brands, logos, drawings, data, product or company names, tests, images, etc. are protected by intellectual property rights and belong to UZ Brussel or rightful third parties.

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Limitation of liability

The information on the website is general. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances and can therefore not be considered to constitute personal, professional or legal advice.

UZ Brussel makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate and up to date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the information provided. Should the information provided contain inaccuracies or should certain information not be available on or via the website, UZ Brussel will make every possible effort to rectify this as quickly as possible. Should you notice inaccuracies in the information provided via the website or the electronic newsletter, please contact the website manager.

UZ Brussel cannot, however, be held liable for direct or indirect damage that may occur further to the use of the information on this website or the information in the electronic newsletter.

The content of the website (including links) may be adapted, modified or supplemented at any time without announcement or notification. UZ Brussel does not give any guarantees regarding the proper working of the website and cannot under any circumstances be held liable for the poor working or temporary (non)-availability of the website, the electronic newsletter or any form of damage, whether direct or indirect, which may arise from access to or use of the website or the electronic newsletter. We advise against the use of Internet Explorer. If you still use this browser, then we advise you to try other browsers and switch.

UZ Brussel cannot, under any circumstances, be held liable directly or indirectly, exceptionally or in any other way, in respect of anyone whomsoever, for damage attributable to the use of this website, electronic newsletter or any other, especially as a result of links or hyperlinks, including but not limited to all losses, interruptions of work, damage to programs or other data on the computer system, hardware, software or other elements of the user.

The website and the electronic newsletter may contain hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties or refer indirectly to them. The placing of links to these websites or pages does not in any way imply implicit approval of the content thereof. UZ Brussel expressly declares that it has no control over the content or over other features of these websites and may not under any circumstances be held liable for the content or features thereof or for any form of damage caused by the use thereof.

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Applicable law and competent courts

Belgian law applies to this website. Should a dispute arise, the courts of Brussels have sole jurisdiction.

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