Privacy policy

Notice for users of this website

Please read this notice before using our website. If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this Notice.

ECPA, the European Crop Protection Association, AISBL, with its registered office situated Rue Guimard 9, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, registered under number 447618871 (hereinafter referred to as “ECPA” or “we”) operates the, which provides this website service.

ECPA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding the privacy practices for and applies solely to information collected by this website.

What personal data do we collect and use?

To use most of this website, you do not need to provide ECPA with any personal data. However, we do collect personal data with your consent when you send a query to us through our contact form; respond to one of our job postings; sign up to a newsletter or order a publication.

Your personal data will only be used by ECPA to administer the service that you have requested. When you provide personal data to ECPA for any of the above reasons, we will take all necessary steps and use best security measures to protect your personal data against loss, misuse and alteration. ECPA will not give away or sell your personal data to third parties.

ECPA will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ECPA or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ECPA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the ECPA website, or the public.

The personal data you fill in via these channels is stored in files held by ECPA at our registered address. The databases in which your data is stored are protected against unauthorised access.

You have the right to consult, and if necessary rectify or have your personal data deleted. To do so please send a dated and signed request together with a copy of you ID card (which we will only use to verify your identity) to the address given above or by email to


Log Data


We want to inform you that whenever you visit our website, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our website service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

This information is used by ECPA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ECPA website.


Public message boards


Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through ECPA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: ECPA does not read any of your private online communications.


Links to other sites


Our website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore we strongly advise you to review the privacy notices of these websites. ECPA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the ECPA and ECPA family of websites.




The ECPA website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the ECPA websites you visit.

The cookie related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any other purpose than for the purpose of ensuring a smoother functioning of the website.


Service providers


Third parties acting on ECPA’s behalf may be given access to ECPA files to facilitate our website service, provide the website service on our behalf, perform website related services or to assist us analyse how our website is used. Such third parties only have access to this data on a need-to-know basis to enable them to complete their assignments for ECPA and are obliged not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

How long do we keep personal data?

ECPA will only keep personal data for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which they were collected, e.g. for the answering your requests, the duration of a recruitment process if you applied for a job with us, the duration of a contractual relationship or of a project, and for a period of time thereafter if so required by applicable law or if in the primary interests of the data subjects.

Our contacts who have agreed that we keep their contact information for the purpose of receiving ECPA communications will be asked to reconfirm their agreement on an annual basis.

We also register information about the connection you make to our website, and about the software you use to accomplish this, the Log Data. This information includes your IP address, the time of your visit to the website, the type of browser you use and the pages you visit. This data is stored for one year after which it is deleted.


Security of your Personal Information


ECPA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. ECPA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Children’s Privacy


Our website services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.


Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may update our Privacy Notice from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Notice. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.


Contact Information


If you wish to exercise any of your privacy rights, for instance, you would like to see what data we have on you, correct or change any data, or express any concerns, please address your request by email together with a copy of your ID (which we will only use to verify your identity), to ECPA, as data controller at the following address:

Individuals will not be charged for subject access requests, except if the requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive (e.g. repetitive). In such case, ECPA may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to act on the request.

ECPA will aim at responding to data subject requests without undue delay and in any event within 6 weeks of receipt of the request.

You may also visit the website to obtain more information concerning the legal framework of privacy in Belgium.