START IT @ KBC VZW (Start it @KBC) with registered offices at Schoenmarkt 35, 2000 Antwerp, registered in the Belgian Central Database of Enterprises under number 0634.895.682, will take the necessary measures to protect your privacy in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation. This Privacy Policy includes information about which of your data will be registered on our websites, how we process and use this data and who you can contact if you have any questions.

1. Responsible authority and rights of the person concerned

The responsible authority for registering, processing and the use of your personal data within the meaning of the privacy legislation is Start it @KBC, Schoenmarkt 35, 2000 Antwerp. Start it@KBC can be contacted as the data controller using the following contact details:

- By post at:     Start it @KBC, Schoenmarkt 35, 2000 Antwerp.

- E-mail:

You can receive free of charge information about your stored data at any time, and assert your right to correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data or any other right granted by applicable law. If you wish to object to the registration, processing or use of your data by Start it @KBC in accordance with these data protection provisions as a whole or for certain measures, you can also send your objection by e-mail or letter to the aforementioned contact details.

2. Registration, processing and use of your personal data

When you visit our website and in some way provide us with personal information about yourself (e.g. for the registration of a personal account), we may collect and process the following personal information: first name, last name, address, mobile telephone number, sex, email address.

Your personal data can be used for the following purposes: to improve the content of our services, for our internal administration, to invite you for Start it @KBC events, activities and meetings, to connect with Start-Ups and the professional network of Start it @KBC, to send you our newsletters and to enable you to comment on the Start it @KBC website. We can contact you by telephone, by SMS or by email in the context of this information.

In case you have created a personal account, your personal data can be used to register as a member and to give access to (the confined spaces of) Start it @KBC via a login procedure. Start it @KBC uses your phone and e-mail address from your Start it @KBC account to contact you for the follow-up of your file (eg pitch invitation, questions from reviewers, feedback, etc.).

To send you our newsletter we use the e-mail address you have provided and require your confirmation that you, as the owner of the e-mail address, agree with the receipt. If you do not want to receive a newsletter from us anymore, you can unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of the newsletter at any time.

To enable you to comment on the Start it @KBC website, you must always enter your name and e-mail address. Start it @KBC does not accept anonymous comments. Your name will be published with your comment. The e-mail address is not published, but only serves an internal check.

We can also use your personal data for new objectives that are not yet incorporated in our Privacy Policy subject to an opt-in. In that case we will contact you before using your data for the new objectives, in order to inform you of the modifications to our rules on the protection of privacy and to offer you the chance to refuse to participate.

START IT @ KBC will keep your personal data only as long as necessary to fulfil the objectives described above, as long as the law requires but not longer than recommended by the privacy commission (Belgian Data Protection Authority).

3. With whom do we share your personal data?

This personal data is processed by START IT @KBC, which is the data controller. Your personal data can be shared with other companies, in Belgium and abroad, which are part of the professional network of Start it @KBC. Transfer of personal data outside the EEA may be subject to SCC’s (

Start it @KBC can not be held liable for unlawful processing or unlawful use of personal data by third parties, if it has lawfully provided the personal data to that third party.

4. What are your rights?

You have the right to inspect and correct, following a written request. You also always have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and to sharing it with third-parties. If you wish to exercise these rights, you can contact Start it @KBC, whose address details are listed under point 1 of this Privacy Policy. You can obtain further information about the protection of privacy on the website of the Commission for the Protection of Privacy on You are entitled to file a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority if you feel that your rights were infringed upon.

We have taken technical and organisational measures to prevent any breach including, without limitation, the loss, the unauthorised use or the modification of information that we receive through our website.

More specifically, we have taken the following measures:

If any service for storing data chosen by Start it @KBC notifies us of a breach of security which might put your data at risk, we have taken steps to ensure that our staff can notify you of this within 72 hours.

We have reviewed our internal processes when working with customer data and some of the platforms used by the company in order to enhance the security of the data which we handle and store.

If you wish to respond to one of the actions described above, you can contact us by letter at the address mentioned about this Privacy Policy or by emailing.

Belgian law applies to this Privacy Policy. Disputes concerning this Privacy Policy fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals in Antwerp.