Privacy Policy

Who are we

Our site address is:

This is a website of BARK vzw. The privacy statement of BARK vzw, hereinafter referred to as ‘BARK’.

This privacy statement explains in a clear, transparent, clear and correct manner how, when and why BARK collects, processes, shares and protects your personal information (including personal data). This statement is addressed to all persons from whom we receive this information, both directly and indirectly.

Contact options
For questions regarding the collection and processing of your personal data, you can always contact us by email to .

Information We Collect

What types of data do we collect?
The answer to this question depends entirely on your interaction with BARK.

BARK attaches great importance to your privacy and collects as little personal data as possible, except for this necessary for the services that BARK offers. Some categories of personal data that BARK collects are:

  • Identity data: Name, first name,… as we attach importance to a personal approach
  • Contact details: So that we can reach you when necessary
  • Background information about your motivation to evaluate your membership.

How do we collect your data?
BARK generally collects your data directly from you by sharing your information with us.

Why we collect and process your data.
BARK only collects and processes your personal data to the extent absolutely necessary, but also in a way that allows us to offer you a pleasant, efficient and memorable service.

For this we need identity data on the one hand, so that we can offer you a personal service so that we are always sure that we contact and inform the right person.

In addition, we must also (be able to) contact you at regular intervals in the context of our services. This is to deliver you documents, to record agreements, to provide information and the like. We would also like to keep you informed via the closed Facebook group ( ).

Sharing your data

General Data Sharing Principles
BARK generally does not share personal data with third parties. However, limited exceptions to this are possible, whereby data is shared with third parties that make it possible for BARK to provide its services and to meet the benefits of membership. Only the strictly necessary information is shared with these third parties.

It is possible that BARK combines or removes parts of personal data to anonymize this data or to work with averages, so that this data can no longer be traced back to one specific person. It is important to know that all possible links between the data and you have disappeared.

If BARK is asked to release personal data in the context of legal proceedings, it will answer this question positively, but will only provide the strictly necessary and requested data.

Categories of recipients of personal data
BARK also uses the usual IT service providers (for mail, data storage, IT configurations…). BARK takes measures to ensure that these recipients respect your right to privacy.

Storage and protection of your data

How we keep your data
BARK stores your data in accordance with legal obligations.

Comments on the website

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymous string, created from your email address (also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service if you use it. The privacy policy page can be found here: After your comment has been approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload images to the site, you should avoid uploading images containing EXIF GPS location data. Site visitors can download images from the site and view location information.


When you leave a comment on our site, you can indicate whether your name, your e-mail address and site may be stored in a cookie. We do this for your convenience so that you do not have to re-enter this information for a new response. These cookies are valid for one year.

When you visit our login page, we store a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

As soon as you log in, we will save some cookies in connection with your login information and screen display options. Login cookies are valid for 2 days and screen options cookies last for 1 year. If you select “Remind me”, your login will be saved for 2 weeks. As soon as you log out of your account, login cookies will be deleted.

When you change or publish a message, an additional cookie is stored by your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only contains the post ID of the article you have edited. This cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other sites

Messages on this site may contain embedded (embedded) content (e.g. videos, images, messages, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited this other site.

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including logging your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that site.

How long we keep your comments

When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This way, we can automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments instead of having to moderate them.

For users who register on our site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Site administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or you have left comments, you can request an export file of your personal information that we have about you, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal information we hold about you. This does not include any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

BARK takes all appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational measures necessary to protect and secure the collected (personal) data and takes all reasonable and appropriate measures to verify the true identity of any person who wishes to use the services. of BARK and / or who wishes to exercise his / her rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Despite the fact that BARK takes all appropriate measures to correctly and efficiently store and protect the (personal) data in its possession, BARK cannot fully guarantee the protection of any information in its possession.

Right to file a complaint
You have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that BARK has carelessly collected, processed and managed your personal data as a result of which you suffer or have suffered (potential) damage.

The requirement to communicate personal data
Given the nature of the service, BARK can only offer services if you agree to share your personal data with BARK. BARK is also aware of this and therefore attaches great importance to privacy and respect for your personal data.

No use of automatic decision making
BARK does not use automatic decision-making based on your personal data and / or derivatives thereof.

Changes to the privacy statement
BARK may change and / or update this privacy statement at the appropriate time. You are therefore advised to regularly review this privacy statement.

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