Privacy Policy


1. General Data Protection Regulation

Leavethelighton ANNELORE DESMET appreciates your interest in its activities and your visit to its website. It is important for us that you not feel uncertain when visiting our website and we wish to ensure that you clearly understand what is done with the personal data that you share with us.

Your personal data, including your e-mail address, will be used as follows:

  • we save the information collected within the framework of an information request only for the period necessary in order to formulate a response. This information is kept for no longer than necessary.
  • we save information that you give to us within the framework of an application and, with that purpose in mind, we process it with extreme care. This information is kept for no longer than necessary.
  • we will also use the saved information to further optimise our website via visitor analyses.
  • your searches can be used (anonymously) to further optimise the website.
  • your personal data are only processed for direct marketing purposes if you expressly give your consent to ANNELORE DESMET for this. You can object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time, free of charge. For this you simply have to send a request to the above contact person.
  • we will not sell or make your personal information available to third parties who are not part or a direct partner of ANNELORE DESMET.

This website contains links to other websites that do not belong to ANNELORE DESMET. ANNELORE DESMET is not responsible for the way personal data is dealt with by such websites.

The European General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016 (hereafter abbreviated ‘GDPR’) imposes on the natural person who or the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (the controller) the obligation to provide information to the natural persons whose personal data are being processed (the data subjects).

Your rights

As a visitor, you have the right to inspect and access, the right to rectification, erasure and limitation, the right to object, the right to withdraw consent, the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, contact us via the above contact details. The processing of personal data by ANNELORE DESMET does not take place on the basis of automated decisions, in other words it is not done without any human intervention. ANNELORE DESMET does not do any profiling on the basis of the available personal data.


If you believe that your rights as a data subject are being violated by the processing of your personal data, you can file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority, Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, e-mail:

2. Cookie policy

This website uses cookies in order to better adapt our websites to your needs and preferences. It is possible for you to refuse cookies. However, in that case, we must inform you that certain parts of our websites will not be able to function properly. You may also no longer be able to access certain services that we offer on our website.

Below we would like to give you more information about cookies on the basis of a simple Q&A structure.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that is left behind in the web browser of your computer or your mobile device – such as your Smartphone, iPhone, iPad and so on – by the server of the website that you are consulting at that moment. A cookie contains a code which can only be read by the server that placed it there. The server thus has no access to other information that is located on your computer or your mobile device.

How is a cookie file structured?

A cookie file is composed of:

  • the name of the server that installed the cookie file
  • an expiry date is also given
  • a unique numerical code

What is the utility of a cookie?

We use cookies to ensure that your surfing experience as a visitor to one of our websites is as optimal as possible. This is done in order to e.g. allow you to more quickly and easily navigate between the different parts of the website, or to adapt the content of our site to your personal preferences e.g. language preference.

Where can I find these cookies?

Cookies are installed in a separate folder of your browser on your computer or your mobile device.

What is a ‘Session cookie’?

The function of this cookie is to recognise your browser during the visit to our websites.

What is a ‘Permanent cookie’?

The function of this cookie is to recognise your browser if you visit our websites again at some later time.

Which cookies are necessary?

If you turn off the necessary cookies you will have the impression that certain parts of our websites do not function properly, if at all. This website uses such cookies, for example, when filling in contact forms or in order to be able to discuss on our blogs. This website uses ‘necessary’ cookies when you wish to log on to your personal account. On the basis of these cookies we can securely check your identity in order to thus grant access to the personal information that you have left behind.

What are ‘Functional cookies’?

As the term itself suggests, these cookies ensure the optimal functioning of our websites so that your experience when visiting our websites is as pleasant and personal as possible. This website uses ‘Functional cookies’ to ‘remember’ your personal preferences and to avoid the same communication in case of repeated visits, for example when participating in an action.

What are ‘Performance cookies’?

This website uses ‘Performance cookies’ in order to check how you use our websites, with a view to adapting and improving the content and user-friendliness of our websites. For example, we keep track of the number of visitors per page, or the language in which the website is most frequently visited.

What are ‘Third Party cookies’?

These are cookies that are written from ads placed by third parties on the websites of ANNELORE DESMET. The reason for doing this is to be able to adapt the ads and/or their content to your personal preferences. You see these cookies exclusively if you have not turned them off. When third party cookies are used, neither ANNELORE DESMET nor the advertisers (third parties) possess your personal data.

What is ‘Embedded content’?

On its websites, ANNELORE DESMET can refer to other sites via a clickable link, which will take you to the website of a different organisation. It is possible that the website linked to also makes use of cookies. ANNELORE DESMET advises you to consult at that moment the conditions of use of the organisation in question, mentioned on their own website, in order to learn about their privacy and cookie policy.

How can I manage the cookies?

Managing cookies is something you can do yourself. You can adapt the settings of your browser to your personal preferences. You always have the possibility of deleting already-installed cookies and refusing new cookies by adapting your browser settings.

Google Analytics cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, one of the best-known and most-trusted solutions for collecting analytical data on the internet. This helps us to better understand how you use the website so that we can then make further improvements. For example, these cookies can keep track of how long you remain on our website as well as the pages that you visit.

For more information about Google Analytics you can visit the official page:

Terms and conditions of use

Visiting, browsing and looking at this website fall under our terms and conditions of use and under all applicable laws. By visiting, browsing and looking at this website, you accept the terms and conditions of use, as described below, without limitation or exclusion.


The content of this website is protected by copyright. The copyrights belong to ANNELORE DESMET LEAVETHELIGHTON, its members and its partners. All rights are reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, information from the website (including but not limited to text, presentations, illustrations, photos and sound) may not be copied, transferred, distributed or saved without the advance written consent of Annelore Desmet. Modifications to the content of the site are prohibited. Parts of the site contain illustrations that fall expressly under the copyright of the members.


No rights or claims can in any way be derived to the information shown on this website. Links to other websites are offered as a service and their presence does not mean that ANNELORE DESMET is responsible for the content of those websites. Moreover, it is your own responsibility to verify whether these websites are free of viruses or other harmful things. Information on our website can be modified by us without prior notice or obligation.

Comments, questions and suggestions

ANNELORE DESMET does not wish to receive any confidential or reserved information via this website. All information that you provide to us (suggestions, ideas and other) shall be regarded as non-confidential and public (except as described in point 1 with regard to the protection of privacy). By sending material to ANNELORE DESMET you give it the unlimited and irrevocable right to use, display, change, process and disseminate this information and to legally register it. ANNELORE DESMET can also freely use any ideas or techniques that you send to us. ANNELORE DESMET has created this website with the greatest possible care and welcomes suggestions or comments. If there is an objection to certain texts or images, don’t hesitate to let us know.


ANNELORE DESMET is free to change the terms and conditions of use at any time by republishing them on this website. The terms and conditions of use are in accordance with Belgian law and disputes will be settled in accordance with this same law. In the event that a part of these terms and conditions of use should be declared by a court with applicable jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the part of the terms and conditions of use involved will be regarded as having lapsed, while the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions of use will remain fully valid and effective.