Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Please find below the privacy policy of Terrascope (last updated version: 10 March 2023)

If you are a basic user, it is not necessary for you to register. As a basic user you do not need to submit personal data to VITO NV.

If you are an advanced user, prior registration is required.

The controller of VITO NV can be reached at: (Boeretang 200 – 2400 Mol).

The user can contact VITO NV at any time at if he/she has any questions or complaints.

If you wish to use advanced services of our platform, you must consent to our privacy policy as well as any amendments made to this. Any amendments made will automatically enter into force following publication and you are then asked to consult our privacy policy on a regular basis.



    Upon his/her registration, the advanced user will submit his/her first name, surname, user category, user field and email address to VITO NV. These personal data must be submitted to VITO NV in order to gain access to the platform. These data are recorded and processed in the VITO NV data file.

    VITO NV is responsible for processing data stored via this website.

    The user is entitled to object to the processing of his/her personal data at any time via the email address The user is also entitled to data portability.

    HTTPS inspection is the process of checking encrypted web traffic by using the same technique as an on-path attack on the network connection. VITO shall carry out HTTPS inspection with the purpose of increasing security.

    You guarantee that the data that you share are correct and complete. If incorrect data or data belonging to third parties are disclosed, this may be sanctioned with temporary or definitive exclusion of the user from the platform.

    These personal data will also be accessible outside VITO to ESA and the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) for scientific purposes. VITO NV, ESA and Belspo will be the only recipients of the personal data.

    VITO NV will use these personal data for scientific purposes and in order to perform statistical analysis. The user can state whether his/her data may also be used for marketing purposes during the registration process by ticking the box. Your personal data will never be passed on to third parties for commercial purposes without your consent.

    ESA and Belspo may only use personal data for statistical analysis within the scope of policy support.

    The user also has the choice of whether or not to subscribe to the newsletter. The user will only receive the newsletter if he/she has subscribed to this.

    The user will only receive emails from VITO NV if he/she has provided his/her express consent to this during registration.


    VITO NV has taken the necessary technical and organisational measures in order to secure databases containing your personal data against unauthorised access, unauthorised use and loss or theft. These security measures will be regularly evaluated and adapted where necessary.


    VITO NV will not store personal data longer than is necessary or, for example, if the user asks to no longer be registered as an advanced user.

    The data will be deleted immediately if this website ceases to exist.


    Right to information
    As a data subject you have the right to receive information. By means of this privacy statement we try to provide you with information about what data we process and what we do with this data, on what legal basis we process this data and to whom we pass on this data.

    Right of access
    You have the right to request us to view the data we keep and process about you. You may request a copy.

    Right to improvement
    You always have the right to have your data corrected if it contains errors.

    Right to erasure
    You can demand that your personal data be erased for which there is no longer a valid reason to process it. This right is therefore not absolute and can only be enforced when:
    • the personal data are no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose pursued;
    • the personal data were obtained without explicit permission and are therefore processed unlawfully;
    • there is a legal obligation to do so;
    • the permission granted for processing is withdrawn;
    • personal data provided when you were a minor can be erased at any time.

    Right to Restriction
    Restriction means that, with the exception of storage, your personal data may only be processed with your consent for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of public interest.
    In general, you can use your right to restrict the processing of personal data when it is unclear whether and when your personal data will have to be erased. You can then ask not to process your data until everything has been adjusted, but also to keep your data and not to use it anymore.

    Right to object
    If we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest or a task of public interest, you can object to the processing of your personal data and we will weigh the legitimate grounds on which we base the processing against your interests, rights and freedoms. We suspend the processing for as long as this assessment takes place.
    In case of objection to direct marketing, we will automatically stop processing your personal data for this purpose.

    Right to Data Portability
    You may request that your data be transferred from the Controller to another organisation.

    Right not to be subject to automated decision-making
    You may request the Controller(s) to stop using your data, unless there are compelling reasons to do so.
  8. How to excercise your rights
    To exercise your rights, you can contact the Controller at one of the addresses below, depending on which Controller you wish to contact: fill in and send it to us by e-mail, at the address below:
    VITO, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch onderzoek
    Boeretang 200
    2400 Mol
    If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates privacy legislation, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority:
    You can find the complaints procedure at the Data Protection Authority at the following link:
    Part of the procedure is to fill in a complaint form, which can be found on the above link.
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