Privacy policy processes personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. For further information, questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Through this privacy statement, we aim to inform you on how we handle your personal data. We will always process your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation.

Which type of personal data do we process and for what purposes?

Contact form

Our contact form asks you to state your first and last name, e-mail address and telephone number.

We request your first and last name so that we can address you personally.

Your telephone number is required so that we can contact you to schedule an appointment and to ask or answer any questions.

Your e-mail address is also required for making or confirming an appointment, or to ask or answer any questions.

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment for a personal consultation via the appointment module. To schedule an appointment via our website, we ask you to share the following information:

We request your first and last name so that we can address you personally.

Your telephone number is required so that we can contact you to schedule an appointment and to ask or answer any questions.

Your e-mail address is also required for making or confirming an appointment, or to ask or answer any questions.

Your date of birth is used to identify your national register number.

We will not process your personal data for purposes other than those specified in this privacy statement. In addition, your personal information will not be stored for longer than is necessary for these purposes, unless a legal provision requires us to store or processing the information further.

Which parties do we share personal data with?

We will in some cases share your personal information with other parties if this is necessary for the performance of an agreement, if we are legally obliged to do so, if we have your permission or if we have a legitimate interest to share this information.

We currently share personal information with We have entered into an agreement with these parties, stating, among other things, that your personal data obtained via may not be used for purposes other than the purposes described in this privacy statement. To learn more about the manner through which these parties will handle personal data which you provide directly to them, we refer you to their respective privacy statements.

Some parties are located outside the European Union. In that case, the transfer of your personal data is based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission or – for parties located in the United States – a certification for the EU-US Privacy Shield. Should that not be the case, we have arranged appropriate or suitable guarantees with these parties accordingly. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information concerning this matter.

Which type of cookies do we use?

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not able to run programs or transfer viruses to your device. Cookies make our website more user-friendly and efficient. Cookies can also be used to identify you on subsequent visits, for marketing purposes and for social media purposes.

1. Functional cookies

The functional cookies we apply are strictly necessary for you to be able to use our website as we have intended. Our website uses these functional cookies to, for example, remember whether you have accepted cookies in the past and to prevent you having to click on the same message multiple times.

2. Analytical cookies

Cookies may be used to measure the quality and effectiveness of our website, for example by recording how many unique visitors visit the website, how visitors arrived at our website, which parts of the website they visit and when. These cookies can also be used to keep track of which version of the website is the most effective. If the analytical cookies applied by us have no or only a minor impact on your privacy, you do not have to give us permission to use them. If the contrary is true, your permission is required.

3. Tracking cookies

Some cookies are used to collect certain data that enable us to send you targeted advertisements. These tracking cookies collect data to distinguish between different website visitors. We will request your permission before these cookies are installed. You are invited to indicate your preferences for interest-based advertising at

Your browser settings enable you to indicate if you wish to automatically refuse or delete cookies. If you choose to do so, we can unfortunately not guarantee that all services and functionalities of our website will work correctly. The way in which you can manage cookies depends on the type of web browser you use. More information concerning this is available at

How do we protect your personal data?

We will take appropriate measures to ensure your personal information is processed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and is protected against, for instance, unauthorized and unlawful processing, loss, destruction or damage. For example, our website uses an encrypted connection (HTTPS), so that the data you share is encrypted and secured.

Do you have any questions, complaints or comments?

You always have the right to view and correct or delete your personal information. You also have the right to limit or object to our processing of your personal data. Moreover, you can request us to transfer your personal data to you.

With regard to the processing of your personal data, you therefore have the right to:

  • obtain a definitive answer about whether or not we process your personal data and, if so, to gain access to this personal data and other information concerning it;
  • obtain rectification of incorrect personal data or supplement incomplete personal data;
  • have your personal data removed, provided the data is no longer necessary, you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal basis for the processing, you – rightfuly – have objected to the processing, and/or your personal data have been processed unlawfully;
  • limit processing, if it is uncertain whether your personal data is correct, your personal data have been processed unlawfully, your personal data is no longer necessary for us but you need it for legal action, and/or if you have objected to the processing and this objection is still being assessed;
  • obtain your personal data in a structured and electronic format and to transfer it – possibly directly – to another party.

You will receive a response to your request within one month at the latest. If you do not agree with the content of this response, the rejection of your request or the processing of your data otherwise, you retain the right to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority (

Our contact information:, a website owned by

Dr. Yannick Nijs

Colorectal surgeon

Europe hospitals St-Michel

150 Linthoutstraat

1040 Etterbeek

+32 2 614 37 20

+32 470 588 537


We may occasionally adjust this privacy statement. We therefore recommend that you regularly view it to keep track of any changes. This statement was last modified on 23 May 2019.