privacy declaration

As festival NEXT we are responsible for the processing of your personal data. If, after reading our privacy statement, or in a more general sense, you have any questions about this or wish to contact us, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address

contact details:
Broelkaai 6 - 8500 Kortrijk

Why do we process personal data?

Your personal data will be processed by festival NEXT for the following purposes and legal grounds. This means that NEXT may refuse to provide services or goods, or to enter into contracts or take action if you do not provide the necessary information.


- In order to be able to participate in the activities of the festival; (execution of the agreement.)
- to be able to inform you about practical information or changes after purchasing a ticket. (execution of the agreement.)
- Sending out newsletters and invitations. (consent of data subject and legitimate interest)
- informing about the operation and activities of festival NEXT (justified interest).
- obtaining subsidies from the government (legal obligation)
- compliance with fiscal and social law legislation (legal obligation).
- being able to assess whether a contract or service can be concluded and must be able to carry it out correctly
- Use of personal data for direct marketing purposes, so that NEXT can make suggestions about its activities.

FESTIVAL NEXT processes different types of data depending on the purpose. (and storage, collection and processing):

It concerns information to identify and contact you (name, date and place of birth, address, identity card, profession, job title, training, customer number, national register number, vehicle number plate, driving licence; telephone and fax number, e-mail, language, user name, data you provide spontaneously, company or VAT number, information about attendance at events (and photos taken there), ...). FESTIVAL NEXT never requests more data than necessary for any of the above purposes.

For employees of NEXT, the data are also necessary for payroll administration.

Security and confidentiality.

Only authorised persons have access to personal data, and only if that data is relevant to fulfil their assignment.

For the processing of personal data, FESTIVAL NEXT also makes use of processors who process the data on behalf of NEXT (accounting services, social secretariat, IT suppliers, event organisers, for example). These are located in the European Economic Area. If NEXT calls on processors, data may end up in the countries in which the data centres of those processors are located. If the countries concerned are not covered by the agreements between the EU and those countries or the suppliers are recognised, NEXT will deal with this by, for example, entering into an agreement with those processors that offers the necessary guarantees. NEXT will ensure that strict rules are followed.

The starting point for keeping personal data is the legal retention period (often up to ten years after the end of a contract or transaction). For the exercise or safeguarding of our rights (e.g. as long as a claim is not excluded in court), this may be longer, in particular depending on the applicable limitation periods, as the case may be.

Storage period

NEXT does not retain personal data for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was provided or is required by law, i.e. 5 years.

Your rights regarding your data

The privacy legislation gives you, as a 'data subject', a number of rights.

If NEXT requests permission for the processing of data, you can revoke that permission afterwards.

If you would like to inspect the data that NEXT processes about you, please let us know. NEXT will then provide you with an overview as complete as possible. It is possible that some personal data from back-up files, log files, history files or archive files are not included in this overview. These data do not form part of the personal data usually processed and are not immediately available. However, they will be removed from these files according to usual processes.

You can have your data corrected or removed in the event of unlawful processing, should this be the case by mistake.

You may object to processing by NEXT on the basis of its legitimate interest. Unless there are compelling reasons not to do so, NEXT will respond.

NEXT does not use data processing that is fully automated, i.e. without human intervention.

You also have the right to have the data provided by you transferred by us to yourself or by order of you directly to another party. We may ask you to identify yourself before we can comply with the aforementioned requests.


Should you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, please contact us directly (

You always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Privacy Commission (, this is the supervisory authority in the field of privacy protection.

Photos and videos

If you take part in certain activities, photos can also be taken to be used as an atmospheric report afterwards. These can be distributed on our website and social media. If you do not wish your photo to be used, you can always let us know via

Change privacy statement

Festival NEXT may change its privacy statement. We will make an announcement of this change on our website.