iMAL aims to support artistic and creative practices using technologies as their medium. We are an Art Centre hosting exhibitions, conferences and performances around arts & cultures in a digital world but also a reflexion centre focused on research and debates around the critical issues of our technological society. Our creative Fablab encourages social inclusion and innovation towards a more sustainable development. With our educational programme, we aim to empower our community and to inspire the next generation to participate in digital culture.
imal.org is the website of the non-profit organisation (asbl/vzw) iMAL, located 30 Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai, 1080 Brussels, Belgium.
Data collected automatically
What & how?
Our server logs automatically the IP address of every request sent to our server.
- a request is sent every time your browser downloads something from our server, whether it’s the webpage, its stylesheets, images, fonts, etc
- your IP address is the public address, on the internet, of the modem through which you get online. With many Internet Service Providers, this address changes regularly.
We do not track or profile users of our website.
This data is used in order to debug technical issues, and to mitigate abuse.
Where & who?
This data is securely stored on our servers, for not longer than 30 days.
It is only accessible to iMAL employees involved with the administration of the website, and to the following external parties:
- our hosting service provider
- our website developers
The data you provide us
What & how?
We collect and process personal data you provide us when you:
- register to our newsletter
- subscribe to an event (workshop, symposium, …) or to our FabLab
This data is used to
- e-mail you with updates about our activities
- process and manage your registration
Where & who?
- When you subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address is automatically transferred to the mailing service of our hosting service provider. It is only accessible to iMAL employees managing our mailing list (communication & IT).
- When you register through one of our registration form, the information you provide is stored securely in our website database. It is only accessible to iMAL employees involved with the operation of the website. A copy of this information may be sent in the form of an e-mail notification to iMAL employees managing subscriptions. iMAL uses a third party service for its imal.org e-mails.
- If it is stated specifically on the registration form, some of the informations you provide may be transferred to the third party involved directly in the event your registered to. For example, participants profiles can be sent to the workshop leader in order to better adapt the workshop content to its audience.
The info you provide us will never sold or traded. It’s never shared with other parties for purposes unrelated to what they have been collected for (such as advertising).
Anonymised statistics (for example attendance or diversity of the audience) can be derived from the information you provide us. These can be shared, for reporting purposes, with our subsidising authorities.
More details concerning the collection or processing of personal data may be requested at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
What are your data protection rights?
iMAL would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
- The right to access – You have the right to request for copies of your personal data.
- The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
- The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to restrict, or object to processing – You have the right to object to processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, contact us. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
Privacy policies of other websites
If you read something that rubs you the wrong way, or if you think of something that should be added, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We won’t amend this document for any specific users or use case, but if your proposed changes apply to all of our users, we'll be happy to update it for everyone. Scroll to the bottom to see the history so far.
Making a Complaint
We take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention at email@example.com if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, contact your national Data Protection Authority : https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en
We are currently working on our new building. A full re-opening is projected for February 2020. We will have new public opening hours by then.
30-34 Quai des Charbonnages / Koolmijnenkaai, box 9
Metro 1, 5: Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Villo: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Monday: 18:30 - 22:00 | Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
ATTENTION: Our Fablab is also moving to its new location, please send a mail to check the opening hours.
The use of our machines is limited to our FabLab members. To become a member, you need to:
- Visit our FabLab during the public hours, see the machines, discuss with our members and FabLab managers
- Register as a daily (15€), monthly (45€), or yearly (200€) member on our website
- Follow one of our introductory workshops for each machine (facultative)
Once you have completed your introduction, you can come during our public hours and use our machines for your projects!
Wiki.iMAL is a hub to share projects and know-how generated at Fablab.IMAL and during iMAL workshops : wiki.imal.org