Privacy Policy and Cookies


Who we are

Our website address is: This website is the property of the International Prestressed Hollowcore Association, with the registered address: Rue d’Arlon 55, 6th floor, 1040 Brussels – Belgium.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect your personal data by means of contact forms, website plugins for analytics and cookies. This is never sensitive data, and is normally limited to your name, telephone number, email address, technical data and preferences, unless otherwise stated.

This data is used in the delivery of services offered by IPHA, and for contacting you regarding such services, if you have provided consent for us to do so. Your personal data will be retained solely for this purpose, and will never be shared with any third parties.

Should you wish to have your personal data removed from any records, this can be done by unsubscribing (where applicable to a mailing list), or by contacting us using the details provided.


Photography at Events

In case you participate in an event arranged by IPHA, IPHA shall be authorized to make reports about the event, the visitors, the delegates and exhibitors’ trade fair stands in words and pictures and to publish them digitally or in print. In particular, IPHA shall be authorized to have visitors, delegates, exhibition stands and speakers filmed and photographed in order to show films and photos on the IPHA website and in similar media.

Photographing, filming and drawing inside the event location must have prior written approval from IPHA.



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms

When you submit information using contact forms on the IPHA website, we will capture personal data such as your name, email address and telephone number. This data is used to contact you regarding the services IPHA can provide, and will be retained for marketing purposes, and to contact you regarding these, or similar services, in future.



This website uses cookies. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



This website uses Google Analytics, for more information about how your data is utilised, please visit


Who we share your data with

Your data will not be shared with any third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise, and with your consent.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For customers and those submitting personal data in relation to the services provided by IPHA, the data will be kept indefinitely, unless otherwise requested.


What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted any personal data to IPHA you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

For members of IPHA with an account, you may also be able to access and amend personal data within your account settings and profile.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information

For queries relating to personal data, please contact us using the form on the website.