Privacy Policy Scar Academy


  1. Introduction
    2. What kind of information do we collect?
    3. How we collect information
    4. Use of your information
    5. Disclosure of sharing your information
    6. Cross borders transfers
    7. Security
    8. Cookies
    9. Links to third party websites
    10. Your rights
    11. Data retention, account deactivation and deletion
    12. What is our legal basis for processing the data?
    13. Changes to this Privacy Policy
    14. Recourse


  1. Introduction

Scar Academy (collectively, “we”, “us” or “our”) takes very seriously and respects the importance of protecting the personal information collected from the Members and other users of Scar Academy benefits, offerings and digital services. By submitting information to Scar Academy you consent to practices described in this policy, which aim to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are less than 18 years of age, then you must first seek the consent of you parent or guardian prior to submitting any personal information.

This document describes how Scar Academy collects and uses the personal information you provide to us. It will also describe the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information as well as how you can access, update and delete that information.


  1. What kind of information do we collect?

To follow the objectives of Scar Academy, to provide our benefits and offerings to Scar Academy Members and to the rest of our users we must process personal information. The type of information we collect depends on how you use Scar Academy benefits and offerings.

Actions you and other do and provide:

a) Information and content you provide: We collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use Scar Academy benefits and offerings, including when you sign up or apply for a membership or profile on one of our digital services and create and share content, and message or communicate with Scar Academy or others. This can include: personally identifiable information, such as name, second name and surname, physical and email address, address of your practice or educational training, educational and professional interests, username and passwords, birthday and gender, phone number, photography, history of activity within Scar Academy Congresses, Symposia, benefits and offerings, information included in submitted documents (such as CV´s, diplomas, letters, publications), history of payments, as well as information about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the date the data was created or physical, IP or email address from which it was delivered from;

b) Usage: We collect information about how you use Scar Academy benefits and offerings, such as the actions you take and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we record the history of the participation at: Scar Academy Congresses and Symposia, Scar Academy Events App, Scholarship and Grants, CME-CPD, scientific programme, Courses, membership payments, payments for offerings as well as information collected by website cookies on our websites and digital services as well as our partners and suppliers.

out the purchase or transaction is collected and stored by the provider of the service of online transactions which is selected by Scar Academy. We collect information about the amount of payment, time, and personal information of the payer.


  1. How we collect information

Scar Academy may collect personal information from you in the following ways:

a) From your written or verbal input (such us online forms with input fields and checkboxes, letters and email correspondences, phone calls, phone messages, voice messages, documents delivered in paper and digital versions on various carriers or means of transfer and photography);

b) Automatically through digital technologies including tracking online, such as by website cookies, by smart devices or by combining data sets, by collecting data from a browser or device, or by using algorithms and statistics to analyze the variety of data such as records of behavior, usage, location, technology or payments;

c) Information from partners. Scar Academy might use applications and services developed and held by our suppliers to collect your personal data, contact detail to your workplace, name of the place you work, areas of your vocational activity and interest, statistical information about your work, purchases you make or about how you use their services including your settings and preferences. They might share that information only with Scar Academy and process that information only by our permission and on our behalf. Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to us. If the ownership or control of all or part of Scar Academy benefits and offerings or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.


  1. Use of your information
  2. Academy

Scar Academy may use your personal information in the performance of any contract and agreement we enter into with you, to comply with legal obligations or where Scar Academy has a legitimate interest in using your information to enhance or fulfill the Scar Academy membership, benefits and offerings.

We may use your information in the following way (after obtaining your consent, if required):

  • To provide you with information about the status, obligations or benefits and offerings regarding your Scar Academy membership;
  • To administer all benefits and offerings, especially Scar Academy membership, Scar Academy Courses, Project Proposal, Research Fellowship, CME-CPD, scientific programme, Grants and Scholarships, Congresses and Symposia and for internal operations, notifications and reminders, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, statistical and survey purposes;
  • To provide you with information about events, services and organization of Scar Academy Congresses and Symposia;
  • To allow you to participate in Scar Academy benefits and offerings, including Scar Academy Courses, Project Proposal, Research Fellowship, CME-CPD, scientific programme, Grants and Scholarships, Congresses and Symposia);
  • To send you documents, publications, certificates, diplomas and other materials;
  • To provide you with information about changes or updates to Scar Academy statuses, membership, benefits and offerings or our digital services;
  • To inform you about similar or entirely new Scar Academy benefits and offerings;
  • To help enhance, evaluate, develop, and create Scar Academy websites;
  • For any other purpose that we may inform you from time to time.
  1. Communicate with you

We use the information about you to send you communications about the activity of the Academy, services that we offer, information regarding your membership and online account, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

  1. Research and academics

Scar Academy might provide information and content to partners or academics. This is in order to improve the functionality and experience of Scar Academy benefits and offerings as well as to support our mission and vision which is implemented through Scar Academy benefits and offerings.

  1. Legal requests

Information we receive about you (including financial transaction) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigation of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.


  1. Disclosure of sharing your information

We share information both internally within Scar Academy and externally with our suppliers in accordance with this policy. Information controlled by Scar Academy is stored and processed only inside the EU or in countries or organizations recognized by EU Commission as providing equivalent protection to GDPR.

These transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the Scar Academy Status, Scar Academy Website Terms and Conditions and to operate and provide Scar Academy benefits and offerings to you.

We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests, if we have a good-faith belief that the law requires us to do so. We can also respond to legal requests when we have a good-faith belief that the response is required by law, affects users, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards.


  1. Cross borders transfers

We share information both internally within Scar Academy offices and externally with our suppliers and partners. Information controlled by Scar Academy will be stored in EU for the purposes as described in this policy. In case of international transfers, which are necessary to provide the services set forth in Scar Academy terms and conditions and to operate and provide Scar Academy benefits and offerings, we utilize standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and rely on the European Commission´s adequacy about certain countries, as applicable, for data transfers from the EEA to the United States and other countries.


  1. Security

Scar Academy applies various physical, technical and administrative safeguards in order to keep the collected data safe and protected. All personal information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse. Scar Academy does not share the data to people, partners and suppliers who are not directly involved in the data processing. Access to your personal data is restricted only to those who need it in order to perform their job function.


  1. Cookies

Website cookies are small text files created by websites and other digital services, that are stored on your computer or digital device.

We connect information from and about computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use to integrate with our digital services. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, operating system, Internet Service Provider, referring and exit pages, the files viewed on our websites, operating system, movements around the website, date and time, geographic and demographic information.

Cookies do not carry any personally identifiable information and represent your use of our digital services to analyze trends, better administer the website and improve your user experience on digital services that belong to Scar Academy. They help with recognizing you on your next visit or while creating a profile or submitting an online form. Our partners and suppliers might use the same cookies or similar technologies for the same reasons.

Your browser should allow you to control and stop cookies usage, but keep in mind that disabling cookies might limit or change the usage of our digital services.


  1. Links to third party websites

Scar Academy websites and digital services might provide links to third-parties websites, which do not belong to our partners or suppliers, and with the content end methods of collecting data about their users which are independent from us. In case of using these links, be aware that this kind of third-party websites are not a subject to this privacy policy and Scar Academy does not take responsibility for their privacy policy and methods of collecting and processing personal data.


  1. Your rights

Under GDPR you have the right to access, rectify, transport and erase your data. You can modify data directly on the online profile (by checking certain boxes or changing text in input fields) of our digital services. You can also use your right to contact us any time with a written request regarding any action of information concerning your personal information (by email to, such as:

  • Providing you details of your personal information with the purpose for processing;
  • Rectify the errors;
  • Delete your personal information;
  • Transferring your personal information to a third party.


  1. Data retention, account deactivation and deletion

We store your data as long as it is required by legal and governmental institutions and until it is no longer necessary to provide our services or until your membership is deleted – whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like why it is collected and processed, operational needs described in Scar Academy statuses.

We keep copies of ID or passport only for the purpose and time necessary to verify your personal information submitted during application process and it is being kept no longer than 30 days (starting from receiving the document). After the deletion you will not be able to recover that information.

When you ask for erasing your data, we delete information and documents you provided (including photos related to your profile, copies of documents) and you will not be able to recover that information later. Information that others have about you (“Register my practice”) is not part of your account and will not be deleted. If you do not want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Scar Academy benefits and offerings, you can deactivate your membership. To get full information about your personal data which you shared with Scar Academy, please contact us at any time by writing to


  1. What is our legal basis for processing the data?

We collect, use and share the data that we have in the ways described above:

  • as necessary to fulfill our Scar Academy Terms and Conditions;
  • consistent with your consent, which you may revoke at any time by contacting;
  • as necessary to comply with our legal obligations;
  • to protect our vital interests, or those of others;
  • as necessary in the public interest.


  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Scar Academy reserves itself the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. We will notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our services.


  1. Recourse

If you have questions about this policy, comments or complaints, you can contact at any time by writing to

You also have right to lodge a complaint with Scar Academy lead supervisory authority, the Belgian Data Protection Commissioner, or your local supervisory authority.