ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Your privacy is our priority

ILGA-Europe respect and protect the privacy of our users and visitors. This statement explains how we gather, use and disseminate personal information at this website.

This web site is developed and managed by ILGA-Europe. Our postal address is:

ILGA-Europe, Rue du Trône/Troonstraat 60, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

We can be reached by email and by telephone at +32 2 609 54 10.

For each visitor to our web site, our web server automatically records that visitor's IP address, the pages/resources that they viewed, and what site referred them to here if they clicked on a link (such as from a Google search), but not their e-mail address. This is standard information logged by most web servers.

This information helps us generate broad demographic statistics on what types of organisation are visiting the site and which pages they visit.

Our web content management software records search data and it will record email addresses if they are given in contact forms. The search data is aggregated to help us understand the wishes of visitors to our site more thoroughly, and the email addresses are used for legitimate contact purposes. We will never send you unsolicited emails due to your use of this web site.

Your use of this site will also be subject to Google's advertising privacy policy, which can be seen on this page: - note that it is possible to opt out of being profiled by Google via that page.

We utilise Google Analytics to analyse the way that our visitors interact with this Web site, and we regularly use information that we glean from that service to improve the performance and usability of Google makes a Web browser add-in available to people who would rather not be 'seen' by their Analytics - it is available via this page:

We provide a facility for you to send Community Exchange noticeboard items by email from within this site. Email addresses entered here are discarded after 3 days - they are retained for this period so that we can provide support to our users when necessary.

Do we share personal information?                  

The information we gather is not sold, given to, or otherwise shared with other organisations for commercial or any other purposes, unless we are ordered to by a court of law.

All we might share with other organisations, are aggregated statistics, none of which include personally identifiable information.


This web site links to many other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on these sites. Nor do we guarantee that these sites and their content are still available.


A 'cookie' is text stored by your web browser that can be used for tracking and other purposes. While ILGA-Europe do not directly use cookies to track you, Google Analytics does. We may however make use of non-persistent cookies to assist you in your short-term use of this site. Such non-persistent cookies do not contain any personally identifying information and are set to expire automatically. You can disable cookies in your web browser if you prefer not to accept them - see this site for more information:

This web site will function if you have disabled cookies or Javascript or both, though it may look quite different.

SSL encryption

If you're browsing Rainbow Europe using a public wi-fi network, or would prefer that your use of this web site is not viewable by intermediate parties, then please bookmark and use the SSL-encrypted version:

This is not forced, as it may cause compatibility problems for older web browsers, and can impact on the web site's performance on slower mobile devices, but you should consider using it if you will be submitting any of your personal information, including your email address, to us via our web-forms. Any http URL on this web site should work using SSL encryption if prefixed with 'https' (s for secure) instead, though many web-browsers hide the 'http://' prefix on unencrypted pages, and so need to have 'https://' added to switch to the SSL version. If you switch to SSL then your current session on this web site should remain encrypted from that time, but incoming 3rd party-links are most likely to link to unencrypted pages.