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This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) governs the use of cookies and social media plugins on the Novosanis website (https://www.novosanis.com/, hereinafter: the “Website”). By continuing to use the Website or by clicking on “Yes, I Agree” after having been informed of our use of cookies and social media plugins, you acknowledge that you have read this Cookie Policy carefully and that you agree with it without reservation. You may at all times change your cookie preferences through the cookie settings of your browser.

If you have any questions on our use of cookies, you can contact Novosanis via the information below:
By email: privacy@novosanis.com
By phone: +32 3 485 50 16
By letter: Bijkhoevelaan 32c, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium

The cookie policy was last modified on the 7th of august 2020.

Table of contents

  1. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?
  2. Cookies
  3. Why do we process your personal data?
  4. What makes the processing of your personal data legitimate?
  5. What are your rights under this cookie policy?

 

1. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Novosanis NV, Bijkhoevelaan 32c, 2110 Wijnegem (Belgium) is the entity responsible for your personal data as covered in this Cookie Policy (hereinafter: “Novosanis, “we”, “us, “our”.) This Cookie Policy may be changed from time to time, in order to ensure that it remains accurate and in line with legislation. If this happens, you are kindly asked to take note of the changes and to agree with them if you find them acceptable.

Where reference is made to certain laws or regulations, such reference shall also include any change, replacement or annulment of said laws or regulations, including any related executive decisions.

Novosanis reserves the right to modify, change or amend the Cookie Policy at its own discretion and from time to time. Such modification, change or amendment shall be communicated via the Website. If you do not accept the modifications, changes or amendments, you are to inform us by sending an e-mail to privacy@novosanis.com. If we do not receive such an e-mail from you within three (3) business days after the changes to the Cookie Policy have been announced on our Website, you will be deemed to have accepted unambiguously all such changes.

2. COOKIES

Cookies are small text files which are stored on a device’s hard drive and which contain certain information and sometimes personal data. Social media plugins are small pieces of software developed and provided by social media service providers (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp), which add social media integration when built into the Website.

We place a number of cookies when you visit our Website. These cookies are divided in 3 groups of cookies: functional or necessary cookies; analytics and statistical cookies; advertising and social media cookies. You may at all times withdraw your consent with Novosanis’s use of cookies.

2.1 You can avoid cookies being placed by configuring your browser as such. Guidelines on how to do this, can be found here:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/edge-privacy-faq
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en   
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

However, not allowing cookies when visiting the Website may cause certain or all features of the website to stop working properly.

2.2 When you visit the Website, Novosanis places a number of cookies and uses them to gain insight in how website visitors use the Website by gathering anonymised statistical and usage data, enabling Novosanis to provide a better user experience on the Website.

Novosanis knows about the following cookies being used on the Website:

Cookie Description Duration Type
has_js This cookie is used to indicate whether the user's browser has enabled JavaScript. Expires on end of session Necessary
_gcl_au This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website. 2 months Analytics
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics reports. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years Analytics
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use the website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data is collected anonymously and includes the number of visitors, the source, and the pages visited. 1 day Analytics
_gat This cookies is installed by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute Analytics
simple_cookie_compliance_dismissed This cookie is used by the website to determine if the cookie popup was dismissed by the website visitor. 90 days Necessary
__unam The __unam cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors clickstream activity, e.g., Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page. The ShareThis service personally identifies you only if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given your consent. See more at: http://sharethis.com/privacy. 8 months Analytics
APISID, HSID, IDE, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID YouTube is used by the website to show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services. The YouTube cookies are only installed when you press play on an embedded YouTube video. More information: view the Google privacy policy. / Analytics, Advertising

2.3 You may at all times withdraw your consent with Novosanis’s use of cookies. To exercise this right, it suffices to delete the cookies, which have been placed on your device. To do so, you are kindly asked to refer to the appropriate instructions of your browser manufacturer, as listed above. If your browser is not listed above, you can do a web search to find out how to remove cookies specifically for the software you are using.

3. WHY DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We process your personal data through cookies for several different purposes: to improve our Website and the experiences and services we offer; to show advertisements; to provide information to third parties and to keep the web experiences we offer, our Website, you and us safe.

3.1 Novosanis processes your personal data to offer you more personalized content and advertisements and perform statistical analyses so that we may improve our Website, advertisements, products and services or develop new products and services.

3.2 Novosanis may process your personal data for informing any third party in the context of a possible merger with, acquisition from/by or demerger by that third party, even if that third party is located outside the EU.

4. WHAT MAKES THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA LEGITIMATE?

The law requires us to state precisely which legal basis we use to process your personal data. We may process your personal data because you have given your consent to do so, because the law obliges us to do so or because it is in our or a third party’s legitimate interest.

4.1 For processing your personal data for the purposes outlined in clause 3.1 and 3.2 of this Cookie Policy, Novosanis as the responsible party asks for your consent. Novosanis obtains your consent through the cookie banner. By clicking on this banner affirmatively and continuing to use the Website, you acknowledge that you have read this Cookie Policy carefully and that you agree with it without reservation.

5. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS COOKIE POLICY?

As a data subject, you have several rights vis-à-vis the processing of your personal data. These rights are the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to withdraw your earlier given consent, the right to erasure, the right to oppose the processing of personal data and the right that you receive from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format all personal data you have provided to us.

If you wish to submit a request to exercise one or more of the rights listed above, you can send an e-mail to privacy@novosanis.com.

If you have any complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Novosanis, you may always contact Novosanis via privacy@novosanis.com. If you remain unsatisfied with Novosanis’s response, you are free to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority, i.e. the Belgian Data Protection Authority. For more information, visit https://www.privacycommissie.be/.

More information about the rules of data-protection inside and outside the EU: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.