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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”). 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.

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.

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

We place a number of cookies when you visit our Website. These cookies are divided in 3 groups of cookies: functional cookies; analytical 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-gb/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/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences  

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=nl_BE&viewlocale=en_US     

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. Most data pertaining to these cookies, their placement and use allow to identify you, and Novosanis uses them to gain insight in how you and other visitors use the Website by gathering 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:

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical and statistical cookies

“_ga”, “_gid”, “_utma”, “_utmz”, “_utmc” and “utmb” (Google Analytics) Up to 2 years Novosanis uses Google Analytics cookies to determine how you and other visitors use our Website as well as some of the third party services (e.g. Youtube) on our Website.

  • Advertising and social media cookies

Name cookie Lifespan Purpose - “fr” (facebook.com) - up to 90 days

This cookie is used for advertising purposes and allows us and Facebook to track your surfing behavior across different websites in order to provide you with more relevant and personalized advertisements. More information on Facebook’s use of the “fr”-cookie can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.  We also use the Facebook Connect feature, which is Facebook’s single sign-on solution. If you choose to use your Facebook account to sign on, we will receive personal data from Facebook.

“di2”, “uid”, “vc”, “uvc” and “loc” (addthis.com) 13 months up to 2 years The integration of the cookies of AddThis allows us and AddThis to offer you more relevant and personalized content and advertisements by tracking which websites you visit. More information can be found here: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/privacy-policy.html.

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.

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 http://www.privacycommission.be.