BRONKHORST is commited to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information you supply. By accessing and using our website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Notice and the terms of our Internet Disclaimer and Statement. If you are not willing to agree to these terms, please do not use our website.
You are not required to provide any personal information in order to visit our website or to obtain the information that is freely available to all visitors. However, in order to fulfill any of our contractual obligations, for fast and efficient communication or to fully utilize our services – i.e., to receive additional documentation or personal assistance – you must register with us. If and when you decide to register, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address and other information necessary to process your request. Except as otherwise stated herein, we do not provide that information to third parties. We are committed to maintaining the trust of our users. If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security of any information that you have provided, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Handling of information
We retain and store all information you voluntarily transmit to us when using our website via our “Contact Form” or “Request Form”. You are, of course, free not to provide any of the information that you are prompted to provide when utilizing particular features of our website, but you should bear in mind that your failure to provide us with certain information may affect our ability to assist you. We use the contact information for purposes such as fulfilling our contractual olbigations, responding to your questions and requests, and improving and personalizing our communications with you.
We will only collect and process personal data which are necessary and relevant. We process data as this is necessary for the execution of the agreement. Processing is necessary to be able to deliver our products and services for example. We may also process personal data if this is required on the basis of a statutory obligation. It is also possible that we process personal data because we have a legitimate interest in doing so. Finally, we may process personal data on the basis of your permission. For instance, we request your permission before we place cookies or when you enter your information in a contact form. Except as stated below, we do not sell or otherwise distribute or transfer any contact information to any third parties. We keep your contact information in confidence. In order to follow up our contractual obligations, your requests and to optimize our services for you, we reserve the right to share your contact information with our subsidiaries, distributors and agents of our products and services.
We use external services to store (some of) our sales records, of which your personal data form part. Your personal data will therefore be made available to our service providers. For handling our requests,we use Zendesk https://www.zendesk.co.uk/company/customers-partners/eu-data-protection.
We also use Microsoft Office and the related storage facilities for emails and other files, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/privacy/you-own-your-data. Since we use a newsletter mailing service, your personal data will ultimately be forwarded to Mailchimp, the provider of this service, https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
From time to time, in order to provide our users with offers for our products and services or other promotional material, and any other information that we think might be of interest to them, we may send unsolicited email messages to users who, in the course of using our website, have provided us with their e-mail addresses and have given permission for direct marketing. We also send email messages to existing customers. If at any time you wish not to receive such e-mail messages from us, please unsubscribe using the opt-out function at the bottom of the e-mail message or contact us at [email protected].
Through our website, there is also a cookie placed by Google (see https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=nl) and Hotjar (see https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy and (https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/gdpr-commitment), as part of their analytics services. We use these services to track and get reports on how visitors use the site. Google and Hotjar can provide this information to third parties if they are required by law, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google, or Hotjar.
The information gathered by Google and Hotjar are anonymised wherever possible. The data collected via these cookies shall not be used to identify individual persons or profiles of the visitors to our site and shall not be used for any other purposes than mentioned above, not being transferred or made available to other parties.
You have the right to ask us to grant you access to your personal data. Where necessary, you can also request that we add to or correct your personal data. In addition, you have the right to ask for your personal data to be deleted or for the use of your personal data to be restricted. You can also raise an objection with us concerning the collection and use of your data or submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Projection Authority. Finally, you can ask us to send you your personal data or for your personal data to be transferred to a third party. To exercise your rights, please contact: Robert Tiessink, Nijverheidsstraat 1a, 7261 AK, Ruurlo, the Netherlands, +31 573 458800, [email protected]. You can of course also contact us if you have a query or if you would like further information on how we collect and use your personal data.
Retention period for personal data
If you are not a client, we will remove your data directly. If you are a direct or indirect client, we will keep your personal data for seven years after the end of the financial year in which the agreement with you was fully implemented. This seven-year period corresponds to the period during which we are required to retain our records for the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. At the end of this period, we will remove your personal data.
Bronkhorst High-Tech takes the protection of your data seriously. We take all reasonable possible organisational and technical (security) measures to protect your personal data to prevent abuse, loss and other unexpected security breaches. If you are of the view that your data are not properly protected or there are indications of abuse, please contact us.
Links to third party sites
This web site may contain hyperlinks, which will take you out of the Bronkhorst site and connect you to third party sites. Bronkhorst is providing these hyperlinks to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any hyperlink does not imply endorsement by Bronkhorst of the site. These sites are not under the control of Bronkhorst and by accessing them, you do so at your own risk.
Modifications to this Privacy Note
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Note and our Internet Disclaimer and Statement at any time. You should check this Privacy Notice and our Internet Disclaimer and Statement periodically for changes. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions, please do not continue to use our website.
Bronkhorst High-Tech BV
7261 AK Ruurlo
Tel.: +31 573 458800
E-mail: [email protected]
Privacy note (second version), published on 30-09-2019