Privacy Policy

Data Protection Declaration for Shimadzu Benelux B.V. – Belgian Branch
 (Privacy Statement / Privacy Policy / data protection declaration)
We are pleased that you are interested in visiting our website. The protection of your personal information is very important for us. Please find below detailed information about how we handle your data.
Collection, Processing and Use of your Personal Data
You may visit our website without entering any personal information. We only save access data without any reference to your identity, such as, for example, the name of your Internet Service Provider, the website from which you visit us or the name of the file requested. This data shall only be evaluated to improve our offer and do not permit us to work out your identity.
Personal data shall be collected if you inform us yourself when registering for our newsletter, in the course of creating a user account for the application data base, through our contact form or when registering for events or lotteries. In addition, we use cookies (please refer to the below section on the Use of Cookies). We only use the data you have provided for the purpose for which it is intended by you and for technical administration. When using your user account, the entry of your access data will be recorded to prevent misuse.
Passing on Personal Data
The personal data you have provided us with will not be forwarded to third parties without your express prior consent. You have the option of revoking your consent to your data being forwarded  at any time without having to state your reasons to us. You may use the contact form to do this. You may unsubscribe from our Newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe button in every Newsletter. You may delete your user account at any time by e-mail.
Use of Cookies
We use cookies on various sites, to make our website more attractive and to make it possible to use specific functions. Cookies are small text files which are stored in your computer. The cookies (so-called session cookies) used by us are deleted from your hard disc at the end of the browser session. You can deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings. This can however result in your use of the website being restricted.
Piwik software is used on this internet site, to enable the statistical analysis of visitor accesses. Piwik uses the above-named cookies to analyse website use. The information and data generated by cookies is stored on a server owned by Piwik, in Germany . The information is not forwarded to third parties. Prior to being saved, the IP address used by you is anonymised. By using our internet site you are agreeing to your data being processed by Piwik to the extent already described and for the purpose already named. You may also deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings. This may however result in the use of our internet site being restricted.
Use of Twitter
Links to the service are used on our internet site which are operated by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are buttons with the words "Follow us on Twitter", on which the outline of a bird can also be seen.
If you call up our internet site on which this type of plugin is fitted, your browser creates a direct link to the Twitter servers. In this procedure the information that you have used our internet site will be forwarded to Twitter. If you have logged in to Twitter, Twitter may allocate this information to your Twitter account. The extent to which and the purpose for which Twitter collects, saves and uses data can be seen in Twitter’s data protection information
Right of information
Under the Belgian Data Protection Act of 8 December 1992 you are entitled to receive information free of charge about the information stored about you as well as the right to have it corrected, blocked or deleted. You have the right to oppose to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Data Protection Contact
If you have any questions about how your data is collected, processed or used, or information about, correction, blocking or deletion as well as revocation of data, please contact:
Shimadzu Benelux B.V. – Belgian Branch
Greenland – Burgermeester Etienne Demunterlaan 5 – Bus 4
B-1090 Brussel (Jette)
Tel.: +32 (0)3 440 19 70
Fax: +32 (0)3 449 04 54