Privacy statement

Privacy & Cookie Policy

The Bright Side of Life Computer Consultancy B.V (BSL)

Version 1.0, last modified on 7th June 2018.

We are aware that you place your trust in us. We therefore see it as our responsibility to protect your privacy. This page explains how we deal with your personal data at bright-side-of-life.com. And also which cookies are placed by ourselves, and possibly by third parties.

BSL respects the privacy of all users of its site.  We ensure that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially.

Your privacy on bright-side-of-life.com

BSL handles registered data such as e-mail addresses and names with care. We do not sell or distribute your e-mail address or other personal data. When using forms to contact BSL, or to request information and downloads, your details are used solely for the purpose indicated on the form. In addition, we handle any data you send us via contact forms or e-mail carefully. Above all, we treat this personal information as confidential.

BSL makes use of marketing campaigns based on ‘customized target groups’. This means that we may target advertisements to specific target groups, or to people who have already visited our website.

Personal information on bright-side-of-life.com

We process the following personal data:

The only personal information we use is that which you provide via contact forms. This can include basic contact details, such as First/Last name, Place of employment (Company Name), e-mail address, location, and areas of interest (e.g. mobile apps, knowledge management or web applications).

Anonymous Browsing behavior is monitored automatically, using services provided by Google. We also set and save anonymous cookies. More information about cookies is provided below.

Your rights regarding personal information on bright-side-of-life.com

Under the GDPR legislation you have a number of rights. BSL complies with this legislation in the following ways:

  • Information and insight: You can ask to see which of your personal data we process.
  • Rectification: Do you think we are using incorrect data? If so, you can inform us by sending an e-mail to bslsec@brightside.nl. We will then update your data accordingly.
  • Removal: You can ask us to delete your personal data.
  • Restriction: If you think we are processing your personal data illegally or incorrectly, you can ask us to rectify this.
  • Objection: You can object to us processing your personal data.
  • Transferability: You can ask to have your personal data transferred.
  • Revoke consent: You can withdraw your consent to the use of your data at any time. For example, you can ask that we no longer send you emails.
  • Filing a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority: If BSL fails to comply with the applicable legislation, you can file a complaint.

Retention periods

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not specify a retention period for personal data. However, the GDPR does stipulate storage restrictions in Article 5.1 (e). This states that personal data may only be retained as identifiable information, for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. If the data can be made anonymous (so that the direct or indirect identification of a person is no longer possible), it is therefore possible to extend the length of time the data is stored. There are a number of exceptions for archiving, general interest, scientific or historical research/statistical purposes.

BSL does not retain personal data longer than is strictly necessary.

Cookies on bright-side-of-life.com

We use so-called cookies at bright-side-of-life.com. Cookies are sent along with our website pages, and stored temporarily on your computer. Some cookies are necessary for the functioning of the site, whilst others are used for analytics, and marketing purposes. These include services provided by Google and LinkedIn.You can manage which cookies are stored by visiting this page.

Some cookies are essential for the proper functioning of our website. Cookies whose effect is not immediately visible (such as those needed by Google Analytics) are equally important. Without anonymous input from visitors, we cannot obtain a clear picture of how our website is used, nor how we can improve it.

Tracking cookies‘, which are placed for analytical purposes or advertisements, are so-called ‘third party cookies‘. These cookies are not placed by BSL itself, but by third parties. Third parties are organizations such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Browser permissions

You can set up cookie permissions in your browser. The browser on your device subsequently remembers your preferences for all websites, unless you make exceptions. For more information on your specific browser, you are welcome to try the following links:

Overview of cookies used on bright-side-of-life.com

Below you will find an overview of the cookies we use on bright-side-of-life.com.

Cookies providing core functionality on bright-side-of-life.com

These cookies are used to ensure correct functioning of our website. Without these cookies, certain parts of the site cannot be used.

Social buttons

Buttons are included on bright-side-of-life.com to share pages via social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn. These buttons contain pieces of code from the respective platforms, and they use cookies. The cookie remembers that you are logged in. This means that you do not have to log in to Twitter or Facebook every time you want to share a page.

CookiePurposeStorage period
Twitter;
Guest id, kdt, twin, lang, personalization_id, remember_checked_on
Once you’ve visited the BSL website, these cookies mean that you may see ads for BSL services and other services that match your interests (interest-based marketing) when using Twitter-based services.Max 90 days
Facebook;
c_user, datr, fr, pl, sb, xs
Cookies that provide insight into which media used by Facebook may be effective. By means of these cookies you can see advertisements on websites you visit that match your preference (interest-based targeting).Max 12 months
LinkedIn;
Insight
We use the Insight Tag from LinkedIn to measure the performance of our LinkedIn ads. Read more at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-table.A number of cookies with different expiration dates, please refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn for more information.
Twitter
CookieGuest id, kdt, twin, lang, personalization_id, remember_checked_on
PurposeOnce you’ve visited the BSL website, these cookies mean that you may see ads for BSL services and other services that match your interests (interest-based marketing) when using Twitter-based services.
Storage periodMax 90 days
Facebook
Cookiec_user, datr, fr, pl, sb, xs
PurposeCookies that provide insight into which media used by Facebook may be effective. By means of these cookies you can see advertisements on websites you visit that match your preference (interest-based targeting).
Storage periodMax 12 months
LinkedIn
CookieInsight
PurposeWe use the Insight Tag from LinkedIn to measure the performance of our LinkedIn ads. Read more at the LinkedIn website.
Storage periodA number of cookies with different expiration dates, please refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn for more information.

Embedded content

At various locations on our website, content can be used that is hosted on other sites and displayed on bright-side-of-life.com (embedded content). For example, think of Slideshare presentations, YouTube or Vimeo videos. In the same way as the social buttons, these content providers often use cookies. Please refer to the privacy policy of the relevant service if you wish to know how they use these cookies and personal date. We don’t have any say in this.

Google Analytics & Adwords

Via Google Analytics, we collect anonymous data about usage behavior on our website. This allows us to see how visitors use our website. We then use this information to make informed decisions about the layout and design of our website. Which in turn means we can optimize our website’s performance.

Google stores the information we obtain on their servers. They also supply this information to advertisers in order to give insight into the effectiveness of their campaigns. Google may supply this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, and if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on the use of your data by Google. We do not permit Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services. Read Google’s privacy policy for more information, as well as the specific privacy policy of Google Analytics.

You can opt to download a so-called ‘anti-tracking’ browser plugin from Google. When activated, this plugin ensures that no website can track your internet use via Google services.

Google Analytics Cookies

CookieTargetStorage period
_gatUsed to measure the speed of a request.1 minute
_gidUsed to distinguish between users.24 hours
_gaAnalytical cookie that measures website visits. Used to distinguish between anonymous users.24 months
Google Adwords, GAPS, LSID, 1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, OSID, OTZWhen creating a Google account or logging in, cookies such as these are stored on the computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when you next visit its service. While you are logged in and use plug-ins from other websites, such as ours, Google uses these cookies to improve your user experience.Max 12 months
Google Doubleclick (DBM), DSID, IDEThese cookies allow you to view advertisements that match your preference (interest-based targeting) on websites you visit after you have been on our website.18 months

Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie_gat
TargetUsed to measure the speed of a request.
Storage period1 minute
Cookie_gid
TargetUsed to distinguish between users.
Storage period24 hours
Cookie_ga
TargetAnalytical cookie that measures website visits. Used to distinguish between anonymous users.
Storage period24 months
CookieGoogle Adwords, GAPS, LSID, 1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, OSID, OTZ
TargetWhen creating a Google account or logging in, cookies such as these are stored on the computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when you next visit its service. While you are logged in and use plug-ins from other websites, such as ours, Google uses these cookies to improve your user experience.
Storage periodMax 12 months
CookieGoogle Doubleclick (DBM), DSID, IDE
TargetThese cookies allow you to view advertisements that match your preference (interest-based targeting) on websites you visit after you have been on our website.
Storage period18 months

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