Privacy and Cookies
BSL Computer Consultancy B.V (BSL)
Version 1.1, last modified on 6th April 2021.
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 site users. We ensure that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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|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|
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|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|
|Cookie||Guest id, kdt, twin, lang, personalization_id, remember_checked_on|
|Purpose||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.|
|Storage period||Max 90 days|
|Cookie||c_user, datr, fr, pl, sb, xs|
|Purpose||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).|
|Storage period||Max 12 months|
|Purpose||We use the Insight Tag from LinkedIn to measure the performance of our LinkedIn ads. Read more at the LinkedIn website.|
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.
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||Target||Storage period|
|_gat||Used to measure the speed of a request.||1 minute|
|_gid||Used to distinguish between users.||24 hours|
|_ga||Analytical 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, OTZ||When 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, IDE||These 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
|Target||Used to measure the speed of a request.|
|Storage period||1 minute|
|Target||Used to distinguish between users.|
|Storage period||24 hours|
|Target||Analytical cookie that measures website visits. Used to distinguish between anonymous users.|
|Storage period||24 months|
|Cookie||Google Adwords, GAPS, LSID, 1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, OSID, OTZ|
|Target||When 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 period||Max 12 months|
|Cookie||Google Doubleclick (DBM), DSID, IDE|
|Target||These 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 period||18 months|