Privacy statement

GrowthMedics respects the privacy of visitors to its website, in particular the rights of visitors with regard to the automated processing of personal data or our relations engaged with us. Because of full transparency with our customers, we have therefore formulated and implemented a policy with regard to these processing operations themselves, their purpose as well as the possibilities for data subjects to be able to exercise their rights as well as possible.

 

Purpose of collection and use

We collect certain categories of information depending on our relationship and purpose of collection.

– Recruitment
We collect the information you provide us when applying for an open position via our website or through our other channels. Your application letter and curriculum vitae will be retained for 8 weeks after the recruitment procedure ends. After that, we will delete your information unless we get your permission to hold on to the information for future jobs within our company or with clients. In that case we will delete the information after 1 year. Any given permission can be withdrawn at any time by sending an email to contact@growthmedics.com. If you are hired, your data will become part of your personnel file.

-Employment
We collect the information you provide to us in order for us to fulfill our side of the agreement under which you have become an employee. This processing is necessary to perform the contract between you and us. The data we collect can include the following: name and contact data, credentials, bank information, ID, national security number, and any other necessary information needed to process payroll. The exact retainment period will be based on what is prescribed by law.

-Services
We collect the information you provide to us needed to execute our duties as agreed upon in the business agreement we both signed. This processing is necessary to carry out the contract between you and us. When you use services that require your financial information or to complete transactions, we may collect your payment and billing information in order to provide you with those services. Your information will be retained for as long as the contract is in place, and longer if necessary for legal obligations.

-Marketing
We collect information to operate our business and to provide information on the product that we offer. The information is mostly collected through third parties (see “Information collected through third parties”). The data we collect can include the following: name and contact data (a.o. first and last name, job title, email address and phone number).

Furthermore, GrowthMedics collects information from suppliers and other business relations. This information will exist of personal data, i.e. name, function title, phone number and email address. This information will be retained for as long as the business relationship is in place.

 

Your rights of the data

You have the right to (re)view or request changes to be made to your information. You might also have the right to restrict or limit the way in which your information is used by us.

You can request that we delete your information, and we will carry out this request unless certain exceptional reasons arise permitting GrowthMedics to keep certain information about you, for example: we may keep information if we need to do so to comply with a legal obligation, to resolve disputes and to enforce our agreements.

You also have the right to obtain a copy of your information in an easily accessible format. In certain circumstances, you can also request that we transfer some of your information to third parties. GrowthMedics will help you exercise these important rights. If you want to exercise your rights, please send an email to contact@growthmedics.com stating your request.

 

Information collected through our website

Our website uses functional cookies to make sure that our website is suitable for all devices. Next to that, our website uses analytics cookies to analyze the behavior of our website visitors in order to improve our website. These cookies do not process personal data (identifiable data). Our website includes social media buttons. By clicking on these buttons, you will be redirected to the website of the relevant social media party. GrowthMedics does not control any cookies used by third party websites.

Information collected through third parties
We also obtain data from third parties. We protect data obtained from third parties according to the practices described in this statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data. These third-party sources vary over time, but have included:

 

How we use the information collected

We mainly rely on three separate bases to lawfully process your information.

  1. In accordance with an agreement (incl. our Terms & Conditions)
  2. Based on your given consent
  3. Out of GrowthMedics’ legitimate interest, as long as this legitimate interest does not overrules your rights

Occasionally, GrowthMedics may rely on other legal bases to process your information for example to comply with a legal obligation.

How we share this information

We will share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of GrowthMedics when this is necessary to fulfill our agreement or when we have your consent.

Information may be shared within GrowthMedics or affiliates may use the information in a manner consistent with their privacy policies.

The nature of our services demands that we share personal data with our clients. This means that we data necessary to fulfill an agreement, or data necessary for direct marketing purposes. Not all of our clients are located within the EU/EEA and, for those outside, appropriate safeguards have been put in place to comply to the GDPR (see also “Transferring data outside the EU/EEA”).

We provide user information to trusted partners who work on behalf of GrowthMedics based on our directions and in compliance with appropriate confidentiality measures.

We may access, preserve and disclose information to investigate, prevent or take action in connection with: (i) legal processes, and legal and governmental agency requests; (ii) enforcement of the Terms; (iii) requests for customer service; (v) establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims; or (vii) as otherwise required by law. This may include responding to lawful governmental requests.

If the ownership or control of all or part GrowthMedics or a specific Service changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

Security and data retention

GrowthMedics uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal data you provide on computer systems that have limited access and are in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential data over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption.

GrowthMedics will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. If you no longer want GrowthMedics to use your information to provide you with the Services, you can contact GrowthMedics. We will delete the information we hold about you, unless GrowthMedics needs to retain and use your information to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes or to enforce our agreements.

Legitimate interests

GrowthMedics may use your information to provide, improve and customize our Services. This may include the sharing of your information for such purposes as is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests and your legitimate interests in receiving personalized content and services.

You have the right to object to any of this processing and, if you want to object, please contact GrowthMedics via contact@growthmedics.com.

Transferring data outside the EU/EEA

GrowthMedics may process information related to individuals in the EU/EEA and may transfer that information from the EU/EEA through various compliance mechanisms, including data processing agreements based on the EU/EEA Standard Contractual Clauses.

The United States and other non-EEA countries have different laws on data protection and rules in relation to government access to information. If you are based in the EEA, when your data is moved from your home country to a third country outside the EEA, some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as your home country.

To the extent that GrowthMedics is deemed to transfer information about you outside the EEA, GrowthMedics relies separately, alternatively and independently on the following legal bases to transfer your information:

The European Commission has adopted standard contractual clauses that provide safeguards for personal data that is transferred outside the EEA. We use these Clauses where possible when transferring personal data outside the EEA including to our affiliates.

As we operate in countries worldwide (including in the United States), we can’t provide our Services without moving your data around the world.

Application
This Privacy Policy applies only to GrowthMedics and it’s affiliates. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that GrowthMedics does not own or control, or to people that GrowthMedics does not employ or manage.

We may amend or update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will inform you when and what changes are made.

If you have questions or suggestions relating to your information, or wish to make a complaint, please contact us at:

GrowthMedics BV

Plesmanweg 9
7602 PD Almelo
The Netherlands
T: +31 85 13 00 603
E: contact@growthmedics.com

Complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other rights you may have, you also have the right to file a complaint against us with the Dutch Data Protection Commissioner, which is GrowthMedics’lead supervisory authority. You can also complain to the supervisory authority in the EU member state in which you are based. Click here to find your local supervisory authority.