COMBACTE is committed to protecting the privacy of users and developing technology that gives users the best and as safe as possible online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the COMBACTE website and governs data collection and usage. By using this website, users consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of personal information

COMBACTE collects personally identifiable information, such as the email addresses, names, home or work addresses and telephone numbers of users. COMBACTE also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to users, such as postal codes, user ages, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

Information regarding computer hardware and software is automatically collected by COMBACTE. This information can include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times and referring websites. This information is used by COMBACTE for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of this website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through COMBACTE public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Please note that COMBACTE will not read any of your private online communications.

COMBACTE encourages users to review the privacy statements of websites they choose to link to from COMBACTE so that they can understand how those websites collect, use and share user information. COMBACTE is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content of websites outside the COMBACTE website.

Use of your personal information

COMBACTE collects and uses personal information to operate the COMBACTE website and deliver the services users have requested. COMBACTE also uses personally identifiable information to inform users of other products or services available from COMBACTE and its affiliates. COMBACTE may also contact users via surveys to conduct research on their opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

COMBACTE does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. COMBACTE may, from time to time, contact users on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest. In such cases, unique personally identifiable information (email address, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, COMBACTE may share data with trusted partners to help COMBACTE perform statistical analysis, send users email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using personal information except to provide these services to COMBACTE, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of user information.

COMBACTE does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without the explicit consent of users.

COMBACTE keeps track of the websites and pages that its users visit within COMBACTE, in order to determine which COMBACTE services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within COMBACTE to users whose behavior indicates that they may be interested in a particular subject area.

COMBACTE websites will disclose the personal information of users, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the belief in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with the law or comply with any legal action involving COMBACTE or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of COMBACTE; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of COMBACTE or the public.

Use of cookies

The COMBACTE website uses ‘cookies’ to help users personalize their online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on a user’s hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each user, and can only be read by a webserver within the domain that issued the cookie.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to users to save time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the webserver that a user has returned to a specific page. For example, if a user personalizes COMBACTE pages, or registers with a COMBACTE website or services, a cookie helps COMBACTE to recall user-specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording the personal information of users, such as addresses. When a user returns to the same COMBACTE website, the information previously provided can be retrieved, allowing the COMBACTE features which have been customized to be easily used.

Users may accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can usually modify their browser settings to decline cookies should they so prefer. If users choose to decline cookies, they may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the COMBACTE services or websites being visited.

Security of your personal information

COMBACTE secures the personal information of its website users from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. COMBACTE secures the personally identifiable information users provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change by COMBACTE to reflect company and user feedback. COMBACTE encourages users to periodically review this Privacy Policy to remain informed of how COMBACTE is protecting user information.

Contact information

COMBACTE welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Should you believe that COMBACTE has not adhered to it, please contact us at C.M.L.C.Martis@umcutrecht.nl. We will make every effort within reason to promptly determine and remedy the problem.