PRIVACY POLICY

IT Genetics S.R.L., Romanian legal entity, headquartered in 41 Mehadia Street, district 6, Postal Code 060541, registered at the Trade Register Office under no. J40 / 4836/2007, unique registration code / VAT code RO21310535, registered as a personal data operator under no. 27375, furthermore known as “IT Genetics” or “we“, as data controller, send you this Information Notice to explain how we process and protect personal data.

We provide you with this Information Notice at the beginning of our interaction through our Websites.

1. What is a cookie and what is it used for?

Our websites use cookie technology to offer you a better and personalized web service. The data stored by the cookies we use never shows personal information with which an individual identity can be established.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored and / or read by your web browser on the hard drive of your final device (for example, a computer, laptop, or smartphone) depending on the websites you visit. Cookies also make your interaction with websites faster and more secure, as they can remember your preferences (e.g., authentication, language) and then sending the information back to the original site (first-party cookie) or to another website to which they belong (third-party cookie), each time you visit the respective website again using the same final device.

2. How to control cookies

You may withdraw your consent to allow cookies at any time. For this purpose, you can block or delete cookies either through your web browser settings or by using third party software, or by following the specific instructions for the cookie categories in the following sections. In any case, some issues may occur when using certain parts of the website if you disable cookies.

If you want to delete cookies stored on your devices and configure your web browser to reject cookies, you can use your web browser preferences settings. You can usually find the navigation settings for cookies in the “Options”, “Tools” or “Preferences” menus of the web browser you use to access our Websites. Depending on the existing web browsers, various methods can be used to disable cookies. For more information, please visit the website of your browsers:

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer;
  • Cookie settings in Firefox – Firefox;
  • Cookie settings in Chrome – Chrome;
  • Cookie settings in Safari – Safari;
  • Cookie settings in Edge – Edge;
  • Cookie settings in Opera – Opera.

To learn more about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or visit www.youronlinechoices.eu, where you’ll find additional information on behavioral advertising and online privacy.

3. Cookies used on IT Genetics Websites

Based on the function and purpose for which cookies are used, they are usually classified into several categories, which is also the case for cookies IT Genetics uses on its Websites, as follows:

  • Absolutely necessary cookie files allow you to browse the Website and use its basic functions. Usually, they are activated only in response to your actions, that equate to a request for service. These cookies are indispensable for the use of the Websites.
  • Functionality cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Website and allow us to provide improved and more personalized features, such as remembering your preferences. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your browsing on other websites. Expiration time for these cookies is a maximum of 2 years.
  • Analytical and performance cookies allow us to recognize and count users and collect information about how the Website is used (for example, the pages that are accessed most often and if the user receives error messages from certain pages). This helps us improve the way our Website works, like for example, by ensuring that you can easily find what you’re looking for. These cookies expire in a maximum of 2 years. Regarding third-party cookies, the expiration period may vary and in some cases may exceed 2 years. For more details on this category of cookies, see Section 4 below.
  • Cookies on marketing and target audience identification record your visit to our Website, the pages you visited and the links you accessed. We’ll use this information to provide more relevant ads for you and your interests. It’s also used to limit how often you see an ad and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. We may also share this information with third parties (such as advertisers) for this purpose. The expiration period for these cookies is a maximum of 2 years. Regarding third-party cookies, the expiration period may vary and in some cases may exceed 2 years. For more details on this category of cookies, see Section 5 below.
  • Social media cookies allow you to share your activity on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not controlled by us. For more details on this category of cookies, see Section 6 below.
  • Other types of cookies can be used on a later date. We will inform you through our updated policies if any other types of cookies are being used.

Please note that IT Genetics uses the services of third parties to obtain information about your use of our Websites in order to optimize your user experience and to advertise outside of our Websites. These third parties (including, for example, advertisers and external service providers, such as web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies over which we have no control.

4. Cookies used for statistical purposes and for monitoring web traffic

Google Analytics

Our Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help a particular Website analyze how you use that Website. The information generated by cookies regarding your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers which may be located in the EU, the EEA and / or the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may opt out of Google Analytics without affecting the way you browse our website.

Detailed information about Google Analytics and personal data protection (including how you can control the information sent to Google) can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners.

To prevent monitoring by this type of cookie, you can install an add-in on your web browser (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Other analytical and performance stats cookies:

Similarly and for the same purposes (traffic analysis and monitoring), our Websites use cookies placed by Alexa Metrics, Zopim, New Relic, to collect data about your interaction with our website and your behavior when browsing our website (including cookies for the ID file, IP address and type of device used to access the Website). However, we only receive aggregate data about users of the Website, without any possibility to identify you.

Detailed information on the processing performed by (i) Alexa Metrics can be found at https://www.alexa.com/help/privacy (ii) Zopim can be found at https://www.zendesk.com/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy (iii) New Relic can be found at https://newrelic.com/termsandconditions/privacy

5. Cookies used for direct marketing purposes

Google Analytics

For advertisements and marketing content, customized according to your preferences, our Website uses DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) technology, provided by Google. The information generated by cookies regarding your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers which may be located in the EU, the EEA and / or the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Detailed information about Google Analytics and personal data protection (including how you can control the information sent to Google) can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners.

6. Cookies on social media

On some of our Websites, third parties who provide applications through these Websites may place their own cookies in order to monitor the performance of their applications or to personalize these applications for you. For example, when you distribute an article using a distribution button for social media (for example, Facebook or Twitter) available on a Website, the social network platform associated with that button will record this. Some Websites may also have embedded content, such as video content from third parties such as YouTube, and in this case, these third parties may also place their own cookies.

Such cookies cannot be accessed by IT Genetics.