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Cookie Notice

Thank you for visiting our website.

1. Controller information

The controller of your of any information obtained through the use of first-party cookies on this website (referred hereinafter as the “controller” or “Eurofins” or “we”) is the Eurofins legal entity which webpage you are visiting (please browse to the “contact section” for details. The full list of Eurofins legal entities with contact details is available under the following link: https://www.eurofins.com/contact-us/group-directory-pdf/

This Cookie Notice sets out the basis on which all data that Eurofins collects on you through tracking technologies like cookies, web beacons or pixels, will be processed by Eurofins and provides you with information about these tracking technologies and especially about cookies. This information is intended to give you a better understanding of what cookies are and the role they play in your visit to our website. European legislation requires all sites that use cookies to ensure that you are well informed about this and that you give your express permission to collect and store information collected through the use of cookies.

If you have any questions regarding this Cookie Notice, if you want to lodge a request in relation to your personal information or reach out to the respective Data Protection Officer of legal entity which is in control of your information (for Eurofins legal entities which appointed Data Protection Officer as required under the respective data protection laws), please contact us via our dedicated contact point:

cookies@eurofins.com

2. Which information does Eurofins collect about me?

Eurofins may obtain information about you when you use this website.

The information we collect about you includes:
• your identity (such as Internet Protocol Address);
• device event information such as browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL;
• your preferences such as language settings, website notifications, or alerts;
• your location;
• what content you view or pages you visit;
• search enquiries you make using our site search.

3. How does Eurofins collect information about me?

3.1 How to control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

For more general information about cookies, web beacons, pixels or other similar technologies and how to disable them through your browser, visit https://cookiepedia.co.uk/all-about-cookies.

You can easily accept or reject each of the cookies, web beacons or pixels on this site by adjusting your preferences on the relevant link provided on each of Eurofins webpages titled .

3.2 We collect information about you via parameter tracking

We also use Scripts and components (such e.g. JavaScript code) used to generate Web pages and to automate computer processes. You can disable the Scripts, such as JavaScript, through your browser (see your browser's settings).

We may also use ETag, which is an HTTP protocol header field mainly used to validate web caches and allow more efficient browsing. It has also been used for cookie-like purposes.

3.3 We collect information about you via third parties

We use Google Analytics’ 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender and interests to work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. For example, you may see certain ads on this website or other website because we contract with Google and other similar companies to target our ads based on information we or they have collected, including information that was collected through automated means (such as cookies and web beacons). These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

You may opt in for or opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. Because those opt-out and preference control pages are specific to the individual browser used to visit it, and because that page is not operated by Eurofins, we are unable to perform the opt-ins or opt-outs on your behalf.

4. Which processing ground(s) do you rely upon for processing my personal information?

In order to use cookies and process your data collected through the use of cookies, we rely on your consent. You can withdraw your consent in full or in parts at any time by adjusting your preferences on the relevant link provided on each of Eurofins webpages titled .

5 Who will my personal information be transferred to?

Your personal data might be transferred to any Eurofins affiliates (which can be found at https://www.eurofins.com/). We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our website visitors to third parties except as described below:

• to trusted businesses or persons to process your personal information for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with applicable data privacy regulations;
• to service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf;
• to companies, organizations or individuals outside of Eurofins if we have a good reason to believe that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:o execute and enforce contractual terms;

o meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request;
o detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
o protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Eurofins, our users or the public as required or permitted by law;

• to regulatory or law enforcement agencies if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to disclose it in connection with the detection of crime, the collection of taxes or duties, in order to comply with any applicable law or order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or in connection with legal proceedings;
• to third parties as part of a merger, acquisition or bankruptcy, in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including through bankruptcy).

6. Will my information be transferred outside the European Union?

Your personal data might be transferred outside the EU in case one of the recipients stated above is located outside the EU and only to countries for which:

• the European Commission has issued an adequacy decision (which guarantees that an adequate level of protection of personal data is offered in that country);
• you have given explicit consent;
• appropriate safeguards have been provided, such as standard data protection clauses (that can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en).

7. Which rights do I have over my personal data?

You have the right to ask for:

• accessing your data;
• rectifying your data;
• restricting the processing of your data;
• withdrawing your consent at any time as explained above;
• erasing your data.

You may submit relevant request in this respect through our dedicated contact point mentioned in this Cookie Notice. You also have the right to complain to the relevant national data protection authority in case these rights are not complied with. An overview of the national data protection authorities is available at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.

8. Links to other sites

We provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. If you follow such links, this Cookie Notice will no longer apply. These websites may have their own privacy notice or policies in place, which we recommend you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked websites or their use.

9. Changes to this Cookie Notice

We recognize that transparency is an ongoing responsibility so we will keep this Cookie Notice under regular review. We will always update this Cookie Notice on our website, so please try to read or print it when you visit the website (the revision number reference can be found on the top right of this Cookie Notice).