Privacy policy

Data Protection and Cookie Policy

BRAIND d.o.o. / Ltd., Škrjančevo 99, 1235 Radomlje, Slovenia, EU, company number: 6063756000 (further called “BRAIND" or “we”) is committed to protect your personal data collected during your visit of our website according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Slovenian data protection rules. In the following policy, we inform you about what data are collected when you visit our website, how we process and use your data and how you can contact us if you have any additional questions regarding our processing of your data.

By entering and using the BRAIND website or any of its subpages, content and elements, you agree with the terms and conditions contained in this data protection and cookie policy. If you do not agree with them, partly or in whole, we recommend that you do not browse or use the BRAIND website.

Data Protection Policy

When browsing through our website or any of its subpages, we collect and store only your IP address and other information on your visit such as date and time, URL, your browser type and settings, your operating system, your screen resolution and information on visited subpages or your language settings. These data help us to administrate and improve our website or any of its subpages and are used solely our internal records and/or for statistical analysis.

Other personal data are collected only if provided voluntarily in order to obtain information from us. Such functions are an inquiry through the “Contact us now” feature, a quiz feature to “Get a get analysis of your company’s brand strength”, registration for our newsletter, analysis of  the “Ingredient Brand Fitness Check.”. Information that are gathered through these function include: (i) your name and last name, (ii) company name, (iii) your e-mail address, (iv) your telephone number and (v) subject and content of your message and/or inquiry. These personal data help us to process your request for information, to send you an offer for our services, for potential cooperation or to define the cornerstones of a joint project, as well as to provide you with the results from the Ingredient Brand Fitness Check. In addition to the above mentioned use and purposes, we may also use your personal data to administrate and improve our website or any of its subpages, for our internal records, for statistical analysis and (if applicable) to complete your service order and/or to contact you as a part of our customer relation procedures.

We will use your personal data, including your contact information, only for purposes for which the data were collected. In case of processing of your data for any further purposes, we will inform you prior to such further processing and obtain your consent.

BRAIND collection of personal data is based on your consent or on the need to carry out the processes stipulated above. To the extent that BRAIND uses the personal data to improve this website or for analysing statistics, the basis for collection of data is our legitimate interest to conduct such improvements and analysis.

The personal data that are collected and stored are exclusively used by BRAIND, except in the following cases where we may submit the data to recipients parties: (i) when required by law; (ii) to a buyer or a potential future buyer of our business; and/or (iii) to service providers appointed by BRAIND who provide services connected to this website or its functions, but only to the extent it is necessary in order to provide these services – for example our IT service provider(s) which hosts, develops and offers support for this website and our information security system. We guarantee that your personal data will not be transferred outside the EU and/or European Economic Area.

BRAIND will take measures to protect all personal data transferred to such third party, in accordance with applicable data protection laws and as stated above.

BRAIND stores your personal data as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data have been collected. This means that we permanently delete or efficiently anonymise your personal data when such data are no longer necessary to process your request or an order, or to administrate our client relationship. Your data may be processed and stored for a longer period of time in case of an unauthorized access to our servers or to diagnose problems in connection to the functioning of this website, due to a potential dispute, or in order to fulfil a legal obligation. Statistics which has been anonymised may be saved thereafter.

You may at any time request rectification or erasure of your personal data. However, please note that deletion could mean that BRAIND cannot process requests or orders placed via our website. You have the right to request information on how your personal data are processed and what personal data are processed about you. You have the right to request one copy of your personal data from our record at any time free of charge. You have the right to request a limitation of the use of your personal data (for example if you deem the data to be incorrect) or the termination of use of your personal data. You are entitled to request the personal data used to process an order or our client relationship in a machine-readable format which you are entitled to transfer to another data controller. If processing of your personal information is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you withdrew your consent.

There may be conditions or limitations to your rights. It is therefore not certain for example you have the right of data portability in the specific case - this depends on the specific circumstances of the processing activity.

BRAIND is responsible for the processing of your personal data, and requests to exercise your rights as stated above or any further questions on our privacy policy shall be addressed to info@braind.co or to any other given contacts on this website.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies. A “cookie” is a small text file containing information which is stored on your computer by your web browser while you are browsing through our website. Cookies store certain information (such as your chosen language or website settings) that your browser (depending on the expiration time of the cookie) can send to us on your next visit to our site. Cookies are only used for technical reasons and to facilitate your use of our website.

This website uses two types of cookies: (i) session cookies and (ii) optional cookies. The cookies that BRAIND uses on its website are presented below.

Session cookies

Session cookies are sent between your computer and the server to collect information and are not saved once you close your web browser. These cookies are necessary for the functioning of our website.

Name Type Purpose Expiration date
PHPSESSID First party Session cookies /
laravel_session First party Session cookies /

Optional cookies

We are continuously working to improve our website. In order to do this we use Google Analytics to analyse our users’ behaviour on an anonymous and aggregated level. We also allow our web analysis tool, Google Analytics, to place and manage cookies on this website for a certain limited period of time.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (further called “Google"). Google will analyse your use of our website on our behalf. For these purposes, we will use cookies, which are described in more detail in the table below. Data associated with your use of our website (such as the referral URL, our websites you've visited, your browser type, language settings, your operating system, and your screen resolution) to be collected by Google will be downloaded to the Google server in the United States, where these data will be stored and analysed. The data in anonymous form will then be sent to us. Google will under no circumstances connect your IP address with your usage information or with other Google data as we have activated the feature to provide anonymity of your IP address provided by Google on our site. In addition, Google is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield, which provides an adequate level of data protection with respect to the processing of personal data by Google in the United States.

The following cookies are placed by Google Analytics to log data about visits and visitors of our website. These cookies are used to improve the user experience of our website, to optimize display customized content based on the user’s choices and interests, to provide and monitor the statistics and analysis of your visit and for marketing purposes.

Name Type Purpose Expiration date
_utma Third party Google Analytics 1 year
_ga Third party Google Analytics – this cookie assigns to your device a unique randomly created ID which helps us to identify your device next time you enter our website 2 years
_gat Third party Google Analytics – to adjust the load on our website 1 minute
_gid Third party Google Analytics - to adjust the load on our website 24 hours
_utma Third party Google Analytics – website visitor statistics 2 years
_utmb Third party Google Analytics - website visitor statistics 30 minutes
_utmc Third party Google Analytics - website visitor statistics Upon closing down the browser
_utmz Third party Google Analytics - website visitor statistics 6 months

By using this website, you declare your consent to Google’s policy on processing of data collected about you in the way described above and for the purposes described above. More information about Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google Analytics guidelines on Data privacy and security and the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Users are informed about the use of cookies upon the first visit of BRAIND website. Some less invasive cookies will be stored automatically upon your visit of our website, whereas most cookies will only be used if we have obtained your explicit prior consent. Upon visiting our website for the first time you will be asked to make a decision regarding the use of cookies. If you will consent to the use of the above stated cookies, the cookies will be installed on your computer and the request will no longer appear until the installed cookie will be active. After the cookie will expire or if you will delete it yourself, the consent form will reappear upon your next visit to our website.

If you do not wish to accept cookies you may always deny the consent by selecting “I do not agree” in the “Cookies” tab at the bottom of our website, whereby an opt-out cookie is installed. You can always change your web browser’s settings to automatically deny the storage of cookies or to inform you when a website wants to store cookies on your computer. You can even delete previously stored cookies by choosing your web browser settings. Instructions on how to delete cookies or disable their use can be found under the help of your web browser. Please note that certain areas and functions on our website require cookies and may not function if cookies are deleted or declined. Rejecting the cookies may also negatively affect the user-friendliness of our website.

For more information regarding the cookies used on this website please contact us at info@braind.co or at any other given contacts on this website.

Social media and plugins

BRAIND website can make use of plugins for social media which allow users access to content from our website on different social media platforms (among others: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn). These plugins are generally marked with the logo of such third parts services and/or websites.

These social media providers may also process your data for their own use. We do our best to insure that all communication with such third parties which is not solely intended for presentation of our services and content is blocked or only takes place if you have decided to use such social media service. However, please note that we do not have control over the data collected and processed by such third parties.

To better understand how and what information is collected via social media and what cookies are used by such third party, we refer to the current privacy policy for each of the social platforms respectively who are also solely responsible for protection of your data: LinkedIn.

This data protection and cookie policy was last updated on 25 April 2018 and shall apply from the date of adoption onwards until revoked or modified.

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