Privacy and Cookie Use Policy
Your privacy is of particular importance to us. In this context, HC NEXT is committed to respecting all regulations relating to the protection of personal data and privacy.
About HC NEXT
HC NEXT functions as a specialised player in the project management of medical product and device development and strategic consulting.
For this purpose, HC NEXT offers on its website hc-next.com (hereinafter, “Website”), its services available on the Website.
Our commitment to privacy
The personal data we collect
- If you use our Website, we may collect and store your personal data (which may include your name, email address, home address, telephone numbers, financial data, social data, login ID etc.) that you provide to us by filling in an online form or when registering on the Website;
- Data that you provide to us when you contact us with a question about information on our Website, products or services, communicate a problem to us or initiate written communication with us;
- Data that you provide to us when registering to receive information or services, via our Website or a professional or informal social network (such as Facebook, Linkedin, Viadeo, Twitter etc);
- Data relating to how you access our Website, your activities on the site and the sources you consult.
HC NEXT will use your personal data in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was provided or collected. We will use your personal data for the following purposes:
- to personalise the Website based on your previous visits or recommend certain products or services to you;
- to track your orders on the Website, such as customer service or to resolve any difficulties you may encounter in your experience with the HC NEXT Website
- to communicate with you via any means;
- to inform you of related products/services that we may provide/supply to you;
- for administrative purposes; and
- to comply with requirements arising from legislation or a court order.
We may share aggregated (collective) non-personal statistical data relating to visits to our Website.
We may need to disclose your personal data to our suppliers, agents or subcontractors where this is necessary to perform our services or to comply with our other obligations. These third party providers may use your personal data to provide or facilitate the provision of our services. If we disclose your personal data to persons outside HC NEXT, we will, where necessary, appropriately restrict the third party’s ability to use and disclose that personal data and require that third party to comply with similar data protection principles to those applied by HC NEXT.
Where applicable, any data transfer will be carried out by HC NEXT in strict compliance with the applicable regulations. This transfer is made necessary exclusively for the purposes defined in our Policy.
This communication may be made to (i) organisations or institutions in charge of certain tasks related to the purposes of the processing of your personal data, (ii) service providers, subcontractors or suppliers, or (iii) to our current or prospective clients (employers).
We will take appropriate steps to protect the personal data in our possession from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, alteration or destruction. However, please be aware that communication via the internet is not secure and we are not responsible for any errors or omissions due to matters beyond our reasonable control.
Storing your records
HC NEXT will archive records for as long as we deem necessary to provide the services in accordance with legislative, tax and accounting requirements. Once we no longer require your data, we will ensure its secure deletion.
Cookies and consent
A cookie is a text file that requires your consent to be downloaded to your computer’s hard drive. When you give your consent (or your browser gives consent automatically, if you have set it up that way), your browser saves this text as a small file. Cookies help to analyse visits to websites and inform the site administrator when you visit a particular page. Cookies collect information about how users use the site, for example, which pages users visit most often and whether error messages on the Website are viewed. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the visitor. The cookies used on this Website have been set by HC NEXT or its external partners.
By default, your browsing experience on the Website is not tracked by HC NEXT unless you give us permission to do so, such as by clicking on the “Accept” button when our cookie banner appears where you will be asked for this consent.
In the event that you have not opted for this “Do Not Track” option, a cookie banner will appear on the Website. At this point, you will be able to choose to accept or decline the installation of cookies. Upon your acceptance, and not before, a cookie will be installed on your terminal to keep track of this choice, and then the other cookies as described above will be deposited and read in your terminal.
As long as you have not accepted the installation of our cookies on your device via the “Accept” button on our cookie banner, none will be stored on your device and this banner will appear each time you visit the Website.
Once you have given your consent, if you wish to withdraw your consent to the collection of your browsing data via our cookies, you should opt for the “Do Not Track” mechanism described below.
Some of the cookies used are called “session cookies” and are only saved during your visit to the site and are automatically deleted after the end of the visit. Permanent cookies are stored in your system for a certain period of time after you have finished visiting the website.
The cookies that we use on the website fall into different categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies.
These cookies are necessary for you to be able to navigate the website and use its functions. If you delete or block these cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our Website or benefit from all our security measures.
- Performance cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. They allow us to identify and count the number of visitors and see how visitors navigate our Website. We use them, for example, to analyse how visitors use our Website and record any errors that occur.
Performance cookies do not collect any data that could identify you.
- Functionality cookies
We use these cookies to provide you with services or to remember your preferences, so that we can tailor the content of the site to you (for example, by remembering your language preferences or your geographical location). We use this data to tailor our site to match your preferences for content appearance, font size, etc.
You can manage these cookies in your browser settings. However, if you block them, it will no longer be possible to offer you the services you have selected.
- Targeting cookies
These cookies record the fact that you have visited our Website, including which pages you have visited and which links you have clicked on. We use this information to tailor our Website to your interests.
We would like to inform you that all direct communication will be done in accordance with these privacy principles and your preferences for receiving direct marketing communications that you have previously indicated.
You can manage these cookies in your browser settings. However, if you block them, it will no longer be possible to offer you any functions on our Website.
You can block all cookies from any website by activating your browser’s setting which allows you to refuse the storage of all or some cookies. However, if you block all cookies, you may not be able to access our website or parts of it. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies. For more information on how to block cookies in your browser, please visit:
“Do not track” preference
Most browsers allow cookies in their default settings. The “Do not track” feature allows visitors to tell websites that they do not wish to be tracked. “Do not track” options are available in a number of browsers, including:
Questions and obtaining a copy of your personal data
Changes to the guidelines
This Policy was last updated on 30/09/2022.