Privacy policy

Nordic Bioproducts Group Oy (“Nordic Bioproducts Group”) is committed to protecting your privacy and personal data and to processing personal data only in accordance with applicable privacy and data protection laws.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain how Nordic Bioproducts Group process personal data received through Nordic Bioproducts Group’s website www.nordicbioproducts.fi (“Website”) or from its business partners by other means in the course of business.

The legally responsible data controller for any personal data collected is Nordic Bioproducts Group. You may contact Nordic Bioproducts Group at:

Nordic Bioproducts Group Oy

Otakaari 5

02150 Espoo, Finland
info@nordicbioproducts.fi

What personal data is collected and for what purpose?

Nordic Bioproducts Group collects data through the following channels and for the following purposes:

•   Contact form: When filling out and submitting a contact form on the Website, you are requested to submit your name, your email address, and your queries. Data submitted by you is used to contact you or to manage your requests.

  • News and general information: When signing up to an email list in connection with submitting a contact form, we will use the information provided by you for the purposes of marketing and other communications. We will use the personal data for these purposes until you inform us that you no longer want to receive any information from us. You can do so at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in any of our send outs or by contacting us at the email address set out above. This use of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in marketing our services to you.
  • Cookies: We may also obtain information about your use of this website through “cookies” which enable us to make certain parts of the Website easier to use. When you enter the Website, we may also collect information about your device, IP address, operating system, browser type, browser version, time and date of your visit, the time you spent on the Website and information that your browser sends when you visit or access the Website, for example, for statistical purposes or for the purposes of system administration. This information generally comprises data which does not allow individual identification of information related to a specific user.

We also collect information provided to us by or on behalf of our business partners or generated by us while providing services. Such collected information relates to identification, contact details and service-related background information. We will process the information for the purpose of maintaining a good business relationship with relevant business partners.

How is the personal data processed?

Nordic Bioproducts Group will only process personal data for the purposes for which it was collected and as set out above, and personal data will only be available to authorized employees holding a position that requires them to process personal data to perform their work. Personal data is not processed for any longer than is necessary for the particular purpose. We fully comply with our statutory retention obligations and our internal retention time policies. 

Nordic Bioproducts Group has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal data secure to ensure that only authorized persons are given access to the personal data. We also have internal policies in place for secure processing of personal data.

Is personal data transferred or disclosed to third parties?

Your personal data may also be transferred to and processed by third-party providers which perform services for Nordic Bioproducts Group (data processors) to enable these companies to perform the services requested by Nordic Bioproducts Group. These services include the monitoring and analysing of the Website.

All third-party providers must follow our instructions and applicable written data processing agreements and any other agreements that are in place between Nordic Bioproducts Group and its third-party providers and must implement appropriate technical and organizational measures for the protection of the personal data.

We will not disclose personal data to any third parties in any other circumstances unless required to do so under applicable laws, to prepare for legal proceedings, defend a claim, prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website, protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public, protect against legal liability, protect the security of your personal data or perform services for our clients.

Only personal data that is necessary to fulfil the purposes stated above will be provided transferred or disclosed to third parties.

Where do we store your personal data?

Nordic Bioproducts Group will process your personal data within the EU/EEA. Personal data is not transferred to any countries outside of the EU/EEA.

What are cookies and what do we use them for?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or other device by websites that you visit. According to applicable law, cookies may only be stored or accessed on your equipment with your consent, except for cookies that are strictly necessary to provide the services on our website.

We use cookies to improve the functionality of the Website, to monitor and analyse how our visitors use the Website, and to analyse how efficient our campaigns are.

We also use tracking technologies in the form of beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse the Website.

What kind of cookies are used on the Website and for what purpose?

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its specified expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. The purpose of using the various cookies is outlined below.

Nordic Bioproducts Group generally divides its cookies into the following two categories:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: Nordic Bioproducts Group uses cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to function properly. These cookies do not collect any personal information. If you choose to reject or deactivate such strictly necessary cookies, you will not be able to use all the functions on the Website.
  2. Non-essential/Marketing cookies: Nordic Bioproducts Group uses non-essential/marketing cookies to identify users when they submit a contact form or sign up to our newsletter. The purpose of this is to be able to contact business partners, manage subscription information for sending Nordic Bioproducts Group newsletters to the users that have signed up, and analyse and monitor the use of the Website.

How to manage your cookie settings

You can choose whether you wish to accept cookies when entering the Website.

Most web browsers also allow you to manage the cookies listed above through the browser settings. By adjusting your web browser, you can avoid receiving cookies. However, this might result in the services on the Website not functioning optimally. The method used to block cookies will depend on the web browser used. Consult the “Help” or “corresponding” menu on your web browser for instructions.

You can prevent your data being used by Google Analytics by installing an add-on on your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To find out more about cookies, including how to view them, what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Your data processing practices

We have a legal obligation to ensure that your information is kept accurate and up to date. We invite you to assist us to comply with this obligation by ensuring that you inform us of any changes to your information and/or updates to your preferences by contacting us at email address set out above.

You may at any time exercise your rights in relation to your personal data that we process:

•   Right to access and rectification: You have the right to request access to the personal data relating to you. This includes e.g. the right to be informed whether personal data about you is being processed, what personal data is being processed, and the purpose of the processing. You also have the right to request that inaccurate or incomplete personal data be corrected.

  • Right to object: You are entitled to object to certain processing of personal data, including for example processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or when we otherwise base our processing of you on a legitimate interest.
  • Right to erasure: You may also request that your personal data be erased if e.g. the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, the processing is unlawful, or the personal data has to be erased to enable us to comply with a legal requirement.
  • Right to restrict: You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances, including when your request for erasure cannot be fulfilled.

•   Right to Data Portability: If personal data about you that you yourself have provided is being processed automatically with your consent or in accordance with a contract between you and Nordic Bioproducts Group, you may request that the data is provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you may also request that the personal data is transmitted to another controller, if this is technically feasible.

  • Right to withdraw your consent: In cases where the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to such processing at any time.
  • Opt-out from marketing: We will also give you the opportunity to opt out of future marketing whenever we send you marketing material, you can also opt out at any time by contacting us.

If you wish to file a complaint with a national supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data, you may do so by contacting your local data protection authority (“local” meaning where you live or work, or where an alleged data breach has occurred). The relevant authority in Finland is the Data Protection Ombudsman (www.tietosuoja.fi).

Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s website. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 10 February 2021.