Declaração de Privacidade

Introduction Global Hardware Solutions is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and visitors to its websites, and views the protection of personal data as being of fundamental importance to the operation of its business. Personal information about customers and website visitors is held securely and is treated with the utmost care. Global Hardware Solutions complies with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act and other privacy legislation.

The party responsible for data processing is Global Hardware Solutions, Waarderweg 60, 2031 BP Haarlem, The Netherlands. In accordance with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act, the supervisory authority – the Dutch Data Protection Authority in the Hague – is notified of all processing of personal data. 


Processing personal data Data is captured by Global Hardware Solutions in the course of providing our services. Your personal details are stored when you take out a subscription to a publication or a newsletter, when you attend a conference or training course, order a publication, use our (interactive) services or, if you have an internet customer account, register an interest in one of our services, or contact Global Hardware Solutions for some other reason. The personal information we hold includes information such as contact details, information about payments, invoices, ordered products, job details and/or where you have registered an interest in a product or service. Global Hardware Solutions uses this information to fulfil and process agreements with you, to provide other services, for its internal business processes, and to inform customers of (new) products and services provided by Global Hardware Solutions, by other companies in the group or by carefully selected third parties. Your details may also be passed to carefully selected third parties in order to provide you with information about offers or other relevant information. If you do not wish to receive this information, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Your e-mail address If you have specified your e-mail address (e.g. to subscribe to a newsletter), this may be used to inform you as a customer of other relevant products and services provided by Global Hardware Solutions that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive this information, you can unsubscribe at any time. You may also have given your consent for relevant information about products, offers and campaigns from and by Global Hardware Solutions or other companies to be sent to your e-mail address from time to time. These companies are carefully selected by Global Hardware Solutions.

Unsubscribing Global Hardware Solutions takes your preferences into account as much as possible in the provision of services and information. GHS often allows you to specify these yourself: for example, on your own personal interests page (such as on Boox.nl) or through your own account. If you no longer want to receive information about (new) products and services (by post, e-mail, etc.), you can unsubscribe by sending an e-mail to info@hardwaresolutions.eu or in writing to Global Hardware Solutions, f.a.o. Waarderweg 60, 2031 BP Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Viewing and correcting your personal information You are entitled to view the personal information Global Hardware Solutions holds on you at any time. If any information is incorrect, you can ask for it to be changed. To view or correct your personal details, please contact us at Global Hardware Solutions, f.a.o. Waarderweg 60 201 BP Haarlem The Netherlands with details of your request. Please contact us at the above address for any queries you may have about how Global Hardware Solutions handles your personal information.

Browsing history and IP address General information on visits to Global Hardware Solutions websites is captured and stored without visitors being identified. The purpose of this is to improve the quality of the website and users’ browsing experience. This information can also be used to put targeted information on the site. This allows Global Hardware Solutions to tailor its services to you. Global Hardware Solutions also uses your computer’s IP address for this purpose. The IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you browse the internet. This information can also be used to see how the website is being used and for analysis and reporting purposes. In principle, IP addresses are not linked to information that would identify you, unless you have given your explicit permission for this.

Use of cookies by Global Hardware Solutions A cookie is a small amount of data (a small file) sent to your computer by a website. The website tells the web browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer) to store these cookies on your computer. There are two types of cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer even after your web browser is closed.
Global Hardware Solutions uses cookies to make navigating the website easier, to analyse the use of the website and so improve the quality of the website. Session cookies are also used in this process. Global Hardware Solutions uses cookies to collect information about its customers for the purposes of targeted communication, including the provision of service information about our products and targeted marketing of products and services provided by Global Hardware Solutions, its group companies and, in some cases, third parties carefully selected by us. Your user name may also be stored in a cookie if you are logged on to a Global Hardware Solutions website. On Global Hardware Solutions websites, your e-mail address is the user name. Global Hardware Solutions websites that contain advertisements also use cookies. These keep track of what advertisements you have already seen. These cookies are produced by the company responsible for the advertisement, not by Global Hardware Solutions.

Refusing cookies You can refuse cookies by adjusting your browser settings (e.g. Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) to disable all or certain cookies (see your web browser manual or help function). If you disable cookies, some services may not be available to you.

Global Hardware Solutions and other websites Global Hardware Solutions websites contain some links to other websites. Global Hardware Solutions cannot accept any liability for the handling of your information by these parties. For further information, please read the privacy statement (if available) of the website you are visiting.

Amendments Global Hardware Solutions reserves the right to make amendments to this privacy statement. Please check this privacy statement regularly for the latest version of Global Hardware Solutions’s privacy policy.

This document was last updated on 2 May 2011