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Cookie Policy

About this Cookie Policy


Evident understands that maintaining your privacy is important to you and we are committed to being transparent about the technologies we use on our websites.  This Cookie policy explains how and why Cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies”) may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use visit our websites.  This Cookie policy should be read together with our Privacy Notice.


What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are sent by Evident to your computer or mobile device to enable certain features and functionality on our websites. Unless you restrict Cookie use, any browser visiting our website will receive cookies from us. Among other things, Cookies allow us to process your requests, secure the website, offer you services, and recognize your computer or mobile device from those of other users.  Cookies can be session-based or persistent:
Session-based Cookies keep track of your movement from page to page in order to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to this website.  We may use this kind of Cookie to enable you to return to a previous page, or analyze user behavior, such as which pages have been visited during your visit.
Persistent Cookies enable this website to remember your personal preferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience by preventing you from having to re-enter these details each time you visit our website.
You can learn more about Cookies by visiting wwwallaboutCookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.  


How long will Cookies remain on my computer or mobile device?

Session-based Cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent Cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire. In the following sections we explain in detail what types of Cookies we use and what data is processed by each kind of Cookie. 

What types of Cookies does Evident use?

Evident uses a variety of types of Cookies to enable certain features and/or improve the functionality on our websites.  In addition, Evident has contracted with certain trusted third-party service providers to track and analyze usage, improve the user experience, and manage website content. These are called third party Cookies. The below sections will give you more information about the cookies this website uses, and what functions they perform on this website.

1.1       Necessary Cookies

These Cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing the secured areas of the website. Without these Cookies, certain services such as the registration of products or registration for trainings would not be available to you. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary Cookies is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Technically necessary Cookies are not used to create user profiles. Necessary Cookies cannot be deactivated. 

1.2       Performance and Functional Cookies

Performance cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional Cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

1.3 Targeting Cookies 

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

OneTrust

This website uses the consent management tool from OneTrust Technology Limited, 82 St. John Street Farringdon, London EC1M 4JN United Kingdom, to obtain consent for data processing and use of cookies or comparable functions. 
With the help of OneTrust you have the possibility to give your consent for certain functionalities of our website, e.g. for the purpose of integrating external elements, statistical analysis, measurement and personalized advertising. With the help of the OneTrust you can give or refuse your consent for all functions or give your consent for individual purposes or individual functions. The settings you have made can also be changed subsequently. The purpose of integrating OneTrust is to allow the users of our website to decide on the above-mentioned matters and to offer them the opportunity to change settings already made in the course of further use of our website. By using OneTrust personal data and information of the end devices used, such as the IP address, are processed.
By processing the data, OneTrust helps us to fulfill our legal obligations (e.g. obligation to provide evidence). Our interest in the processing lies in the storage of user settings and preferences regarding the use of cookies and other functionalities. OneTrust stores your data as long as your user preferences are active.
Data is stored in data centres in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Legal basis:
Art. 6 (1) b GDPR (situation similar to a contract).
Art. 6 (1) c GDPR (if processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation).

Cookies & Tags used by EVIDENT 

Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics 4 and Google Universal Analytics a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. The responsible party for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope of processing

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our websites. The information collected by means of the cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics 4 has IP address anonymization enabled by default. Due to IP anonymization, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

We do a manual IP address anonymization for Google Universal Analytics. 

During your website visit, your user behavior is recorded in the form of "events". Events can be:

  • Page views
  • First visit to the website
  • Start of session
  • Your "click path", interaction with the website
  • Scrolls (whenever a user scrolls to the bottom of the page (90%))
  • clicks on external links 
  • internal search queries
  • interaction with videos
  • file downloads
  • seen / clicked ads
  • language setting

Also recorded:

  • Your approximate location (region)
  • your IP address (in shortened form)
  • technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language setting, screen resolution)
  • your internet service provider
  • the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)

Purposes of the processing

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze the use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
Recipients
Recipients of the data are/may be.

  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (as processor under Art. 28 DSGVO).
  • Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

It cannot be ruled out that US authorities may access the data stored by Google.

Third country transfer

Insofar as data is processed outside the EU/EEA and there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish an appropriate level of data protection. The parent company of Google Ireland, Google LLC, is based in California, USA. A transfer of data to the USA and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The USA is currently considered a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights there as within the EU/EEA. You may not be entitled to any legal remedies against access by authorities.

Storage period

The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted. 

Legal basis

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent according to Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR.

Revocation

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings  and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation remains unaffected.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by setting your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to reject all cookies, this may result in a restriction of functionalities on this and other websites. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by

a. Not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or

b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.

Google Ads (conversion tracking and remarketing)


On our websites we use Google AdWords. "Google" is a group of companies and consists of Google Ireland Ltd (provider of the service), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland as well as Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and other affiliated companies of Google LLC.


We use on the one hand the remarketing function within the Google Adwords service. With the remarketing function, we can present adverts based on their interests to website users on other websites in the Google display network (Google itself, so-called “Google ads”, or on other websites). For this, the user’s interaction on our website is analyzed, e.g. the offers the user is interested in, to be able to show target adverts on other pages after visiting our website. To do so, Google saves a number in the user's browser when they visit certain Google services or websites in the Google display network. This user's visits are recorded via this number, which is referred to as a “Cookie”. This number is used to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular computer and not to identify a person; personal data is not stored. 


We also use so-called conversion tracking as part of the Google AdWords service. When you click on an advert placed by Google, a Cookie is stored for conversion tracking on your computer/device. These Cookies become invalid after 30 days, do not contain personal information and are not used for personal identification. The information obtained using the conversion Cookie is used to produce conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen conversion tracking.

Third country transfer

A transmission of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.
The legal basis and the possibility of revocation
for this data processing is your consent, Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings. Us and Google are the Joint Data Controllers as defined in Art. 26 GDPR. We have entered into an agreement on joint processing with google, https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms/. Moreover, you can prevent participation in this tracking process in various ways:

  • by setting your browser software accordingly (in particular by suppressing third-party cookies, you will not receive any ads from third-party providers);
  • by deactivating cookies for conversion tracking: by setting your browser so that cookies are blocked by the domain www.googleadservices.com, https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated , this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;
  • by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices .This setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;
  • by permanently deactivating tracking in Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome in your browsers under the following link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin .

Google Tag Manager

Our websites ueses Google Tag Manager from Google. "Google" is a group of companies and consists of Google Ireland Ltd (provider of the service), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland as well as Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and other affiliated companies of Google LLC.

If you have consented to the use of certain cookies, our web services uses Google Tag Manager. The Google Tag Manager is a code management platform. Through this service, website tags can be triggered, which allow us to draw conclusions about the use of our web services. We have configured the Google Tag Manager in such a way that personal data - in particular your IP address - is not collected.

The Google Tag Manager still triggers tags from other providers, which in turn may collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If IP tracking has been deactivated, it remains in place for all tracking tags, provided they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected

For more information on the Google Tag Manager, please refer to Data privacy and security - Tag Manager Help (google.com)

Third country transfer

A transmission of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent according to Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR.

Revocation

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation remains unaffected.

Google Maps

Google Maps is provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

Scope of processing & purpose

This website uses the Google Maps service to display maps and/or directions. If you use the service, information about your use of this website and your IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA. This happens regardless of whether you have a Google account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists.. If you are logged in with a Google account, your data will be directly linked to your account.

To ensure data protection when using our web services, Google Maps is deactivated when you access our corresponding web pages for the first time. A connection to Google's servers is only established when you activate Google Maps yourself by clicking on the button provided for activation. This prevents your data from being transferred to Google without your knowledge the first time you visit our website.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy 

Third country transfer

Transfers to third countries are possible. So-called standard contractual clauses pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO have been concluded as suitable guarantees. For third countries/companies for which an adequacy decision exists, the adequacy decision also applies. Further information can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu_de.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent according to Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR.

Revocation

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation remains unaffected.

HotJar

We use hotjar, provided by Hotjar Limited (Level 2, St Julian’s Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta.

Scope of processing & purposes of processing

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

Third country transfer

According  to hotjar, user and usage data that Hotjar collects through its software is stored in Ireland, European Union (EU) on the Amazon Web Services infrastructure, eu-west-1 data centers. For exception-based logging, Hotjar has designated sub-processors which are based outside of the EU.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent according to Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR.

The legal basis and the possibility of revocation

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation remains unaffected.

Salesforce Pardot Tracking

We use Pardot, a marketing automation software from Salesforce.com provided by Pardot LLC, 950 E. Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA.
We use Pardot to find out what topics you are interested in by tracking which links you click on by placing cookies. The use of cookies facilitates the recognition of your browser, for example, information about the actions you take on our website (pages viewed, links clicked, etc.).

Purposes of processing

We use Pardot as a marketing analysis service in order to maintain, improve and expand our web services and marketing communication as well as to optimize our website content

Transmission to third countries

A transmission of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

The legal basis and the possibility of revocation

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings  and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation remains unaffected.
The legal basis for the third country transfer is the Standard Contractual Clauses of the European Commission, Article 46(2)(c) GDPR.

Bing – UET Tracking

Bing – UET Tracking is a web analysis service provided by Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland.

Scope of processing

This service enables us to track the activities of users on our website when having reached our website via ads from Bing Ads. If you reach our website via such an advertisement, a cookie will be placed on your computer. A Bing UET tag is integrated on our website. This is a piece of code that, in conjunction with the cookie, is used to store information about how the website is used. These include, among other things, the length of stay on the website, which areas of the website were accessed, and which advertisement the user used to access the website.

Purposes of processing

The purpose is to better cater our secondary ads to users based on past behavior. We can reach those users who have previously clicked on our ads or visited our site.

Third country transfer

A transmission of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

The legal basis and the possibility of revocation

for this data processing is your consent, Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings. For more information about Bing’s analytics services, please visit the Bing Ads website https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/en/53056/2 .

Clarity

Clarity is a behavioral analysis tool provided by Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland.

Scope of processing

We have installed a Microsoft Clarity cookie on our page. Clarity captures the interactions on our website such as how the page has rendered and what interactions users undertake such as mouse movements, clicks, scrolls, etc.

Purposes of processing

Clarity enables us to better understand website usage.

Transmission to third countries

A transmission of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

The legal basis and the possibility of revocation

for this data processing is your consent, Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings. For more information please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/clarity/cookie-list.

LinkedIN insight tag

We use the LinkedIN insight tag on our website, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, 2 Irland.

Purpose of processing 

The LinkedIn Insight Tag creates a unique LinkedIn browser cookie on a visitor's browser and enables the collection of the following data for that cookie: metadata such as IP address, timestamp, and page events (like page views). By this we learn, for example, which LinkedIn ad or interaction on LinkedIn brought you to our website. This allows us to better control how our ads are displayed.

Transmission to third countries

A transmission of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

The legal basis

for this data processing is your consent, Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings.
For more information on Conversion Tracking, see LinkedIn Conversion Tracking | LinkedIn Help 
You can prevent LinkedIn from analyzing your usage behavior and from displaying interest-based recommendations at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out. 
The legal basis for the third country transfer is the Standard Contractual Clauses of the European Commission, Article 46(2)(c) GDPR.

Social Plugins

Social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) are used on our websites, The plug-ins are usually marked with a Logo of the respective company. Facebook is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, HanoverReach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103) and Pinterest (Provider: Pinterest Europe Limited, 2nd Floor, Palmerston House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland).

For data protection reasons, we have deliberately decided against utilising direct plug-ins of social networks on our websites. We use simple links only. 

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