Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy provides information about how Microbiotests Inc based in Ghent 9030, Kleimoer 15, Belgium, handle personal information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.  This privacy policy explains how we collect personal data and how we will treat them. By supplying your personal data through our website or by sharing personal data via the email adresses by our company members you implicitly declare that you have taken notice of our Privcacy Policy and that you concur with the use of your personal data as further described in this Privacy Policy.

2.  personal data

Microbiotests is committed to the responsible handling and protection of personal information. Personal information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data etc.
We collect the following personal information for example if you register for a request for a quotation or order,a request for additional information relateded to our product range, and by our contact form.

Category 1 without registration: IP address, origin
Category 2 via cookies
Category 3 via our contact form


Your personal data are processed for service- and business related purposes.
Including the following:

  • Direct marketing
    Microbiotests Inc. uses personal information to deliver marketing and event communications to you across various platforms, such as email newsletter, telephone, text messaging, direct mail and online.  If we send you a future marketing email, we will clearly ask you to opt-in to future newsletter campaigns.  It will also include instructions on how to opt-out of receiving these e-mails in the future.
4.transfer to third parties

We share or discloses personal information when necessary to provide services or conduct our business operations as described below. When we share personal information, we do so in accordance with data privacy and security requirements. We may occasionally share non- personal, anonymised, and statistical data with third parties. Below are the parties with whom we may share personal information and why.

  • Within Microbiotests Inc:
    Our businesses are supported by a variety of employees and functions, and personal information will be made available to them if necessary for the provision of services, account administration, sales and marketing, customer and technical support, and business and product development, for instance. All of our employees and contractors are required to follow our data privacy and security policies when handling personal information.
  • Our business partners:
    We partner with other organisations (such as distributors and agents) to deliver cobranded services, provide content, or to host events, conferences, and seminars. As part of these arrangements, you may be a customer of both Microbiotests Inc and our partners, and we and our partners may collect and share information about you. Microbiotests Inc will handle personal information in accordance with this Privacy policy, and we encourage you to review the privacy statements of our partners to learn more about how they collect, use, and share personal information.

In the event that Microbiotests Inc needs to fully or partially transfer activities; where or how it reorganises; ceases to exist; or if Microbiotests goes bankrupt; your data may be transferred to new entities or third parties through which the business activities of Microbiotests are fully or partially carried out.
Microbiotests Inc will not sell your personal data, nor rent, distribute, or otherwise make your data commercially available to third parties, except as described above or with your prior.

5.  Legal requirements

In rare cases, Microbiotests Inc may have to disclose your personal data pursuant to a court order or to comply with other mandatory laws or regulations.  Microbiotests will reasonably attempt to inform you in advance in this event, unless it is subject to legal restrictions.

Microbiotests Inc will store and process your personal data for a period of time it is necessary for legal and business purposes.
When we no longer need personal information, we securely delete or destroy it.

6.  Controlling your personal information

We respect your right to access and control your information, and we will respond to requests for information and, where applicable, will correct, amend, or delete your personal information.

  • Acces and Inspection
    You have the right to receive acces to your personal data, as well as information about how we make use of your personal data.
  • Improvement, Deletion and Limitation
    You are free to decide wheter or not to communicate your personal data to Microbiotests Inc.  You have the right to request us to correct, supplement, or delete your personal data.  You acknowledge that if you refuse to receive communications or request that we remove your personal data, cetain services and products may be not available to you.
    You may also request to limit the processing of your personal data.
  • Filing a complaint
    If you are not satisfied with how Microbiotests Inc manages your personal data, you have the right to make a complaint  to a data protection regulator.  You can also excersising your rights by contacting us for this purposes to review your personal data, correct or remove. Either by email to or by post to Microbiotests Inc, Kleimoer 15, 9030 Gent, Belgium, or by using “Contact” section on the website, and provided that your identity can be verified.
7.  Security and confidentiality

We have developed security measures that are technically and organisationally adapted to avoid destruction, loss, forgery, modification, unauthorised acces, or notification by mistake to third parties of personal data collected, as wel prohibit any other unauthorised processing of personal data.

Under no circumstances can Microbiotests Inc. be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from incorrect or unlawful use by a third party of the personal data.

8.  Cookies

Microbiotests Inc and our third-party service providers, including Google Analytics, set and use cookies and similar technologies to store and manage user preferences and gather analytic and usage data, for example. The use of cookies and other tracking technologies is standard across websites through which information is collected about your online activities across applications, websites, or other services. More information about how we use cookies and similar technologies and how you can control and manage them is given below.

  • How we use cookies

    A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data is removed from the system.  We use for example Google Analytics.  For their privacy statement, Google Analytics cookies.
    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
    You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

9.  Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

10.  Contact us

We understand that you may have questions or concerns about this privacy policy.
Please feel free to contact us .

Updated 24 April 2019