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Cookie Policy

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What exactly are cookies?

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How can I refuse or control the use of cookies on this website?

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Protection of personal data

GNIC attaches great importance to the protection of your privacy. Most information is available through the website without processing personal data. If you contact us via email, chat or by phone, you may be asked for personal information in certain cases. The contact details and question are recorded in that case. These data are only further communicated to the third parties if this is necessary for the further handling of the question asked. If you ask a question by e-mail, your e-mail address may also be used to subsequently send you a link to a satisfaction survey about our services.

The data are always processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG / GDPR), and with the provisions of the Belgian and Flemish regulations on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data.

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