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Cookie Policy

1 Introduction
1.1 This Cookie Statement (“Statement”) is used by Chint Solar Europe GmbH (“Chint Solar”), with its registered office in Hamburg and its principal place of business in (D-20354) Hamburg at Stephansplatz 2-6, registered in the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce under registration number 166133. Chint Solar can be reached via info@chintsolar.com.

1.2 This Statement is intended to explain why and how data that identify or could identify natural persons (“Personal Data”) are processed by Chint Solar with the aid of cookies and similar technologies, as will be defined further below. This Statement applies to the Processing of Personal Data by means of these cookies on its website located at  www.chintsolar.com/nl (“the Website”).

1.3 We refer to our Privacy Statement for information regarding the Processing of Personal Data via the Website that does not take place by means of Cookies. That statement can be read on this page. 

2 Cookies 
2.1 Cookies are small data packages that are sent to your browser and stored on the device you use to visit various locations on the internet. Chint Solar uses such cookies to ensure that the Website can be used as intended by Chint Solar. The cookies that are used ensure for example that you are able to use the contact form we have placed on the Website or to choose whether you would like to view the Website in the Dutch or English language for example.

3 Purposes
3.1 Cookies are used by Chint Solar on the Website for the purpose of:
3.1.1 Enabling an optimal Website;
3.1.2 Development and improvement of the Website;
3.1.3 Storing preferences such as language, location, etc.;
3.1.4 Making it possible to contact Chint Solar via the
Website;
3.1.5 Analysing the use of the Website;
3.1.6 Creating statistics concerning the use of the Website.

4 Which cookies are used
4.1 In order to offer content that is of interest to you and to ensure that your preferences and settings are used with each repeat visit of our Website, we use different types of cookies. These cookies help us to maintain and improve the functionality of our Website, your experience and your use of our Website in general. We use three different categories of cookies, that can be distinguished based on function: (A) strictly necessary cookies, (B) performance cookies and (C) tracking cookies. An overview of the cookies that are placed, what they do and for how long they work has been included below.

Strictly necessary cookies
4.2 These cookies are essential to ensure that you can use the basic functionality of the Website and are stored on your device when you visit our Website. The cookies are used, for example, when you first open our Website and to ensure that a resolution is applied that matches your device and internet connection and to remember your prior actions. As these cookies are technically necessary for you to be able to use our Website, they do not require your consent. The personal data that we process as a result of placing these cookies, are therefore based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and/or the performance of a contract (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR).

4.3 For all other cookies that are listed below, your prior consent is needed to use such cookies. If you do not provide such consent or revoke such consent at a later moment in time, you will only be able to access and use the functions of the website that do not rely on such cookies. Some parts of our website where third party content is used (and where third party cookies may be installed) will not be available to ensure that such cookies are not installed. You can give your consent at any time should you want to visit these parts of our website at a later moment. If you do not consent to any kind of cookies, you may also apply the configuration options that your internet browser offers. Our website may not be able to recognise these configuration options.

Performance cookies
4.4 Performance cookies are not necessary to see all functionalities our Website has to offer, but help us to collect information about how our Website is used. They show us for example the number of visitors and how visitors move around our Website. As these cookies are not technically necessary, they require your consent. 

4.5 To collect the information mentioned, we use Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie may be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of measuring your activity on our Website, for compiling statistical reports on overall content interaction activity for us and providing other services relating to the activity and internet usage of our Website.

Tracking Cookies
4.6 Tracking cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information subject to your choices and preferences to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about this collection and processing in the privacy and cookie statements of these third parties.

4.7 Chint Solar currently does not use any tracking cookies.

6 Browser settings
6.1 If you do not agree to the placement of cookies on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your browser in such a manner that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can adjust these settings in such a manner that the browser refuses all cookies or merely the cookies placed by third parties. It is also possible to remove all cookies that have been placed. Note: you have to adjust the settings separately for each browser and device you use.

6.2 It is important that you are aware that we can no longer guarantee that the Website functions optimally if you do not allow cookies. It may be the case that some functionalities are lost or that part of the Website is no longer visible. Refusing cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements, it merely means that you will no longer see personalised advertisements.

6.3 You can find more information about your browser setting by using your browser’s help function.

6.4 Hyperlinks to pages concerning cookies for the browsers that are used most frequently have been included below.
6.4.1 Mozilla Firefox
6.4.2 Google Chrome
6.4.3 Internet Explorer
6.4.4 Safari on Mac
6.4.5 Safari on iPhone and iPad

6.5 If you would like to switch off cookies from specific parties, you can do so via Your Online Choices.

7 Consent
7.1 When you first visited the Website, you consented to the cookies Chint Solar uses via the Website. If you would like to withdraw your consent, you will have to remove the cookies that have been placed via your browser settings and cease the use of the Website.

8 Changes
8.1 This Statement will be adjusted on a regular basis, because the Website or the rules concerning cookies are subject to change. Chint Solar reserves the right to change this Statement in advance and without warning. The most recent version of the Cookie Statement will always be posted on this page.

9 Questions
9.1 More information on how Chint Solar handles your personal data can be found in our Privacy Statement. If you have any questions, you can contact Chint Solar by using the contact details set out above.