Cookie statement

PYXIS respects all website visitors’ privacy. The data submitted to or left by you on the website is treated with the utmost care and confidentiality. We only utilise data explicitly and voluntarily submitted by our website visitors or who request information and/or register for a meeting, lecture or webinar. In addition, data exchange on the website is encrypted with an SSL certificate.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple small text file placed for example on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit a website. The information stored in a cookie will be recognised by the relevant website on a subsequent visit.

Why does PYXIS use cookies?

  • To ensure that the website works properly and you enjoy an optimal user experience
    Session cookies permit us to see which parts of the website you have viewed during your visit. This allows us to adjust the information on our website to our website visitors’ surfing behaviour. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.
  • To collect data for general research and analytical purposesTo determine which parts of the website interest our visitors most, we use cookies to measure how many visitors arrive at our website and what is viewed most. We compile statistics from the information collected, which provides us with insight into how we can adapt the structure, navigation and content of the website to your preferences. The statistics and other reports created are not traceable to individual persons.
  • To allow us to integrate social media on the website
    Our website includes a number of buttons to promote or share web pages on the Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter social networks. Such buttons work using pieces of code supplied by these social media. Cookies are placed via this code. We have no control over this. We would therefore advise you to read the Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter privacy declarations for information on how they process your (personal) data using these cookies. The information they gather is anonymised as far as possible. The information is transferred to and by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn and stored in servers located in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + state they adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are part of the American Ministry of Trade’s Privacy Shield programme. This means an appropriate level of protection is in place when processing personal data.

Right to insight into, correction and/or removal of your data

You have the right to request access to your data, to have it corrected and/or deleted. You can request this by using the contact form on the website. To prevent abuse we may request proof of identify. Where this concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must enclose a copy of the cookie in question. You can find these in your browser settings.

Switching cookies on and off and/or deleting them

It is also possible to block cookies or refuse permission for their placement. Most internet browsers can be configured in such a way that cookies are not accepted. How you do this will depend on the browser you use. However, please remember that certain parts of the PYXIS website will fail to function or will not function optimally if you block cookies. More information on how to switch cookies on and off and on deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using your browser’s Help function.