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Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

Panda International online service is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience.  We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website at www.panda-int.com (“The Panda International Site”) remains private, and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

 

The Information We Collect and How We Use It
Your personal details, including your name, email address and CV, are held and used by us for the following purposes:

  • For matching your coded details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding you the position that most suits you;
  • For keeping you informed of Panda International services, news and wider developments in your chosen field;
  • For tailoring the version of our website you see when you log on to make it relevant to you; and/or
  • For compiling salary and other surveys of our candidates.

 

Disclosures of your information
We will share your information within the Panda International where necessary in order to provide you with our recruitment services.
It is possible that Panda International could merge or be acquired by another business. If this happens, we may share the information that relates to you with the new owners of the business and their advisers. You will be sent notice of such an event.

Your CV and related information will be sent to prospective employers but only where you give your consent.

We may also release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required to do so. We also reserve the right to disclose the information we have collected about you to our professional advisors and to other persons to the extent that Panda International contracts out any aspect of the operation of its recruitment agency services.  These third parties will be acting under similar undertakings of confidentiality as Panda International.

 

Job Alerts

To subscribe to job alerts emails, you will be required to provide your email address, which will be used for the purpose of keeping you informed, by email, of the latest jobs in your nominated industry and/or industry news via job alerts.
Should you decide that you no longer wish to receive this information, unsubscribe links are provided in every job alert email that you receive.

 

Curriculum vitae (“CV”)

We give you the option of submitting your CV via this website. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants for positions as they come up.  Although your CV will be stored online, it will only be accessible by Panda International group recruitment consultants, working both inside and outside Europe. Your CV will also be emailed directly to our recruitment consultants who review your details and enter them onto our central in-house database. This database, including the information relating to you, can be accessed by any of our recruitment consultants working in other offices of the Panda International group, both inside and outside Europe.

You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be replaced.

 

Aggregate Information about Panda International online visitors

We gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to this website and all of the Panda International websites worldwide, for example, which area users access most frequently and which services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate form. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually improve our online services to create a better overall experience for our users.  We also publish some of this information on the Panda International websites worldwide.

 

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small data file which is sent from a web server to a web browser when that browser visits the server’s site. Find out more about the use of cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org Cookies are used on the www.panda-int.com website to remember your login, to track web traffic on an aggregate basis so that no individuals are identified, to keep session information such as your last search (this information is disposed of every time you close your web browser). Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, switching off cookies will restrict your use of our website.

 

Access

You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We have the right to charge an administrative fee for this service. If you would like to make a request for information, please contact partner@panda-int.com You also have the right to ask Panda International to stop using your information.

 

Other websites

Please note that clicking on to links and banner advertisements may result in your transferral to another website, where data privacy practices may be different to that of Panda International. Visitors should consult the other websites’ privacy policies as we are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties.

 

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing this web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by Panda International at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will set out those changes here, so that you will always know what personal information we gather, the purposes we might use it for and to whom we might disclose it. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Panda International’s online privacy commitment, please feel free to e-mail us atpartner@panda-int.com or call your local office to speak to one of our representatives.

 

Equal Opportunities

Panda International is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity.  This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. Any such information will be used on an anonymised basis in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

 

Cookie Policy

Our Site uses cookies. Panda International, a specialist recruiter and supplier of highly skilled freelance and interim professionals within the European Life Sciences industry with an office at Keizersgracht, 268, 1016 EV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, herein referred to as ‘PI’ or ‘We’, have created this cookie policy (‘Cookie Policy’) in order to demonstrate our commitment to being transparent with You regarding what information may be collected and/ or stored by us when You visit and interact with the Site and to further request Your consent for us to set and use cookies for this purpose. By using our Site, You consent to our use of cookies in accordance with these terms. Unless otherwise indicated, all definitions used in the Panda International Privacy Policy shall apply to this Cookie Policy.

When you use the Site, you agree that this Cookie Policy applies to that use in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply including those contained in the Website Licence and the Panda International Privacy Policy which are incorporated by this reference.

PI reserves the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time without notice, effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Please check this page of the Site periodically. Read it carefully and ensure that you understand its effect before proceeding to use the Site. Your continued use of the Site is taken as meaning that you agree to such changes or updates.

1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small text file that some websites store via the browser on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Site. Some expire at the end of your session on the Site, others will remain on Your computer for a little longer. When you return to websites or visit websites that use the same cookies, these cookies and therefore Your browsing device, are recognised. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering Your preferences and generally improving Your browsing experience. Cookies can also be used to customise areas of content online to be more relevant to you and Your interests. We use cookies on our Site to make your browsing experience better. By using this Site, You accept our use of cookies.

2. FIRST PARTY COOKIES

First-party cookies are cookies set by the specific website you visit i.e. the website displayed in the URL window.

3. THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Some third party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages and are not within our control. They may be set by the operators of that service e.g. Twitter, Facebook and relate to your ability to share content on this Site, as indicated by the icons on the Site.

4. COOKIE CATEGORIES

The type of cookie used on this Site can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/components/com_wordpress/wp/wp-co…

A. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential, as they enable You to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, Services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) cannot be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. These cannot be restricted or blocked.

B. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if You get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we cannot learn how our Site is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.

C. Functionality & Profile Cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as Your user name, language or the region You are in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for You. For instance, they remember your log-in details and allow you to watch videos. They also ensure the onsite marketing and experience is relevant to you. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you’ve previously made or personalise your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.

D. Targeting Cookies: These cookies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you’ve visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to You and Your interests. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. These can be restricted or blocked.

5. PANDA INTERNATIONAL’S USE OF COOKIES

Cookies on our Site are used for the following purposes:
to improve the Site’s usability by enabling You to (1) post jobs; (2) post CVs to apply for advertised jobs; (3) leave feedback on candidates who have fulfilled job posts; (4) refer potential freelance candidates and/ or partner clients.
to track Site usage and trends;
to improve the quality of our Services;
to enable us to monitor security of the Site to ensure no person violates our terms;
to analyse the use of our Site through Analytics software such as Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie about Your use of our Site (including Your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google Analytics will use this information for the purpose of evaluating Your use of our Site, compiling reports on Site activity and behaviour – such as the typical length of stay on the Site or the average number of pages a User views or for the purpose of providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate Your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Below is a full list of the cookies used by PI along with which cookie category they slot in to, whether they are first or third party, what their purpose is and when they expire on Your device:

Cookie Name Purpose Resource URL
comScore Used to track visitors
Collect information about how visitors use our Site. We can use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited.
b.scorecardresearch.com
__uset This cookie isn’t recognised and probably performs a custom function for this website. seg.sharethis.com
has_js This cookie isn’t recognised and probably performs a custom function for this website. www.panda-int.com
__stid Session Identifier l.sharethis.com
__unam This cookie isn’t recognised and probably performs a custom function for this website. www.panda-int.com

 

6. WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COOKIES?

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the Directgov article: HYPERLINK “http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/SiteInformation/Cookies/DG_WP201851?CID=Central&PLA=url_mon&CRE=managing_cookies”Internet Browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them

7. WANT TO RESTRICT OR BLOCK ANY COOKIES?

By using our Site, You agree that We can place cookies on Your device, however, if You would like to restrict or block cookies used on our Site (or on any website), You will need to change the browser settings in each browser You use and on each device You use to access the internet. HYPERLINK “http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1″Click here to see full instructions for all browsers
Please be aware that some of our Services will not function if Your browser does not accept the cookies.
More information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau:
Guide to online advertising and privacy:

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom:

http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/components/com_wordpress/wp/wp-co…

We keep our Cookie Policy under regular review. This Cookies Policy was last updated on 18 November 2012.

Website Policy

Panda International Website Licence

Panda International, a specialist recruiter and supplier of highly skilled freelance and interim professionals within the European Life Sciences industry (the ‘Services’) with an office at Keizersgracht 268, 1016 EV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, herein referred to as ‘PI’ or ‘We’, set out the following terms and conditions upon which PI offers a ‘User’ i.e. the person visiting the Site herein referred to as ‘You’ and ‘Your’ a licence to use the Site and its Services.

This agreement incorporates our Panda International Privacy Policy and Panda International Cookie Policy by this reference (collectively called the ‘Licence’). By using the Site and the Services, You expressly agree to be bound by this Licence and all applicable laws and regulations governing the Site and the Services. The Licence forms a legally binding agreement between You and PI in relation to Your use of the Site and/ or the Services and applies to all Users of the Services to the extent they are applicable.

You should read the Licence carefully and ensure that You understand the effect before proceeding to use the Site and/ or the Services. If You disagree with any part of the Licence, do not use the Site for the purpose of the Services. If You violate the Licence, PI may terminate Your use of the Site, bar You from future use of the Site, and/or take appropriate legal action against You. PI reserves the right to change the terms of this Licence at any time without notice, effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Please check this page of the Site periodically. You agree that PI will treat Your use of the Site and/ or the Services as acceptance of the terms of this Licence going forward including Your continued use subsequent to any changes being posted on the Site.

LICENCE

When using the Services, if You advertise any jobs via the Site by uploading text i.e. user generated content (‘UGC’) by way of hyperlink or otherwise, You automatically grant:

to PI, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license (with right to sub-license) to use, record, publish, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform all that UGC, or any part of it, and the Intellectual Property Rights therein, in connection with the provision of the PI Services anywhere in the world including promoting and redistributing part or all of the UGC (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels;

to each User or candidate, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to access and view Your UGC through the Services for the purpose of using the PI Services
Unless terminated (or suspended) for reasons such as those set out in paragraphs 12 or 15 or unless PI is no longer providing the Services to You, the above licenses granted by You are perpetual and irrevocable. You may remove, delete or edit some of Your UGC on the Site by sending an email to partner@panda-int.com with “REMOVAL OF UGC REQUEST” in the subject line or send Your request in writing by post to PI at the contact address at the beginning of this Licence.

PI does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to UGC and You understand and agree that You are solely responsible for Your own UGC and the consequences of posting or publishing it. You retain all of Your ownership rights in Your UGC but You grant to PI (and Users such as candidates) the limited licenses set out in paragraph 1.1 (a) and (b).

PI’S CONTENT ON THE SITE

With the exception of UGC submitted to the Site by You, all other content and the selection and arrangement of such content on the Site is either owned by or licensed to PI (‘Content’), and is subject to copyright, trade mark rights, and other intellectual property rights of PI and PI’s licensors. Such Content is protected by UK copyright laws and international laws. Any third party trade or service marks present on Content not uploaded or posted by You are trade or service marks of their respective owners. Such Content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of PI or, where applicable, PI’s licensors. PI and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to their Content.

COPYRIGHT LICENCE

We will terminate the privileges of any User who uses this Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a licence, express consent, valid defence or fair use exemption to do so. In particular, Users who submit UGC to this Site must ensure that the UGC they upload does not infringe the copyrights or other rights of third parties (such as privacy or public rights). After proper notification by the copyright holder or its agent to us, and confirmation through court order or admission by the User that they have used this Site as an instrument of unlawful infringement, We will terminate the infringing User’s rights to use and/or access this Site. We may, also in our sole discretion, decide to terminate a User’s rights to use or access the Site prior to that time if We believe that the alleged infringement has occurred.

CONDUCT

You agree to provide true and accurate information when using the Site. You may NOT use another person’s email address, name or other personal information when using this Site and agree to notify PI immediately of any unauthorised use of Your personal details or any other breach of security. Although PI cannot monitor the conduct of Users off the Site, it is a violation to use any information obtained from this Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent.

PERMITTED USE OF THE SITE

You may view Site pages, download Site pages for caching purposes only, and print Site pages (excluding Site images). You agree that You are only authorised to visit, view and to retain a copy of pages of this Site for Your own personal non-commercial use.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON USE

PI grants You permission to access and use the Site and the Services subject to the following express conditions, and You agree that Your failure to adhere to any of these conditions shall constitute a breach of this Licence on Your part. You agree:
not to sell, license, rent, distribute or otherwise exploit any UGC or Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of PI or the respective licensors of the UGC or the Content;
not to post, frame, deep link, publish, reverse engineer or modify or make any derivative works of any part of or parts of the Site or the Services, including but not limited to any UGC or Content, in any medium without PI’s prior written authorisation, unless PI makes available the means for such activity through functionality offered by the Services;
not to alter or modify any part of the Site or any of the Services or use the same in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
not to access UGC or Content through any technology or means other than the Site itself or such other means as PI may explicitly designate for this purpose;
not to penetrate or attempt to penetrate PI’s security measures;
not to (or attempt to) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of the Site or the Services or features that (i) prevent or restrict use or copying of UGC or Content; or, (ii) enforce limitations on the use of the Services or the UGC or Content accessible via the Service.
not to use any area of the Site or the Services for any commercial purposes. You must obtain our prior written consent to make commercial offers of any kind, whether by advertising, marketing, solicitations, links, or any other form of communication.