Privacy and cookie policy

Pertinent.eu is a website of Bisnode Belgium SA, Allée de la Recherche 65, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium.

The processing of personal data via this website shall be subject to Belgian law (Act of 8 December 1992 concerning the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data, amended by the Act of 11 December 1998 transposing Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data).

If you wish to react to one of the practices described hereunder, you can contact us by e-mail at info@bisnode.com.

Privacy policy

Each time you visit our website, our server automatically recognises your domain of origin. It does not detect your e-mail address automatically.

We keep the following information when you visit our website:

  • Your domain name (detected automatically as stipulated above);
  • Your address (postal, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) if you have communicated it, for instance by sending messages or questions on this site, by communicating with us by e-mail, etc.
  • All information concerning the pages you have consulted on our site;
  • All information you provide us voluntarily (for example in information surveys and/or registrations on the site).
  • Information collected via our cookies (see cookie policy)

This information is used to:

  • Improve the content of our site,
  • Inform you about updates,
  • Perform targeted advertising, validate existing data, analysis and development of consumers profiles.
  • Transfer of these information to third parties from all sectors (such as commercial partners, associations, fundraisors, interest and opinion groups

If you do not wish to be contacted by our company for direct marketing purposes in the future, all you have to do is send an e-mail to info@bisnode.com.

Your data may be transmitted to our commercial partners who may send you personalised advertising. You may object to this transmission at all times by sending us an e-mail at info@bisnode.com.

Conversely, your e-mail address will be transmitted only with your consent.

Cookies policy

When you visit our website, you automatically accept that Pertinent (Bisnode Belgium) places cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. During a next visit on our website, cookies make sure that your device is immediately recognized. By using cookies, the website may temporary save information about visits or visitors. Per visit different kinds of cookies may be applied.

How can cookies be used?

Thanks to cookies your visit to a website can be personalized, by for example:

  • showing relevant navigation settings
  • remembering visitor preferences
  • improving the general user experience
  • restrict the number of ads shown on the website
  • Pertinent and its partners (advertisers or ad advertising networks) can install cookies on your device for targeted advertising when you visit one of Pertinent’s websites or or one of its partner’s websites

Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed in the following chart. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the website may set some or all of the following cookies:

  • Advertising cookie (expires after 360 days)

For which puposes are used these cookies?

  1. to facilitate the use of the website of Pertinent or of one of its partners (including the fact that certain information such as access control doesn’t have to be repeated)
  2. to examine the manner in which the website of Pertinent or of one of its partners is been used. By no means do we verify what information an individual visitor looks at or prints out. We aim to collect statistical information that should allow us to optimize the website.
  3. to register your interests depending on the pages you visited, the websites you visited, your location, your type of device and possibly also to establish consumer profiles. The cookies recognize the device on which they are placed and can optionally also register data information identifying you (address, phone, email, ...) if you provide these data to Pertinent or one of its partners. The purpose of Pertinent and partners is to send you personalized commercial offers or display them online. Therefore, these data can be completed with other data, such as statistical information, socio-economic information (e.g., your age group, gender, interests…). They can also be shared with third parties for the same purposes of personalized marketing.

In addition to that, third parties (Pertinent partners) may also set cookies when you visit Pertinent’s websites or its Partners’ websites. Those third parties are able to set or read their own cookies on your device and may collect information about your online activities across websites or online services (for more information: see the privacy and cookie policy of our partners).

What is the duration of these cookies ?

The duration depends on the type of cookie: session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device until you delete them or until their expiry date (maximum 1 year after being placed).

How to accept and refuse the placement of cookies on your browser or your device ?

Simply follow the instructions of your browser (usually you find them in "help", "tools" or "edit" menu) to change your cookie preferences. You can always delete the cookies stored on your computer or device. Be careful however: if you do so, your device might no longer function properly.