What’s a cookie?

  • A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

 Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. By not blocking cookies and continuing to browse you are authorising the use of cookies. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

  • We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.
  • Cookies are either:

– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they are stored an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

  • Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Third parties

We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care. Your personal information may be transferred to third party service providers who process information on behalf of eSHIFT Partner Network, including providers of information technology, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services.

As a result, the possibility exists that your personal information is transferred outside the country where you are located. This includes countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information. By submitting personal data to this site, the visitor is providing explicit consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfilment of their voluntary requests.

eSHIFT may disclose your personal information to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies or to other third parties as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law or regulation.

Your personal information is not shared with any third party, for any secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.

Third parties links

There are several places throughout, which may link to other websites not operating under the privacy practices of When you link to other websites, the eSHIFT Partner Network privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Data retention

Contact information about visitors (such as information generated through registration for receiving information about eSHIFT such as press releases, eSHIFT Newsletter, etc.) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or until a user requests that eSHIFT deletes that information.

Mailing list information and email are kept for only the period considered reasonable to facilitate the visitor’s requests. Resumes are disposed of when they are either no longer under consideration, or are considered outdated.


Visitors provide personally identifiable information provided to eSHIFT Partner Network through the eSHIFT website, voluntarily. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate website area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact

Access, rectification, right to be forgotten & withdrawal of consent

Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted to eSHIFT Partner Network through the eSHIFT website. eSHIFT Partner Network is committed to providing reasonable and practical access to visitors to allow them the opportunity to identify and correct any inaccuracies.

User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to eSHIFT Partner Network through the eSHIFT website, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to

When personally identifiable information is retained, Gimv assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. Gimv does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information.

When practically possible, if eSHIFT Partner Network is informed that any personal data collected through a website is no longer accurate, eSHIFT Partner Network will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.

When requested and practical, eSHIFT Partner Network will delete identifying information from current operational systems.

Once a visitor has provided personal identifiable information to eSHIFT Partner Network in accordance with this privacy policy, he/she can withdraw his/her consent at any time by sending an email to Such withdrawal does not affect the lawful character of past processing activities up until the moment of withdrawal.


eSHIFT Partner Network has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorised eSHIFT Partner Network personnel is provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information.


eSHIFT Partner Network reserves the right to modify or amend this eSHIFT Partner Network Cookie Policy at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement.

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