Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

How we gather, use, disclose and manage a website visitor's data.

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Last updated: 18 January 2023

SciSports (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website (the “Website”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Website and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use and process your data in accordance with the GDPR in order to provide and improve the Website. Processing is necessary to perform the requested service to you and for the purposes of our legitimate interests as stated below. Furthermore by using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from Terms and Conditions

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Website to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) that can be used to contact you and provide you with the information you want from us, such as a newsletter. The information that is needed for this service may include, but is not limited to:

  • Full name
  • Job title
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Company name
  • Type of business

Usage Data / Cookies

We may also collect information how the Website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

The content of this website can change regularly, due to changing regulations or an update of the website. We try our best to keep the site as up-to-date as possible. Please visit this website regularly so you are always up to date and you can change your cookies settings if you want.

We define the following types of cookies:

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical cookies
  • Marketing cookies

Functional cookies

These cookies are necessary for a website to perform in an orderly manner. Functional cookies use your browser preference for instance. This way, you only need to set your preferences for your language or region once.

Cookie name: Purpose: Provider: Storage period:
rc::a This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid
reports on the use of their website.
Google Analytics Persistent
rc::b This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Google Analytics Session
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Google Analytics Session
rc::d-# This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Google Analytics Persistent
initial_params Returning the concatenation of the initial parameters for
each layer
HomeRun Session
initial_referrer Referring URL at first arrival HomeRun Session

Analytical cookies

These cookies enable us – the owner of the website – to analyse how the website is being used by its visitors. This way, we can continuously improve functionalities and content of the website. SciSports uses Google Analytics for this. To be fully GDPR compliant, we do not share any data with Google and we have a Data Processing Agreement with Google.

Cookie name: Purpose: Provider: Storage period:
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical
data on how the visitor uses the website.
Google Analytics 1 day
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical
data on how the visitor uses the website.
Google Analytics 2 years
_gat_UA-73548858-1 Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Google Analytics 1 day
_gat_UA-53906462-1 Used by Homerun to throttle request rate Homerun 2 years
_gat_clientTracker0 Used as a page tracker Homerun 1 hour

Marketing cookies

Cookies or any other form of local storage required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.

Cookie name: Purpose: Provider: Storage period:
lang Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded
“Follow us” panel.
LinkedIn Session
lidc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking
the use of embedded services.
LinkedIn 1 day
lissc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking
the use of embedded services.
LinkedIn 1 year
NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. Google 6 months

Delete cookies

You can always revoke the permission granted to SciSports for the Cookies. This can be done by changing the settings of your browser.

Google Chrome Mozilla FireFox Internet Explorer  Safari safari


Control of cookies

Users have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Users can exercise their cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

Users can set or amend the web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If opted to reject cookies, users may still use our Websites and/or App and/or platform though their access to some functionality and areas may be restricted. As the means by which users can refuse cookies through their web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, please visit your browser’s help menu for more information.
In addition, most advertising networks offer a way to opt out of targeted advertising.

Use of Data

SciSports uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Website
  • To notify you about changes to our Website
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Website
  • To monitor the usage of the Website
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Protection Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the Netherlands and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the Netherlands and process it there.

SciSports will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

SciSports may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of SciSports
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide the Website on our behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Website is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Website.

  • Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page. We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze the use of our website. Concerning the processing of data with Google Analytics we:
    – have a contract with Google;
    – have ‘masked’ the final octet of your IP-adress;
    – turned of (the option to) share data with Google;
    – do not use other Google services with Google Analytics.


We may use third-party Service Providers to serve you with information you’ve accepted via our Website or one of our Products.

  • Gravity Forms. Our forms are created by the WordPress plugin “Gravity Forms” (by Rocketgenius Inc.). When submitting a form, the data you submit, will be saved in the website’s (WordPress) database. So it’s possible that we save some personal data. Next to the forms you fill in, we’ll also save the IP-address of the user submitting the form. We do this to prevent SPAMmers from abusing our forms. In no-way this data is shared with RocketGenius. When you accept cookies and submit a form, we will also install a cookie to identify you the next time you visit the website, so we can show you more relevant content.
    You can find the privacy policy from Gravity Forms here.
  • Hubspot. Hubspot is an integrated software solution that we use to cover different aspects of our online marketing. This includes, among others: Email marketing, reporting and contact management (e.g., user segmentation & CRM). Our registration service enables visitors to our website to find out more about our company, to download contents and to provide their contact information, together with further demographic information. This information, together with the contents of our website are stored on the servers of our software partner HubSpot. We can use it to make contact with visitors to our website and to determine which of our company’s services are interesting for them. All information collected by us is subject to this data privacy policy. We use all information collected exclusively for optimizing our marketing measures.
    More information about the Privacy Policy of Hubspot can be found here.
  • Intercom. Intercom Company uses the live messaging service provided by Intercom R&D Unlimited Company (“Intercom”), 55 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA to provide you live chat on the application. Intercom uses cookies and collect information to allow you to chat with our consultants across multiple pages when using our product(s).
    For more information on your rights and on how Intercom is processing data please see Intercom’s Privacy Policy here.
  • Homerun. Our job applications are created in the Homerun-environment. Homerun helps organizations in organizing hiring, reviewing candidates and treating candidates well. Through Homerun’s application forms, we ask for the following data: first- and last name, email address, date of birth, place of residence, phone number, education, experience and resume. This information is required in order to apply. Your address, country of residence, social media links and a personal picture is optional information. When applying, you’re asked to authorize Homerun and us to store your information up to 12 months after sending in your application. After that period, the information is deleted unless you authorize us to keep the information for a longer period.
    More information about the Privacy Policy of Homerun can be found here.
  • LinkedIn. The LinkedIn Insight Tag is a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that we have added to our website to enable in-depth campaign reporting and to help us unlock valuable insights about our website visitors. We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag to track conversions, retarget website visitors, and unlock additional insights about people interacting with our LinkedIn-page. The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events such as page views. All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a visitor’s browser until they delete the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the visitor’s browser loaded the Insight Tag).
    More information about the Privacy Policy of LinkedIn can be found here.
  • Demio. Banzai, Demio’s mother company, is a leading provider of event marketing solutions for virtual, in-person, and hybrid events. We use Demio to host virtual knowledge sessions. Through Demio’s registration forms we ask for the following personal data: First name, last name, email, whom do you represent, company and job title. This information is needed to provide you access to the environment. We will store your information for 12 months on Demio.
    More information about the Privacy Policy of Demio can be found here.
  • Thinkific. Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses. SciSports uses Thinkific to deliver online course programs. Please find below the privacy statement for our subdomain on Thinkific:

1. What information do we collect and what do we do with it?

When you enroll as a student or subscriber (“learner”) on our site or related courses, as part of the enrolling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name and email address.

Email marketing: we may send you emails about our site and related course(s), registration, course content, your course progress or other updates. We may also use your email to inform you about changes to the course, survey you about your usage, or collect your opinion.

2. How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to become a learner on our site, make a purchase, or participate in the course, you imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by mailing us at:

3. Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms & Conditions.

4. Thinkific

Our course and site is hosted by Thinkific Labs Inc. (“Thinkific”). They provide us with the online course creation platform that allow us to sell our product/services to you.

Your data is stored through Thinkific’s data storage, databases and the general Thinkific application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.


If you make a purchase on our site, we use a third party payment processor such as Stripe or Paypal. Payments are encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our site and related courses and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Thinkific’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here .

5. Third Party Services

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. If you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our course website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.


When you click on links on our course site, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

6. Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.


We collect cookies or similar tracking technologies. This means information that our website’s server transfers to your computer. This information can be used to track your session on our website. Cookies may also be used to customize our website content for you as an individual. If you are using one of the common Internet web browsers, you can set up your browser to either let you know when you receive a cookie or to deny cookie access to your computer.

We use cookies to recognize your device and provide you with a personalized experience.
We also use cookies to attribute visits to our websites to third-party sources and to serve targeted ads from Google, Facebook, Instagram and other third-party vendors.
Our third-party advertisers use cookies to track your prior visits to our websites and elsewhere on the Internet in order to serve you targeted ads. For more information about targeted or behavioral advertising, please visit
Opting out: You can opt out of targeted ads served via specific third-party vendors by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Opt-Out page.
We may also use automated tracking methods on our websites, in communications with you, and in our products and services, to measure performance and engagement.
Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.
Web Analysis Tools

We may use web analysis tools that are built into the SciSports website to measure and collect anonymous session information.

7. Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our site or course is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at

Period of storage

All collected data is stored for 38 months.


You have to right to request access to and rectification or erasure of Personal Data or restriction of processing as well as the right to data portability. Furthermore you have the right to object to processing and/or lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

Links To Other Site

Our Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via a prominent notice on our Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “last updated sentence” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

SciSports B.V.

Woudenbergseweg 56

3707 HX Zeist

The Netherlands