SIRE LIFE SCIENCES® B.V. (hereafter: SIRE Life Sciences) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We ensure that the information you submit via our website at www.sire-search.com is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
How do we use the information we collect?
Your personal details, including your name, age, (email) address and CV, are held and used by us for the following purposes:
- Matching your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding you the position that most suits you.
- Compiling the salaries and other surveys of our candidates.
- Keeping you informed of offers, newsletters, promotions and updates from Sire Life Sciences and partners of SIRE Life Sciences. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
- We give you the option of submitting your CV via the SIRE Life Sciences website. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or by clicking on our ‘Register your CV’ button. Your CV and submitted personal information will be accessible by consultants working for SIRE Life Sciences and its affiliated organizations. 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.
- Your CV and related information will be available to prospective employers prospective employers, as well as to your current employer, if the latter is a customer of Sire Life Sciences. Such employers may also be located in countries that do not have an adequate level or personal data protection as meant in Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
- We also reserve the right to disclose the information we have collected about other parties that we have hired for carrying out our services. These third parties will be acting under similar obligations of confidentiality as SIRE Life Sciences.
- We may also release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required to do so.
Rights of access, rectification, erasure and blocking of personal data
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the right to ask SIRE Life Sciences to rectify, erase or block your personal data.
General Conditions SIRE LIFE SCIENCES
1.1. These conditions are applicable to all agreements, proposals and/or deliveries made by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES® B.V. (hereafter: SIRE LIFE SCIENCES) and its rightful successors, or affiliated organizations and partners that have declared the General Conditions SIRE LIFE SCIENCES applicable.
1.2. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES reserves the right to make alterations and/or additions to the General Conditions SIRE LIFE SCIENCES. The modified General Conditions SIRE LIFE SCIENCES will become applicable after the other party is notified thereof in writing or via email.
1.3. Unless otherwise agreed upon, the general or specific terms or conditions of any third party will not be applicable.
2.1. In these General Conditions, the following words and terms are capitalized. Any of the following words and expressions shown in the singular shall have the same meaning when used in the plural and vice-versa.
2.2. Candidate: Customer who requests SIRE LIFE SCIENCES to place CV’s, cover letters and other personal information for employment purposes, and to react to job vacancies placed on the SIRE LIFE SCIENCES website by Employers.
2.3. Customer: Anyone who has requested SIRE LIFE SCIENCES to provide Services. This may include Employers and Candidates.
2.4. Employer: Customer who requests SIRE LIFE SCIENCES to view and react to CV’s, cover letters and other personal information placed on the SIRE LIFE SCIENCES website by Candidates, to place job vacancies and/or to receive recruitment services from SIRE LIFE SCIENCES.
2.5. Fair Use: Reasonable use of the Services by Customer.
2.6. General Conditions Third Parties: Conditions applicable to Third Party Services.
2.7. Hosting: A service that provides web space for the storing of information, images and other content, available through a website.
2.8. Services: All services provided by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, the resulting provisions and related activities, which do not originate from third parties and of which the intellectual property rights, industrial property rights and other rights are held by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES.
2.9. Third Party Services: All services provided by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, the resulting provisions and related activities, which originate from third parties and of which the intellectual property rights, industrial property rights and other rights are not held by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES.
3.1. Verbal agreements, assignments or other expressions of whatever nature by employees of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES are only valid and binding when they have been confirmed in writing or email by authorized representatives of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES.
3.2. All offers made are without engagement, unless the offer explicitly indicates otherwise in writing or email. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES reserves the right to – for convenience – not to accept orders or contracts. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES also has the right to charge payments in advance. If full payment of the advance payment is not made, SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has the right, leaving undiminished his other rights that may flow forth from the agreement or the law, to suspend all its obligations and all amounts owed by Customer will be immediately due.
3.3. An agreement between SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and Customer, for which no further contract and/or term has been agreed, has a term of 1 (one) year if the delivery concerns a Service for which a periodic fee is charged. If this agreement is not terminated or not timely terminated, it shall be extended repeatedly in increments of 1 (one) year.
3.4. Termination of the agreement as meant in clause 3.3 occurs by means of an email or registered letter, which must be received by the other party no later than 7 (seven) days prior to commencement of the extension date of the agreement.
3.5. If one or more terms (or part of a term) of the agreement are nullified, declared to be nullified, annihilable or have lost their validity in another way, the other terms (or part of the term in question) of this agreement will remain in force undiminished.
4. Third Party Services
4.1. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has the right to deliver Third Party Services or make use of Third Party Services in fulfilling its obligations flowing forth from the agreement. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is not responsible for Third Party Services. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES shall at least include Hosting as a Third Party Service in fulfilling its obligations flowing from the agreement.
5. Availability of the Services
5.1. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES will take care of the provision of the Services. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES will on a best effort basis and as far as can be influenced by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, strive for an availability percentage as indicated in the applicable General Conditions Third Parties with regard to Hosting.
5.2. The percentage meant in clause 5.1 is measured over a calendar year. The time for maintenance of Hosting and the SIRE LIFE SCIENCES website is not included.
6.1. Services to Employers are performed on a best effort basis. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is not liable if no suitable Candidate is found for Employer.
6.2. Services to Candidates are offerered on an ‘as is’ basis. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has no obligation to find any job for Candidates, but will merely provide Candidates with the means to view and react to job vacancies, and with the means to place CV’s, cover letters and other personal information which may be viewed by Employers and may be used by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, at his sole discretion, for recruitment services to Employers.
6.3. Customer is obligated to follow instructions from SIRE LIFE SCIENCES regarding Fair Use.
7. (Delivery) Dates
7.1. All (delivery) dates which may be named by and may be applicable to SIRE LIFE SCIENCES are determined to the best of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES’ knowledge on the basis of information made known to SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and will be taken into consideration as much as possible.
7.2. (Delivery) dates shall therefore not be considered to be absolute (delivery) dates within which must be delivered, but a time period within which SIRE LIFE SCIENCES shall strive with best efforts to deliver the agreed upon Services.
7.3. Exceeding a given (delivery) date never constitutes an attributable shortcoming by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES does not accept liability under any circumstances in cases where the (delivery) date may be exceeded.
8. Prices and payment
8.1. All prices exclude VAT and other levies imposed by the government. The amounts invoiced to Customer will include applicable VAT and other levies possibly imposed by the government.
8.2. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES will invoice the amount, appropriately itemized, owed by Customer on the basis of the term indicated in the agreement. Customer will pay all amounts, without being entitled to any compensation or deduction.
8.3. Should Customer fail to fulfill any payment obligation, Customer is in breach without any further notification of breach being required. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES reserves the right to charge all incurred costs to Customer, including judicial and extra-judicial expenses, with regard to the collection of debts from Customer. Extra-judicial collection costs amount to 15% of the debt, with a minimum of € 500,- (five hundred euros). In any case Customer will be charged interest on a monthly basis, at the legal percentage rate increased with 3%, on all outstanding debts starting from the date of failure to pay.
8.4. Until full payment has been made, SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has the right to suspend all services and obligations to Customer. Customer’s obligation to meet his commitments remains unchanged.
9.1. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES’ total liability shall be limited, in accordance with clauses 9.1 and 9.2, to compensation for direct damage and to a maximum of the amount received by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES (excluding VAT) with a maximum of € 10.000,- (ten thousand euros), whereby a sequence of events is regarded as one event.
9.2. If the agreement also includes an agreement over time with a term of more than 1 (one) year and SIRE LIFE SCIENCES’ liability flows forth from the agreement over time, the stipulated price will be calculated on the basis of the total amount (excluding VAT) as actually paid by Customer to SIRE LIFE SCIENCES on the basis of the agreement over time for 1 (one) year (this being the year in which the damage occurred) to a maximum of € 10.000,- (ten thousand euros).
9.3. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has insured itself against damage. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is in any case not liable for further damage and will not compensate for any further damage which Customer may suffer on the basis of the agreement entered into with SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, however caused, including possible claims of liability against Customer by third parties, than is covered and actually compensated for by the insurance increased with SIRE LIFE SCIENCES’ deductible (own risk), except in case of malicious intent (“opzet”) or reckless disregard (“bewuste roekeloosheid”).
9.4. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES's total liability for damage resulting from death or physical injury will in no event amount to more than € 1.000.000 (one million euros), whereby a sequence of events is regarded as one event.
9.5. Direct damage is exclusively understood as:
- The reasonable costs made in determining the cause and extent of the damage;
- The reasonable costs incurred in prevention or limitation of the damage, to the degree that Customer can demonstrate that these costs have led to the limitation of the damage.
- The reasonable costs incurred in the repair of damages, insofar that Customer has proven that these costs have led to repair of damages and only if SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is not able to provide a timely solution for repairing damages after having received a request thereto in writing.
9.6. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES’ liability for indirect damage, including consequential damage, loss of profit, loss of savings, mutilated and/or lost or hacked data, delays, losses, damage as a result of a failure of Customer to provide the required information or assistance, damage through corporate inactivity and/or claims from third parties against Customer, is expressly rejected.
9.7. With the exception of the cases named in this clause 9, SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has no liability for damage compensation regardless of what an action towards compensation is based upon.
9.8. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES's liability exists solely when Customer immediately and appropriately notifies SIRE LIFE SCIENCES of the deficiency in writing, proposing therein a reasonable time period for correction of the deficiency and SIRE LIFE SCIENCES then culpably fails to meet the aforesaid obligations. The notification of deficiency needs to be as detailed a description of the deficiency as possible so that SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is able to react adequately.
9.10. The condition for the existence of any right to compensation is always that Customer notifies
SIRE LIFE SCIENCES in writing by registered mail within 14 (fourteen) days after the damage came into existence and takes the necessary measures to limit the damage as much as possible.
9.11. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES does not accept any liability for damage regardless of its nature caused by Third Party Services which SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has delivered to Customer. If possible SIRE LIFE SCIENCES will transfer its rights for damage compensation from the supplier of the Third Party Services in question to Customer.
9.12. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is not liable for damages caused by:
- Improper use of the Services;
- The discovery by any current employer or customer of the Candidate, that this Candidate is looking for a new job or assignment. Candidate acknowledges that by using the Services of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, he accepts the risk that his current employer or customer may come aware of his intentions to look for a new job or assignment;
- The transfer of personal data of Candidate to a country without an adequate level of protection of personal data as meant in article 76 of the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act. Candidate acknowledges that Employers from such countries may have access to his personal data for employment purposes.
10. Force majeure (“niet-toerekenbare tekortkoming”).
10.1 SIRE LIFE SCIENCES is not obligated to fulfil any obligation if they are prevented from doing so as a result of circumstances, which can be considered beyond their fault, and for which a party cannot be held accountable by law, legal act, or generally accepted practices. The aforementioned circumstances include circumstances that are beyond SIRE LIFE SCIENCES's power as well as business risks of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, these include but are not limited to failure to perform by a supplier of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, the late or non-availability of required information and specifications and/or changes in such information, incorrect functional specification of Third Party Services and/or products delivered by a third party, bad weather conditions, fire, explosions, electricity failures, (D)Dos-attacks, hacking, cracking or any downtime or unavailability caused by unlawful conduct by third parties, the destruction, damaging or disabling of any automated system or any system for telecommunication by whoever, causing interference in the course or the working of such system, or frustrating by whoever of a security measure taken with respect to such system, interference in networks, floods, illness, lack-of-staff, strike or other employment conflicts, accidents, actions by the government, not being able to obtain required licenses and/or permits, lack of materials, theft, traffic disruptions and/or transportation problems.
10.2. When force majeure is of a temporary nature, SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has the right to suspend its commitments until the force majeure has ceased to exist without being obliged to any form of damage compensation.
10.3. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES reserves the right, in the case of force majeure, to collect payment for obligations already fulfilled before force majeure was known.
11. Code of Conduct
11.1. Customer will make use of the Services in a responsible manner. It is prohibited to use the Services in a manner that will result in:
a) damage in the system of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and/or third parties; or
b) interference with its use.
11.2. Customer will ensure that such damage and/or interference is not the result of misconfiguration on Customer’s part.
11.3. It is not permitted to use the Services for activities that are illegal and/or in violation of the agreement. The foregoing includes amongst others the following activities:
a) violation of a third party’s rights or facilitating the violation of a third party rights, such as but not limited to intellectual property rights and privacy rights;
b) noncompliance to law and other applicable regulations;
c) spamming (unrequested distribution (or creating the possibility for third parties) of advertisement and/or other messages);
d) storage/distribution of (child) pornography;
e) sexual intimidation, racial prejudice and/or the harassment of individuals in any other
f) distribution or making available to third parties in any other manner of obscene, insulting and tormenting material and/or other material of similar nature;
h) storage and distribution of viruses, worms and/or other destructive activities;
i) unauthorized access (hacking) of accounts, systems and/or networks of third parties and/or SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and/or the performance or non-performance of any other act that makes hacking possible.
11.4. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES reserves the right, at SIRE LIFE SCIENCES’ sole discretion, if forced by law or a court order; and/or a third party informs SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and/or a suspicion exists that, through the Services, a violation is made of the rights of a third party; there is a breach of the General Conditions SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and/or the agreement and the resulting obligations in question have not been met wholly or partially, to bar access to the Services, to remove the information in question and/or suspend its other obligations until Customer meets its obligations.
11.5. SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and/or third parties will never be liable for damage of whatever nature suffered by Customer or third parties for measures taken by and/or on behalf of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES on the basis of clause 11.6. Payment obligations of Customer will remain in effect during the time period in which measures are undertaken by and/or on behalf of SIRE LIFE SCIENCES on the basis of clause 11.4.
11.7. If the actions and/or failure to act of Customer justifies this and/or the actions and/or failure to act of Customer continues regardless of the measures under taken by SIRE LIFE SCIENCES, as set out in clause 11.4, SIRE LIFE SCIENCES will be entitled to terminate the agreement, without any damage compensation or restitution being required.
12. Applicable law and dispute resolution
12.1. All agreements are subject to Dutch law.
12.2. Disputes arising from an agreement between SIRE LIFE SCIENCES and client which cannot be resolved by mutual agreement, the competent court in the district of Amsterdam.
12.3. In the case that Customer is a consumer and clause 12.2 leads to jurisdiction of a court other than the court having jurisdiction under Dutch law, this Customer may, within 30 days after SIRE LIFE SCIENCES has invoked clause 12.2, opt for dispute resolution by the court having jurisdiction under Dutch law.
SIRE LIFE SCIENCES B.V.
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