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Effect Photonics Privacy Statement
Last updated: April 29th, 2020

We, EFFECT PHOTONICS B.V., are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations (e.g. the General Data Protection Regulation, “GDPR”). With this privacy statement, EFFECT PHOTONICS informs you about the personal data it processes, the purposes of processing, any parties that may receive your personal data and your rights based upon GDPR.

Please read this Statement carefully (together with our and Cookie Policy and any other documents referred to on it) as they set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT, HOW YOUR DATA IS USED & LEGAL BASIS

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or an identifiable natural person (the “data subject”), such as a name, email address, date of birth and phone number. We may process the following personal data:

  • about you, as (contact person of) our customer or supplier: name, email address, country (and any additional information you may provide to us);
  • about you, as job applicant: name, email address, country (and any additional information you may provide to us by sending your curriculum vitae and/or cover letter);
  • about you, as website visitor: information provided to us by filling in forms on our website (such as the Contact Us Form), information relating to your visit to our website (e.g. traffic data, location data, IP address, access time).

EFFECT PHOTONICS asks you to only disclose as much information as is necessary to provide you with information requested by you. The processing activities that we perform on personal data have several purposes: communication with our customers and suppliers in light of orders, agreements or questions; administration; sending emails about new developments within EFFECT PHOTONICS; recruiting new employees for outstanding vacancies; improving our website. All processing activities that we perform are based upon a legal ground. Processing might be based either upon your (implicit) consent to the processing of your data for one or more specific purposes, or necessary in light of our legitimate (business) interests to stay in contact with our customers and suppliers. We will always balance our own legitimate interests with your right to privacy.

EFFECT PHOTONICS will not transfer personal data to third parties, unless such transfer is necessary and legitimate in light of one of the purposes described above. EFFECT PHOTONICS may transfer personal data to third countries located outside the European Economic Area, provided that sufficient safeguards are in place. EFFECT PHOTONICS undertakes not to sell or rent to any third party whatsoever any personally identifiable information about you.

HOW LONG WILL WE HOLD YOUR DATA FOR?

In general, we store personal data for as long as necessary, based upon the purpose of processing. We may store personal data for longer than necessary based upon the purpose of processing only in a form which does not permit identification of the data subject(s) concerned.  

SECURITY
We endeavor to use industry standard security measures to protect your information and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any information in our control. Where necessary, we will conclude data processing agreements with third parties that we engage to process personal data.

YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data that we process about you. In addition, you have the right to request restriction of processing activities that we perform, as well as the right to object to processing and the right to data portability. Where processing is based upon your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Should you have any concerns with regard to the way in which we handle your personal data, you may also lodge a complaint at the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Please send all requests to: marketing@effectphotonics.nl We will respond to your request without undue delay, and in any event within one month of receipt of the request. We might request you to provide additional information to enable us to identify your personal data and/or to verify your identity.

AMENDMENTS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
This Privacy Statement may change from time to time, and any changes to this Policy will be posted on the website and will be effective when posted.

THIRD PARTY SITES
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This legal notice and all issues regarding this website are governed exclusively by Dutch law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch courts.

GENERAL
Delay or failure on our part in enforcing any of our rights shall not constitute a waiver by us of our rights and remedies. If any part of this Privacy Statement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remainder will not be affected.

CONTACT US
Your privacy is important to us. If you have any comments or questions regarding this Statement, you can contact: marketing@effectphotonics.nl

Emil
Kleijn

Chip Engineering Manager
Dutch

“We grew together with EFFECT Photonics, I started as an engineer and I got promoted to engineering manager of a group of 12 people”

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

My motivation to come to EFFECT Photonics was to shift from an academic to a business environment. At a company you can focus as a team on a single objective. Instead of being scattered over multiple research areas, all people at EFFECT Photonics focus on a single project and goal. Coming from a PhD where I was the only Dutch candidate, managing a multi-cultural team is no big change for me. I do operate from a Dutch perspective, my team gets the impression that Dutch companies are fairly flat. Although there is a formal management hierarchy, the work environment is very open and friendly. I try to be as approachable as possible. Decisions are the result of discussions with the team and weighing that against other business requirements. As a manager, I can lean on a strong technical background to be able to make correct decisions and guide the team to the best approaches. As my team is quite big, members are expected to be quite independent. This creates a lot of independence within people’s roles.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

What me and my team do, is central to the company. It is a nice position to be in. It means we have a lot of interaction and dependency. Because of this central role, expectations are high and there is pressure to get good results. We deal with this by working very precisely and thoroughly preparing any designs we send out for manufacture. I feel that there is a very solution-focused environment here at EFFECT Photonics, where taking initiative is rewarded. I’d say join us if you want to be a part of a team developing high-tech solutions for the telecommunications industry.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Challenges, learning, advancement

I joined EFFECT Photonics during its early beginnings in 2014. I had just finished my PhD and was looking for work. I knew the co-founders of the company via the Technical University of Eindhoven and I was able to help them out with some odd jobs here and there. My role initially was very undefined as the company was in its early stages. When the company got its first round of funding, I was brought on for a full-time position. I really grew with the company, initially as an engineer and then I became an engineering manager, where I came to lead an ever-expanding team. I still love the engineering work itself, but managing a team of people is also very rewarding. EFFECT Photonics is a very high-tech environment, there is always a lot of cool stuff going on. Few companies do what we are doing. We are really trying to bring about lower cost solutions, which does come with engineering challenges. We have a very skilled and talented team, and I have full confidence that we will solve these challenges.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

I think for me it is seeing the level of commitment from the team. Every one is prepared to go the extra mile in order to get good results. Additionally, there is a lot of excitement here, there is a buzz when you get new results. The wafer has only been in the office for an hour and you already get messages from colleagues eagerly waiting for the results. It’s this buzz that is a real highlight for me.