Privacy Policy


The protection of your personal data is of high importance to Reflex Photonics, therefore we take all reasonable care to ensure that your personal data is processed safely.
When visiting our website, you may share your personal data with Reflex Photonics.
This data is used for the following purposes by us:

  • enabling Reflex Photonics to address your requests and to respond to your messages;
  • dealing with your applications and managing the recruitment process;
  • allowing you to post comments on "The Photonics Blog"; and,
  • guaranteeing the security of our website.

Please note that, in order to carry out the processing activities specified therein, Reflex Photonics relies on its legitimate interest, which consists in proper communication and exchange of information between you and Reflex Photonics.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on our website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log into this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on our website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.


All searches performed using our internal website search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, user ID for users who are logged in and date and time.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data with any third party. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, your comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. The search logs are stored indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

  • You have the right to access your personal data. You have the right to ask to receive your personal data in a structured and standard format.
  • You can request that your personal data be rectified or deleted.
  • You can request that your personal data be anonymized.
  • In addition, if you are a registered user on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of your personal data, including any data (comments) you have provided to us.
  • We cannot delete any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How to exercise the rights you have over your data

You are a regular user of the website You are a registered user of the website
Access your data Make a data access request
Anonymize your data Make a data access request. You can request that your data be anonymized on the page that will display your data.
A confirmation will be sent once the data has been anonymized.
Modify your data Contact us by email.
A confirmation will be sent once the data has been modified.
Access your Dashboard and modify your data
Delete your data Contact us by email.
A confirmation will be sent once the data has been deleted.

Your contact information

You can contact us by sending an email to the following address:

Published on June 22 2018.