Data Protection in brief
The following information provides a short synopsis of how your personal information is processed whenever you visit this website. Personal information is any data that could be used to identify you personally. Detailed information regarding data protection can be found in our data protection statement which follows this text.
Collecting data on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The website owner is responsible for processing data on this website. Contact details can be found in the legal notices section of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected if you provide it to us. This might include information which you enter into a contact form, for instance.
Other data is recorded automatically by our IT systems whenever you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (such as internet browser, operating system or time when the page was viewed). This data is recorded automatically once you visit this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data is collected in order to ensure that the website is running smoothly. Other information might be used to analyse your website activity.
What rights do you have concerning your data?
You have the right to information about the source, recipients and purpose of personal data which we store about you, free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request rectification or erasure of this data. You can contact us about this or about any other matters regarding data protection at any time at the address given in the legal notices.
You also have the right to request that processing your personal data be restricted under certain circumstances. Information about this can be found in the data protection statement under “Right to restrict processing”.
Analytics and third party tools
When you visit this website, your activity can be analysed from the statistics. This is mainly done using cookies and so-called analytics software. Your browsing activity is usually analysed anonymously; browsing history cannot be traced back to you.
You can object to this analysis, or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about these tools and how to object can be found in the data protection statement which follows.
2. Hosting service
Third-party hosting service
This website is hosted by a third-party service provider (hosting service). Personal data collected from this website is stored on the hosting service’s servers. This mainly relates to IP addresses, contact forms, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website visits and other data generated via a website.
We use the hosting service in order to perform contracts with prospective and existing customers (Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR), and so that our online presence can be managed securely, swiftly and efficiently through a professional provider (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR).
Our hosting service will only process your data to the extent necessary to discharge its obligations under the contract, and always follows our instructions with regard to this data.
Contract agreement for processing orders
In order to ensure our processing complies with data processing regulations, we have agreed an order processing contract with our hosting service.
3. General and statutory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy.
Various personal information is collected whenever you visit this website. Personal information is data that could be used to identify you personally. This data protection statement explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.
We wish to point out that sending data over the internet (such as when communicating by email) can be prone to security weaknesses. It is not possible to prevent third-parties accessing data entirely.
Note on the data controller
The date controller for this website is:
Tel.: +41 (0)62 765 99 99
Controller means the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
Revoking your consent to data processing
Much data processing is only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of any data processing performed prior to revocation is not affected by this action.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
WHERE DATA IS PROCESSED BASED ON ART. 6 (1) (e) OR (f) of the GDPR, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA BEING PROCESSED ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RELEVANT LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING DATA CAN BE INFERRED FROM THIS DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT. SHOULD YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL CEASE PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF PROCESSING SUPPORTS THE ASSERTION, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (RIGHT TO OBJECT UNDER ART. 21 (1) OF THE GDPR).
WHERE YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO PERSONAL DATA BEING PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in the performance of a contract, transferred to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Should you request the data to be transferred directly to another controller, this will only be done where technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise a secure connection by the fact that the address bar in the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the padlock symbol in the address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, erasure and rectification
Under the statutory provisions in force, you have the right to information, free of charge, concerning any personal data stored about you, its origin and whom it has been shared with, as well as the purpose for the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectify or delete this data. You can contact us about this or about any other matters regarding personal data at any time, at the address given in the legal notices.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to object to your personal data being processed. You can contact us about this or about any other matters regarding data protection at any time at the address given in the legal notices. Right to restrict processing exists in the following circumstances:
- Where you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we store about you, as we usually need time to verify this. You have the right to request that processing your personal data be restricted whilst we do our checking.
- Where your personal data is processed unlawfully, you can request the data processing be restricted rather than it be deleted.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that processing your personal data be restricted rather than it be deleted.
- If you have raised an objection under Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. You have the right to request that processing your personal data be restricted while this is being considered.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interest on the basis of Union or Member State law.
4. Collecting data on this website
Cookies are used on some webpages. Cookies cause no damage to your computer, and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our online presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files, which can be stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
We mostly use “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically following your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are notified when cookies are being stored, and only allow cookies in certain cases, disable cookies in certain cases or in general, and enable automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you require (such as shopping cart functionality) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide its services free of technical faults and as efficiently as possible. Where relevant consent has been obtained (such as consent to storing cookies), data is processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.
Where other cookies are stored (such as ones for analysing your browsing activity), these will be addressed separately in this data protection statement.
Server log files
The page provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:
- Browser type and version
- operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Date and time of server request
- IP address
This data is never merged with other data sources.
This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide its services free of technical faults and as efficiently as possible, and the server log files are needed for this.
When you send an enquiry using the contact form, information from that form, including any contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for any follow-up. We do not share this data with others without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, where your request relates to the performance of a contract or is necessary for pre-contract matters. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in processing enquiries efficiently (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR), or on your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR) where this has been obtained.
The information you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storing it or until the purpose for storing it no longer applies (once your enquiry has been processed, for instance). Statutory legal provisions – in particular retention times – are not unaffected.
Enquiries by email, phone or fax
When you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your enquiry, including all personal data obtained (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of handling your enquiry. We do not share this data with others without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, where your request relates to the performance of a contract or is necessary for pre-contract matters. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR) or on our legitimate interest in processing enquiries efficiently (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR).
The information we obtain when handling your enquiry will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storing it or until the purpose for storing it no longer applies (once your request has been processed, for instance). Statutory legal provisions – in particular statutory retention times – are not unaffected.
Data processing (customer and order processing details)
We collect, process and use personal data only where necessary to establish, arrange the structure of or modify the legal relationship (stock level data). This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, where your request relates to the performance of a contract or is necessary for pre-contract matters. We collect, process and use personal data relating to use of this website (usage data) only where necessary to enable the visitor to make full use of the service or for invoicing purposes.
Any customer data collected will be deleted once the order is complete or the business relationship has ended. Statutory retention times are not unaffected.
5. Analytics tools and marketing
This website uses Google Analytics web analytics services. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer which allow your website use to be analysed. Information generated by the cookie relating to your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.
Storing cookies from Google Analytics and use of these analytics tools is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing website use in order to make its website and marketing run as efficiently as possible. Where relevant consent has been obtained (such as consent to storing cookies), data is processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.
We have enabled IP anonymisaton on this website. This means that your IP address will initially be shortened by Google within a member state of the European Union or in another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before transfer to the US. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website on behalf of the operator of this website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in such case not all website features may be usable to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google collecting data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en_GB.
Right to object to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents your data being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.
We have agreed an order processing contract with Google and fully adhere to the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Data stored by Google at user and event level which is linked to cookies, user IDs or marketing IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymised after 26 months or deleted. For more information about this, please visit the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en-GB
Last updated: 01 June, 2021 at 8:19 am