Data Privacy Notice in accordance with the specifications of the GDPR

1st Name and contact details of the controller and company data protection officer

This Data Privacy Notice applies to data processing by:

Controller:
PREFORM (Schweiz) AG
Zunstrasse 11
8152 Opfikon
Schweiz
E-mail: L_hc__mroferp--ofni
Telephone: +41 44 874 17 77
Fax: +41 44 874 17 67

2nd Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

a) When you visit the website

When you visit our website, www.preform.ch , the browser you use on your device automatically sends information to our website's server. That information is temporarily stored in a log file.

The following information is collected without action on your part and stored until it is deleted auto-matically:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access is gained (referrer URL),
  • browsers used and, if applicable, your computer's operating system and the name of your access provider,
  • the amount of data transmitted.

We process the specified data for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee smooth connection to the website,
  • to guarantee convenient use of our website,
  • to assess system security and stability, and
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data to draw conclusions about you. 

We also use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. For more details, see Sections 4 and 5 of this Data Privacy Notice.

b) When you use our contact form

Our website contains contact forms which can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of that option, the data entered in the input screen is transmitted to us and stored. The personal data is:

(1) Company
(2) Last name
(3) First name
(4) Street/No.
(5) Town
(6) Postcode
(7) Telephone no.
(8) E-mail

Your consent to the processing of the data is obtained when you send the form and reference is made to this Data Privacy Notice.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent.

We process the personal data from the input screen only for the purpose of processing the contact. The personal data entered in the input screen is used to protect our confidentiality interests and pre-vent misuse of the contact form, in particular by determining who sent the request. In the case of sending brochures to the user upon the user's request, the personal data entered in the input screen is also used to contact the user after the controller or a third party (e.g. a sales representative of the controller) has sent the desired brochure.

The personal data we collect for processing of the contact form is deleted automatically once your request has been closed. In the case of sending brochures, the user's request is only closed when the user notifies the controller that he or she is no longer interested in the product, but no later than 12 months after sending the desired brochure.

You have the option of withdrawing your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If you do so, your request can no longer be processed.

3rd Collection, processing, storage and transfer of data

Your personal data will not be collected by, stored by and/or transferred to third parties other than for the purposes listed below.

We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with Art 6(1)(a) GDPR, 
  • it is legally permissible and is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR,
  • the transfer is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation in accordance with Art 6(1)(c) GDPR,
  • processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person in accordance with Art 6(1)(d) GDPR,
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us in accordance with Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR, and
  • transfer is needed to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not transferring your data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

4th Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files which your browser generates automatically and which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your device or contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

The cookies contain information which is connected to the specific device used. That does not mean, however, that they directly reveal your identity to us.

We use cookies to make use of our services more pleasant for you. For example, we use session cookies to detect if you have already visited individual pages on our website. Those are automatically deleted when you exit our website.

Moreover, to optimise user friendliness, we use temporary cookies which are stored on your device for a set period of time. If you visit our website again to make use of our services, the cookie will automatically recognise that you have already been and what settings and inputs you have made so you do not have to re-enter them.

We also use cookies to record statistics on and assess the use of our website so we can optimise our offer (see Section 5). If you visit our website again, these cookies enable us to detect that you have already visited it before. These cookies are deleted automatically after a set period.

The data processed by cookies is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or those of a third party for the specified purposes in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notification always appears before a new cookie is stored. If you disable cookies completely, however, you may not be able to use all of the functions on our website.

5th Analysis/tracking tools

We use the tracking measures listed below on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. By using the tracking measures, we intend to ensure a needs-based design and ongoing optimisation of our website. We also use the tracking measures to record statistics on and assess the use of our website with a view to optimising our offer for you. Those interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The relevant data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding track-ing tools.

a) Google Analytics

With a view to providing a needs-based design and continuing to optimise our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see Section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system being used,
  • referrer URL (the page previously visited),
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server query,

is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailoring of this website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or if third parties process the data on behalf of Google. Google will in no event link your IP address with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Although you can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies, we would point out that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website.

You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data collected by cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent your data from being collected in future when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website, and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

For more information on data privacy in connection with Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics help tool (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

b) Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

To record statistics on the use of our website and assess them for the purpose of optimising our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. In that regard, Google AdWords sets a cookie (see Section 4) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad. 

These cookies expire after 30 days and cannot be used to identify you personally. If the user visits certain pages on the AdWords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can detect that you have clicked on the ad and have been redirected to this website.

Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be tracked via Ad-Words customer websites. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers are told the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and who were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. They do not, however, receive information which can be used to identify users personally.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can also opt out of the required setting of a cookie – for example, by means of a browser setting which disables the automatic setting of cookies in general. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com". You can find Google's privacy policy for conversion tracking here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html). 

6th Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphi-theatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the Google Maps feature, it is necessary to store your IP address. In general, this information is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on the data transfer. We use Google Maps in the interest of presenting our online offers attractively and making the locations we have indicated on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Before you use the Google map, we also expressly point out that you are using a map from Google Maps. You must acknowledge the notice to load the map. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

7th Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain information on the personal data concerning you which we process. In particular, you may obtain information on the purposes of the processing, the cate-gory of personal data, the categories of recipient to whom your data has been disclosed, the envisaged retention period, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if you did not provide it to us, and the existence of an automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about the details involved;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate per-sonal data or the completion of your personal data stored with us; 
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to obtain erasure of your personal data stored with us, except where processing is required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to obtain restriction of the processing of your personal data where (a) you contest the accuracy of the personal data (b) the processing is unlawful, but you op-pose its erasure, (c) we no longer need the data, but you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, (d) you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personal data which you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request transmission of it to another controller;
  • in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR, to withdraw your consent at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing on the basis of this consent in the future; and 
  • in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or of our company headquarters.

8th Right to object

If your personal data is process on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds for that arising from your particular situation or the objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without the need to specify a particular situation. 

If you would like to exercise your right to withdraw or object, please send an e-mail to L_hc__mroferp--ofni .

9th Data security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure during the website visit in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. The closed key or lock icon in the status bar of your browser indicates whether an individual page of our website is encrypted.

We also take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised third-party ac-cess. Our security measures are constantly improved in line with technological developments.

10th Updates and amendments to this Data Privacy Notice

This is the current version of the Data Privacy Notice and is valid as of May 2018.

Owing to the development of our website and its offers or changes to legal or regulatory provisions, it may be necessary to amend this Data Privacy Notice. You can view and print the current Data Privacy Notice at any time via the website at www.preform.ch.