Data Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Please find detailed information below on how your data is handled. Storage of access data in server log files. You can visit our website without giving information about yourself. We only store access data in socalled server log files, such as, for example, the name of the file requested, the date and time of retrieval, quantity of data transferred and the requesting provider. This data is analysed solely in order to ensure the smooth operation of the site and to improve our services. It does not tell us anything that can be traced back to you.

1. Data collection and use for contract processing and when opening a customer account

We collect personal data if you express your consent while placing your order, when contacting us (e.g. by contact form or email) or when opening a customer account. The type of data that is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data that you have provided to process contracts and to handle your requests. After the complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked from further use and deleted after the expiry of the statutory retention period, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data utilisation as is permissible by law and about which we inform you below. Your customer account can be deleted at any time and this can be done by either sending us a message to the contact details given in our supplier identification, or by using a function to this effect in the customer account.

IP Detection and Country Assignment

To optimize our offer and provide you with country-specific content, we use IP detection that forwards your IP address to an API to assign it to a country. The IP address is used solely to determine the country of origin and is subsequently deleted immediately. This processing serves to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer and a better user experience.

Data transfer for fulfilling the contract

In order to fulfil the contract, we transfer your data to the shipping company commissioned with delivery where this is necessary for the delivery of the goods ordered. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the ordering process, in order to process payments, we transfer the payment data collected to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, payment service providers commissioned by us or to the selected payment service. In some cases, the selected payment service providers collect this data themselves if and when you set up any account with them. In such a case, you must log in to the payment service provider with your access data during the ordering process. In this respect, the Privacy Policy of the respective payment service provider applies.

2. Use of data when subscribing to the email newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we shall use the data required for this or given by you separately, to regularly send our email newsletter in accordance with your consent. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, either by sending a message to the contact point described below, or by using a dedicated link in the newsletter.

3. Use of data for postal advertising and your right to object

We reserve the right to store your first name and surname, your postal address and - where we have obtained these additional details from you as part of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, your year of birth and your job title, industry or business name, in summarised lists and to use them for our own advertising purposes, e.g. for sending you interesting offers and information on our products by post, unless you have a corresponding entry in the phone book. You can object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending a message to the contact point described below.

4. Use of cookies

To make visiting our website attractive and enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on our website. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device which store certain settings and data to be exchanged with our system via your browser. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted again at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (socalled “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognise your browser again on your next visit (persistent cookies). Cookies do not contain any personal data and thus cannot be assigned to a particular user. Based on cookie technology, we only obtain anonymised information, for example, from what webpages you have visited our website, what pages have been viewed on our website, etc. Please note that certain cookies are set in place as soon as you enter our website. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placement of cookies and decide individually whether to accept or to reject the acceptance of
cookies in certain cases or in general (you can find detailed instructions on the setting options of your browser further down). However, if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted. Below you will find information on the cookies used by us and the setting options for your browser.

Postal advertising and your right to object

In addition, we reserve the right to use your first and last name and your postal address for our own advertising purposes, e.g. to send you interesting offers and information about our products by post. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a balancing of interests, in addressing our customers in an advertising manner. You will not receive any postal advertising if you have entered a corresponding note in the telephone directory.

The advertising mailings are provided as part of processing on our behalf by a service provider to whom we pass on your data for this purpose.

You can object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below.

5. Cookies and web analysis

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer, which predominate in the context of a balancing of interests. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). The duration of storage can be found in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (www.google.ch), for the purpose of website analysis. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that enable your use of the website to be analyzed, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address is shortened before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. After the end of the purpose and the end of the use of Google Analytics by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

Google LLC is headquartered in the USA and is certified under the Swiss-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. Based on this agreement between the USA and Switzerland, the latter has established an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=ch.

This will prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google.

6. Social Media

Use of social plugins from Google

Social plugins ("plugins") from social networks are used on our website.

When you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter or Instagram. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by the respective provider and integrated into the page. By integrating the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of the respective provider (possibly in the USA) and stored there. If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can directly assign the visit to our website to your profile in the respective social network. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "Like" or "Share" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is also published on the social network and displayed to your contacts there. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our offer, which predominate in the context of a balancing of interests.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy can be found in the providers' data protection notices.

https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

If you do not want the social networks to assign the data collected via our website directly to your profile in the respective service, you must log out of the respective service before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

YouTube video plugins

Third-party content is integrated on this website. This content is provided by Google LLC ("Provider").YouTube is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

The extended data protection setting is activated for videos from YouTube that are integrated on our site. This means that no information from website visitors is collected and stored by YouTube unless they play the video.

The integration of the videos serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our offer, which predominate in the context of a balancing of interests.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information.

7. Contact options and your rights

Right to information and contact option

You have a right to free information about the personal data we have stored about you and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of any consent given or objection to a particular use of data, please contact our company data protection officer.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.

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