Privacy Notice of the Berlinger Group

1.      Purpose

1.1.            The operator of the website www.berlinger.com (hereinafter "website") is Berlinger & Co. AG and Berlinger Special AG (hereinafter referred to as "Berlinger"). Privacy is important to Berlinger and Berlinger adheres to the applicable data protection laws and regulations.

1.2.            This Privacy Notice shows Berlinger's handling of personal data and in particular explains which personal data of the visitor to the website (hereinafter referred to as "User") are processed by Berlinger and for what purposes these data are processed. It also describes how collected personal data can be checked, corrected or deleted.

1.3.            This Privacy Notice does not extend to any external links leading to offers of third parties. The data protection regulations of the respective provider apply to these offers.


2.      Collection of Personal Data

Berlinger respects the privacy of the User and will not collect any personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address) unless they are collected:

·       voluntarily provided by the User, for example company, first name, surname, address, telephone number and e-mail address when filling in the contact form or company, first name, surname and e-mail address when subscribing to the newsletter;

·       or automatically collected by cookies.


3.      Use of Personal Data     
 

3.1.             Data transmitted by the User to Berlinger may be used by Berlinger as follows:

·       For the fulfilment of contractual obligations;

·       Newsletter dispatch, if you have registered for the newsletter;

·       Answer your inquiry when you contact us via the contact form;

·       For own marketing purposes, especially to better understand the needs of the Users and to improve the services of Berlinger;

·       To do business with the User. For this purpose, Berlinger may also send the data transmitted to it by the User to sales and cooperation partners of Berlinger at home and abroad. Further persons do not receive any knowledge of the personal data.

3.2.           Access to personal data is limited to those employees and sales and cooperation partners who need to know this data. The persons and companies concerned are bound to secrecy and to comply with the applicable data protection laws. Berlinger will not sell or otherwise market personal data to third parties.


4.      Cookies


4.1.            When the User visits the website, information may automatically be stored on his computer. This takes the form of "cookies" or a similar file that helps Berlinger in various ways, for example to learn about the preferences of website visitors and to improve the website.

4.2.            Most browsers allow cookies to be deleted, their installation prevented or a warning generated before a cookie is installed. Further information can be found in the browser instructions.

4.3.            Berlinger will use automatically stored information exclusively for statistical evaluations and in particular will not associate it with any personal data provided by Berlinger.

 

5.      Web Analytics

5.1.            Berlinger uses the following web analysis services of third providers for the evaluation of the use of the website, to which personal data can also be transferred in the context of the use of these services. 

5.2.            Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on the User's computer, to help the website analyze how Users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating User use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate the IP address of the Users with other Google data. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, however, Berlinger points out to Users that in this case not all features of the Berlinger platform may be fully functional. By using the Berlinger platform, Users consent to the processing of data about them by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


6.      Data Security  

6.1.           Berlinger provides security measures to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information and personal data.

6.2.           We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. The User is aware that transmissions on the Internet are not secure. Once Berlinger has received the transmitted information, it backs it up appropriately in its systems.

6.3.           We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


7.      Third Party Offers

The website includes web shops operated by independent partner companies. Depending on the desired place of delivery for the goods, Users click on the relevant link to go directly to the web shop of the relevant provider. The collection of data by the operator of the web shop is stated in its data protection declaration and is not our responsibility. 


8.      User's Rights

8.1.           The User may at any time request Berlinger to send him a copy of the personal data which concern him or to inform him about their use. Furthermore, Berlinger will correct or delete this data at the User's request at any time. The User may reach the responsible person via the following contact details:

By Mail:             Berlinger & Co. AG, Head Privacy, Mitteldorfstrasse 2, 9608 Ganterschwil
By Fax:               +41 71 982 88 39
By e-Mail:         privacy@berlinger.com

8.2.           Berlinger is obliged to verify the identity of the User in such requests. Requests can therefore only be processed if a suitable proof of identity (copy of identity card or similar) is enclosed.

9.     Amendments to this Privacy Notice

               Berlinger reserves the right to adapt this data protection declaration at any time within the framework of legal requirements.

10.   Availability of this Privacy Notice

              The User can access, download, save or print this Privacy Notice at any time.