Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of HUBER+SUHNER. We respect the privacy concerns of the visitors to the HUBER+SUHNER websites and the recipients of our e-Newsletter service. We conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security.
II. PERSONAL DATA
Personally identifiable data may be collected by HUBER+SUHNER when website visitors voluntarily provide this information, for example if the visitor registers for our e-Newsletter or uses our online enquiry forms.
The personal information we collect may include your name, title, gender, company or organization name, your job-function, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, address, and information about your company.
We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.
Our Sites do not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others.
III. AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
The Sites may automatically collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the Sites, the pages that you access while at the Sites and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Sites. This information is technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. This data may be linked with personal data and used for technical administration of the Sites, research and development or marketing purposes and used to help improve the Sites and analyse trends.
To the extent that your communications or utilization data are collected, processed and / or used this will be performed in accordance with the applicable laws on data protection.
We provide a regular information service in the form of an e-Newsletter. The e-newsletter is only sent to voluntary subscribers.
When registering for our e-Newsletters, you need only to enter your e-mail address and the country you are located in. The provision of any other personal data is optional.
When you choose to opt-in for additional marketing activities by ticking the tick-box “Yes, I agree” placed next to the question “Do you allow us to contact you also with other marketing activities?”, you need also to enter your company name, address, city, postcode and phone number.
V. PURPOSE SPECIFICATION
HUBER+SUHNER may use personal information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Sites and any related HUBER+SUHNER products or services, and to make the Sites easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular preference or interests. We may use your personal data also to respond to your enquiry or to give you information and/or offers about our products and/or services and also, to support our business relations with you. Therefore, we may:
(i) store and process data within the HUBER+SUHNER group to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services for you; and/or
(ii) use personal data to give you information about our products and/or services; and/or
(iii) use personal data to contact you about an offer relevant for and in support of your business needs.
VI. PURPOSE LIMITATION
HUBER+SUHNER will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
(i) is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
(ii) is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
(iii) is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
(iv) is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence,
(v) is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on HUBER+SUHNER information technology systems,
(vi) is necessary to protect or defend the rights or property of HUBER+SUHNER and our family websites,
(vii) is necessary to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of HUBER+SUHNER employees, distributors, agents, suppliers, customers or members of the public.
VII. Children's Privacy
HUBER+SUHNER Sites are general audience sites and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. Therefore, we make aware that no specific steps are taken to protect the privacy of children who disclose their personal data to us.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web-server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a webpage, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of HUBER+SUHNER or other websites you visit.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about HUBER+SUHNER website usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a HUBER+SUHNER page or e-Newsletter. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies.
IX. Links to other web sites
The HUBER+SUHNER Sites contain links to other websites. HUBER+SUHNER is not responsible for the privacy policies, practices and/or content of other web sites.
HUBER+SUHNER is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. Therefore, HUBER+SUHNER uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access.
Since we do not collect any highly sensitive data through our Sites, we do not give visitors to our Sites the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data.
All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data.
XI. Privacy Compliance
XIII. Access to personal data
We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data, but will give reasons for our refusal. We do, however, allow you to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data by contacting the Swiss Data Protection Commissioner at www.edsb.ch.
We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data erased as well as any inaccuracy rectified, amended or completed.