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Privacy Statement

Data protection, including the protection of your personal data, is of particular concern to Thommen Group Ltd (THOMMEN GROUP). We therefore treat your personal data with the utmost care, and in accordance with statutory requirements.

This Privacy Statement informs you how data are processed by us, and which data are processed whenever you access our websites.

Controller of the data file

The controller of the data file for the purposes of the data protection legislation is:

Thommen Group Ltd, Alpenstrasse 12, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

Collection of general data

Our websites can in principle be used without you having to disclose any personal data.

In accordance with standard general practice, certain data, such as IP addresses and other usage data, are automatically collected, anonymously analysed and processed by our web analysis software. In using our websites, you consent to the collection, usage and disclosure of such data in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Whenever our websites are accessed, the following specific data are stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request, and information concerning the operating system or browser that is generally transferred. These usage data constitute the basis for anonymous statistical analyses, which we can use to improve our websites accordingly.

Purpose and usage of data

Collecting these data helps us to further develop and improve our websites and also to optimise our range of services. We use the data collected for the following purposes:

  • in order to enable you to use our website (connecting to the website);
  • for internal website administration purposes, such as technical administration and the maintenance of system security;
  • in order to optimise user-friendliness, we collect statistics relating to user behaviour on our websites;
  • in order to prevent fraud and increase the security of the website;
  • any other purposes agreed to contractually or in accordance with the related

Terms and Conditions of Usage or the General Terms and Conditions.
If you communicate with us through the website and/or register as a user of the website, THOMMEN GROUP also processes your personal data if this is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and THOMMEN GROUP, for preparatory steps in connection with the contract or, in some cases, with your consent.

Data protection

The data that we collect and store are treated in confidence and are protected against loss, manipulation and unauthorised third-party access by appropriate technical and organisational measures.

Our website may contain links to other digital solutions (such as websites or online services), which are beyond our control and are therefore not subject to this Privacy Statement. If you use the links provided in order to access other digital solutions, the operators of these digital solutions may potentially collect information from you; this information will be used by these operators in accordance with their own privacy statements, which may differ from our own.

Cookies

Our website also uses so-called "cookies". A cookie is normally a small text file, which is sent to your computer by a website and is stored in your web browser whenever you visit a website.

If you visit this website again, the data stored in the cookie may be read by the website in order to inform the website concerning your previous activity.

This Privacy Statement informs you how THOMMEN GROUP uses cookies and technology on the website. If you visit the website and your browser is configured to accept cookies, we shall take this to be an indication that you have expressly consented to the usage of cookies by THOMMEN GROUP.

We therefore recommend that you delete both the cookies and the history in the browser that is used. This means that it will not be possible for a subsequent user to establish which pages you have visited.

You can enable or disable cookies in your browser:
please check which browser you are using and click on the relevant link below. On the landing page you will find details about how you can enable or disable cookies on your browser.

If you decide not to accept our cookies or the cookies and tools of our partner companies, you will be unable to see certain information on our websites and will be unable to use certain features intended to improve your visit.

Further information concerning these technologies and the way in which they operate may be found, for example, on the following page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ge/

Contact form

If you contact us using the contact form or by email, the data and information entered by you will be stored in order to process your enquiry, in accordance with the applicable law.

If you would like to contact us by email, please note that emails are not encrypted and are thus exposed to the security risks typical for this means of communication.

Web analysis services and visitor information (such as Google Analytics)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is normally transferred to and stored on one of Google's servers in the USA. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within a Member State of the European Union or in another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information in order to analyse how you use the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide additional services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. Google will also transfer this information where necessary to third parties where required by law or if such third parties process said data on behalf of Google.

You can find further information on the following page: Google Analytics

You can prevent these cookies from being stored through the appropriate settings in your browser (see the section on "cookies").

Opt-Out (Google Analytics)

Another option is to opt out, which enables you to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by using the browser add-on available under the following link.

Browser add-on in order to disable Google Analytics

Google Maps

Our websites incorporate the Google Maps API in order to display our companies' locations visually on a map. Whenever Google Maps is used, Google also processes data about the website visitor's use of the map function. Please refer to the Google Privacy Policy for further information concerning data processing by Google.

Your rights of access, rectification, erasure and objection

You have the right to obtain access at any time to your personal data that are stored with us. You also have the right to have your personal data rectified or erased. If such data cannot be erased on legal or contractual grounds or under the terms of commercial or tax legislation, in particular due to statutory retention periods, the data will be blocked rather than erased in accordance with these statutory requirements.

Please contact our Data Protection Officer in writing with any requests for access, rectification or erasure or in order to object to processing, enclosing a copy of your passport or identity card. The contact information may be found in the final section of this Privacy Statement.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

It may be necessary to make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time, for example as a result of enhancements to our websites or due to any changes in the law. The THOMMEN GROUP therefore reserves the right to amend the Privacy Statement at any time with future effect. We therefore recommend that you consult this Privacy Statement at regular intervals.

This Privacy Statement was last updated on: 16 October 2019.

Questions and information

Please contact us at the following address if you have any questions relating to the processing of your data:

Thommen Group AG
Data Protection
Alpenstrasse 12
CH-6300 Zug

datenschutz@thommengroup.com