Imprint

The imprint and the following privacy policy apply to the website and to the Web content (hereinafter called “Website”) of Ferag AG:

Ferag AG
Zürichstrasse 74
CH-8340 Hinwil
Tel +41 44 938 60 00
Fax +41 44 938 60 60

VAT ID number: CHE-102.207.498
Register no.: CH-020.3.908.572-7


Privacy policy

The following privacy policy aims to inform the user of this website of the nature, extent and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.

You can generally use the website without submitting any personal data whatsoever. However, if the data subject wishes to take advantage of special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data for this purpose.

We have taken numerous technical and organisational measures to offer the best possible protection of personal data processed via this website. In spite of this, however, security loopholes are always possible in Internet-based transfers of data, so that we cannot guarantee total protection of the same.


Definition

Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is considered identifiable if they can be identified either directly or indirectly, in particular through the assignation of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online ID, or one or several other characteristics which form the expression of a person’s physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.

Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for processing.

Processing

Processing is defined as any activity performed with or without help of automated processes or each such sequence of activities related to personal data such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, the alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.


Legal basis and scope

The processing of personal data takes place exclusively in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and pursuant to country-specific data protection regulations governing the company.

This privacy policy is valid for the Ferag AG website. It contains links to third party websites for which we are unable to guarantee compliance with data protection regulations.


Rights of website users

The rights of users of our website are disclosed in the General Data Protection Regulation, Chapter 3, Articles 12 – 23.


Responsible controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation

The controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws which apply in the member states of the European Union and any other statutory data protection regulations is:

Ferag AG
Zürichstrasse 74
CH-8340 Hinwil
Tel +41 44 938 60 00
Fax +41 44 938 60 60


Name and address of the data protection officer

Ferag AG
Mr. Tommaso Ramundo
Zürichstrasse 74
CH-8340 Hinwil
Tel +41 44 938 60 00
Fax +41 44 938 60 60

Any data subject who has queries and suggestions concerning data protection may consult our data protection officer directly.


Collection of server data

Due to our legitimate interest, we collect data concerning access to this website, and store this as server log files on the website’s server.

We may collect (1) the type of browser and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from where an accessing system has come across our website, (4) the subpages accessed on our website via the accessing system, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an IP address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information utilised to fend off danger in the case of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Ferag AG does not draw conclusions on the identity of the data subject. This information is in fact required (1) to correctly display the content of our website, (2) to optimise the content as well as the advertising relating to the website, (3) to guarantee the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide prosecution authorities with the information necessary for the prosecution in case of a cyber attack. This data and information is collected anonymously by Ferag AG for statistical purposes and also processed in order to improve data protection and security in our company with the aim of providing an ideal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data from the server log files is stored separately from all personal data submitted by a data subject.


Contact form

Due to legal requirements, our website contains information enabling quick electronic establishment of contact to our company and direct communication with us. If you contact us via email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you will automatically be stored. Such personal data provided on a voluntary basis will be retained for processing or contacting purposes. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. WRH Walter Reist Holding and its affiliated companies do not count among these third persons.


Cookies

In certain cases we use so-called cookies (see section on Google Analytics). Cookies are text files which are deposited and stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. You can prevent the placing of cookies via our website at any time by correspondingly setting the Internet browser, thus permanently objecting to the placement of cookies. Furthermore, cookies which have already been placed can be erased at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all conventional browsers. If you deactivate the use of cookies, you may not be able to utilise all features of this website to the full.


SSL encryption

For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content such as enquiries you send to us as website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line in the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser line.


Google Analytics

We have included on this website the component Google Analytics (including an anonymisation function). Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis means the collection, compilation and evaluation of data concerning the behaviour of visitors of websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data which discloses which website a data subject comes from, which subpages have been accessed, and how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. Web analysis is carried out mainly to optimise a website and to optimise the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of Google Analytics components is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

For the web analysis via Google Analytics, we use the add-on "_gat._anonymizeIp". This allows Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the user’s Internet connection when our website is accessed from a member state of the European Union or from a signatory state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics components is to analyse the stream of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information it has gained, for example, to assess your use of the website, to compile online reports for us about activity on our website, and to provide further services connected with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places cookies into the data subject’s IT system. The placement of cookies allows Google to analyse the use of our website. Every time an individual page on the website we operate and which includes a Google Analytics component is accessed, the Internet browser is called on by the particular Google Analytics components to automatically transfer data from the data subject’s IT system to Google for the purpose of online analysis. In connection with this technical procedure, Google receives information about personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, allowing Google to determine the origin of the visitor and the clicks and, in the process, have access to commission settlements.

With help of these cookies, personal data is stored, including the period of access, the place from where access took place and how often a data subject has visited our website. With every access to our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the USA. This personal data is stored by Google in the USA. Occasionally, Google transfers this personal data, which has been collected with the help of a technical operation, to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the placement of cookies by correspondingly setting the Internet browser, thus permanently objecting to the placement of cookies. This setting of the Internet browser in use also prevents Google from placing a cookie into the data subject’s IT system. You may also at any time delete a cookie which has already been placed by Google Analytics via the Internet browser or another software programme.

Beyond this, the data subject may withdraw the consent to the collection of the data, generated by Google Analytics, in relation to the use of this website, to the processing of this data by Google, and to prevent this from taking place. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information on visits to the website may be transferred to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google to be an objection. If the data subject’s IT system is at a later stage deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must again install the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within his sphere of influence, reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-on is possible.

Further information as well as Google’s data protection regulations can be accessed u

nder https://policies.google.com/privacy and und

er https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is explained further und

er https://www.google.com/analytics/.


Newsletter

Our website allows users to subscribe to our company newsletter. The corresponding input mask tells you which personal data is transferred when you order our newsletter.
Via newsletters, we inform our customers and business associates periodically of company news. Our company newsletter may only be accessed when (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject has registered for delivery of the newsletter.
The personal data collected in connection with registration for the newsletter is used only for delivery of our newsletter. No personal data collected in connection with the newsletter service is transferred to third parties. WRH Walter Reist Holding and its affiliated companies do not count among these third persons.
If you wish to cancel the newsletter, we shall erase all data stored in connection with registration for the newsletter. The corresponding link is included in the footer right at the bottom of each newsletter.

Newsletter delivery via Campaign Monitor

For delivery of our newsletter we use the Campaign Monitor component. Campaign Monitor is a service of Campaign Monitor, Level 38, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

The data which was stored in relation to you when you registered for the newsletter (email address, and possibly your name, IP address, the date and the time of registration) are transferred to a Campaign Monitor company server and stored there.

Further information on Campaign Monitor’s privacy policy can be found under: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/policies/#privacy-policy

Newsletter tracking

Our newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature image which is embedded in newsletter emails and sent in HTML Format in order to make it possible to record a log-file and carry out a log-file analysis. This makes possible a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. The embedded tracking pixels help us recognise if and when a data subject’s email was opened and which links contained in the email were accessed by the data subject. This data is stored by us so that we can properly adjust our newsletter to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. In short, the data collected in this regard are used to send personalised newsletters to the respective recipient.
We do not transfer this personal data to third persons. WRH Walter Reist Holding and its affiliated companies do not count among these third persons. Data subjects have the right at any time, to withdraw their consent which they had separately declared beforehand via the separate double opt-in procedure. Upon withdrawal of consent, the personal data is deleted from the controller’s data. We consider a cancellation of the newsletter subscription automatically as a withdrawal of consent.


Social Media

Facebook

On this website, we apply features of Facebook, a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Eire. During a visit to our website, information may be transmitted to Facebook. Facebook’s published privacy policy, which is available unde

r https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, reveals information on the collection, processing and usage of personal data by Facebook. 


 

YouTube

On this website, we apply features of the YouTube video service: YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you access pages on our website which contain embedded YouTube videos, data is transmitted, stored and evaluated by YouTube. To find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for, please access https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.


 

Twitter

On this website, we apply features of Twitter, a social media network of Twitter International, 1 Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Eire. For this reason, personal data may be transmitted to Twitter. If you wish to find out more about usage of your data by Twitter, please access Twitter’s privacy policy under 

https://twitter.com/en/privacy.


 

Google+

On this website, we apply features of Google+, the social media network of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you wish to use the all the features offered, you will require a Google account. To find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for, please a

ccess https://policies.google.com/privacy.


 

LinkedIn

On this website, we apply features of LinkedIn, a social media network of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access pages on our website which contain these features, data is transmitted, stored and evaluated by LinkedIn. The data protection regulations governing information collected by LinkedIn can be found under  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.


 

Xing

On this website, we apply features of the social media network XING pertaining to XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When you access pages on our website which contain these features, data is transmitted, stored and evaluated by XING. The data protection regulations governing information collected by XING can be found under  https://www.xing.com/privacy.


 


Changes to this privacy policy

Changes of this privacy policy by Ferag AG may take place at any time. The current, binding version of the privacy policy is posted online on this website.

Last updated: 25 May 2018
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