This also applies - and in particular - to cooperation with partners and third parties which we use for the processing of contracts.
Our data protection practice is therefore consistent with the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and, where applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
2. Accountable authority / EU-Representative
In cases referred to in Article 3, paragraph 2 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation; GDPR) and in accordance with Article 27 of GDPR as representative in the EU is designated:
You may reach our EU representative at: info(at)alquant.com
2b. Accountable authority
Responsibility for the processing of personal data is with:
Tel.: +41 41 661 23 45
For any request related to the protection of your personal information, please contact our privacy officer at: compliance(at)alquant.com.
3. Personal Data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; a natural person is considered as being identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person. This includes, for example, your name, your telephone number, your address, as well as all inventory data that you provide us with when registering and creating your client account. Statistical data or anonymised data, which we collect, for example, when you visit our web shop and which cannot be directly linked to your person, is not covered here.
4. Purposes of Data Collection
a) The collection and processing of this data is carried out for the purpose of contract compliance, for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (connection establishment), to ensure system security and stability on a permanent basis, to optimise our web presence, and for internal statistical purposes. We collect, store and process personal data solely in accordance with the applicable statutory regulations and insofar as this is both necessary and required to fulfil and improve the contractual performance obligations between us and the user / client. This also includes the storage of data for any warranty claims after the end of the contract.
b) In addition, we use your data within the scope of applicable law for our own marketing purposes in order to optimise our web presence and to draw your attention to services that might be of particular interest to you.
c) In addition, collection, processing and use of personal data only takes place if you have given your consent.
Alquant likes to inform you regularly about current topics and projects around our field of activity via the newsletter. You will receive a newsletter from us only upon express request. We use the opt-in process to send the newsletter, which means that you will receive our newsletter by email provided that you have previously explicitly registered for newsletter delivery. When you have registered for the newsletter, your email address will be used together with your consent for our own promotional purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. We are entitled to commission third parties for the technical handling of promotional activities and are entitled to pass on your data for this purpose.
The data provided by you when registering for the newsletter (name and email address) will be stored and used only to send the newsletter.
6. Legal basis for processing
7. Legitimate interests for processing
In addition to the aforementioned legal basis for data processing, we also process data based on our legitimate interests. This applies in particular, but is not limited to, processing for marketing and promotional purposes. We pursue, in particular, the following interests:
- ensuring potential use of the website
- preventing fraud
- ensuring the security and stability of IT systems
- our own marketing purposes
- internal statistical purposes
Alquant is entitled to pass your personal data on to third parties abroad if this is required for the execution of the contract. These third parties are bound to the same level of data protection as the provider. If the level of data protection in one country does not correspond to the Swiss level, we contractually ensure that the protection of your personal data corresponds at all times to that in Switzerland.
9. Duration of retention
We retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to comply with applicable laws, or as we deem appropriate, or as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected. We will block or delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer needed and definitely on expiry of the statutory maximum retention period.
You can request your personal data to be deleted at any time by sending us a corresponding request to compliance(at)alquant.com. We will comply with your request promptly provided we are not required to retain it for other reasons or need it, for example for the enforcement of claims.
10. Further data sources
In addition to the data that we collect directly from you, we also obtain data from public registers (such as the Commercial Register) and from third-party providers.
Since data sources vary according to the client, no general information can be given regarding said sources. If desired, we are of course willing to disclose our sources of data to you in detail.
11. User rights
11.1. Right of Revocation
Insofar as you have given us consent to collect, store and use personal data in regard to the website or our services, you can revoke this consent at any time. The revocation can be sent by email or in writing to the contact above in section 2: Accountable Authority. The effects of the revocation are limited to the storage and use of personal data, which may not be stored and used without your prior consent based on statutory permission. The revocation also has no effect on previous processing procedures made on the basis of the consent.
11.2. Further rightsa) Information
On written request, we will give you information at any time about your stored personal data. The request for information must be made in writing and with proof of identity (copy of ID, passport or other official identification document). Exercising this right is free of charge once a year; for any further request, we reserve the right to charge for cost incurred.b) Correction, deletion, restriction of processing
In addition, you have the option of having your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted by us at any time. Please contact the authority, details of which can be found in section 2. Excluded from deletion is solely the data which we need for the completion of outstanding tasks or for the enforcement of existing rights and claims, also data which we are obliged to keep due to statutory regulations. Such data will be blocked.c) Right of appeal
We attach great importance to safeguarding the rights of our clients and therefore also to the protection of your personal data. Nevertheless, should you be of the opinion that we process your data unlawfully, you can contact us at any time on +41 41 661 23 45 or by email compliance(at)alquant.com with details of your concern. We will address your concerns to the best of our ability.
If, contrary to expectation, our client service cannot provide you with satisfactory assistance, you can submit your concern to the Federal Data Protection Supervisor at any time as a formal complaint, which will then be investigated.d) Data portability
Upon written request, you also have the right to receive personal data relating to you in a structured, current, machine-readable format (pdf file) for transmission to a third party. We reserve the right to charge for cost incurred.
We use session-based, temporary cookies: these do not remain on your computer. When you leave our pages, the temporary cookie will also be discarded. With the help of the information gathered, we can analyse the usage patterns and structures of our website and optimise it by improving content or personalisation and simplifying use.
In addition, we use persistent cookies: these remain on your computer to simplify shopping, personalisation and registration services on your next visit. For example, these cookies may record what you have chosen to buy while you continue to shop. Also, you only need to enter your password once on web pages that require login. Persistent cookies can be manually removed by the user. They delete themselves after a certain time has elapsed.
Cookies are also used by some of our advertising partners (third-party cookies). These cookies help us tailor our site to the specific needs of our clients, for example, by showing advertisements that might actually interest you. Using these cookies enables us to gather information about which products you have viewed or searched for or which pages you have previously visited. These cookies are stored on your hard drive and delete themselves after a certain time. There is also no personal information stored in the cookies used by our advertising partners. Use is pseudonymised so that no conclusion is drawn on your identity.
Most browsers (such as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) accept cookies by default. You can allow or block temporary and persistent cookies in the security settings - independently of each other. However, we should point out that certain features are not available on our website and some websites may not display properly if you disable cookies.
The data stored in our cookies will not be linked to your personal data (name, address etc.) without your express consent.
13. Liability for links
Alquant expressly states hereby that at the time of setting links no illegal contents were identifiable on the pages to be linked. We have no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of linked pages. Therefore, we hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from all contents of all linked pages which are changed after setting the link. This statement applies to all links and references on our web presence. Regarding illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular, for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, only the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable and not whoever simply sets the link to the respective publication.
14. Web analysis
14.1. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google) for needs-based design of websites. We only receive data evaluations with no personal references.
You can prevent cookies being installed by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we should point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected on you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
15. Security measures
We apply technical and organisational security measures to appropriately protect your personal information from unauthorised access, abuse, accidental or intentional manipulation, loss or destruction. To protect your privacy, we use a secure connection for our website, which you can see from the ‘https’ (https stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) at the very beginning of the address bar in your browser. In this way, the connection is encrypted via SSL/TSL and your data cannot be intercepted by third parties. Technical security measures to protect your personal data are regularly checked and, if necessary, updated. These principles also apply to companies which process and use personal data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions.
Hergiswil, 13th of November 2020