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Privacy PolicySPIE Switzerland Ltd.

SPIE on the subject of data protection

The privacy of personal data such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses is important to us. This is why our activities are carried out in accordance with data privacy and data security laws. In the following, you will find out what data about you we are allowed to process and how we use it.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, it is always optional whenever possible. This data is not shared with third parties without your explicit consent.

Please be aware that security vulnerabilities can occur when transferring data over the Internet (e.g. during e-mail communications). It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.

Third parties are hereby explicitly forbidden to use the contact information that is published as legally required by the ‘Impressum’ for unsolicited advertisements and informational materials. The operators of the website reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertisements are sent, e.g. via spam emails.

Furthermore, it may be necessary to share your data with other business units within our group. In this case, we will observe the data privacy regulations. Additionally, courts, law enforcement authorities and other legally appointed authorities are by law able to retrieve data and request information. Your personal data may be shared with the following recipients: our parent company SPIE S.A., France, IT service providers, waste disposal providers, authorities, official agencies and banks.

Cookies

When visiting our website, we may store information known as ‘cookies’ on your computer. ‘Cookies’ are small text files that are copied from a Web server to your computer. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain in which the cookie was issued to you. Cookies cannot run programs or infect your computer with viruses. The cookies we use do not contain any personal data and are also not merged with ones that do.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are necessary to keep your visit consistent, i.e. to ensure that your information is preserved during the session, for example. These session cookies are automatically deleted after the session.
You have the option of accepting or rejecting cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can usually change the browser settings to have cookies be rejected. If cookies are rejected, many website functions may no longer be usable. If cookies are accepted, the accepted cookies can be deleted at a later time. For example, in Internet Explorer cookies can be deleted by selecting ‘Extras’ > ‘Delete Browser History’ and clicking the button ‘Delete Cookies’. If the cookies are deleted, all the settings that the cookies control, including advertising settings, are deleted and can possibly no longer be restored.

Facebook-Plugins

Our website uses plugins from the social network ‘Facebook’, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or ‘like button’ on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When visiting our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your computer and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook ‘like button’ while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content on our website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit to our website to your user account. Please note that as operators of the website, we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to assign the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site. The website provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When visiting one of our webpages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection is established with the YouTube servers. During this, the YouTube server is notified which of our webpages you visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your web-browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information about the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies', text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA and stored there.

Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activity for the operators of the website and develop additional services relating to the website and internet usage. If necessary, Google will also provide this information to third parties when required by law or if third parties are processing the data for Google. Google will never connect your IP address with other Google data.

The installation of cookies can be prevented via the respective setting in your browser. However, please note that in doing so you may not be able to take full advantage of the website’s functionality. By using this website, you agree that the data Google collected about may be processed as previously described and for the purpose previously described.

Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google AdSense uses so-called 'cookies', text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the website’s use. Google AdSense also uses so-called Web beacons (invisible graphics). Web beacons enable the evaluation of information, such as the visitor traffic on these pages.

The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookies and Web beacons (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA and stored there. Google may share this information with Google contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any of your other data that was stored.

The installation of cookies can be prevented via the respective setting in your browser. However, please note that in doing so you may not be able to take full advantage of the website’s functionality. By using this website, you agree that the data Google collected about may be processed as previously described and for the purpose previously described.

Information, correction and deletion

You have the right to be provided with, free of charge, information about your personal data, its source and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well the right to correct and delete the data. If you have any questions regarding this or personal data in general, please contact us at the following address: 

Liability for contents

The content of our website was created with great diligence. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the content. We exclude all liability in this regard.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external third-party websites, over whose content we have no control. We, therefore, can accept no liability for this external content. The respective website operator carries all responsibility for the linked websites. The linked websites were checked for possible legal violations at the time they were linked. No illegal content was found at the time the websites were linked. Continuous content monitoring of the linked websites is not possible without specific evidence of unlawful content. We will immediately remove these types of links upon becoming aware of any legal violations.

Copyright

The website's content and works created by the website operator are protected by copyright law. The reproduction, editing and distribution and any type of use beyond what is permitted under copyright requires the written authorisation of the respective author or creator. Downloading or copying this website is only permitted for private, non-commercial use. If the content on this website was not created by the website operator, the copyright of third parties must be observed. Content by third parties is identified as such. However, if you still happen to come across any copyright violations, we kindly ask that you notify us about it. We will immediately remove this type of content upon notification of any legal violations.

Applicable Law

All information or data, its use and registration on SPIE websites as well as all actions, tolerations or omissions in connection with the SPIE websites are subject exclusively to Swiss law.All information or data, its use and registration on SPIE websites as well as any action, sufferance or omission in connection with SPIE websites are subject exclusively to Swiss law.

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