ELPRO-BUCHS AG with its head office in 9470 Buchs (SG), Switzerland (Langaeulistrasse 45), registration number CHE-103.666.035, (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") owns and operates this website (hereinafter referred to as the "Website").
• Anonymous Data
• Log Data
• Personal Data
Anonymous data collected by the Company includes the following ("Anonymous Data"):
• The browser type and version
• General information regarding the operating system
• The current date and time
Each time the Website is accessed (including each time a file is downloaded from the Website), data relating to such access by the User is saved in a log file (the "Log Data"). The Log Data includes in particular:
• Site from which the accessed file was requested by the User
• Name of the file requested
• Date and time of the request
• Amount of data transferred
• Status of the access (e.g. file transferred, file not found, etc.)
• IP-address data
The Company collects personal data of the User, i.e. information that permits the Company to identify the User. The collection of such personal data from the User is limited to data that the User has provided to the Company voluntarily by entering such data in respective input fields on the Website and data relating to the User's interests and preferences obtained and interpreted from the User's actions on the Website (collectively, "Personal Data"). Such Personal Data includes in particular:
• Name (first name)
• Surname (last name)
• Job Title
• Phone no
The Anonymous Data is used to anonymously analyze the usage of the Website and for related anonymous statistical purposes only.
The Company uses the Personal Data for the following purposes:
• To get in touch with the User due to and based on the User's request.
• Customization of the Website and its products (including the selection of advertisements displayed to the User on the Website and elsewhere), all according to the interests and preferences of the User.
• General improvement of the products and services of the Company.
• The Company may send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which the Company thinks the User may find interesting based on its usage of the Website using the email address and other contact data which the User has provided.
• From time to time, the Company may also use the Personal Data to contact the User for market research purposes.
• Internal record keeping.
• ELPRO Messtechnik GmbH (see company profile here)
• ELPRO Services, Inc. (see company profile here)
• ELPRO UK Ltd. (see company profile here)
• ELPRO Nordic ApS (see company profile here)
• ELPRO Benelux B.V. (see company profile here)
• ELPRO PTE. LTD. (see company profile here)
If the User does not want the Personal Data to be used for marketing purposes by the Company, the User may notify the Company accordingly at any time, and the Company will then stop using the Personal Data for such purposes.
Such requests shall be addressed to: swiss[at]elpro.com
The information generated by the Cookie about the Users use of the Website (including the IP address of the User) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
Google will use this information on behalf of the Company for the purpose of evaluating the Users' use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for the Company and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage to the Company.
Additional information about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on can be obtained here.
The Website may utilize content of third party providers, such as graphics of other websites. This implicates that the third party providers of such content may recognize the IP address of the User, as the IP address is required for the transmission of the related data to the browser of the User.
The Company uses its best efforts to make sure that only such services of third party providers are used, which only use the IP address of the User in order to effect the presentation of such content. However, the Company cannot prevent that the third party provider uses the IP address for different purposes.
The Website uses plugins of third-party social media providers (collectively "Social Media Plugins" of the respective "Social Media Provider"), including the following:
• Facebook (operated by Facebook, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries)
• Twitter (operated by Twitter, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries)
• Google+ (operated by Google or any of its subsidiaries)
• LinkedIN (operated by Linkedin Corporation or any of its subsidiaries)
• YouTube (operated by Google or any of its subsidiaries)
• XING (operated by XING AG or any of its subsidiaries)
The Social Media Plugins of the Social Media Providers allow for special functions which the User might find useful or interesting. Such special functions include, for instance, the possibility to share certain content of the Website with third parties (e.g. by using the share function of Facebook) or to highlight the User's interest in the Website to third parties (e.g. by following the Company through a corresponding function of Twitter).
The User is hereby made aware of the fact that, if such Social Media Plugins are activated, the User's browser automatically creates a connection to the servers of these Social Media Providers. Therefore, the said Social Media Providers may be able to collect data from the User such as the IP address, the surfing patterns etc. even if the User does not use their services or the respective functions and/or the User is logged out of the respective website. If the User is logged in at such websites, the respective Social Media Providers may identify the User by a cookie set in the User's browser and/or the User's IP address, and link the User's visit of the Website to the User's profile with such service. If the User wants to avoid the collection of such data by the Social Media Provider, the User should make sure that he is logged out of the respective website of the Social Media Provider. However, as aforesaid, even when logged out, the Social Media Provider may collect and/or analyse data of the user due to the described implementation of the Social Media Plugin.
The Company has no influence on which data the Social Media Providers collect and how such data is used by the Social Media Providers.
The Social Media Providers provide information on the purpose and the scope of the collection and usage of data by the User, the User's rights and the corresponding options to safeguard the User's privacy. Such additional information can be found as follows:
• Facebook: facebook.com/about/privacy
• Twitter: twitter.com/privacy
• Google+: google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy
• LinkedIN: linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
• YouTube: google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy
• XING: xing.com/privacy
The Company will store the Personal Data on a server located in Switzerland.
A cookie ("Cookie") is a small file which is placed on the hard drive of the User's computer or device, provided that the User has set his/her browser to accept Cookies.
Cookies help the Company to analyse its Website traffic. Furthermore, Cookies let the Company know that it is the User who is visiting the Website. Cookies allow the Website to respond to the User as an individual. The Website is programmed so that it tailors itself to the needs, likes and dislikes of the User by gathering and remembering information about the User's interests and preferences, all of which is done by using Cookies.
Overall, Cookies help the Company to provide the User with a better Website, by enabling the Company to monitor which pages the User finds useful and interesting and which the User does not.
A cookie in no way gives the Company access to the computer of/or any information about the User, other than the data the User chooses to share with the Company.
The User can choose to accept or decline Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept Cookies, but the User can modify his browser setting to decline Cookies if he prefers to do so. Declining Cookies may however prevent the User from taking full advantage of the Website. For more information on Cookies and your browser settings please visit this website.
As stated above, the Company collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns by using Google Analytics Cookies. The Company does this to improve the Website. This information does not comprise any Personal Data. Data used for analytics purposes may however be associated with Personal Data gathered from this Website or otherwise.
More information about Google Analytics Cookies can be obtained here.
The list below shows the Cookies the Website uses and what information they store:
|Cookie name||Cookie description||Duration|
|• _ga||• GA1.2.xxxxxxx.1482758273||• 2 years|
|• _gat_UA-39107730-1||• 1||• When sessions expires|
|• cookieconsent||• yes||• 1 year|
The Company takes appropriate measures to safeguard the User's Personal Data against loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure. Such measures include the usage of networks which are secured by firewalls and passwords in line with industry standards.
As a Swiss entity, the Company is subject to Swiss data protection law and is as such obli-gated to safeguard the data of the Users.
In case of questions relating to the Company's usage of your Personal Data, you may contact the Company by writing an e-mail to swiss[at]elpro.com