Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Scope and Applicability

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"). This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") sets out how the Company uses and protects any information that you (the "User") provide to the Company when you use this Website. It applies in connection with the terms of use of the Website (the "Terms of Use") here. The Company reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time without prior no-tice. Only the current Privacy Policy shall apply.

2. Data the Company collects from the User

2.1 General

In the process of the User's usage of the Website, the Company collects certain data from the User and uses such data for different purposes. The type of data collected by the Company and the Company's usage of such data depend on the data in question. In that regard, this Privacy Policy differentiates between the following categories of data (all as described in this Privacy Policy; see below for more information on which data is collected and how such data is used):

2.2 Anonymous Data

Anonymous data collected by the Company includes the following ("Anonymous Data"):

2.3 Log Data

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:

2.4 Personal 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:

3. Usage of the collected Data by the Company

3.1 Anonymous Data

The Anonymous Data is used to anonymously analyze the usage of the Website and for related anonymous statistical purposes only.

3.2. Log Data

Log Data is used exclusively for the operation of the Website. The usage of Log Data as Anonymous Data according to this Privacy Policy, however, remains reserved.

3.3. Personal Data

The Company uses the Personal Data for the following purposes:

To the extent necessary, the Company may forward Personal Data to other companies of the group of companies the Company belongs to, including the following companies, it being understood that any such transmission will only be effected in accordance with this Privacy Policy:

The Company will only use the Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, the Company reserves the right to use the Personal Data for other purposes, provided such usage for other purposes is mandated or permitted by applicable law.

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.

4. Control of Personal Data

The User has the right to request information about what Personal Data the Company has saved in relation to such User. The User may also request that such Personal Data is cor-rected or deleted and the User may at any point opt out of the Company using Personal Data for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.
Such requests shall be addressed to: swiss[at]

5. Analytics Software

5.1. General

The Website uses analytics software. Currently, the Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").Google Analytics uses Cookies (see below for more information about Cookies).

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.

The Company shall be free to change the analytics software it uses at any time. Such changes will be reflected in this Privacy Policy at such time.

5.2. Google Analytics Browser Opt-out

To provide Website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the Website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the Website itself.

Additional information about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on can be obtained here.

6. Content and Services of other Providers

6.1. General

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.

6.2. Social Media

The Website uses plugins of third-party social media providers (collectively "Social Media Plugins" of the respective "Social Media Provider"), including the following:

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:

7. Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites of interest. This Privacy Policy only applies to the Website, but not to such linked websites owned and/or operated by third parties. Once the User has used these links to leave the Website, the Company does not have any control over that other website. Even though the Company uses its best efforts to make sure that such websites meet only highest standards, the Company shall not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which the User provides whilst visiting such sites. The User should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

8. Data storage

The Company will store the Personal Data on a server located in Switzerland.

9. Cookies

9.1. General

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.

9.2. Google Analytics cookies

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.

9.3. List of cookies

The list below shows the Cookies the Website uses and what information they store:

Cookie nameCookie descriptionDuration
• _ga• GA1.2.xxxxxxx.1482758273• 2 years
• _gat_UA-39107730-1 • 1• When sessions expires
• cookieconsent• yes• 1 yea

10. Security and Confidentiality

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.

11. Contact details

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]

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