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Privacy

Last modified : 24.01.2018

General

SCHURTER makes every effort to protect the privacy of its customers and has taken precautionary measures to ensure that information provided by customers/browsers or registered as subscribers to e-mail lists remains private, protected against loss and misuse or alteration. You can navigate most of SCHURTER's websites without entering personal data. Only for the delivery of products and reactions to inquiries we need a registration.

In this privacy policy we inform the users about the type, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data as well as any passing on of data to third parties. To ensure that this information is accessible to you at the beginning of the usage process and always, you will find a link to this privacy policy on every SCHURTER website. The following data protection information applies to this and all other websites that refer to this data protection information.

Information we collect

We collect information to provide better services to all users and to stay in contact with you after your visit to the SCHURTER website.

Transparency and choice

Everyone has different concerns about data protection. The aim of SCHURTER is to clarify what information we collect so that you can make meaningful decisions about its use.

Information provided by us

Some of the services of SCHURTER allow you to share information with others. Remember, when you publicly disclose information that this information may be indexed by search engines, including Google.

Non-personal data

As a rule, you can visit SCHURTER websites without having to provide any personal data. Location information on your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the website from which you are visiting SCHURTER and the web pages that you view at SCHURTER, the number, date and time of your visits and search terms that you enter in the search and that you entered to access the web pages of SCHURTER. Your identity remains completely anonymous. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes and to determine the acceptance and attractiveness of this website and to improve its contents.

Collection and use of personal data

In some places on the SCHURTER web pages, various forms are offered, e. g. for product or service offers, registration, enquiries, contact, order, applications or newsletter functions. Personal data will only be collected and processed if you use these services from SCHURTER and voluntarily provide the data necessary for processing your request.

If you decide to provide us with information such as company name, department, address, e-mail address or other personal data, SCHURTER may store, process and evaluate these data and forward them to authorized sales companies or other contractual partners of SCHURTER, exclusively for maintaining the customer relationship with you, in particular for your information about the offer of SCHURTER products.

Personal data from applications, however, will only be passed on to affiliated companies or other third parties upon explicit request and consent of the person concerned. This also applies to the storage of application data beyond the usual duration of the application process.

Information provided by us

We do not pass on any personal data to companies, organizations or persons outside of SCHURTER, except in one of the following circumstances:

For external processing

We make personal data available to SCHURTER's partners, other trustworthy companies or persons who process them on behalf of SCHURTER. This is done on the basis of SCHURTER's instructions and in accordance with the privacy policy of SCHURTER as well as other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

For legal reasons

We will pass on personal data to companies, organizations or persons outside of SCHURTER if we can assume in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to access, use, store or pass on this data in order to be able to do so:

• to comply with applicable laws, regulations or legal proceedings or to comply with an enforceable administrative order.

• to enforce applicable terms of use, including investigation of possible violations.

• detect, prevent or otherwise combat fraud, security deficiencies or technical problems

• to protect the rights, property or safety of SCHURTER, the users or the public against damage, as far as legally permissible or necessary.

Cookies

When you visit a SCHURTER website, it is possible that information in the form of a "cookie" is stored on your computer to automatically recognize it the next time you visit it. For example, cookies allow you to customize a website to suit your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to enter it each time.

You can also set your browser in such a way that all cookies, including those linked to the SCHURTER services, are blocked or that a message is displayed as soon as a cookie is set. However, keep in mind that many services may not work properly if you have cookies disabled.

Google Analytics

The SCHURTER website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (" Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for evaluating your website use, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will in no case associate your IP address with other Google data.

By using the SCHURTER web pages, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Links to other websites

The websites of SCHURTER contain links to other websites. The links do not mean that SCHURTER endorses or adopts the content of the linked pages. The linked sites are not under the control of SCHURTER and therefore SCHURTER assumes no responsibility for these links, their content and data protection strategy and the possible transmission of data through them.

Data transmission

The transmission of data over the Internet is not completely secure. The use of the technologies used by SCHURTER for data transmission is at the user's own risk.

Unauthorized access and security

SCHURTER protects your data against unauthorized access, loss or destruction by means of technical and organizational measures. SCHURTER's safety measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. It cannot be completely ruled out that unauthorized third parties such as hackers may gain access to SCHURTER's websites and the information contained therein. SCHURTER is not responsible for any damage that may occur as a result.

Accessing and updating your personal data

Some of the services of SCHURTER can only be accessed by certain persons who must enter a password and provide personal information.

Whenever you use SCHURTER services, SCHURTER endeavours to give you access to your personal data. Should this data be inaccurate, SCHURTER will endeavour to provide you with the opportunity to update or remove it quickly - unless SCHURTER must keep this data for legitimate business or legal purposes.

SCHURTER strives to provide the services in a manner that protects the data from accidental or deliberate destruction. For this reason, SCHURTER does not immediately delete any remaining copies of data that you have deleted from SCHURTER services from the active servers and does not remove this data from the backup systems.

Right of withdrawal

You can revoke any consent given to SCHURTER for the collection or processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. Upon receipt of your revocation by SCHURTER, your data will be deleted immediately, insofar as it is not necessary for the execution of any contractual usage relationship with you or for the protection of SCHURTER's legitimate business interests, or if it is contrary to statutory storage obligations.

Changes

The privacy policy of SCHURTER may change from time to time. SCHURTER will not limit your rights under this privacy policy without your express consent.

Right to information, correction and deletion

In accordance with the applicable law, we will be happy to provide you with information on the personal data stored about you upon your written request, and on your written instruction we will also correct or delete any such data. If there are legal storage obligations for the data, the data will only be blocked for further use. Please send all such enquiries in text form (by letter or e-mail) to SCHURTER at:

SCHURTER AG | Werkhofstrasse 8-12 | 6002 Luzern | Switzerland | +41 41 369 31 11 | contact@schurter.ch

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