Provider and Controller within the meaning of the Data Protection Law
Blaser Swisslube AG
3415 Hasle-Rüegsau, Switzerland
Tel. +41 34 460 01 01
Scope of Application
In this Data Protection Policy, users will find information about the way, the scope and the purpose of the collection and the use of their data collected and used by the provider in charge.
The legal framework for data protection is provided by the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and the Swiss Federal Act on Unfair Competition (UCA).
Collection of General Information
Every time you access this website, we and/or the webspace provider automatically collect information. This information, also referred to as server log files, is of general nature and cannot be used to identify you personally.
The collected information includes: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.
Without this data, we wouldn’t have the necessary technical means to provide and display some of this website’s contents. This is why we need to collect your data. Apart from that, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. You help us optimise our website and the technical means we use. Furthermore, we reserve the right to subsequently check the log files should we suspect that our website is used in an illegal way.
When comments or other contributions are made/published on our website, we save the IP address, the user name and the time of publication. This data is collected for security purposes, as the provider can be prosecuted for illegal contents (banned propaganda, insults etc.), even if those are made by third parties. In such cases, the information is used to determine the author’s identity.
Subscribing to commentaries
If persons using this website subscribe to any future comments, they will receive a confirmation e-mail. This e-mail is to make sure that the user is really the owner of the indicated e-mail address.
If you contact us via the online form or via e-mail, we save the data provided by you in order to be able to answer your query and to be able to ask any potential follow-up questions.
Integration of third services and contents
Our website offers contents and services by other providers. This includes e.g. the maps provided by Google Maps, YouTube videos, as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order to make sure that this data can be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, we require their IP address. Therefore, providers (hereafter referred to as “third providers”) collect the respective user’s IP address.
Even though we endeavour to only use third party providers that require your IP address solely for the purpose of providing content, we have no influence on whether your IP address potentially remains stored. In this case, the process is used, among other things, for statistical purposes. Should we be aware of the fact that your IP address is saved, we will draw your attention to it.
This website uses so-called cookies. Those are text files saved on your computer from the server. They contain information about your browser, your IP address, your operating system and your internet connection. We do not forward this data to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.
Cookies have two main functions. They help us make navigating through our website easier for you and allow us to ensure that our website is displayed correctly. They are not used to place viruses or to start programmes.
You can also view our website without cookies. To do this, you need to change the relevant settings in the browser. Please read up about your browser’s help function to find out how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may affect some of the website’s functionalities and restrict its user friendliness. The websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) help you manage online display cookies.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of our website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is normally transferred to a Google server in the United States and saved there. However, due to the activated IP anonymisation on these websites, Google will shorten your IP address before it is transferred between member states of the European Union or to other European Economic Area member states. It is only in exceptional cases that your full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shorten there.
Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s owner in order to analyse your use of the website, to create reports about the website activities and to provide to the website owner further services in connection to your use of this website and the internet. Google will not mix the IP address transferred by your browser for Google Analytics purposes with other data. You can prevent the cookies from being saved by making certain adjustments in your browser software. However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.
Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in under the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.
This website uses the online advertising programme “Google AdWords” and, as a consequence, conversion tracking. This means that Google AdWords will place a cookie on your computer if you landed on our website after clicking on a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to identify specific individuals. If the user visits specific pages on our website and if the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user has clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be traced via AdWords customers’ websites.
The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who decided to use conversion tracking. The customers will know the total number of visitors that have clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a page with an integrated conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that could be used to identify the user personally.
According to the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only save personal data for as long as necessary or as long as we are legally required to (statutory storage period). If the reason for collecting the information is no longer given or if the storage period has ended, we will lock or delete the data.
Your right to receive information, to have your data corrected, locked or deleted and to raise an objection
You have the right to request, upon application and free of charge, information regarding your personal data saved by us and/or to have your data corrected, locked or deleted. Exceptions: The statutory storage of data for business purposes or if the data is subject to the statutory storage requirements.
In this regard, please contact our data protection officer (you will find the contact data at the begining of the Data Protection Policy).
In order to be able to consider data locking at any time, it is necessary to keep the data for control purposes in a lock file. If there is no legal obligation to store data, you can also request us to delete your data. Otherwise, we will lock the data if you would like us to.
Changes to our Data Protection Policy
In order to make sure that our Data Protection Policy always complies with the current statutory regulations, we reserve the right to make changes to it at any time. This shall also apply if the Data Protection Policy needs to be adjusted due to new or revised offerings, e.g. new services. The new Data Protection Policy will apply next time you visit our website.