2. Collection, use and processing of personal and company data
When you visit www.big-swiss.com, certain data is automatically stored on our servers or on servers of services and products that we purchase and/or have installed for system administration, statistical, security or tracking purposes. This is the case:
- the name of your Internet service provider
- your IP address (under certain circumstances)
- the version of your browser software
- The operating system of the computer with which www.big-swiss.com was accessed.
- the date
- the time
- the website from which you are visiting www.big-swiss.com
- the keywords you used to find www.big-swiss.com
Under certain circumstances, this data may allow conclusions to be drawn about a particular visitor. However, personal data is not used in this context.
By registering as a user and entering your data at www.big-swiss.com, you consent to your data being used for service-related purposes.
Furthermore, you agree that your data can be used for advertising measures / advertising purposes of third parties. If you do not consent to the use of your data for advertising purposes, you can prohibit this at any time by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by e-mail.
3. Disclosure to third parties
Your data will be transferred to our partners (third parties) as far as the order processing makes it necessary. If we pass on data to external service providers, technical and organisational measures are taken to ensure that the data is passed on in accordance with the statutory provisions on data protection. If you make personal or company data available to us on your own initiative, we will not use, process or pass on this data beyond the scope permitted by law or by you in a declaration of consent. In addition, we only pass on your data to external service providers insofar as this is necessary for the execution of the contract and they have agreed to the corresponding confidentiality and due diligence provisions. In addition, we will only pass on your data if we are obliged to do so by law or by official or court orders.
4. Information, deletion and correction
You can request information about your data stored by us at any time. We ask you to send a request for information by e-mail to the address below. Together with the request, proof of identity to the same address is required.
You have the possibility to request the deletion or correction of your data at any time. You are of course also entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the use or processing of personal data with effect for the future. We kindly ask you to send us an e-mail to email@example.com for this purpose.
Stored data will be deleted by us if they are no longer needed for the stated purpose.
With regard to the deletion of data, it should be noted that we are subject to certain legal obligations, which provide for certain data a retention obligation. We have to comply with this obligation. If you wish the deletion of data which are subject to the legal storage obligation, the data will be blocked in our system and only used to fulfil the legal storage obligations. Once the retention period has expired, your request for deletion will be complied with.
5. Data Security
We will keep your data secure and therefore take all reasonable measures to protect your data from loss, access, misuse or alteration. Our employees and contractual partners who have access to your data are contractually bound to secrecy and compliance with data protection regulations. In some cases it may be necessary for us to pass on your inquiries to companies affiliated with us. Your data will also be treated confidentially in these cases.
To facilitate the use of our website www.big-swiss.com we use so-called cookies. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are temporarily stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer and are required for the use of our website www.big-swiss.com. The information contained in the cookies thus serves to control the session, in particular to improve navigation, and enables a high degree of user-friendliness of a website. The cookies we use do not store any personal information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can avoid this by changing the settings of your browser. You can remove cookies stored on your PC at any time by deleting the temporary Internet files (browser bar “Extras-Internet Options”).
Deactivating cookies may prevent you from using all the functions of our portal.
7.1 Facebook plugins
On our website, plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button (“Like”) or “Share” button (“Share”) on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. The content of the plug-in is transferred directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website by it. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visiting our pages with your user account. The information from your interaction is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook.
Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and tailoring Facebook Pages to your needs. To this end, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.
For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy statement at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate visiting our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account before using our website.
Our web pages use so-called social plugins from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. An overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.
If you visit a page on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser will connect directly to Instagram’s servers. Instagram sends the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrates it into the page. This integration tells Instagram that your browser has accessed the appropriate page on our site, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transferred directly from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Instagram” button, this information is also sent directly to and stored on an Instagram server. The information is also published to your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts.
If you do not want Instagram to associate the data collected through our website directly with your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can also use add-ons for your browser to completely prevent Instagram plugins from loading, e.g. the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
7.3 Google Adwords
Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you reach www.big-swiss.com via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer. These cookies lose their validity after a predefined period and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website again and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google may recognize that you have clicked on an ad and have been forwarded by it. Cookies vary from customer to customer, each receiving its own. The Conversion Cookie tells us the total number of users who clicked on an ad and were directed to an appropriate page. However, we do not receive any personal information that could identify you as a user.
If you do not want tracking, you can set a Do Not Track cookie or set your browser to block cookies from the “googleleadservices.com” domain.
7.4 Google Tag Manager
Our website uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed through an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it remains valid for all tracking tags if they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.
With the registration to the newsletter you announce your email and can optionally enter your name. In addition, your IP address and the date of registration will also be stored during registration, the latter only for evidence purposes in the event of abusive registration. We use the list provider MailChimp to send our newsletter. MailChimp is an offer of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318 (“Rocket”). The data stored during registration is encrypted and transmitted to Rocket and stored by Rocket. After registration, MailChimp will send you an e-mail to confirm your registration. In addition, MailChimp offers various analysis options on how the sent newsletters are opened and used, e.g. how many users an e-mail was sent to, whether e-mails were rejected and whether users unsubscribed from the list after receiving an e-mail. However, these analyses are only group-related and are not used by us for individual evaluation. MailChimp also uses the Google Analytics analysis tool from Google, Inc. and may include it in its newsletters. Further details on data protection at MailChimp www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
7.6 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie (browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL previously visited website, IP address, time of server query) about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, 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 where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.