DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY

The protection of your personal data and your private sphere are very important to us. Our intention in issuing this declaration is to describe to you how we will deal with your personal data.

DATA PROCESSING OFFICE AND INFORMATION

The office and service provider responsible for the processing is Baumer Holding AG, Hummelstrasse 17, 8501 Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Please address any questions about our Web site or these remarks to marketing@baumer.com.

WHAT ARE PERSONAL DATA?

“Personal data” are defined by law as “any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person”. Examples of such information are name, address, e-mail address, or other information which can be traced back to a specific natural person.

COLLECTION AND UTILIZATION OF PERSONAL DATA

Visiting our website does not require the provision of any personal data. We use data which you have voluntarily made available to us on our website or by e-mail (e.g., your name, your e-mail address, or your telephone number) for the purpose of handling your queries (e.g., with respect to job announcements or subscriptions to Newsletters or for document download (white paper, etc.)).

When providing the abovementioned personal data, you give your consent to Baumer Holding AG, Hummelstrasse 17, 8501 Frauenfeld, Switzerland, and its subsidiaries and/or distribution partners of the Baumer Group to use the provided data for establishing contact with you, for sending information about the content and/or products you have selected by e-Mail or to contact you by phone for sales and marketing purposes. You can revoke your declaration of consent at any time, with future effect, either by sending written notification to Baumer Group, Group Marketing, Hummelstr. 17, 8501 Frauenfeld, or by e-mail to marketing@baumer.com.

“It is possible that as part of the newsletter mailing process or for document download (white paper, etc) we may process will usage data to create anonymous user profiles for market research, advertising, or newsletter design in alignment with need. You may refuse your consent for this use at any time by writing to marketing@baumer.com.”

Personal data will be disclosed to third parties only in the amount required for their processing, for corresponding information to the distribution partners of the Baumer Group or where legally obligated to disclose.

ENGAGEMENT OF SERVICES FOR WEB ANALYSIS

Tools from WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) are used on our Web site for the analysis of Web site usage for the purpose of optimizing our Internet site. This involves the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files which are copied onto your hard drive by a Web server. They contain information enabling identification of your computer. User data — namely, the IP addresses — are collected, processed, and saved. Collected IP addresses are shortened, making them anonymous, immediately after collection. The collected data are collected and processed in Germany by WiredMinds AG. WiredMinds AG uses the information left by visits to the Web site to create anonymized usage profiles. The information reveals what search engines, partner sites, links, or other Web sites directed users to our Web site, the duration of the stay on our Web site, and the sections that were clicked and the click sequence during the usage of our Web site. With the exception of usage profiles for the holders of static IP addresses, all of the usage profiles are completely anonymized.

The data gathered by WiredMinds AG in this way will not, without your specifically granting your consent, be used to identify you personally and will not be united with the personal data about the person behind the pseudonym. You can object to the collection, processing, and saving of the data at any time.

Moreover, we make use of Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is also based on cookies and makes it possible to analyze the use of the Web site. We have enabled the IP anonymization for our Web site so that Google shortens the IP addresses automatically transmitted with the usage information within the European Union or in another country of the European Economic Area before the data are forwarded and saved in the USA. IP addresses are sent to a Google server in the USA and not shortened until they are there only in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of the Web site for us, to prepare reports about the Web site activities, and to perform other services related to Web site and Internet usage. The procedure of IP anonymization described here has been agreed between Google Inc. and the Hamburg Officer for Data Protection and Information Freedom and is recognized as being in compliance with data protection regulations (cf. the relevant press release on the site of the HmbBfDI).

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not united with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by making the relevant setting in your browser. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the Web site (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link.

DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY

We store your personal data on servers located in Germany. Some of the processing is done in Switzerland. The data collected by WiredMinds AG during the Web analysis remain in Germany.

You can view, modify, and delete the data you submitted during the course of your registration at any time by accessing your user account. Deletion is not possible if and when the data are required for the performance of services you are using, in particular the execution and performance of contracts. The data will be blocked upon the termination of the contractual relationship and finally deleted as soon as the statutory or contractual retention period has expired.