Security and confidentiality
2. Our Principles for Protecting Your Personal Data
In the following, the terms "personal data" (GDPR) and "person data" (DSG) are used interchangeably. In principle, we only collect your personal data when it is necessary for the purpose pursued, such as in the context of providing services to you, and the purpose is recognizable to you. However, we also collect personal data in pseudonymized form for marketing purposes, such as through setting cookies on your website. If you do not want this, you can change your browser settings, as explained in sections 10-12 below, or you can disable or reject certain cookies when first entering our website. You can visit our site without providing any personal information. We only store access data without personal reference, such as the name of your internet service provider, the page from which you visit us, or the name of the requested file. These data are exclusively evaluated for improvement and do not allow conclusions to be drawn about your person. Personal data such as name, address, postal address, delivery address, telephone number, or email address will only be collected on our websites if you voluntarily provide them to us when placing an order, uploading an image, or registering for our newsletters, or if you use the contact function on the website or contact us in other ways, such as by email. The data is used for sending newsletters or mailings only with the prior explicit consent of the requester. This consent can be revoked at any time without stating reasons and with effect for the future (privacy.ryag[at]rychiger.com).
3. Processing of Your Personal Data
1. Mandatory Fields and Voluntary Information
Please note that there are mandatory fields for all data collection on the website. These are marked with an asterisk, and providing input to process your request is required. All other information is voluntary. If you provide information in the other fields, they will be evaluated for statistical purposes and to improve our offerings.
2. Purpose Binding
Personal data that you transmit to us will be used for the purposes for which you sent them to us. These include processing your request, sending our newsletters, or handling your order.
3. Use for Other Purposes, Especially Advertising Purposes
If you have expressly consented to the use for advertising purposes, we will also use your personal data for informational mailings containing current information about our products, services, and offers, via email. If you do not wish to receive this, please object to the receipt of such information byclicking here.
4. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
5. Transfer of Personal Data Abroad
6. Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block, or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for any other questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time by clicking here.
7. Data Security
Your personal data exchanged with us on the website is generally transmitted in encrypted form, which corresponds to the current state of technology. We secure our website and other systems with technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.
To make your visit to our website attractive and enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files with configuration information that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e., after closing your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is not shared with third parties. You can delete locally stored cookies on your computer at any time or configure your browser to notify you about the setting of cookies and decide on an individual basis whether to accept them or reject them, or to generally exclude the acceptance of cookies. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited. Implementing your objection may require configuring a permanent cookie on your computer. To avoid configuring your browser or installing your own cookies, you can refuse the setting of all non-technically necessary cookies or a specific selection of cookies when you first visit our website (cookie banner).
Below you will find the exact wording of your data protection consents, as far as you have given such consents:
I am aware that I can withdraw my consent at any time with effect for the future via the contact form.
10. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies," which are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We would like to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended with the code "anonymizeIp" to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
If you have agreed to link your web and app browser history to your Google Account and to use information from your Google Account to personalize ads, Google will use your data in conjunction with Google Analytics data to create target audience lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google Analytics will first collect your Google-authenticated ID on our website, which is linked to your Google Account (personal data). Subsequently, Google Analytics will temporarily link your ID to your Google Analytics data in order to optimize our target audiences.
If you do not agree with this, you can disable it through the settings in your Google Account under "My Account."
This website also uses the "demographics and interests" feature of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender, and interests of website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be associated with any specific individual. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data as described in the "Objection to data collection" section.
11. Google Tag Manager
The Google Tag Manager is used to manage so-called "Website Tags" via the interface provided by Google. The interface itself does not collect personal data; it is defined specifically by users or by us. We collect usage data related to the download behavior of public documents on our website.
12. Data Collection by Other Service Providers in the Area of Usage-Based Online Advertising
We automatically analyze known information about your usage behavior on our website using cookies. This includes continuously linking user-specific historical and future data that we have available through various analytics tools, analyzing, aggregating, pseudonymizing, and anonymizing user behavior across offerings. To improve our data basis, we may use publicly available data or data from third parties. Insights gained from your use of our offerings can be used and exploited in the context of analyzing user behavior at other participating companies, primarily using pseudonymized or anonymized data.
We are entitled to commission third parties with the technical implementation of advertising measures and advertising for ourselves and are entitled to pass on your data for this purpose.
13. Notes on External Links
The website contains links to third-party websites ("external links") over whose content and design Rychiger AG has no influence. The respective operator of the linked website is solely responsible for the content and accuracy of the information provided there. At the time of linking, no legal violations were apparent to Rychiger AG. Rychiger AG has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked websites.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and agree to receive the newsletter. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not share it with third parties.
The consent given for the storage of data, the email address, and its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example, via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
15. Changes to Data Protection Regulations
On September 1, 2023, the new data protection law came into effect in Switzerland. We have taken this opportunity to review our existing data protection statement, revise it as necessary, and ensure compatibility with the new law and the EU GDPR. Any future significant changes will be incorporated to ensure the confidentiality of your personal data at the level required by applicable law.