Protecting privacy and, in particular personal data, is something we consider extremely important. When processing personal data we therefore comply with the legal stipulations.
For you to be able to order, obtain or adapt services from us via the internet, we also have to register your data. This is necessary so that we can continuously modify and improve our services to take account of your needs.
When you visit our website or read our marketing e-mails we store various information. You have provided certain data yourself during the registration process for services, such as name, address and field of interest. Other non-personal data are stored as a result of technical processes, e.g. IP addresses. Other data is divulged when using specific services, e.g. when you order goods or services or when you contact us for any reason.
Business relationships with third parties
Our website and our marketing e-mails contain links to other websites. We have no influence on the way in which the providers of these linked websites use the information displayed on these pages. Should you have any queries, please contact the third parties directly. We are not responsible for compliance with the data privacy provisions or the contents of these websites.
In specific cases we employ cookies. A cookie is a small program that is transmitted from the web server to your internet browser and is stored on your computer. This enables us to identify you the next time you visit our website. Cookies and similar techniques are used to enable specific processes, services and transactions, e.g. when you are in an e-commerce shopping centre on the internet and use a virtual shopping basket. You can configure your browser either in such a way that a warning message appears on the screen before a cookie is stored, or even block cookies. You can also forgo the advantages of personal cookies. In this case, however, specific services may be unavailable.
Using and forwarding data
We process your data in order to provide our services. As a customer, you also agree to us using and processing your data for marketing purposes.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies“. These are text files, which are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of the websites that you have visited. The information generated by the cookie as a result of you visiting the website (including your IP address) is transmitted and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google takes advantage of this information to analyse your use of the websites, to compile reports about website activity for the website operator and for the provision of services relating to the use of the website and internet. If appropriate, Google will also transmit this information to third parties, insofar as this is a legal requirement, or where third parties process this data on the instructions of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other data stored by Google. You can block the installation of cookies by configuring your browser software appropriately; however, you must realise that in doing so you may not be able to use all the functions associated with this website. By using this website you declare your agreement with the way in which Google processes the data gathered about your person, as previously described.
We reserve the right to make changes to our website at any time.
St.Gallen, 14th july 2010
Olma Messen St.Gallen