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With the following declaration we comply with our legal obligation to inform you about the collection and storage of data, the type of data stored, its purpose and the identity of our company

A. Subject of data protection
The subject of data protection is personal data. This is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a certain or determinable natural person. This may include, among other things, the name, postal address, e-mail address or even usage data such as the IP address of a computer. 
We would like to point out that there are security gaps in Internet-based data transmission. It is therefore impossible to provide complete protection against access by third parties. Nevertheless, the website is secured in accordance with the state of the art by the usual measures against loss, destruction and manipulation as well as against access, modification or distribution by unauthorised persons.

B. Automatic data collection, processing and use
 For the purpose of providing our business services, which includes in particular the following, we may collect and process personal data:
- tendering,
- Order confirmation and processing,
- Invoicing,
- Issue of credit notes,
- Carriage/transport of goods,
- Export and import formalities and customs declarations (customs and VAT),
- Communication with the customer (newsletter, emails, Outlook),
- Improvement of the Ekko-Meister AG offers and their positioning in the market,
- Marketing/advertising,
- Website/tools activities (including orders, configurations, CAD and data downloads, live chat, visited Ekko-Meister AG websites, usage behaviour)

C. Purpose of ekkomeister.com Profile
You have the possibility to create and edit your own ekkomeister.com profile on the website. The ekkomeister.com profile enables you to simplify the execution of article orders, product configurations and the use of further services such as download of CAD data and product information, requesting information and receiving further offers, information and services from Ekko-Meister AG.
 
D. Personal data collected for the creation and operation of the profile
When opening an ekkomeister.com profile, personal data, especially your name, first name, phone number and e-mail address are requested. For the opening we use the so-called double opt-in procedure: After the registration we will send you a notification e-mail. By activating a corresponding link you can confirm the opening.
In order to fulfil or process the orders, configurations, etc. that you have initiated, you must also store the following additional information in your profile: Your preferred method of payment, your address details (seat, billing and/or delivery address).
Ekko-Meister AG has the right to process or supplement the data you provided when creating the ekkomeister.com profile in order to fulfill the resulting contractual obligations and to operate the ekkomeister.com profile.

E. Use of CRM software
For the purpose of marketing and analysis activities Ekko-Meister AG uses CRM software from CREDEMA®. Under "www.CREDEMA.eu" the currently applied data protection regulations according to DSGVO/GDPR can be viewed.

F. Transfer of data to third parties
Ekko-Meister AG principally does not pass on personal customer data to third parties. This does not apply to data (e.g. personal data,  non-personal data and information) which is processed with software solutions (e.g. CRM, Google e.a.) in accordance with the purposes stated in the privacy policy.AG does not pass on personal customer data to third parties. However, this does not apply to data (e.g. personal data, non-personal data and information) which is processed with software solutions (CRM, Google) in accordance with the purposes stated in the data protection declaration.

G. Marketing and analysis activities
For this purpose Ekko-Meister AG processes your personal data collected during registration and use of the ekkomeister.com profile for marketing and analysis activities. Within the scope of marketing and analysis activities Ekko-Meister AG can, for example, send you offers for Ekko-Meister AG products and services that are the same or similar to those you have previously purchased or used. If you would like to renounce the sending of such offers you can adjust your ekkomeister.com profile at any time by clicking the button "unsubscribe" or request the deletion of your ekkomeister.com profile informally to the given address.

H. Individualized information and offers
If you open an ekkomeister.com profile, we merge and evaluate your consumption and usage behaviour data at Ekko-Meister AG in order to provide you with relevant and individualised information and offers tailored to your interests (e.g. recommendations and hints for certain products or services). By opening your ekkomeister.com profile you agree that we may offer you such information and offers.

I. Market research
 In the context of market research Ekko-Meister AG may invite you to participate in surveys to improve our services and products.
 
J. Electronic communication
With the opening of an ekkomeister.com profile you give us the consent to provide you with suitable hints, recommendations and offers of the Ekko-Meister AG. This is done by means of non-analogue communication such as e-mail, telephone, SMS or instant messaging. If you want to renounce the sending of this communication you can adjust your ekkomeister.com profile at any time by clicking the button "unsubscribe" or you can request the deletion of your ekkomeister.com profile informally to the given address.
K. Deletion of the ekkomeister.com profile
You may request the deletion of your ekkomeister.com profile at any time, without stating reasons, by writing to the address provided. Your profile can then no longer be used and reactivated.
If you delete your ekkomeister.com profile, Ekko-Meister AG deletes or anonymizes the personal data contained in the profile. Legal and operative storage obligations / reasons of Ekko-Meister AG are reserved.
 
L. Newsletter
We keep you informed about relevant products, offers and services of Ekko-Meister AG.
You can of course end this service at any time by using the provided logout option and thus revoke your consent. The use of the ekkomeister.com profile is not restricted by this.
We process your data in connection with the newsletter to send you news about and in connection with Ekko-Meister AG. Furthermore we process and use the entered e-mail address also to send you personalized offers in connection with the newsletter.
Should a link from the newsletter lead you to our website, you also give us permission to process and use your IP address, as well as geo data, web beacons or similar technologies, in order to check whether the offers presented to you in the course of this communication meet your requirements.
Ekko-Meister AG uses CRM software (see Lit. E. above) for sending the newsletter.

M. Customer Service
As part of our analysis activities and in order to provide better customer service, we will periodically send you e-mails after the delivery of an offer, which ask you for the current status of an offer or inform you about the current processing status of your order.
To send these e-mails, Ekko-Meister AG uses CRM software from CREDEMA® (see Lit. E. above).
If you would like to waive the sending of such enquiries and/or status e-mails at a later date, you can unsubscribe at any time free of charge in the corresponding e-mail using the link provided there.
 
N. Live Chat
Ekko-Meister AG offers you on ekkomeister.com an online customer advice in form of a live chat. During a chat the Ekko-Meister AG employees see your details of the Ekko-Meister AG website (collected via a cookie of this tool), which helps him to support you. Furthermore, the employees have access to the Ekko-Meister AG CRM +ERP database system (e.g. database with orders, purchase orders, invoices, etc.) and can check certain data on your behalf.

O. Satisfaction surveys
After completion of a business activity Ekko-Meister AG can ask you to participate in customer satisfaction surveys.
If you would like to renounce the sending of such emails later on, you can unsubscribe at any time free of charge in the corresponding email using the link provided there.
 
P. Delivery and transport of goods
For the transport of the goods ordered by you, we usually commission third party companies. In order to register a transport order, we provide these third parties with personal contact data (name, first name, address, e-mail address and telephone number) so that they know where the goods have to be delivered to and to whom they have to contact for delivery.

Q. Server data
For technical reasons, the following data, which your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider, are recorded (so-called server log files):     
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
- Website you visit
- Date and time of your access
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and therefore does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a specific person. They are processed for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimise our Internet presence and our offers. Personal data collected for marketing purposes is usually only deleted if explicitly requested by the customer.

R. Contact details
On our site we offer you the possibility to contact us by e-mail. In this case, the information provided by the user will be recorded and preserved in the CRM software for the purpose of processing his contact (see Lit. E. above).

S. Use of Google Maps
We use on this site the application "Google Maps" of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google". Each time the "Google Maps" application is called up, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the "Google Maps" application is integrated. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand. If you do not agree with this processing of your data, there is the possibility to deactivate the service of "Google Maps" and thus prevent the transmission of data to Google. To do so, you must deactivate the Java-Script function in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you will not be able to use "Google Maps", or only to a limited extent. The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained via "Google Maps" is subject to the Google Terms of Use http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html and the additional terms and conditions for "Google Maps"
https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html. 


T. Use of Google Analytics
We use "Google Analytics" of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google", on this page. 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 about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this site, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this site, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out 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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link. The current link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].

U. Social Plugins of social networks
We use so-called social plug-ins; for example the "like-button" of various providers/networks (e.g. facebook, twitter, google+, linkedin, xing, etc.) These plug-ins are provided and operated directly by these providers and are clearly marked with their logo. If you call up a page from us that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a connection to the servers of these providers. The content of the plug-in is then transmitted by these providers directly to your browser and displayed accordingly in our environment, without us having any influence on the content of this plug-in.
If you actively use plug-ins (e.g. by pressing the Like button), your browser will also transmit corresponding information directly to the corresponding provider, without us having any influence on this. For more detailed information on the type, purpose and scope as well as the further processing and use of your data by these providers, please refer to the respective data protection notices of these providers. There you can also find out more about your rights in this regard and the setting options.

V. Publication of job advertisements / online job applications
Your application data will be collected and processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application procedure. If your application is followed by the conclusion of a contract of employment, your transmitted data will be stored by us in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process in compliance with the relevant legal regulations. If your job application is rejected, the data you transmitted will be deleted automatically two months after the rejection is announced. This does not apply if longer storage is necessary due to legal requirements (e.g. the duty of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly consented to longer storage in our database of interested parties.
    
W. Right to information
Our customers always have the possibility to request information about:
- the data stored about your person
- the origin of this data
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data are disclosed and the purpose of storage.

X. Deletion and blocking
We delete personal data that is processed for our own purposes as soon as knowledge of it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored. You have the right to have this data corrected and, if necessary, deleted at any time, provided that this does not contradict any legal standards. 

Y. Technical and organisational measures
We undertake to take the technical and organisational measures necessary to ensure the implementation of the regulations on data protection, provided that the effort involved is in reasonable proportion to the intended protection purpose. When communicating by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, so that we recommend that you send confidential information by post or telephone contact.

Z. Changes to the guidelines
EKKO-MEISTER AG reserves the right to amend or supplement these guidelines at any time. EKKO-MEISTER AG may use personal user data for new, unforeseen purposes that were not previously disclosed in these guidelines. If the data protection practices of EKKO-MEISTER AG change, EKKO-MEISTER AG will publish the policy changes on our website and notify the users by stating the date of the last update of the data protection policy. EKKO-MEISTER AG requests users to visit the EKKO-MEISTER AG website regularly if the user has any concerns about the use of his personal data.

Identity of the responsible body
is the responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws:
EKKO-MEISTER AG
Mr. Claudio Palazzi
Industriestrasse 6
CH-2543 Lengnau BE
Switzerland
Phone +41 32 653 10 30 
info@ekkomeister.com 

Revocation
The customer has the possibility to revoke the consent to the collection, processing or use of his data at any time with effect for the future.
All questions and requests and a revocation must be addressed to:
EKKO-MEISTER AG
Mr .Claudio Palazzi
Industriestrasse 6
CH-2543 Lengnau BE
Switzerland
Phone +41 32 653 10 30 
info@ekkomeister.com

Date 12.05.2020