Privacy & Cookies Policy - GDPR
We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of HighVisTec GmbH. The HighVisTec GmbH website can be used without the need to provide any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as a data subject's name, address, email address or telephone number, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to HighVisTec GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects will be informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As data controller, HighVisTec GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
The HighVisTec GmbH Privacy Statement is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation Giver in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
In this privacy statement we use the following terms, among others:
a) Personal data
Means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;
b) Person affected
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Limitation of processing
Means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
j) Third party
Means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of controller
Benkenstrasse 254C CH 4108 Witterswil
In order to be able to offer you the best service through our website, HighVisTec GmbH places small data files called cookies in your browser.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
On our pages we use the following cookies:
- fe_typo_user: This cookie is a standard session cookie of TYPO3, which stores the session ID in case of a user login to allow access to protected areas.
Third party party cookies
We work with Piwik which is a web analytics tool
- The Piwik cookies "_pk_id" and "_pk_ses" provide anonymized tracking data. The information is used to improve the website by evaluating the results. All data is collected anonymously and contains parameters such as page impressions of the pages visited (system web analytics and tracking management). The cookie "_pk_id" is deleted after 12 months and the cookie "_pk_ses" already after 30 minutes.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see wikiHow You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
4. Acquisition of general data and information
The HighVisTec GmbH website collects a series of general data and information each time a person or automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. We may record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the subwebsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the Website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information HighVisTec GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by HighVisTec GmbH statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
5. Contact possibility via the website
The HighVisTec GmbH website contains one or more e-mail addresses (electronic mail) that enable fast electronic contact and direct communication with our company. If a person concerned contacts the responsible body by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned are automatically stored. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the data retention purpose or as provided for by the European regulator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose is not fulfilled or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
7. Rights of the person affected
a) Right to confirmation
Any data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning him/her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.
b) Right to information
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, from the controller information on the personal data held concerning him/her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data being processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- the existence of a right of rectification or deletion of personal data concerning him or of a restriction on processing by the controller or of a right of opposition to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPRs and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
c) Right to correction
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
d) Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European regulator to require the controller to delete personal data concerning him/her immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as processing is not necessary:
- Personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
- The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which processing was based under Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
- The data subject opposes processing under Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject opposes processing under Article 21(2) GDPR.
- The personal data was processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
- Personal data have been collected in relation to information society services provided pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have the personal data stored by HighVisTec GmbH deleted, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time. The data protection officer of HighVisTec GmbH or another employee will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
If HighVisTec GmbH has made the personal data public and our company is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, HighVisTec GmbH will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data processors who process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other data processors, insofar as processing is not necessary. The data protection officer of HighVisTec GmbH or another employee will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
e) Right to limitation of processing
Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulator to require the controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests a restriction on the use of the personal data.
- The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing under Article 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data subject outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by HighVisTec GmbH, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time. HighVisTec GmbH's data protection officer or another employee will have the processing restricted.
f) Right to data transferability
Any data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive in a structured, current and machine-readable format the personal data concerning him/her which have been provided by the data subject to a controller. It shall also have the right to transmit such data to another data controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transferability under Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, provided this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.
To assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned may contact the data protection officer appointed by HighVisTec GmbH or another employee at any time.
g) Right of objection
Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to object at any time, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
HighVisTec GmbH will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If HighVisTec GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for such advertising purposes. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to HighVisTec GmbH processing for direct marketing purposes, HighVisTec GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her carried out by HighVisTec GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned may contact HighVisTec GmbH or another employee directly. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of opposition in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Any data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) if it is made with the data subject's express consent, HighVisTec GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data controller, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to revoke his/her consent, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
8. legal basis of processing
Article 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing processes that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).
9. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
10. duration for which the personal data will be stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
11. legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded if a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
12. Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision making or profiling.
Complete EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR)
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