“Personal Information” is information that identifies you individually, such as company name, name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number. We use Personal Information to respond to your inquiries and fulfil your requests, provide products and services you have requested, provide you with information about our products and services, improve our products and services, and better serve your needs. We may also combine information that we have about you with information we have obtained from business partners and other sources.
We may disclose Personal Information to our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. Such affiliates are obligated to ensure the same level of data protection as we are. We also may disclose Personal Information to the extent required for the use of the Site and the contract performance to third-party service providers who provide services including, but not limited to, website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, auditing services and other services to enable them to provide services. We may use or disclose Personal Information as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates or others; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. Subject to applicable law, we also may disclose Personal Information to third parties as part of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with bankruptcy or other proceedings).
Our Sites may include bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, web logs (i.e., blogs), and other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with us and with others. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services may become public information, and may be available to users of the Sites. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Sites.
In order to facilitate the communication through our contact form, we collect the following Personal Information:
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We may also collect other information through our Site or Marketing Communications (“Other Information”), including:
If Other Information does not personally identify you, we may use and disclose it for any purpose. If Other Information is correlated with Personal Information, or if we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
The Site is controlled and operated from Switzerland and is not intended to subject qashqade to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than Switzerland. We may transfer Personal Information to any country where we have operations or service providers. If the level of data protection in any country should not meet Swiss or EU-data protection requirements, we will ensure by contract that the protection of your personal data will meet the requirements applicable in Switzerland and/or the European Economic Area.
When subscribing to the newsletter, we may occasionally send you information, news and materials regarding qashqade and its products and services that might be of interest to you, subject to your agreement until you unsubscribe the newsletter.
If you prefer not to receive marketing emails from us in the future, you can request to be removed from our e-mail marketing lists at any time by ‘unsubscribing’ in accordance with the instructions on these emails to you.
We reserve the right to use so called re-targeting technology. Thereby your user behavior on the Site will be analyzed to provide you with promotional offers tailored to your individual needs also on our partner websites. Your user behavior will be recorded under a pseudonym. The re-targeting technologies are generally working with cookies. You may reject re-targeting at any time by de-installing the respective cookies in the menu of your internet browser.
The Site may us Google AdWords Remarketing and DoubleClick by Google, both services of Google Inc. (“Google”) to provide advertisements that are based on the use of previously visited websites. Google uses a so-called DoubleClick cookie, which enables recognition of your browser when you visit other websites. The information generated by the cookie about visiting these websites (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the websites in order to compile reports on the website-activities and advertisements for the website operator and to provide further services relating to use of the websites and the Internet. Google may forward such information, where appropriate, to third parties, if required by law or where such third party processes such information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We use the Google Analytics web analytics service to ensure a customer-oriented design and the continuous improvement of our websites. We will create pseudonymized user profiles and cookies stored on your computer for this purpose. The information about your use of the Site generated by the cookie, such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited website), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of server inquiry, and device, are forwarded to and stored on servers of Google Inc., USA. The IP address will be shortened by activating the IP anonymisation (“anonymizeIP”) on the Site before a transfer to other Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your anonymous IP address is not merged with other data of Google. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. In such cases, we ensure by contractual guarantees that Google Inc. complies with an adequate level of data protection.
This information is used to evaluate the use of the Site, to prepare website activity reports and to provide additional services related to use of the Site and the Internet for market research purposes and the customer-oriented design of these websites. This information may also be forwarded to third parties, as the case may be, if required by law or to the extent that third parties are contracted for processing these data. According to Google the IP address will never be associated with other user data and IP addresses are anonymized in order to prevent any allocation (IP masking).
For more information about the web analytics service used, please visit the Google Analytics website. The following link offers guidance on how to prevent the use of your data by the web analytics service: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You are entitled, at any time, to request information about your saved Personal Information and/or view and modify such data by logging in to the Site (if applicable). Any formal information request must be submitted in writing together with a proof of identity. You may also request to have your Personal Information and/or user profile deleted or corrected at any time. This request must be submitted by email to. Please note that deleting your Personal Information may render the use of our services fully or partially impossible. You can revoke your consent to certain data processing activities at any time with effect for the future. Please note that statutory retention periods may apply for certain data. We are obligated to store such data up to the expiry of the respective period. We will block these data in our system and only use them to meet our legal obligations.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Personal Information within our organization against tampering, partial or complete loss and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvements in line with technological developments. We also take the protection of our internal business data seriously. We have obligated our staff and contracted third-party service providers to maintain confidentiality and observe our data protection policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.
We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Statement was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Statement on the Site. Your use of the Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Statement.
You explicitly consent to the following points. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future: