Data protection policy
The protection of your personal data is important to us. In this Data Protection Policy, we therefore inform you how and for what purposes we collect, process and use your personal data. This Data Protection Policy is in line with the Swiss Data Protection Act and, where applicable, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.
The authority responsible within the meaning of the data protection laws is:
Mecana Umwelttechnik GmbH
T +41 55 464 12 00
Rights of the Parties Concerned
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our Data Protection Officer shown:
- right to information about your data stored by us and its processing
- right to rectify inaccurate personal data
- right to have any data stored by us that belongs to you deleted
- right to restriction of processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations
- right to data portability (if applicable)
- right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes and on grounds relating to your particular situation
- right to make a complaint to a competent data protection supervisory authority
Consent given by you may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.
Purposes of Data Processing by the Authority Responsible
We use your personal data for marketing and advertising and for the development and improvement of products and services.
Disclosure and Storage of your Data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated in this Data Protection Policy. Furthermore, we will not sell your personal data.
We process your personal data only in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland.
Your data will be stored in our systems until the statutory retention periods expire.
Collection of General Information when Visiting our Website
When you access our website, the following information (server log files) of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie:
- IP address
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer uniform resource locator (URL)
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
This data cannot be directly attributed to specific persons and we do not use it to draw conclusions about your person.
We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use. This data and all data on this website is stored by our hosting provider Hostpoint AG, Neue Jonastrasse 60, 8640 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, whose Data Protection Policy can be found here.
Like many other websites, we use so-called "cookies" to some extent. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can adjust your browser to inform you about the placing of cookies or to only allow cookies in individual cases; to disallow cookies in specific cases or in general; or to have cookies automatically deleted when closing the browser.
If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption
For security reasons and for protection when transmitting confidential content, such as enquiries that you send us as the site operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Contact Form and Chat Function
If you contact us by email, chat function or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you voluntarily consent to us establishing contact with you. Third-party applications are used to provide these functions. In this process, the contact data you provide, including your IP address, is stored by us and the third-party providers for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This website may contain hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or monitored by us. These third-party websites are not subject to this Data Protection Policy and we are not responsible for their content or their personal data-handling policies. We recommend reading the policies of the respective websites and checking how they protect your personal data and whether they are trustworthy.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. 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.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin here. You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google's Data Protection Policy.
Order Data Processing
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic Characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item "Objection to Data Collection".
Our website uses the "Share" function of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("LinkedIn").
If you click on the LinkedIn "Share" button (plugin), you will be redirected to your user account in a separate browser window – provided you are logged into your user account at LinkedIn – and can share the electronic publication deposited on our website by adding a comment. The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. It is then possible for LinkedIn to attribute your visit to our website to you and your user account.
We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data or of its use by LinkedIn.
For more information, please see LinkedIn's Data Protection Policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/dataprotectionpolicy
Amendments to our Data Protection Policy:
This statement and the data protection information may be updated at any time. We therefore recommend that you check this regularly.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer:
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:
Guido Schmucki, CEO
Last updated: January 2023