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Data Privacy Policy


To inform you about our policies and activities relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data on the internet, Zühlke provides this policy in electronic form. This policy applies to all websites owned or run by Zühlke Engineering AG, Schlieren, Switzerland and/or companies directly or indirectly controlled by Zühlke Technology Group AG (collectively "Zühlke"). It does not apply to websites that have their own data privacy policy. The website you are currently using is referred to below as the "Website".

In this policy, the term "personal data" refers to data that relates to an individual and identifies this person either directly or indirectly (in conjunction with other information that may be likely to come into the possession of Zühlke), such as your name, email address or telephone number.


Collection of personal data

In general, you can access the Zühlke Website without having to enter any personal data. No personal data is stored automatically. To access some areas of our Website, for example to download certain documents or for other specific purposes, we may need to obtain personal data from you. The entering of personal data in such cases is voluntary, and you are explicitly requested to provide such personal data and informed about the intended use of such personal data. If you do not provide us with the required personal data, you will not be able to use some functions offered by our Website, such as communication, downloading documents or job postings. The typical reasons for us collecting personal data are listed below, along with a brief description of how your personal data is treated in each case.

  • Communication with you. We will respond to any comments and requests that you submit to us through our Website, such as online enquiries, comments, or registration to attend a conference. This may involve calling you on the telephone or sending an email to you.
  • Direct marketing and promotion. Direct marketing (e.g. newsletters) and/or promotional efforts by or on behalf of Zühlke may involve us communicating specific information to you that you have requested online, or providing more general information about other Zühlke services. We may use your personal information to contact you in the future for marketing or promotional purposes, including (but not limited to) informing you about any potentially relevant services or events, providing materials to you, and highlighting content and advertising within or outside the scope of the services concerned which we think may be relevant to you.
  • Customer relationship management. We may aggregate the personal data that you voluntarily provide with anonymously collected information regarding your use of our Website, in order to improve our communication with you and better tailor our Website to your needs.
  • Maintaining the Website and conducting customer satisfaction surveys. We will use your personal data to maintain and improve our Website. We may also use your personal data to conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Creating aggregated statistics regarding the use of our Website.
  • Your personal data will be stored accordingly on our systems.


Particularly sensitive personal data

As a rule, Zühlke does not obtain any "particularly sensitive personal data" via its Website. "Particularly sensitive personal data" includes personal data concerning race, political opinion, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health or sex life. By voluntarily providing us with particularly sensitive personal data (such as by submitting your CV or applying for a job online), you expressly consent to the use of your personal data as described in this policy.


Disclosure of your personal data

Zühlke is a global organisation. We have various legal entities (e.g. national companies) and partners in Switzerland, in certain EU Member States as well as in other European and Asian countries. Our internal processes and infrastructures are therefore international in their nature and scope.

Accordingly, you should be aware that we may share your personal data with third parties, for the purpose of processing it on our behalf. We require that third parties treat the personal data they receive in accordance with Zühlke's Data Privacy and Security Policies.

Your personal data may therefore also be subject to cross-border disclosure. Cross-border disclosure of your personal data will be conducted only (i) to countries with equivalent data protection standards, or (ii) on the basis of officially recognised data protection agreements, or (iii) on the basis of officially recognised standard data protection clauses.


Your rights

  • Revocation and restriction: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time or to restrict the permission to process it. The revocation of the consent or the restriction of the permission can lead to the fact that certain services will not be available to you at all or not in the same form or scope as before.
  • Unsubscribing from marketing communication: If you sign up for events, you may receive electronic communications from Zühlke in which our services or events are marketed or promoted. You can inform us via the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the electronic messages that you do not wish to receive any further marketing communications from Zühlke. It typically takes us around twenty four (24) hours to process unsubscribe requests. After the termination of all notification services, your personal data will remain in our system in accordance with this Data Privacy Policy, but we will no longer use it to contact you.
  • Access, correction, deletion: You can request access to personal data about you that is held by Zühlke. You can also request that all personal data held by Zühlke about you that is inaccurate is corrected. Finally, you can also request the deletion at any time of personal data about you that is held by Zühlke. This is permitted if Zühlke is not obligated and authorised by law to store and use such personal data for the purposes stated in the relevant law.
  • Portability: You have the right to obtain your personal data in a common, machine-readable form and to pass it on to third parties.
  • Complaints: If you are concerned that we are not adequately addressing your privacy concerns, the applicable law may provide for the possibility of lodging a complaint to the appropriate regulatory authority.


Duration of retention

Your personal data will only be retained for as long as is necessary for the intended processing. In addition, legally required retention periods remain reserved.


Third-party websites

Zühlke's Websites may contain links to third-party websites. Zühlke makes no guarantees with regard to such third-party websites and assumes no responsibility with respect to such third-party websites. You should be aware that the owners and operators of such third-party websites may possibly collect, use or disclose personal data in a manner other than that applied by Zühlke. When accessing internet links to third-party websites, you should review the data privacy policies of these third-party websites. You should also be aware of the fact that third-party websites may use cookies.


Reorganisation of the company

As is the case with many other organizations, Zühlke may reorganise its business units around the world, either as a result of the acquisition of new entities or the disposal or merger of existing entities. If this is done, personal data may be disclosed to potential or actual purchasers of parts of our business or personal data may be obtained from potential sellers. In doing so, we strive to ensure that confidentiality is suitably maintained for personal data that is disclosed in the course of such transactions.


Legal notice

Zühlke may disclose personal data in order to enforce the terms of use of our Website or to protect personal safety or the Zühlke Website in urgent cases. It is also possible that we may be required to disclose your personal data for legal reasons, as a result of judicial or other official summons, orders or decrees, in any jurisdiction in which we conduct business.


Data security and integrity

Zühlke takes various technological and procedural security measures to protect the personal data we collect, use or transfer against loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. However, please note that, due to the openness and insecure nature of the internet, Zühlke cannot take responsibility for the security of the transmission of personal data over the internet.


Analysis software and cookies

The Website uses analysis software, cookies and social media plug-ins. More information about these is available in the Cookie Policy.

This policy was last updated on 10 January 2018. Please consult this page regularly to see if this policy has been changed.


Contact details

If you have any questions about this Data Privacy Policy or requests relating to the use of your personal data by Zühlke, you are welcome to contact us via the email address or on +41 44 733 6611.

Data Protection Officer:

We endeavour to respond promptly to enquiries, but a reasonable handling time must be expected.