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Data Privacy Policy

Introduction

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.

 

A.  Information on the controller

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd
80 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3JL
United Kingdom
Data Protection Officer: Thasanee.patklom@zuehlke.com

 

B. Information on the rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you have the following rights with regard to the processing of your personal data:

  • Right of access (Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to object (Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to withdraw consent (Article 7 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 57 paragraph 1 point f of the General Data Protection Regulation)

You may contact our data protection officer (Section A.III.) for the purpose of exercising your rights.

Where applicable, you find information on any specific modalities and mechanisms which facilitate the exercise of your rights, in particular the exercise of your rights to data portability and to object, in the information on the processing of personal data in Section C of this Data Protection Information.

Below you find more detailed information on your rights with regard to the processing of your personal data:

I. Right of access

As a data subject, you have a right to obtain access and information under the conditions provided in Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

This means in particular that you have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether we are processing your personal data. If so, you also have the right to obtain access to the personal data and the information listed in Article 15 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation. This includes information regarding the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data that are being processed and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed (points (a), (b) and (c) of Article 15 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can find the full extent of your right to access and information in Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

II. Right to rectification

As a data subject, you have the right to rectification under the conditions provided in Article 16 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

This means in particular that you have the right to receive from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccuracies in your personal data and completion of incomplete personal data.

You can find the full extent of your right to rectification in Article 16 of the GDPR, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

III. Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

As a data subject, you have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) under the conditions provided in Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

This means that you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data and we are obliged to erase your personal data without undue delay when one of the reasons listed in Article 17 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation applies. This can be the case, for example, if personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed (point (a) of Article 17 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

If we have made the personal data public and are obliged to erase it, we are also obliged, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, to take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of those personal data (Article 17 paragraph 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation).    

The right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) does not apply if the processing is necessary for one of the reasons listed in Article 17 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation. This can be the case, for example, if the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (points (a) and (4) of Article 17 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can find the full extent of your right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) in Article 17 of the GDPR, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

IV. Right to restriction of processing

As a data subject, you have a right to restriction of processing under the conditions provided in Article 18 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

This means that you have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing if one of the conditions provided in Article 18 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation applies. This can be the case, for example, if you contest the accuracy of the personal data. In such a case, the restriction of processing lasts for a period that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data (point (a) of Article 18 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Restriction means that stored personal data are marked with the goal of restricting their future processing (Article 4 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can find the full extent of your right to restriction of processing in Article 18 of the GDPR, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

V. Right to data portability

As a data subject, you have a right to data portability under the conditions provided in Article 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

This means that you generally have the right to receive your personal data with which you have provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us if the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 or point (a) of Article 9 paragraph 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation and the processing is carried out by automated means (Article 20 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can find information as to whether an instance of processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 or point (a) of Article 9 paragraph 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation in the information regarding the legal basis of processing in Section C of this Data Protection Information.

In exercising your right to data portability, you also generally have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller if technically feasible (Article 20 paragraph 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can find the full extent of your right to data portability in Article 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

VI. Right to object

As a data subject, you have a right to object under the conditions provided in Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

At the latest in our first communication with you, we expressly inform you of your right, as a data subject, to object.   

More detailed information on this is given below:

​​​​​​​1. Right to object on grounds relating to the particular situation of the data subject

As a data subject, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1, including profiling based on those provisions.

You can find information as to whether an instance of processing is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation in the information regarding the legal basis of processing in Section C of this Data Protection Information.

In the event of an objection relating to your particular situation, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You can find the full extent of your right to objection in Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

​​​​​​​2. Right to object to direct marketing

Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

You can find information as to whether and to what extent personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes in the information regarding the legal basis of processing in Section C of this Data Protection Information.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

You can find the full extent of your right to objection in Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which can be accessed using the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

​​​​​​​VII. Right to withdraw consent

Where an instance of processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 or point (a) of Article 9 paragraph 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation, as a data subject, you have the right, pursuant to Article 7 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation, to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent does not affect the legitimacy of the processing that occurred based on your consent until the withdrawal. We inform you of this before you grant your consent.

You can find information as to whether an instance of processing is based on point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 or point (a) of Article 9 paragraph 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation in the information regarding the legal basis of processing in Section C of this Data Protection Information.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​VIII. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority under the conditions provided in point (f) of Article 57 paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation.


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 info@zuehlke.com or on +41 44 733 6611.

Data Protection Officer: Thasanee.patklom@zuehlke.com

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