Data privacy statement


I. Name and Address of the Data Controller

In terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the EU member states and Switzerland and other applicable data protection-related regulations ("applicable data protection legislation"), the data controller is:

EDAG Engineering Group AG
Schlossgasse 2
9320 Arbon
Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)71 544 33 - 11
Fax: +41 (0)71 544 33 - 10
E-Mail: ir@edag-group.ag
Website: http://ir.edag.com


II. General Data Processing Information

1. Extent to which and purpose for which personal data is processed

We only ever collect and use personal data of our users to the extent to which this is necessary to provide a fully functional website and our contents and services. The regular collection and use of personal data of our users is only ever made with the user's consent. One exception to this rule applies in cases in which, for factual reasons, it is not possible to obtain the user's prior consent, or in which, according to applicable data protection legislation, the processing of this data is permitted on other legal grounds.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject to process his or her personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation shall serve as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point b of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation shall serve as the legal basis for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party. This shall also apply to processing necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point c of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation shall serve as the legal basis.

Should it be necessary to process personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point d of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation shall serve as the legal basis.

Should processing be necessary to protect the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and such interests are not overridden by the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point f of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation shall serve as the legal basis for processing.

3. Data erasure and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it has been saved ceases to apply. Further, data may also be stored if provided for by European or national legislators in Union directives, laws or other regulations, to which the data controller is subject. The data will also be deleted or blocked at such time as the storage period prescribed by the designated standards expires, unless it is necessary for the data to be stored for a further period for the conclusion or performance of a contract.


III. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1. Description and extent of data processing

Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically acquires data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected:

(1) The user's IP address
(2) Date and time of access
(3) Website visited
(4) Quantity of data sent in bytes
(5) Source/link from which you accessed the website
(6) Browser used
(7) Operating system used

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point f of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation are the legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to be able to deliver the website to the user's computer. The data that has been acquired is used for statistical analyses and to improve the website. Your personal data (IP address) is first anonymised.

Data is stored in log files to ensure that the website functions properly. In addition, the data serves to optimise the website and to guarantee the security of our IT systems. No data evaluation is carried out for marketing purposes in this context.

These purposes are also in our legitimate interests in data processing under Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point f of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation.

4. Storage duration

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data being collected in order to make the website available, this is the case when the session is terminated.

In the case of data stored in log files, this is the case after a maximum of seven days. Storage beyond this point in time is possible. In this case, the user's IP address will be deleted or distorted, so that it can no longer be attributed to the accessing client.

5. Right to object and right of elimination

Data acquisition is essential for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential for operating the website. The user therefore has no right to object.


IV. E-Mail Contact

1. Description and extent of data processing

The e-mail address is provided to enable contact to be established with us. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail is stored.

In this respect, there is no disclosure of data to third parties. Such data is used solely to process the communication.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point f of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation are the legal basis for the processing of data collected when an e-mail is being sent. If the point of the e-mail contact is to enter into a contract, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point b of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation shall serve as an additional legal basis for processing.

3. Purpose of data processing

The sole reason for processing personal data is to enable us to handle the e-mail enquiry, which also establishes a legitimate interest in processing the data.

4. Storage duration

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data transmitted by e-mail, this is the case when a particular communication with the user is finished. Communication is finished when circumstances indicate that the matter concerned has been fully resolved.

5. Right to object and right of elimination

If the user contacts us by e-mail, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. If this is the case, then the communication cannot be continued.

In this case, all personal data collected as a result of contact being made will then be deleted.


V. Rights of Data Subject

If personal data concerning you is processed, you are the data subject as defined in the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, and have the following rights against the data controller:

1. Right to information

You can ask the controller to provide you with confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is processed by us.

If such processing is being undertaken, you can ask the controller to provide you with information concerning the following:

(1) The purposes for which the personal data is processed;
(2) The personal data categories which are processed;
(3) The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been or will be disclosed;
(4) The planned storage duration of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide concrete information on this point, criteria for defining the storage duration;
(5) The existence of a right to correct or delete the personal data concerning you, a right to limit processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
(6) The existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) All available information concerning the origin of the data, if the personal data was not acquired from the data subject him or herself;
(8) The existence of automated decision-making and profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the implications and intended impact of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information on whether or not the personal data concerning you is transmitted to a third country or international organisation. In this context, you may ask for information on appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation relating to the transmission of data.

2. Right to correction

You have a right to have the controller correct or complete any personal data concerning you which, having been processed, is either incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must carry out any corrections without undue delay.

3. Right to restrict processing

Subject to the following conditions, you can request that processing of the personal data concerning you be restricted:

(1) If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period which allows the controller to check the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse deletion of the personal data, instead requesting that use of the personal data be restricted;
(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but you need it in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or
(4) if you have filed an objection to the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, then, storage aside, this data may only be processed with your consent, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of substantial public interest on the basis of Union or Member State law.

If restriction of the processing has been restricted under the above-mentioned conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to deletion

a) Obligation to delete

You can ask the controller to delete the personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to delete this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent, which served as the basis for processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 point a of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You file an objection to processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you file an objection to processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation.
(4) The personal data concerning you has been unlawfully processed.
(5) Deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary in order to ensure compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you has been acquired in relation to the offer of information society services in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation.

b) Information to third parties

If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public, and is obliged to delete such data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, then, taking into account the technologies available and implementation costs, he - the controller - applies appropriate measures, which may also be of a technical nature, to inform the people responsible for processing personal data that, as the data subject, you have requested that they should delete all links to this personal data as well as all copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The data subject does not have the right to have his or her data deleted if processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information;
(2) to comply with a legal obligation calling for processing on the basis of Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 points h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, insofar as the right set out in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the purposes of this processing, or
(5) to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have exercised your right to have the controller correct, delete or restrict the processing of your data, then the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of such correction or deletion of the data or restriction of the processing, unless it proves impossible to do so or would involve unreasonable expense and effort.

You are entitled to have the controller inform you of these recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you with which you have provided the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Further, you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided

(1) processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point a of the GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 point a of GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point b of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, and
(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. Right to object

You have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 point e or f of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing purposes; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

Should you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services – notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation – you are entitled to exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

8. Right to withdraw declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent to the processing of personal data at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects that concern you or significantly affects in a similar way. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract between you and the data controller,
(2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
(3) is made with your explicit consent.

These decisions must not, however, be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9 para. 1 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation, unless Art. 9 para. 2 point a or g and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation apply, and suitable measures have been undertaken to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases described in points (1) and (3), data controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 of the GDPR and the analogous provisions pursuant to applicable data protection legislation.