Version dated 10 July 2018
Personal data are data that relate to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The controller within the meaning of data protection laws, especially the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, https://gdpr-info.eu/), is:
Gwerder Art AG
Telephone: +41 44 271 77 22
Data Protection Officer
Commercial register no.
Your rights as a data subject
Pursuant to Chapter 3 Article 13 et seq. of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; https://gdpr-info.eu/), you have certain rights, including the following:
- Right of access – to information about the nature of the personal data stored by us
- Right to rectification – of personal data stored by us that are incorrect
- Right to erasure – of your personal data stored by us
- Restriction of processing – if your personal data cannot or may not be erased
- Right to object – to the processing of your personal data
- Data portability – you can receive your personal data in a readable format as stored by us.
You are not obliged to supply us with personal data unless we need it, with your express consent, in order to conclude contracts or to provide services requested by you which would not work without personal data.
List (in German) of supervisory authorities in the event of complaints or violations of the General Data Protection Regulation: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
Purposes of data processing
- you have given us your express consent to do so
- this is necessary in order to process a contract with you
- this is required in order to fulfil legal obligations
We will also process your personal data if there is a legitimate interest in doing so and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest that prevents your data from being processed or passed on.
Collection of data during a visit to our website
When you visit our website, information about your web browser will automatically be collected and stored. The information gathered will include the following: the web browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of the internet service provider and other information of a general nature that cannot be traced back to you as a person.
The exchange of this information is required for technical reasons; it allows us to deliver the website content requested by you correctly. The exchange between the web server and the web browser ensures the following, among other things:
- Problem-free establishment of connection to the website
- Trouble-free use of the website
- Analyses for stability and security
This anonymous information has to be analysed so that we can optimise our website and the associated technology.
Cookies and comparable technologies
- Saving goods in the basket
- Saving form content
- Saving settings (e.g. language setting)
- Saving analytical data
Fee-based services and offers
To enable you to take advantage of our fee-based services and offers, we may have to obtain and process your payment details, such as credit card numbers. We store these data only for the purpose of fulfilling the order and, unless you indicate otherwise, these data will be erased afterwards.
Secured website with HTTPS
Some data transmission to our website is encrypted. You can recognise an encrypted transmission by the lettering HTTPS and a padlock icon in the address bar of your web browser. This encryption is designed to prevent third parties from reading the content that is being transmitted. The encryption methods used are state-of-the-art.
Contact form and email
If you contact us using the contact form or by email, we will obtain your email address and, if necessary, other information for the purpose of contacting you. We will use this email address to deal with your enquiry and for any subsequent conversation. Emails and addresses remain on our computers for potential later contact. If you do not want your emails and address to remain on our computers, please let us know and we will remove them (where permitted by law).
This website uses “Google Analytics”. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Google). Google Analytics cookies are used to analyse the usage of our website. Such analytical data are generally stored and analysed on foreign servers (USA). You can prevent Google Analytics from analysing your activities on our website by installing this web browser plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You can find additional information about Google Analytics at the following address: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
This website uses “Google Maps”. Google Maps is a map and geolocation service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Google). Google Maps is used, among other things, to display geographical information visually. With the use of Google Maps, corresponding data are collected, sent to Google and processed.
You can find additional information about Google Maps at the following address: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Some of our web pages contain embedded YouTube videos. YouTube is a video portal used for playing, evaluating and sharing videos. YouTube is a service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Google).
If you visit a web page in which a YouTube video is embedded, a connection will be established to YouTube’s servers. When you access the page and play the video, cookies will be installed that provide YouTube with information regarding your browsing behaviour.
If you are also logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will allocate the pages that you have visited to you personally so that it can suggest interesting videos to you or show advertising that is relevant to you. You can prevent this by logging/signing out of your account beforehand.
You can find additional information about YouTube at the following address: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Google AdWords / new Google Ads
On our website we use “Google AdWords, renamed as Google Ads since 24 July 2018”. Google Ads is an advertising system provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Google). If you reach our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google will install an AdWords cookie on your computer. Google uses this cookie to produce conversion statistics. These cookies do not collect personal data and become invalid automatically after 30 days.
This website uses “Google Remarketing”. Google Remarketing is an advertising network provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Google). Google Remarketing is able to show specific advertising to you for products or services that you clicked on previously on other sites, such as online shops, but which did not lead to a purchase or transaction. A corresponding cookie is installed which allows Google to recognise website visitors when they access a website that belongs to Google’s advertising network. According to information provided by Google, it does not collect personal data.
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Period of retention of personal data
We will store and process your personal data for as long as necessary. This length of time will depend on:
- the duration of the entire business relationship
- contractual obligations
- statutory retention and documentation requirements
If your personal data are no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, they will be erased where possible.
Point of contact for information
Gwerder Art AG
Telephone: +41 44 271 77 22