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Privacy statement

Thank you for your interest in our website and our company. The protection of personal data collected, processed and used in the course of your visit to our website is an important concern for us.

Personal data

Personal data refers to information that can be used to determine your identity. This includes your name, postal address and telephone number. Information which cannot be used to identify you (e.g. the number of visitors to a website) is not classified as personal data. You can use our online services without disclosing your identity.

Should you request information, order eBooks or make other inquiries, we will ask for your name and other personal details. It is up to you whether or not you disclose this information. All submitted data is stored on specially protected servers in Zurich, Switzerland. Only a small number of authorized persons have access to the data. These are the people responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial management of the content and servers.

To the extent that user data or traffic data is required for the provision of our services, the data is stored on our servers for a maximum of six months. Should the data be required for the fulfillment of existing legal, statutory or contractual retention periods (e.g. invoices), the data is stored for an extended period. However, this data is blocked and password-protected, and only accessible to a small number of authorized persons.

The sharing of personal data with third parties

We only use your personal data for the purpose of responding to your requests. Without your express authorization, your data will not be shared with third parties. Where we are required to do so by law or by the ruling of a court, we will pass on information to the pertinent agencies.

The use of cookies

Internet cookies are small data packages that are stored on the hard disk on your computer by your browser. Our website uses cookies. These cookies enable you to move freely on the website, use its features and access secure areas of the site. For technical reasons, they are required for the shopping cart function in the online shop.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies at any time, or adjust your browser in such a way that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent.

Protection of minors

Children and people under the age of 18 should not send us any personal data without the prior consent of their parents or guardians.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with data protection regulations.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, produce reports on website activities for their operators, and provide other services related to the use of the website and of the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins

Our website uses plugins of the social network "Facebook". This network is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Our website uses the following plugins: the “Like” button and the logo of Facebook Inc. – a white "f" on a blue background. Such plugins are referred to as "Facebook social plugins" on our website. When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is delivered to your browser by Facebook and integrated directly in the website.

If you are a member of Facebook and are logged in to Facebook during your visit to our website, your visit can be associated with your Facebook user account. If you use the "Like" button, this information is also sent directly to Facebook and stored there. If you do not want Facebook to associate the data concerning your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please sign out of Facebook beforehand. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, your IP address may still be transmitted to Facebook Inc. and stored there when you visit our website.

More information about the scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Facebook, as well as options for making privacy-related settings on Facebook can be found at: www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Source: Stroemer Rechtsanwälte

Contact

DISTROMET AG, ISLERENWEG 2, 8126 ZUMIKON, SWITZERLAND, info(at)distromet(dot)com

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