Last updated: 25 October 2017
The responsible entity for collection, processing and storing of personal data within the meaning of the Swiss Data Protection Act is
Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG Christoph Merian-Ring 12 CH-4153 Reinach/BL Switzerland
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, Endress+Hauser may require you to provide us with personal contact information such as an e-mail address (the “Required Contact Information”). Endress+Hauser may also ask you to provide additional information, such as first name, last name, telephone number and address information (street, number, zip code, city, country code and region code - the “Optional Information”). When purchasing the Services, Endress+Hauser will not require you to provide us with financial qualification and billing information. Such information is collected by the Payment Service Provider on behalf of Endress+Hauser on a commissioned data processing basis. Required Contact Information and Optional Information about Customers are referred to collectively as “Data about Endress+Hauser’s Customers.”
When you use the Service, we automatically record certain information in server logs. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, and other such information. Log files help us to monitor, analyze, improve and maintain the Service and to diagnose and fix any Service-related issues.
When you access the Service using a mobile device, we collect specific device information contained in your mobile device’s “device identifier.” This device identifier includes information such as the type of device you are using, its operating system, and mobile network information, which may include your mobile phone number. We may correlate this device identifier with your Service account and will use data associated with your device identifier to customize our Services to your device and to analyze any device-related issues.
We may collect and process information about the location of the device from which you are accessing the Service. Location data may convey information about your position in conjunction with Service interactions. You can disable location based services in settings associated with the Service, however, please be aware that some features of the Service may not function properly if location services are turned off.
Your use of the Service will involve you uploading or inputting various content into the Service; including but not limited to: assets, values, specifications, attachments, structures (together, the “Content”).
As a general rule, we use personal data only for the purpose for which it has been collected or for which you divulged the data to us, such as to provide service & support requested, to answer your inquiries, process your orders or grant you access to certain information or offerings.
Endress+Hauser may contact you:
We will keep your personal data confidential. We may share the information we collect from you only where disclosure is required, permitted by law or as described herein.
Generally, we will use your information within Endress+Hauser and the Endress+Hauser Group and will only share it outside Endress+Hauser when you have requested it or given your consent, for example if you choose to share content via social media. However, sometimes Endress+Hauser uses third parties to process your personal data on our behalf, for example to provide services or analysis. Endress+Hauser requires these third parties, as all commissioned data processors, to comply strictly with its instructions. Endress+Hauser has appropriate agreements on commissioned data processing in place with any 3rd Party Service Provider working on behalf of Endress+Hauser in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act.
There are different types of cookies.
Session cookie: A user's session cookie (also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie) for a website exists in temporary memory only while the user is reading and navigating the website. When an expiry date or validity interval is not set at cookie creation time, a session cookie is created. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser.
Persistent cookie: A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has e.g. its Max-Age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.
|Session management||Cookies may be used by Endress+Hauser to maintain data related to the user during navigation, possibly across multiple visits.|
|Personalisation||Cookies may be used by Endress+Hauser to remember the information about the user who has visited a website based on users' preference in order to show relevant content in the future.|
|Tracking||Tracking cookies may be used by Endress+Hauser to track internet users' web browsing.|
We use first party cookies for storing preferences and data needed throughout your visit on the site (for example, preferred language or font size). First-party cookies are cookies that belong to the same domain that is shown in the browser's address bar (or that belong to the sub-domain of the domain in the address bar).
We may use third party cookies for tracking user trends and patterns with the help of third party web statistics providers. Third party cookies are cookies that belong to domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Web pages can feature content from third party domains (such as banner adverts), which opens up the potential for tracking the user's browsing history. Data collected by third party cookies will be processed by such third party providers on behalf of Endress+Hauser as data controller. The third party cookies on Endress+Hauser’s website are used exclusively by Endress+Hauser’s websites and the web statistics provider and are not shared with any other third party. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow the blocking of third party tracking cookies, see Section 9 below.
Endress+Hauser uses Internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java script) exclusively to make the operation of Internet applications easier for you. Web analysis services are used to analyze the use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing other services for the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage. To accomplish this, reports about your website activities are compiled for Endress+Hauser, so that Endress+Hauser can tailor its Internet offerings to your requirements.
The collected data is only analyzed for statistical purpose and in anonymized form.
You may object to future tracking analysis at any time. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the required browser plug-in. If you are using several terminal devices or browsers, you must perform the opt-out for each terminal device or browser.
Our website may use social plug-ins (the “Plug-in” or together “Plug-ins”) from social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn etc. If you access Endress+Hauser’s website using such a Plug-in, your browser will contact the server of the underlying social networking site, load the visual presentation of the Plug-in, and present it to you. While this is happening, the social networking site receives information concerning your visit to our website, as well as further data such as your IP address.
All Plug-ins are marked with the brand of the respective Operators, such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn (“Operators”). In order to increase the level of data privacy and in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws, Endress+Hauser has implemented the Plug-ins by way of a so called “2-click solution”. This implementation ensures that no direct connection of your browser with the servers from the Operators will be established when visiting our website. Only if you activate the Plug-ins by clicking them and therefore giving your consent to the data transfer, will your browser establish a direct connection to the server of the respective Operator. The content of the Plug-in is then directly transmitted to your browser by the Operators and included by them in the webpage.
By integrating the Plug-in, the respective Operator receives the information that your browser has accessed the webpage of our website. If you have logged into your respective account while visiting our website, the respective Operator can directly connect the visit to your account. If you interact with the Plug-in, for example by clicking the “Facebook Button” or the “LinkedIn Share Button” the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to the Operator and stored by it. Further, the information will be made public in the respective social network and may be shown to your contacts. If you do not wish to have such data transferred to the Operators, you need to log out of your respective account before clicking and activating the Plug-ins.
Please see the Operators’ data privacy statements in order to get further information about purpose and scope of the data collection and their processing and use: