Area of Application
Data Protection Manager
The Data Protection Manager responsible for these provisions is
CH - 7203 Trimmis
+41 81 354 12 00
Please get in touch as needed.
Data Categories and Purpose of Processing
We process various categories of personal data, such as master data, contract data, communication data, registration data and technical data. You provide us with most of this data yourself, so that we can agree on and process a transaction with you as a customer, supplier or other business partner. We obtain other data from publicly accessible sources, such as the Internet, debt collection registers and commercial registers. We only process personal data to the extent necessary for communication between you and us, enquiry and order processing, registration, relationship management and marketing purposes. Please note that our emails are sent unencrypted and are only secured by the connection encryption operating between Microsoft 365 accounts. For the benefit of both of us, we store personal data in our ERP system, so that it will be available directly for further transactions. As part of the job application process, the HR Department or Division Management collects personal data, which will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used only to assess your suitability for employment with us. Without your consent to the use of this personal data for subsequent vacancies, your entire application file, apart from your name and address, will be deleted no later than three months after the application process has completed.
You have the option of obtaining information from us about any personal data of yours that we store (origin, recipient, purpose of processing) and, if necessary, to request the correction or deletion of that data. If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke that consent at any time.
Data Transfer to Third Parties
If we disclose your personal data to third parties in order to fulfil the contract between us or to comply with legal provisions or to protect our interests, we will observe legal requirements and conclude appropriate agreements with the recipients of the data, so as to protect your data.
To protect your personal data, we have industry-standard IT and network security solutions in place, which are kept up to date, as well as access restrictions. Our employees are trained in correct behaviour that should be adopted in the event of potential hazards.
We do not generally use automated decision-making or profiling.
Accessing the site causes so-called "server log files" to be created and stored. The following data is logged in this way: Visited website
- IP address of user
- Date and time of access
- Notification of successful retrieval
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
Server log files are never merged with other personal data. Server log files are collected and analysed by our contract processors (IT service providers) in order to administer and improve the website and to detect and prevent unauthorised access. The server log files with the above-mentioned data are deleted after six months at the latest, unless there is a legitimate interest or a service-oriented request. We reserve the right to store the server log files for longer if there are factual circumstances that suggest unauthorised access.
This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can always recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
On this website we offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. To do this, please fill out the corresponding form. Among other things, you provide your e-mail address, which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receiving newsletters. We use the European newsletter provider Sendinblue GmbH (Brevo), Köpenicker Strasse 126, DE-10179 Berlin for this review and for the creation and dispatch of newsletters. Naturally, the e-mail addresses must be uploaded to the provider's platform. The provider is obliged to comply with currently valid data protection provisions. No additional data is collected. We use the data you provide exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The data entered on the digital form will be deleted from our web servers within 24 hours.
The data you enter will be sent as an e-mail to our mail server. We will process your enquiry and get in touch with you. From then on, our general guideline regarding the handling of personal data stated above will apply. All personal data from the digital contact form will be deleted from our web servers within 24 hours.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in the site’s settings under "My Data"-"Personal Data". Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. For those exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected its operations to the EU-US Privacy Shield. Further information can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager. Its provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies on our website. Google Tag Manager itself does not create any user profiles, does not store any cookies and does not carry out any independent analyses. It is only used to manage and display the tools integrated via it. However, Google Tag Manager records your IP address, which may also be transmitted to Google's parent company in the USA. Google Tag Manager is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the fast and uncomplicated integration and management of various tools on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time.
YouTube and Google Photos
Third-Party Social Media Providers
ECKOLD AG has company accounts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We do not obtain knowledge of or use any specific visitor data. Of course, we recognise likes, the sharing of posts and comments; and we respond to them where appropriate. On our pages we link to the network of our company accounts. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by the platforms mentioned.
CH - 7203 Trimmis
+41 81 354 12 00
17 October 2023