For Makers.
Since 1957.
For Makers. Since 1957.

Data protection

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Area of Application

Below we provide information about the collection of personal data during use of the website including other domains that lead on to this domain, such as These provisions also apply to our webshop under the domain name In addition, this Privacy Policy also applies to any personal data that ECKOLD AG acquires knowledge of in the course of its normal business activities. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this Privacy Policy and the applicable data protection provisions, in particular the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) and the revised Swiss Data Protection Act (revDSG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We take privacy very seriously and always treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Please bear in mind that all data transmission over the Internet is potentially exposed to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is, unfortunately, not realistic in practice. By using our website, you agree to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

Data Protection Manager

The Data Protection Manager responsible for these provisions is

Marc Eckold
Rheinstrasse 8
CH - 7203 Trimmis
+41 81 354 12 00

Please get in touch as needed. 

Personal Data

Personal data is all information that relates to a natural person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any operation carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures, such as the collection, recording, organisation, storage, modification, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure, linking or erasure of personal data. This Privacy Policy explains what data is collected and what we use it for.

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.

Your Rights

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.

Security Measures

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.

Access Data

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.

SSL/TLS Encryption

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.

Adobe Fonts

We use Adobe Fonts for the visual design of our website. Adobe Fonts is a service provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA, which grants us access to a font library. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must create a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and then download the font required for our website. Adobe thereby receives the information that our website has been accessed from your IP address. Further information on Adobe Fonts can be found in Adobe's privacy policy, which you can access here:


On this website we use MyFonts Counter, a web analysis service of MyFonts Inc, 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. Due to the licence terms, page view tracking is carried out by counting the number of visits to the website for statistical purposes and transmitting them to MyFonts. MyFonts only collects anonymised data. The data may be passed on by activating Javascript code in your browser. Further information on MyFonts Counter can be found in MyFonts' privacy policy, which you can access here:


Our website uses a so-called Content Delivery Network (CDN) from the technology service provider Cloudflare Inc, 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. A CDN is an online service that is primarily used to deliver large media files, such as graphics, page content or scripts through a network of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. The use of Cloudflare's CDN supports our website in optimising loading speeds. Technically, the data transfer between your browser and our website is routed via the Cloudflare network. Cloudflare is able to analyse the data traffic between users and our website in order to detect and ward off attacks on our services, for example. Cloudflare may also store cookies on your computer for analysis and optimisation purposes. Cloudflare is used in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the secure and efficient provision and improvement of the stability and functionality of our website. Further information can be found in Cloudflare's privacy policy, which you can access here:


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.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending newsletters at any time, for example via the corresponding link in the newsletter. Further information can be found in Brevo's privacy policy, which you can access here:

Contact Form

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.

Google Analytics

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:


Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

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.

Google Maps

This website uses the services of Google Maps. Its provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Maps allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the customised design of its website. These types of analysis are carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide customised advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you need to contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here, along with further information on your rights in this regard and optional settings to protect your privacy:

YouTube and Google Photos

The functions of the YouTube service are integrated on this website. Whenever videos are made available, images are also integrated via the Google Photos image service. For this purpose, your IP address is transmitted to the provider, Google. YouTube is owned by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which operates the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Your legal agreement with YouTube consists of the Terms and Conditions, which you can access here: These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and YouTube regarding the use of the Services. Google's privacy policy explains how YouTube handles your personal data and protects your data when you use the service. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here:

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. 


Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Ireland is a subsidiary of Meta Platforms Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Further information can be found in Facebook's privacy policy and in the opt-out settings for adverts, which you can access here: and


Instagram of Instagram LLC, now Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Ireland. Further information can be found in Instagram's privacy policy, which you can access here:


LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy, which you can access here:

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy and our website at any time. Therefore, we recommend that you check these regularly. The date of the last update can be found at the end of the Privacy Policy. The version published on our website applies.

Contact Information

Rheinstrasse 8
CH - 7203 Trimmis
+41 81 354 12 00

17 October 2023

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