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General information

The following privacy statement clarifies the collection and processing of your personal data when using this website. This privacy statement also applies to the collection and processing of your data on external websites or online services connected to this website (such as our social media profiles). 

Personal data

"Personal Data" refers to all information that can be used to draw conclusions about a natural person or to clearly identify a natural person. A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he / she can be clearly identified by information such as a name, a number, a specific location, an online marker (eg a cookie) or other special features. 

Data protection responsibility

The legal entity responsible for data collection and data processing on this website is LPX AG
Florastrasse 17
8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone:  +41 (0) 44 382 90 20
CEOs: Dr. Michel Degosciu, Dr. Robin Jakob (hereafter "we" or "the operator") Some data collection and processing mentioned below may, in addition to the operator of this website, fall under the joint responsibility of our respective cooperation partners. You can therefore exercise some rights directly to the respective cooperation partner. Relevant information can be found at the appropriate place in this Privacy Policy. 

Website Hoster 

Our website is physically hosted on server systems operated by Host Europe Suisse AG, Technopark Luzern, D4 Platz 4, 6039 Root Laengenbold, Switzerland. Host Europe operates four own data centers located in Switzerland. We do not generally share personal information about your visit to our website with Host Europe as part of our collaboration. However, it may be possible that Host Europe at least potentially gains access to personal data – e.g. during service or maintenance operations. In such cases, relevant data protection agreements ensure the protection of your personal data.

Type and extend of the data collected

When you access our website, various pieces of information about your visit will be collected. This information includes usage information such as the web pages you visit, the content you read, access times, device information, information about your operating system and web browser as well as IP addresses. If you use additional services or features on our website, such as a contact form, a comment function or any other function that requires the input of personal data, additional information will be collected and processed. This includes personal data such as your name or address, contact information such as your telephone number or e-mail address, and content data such as your message or media attachments that you sent. 

Data collected when using contact features on our website

Contact forms

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can do so by using the contact form on our website. If you do so, we will collect the following information about you: your name, e-mail address, and your message. Upon reception by us, your data may be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) or other software application. Once your order or contact information is no longer required, it will be blocked and deleted after the retention period has expired, unless other legal requirements make it mandatory for us to keep your data beyond that time.

Newsletters

By choosing to register for our newsletter you consent to the reception of the newsletter as well as to our processing of your relevant personal data. In general, we only send out newsletters, e-mails and other electronic communication with your prior consent and/or in accordance with all applicable legal regulations. Our newsletters contain information about our services and about our company. Sending our newsletter and measuring newsletter performance takes place based on your consent and/or all applicable legal regulations. If you choose to receive our newsletter we need your email address as well as information that enables us to make sure that the email address you provided is in fact yours and that you agree with receiving our newsletter. We use the so-called double-opt-in process for newsletter registration. This enables you to enter your email address into the signup form to be added to our mailing list. After that you will receive an email in which you can legally agree to your newsletter registration. Only when we receive your agreement your email address will be added to the mailing list. Your data will only be used to send you the offers and information requested. We use Newsletter2Go (www.newsletter2go.de) to maintain our newsletter mailing list and send our newsletters. When you sign up to our newsletter, your data will be transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is not permitted to sell your personal information or to use it for any purpose other than to send our newsletter. Newsletter2Go is a German newsletter provider which has been chosen due to its compliance with the GDPR and the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz. For more information on Newsletter2Go, please visit https://www.newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/ You can withdraw or revoke your consent for us to store your personal information and your agreement to receive our newsletter at any time. You can do so by clicking on "Abmelden" / "Sign Out" at the bottom of our newsletter or by sending us an email. Please note that we are legally entitled to keep the e-mail address that you provided during registration for up to 3 years after the newsletter was terminated, for example, in order to legally prove a previously given consent. 

Data collected automatically while using our website

Technically required data

If you access our website without logging in or registering, we and our hosting provider will automatically collect information of a general nature. The information collected (the so-called server log files) include the type of your web browser, the operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the IP address, the time and duration of the access, the requested pages, the amount of data transferred and the referrer's URL. This information cannot be used to draw conclusions about you personally. Collecting such information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of our website and is considered mandatory when using the internet. Anonymised information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us to optimize our internet presence and the underlying technology. We collect and process such information to operate our website including its functions and content, to perform range measurements, to answer inquiries and to communicate with our users.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a web server to your computer. By doing that, we automatically receive certain data such as your IP address, browser, your computer's operating system and your connection to the Internet. Temporary cookies or so-called "session cookies" contain information that relates to your current visit to our website. Temporary cookies are deleted after you have finished your visit to our website or when you close your browser. Persistent cookies usually contain information about your login status or about your interests on our website, which are used for range measuring or other marketing purposes. Persistent cookies remain on your computer even after you close your browser. Please note that third party services or tools that we use on our website (e.g. Google Analytics) may also store cookies on your computer. Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate easy navigation and make sure that our website is displayed correctly. In no case will we transfer personal data collected by us to third parties or link it with other personal data without your consent. Of course you can also view our website without using cookies. Internet browsers are usually set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the acceptance of cookies by your browser in your browser settings. You can also delete previously saved cookies from your computer. Please use the help function of your internet browser to find out how to change your cookie settings or how to delete cookies from your computer. You may also generally object to the use of cookies for marketing purposes. There are various online services available which let you do so, such as http://www.aboutads.info/choices in the US or http://www.youronlinechoices.com in the EU. Please note that some features of our website may not work properly if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Analysis and marketing services

By using the following analysis and marketing services we would like to understand your reading behavious on our website in order to improve our service and to better display information that is relevant to you. You can object to the data collection and processing for this purpose as described in the following sections.

Google Analytics 

This website facilitates Google Analytics (Google Inc.) or performance analysis. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow us to analyse how you use our website. The information that is collected by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website, however, has activated anonymized IP addresses. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union before transmitting it to a Google server in the USA. Only in a few exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use the collected information to analyse how you use our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website performance. The IP address provided by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer in your browser settings. However, we'd like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. Also, you may prevent data collection by Google through cookies and the analysis of your using our website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking on "Disable Google Analytics". In this case, an opt-out cookie will be installed on your computer. This will prevent data collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser. 

Disable Google Analytics

Google provides further information on data collection and processing, and presents options to change your settings or object to data collection on the following websites. Please refer to https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners for information on how Google uses data on partner web sites and apps. Or visit http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads to learn more about opt-out options. To customize how Google presents advertising to you, visit http://www.google.com/settings/ads.

Integration of third-party services and content

On our website, we may use third-party services in order to display videos, maps, web fonts as well as other content. The integration of such content on our website makes it mandatory for you to provide us with your IP address, which will then be used by the third-party vendor to properly deliver the content to your browser. We make every effort to include as little external content as possible on our website and only to include content whose providers use your IP address solely to provide the requested content. However, we would like to point out that third parties may also use so-called "pixel tags" or "web beacons" to statistically analyze information such as the amount of traffic on visited websites. Such information may be stored in a non-pseudonymous form in cookies on your computer. This includes information about your browser or the operating system of your computer, information about referring websites, visiting hours and duration, and the pages visited on our website. This data can be linked to information from other sources. To prevent the use of cookies in your browser or to delete cookies already stored on your computer, please refer to the help information of your web browser.  The following services and/or contents by third-party providers are integrated within our website: 

Google Services

We use interactive maps of Google Maps and web-enabled fonts from Google Fonts on our website. These are services provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. Please also see your opt-out options at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google+

Our website includes buttons by Google+ (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,94043, United States), which allow you to share the URL of our website in your Google+ profile or to open our Google+ page. These Google+ buttons are indicated by the Google+ logo or by the word "G+" or "Google+". If you use these Google+ buttons to access our Google+ page or to share the URL of our website within your Google+ profile, your browser will transmit certain information about your using this website to a server run by Google. If you do have a Google account, Google can use that information to create a internet usage profile of you. If you want to know more about what information Google collects and processes, please visit the Google privacy policy at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.  If you do have a Google+ account but do not want Google to collect information about your visit to our website, you must log out of Google before visiting our website and delete the cookies stored on your computer. Please refer to the help function of your browser to learn how to disable cookies and how to delete cookies from your computer. 

Facebook

Our website includes buttons or links to Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland) which allow you to share the URL of our website within your Facebook profile or to access our Facebook profile. These buttons are indicated by a Facebook logo, the word "Facebook" and/or a "thumbs up" icon. We use these Facebook buttons based on special requirements for data transmission and processing. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and guarantees compliance with European data protection law. If you use the Facebook buttons on our website to access our Facebook page, your computer transmits certain information about your use of our website to a Facebook server. From these data, especially if you are logged in to Facebook at the time of use, Facebook can create usage profiles about your online behavior and assign them to your Facebook account. Facebook can also collect and store your IP address if you do not have a Facebook account. In this context, we point out that we have no influence on the type and extent of the data transmitted to Facebook via the Facebook button. However, Facebook assures that it stores only an anonymous IP address in Germany, from which no conclusions can be drawn on your person. Further information on the collection and processing of data by Facebook as well as your options and right of objection can be found in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.  If you do have a Facebook account but do not want Facebook to collect information about your visit to our website, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website and delete the cookies stored on your computer. Please refer to the help function of your browser to learn how to disable cookies and how to delete cookies from your computer.

Twitter

Our website includes buttons or links to Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) which allow you to share the URL of our website within your Twitter profile or to access our Twitter page. These buttons are indicated by a Twitter logo, or the word "Twitter". We use these Twitter buttons based on special requirements for data transmission and processing. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and guarantees compliance with European data protection law. If you use the Twitter buttons on our website to access our Twitter page or to share the URL of our website in your Twitter profile, your computer transmits certain information about your use of our website to a Twitter server. From these data, especially if you are logged in to Twitter at the time of use, Twitter can create usage profiles about your online behavior and assign them to your Twitter account.  Further information on the collection and processing of data by Twitter as well as your options and right of objection can be found in the Twitter privacy policy at https://twitter.com/de/privacy. To check your opt-out options, please go to https://twitter.com/personalization.

LinkedIn

Our website includes buttons or links to LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corp., Mountain View, California, USA for users in the US or LinkedIn Ireland U.C., Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland for users within the EU) which allow you to share the URL of our website within your Linkedin profile or to access our LinkedIn page. These buttons are indicated by a LinkedIn logo, or the word "LinkedIn". We use these LinkedIn buttons based on special requirements for data transmission and processing. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and guarantees compliance with European data protection law. If you use the LinkedIn buttons on our website to access our LinkedIn page or to share the URL of our website in your LinkedIn profile, your computer transmits certain information about your use of our website to a server run by LinkedIn. From these data, especially if you are logged in to LinkedIn at the time of use, LinkedIn can create usage profiles about your online behavior and assign them to your LinkedIn account.  Further information on the collection and processing of data by LinkedIn as well as your options and right of objection can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Youtube

Our website may include videos which are hosted on the YouTube platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find the privacy notices for using these videos at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. For information about your opt-out opportunities, visit https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Data transfer to third parties

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this is permitted or prescribed under European data protection law. This is the case, for instance, if you have expressly consented to the disclosure of your data and/or such disclosure is required for contract fulfilment. Disclosure of your personal data is also permitted under data protection law, if the enforcement of regulations of other laws (for example, criminal law regulations) requires such disclosure and if nothing prevents this transfer from a data protection point of view. Disclosing of your personal data is also justifiable if we have a legitimate interest in passing on the relevant information (for example, when placing an order with a third party, when using a representative or a web host). We will only transfer your data for the purpose of contract fulfilment. You can rest assured that we will always check the possible transfer of personal data to third parties in accordance with data protection law.

Your rights concerning your personal data 

At this point we would like to inform you briefly about the data protection rights that you can exercise towards our company.

Right to information / Right of rectification

You have the right to request information about what personal information about you is stored in our company, and to receive copies of such data at any time. If you want to request that information, please send us an e-mail through our Contact page. We are only allowed to process personal data about you which is accurate. If, for example, you exercise your right to information, and find that a certain date about you is inaccurate or incomplete, or has become inaccurate or incomplete, we are generally obliged to correct that information immediately. 

Cancellation right / Blocking right

We solely process your personal data for the purposes indicated in this privacy statement. Principally, we only need this information to perform the data processing that you request us to do (for example, processing your message, checking your request). In some cases, we may be required by law to keep your information for a limited period of time. If we do not need your information during this period, we will block it or restrict its processing. You have the right to request the immediate deletion of your data or to request a restriction on the processing of your data. In addition, you also have the right to have the data we store about you transmitted to you or another person in charge before being deleted.

Right of objection / Right of withdrawal

Insofar as you are entitled to a legal right to object to the data processing described in this privacy statement, we will point this out to you at the appropriate place. You also have the opportunity to exercise your opposition in the appropriate places. In addition, you have the right to revoke previously granted consent for the collection or processing of your data with effect for the future or to object to the future collection and processing of your personal data in advance at any time. You may expressly object to the collection and processing of your data if it serves the purpose of direct mail. If you do not agree with or are unsatisfied by the way we handle your personal data, you can file a complaint with the respective supervisory authority.

Changes to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt parts of this privacy statement to always comply with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services. Your next visit to our website will then be subject to the new privacy statement. If your prior consent is required for the introduction of a new service, we will inform you in good time and ask for your consent. This privacy policy is dated 17.05.2018.