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Privacy Policy of TDS Precision Products GmbH

Thank you for your interest in our company and our products. Transparency and the protection of your data are important to us. Therefore, you can learn more about the collection and processing of data at this point.

1.    Privacy Policy

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on our website www.tds-pp.com (hereinafter "website") by TDS Precision Products GmbH (hereinafter "we", "us" or "TDS") and provides information about the rights to which you are entitled. These rights are governed by the applicable data protection laws.

2.    Responsible person / Data Protection Officer / Representative

Responsible for data processing on this website and contact person for data protection concerns is:

Peter Schärer
TDS Precision Products GmbH
Industriestrasse 1a
8157 Dielsdorf
Tel. +41 44 885 30 80

3.    Legality of the processing

We handle personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection laws. Where the EU GDPR applies, personal data is also processed on the following legal bases in accordance with Article 6(1) of the GDPR:

(a) The data subject has given consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for one or more specific purposes;
b) Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject's request;
(c) Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
(d) Processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
(e) Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(f) Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

4.    Data Collection on this website

4.1.    Logfiles

Our website is hosted by SwissPIM AG www.swiss-pim.ch. 
To optimize and maintain our website, we log technical errors that may occur when you access our website. Furthermore, when using this website, information is automatically collected that the browser of your end device transmits to our host provider. These are:
-    IP address and operating system of your end device, 
-    browser type, version, language 
-    date and time of server request, 
-    accessed file, 
-    the website from which the access was made (referrer URL), 
-    the status code (e.g. 404) and the transmission protocol used (e.g. HTTP/2).
This data is collected and stored by our host provider to optimize processes and procedures, especially in connection with the use of our website and the security and stability of the computer system. 
For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of SwissPIM AG at www.swiss-pim.ch/datenschutzerklarung/. Insofar as the DSGVO is applicable, the basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4.2.    Contact form

If you use our inquiry forms (contact, application and order form), your information from the forms will be processed by us for the processing of the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We use the data you provide to answer your inquiry. If the DSGVO is applicable, the basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4.3.    Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are stored on your terminal device and saved by your browser. Some of the cookies we use are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them or until they expire. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
In your browser, you can set that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, or that cookies are prevented completely. This may limit the functionality of the website.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process or functions requested by you or that optimize your user experience are stored - if the DSGVO is applicable - on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

We use the cookie banner of Osano, whose privacy policy can be viewed at https://osano.trusthub.com/privacy.

4.4.    Newsletter

We offer a newsletter to which you can subscribe. When you sign up for the newsletter, we collect at least your email address. 
We use your email address to send you the newsletter by email. If the DSGVO is applicable, the basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

5.    Transfer of data to third parties

To be able to offer you the information on our website, we work together with various service providers, namely IT service providers, to be able to offer you a contemporary website. They use your data only in the context of order processing for us. 
We only transfer data to bodies outside Switzerland and the European Union (third country) without your consent if this is necessary according to the respective contract, to fulfill legal obligations or to protect our legitimate interests.
We comply with the confidentiality obligations set out in data protection law and possibly other regulations (such as bank client confidentiality). These obligations apply to all TDS employees and officers, as well as to persons performing tasks on our behalf. Only individuals who have a need to access personal data within TDS may do so.
Personal data may be shared within TDS to ensure a consistently high standard of service or to provide comprehensive support and service.
It is possible that personal data may be disclosed to third parties in order to fulfill contractual obligations (e.g. brokers), to comply with legal or regulatory requirements (e.g. courts, supervisory authorities), to protect legitimate interests (e.g. when outsourcing tasks to service providers) or if you have given your consent.
If personal data is transferred to service providers such as IT service providers, marketing service providers, providers of communication and printing services and claims adjusters when outsourcing tasks, these service providers are obliged to process the data only to the extent that TDS itself is permitted to do so. TDS carefully selects service providers and contractually obligates them to comply with confidentiality obligations and to ensure data security.
It is expressly forbidden for personal data to be sold to third parties for marketing or other purposes.

5.1.    Disclosure of personal data abroad

TDS may disclose personal data worldwide in order to fulfill contractual obligations (e.g. in the securities or brokerage business) as well as legal or regulatory requirements (e.g. to tax authorities, trading, clearing or securities depositories) or to protect legitimate interests (e.g. by outsourcing tasks or to defend or enforce legal claims in proceedings and litigation).
TDS guarantees that the country in question has adequate data protection or that appropriate data protection is guaranteed in some other way when personal data is disclosed abroad. Unless the disclosure is made based on a legal exception.

6.    Profiling and automated individual decisions

Personal data can be automatically analyzed and evaluated by TDS in order to identify characteristics, predict developments and create profiles (so-called profiling). Profiles are mainly used to provide you with the best possible support (e.g. tailored offers) and to adapt advertising measures to your needs (e.g. personalized marketing). TDS may use so-called scoring to evaluate your creditworthiness. It estimates how likely it is that payment obligations will be met according to the contract.

Normally, TDS does not make individual decisions based solely on automated processing of personal data. If automated individual decisions are applied, the TDS manager will inform the data subject of the relevant legal requirements and grant the rights provided by law. This does not apply if the data subject has expressly consented to the decision being automated.

7.    External services

We use various third-party services on our website. In the following, we explain in detail which services these are, what we use them for, and what data is collected.

7.1.    Userlike Chat

We use the live chat software from Userlike UG. The chat allows, at the request of the user, to communicate in real time via the app. 
If the DSGVO is applicable, the basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The privacy policy of Userlike can be found at www.userlike.com/en/data-privacy.

7.2.    Analysis-Tool SISTRIX

We use the analysis tool from SISTRIX GmbH. The tool is used to quickly evaluate our own website. It shows strengths and potentials, but also weaknesses and recommendations for action. If the DSGVO is applicable, the basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The privacy policy of SISTRIX GmbH can be found at www.sistrix.de/sistrix/datenschutz.

7.3.    Google Ads

Google Ads is Google's online marketing tool used on this website. Google Ads uses cookies to serve relevant ads to users, improve campaign reporting, or prevent users from seeing the same fluid ads multiple times. In addition, Google Ads may track ad requests through the use of cookie IDs. If someone sees a Google Ads ad and then uses the same browser to visit the advertiser's website and make a purchase, this can happen. Google claims that Google Ads cookies do not contain any personal data. Your browser automatically establishes a connection to Google's server due to the integrated marketing tools. 
Using Google Ads, Google receives information that you have visited the relevant section of our website or clicked on an ad displayed by us. Google can assign the visit to your account if you are registered with a Google service. Google may request and store your IP address even if you are not registered or logged in. You can try to avoid participating in this tracking process:

  • By properly configuring your browser software, especially by using third-party vendors, you avoid third-party ads.
  • By disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to delete cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com.
  • Block adssettings.google.com, but if you delete your cookies, this setting will be deleted.
  • By using the link www.aboutads.info/choices to disable the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulatory campaign "About Ads". If you delete your ads, this setting will be deleted.
  • By permanently deactivating it in your browser, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, using the link www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this offer.

You can find more information about Google Ads at https://ads.google.com/intl/en/home/ and about Google's overall privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. You also have the option of visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website, which can be reached at www.networkadvertising.org.

7.4.    Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Normally, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you activate IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the EU or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only rarely is the entire IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address that your browser sends via Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You have the option of blocking the storage of cookies in your browser, but we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. In addition, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user by using the statistics obtained. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework) when personal data is transferred to the USA. The use of Google Analytics is based on Article Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Information about the external provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
The terms of use can be found at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/, information on data protection can be found at the privacy policy https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

7.5.    Google Maps

We use Google Maps as a service on this website. This gives us the opportunity to display interactive maps directly on the website and enable convenient use of the map function. Google learns that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. 
This happens regardless of whether you have an already logged in user account with Google or not. Your information is directly assigned to your Google account if you are logged in. Before activating the button, you must log out if you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google. Google stores your information as usage profiles and uses it for advertising, market research and/or to tailor its website to your needs. An analysis is mainly carried out to offer suitable advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website, even for users who are not logged in. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you must report this to Google.
The privacy statements of the plug-in provider contain further details on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing. There you can also find additional information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy. Privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the United States in accordance with the terms of the EU-US Privacy Shield (www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

7.6.    Google Tag Manager

With the help of Google Tag Manager, we can manage website tags via an interface and integrate, for example, Google Analytics and other marketing services into our online offering. The tag manager that uses the tags does not process any personal data. Regarding the processing of personal data, please refer to the information on the corresponding Google services. You can access the Google Tag Manager usage guidelines as follows: www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

7.7.    Microsoft Advertising (Bing Ads)

We also use the Microsoft Advertising program from Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA, to conduct our online marketing activities. We use a technology (conversion tracking tool) from Microsoft on our website, which also stores your data.
Our services are of high quality, and we would like to present them to a wider audience. Microsoft Advertising allows us to make our goods available to those who are interested in them. We would like to present our products not only on Google, but also on Bing and Yahoo. Microsoft Advertising also allows us to place advertisements on the "Microsoft Audience Network". We have the possibility to place advertisements on LinkedIn as well.
We have integrated a conversion tracking tag from Microsoft Advertising on our website. This tracking tool can help us learn more about your user behavior on our website if you arrived at our website through a Microsoft ad. We receive information about what keyword or ad you found, what page you clicked on, how many people visit our website through Microsoft Ads, and how long you stay on our website. All of this information relates to user behavior and is not personally identifiable information. Microsoft uses the data to improve its advertising and other services. The data collected may be linked to your own Microsoft account. It is possible that Microsoft perceives and stores your IP address.
We have no influence on how Microsoft uses the collected user data. Microsoft operates its own servers around the world. Since most are located in the United States, your information may also be stored, managed and processed on American servers. Microsoft retains information (especially personal data) only as long as necessary to provide its services and products or for legal purposes. In addition, Microsoft emphasizes that the actual retention period varies widely from product to product.
Microsoft deletes your saved searches on Bing after 6 months by deleting your IP address. After 18 months, cookie IDs are made unrecognizable.
You can opt out of conversion tracking from Microsoft Ads at any time. You can turn this feature off at https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings/signedout if you do not want Microsoft Advertising to send you relevant ads. Furthermore, you have the option to disable, manage or delete all cookies in your browser.
It is our goal to provide you with insight into how data is processed through Microsoft Ads' conversion tracking. Microsoft's privacy policy is subject to change at any time. You can also read Microsoft's privacy policy at https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement for more information and to stay up to date.

8.    Links

On our website you will find links to third-party sites. We are not responsible for the content and data protection precautions on external websites which you can reach via the links. Please inform yourself about data protection directly on the respective websites.

9.    Social Networks

9.1.    LinkedIn

TDS is represented on LinkedIn. When you access our LinkedIn page via our website, a connection is established between your browser and LinkedIn's servers and information is transferred. It is possible that this data is linked to your account on these social networks. Please log out of the relevant social networks before visiting our site if you do not wish this data to be associated with your account. In addition, interactions, the clicking of the available buttons, are passed on to the social networks. For more information, please see the following link: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

9.2.    YouTube

We embed YouTube videos on some of our web pages. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, is the operator of the plugins. When you use the YouTube plugin or a YouTube link on a website, a connection is established to YouTube's servers. If you log into your YouTube account, your surfing behavior can be individually identified. You can avoid this by first logging out of your YouTube account. When a YouTube video starts, the provider uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. You can find more details in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

10.    Employee data processing/application dossier

10.1.    Processing of employee data/application dossier

The data in the application dossier will be processed only to verify the qualification of the employee or to actually perform the employment contract. In addition, the provisions of the Data Protection Act (Article 2 DSG) are applicable. The application files of rejected applicants will be destroyed immediately after rejection.
References will be obtained or given only with the consent of the employee.

10.2.    Employee data

The personnel file refers primarily to files created and managed by the HR department. This refers in particular to all electronically processed data contained in HR systems, payroll software, time recording software, etc.
Physically existing documents are kept locked away and electronic HR data is protected with access authorizations.
There is a legal obligation to disclose data to authorities and insurers (e.g. AHV, IV, UVG ).

11.    Duration of the retention of personal data

We process and store your personal data as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of our contractual and legal obligations or otherwise the purposes pursued with the processing, i.e., for example, for the duration of the entire business relationship (from the initiation, processing to the termination of a contract) and beyond that in accordance with the statutory retention and documentation obligations. In this context, it is possible that personal data will be retained for the time during which claims can be asserted against our company and insofar as we are otherwise legally obligated to do so or legitimate business interests require this (e.g. for evidence and documentation purposes). As soon as your personal data is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, it will be deleted or anonymized as far as possible.

12.    Data security

We only process as much data as necessary and protect it from loss and misuse. We take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse, such as IT and network security solutions, encryption of data carriers and transmissions. These meet high requirements (such as the use of up-to-date firewall and antivirus software, as well as access restrictions, employee awareness and training). They are constantly adapted to the risks. The protection is state of the art and appropriate to the nature and scope of the processing. In addition, we have a "contingency plan" for software failure or damage, which may be caused by malware/hackers. The backup of the data is located in Switzerland.

12.1.    SSL Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator, SSL encryption is used on this website. It is possible to recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http://" to "https://" and the lock symbol appearing in the browser line. When SSL encryption is enabled, third parties are usually unable to read the information you transmit.

13.    Obligation to provide personal data

In the context of our business relationship, you must provide those personal data that are necessary for the establishment and implementation of a business relationship and its fulfillment of the associated contractual obligations (you usually do not have a legal obligation to provide us with data). Without this data, we would not be able to conclude a contract with you (or the entity or person you represent) or to process it. Also, the Website cannot be used if certain traffic-securing information (such as IP address) is not disclosed.

14.    Rights of the person concerned

As far as provided for by the data protection law applicable to you, you may request information free of charge about the data stored relating to you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right, under the legal conditions, to rectification, deletion, restriction of or objection to processing and, if the GDPR applies, to the surrender of this data for transfer to another body. 
You can revoke any consent you have given at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient.
It is important to note that the exercise of these rights may conflict with contractual agreements, and this may have consequences such as the premature termination of the contract or cost consequences. We will inform you in advance if this is not already contractually regulated. Please note that the foregoing rights are subject to legal restrictions and may impair or make impossible the provision of our services.
You are entitled to enforce your claims in court or to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority. For Switzerland, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner is responsible: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.

15.    Copyright

The rights to content, images, photos, or other files on this website belong exclusively to the operator or the respective copyright holders. It is necessary to obtain the written consent of the copyright holder before reproducing any files. Anyone who infringes copyright without the consent of the copyright holder risks criminal liability and damages.

16.    Disclaimer

All information on our website has been carefully checked. Our offer of information is accurate and up to date. Nevertheless, errors may occur, which means that we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information. We cannot be held liable for any material or immaterial damage caused using the information provided, unless we have acted with intent or gross negligence. We reserve the right to change or delete texts at our own discretion and without warning, but we are not obliged to keep the contents of this website up to date.

17.    Actuality and change of this privacy policy

We reserve the right to adjust this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The version published at www.tds-pp.com/datenschutzerklaerung is the currently valid version. Please direct frequent questions, suggestions and comments to the data protection officer recorded in point 2.
Version from 2023.08.28, Dielsdorf