Data Protection at a Glance
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data protection declaration as provided under this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
Data are processed on this website by the data protection contact of Les Couleurs Suisse. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data will be collected when you communicate it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, where it came from, who received it, and why it was collected, at no expense to yourself. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. To do this, or if you have any other questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
1. General Notes and Mandatory Information
Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function enables the target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to be linked with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behaviour on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).
Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. In this way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.
You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing / targeting by disabling personalized advertising in your Google Account by following this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Note to the responsible body
The responsible data processing unit on this website is:
Les Couleurs Suisse AG
Phone: +41 (0)44 941 40 22
Responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
SSL or TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Processing of Data (Customer and Contract Data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, formulate, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). We collect, process and use your personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.
Data Transmission upon Conclusion of Contract for Services and Digital Content
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.
Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that are stored as well as their origin, the recipient and the purpose for which they have been processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time regarding this or any other questions using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Encrypted payments on this website
If you enter into a paying contract which requires you to send us your payment information (e.g. your account number for direct debits), we will require these data to process your payment.
Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa/MasterCcard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.
In the case of encrypted communication, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
2. Data Collection on our Website
Using the links below you can find out more information about cookies and how to manage them in the major browsers (as well as disabling them):
Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-de/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Server Log Files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in "server log files", which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data cannot be used to identify specific people. This data is not combined with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you use our contact form to send us an enquiry, the details you enter on the form, including the contact details entered, will be stored by us for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your permission.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form will therefore be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after processing your inquiry). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Registration on this Website
You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The data input will only be used for the purposes of using the site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject your registration.
To inform you about important changes such as changes to the scope of our site or technically necessary changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.
We will process the data provided during registration only on the basis of your consent (Art. 6, para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Comment Function on this Website
If you use the comment function on this site, the time at which you created the comment and your email address will be stored along with your comment, as well as your username, unless you are posting anonymously.
How long comments are stored for
Comments and associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content commented upon has been completely deleted or the comments are required to be removed for legal reasons (libel, etc.).
The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6, para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
3. Social Media
The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. For this, this page uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only when the user actively clicks on one of these buttons.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of the social networks, the Like, +1, and Share buttons for Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & Co. will display an information window in which the user can confirm the text before it is sent. Our users can share the content of this page on social networks without their providers creating profiles of users' surfing behaviour.
Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (like-button)
Plugins are integrated on this site for the social network, Facebook, Provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our site. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
We also integrate functions of the online service Instagram on our website. Provider of these features is the Instagram Inc. It is located in the US, CA 94025, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park.
Your Twitter privacy preferences can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account .
Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our webpages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.
For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .
Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behaviour evaluated.
For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING data protection declaration at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
4. Analysis Tools and Advertising
Legal Basis - Basic Data Protection Ordinance
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act , valid from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1 lit. a, 7 DGPR aas well as Section 7, para. 2 no. 3, and para. 3 German Act on Unfair Competition (UWG). The use of the distribution service provider MailChimp, carrying out statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging of the registration procedure, is delivered on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We strive toward a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users and also allows us to provide proof of consent.
In Switzerland, there is no right of appeal to a supervisory authority. In the case of the applicability of the GDPR, a right of appeal exists with the responsible data protection supervisory authority. We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that you you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for its operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties as required by law or if said third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not under any circumstances associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we wish to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree that the data that Google collects about you may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transfer to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of this website for the purpose of compiling reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transferred by Google Analytics from your browser is not combined with other data of Google.
You can prevent the saving of the cookies by making corresponding adjustments to your browser software; we do however point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Opposition to Data Collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivating Google Analytics
Order Data Processing
We have concluded a contract with Google on contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities with respect to the use of Google Analytics.
Information on the Newsletter and Consents
The following notes are about our newsletter, its content and procedures regarding registration, distribution and statistical evaluation. They also explain your right to appeal. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive the newsletter and to the procedures described. If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter "newsletters") only with the express consent of the recipient or with legal permission. If registration for the newsletter involves a concrete description of its content, then this description is the basis on which the user agrees to receive the newsletter. In addition, our newsletters contain information about the design, architecture, events and news of our company or licensees.
Double Opt-In and Logging
The registration for our newsletter takes place via a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that upon registration, you will receive an email requesting confirmation of the subscription. The confirmation is required to ensure that no one else subscribes using your email address. A record of subscriptions to the newsletter is kept to fulfil the legal requirements for recording the subscription process. The record contains the time of subscription and confirmation as well as the relevant IP address. Changes to your data stored with MailChimp are also logged.
Use of the "MailChimp" Distribution Service
The newsletter is sent via MailChimp, a newsletter distribution platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf.
Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data along with its own information to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimise the sending and presentation of the newsletter or for business purposes, in order to determine from which countries the recipients originate. However, the service does not use the recipient data of our newsletter to approach recipients directly, nor do they pass the information on to third parties. We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp.
MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and thus commits itself to comply with EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. This is a contract in which Google undertakes to protect our users' data, to process it on our behalf in accordance with our data protection regulations and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties.
The data protection regulations of the shipping service provider can be viewed here https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ .
You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time your consent to the newsletter's dispatch via MailChimp and the statistical analyses expires. A separate cancellation of either the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link at the end of each newsletter or under the registration form on our website.
6. Plugins and Tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages which feature a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used in the interests of making our online presence more attractive. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. When you call up a page of our website which contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google is therefore aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate locating the places we specify on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Last update: 2019