privacy

Data protection

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of data from visitors and users (hereinafter collectively referred to as “user”) by x-level GmbH, Glärnischstrasse 16, 9500 Wil, Switzerland (hereinafter “provider”) as body responsible for data protection. If you have any questions about data protection, you can reach us on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by email at info@x-level.ch

Collection of access data

The provider collects data about every access to the online offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider . The provider uses the log data without assignment to the person of the user or other profile creation in accordance with the legal provisions only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the online offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if there are reasonable grounds to suspect illegal use.

Collection and use of personal data

Personal data is only collected and used by the provider if this is permitted by law or the users consent to the data collection. As a rule, when using the service, it is clear to the user which data is stored, such as name, email address and message when using the order form. The personal data provided for the purpose of ordering goods (such as name, email address, address, payment details) will be used by the seller to fulfill and process the contract. This data is treated confidentially, transmitted in encrypted form and not passed on to third parties who are not involved in the ordering, delivery and payment process. When contacting the provider (via contact form or email), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise. The provider has taken organizational, contractual and technical security measures to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are complied with and that accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons is prevented.

Forwarding data to third parties

The user data will only be passed on to third parties if this is permitted by law or if a user has consented to the forwarding. This is the case, for example, if the forwarding of the data serves to fulfill contractual obligations towards the user and the postal address is handed over to a shipping company after a shop order. Or if the data is requested by competent bodies such as law enforcement agencies. The personal data of the users are in no way sold or passed on to third parties for advertising purposes or for the purpose of creating user profiles.

Cookies

The provider uses “cookies” as part of its online offering. Cookies are small files that are stored on the user’s computer and can store information for providers. Temporary cookies are deleted after the browser is closed, permanent cookies are retained for a predetermined period of time and can provide the stored information when the online offer is called up again. On the one hand, cookies are used to facilitate the use of the service. This is how a cookie saves the shopping cart status of a user. The user can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option that restricts or completely prevents the storage of cookies. The provider endeavors to design the online offer so that the use of cookies is not necessary. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the convenience of use are restricted without cookies.

Sending information via newsletter

Emails with advertising information about the provider and its services are only sent with the explicit consent of the user. Users can object to receiving the newsletter at any time. You can find an objection in every email. Before sending the newsletter, the email owner receives a confirmation email in which he must confirm the newsletter registration. Unconfirmed registrations will be automatically deleted within four weeks at the latest. Messages related to the contractual relationship with the user are not part of advertising information. This includes sending technical information, information on payment processing, queries about orders and comparable messages. Users can subsequently request removal from the notification list by email to the contact options given above. As part of the registration, the provider saves the registration and confirmation times and the IP address of the user. The provider is legally obliged to log the registrations in order to be able to prove proper registration.

Google Analytics

The provider uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, the IP address of Google users will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, the provider points out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Piwik statistics

The provider uses Piwik, an open source software for statistical evaluation of user access. Piwik uses cookies that are stored on the user’s computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by the user. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this offer is stored on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is saved. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly.

Range measurement with etracker

This website uses technologies from etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and store data for marketing and optimization purposes. Usage profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used. The data collected with the etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the separate consent of the person concerned. The collection and storage of data can be objected to at any time with future effect: http://www.etracker.com/privacy?et=[Enet etracker Secure Code]

Use of Facebook social plugins

This online offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When a user calls up a website of this online offering that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to the user’s browser and integrated into the website by the browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users based on their level of knowledge: By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. If a user interacts with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save his IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ . If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website and delete the corresponding Facebook cookies. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for the browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.

+1 button from Google+

The buttons on the Google+ social network are used on this website (e.g. “+1” button), which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). When a user calls up a website of this online offering that contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the buttons is transmitted by Google directly to its browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the buttons. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed from logged-in Google+ members. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as the related rights and setting options of the users to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information on the “+1” button: http://www.google.com /intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://bit.ly/r3Qmer. If a user is a Google+ member and does not want Google to collect data about them via this website and link them to your membership data stored by Google,

Use of the Twitter buttons

The buttons of the Twitter service are used on this website. These buttons (e.g. “Tweet” or “Follow”) are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When a user calls up a website on this website that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted from Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs the user according to his level of knowledge. According to this, only the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted when the button is obtained, but not used for purposes other than the display of the button. Further information can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Use of the Pinterest buttons

The buttons (“Pin It”) of the Pinterest service, http://pinterest.com, are used on this website. With the help of the buttons it is possible for users to share the provider’s articles on their “Pinterest boards”. When a user visits a website that contains a “Pin It” button, their browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The content of the “Pin It” button is transmitted from Pinterest directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Pinterest collects using the “Pin It” button and informs the user according to his level of knowledge. After this, only the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website are transmitted, but only used for the purpose of displaying the “Pin It” button and for sharing the content. Further information can be found in Pinterest’s data protection declaration at http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by the provider about him. Contact details can be found in the provider’s imprint. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, block and delete his or her personal data, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain it.

Changes to the privacy policy

The provider reserves the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changes in the legal situation or changes in the service and data processing.

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