DATA CONTROLLER

PAVATAEX SA
Rte de la Pisciculture 37
CH-1701 Fribourg
+41 (26) 426 31 11
infopavatex.ch
www.pavatex.ch

Commercial Register
Registered company name: PAVATEX SA
CH number: CH-170.3.030.725-9

Terms and Conditions of Use

PAVATEX SA would like to thank you for your interest in our company and your visit to our website. By using our website you agree to the following Terms and Conditions of Use without reservation. If you do not agree, you should refrain from using this website.

Proprietary Content

PAVATEX SA has taken the utmost care to create the contents of this website and constantly strives to keep the information published up-to-date and correct. Notwithstanding this, PAVATEX SA provides no guarantee and accepts no liability whatsoever for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided.

The information provided on this website is intended for general information purposes only. In no way does it constitute a binding guarantee of any kind.

References and links

Links to third-party websites published on the PAVATEX SA website are for general information purposes only and to facilitate user-friendliness on the website. Since the contents of external websites are beyond the control of PAVATEX SA, PAVATEX SA assumes no responsibility for these contents. In particular, PAVATEX SA is neither responsible for the availability of other websites, nor the accuracy, completeness or legality of the information provided there. These sites were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. They contained no apparent illegal contents at that time. Pursuant to Sec. 8 to 10 German Teleservices Act (GTA), PAVATEX SA is under no obligation to constantly check the contents of linked pages without a specific indication of a violation.

PAVATEX SA expressly distances itself from any unlawful third-party contents. This applies both to links and references within our own internet service as well as third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases furnished by PAVATEX SA, the contents of which enable external access for the purpose of making written entries. The obligations of PAVATEX SA to remove or block information under general law remains unaffected by this. However, any liability in respect of this only comes into effect from the date PAVATEX SA becomes aware of a specific legal violation. On being notified of such violations, PAVATEX SA will immediately remove said contents. If visitors to the website are concerned about the contents of linked websites or third-party entries, PAVATEX SA kindly asks visitors to notify them so that these links can be reviewed.

PAVATEX SA has not reviewed any of the websites from third parties that contain links to the PAVATEX SA website and is not responsible for the contents of such pages that link to the PAVATEX SA website.

Operation of this website

PAVATEX SA assumes no responsibility or liability for the fault-free operation of this website or for correcting faults in operation. PAVATEX SA expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, delete or temporarily or permanently cease publication of parts of this website or the entire online services at any time without separate notice.

Disclaimer

In no event shall PAVATEX SA be held liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect or consequential, which are caused by the access to, use or non-use of the information provided, or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information and/or the website. In no event shall PAVATEX SA be held liable for any damages arising out of the frustrated reliance on the existence or non-existence of information on this website. Although PAVATEX SA endeavours to keep the website free of viruses and other malicious software ("malware"), PAVATEX SA provides no guarantee that the website is virus-free or free of malware. In no event shall PAVATEX SA be held liable for any damage caused by viruses or other malware that are installed on your computer, smartphone or other device as a result of accessing our website or any other use of our website. The liability of PAVATEX SA for intent remains unaffected by this.

If parts or individual wordings of this text do not, do not in full or no longer correspond to the current legal situation, this neither affects the contents nor the validity of other parts of the document.

Copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights

All rights to the contents created by PAVATEX SA on this website are owned by PAVATEX SA. Duplication, editing, translation, processing, public reproduction or any other use of such contents, such as graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications, is not permitted without the express written consent of PAVATEX SA. The production of copies and downloads of these pages is only permitted for purposes of private, non-commercial use.

The websites of PAVATEX SA may contain or refer to trademarks, information, technologies, products or processes protected by patents or other proprietary rights of PAVATEX SA and/or third parties. You are not granted or transferred any license to use or make claim to such rights by PAVATEX SA and/or third parties.

PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Swiss Federal Government (Federal Act on Data Protection, FADP), every person is entitled to the protection of their privacy and to protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these regulations. Personal data is kept strictly confidential and is not sold or passed on to third parties.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect the databases to the best of our ability against unauthorised access, loss, misuse, tampering and manipulation.

SSL ENCRYPTION

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption (SSL) technology over an HTTPS connection.

AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ON THIS WEBSITE

When you call up our website, information that your browser transmits to us is automatically collected and stored in server log files. This information includes:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referring URL (previously visited website page)
  • Host name of the computer accessing our website (IP address)
  • The time of the server request

This usage data forms the basis for statistical and anonymous analyses to identify trends so that we can improve our services accordingly.

TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED

  • Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses)
  • Contact data (e.g. email address, telephone number)
  • Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos)
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in specific content, access times)
  • Meta/Communications data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)

PURPOSE OF PROCESSING

  • To provide the online services and its functions and content
  • To respond to contact requests/enquiries and to communicate with users
  • For security measures
  • For reach measurement/marketing

ESTABLISHING CONTACT

When establishing contact with us (e.g. over our contact form, by email, telephone or social media), the information the user provides is processed for the purpose of processing and handling the contact request. The information the user provides us with may be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or comparable enquiry organisation system in order to be able to process any possible follow-up questions more efficiently.

We delete requests and enquiries as soon as they are no longer required. We check this requirement every two years. Moreover, the statutory retention provisions apply.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that your browser saves when you call up a website. For example, cookies serve to stop you having to repeatedly sign in when revisiting a website or web application. Cookies are also used by web analytics services such as Google Analytics to tag visitors.

You can reject the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. If you disable cookies, it means that it may limit your ability to use all the features of this website in full.

COLLECTING ACCESS DATA AND LOG FILES

Based on our legitimate interests in terms of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, we, or our hosting provider, collect data every time the server on which this service is located is accessed (server log files). This access data includes the name of the website called up, the file accessed, the date and time of the hit, the volume of data transferred, notification of a successful hit, the browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referring URL (previously visited website page), the IP address and the querying provider.

Log file data is stored for security reasons (e.g. to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data that needs to be retained for purposes of evidence is exempted from deletion until the incident is finally clarified.

NEWSLETTER

This website uses the services of MailChimp (http://www.mailschimp.com) for sending out newsletters.

You can view the privacy policy of MailChimip here: http://www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

We use MailChimp based on our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR and an order processing agreement according to Art. 28 (3) (1) GDPR. MailChimp is allowed to use the recipient's data in a pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to the user, to optimise or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of their own mailing service, to display the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, neither does MailChimp use the data from our newsletter recipients for their own mailing activities, nor do they pass the data on to third parties.

If you do not want MailChimp to perform analyses, you should unsubscribe from the newsletter. We put a link in every newsletter message to allow you to do so.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our online services in terms of Sec. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google LLC ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information the cookie generates about the users' use of our online services is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate how users use our online services in order to compile reports on website activities within these online services, so as to provide us with further services related to the use of these online services and Internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous usage profiles for users may be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that Google truncates the user’s IP address if it is located within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser is not merged with other data from Google.

Users can reject the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the link below, the user can also prevent the data the cookie generates on how they use our online services (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and Google processing this data: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information on how Google uses date and the options for making settings and objecting, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and to the settings for displaying advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). The user's personal data is deleted or anonymised after 26 months

GOOGLE RE-/MARKETING SERVICES

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our online services in terms of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we make use of marketing and re-marketing services (for short “Google Marketing Services”) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google"). Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google Marketing Services allow us to better target advertisements for and on our website, so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user sees advertisements for products he has shown an interest in on other websites, it is referred to as "remarketing". When your visit our website and other websites on which the Google Advertising Network is active, Google directly executes a code from Google, along with what are known as (re-)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as 'web beacons'), which are integrated into the website for these purposes. With their help, the user can store an individual cookie, i.e. a small text file (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). The cookies may be set by different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. This file notes which web pages the user has visited, which content he has shown an interest in and which services he has clicked on, along with technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, the time of the visit and other information on his use of the online services. The user's IP address is also recorded, whereby, in the context of Google Analytics, we hereby inform you that the IP address is truncated within the Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases is it transmitted and truncated on a Google server in the USA. The IP address is not merged with data from the user as a part of other services from Google. Google may also link the aforementioned information with information of this type from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, bespoke ads may be displayed according to his interests. The data from users is processed pseudonymously within the context of Google Marketing Services. For example, Google does not store and process user names or email addresses but processes the relevant data in relation to cookies in pseudonymous user profiles. This means that, from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie owner, regardless of who the cookie owner may be. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without the related pseudonymisation. The information that Google Marketing Services collects on users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers in the USA. The Google Marketing Services we use include the online advertising programme "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different "conversion cookie". This means that these cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords' customers' websites. The information gathered with the help of these cookies is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have chosen conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. They do not receive any information that personally identifies the users however. We may embed AdSense ads based on the Google Marketing Service. AdSense uses cookies that enable Google and its affiliate websites to serve ads based on visits by users to this website or other websites on the Internet. We may also use "Google Tag Manager" to embed and manage Google Analytics and Marketing Services on our website. For more information on how Google uses data for marketing purposes, please refer to the overview page at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads. The Google privacy policy is available under https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising by Google Marketing Services, you can take advantage of the Google setting and opt-out options at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

Online presence on social media

We maintain an online presence on social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospective customers, interested parties and users who are active there and to inform them about our services. When accessing these networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing policies of the respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process users' data when they communicate with us from within social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presences or send us messages.

Inclusion of services and content from third parties

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our online services in terms of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers to include their content and services, such as videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content"). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content detect the IP addresses of users, since they would not be able to send their content to users' browsers without the IP address. This means that the IP address is needed to display this content. We make every attempt to use the type of content where the supplier only uses the IP address to deliver the content. Third parties may also use what are referred to as pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. These pixel tags can be used to analyse information, such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but not be limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, time of the visit and other information regarding the use of our online services.

Vimeo

We may embed videos from the Vimeo platform from Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Privacy Policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy. We hereby point out that Vimeo may use Google Analytics and draw your attention at this point to the Google privacy policy (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) and opt-out options for Google Analytics (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) and the Google settings for data usage for marketing purposes (https://adssettings.google.com/).

YouTube

We embed videos from the online platform YouTube from the provider Google LLC. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

GOOGLE MAPS

This website uses Google Maps API for the visual display of geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about how visitors use the map functions. For more information about data processing by Google, please refer to the Google Data Privacy Statement. You can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy centre there.

"Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ein."

GOOGLE WEBFONTS

In order to render our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as Google web fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache in your browser to prevent them from being loaded multiple times. If your browser does not support Google web fonts or prohibits access to them, content will be displayed in a standard font.

Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically establishes a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible for the operators of such libraries to collect data. Currently, however, it also unclear as to whether they do, and if they do, then for what purposes.

"Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ein."

SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS

We have embedded the social media buttons from the following companies into our website. These plug-ins can be recognised by the fact that they are labelled with the appropriate logo.

  • Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA)
  • Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. - Suite 600 - San Francisco - CA 94107 - USA)
  • Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA)
  • Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA
  • XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 - 20354 Hamburg - Deutschland)
  • LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Wilton Place - Dublin 2 – Ireland)

INCLUSION AND USE OF THE "ADDTHIS" BOOKMARKING SERVICE

This website contains "Addthis" plug-ins (“Addthis”), which allow you to set bookmarks or share interesting website content. Cookies are set when Addthis is used. The data generated from this (e.g. time of use and browser language) are transmitted to Add This LLC in the USA and processed there. Please visit www.addthis.com/privacy for more information on data processing by Add This LLC and the privacy policies maintained by them. This website contains specific information about the type of data processed and the purpose of its use. We do not process the data concerned. By using the Addthis field, you consent to Add This LLC processing data to the extent that it is made apparent on the www.addthis.com website. You can object to the use of your data at any time by setting an opt-out cookie. Further details on this can also be found on the aforementioned Add This LLC website.

TWITTER

These online services may have functions and contents from the Twitter messaging service embedded into them from Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. These may include content, such as images, videos or texts and buttons that users can use to announce that they like content, the authors of content or to subscribe to our contributions. If users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can attribute calling up the aforementioned content and functions to users’ profiles. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active), Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

XING

Our online services may have functions and contents from the Xing service provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany embedded into them. These may include content, such as images, videos or texts and buttons that users can use to announce that they like content, the authors of content or to subscribe to our contributions. If users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can attribute calling up the aforementioned content and functions to users’ profiles. Privacy Policy from Xing: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

LINKEDIN

Our online services may have functions and content from the LinkedIn service provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland embedded into them. These may include content, such as images, videos or texts and buttons that users can use to announce that they like content, the authors of content or to subscribe to our contributions. If users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can attribute calling up the aforementioned content and functions to users’ profiles. Privacy Policy from LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

FACEBOOK PIXEL, CUSTOM AUDIENCES AND FACEBOOK CONVERSION

Owing to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our online services and for these purposes, our online services use what is referred to as the "Facebook pixel" from the social network Facebook, from Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook") if you are located in the EU.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

The Facebook pixel primarily helps Facebook to identify visitors to our online services as a target audience for displaying advertisements (what are referred to as "Facebook ads"). Correspondingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads that we have been sent to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online services or certain features (e.g. interest in certain topics or products that are determined by their visits to websites), which we then transmit to Facebook (what are referred to as "custom audiences"). The Facebook pixel also helps us to make sure that our Facebook ads match the potential interests of our users and do not annoy them. The Facebook pixel also helps us to understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, which allows us to see if users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (what is referred to as "conversion").

Facebook processes data in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. Accordingly, the data usage policy from Facebook contains general information on the display of Facebook ads: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Specific information and details about the Facebook pixel and how it functions can be found in the Help section from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can object to the Facebook pixel capturing your data and using it to display Facebook ads. To set which types of ads you see on Facebook, you can go to the page that Facebook has set-up and follow the instructions on making usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, which means that they are adopted on all devices, whether desktop computers or mobile devices.

You can also opt-out of cookies being used that serve to measure reach and for promotional purposes by going to the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/), the US-American website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).