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Gruner Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of Gruner Ltd and for your interest in our company and its construction engineering services. You can use our website to learn more about our company, to contact us and, among other things, to register for our newsletter.

With the spread of digitalization, the sensitive handling of personal data has become a key concern for all our users. Such concerns are treated very seriously by Gruner Ltd, which is why our company – specifically following the amendment of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation as of May 25, 2018 – has taken all necessary steps to comply with locally, regionally and internationally effective data protection legislation.

The Gruner Ltd website will collect, process and protect your personal data in accordance with the provisions of this Policy and the applicable legal requirements. This Policy applies to personal data (as defined below) collected by Gruner Ltd via online resources and communication channels, such its website, e-mails and other online tools containing a link to this Policy. However, this Policy does not apply to personal data collected via offline resources and communication channels, except in those cases where such personal data are combined with personal data collected online by Gruner Ltd. Nor does this Policy apply to third-party online resources referenced by links on the Gruner Ltd website; Gruner Ltd has no control over the content or privacy practices of such third-party web offerings.

Gruner Ltd will only collect personal data about you if you actively provide these data. We will not disclose any personal data about you to third parties for their marketing purposes unless you have expressly given us your consent to do so. Please read this Data Privacy Policy to find out more about how we collect, use, pass on and protect information online.

How does Gruner Ltd collect information?

Gruner Ltd essentially collects personal data in two ways:

On the one hand, Gruner Ltd collects data which you, as visitor to and user of our website and offerings, actively and voluntarily disclose about yourself, i.e. in cases where such disclosure is your own free decision. It is, of course, also possible for you to visit our website without disclosing any personal data. In some cases, however, Gruner Ltd anonymizes the data disclosed by you and keeps these in aggregated, i.e. collated and amalgamated, form. These collated, anonymized data then enable Gruner Ltd to prepare statistics on visitor numbers and the use of its offerings, which help us to improve our services.

On the other hand, information disclosed by you is also collected automatically whenever you communicate with us via our websites as well as during e-mail exchanges between us. Automated procedures of this kind deployed by us may include logging by web servers, monitoring of IP addresses, or the use of cookies and web beacons.

Web beacons, cookies and other tracking methods do not themselves collect any personal information about you. Only when you actively disclose information that identifies you personally, e.g. by registering or sending e-mails, can these automatic processes be used to collect personal details relating to your use of the websites and/or interactive e-mails for the purpose of making these more user-friendly for you.

In some cases, the cookies used by our website remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your web browser on your next visit. Should you not want this, then you can configure your browser to alert you to the setting of cookies or to seek your consent in each individual case. We wish to point out that the functionality of the website may be impaired if cookies are deactivated.

Gruner Ltd uses the Piwik open-source solution to obtain information and statistics on the use of our website. This program stores and analyzes visitor flow and history data for our website without disclosing any information to third parties. These data are collected in anonymized form and the IP addresses of visitors are not analyzed by Gruner Ltd.

Your options regarding personal data

Several options are open to you when you use our website. You can decide not to disclose any personal data at all by refraining from filling out any of the forms or data fields on our websites and by not using any of the personalized services on offer.

Should you decide to disclose personal data, you will at all times be entitled to view and rectify them or to have them deleted by selecting the relevant application. Some pages may request your permission to use information about you for certain purposes, in which case you can either give or refuse your consent.

If you register for our newsletter, then we will ask for your e-mail address together with confirmation that you agree to receiving the newsletter. Access to data collected via our newsletter is limited to a small number of authorized employees and no data other than those required to analyze the number of newsletter orders are collected.

The Gruner Ltd website also includes a function for the submission of electronic applications. Users of this function will likewise disclose personal data, which are accessed by only a small number of authorized employees and can be deleted at any time on request. These data are, however, automatically deleted at the latest six months after the end of the application process.

Should you wish to prevent the anonymous tracking of your use of our websites via cookies, then you can, as mentioned above, configure your browser to reject all cookies or to alert you whenever a cookie is to be set.

Your rights

As a fundamental principle, you retain all rights relating to your personal data, including the rights to access, rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, revocation and objection.

If you believe that the processing of your data breaches data privacy legislation or that your rights under data privacy legislation have been otherwise infringed, then you can get in touch, at any time, with the contact person named below or other designated point of contact.

Security

Gruner Ltd implements technical security precautions, guidelines and other measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To safeguard the confidentiality of your personal data, Gruner Ltd uses standard proprietary firewalls and protective mechanisms based on passwords. However, it is your own personal responsibility to ensure that the computer used by you is suitably protected against malware such as Trojans, computer viruses and worms. You should be aware that, without appropriate security measures (e.g. a securely configured web browser, anti-virus software with the latest updates, personal firewall software, abstention from using software of dubious origin), there is a risk that the data and passwords used by you to protect your data may fall into the hands of unauthorized third parties.

Use of data

Gruner Ltd and the companies which perform services on its behalf will use all personal data that you have actively disclosed to us for the purpose of meeting your requests. The processing of these data is based on point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Gruner Ltd is responsible for the control and use of such information.

Information that is additionally used for various purposes relating to human resources, succession arrangements or development measures helps us gain a better understanding of what your needs are and how we can improve our products and services. It also assists us in supplying you with personalized details of services and promotional activities that may interest you. The collected personal data are pseudonymized and automatically deleted after a period of six months.

Data disclosure and transmission

Gruner Ltd may disclose various personal data about you to external companies or representatives entrusted with technical maintenance work or who work on our behalf and assist us in handling business transactions. This may, for example, occur in connection with the provision of customer services or the distribution of marketing information about our products, services and offerings. Personal data are also made available to companies belonging to Gruner . All such companies and representatives are obliged to comply with the provisions of our Data Privacy Policy.

Moreover, Gruner Ltd is authorized to disclose any data needed to respond to reasonable requests from legitimate authorities or agencies, or required for checks on the company, e.g. audits or legal proceedings, in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business.

However, no personal data disclosed by you on our website will be either sold or passed on in any other way for direct marketing purposes. Any exceptions in this regard will, in each case, be subject to your express prior approval.

Links to other websites 

Our website contains links to various external websites that may offer our visitors useful information. This Data Privacy Policy does not apply to these websites, and we recommend that you directly approach the relevant contact persons to obtain information on their data privacy policies.

Information for users of com­mer­cial or professional websites

Should you have a commercial or professional relationship with Gruner Ltd, then Gruner Ltd is entitled, subject to the above provisions, to use information provided by you on our websites – including those websites specially intended for commercial and professional users – to meet your requests, and maintain and develop our business relationship with the company or business represented by you. Such information may also be disclosed to third parties acting on our behalf.

Updates to Data Privacy Policy

Gruner Ltd may occasionally revise this Data Privacy Policy. Any such amendments to this Data Privacy Policy will be immediately communicated on this page. If you have been notified of an amendment to our Data Privacy Policy and continue to use our websites, then you will be deemed to have consented to the processing of any subsequently disclosed personal data about you in the sense of the amended Data Privacy Policy. This Data Privacy Policy takes effect as of March 1, 2020.

Contact

Gruner Ltd
Legal, Insurance
Michael Ruch

St. Jakobs-Strasse 199
CH-4020 Basel