The privacy of your personal data is very important to us. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform users of the website www.lichtkompetenz.com (“website“) about the processing of personal data. We treat your personal data confidentiality and in ac-cordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

1. Controller

The data controller within the meaning of data protection legislation, in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

LICHTKOMPETENZ GmbH
Binzstrasse 23
CH-8045 Zürich
Tel [+41] 43 888 07 07
Fax [+41] 43 888 07 06
Email: info@lichtkompetenz.com

2. Google Analytics

2.1 Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). The features of the service that we use are Universal Analytics features. They make it possible to attribute data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID, thus giving us the ability to analyze the activities of a user on all devices. Google Analytics uses cookies: these are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analyzed.

2.2 The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. However, because IP anonymization has been enabled on our web-sites, your IP address will be truncated in ad-vance by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries out-side of the European Union which are signato-ries to the Agreement on the European Eco-nomic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA before it is truncated. The IP address identified from your browser by Google Analytics will not be merged with other data collected by Google. Google will use this information to analyze your use of the web-site, to compile reports on the website activi-ties and to provide other services for the website operator related to the use of the website and Internet usage.

2.3 You can prevent the storage of cookies via the relevant setting in your browser soft-ware. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions on the website. You can also prevent the re-cording of the data collected by the cookie with respect to your use of the website (in-cluding your IP address), as well as the pro-cessing of this data by Google, by download-ing and installing a browser add-on (available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB). Opt-out cookies prevent your data from being collected during any future visits to the website. In order to prevent the collection of data by Universal Analytics across multiple devices, you must opt out on all the systems that you use.

2.4 We use Google Analytics in order to pur-sue our legitimate interests of building a ser-vice that meets our customer’s needs, ena-bling statistical analysis and promoting our websites efficiently. The legal basis for this is established in point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.

3. Google Fonts

3.1 External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on our website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). These web fonts are integrated by means of server access, usual-ly involving a Google server in the USA. As a result, the server is notified that our website has been visited. The IP address of the browser on the end device of the visitor to our website is also stored by Google. For more information, please refer to Google’s privacy policy, available at:

www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about
www.google.com/policies/privacy/

3.2 We use Google Fonts in order to pursue our legitimate interests of establishing a con-sistent and convenient display of our website. The legal basis for this is established in point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.

4. Collection and processing of voluntari-ly provided data

4.1 We collect and process personal data that has been shared with us voluntarily during the course of interacting with customers, suppli-ers and other business partners (for example, via email or telephone).

4.2 We require your personal data (such as your first name, last name, email address, postal address, date of birth, telephone num-ber, job title and bank details) to maintain con-tractual relationships, to process requests, orders and assignments, or to meet the scope of pre-contractual measures. The pur-poses of data processing are based on the intended business. We collect this data to provide you with relevant services or to main-tain a contractual relationship with you. The legal basis for this is established in point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.

5. Sharing your data with third parties

5.1 As far as it is necessary to maintain con-tractual relationships, to process requests, orders and assignments, or to meet the scope of pre-contractual measures or in cas-es of a legal duty, personal data can be dis-closed to processors (in particular other Lichtkompetenz-companies, logistics service providers, for the purpose of sending you products or payment service providers) in Switzerland or abroad.
Data is disclosed to processors on the basis of Article 28(1) of the GDPR and point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.

5.2 Apart from that, personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties unless you consent to such disclosure or in case of a legal duty.

6. Your rights

6.1 All data subjects have the following rights

  • right to access (Article 15 GDPR)
  • right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
  • right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • right to file a complaint with a supervi-sory authority (Article 77 GDPR)

6.2 In order to exercise any of these rights, please send us a written request using the contact details specified above or send an email to the following address: info@lichtkompetenz.com

7. Erasure of your data

Generally speaking, we erase or anonymise your personal data as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect-ed or used it in accordance with the sections above. If data needs to be retained for legal reasons, it will be blocked. This means that it will no longer be available for further pro-cessing. If you require further information re-garding our erasure and retention periods, please contact us using the contact details specified above or send an email to the follow-ing address:
info@lichtkompetenz.com

8. Changes of purpose

Your personal data will only be processed for purposes other than those described if a legal provision requires this course of action or if you have given your consent to the changed purpose of the data processing. In cases of further processing for purposes other than those for which we originally collected the data, we will notify you of these other purpos-es prior to the data being processed further, and will provide you with all other information that relates to this.