Data Privacy Statement

Privacy statement

Weitnauer Group respects your privacy and is committed to comply with applicable data protection laws and to safeguard your personal data. This Privacy Statement describes the way in which we, Weitnauer Holding AG as the data controller, and its Group companies (Weitnauer) collect, use and share personal data about you, how we safeguard your personal data and interact with third parties that may have access to your personal data and finally, how you can contact us in case of questions or requests. 

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data as described in this Privacy Statement. You also acknowledge that Weitnauer Group may periodically change, update or remove this Privacy Statement at its discretion. In this case, we will post updated versions of this Privacy Statement on this page. A revised Privacy Statement will apply only to data collected subsequent to its effective date. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of our services following the posting of changes to the Privacy Statement will mean you accept those changes. 

This Privacy Statement applies to personal data collected by Weitnauer Group online, such as through this website, email and other online tools and applications, but not to offline collection.

Legal basis and personal data we collect about you

As part of your interactions with us, we may collect personal data about you as far as it is necessary to conduct our legitimate interests, to comply with a legal obligation or as agreed by you. 

Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our website without providing us with any information about you. However, some services may require you to register and therefore to provide us with your personal data. The types of personal data we collect depend on the interactions you have with us and the services you use, they may include your title, first name, last name, company, department, email address, phone, street, building number, zip code, city and country. 

We may also collect your personal data by tracking how you interact with our website, for example by using cookies. We may collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address, a number assigned to your computer whenever you access our website to conduct system administration and report aggregated information to affiliates, business partners and/or vendors who conduct website analysis and website performance reviews on our behalf. We may further collect your utilization data, e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed. In some instances, we may ask for your consent for collecting and using your personal data for the purposes as outlined in this Privacy Statement, in particular for sending you marketing materials, such as explanatory brochures and information or newsletters or when you submit contact forms or participate in any online survey. 

How we use your personal data

We will only collect and use personal data about you as described in this Privacy Statement and as necessary necessary

  • To provide you with our services and to process your order
  • To respond to your requests
  • To manage our customer relationship with you
  • To send you relevant marketing materials
  • To invite you to register for an event
  • To invite you to participate in an online survey
  • To provide you with our media and investor relations information
  • To prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks to Weitnauer Group information technology systems
  • To establish or preserve a legal claim or defense or to support any legal or criminal investigation
  • And otherwise to the extent as permitted or required by applicable laws

We may further anonymize and aggregate data collected through this website for statistical purposes to help us improve our products and services. Subject to your specific permission that we may collect separately and to your right to request that we cease such activities at any time, we may also use your personal data to send you promotional material or newsletters that we think may be of interest to you.

We may also use data collected through this website to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant content or adverts on other sites.

Cookies and usage tracking

We use cookies, small text files that are automatically placed on your computer’s hard drive when you access certain websites and similar technologies, directly or through third parties, such as web analytics services like Google Analytics. Cookies allow us to store information, such as your domain name, your internet service provider, your operating system, the date and time of access, the pages you visit or the types of searches you perform. 

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the Cookie Settings button below to find out more about the cookie categories and to change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Cookies Settings

The types of cookies we use

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Essential Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are only set in response to actions made by you such as setting your privacy preferences, choosing a market or a form behavior. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any data that can be used to identify you as an individual, without further information.

pll_languageweitnauer.comPolylang sets this cookie to remember the language the user selects when returning to the website and get the language information when unavailable in another way.
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CookieDomainDescriptionDurationType Recaptcha service sets this cookie to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.5 months 27 daysNecessary

Statistics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the usage of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. Also, they allow us to measure the performance of the website and to improve the user experience. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

_ga_*.weitnauer.comGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.1 year 1 month 4 daysAnalytics
_ga.weitnauer.comGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.1 year 1 month 4 daysAnalytics

External media Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our marketing automation software, social sharing and following widget and advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to track your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store data that can be used to identify you as an individual, without further information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Links to other websites

Weitnauer websites contain links to other websites. Please note that any of these sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices or the content of other websites but only for the websites controlled by Weitnauer Group. 

Who we share your personal data with

We may share, or otherwise disclose, your personal data to our affiliated companies or other trusted business partners providing services on our behalf, such as for technical support, to evaluate the usefulness of this website, for marketing purposes or for other types of service delivery. We have contracts in place with these parties to ensure that personal data is processed based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Statement and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. 

We only share your personal data with the parties mentioned above and other third parties, including governmental authorities, as far as this is necessary to provide any services that you have requested or authorized by accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement, to protect your, our or others’ rights, property or safety, to maintain the security of our services or if we are required to share your personal data to comply with applicable laws, courts or other governmental regulations, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any legal or criminal investigation or legal proceeding. 

Please note that Weitnauer companies and subsidiaries, as well as authorities, customers and suppliers to whom we may disclose your personal data, may be located outside your country of domicile, including countries in Asia and potentially the United States of America, whose data protection laws may differ from those in the country in which you are located. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data by implementing appropriate legal mechanisms, such as EU Standard Contractual Clauses. For more information about the safeguards we take, please send us an email via a form here: Online Communications

How we secure your personal data

Weitnauer has implemented technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access to personal data we store. This includes training of our personnel who may have access to your personal data.

How long we store your personal data

We will store your personal data as long as required to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement, unless a longer or shorter retention period is required or permitted by law. 

Your rights in respect to your personal data

You have the right to request to be notified about what personal data we hold from you and to request the correction or deletion of your personal data that is held by us or by a third party with whom we conduct business. In addition, where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Additionally, you may have the right to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold concerning you. Please be aware that the withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. Under certain circumstances, you have further the right to object to or to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data and, if you reside in the EU, you may lodge a complaint to your data protection authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable laws. 

If you would like to make such request, please contact us as described in the section “How to contact us” below. After providing proof of identity, we will respond within a reasonable time.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, or want to request access to your personal data or exercise your privacy rights, please contact us at:

Weitnauer Holding AG
Weitnauer Group Henric Petri-Strasse 15
4010 Basel (Switzerland) Online Communications

This Privacy Statement is effective as of August 1, 2023.