1. Content of the online offer
The author assumes no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are fundamentally excluded, provided that there is no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent fault on the part of the author.
All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.
2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites (“hyperlinks”) that lie outside the author’s area of responsibility, a liability obligation would only come into force in the event that the author is aware of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent use in the event of illegal content.
The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was recognizable on the linked pages. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked/connected pages. The author therefore expressly distances himself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author’s own website as well as to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases set up by the author to whose content external write access is possible. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the provider of the page to which reference is made, and not with the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.
3. Copyright and trademark law
The author endeavors to observe the copyrights of the images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by third-party rights!
The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the author.
Insofar as it is possible to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) on the website, the disclosure of this data by the user is expressly voluntary. Some of this data is passed on to third parties in accordance with this data protection declaration. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use and payment of all services offered is – as far as technically possible and reasonable – also permitted without providing such data or by providing anonymized data or a pseudonym. The use of contact data such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses published in the imprint or comparable information by third parties for the purpose of sending information that has not been expressly requested is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.5. Personal data
We only process personal data for the duration required for the respective purposes. In the case of longer-term retention obligations, e.g. due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.
6. Automatic logs
You can visit our website without providing any personal data. Every time you access our website, data is collected by the hosting provider and automatically stored in so-called server log files. The data that your internet browser transmits to us include:
- IP address
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Name of the retrieved file
- Status of the successful retrieval of the file
- Data volume of the transmission
- Time of the server request
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Reference URL
- Search term (if the page was accessed via a search engine)
This data cannot be directly assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. The data is used to enable the connection to be established and for the purposes of system security and technical administration. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.7. Security
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties
8. Contact form
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, the information you enter on the form, including the contact details you provide there and your IP address, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymization / EU-US Privacy Shield:
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics:
This website may use the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.
11. Google Remarketing
This website may use the remarketing function of Google Inc. This function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the browser of the website visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he or she visits websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use Google’s remarketing function.
12. Google Ads
Our website may use Google Conversion Tracking. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Ads will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of Ads customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, via a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or set your browser so that cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com” are blocked.
Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.
13. Google Maps
14. Google Fonts
15. Google TagManager
The Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface and thus integrate e.g. Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer. The Tag Manager itself, which implements the tags, does not process any personal user data. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, please refer to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html .
Our website may use plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
17. Facebook Social Plugins
This website may use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”.
When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection information.
If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
18. Social plugins Various
This website may use social plugins (“plugins”) of various social networks / blogging services such as Twitter etc.
When you visit a web page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser may establish a direct connection to the servers of these services. The content of the plugin is transmitted by the services directly to your browser, which may integrate it into the website.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by social plugins as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection notices of the respective providers.
If you do not want social plugins to collect data about you via our website, you must log out of them before visiting our website.
19. Payment systems
In addition to the US / Luxembourg-based payment system PayPal, you may encounter other providers on our site that may also be based outside Switzerland. We have no influence on the data storage of the respective companies and refer to the respective data protection regulations of the companies. The use of these payment systems takes place exclusively with your consent.
Our website includes tools from companies based in the USA. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to disclose personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence over these processing operations.21. Legal validity
22. Rights of data subjects
As a data subject, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. If the deletion is permitted by law, contract or tax law, you can contact us at any time at the contact address specified under “Responsible contact address” for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
23. Responsible contact address
High Voltage Testing and Engineering Commission
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