By using the websites (“GF Websites”) of Georg Fischer Ltd., Amlser-Laffon-Strasse 9, 8021 Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and/or any of its affiliated companies (“GF”), you accept the following Privacy Statement and that the personal data you provide to GF may be processed as set forth herein. If you do not agree with it, do not proceed further to the GF Websites. This Privacy Statement is subject to change from time to time without notice.
Questions, complaints and requests related to this Privacy Statement may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scope of the Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement describes what type of personal data GF collects from users of GF Websites (“Personal Information”), the method of their collection, and the purposes of using, sharing and/or disclosing such Personal Information. This Privacy Statement applies only to Personal Information obtained by GF through the use of GF Websites and not to third party websites.
Type of data and purposes of their collection
GF may collect Personal Information (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) that you provide or make available to GF through the use of the GF Websites, e.g. by entering them on a registration form, signing up for a newsletter, sending an e-mail, providing feedbacks, completing a customer survey etc. GF may use such Personal Information for the purposes indicated or evident from the circumstances at the time of collection or for purposes provided for by law. In particular, the Personal Information will be used for improving the GF Websites, products and services, for statistical and market research purposes, for customer and user administration and marketing (e.g. for informing you about products and services, for contacting you, for providing internal reporting), for technical operations and security, for complying with applicable laws and regulations. If you have registered to receive regular updates from GF, you may opt out from receiving such communication at any time by phone, in writing or by e-mail.
Furthermore, when you access the GF Websites, the web server of GF automatically records and stores in a log file certain Personal Information about your access, e.g. your IP address, the date and the duration of your file request, the pages of the GF Websites that you actually visit, the website from which you visit the GF Websites, the volume of data transferred, the type of web browser and operating system you used, the name of your internet service provider. This Personal Information is collected only for the purposes of technical administration and security as well as for better understanding the usage of the GF Websites. It is analyzed without any link to personally identifiable information.
You may configure your web browser to refuse any installation of cookies or to disable or deactivate cookies that have been installed (the specific instructions can be found in the manual of your browser). However, this may result in a reduced availability or impaired functionality of the GF Websites.
Disclosure of information
GF may disclose, inside or outside your country of residence, your Personal Information (i) to other GF affiliates that may use your Personal Information for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement, (ii) to third party service providers of GF who may use it for the purposes for which it was originally collected and (iii) to public authorities.
GF may store and process Personal Information at any of its or its hosting providers’ facilities, including abroad, and may delegate the processing of such information to affiliates and third parties.