Privacy policy apps

1. Overview of data protection

General

This page provides an overview of what happens to your personal information when you use our apps. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Data collection within our apps

Who is responsible for the data collection in these apps?

The data collected withing our apps is processed by the app operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the websites’ mandatory legal notice. 

How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This includes, for example, data you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit a website or use our apps. This data is primarily technical data, such as the browser, device and operating system you are using or the time and duration of usage. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website or use our apps.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of our apps. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the app.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about the origin, the recipients, and the purpose of your personal data stored at no charge. You also have the right to request that the data be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions regarding privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When you use our apps, statistical analyses may be made of your app usage behavior. This happens primarily through analytics. The analysis of your app usage behavior is usually anonymous, i.e., we will not be able to identify you from this data.

You can object to this analysis. If you object to such analyses, you can find information on your options below.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this app take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use one of our apps, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect, what we use it for, and how we collect it.

Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (e.g., via e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Absolute protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Information on the party responsible for this app

The party responsible for processing data within this app is:

Metrohm AG
Ionenstrasse
9100 Herisau, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 71 353 85 85
E-mail: info@metrohm.com
Represented by: Dr. Christoph Fässler

The responsible party is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

SSL or TLS encryption

Our apps and sites use SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address bar when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided with information about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient, and the purpose for which it has been processed at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address provided below if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional e-mails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of our contact data published in the website's legal notice for the purpose of sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The app operator expressly reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as e-mail spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Mailing address

Metrohm AG
c/o Data Protection Officer
Ionenstrasse
9100 Herisau, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 71 353 85 85
E-mail: dpo@metrohm.com

4. Data collection on our website

Contact form

When you send us inquiries via a contact form, we collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to reply to your enquiry and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g., after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

5. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

Our apps use Google Analytics, a app and website analytics service. It is operated by 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 that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature within our apps. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this app to evaluate your use of the app, to compile reports on app activity, and to provide other services regarding app activity and Internet usage for the app operator. The IP address transmitted by your device as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Objecting to the collection of data

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy:

> Go to Google's privacy policy

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the EU data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.