Last updated: November 16, 2020
The European Technology Chamber in Switzerland and its offices in Munich and Belgium (‘EUTEC’ or ‘we’) are committed of safeguarding your personal data. The following will show how we use your personal data.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you insert your contact data into our contact forms they will be used for the stated specific reason, e.g. newsletter, advocation etc.
Social Media and Zoom
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We share your data only in cases of a specific project match with our advocates. The project match will be carefully checked beforehand and you can always deny that opportunity. We will always safeguard your data when passing it on and won’t sell your data to other third parties except our advocates.
Other than that we only pass on your personal data to third parties if
§ this is necessary for the implementation of an existing contractual relationship with you.
§ it is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of you (the data subject), which require the protection of personal data, outweigh this.
§ we are legally obliged to do so.
§ this is necessary to enforce our claims and rights.
§ we receive inquiries from official bodies (e.g. supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities, if the disclosure is necessary to avert threats to public safety and order and to prosecute criminal offenses).
In the context of such a transfer, however, the personal data may only be used for the respective purpose.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You have the right to opt out of receiving marketing communications or any other information from the Forum or about Forum events and can do so by (a) following the instructions for opt-out in the relevant marketing communication or (b) by contacting us.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data also from our advocates.
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