Mechafin AG, Chrummacherstr. 3, 8954 Geroldswil, Switzerland and Mechafin UK Ldt. Leigh Street High Wycombe Buckinghamshire UK-HP11 2QU, Great Britan
The protection and security of personal data is of high priority for us. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the DSG (CH) [Swiss Data Protection Law] and of the GDPR (EU) in their respectively most recent versions.
In the following, you will be informed about what kind of data is collected and for what purpose, furthermore we will inform you about tools that are used on our website. By using our website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data as described below.
Data transmission / data logging
When visiting this site, the web server automatically records log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes, for example, browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address of the requesting computer, access date and time of the server request and the client's file request (file name and URL). The collection and processing of this data is carried out for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (connection establishment), to ensure system security and stability on a permanent basis and to enable the optimisation of our internet offer as well as for internal statistical purposes. This is our justified interest in the data processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Transmission to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes is ruled out and it does not take place.
Use of personal data
Personal data is only collected or processed only if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an enquiry. Unless there are necessary reasons in connection with a business transaction, you may at any time revoke the previously granted permission to store your personal data with immediate effect in writing (e.g. by e-mail). Your data will not be disclosed to third parties unless disclosure is required by law.
Information, modification and deletion of your data
In accordance with the applicable law, you can ask us in writing at any time whether and which personal data we have stored about you. You will be informed of this as soon as possible, but certainly within the period required by law, provided that you can identify yourself accordingly.
Mechafin AG Data Protection Officer Chrummacherstr. 3 CH-8954 Geroldswil Switzerland
The security of your data
Your personal data made available to us is secured by taking all technical as well as organisational security measures in such a way that it is inaccessible to unauthorised third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is advisable to use the postal service, as complete data security cannot always be guaranteed by e-mail.
Information that you entrust to us via the website is transmitted securely using modern Internet technology and used exclusively for the intended purpose. We use a transmission method based on the SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer protocol). The latter enables encryption of all data traffic between your browser and our server. This protects your data on the transmission path from manipulation and unauthorised access by third parties.
Your registration on our website
When you register to use our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as your name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and e-mail address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will also be happy to correct or delete this data at your request, insofar as this does not conflict with any legal obligations to retain data. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details provided at the end of this data protection declaration.
Please note: Your password, if any, will be stored in encrypted form. No employee of our company can read it or is authorised to request your password from you by telephone or in writing.
Opening a customer account
To place orders in the online shop, you can order as a guest or open a customer account. When registering for a customer account, we collect the following data: Company, title, first and last name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone (for queries), password. Please note: Your password, if any, is stored in encrypted form. No employee of our company can read it or is authorised to request your password from you by telephone or in writing.
The data is collected for the purpose of providing the customer with password-protected direct access to his basic data stored with us. The customer can view his completed and open orders or manage or change his personal data.
The legal basis for processing the data for this purpose is the consent you have given in accordance with Art. 6 §1 lit. a EU GDPR.
Shopping in the online shop
If you would like to place orders in our online shop, we require the following data for the processing of the contract: first and last name, billing address (and if different, delivery address), login data, i.e. e-mail address and password (for registered customers). Please note: Your password, if any, will be stored in encrypted form. No employee of our company can read it or is authorised to request your password from you by telephone or in writing.
The legal basis of data processing for this purpose is the fulfilment of a contract according to Art. 6 §1 lit. b EU GDPR.
When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter service or technical conditions).
For an effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. You will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. In addition, you can inform us of your wish at any time via the contact option given at the end of this data protection information.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for possible follow-up questions.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
On some of our pages, we use so-called "session cookies" to make the use of our webpages easier for you. These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and, depending on the settings of your browser programme, are deleted again when you close the browser.
These cookies do not retrieve any information stored about you on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or files. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website.
Integration of third-party services and content
It is possible that third-party content, for example videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within our online offer. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") are aware of the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user.
The IP address is therefore required to display these contents. We work towards using only such contents of providers that respectively use the IP address merely to deliver the contents. However, we have no influence over whether the External Providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. We inform the users of this if we know of it.
Listing of plugins
We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the provider's services is established and that at least the IP address and device-related information are collected and used. Likewise, there is the possibility that the service providers attempt to store cookies on the computer that is being used. Please find out from the data privacy policies of the respective service provider which data specifically is gathered in the process and how it is used. Note: If you are simultaneously signed in to Facebook, Facebook can identify you as a visitor of a certain website.
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager, a function for integrating tags into our website. This captures the IP address of incoming http requests and stores it for a short time in order to be able to correct errors in the embedding.
Google Adwords Conversion
Google AdWords Conversions and Google DoubleClick Floodlight allow us to identify how clicks on ads or information on Google platforms effectively lead to transactions and similar actions by users on our website. These functions use temporary cookies from Google and do not process individual user data. You can use the options provided by Google against the use of these cookies or make the appropriate browser settings.
This website may use the Google Maps service to display maps and create travel plans. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data that is gathered automatically by Google, one of its representatives or External Providers.
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account first.
Brevo, formerly sendinblue
We use the Brevo service to create and send newsletters. The operator of the corresponding service is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126 10179 Berlin. Here you can find the imprint of Brevo: Imprint
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, apart from the mandatory data storage for business processing, deleted. Please contact our data protection officer for this purpose.
Mechafin AG Data Protection Officer Chrummacherstr. 3 8954 Geroldswil Switzerland
To ensure that a blocking of data can be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of data, insofar as there is no legal archiving obligation. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request. You can make changes or revoke consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.
The general terms & conditions of sale were modified with effect from September 1st 2023 and replace all previous versions. This version replaces all previous terms & conditions. If there are any difference between a foreign-language version and the German text, the German text will be definitive.