Privacy Policy

TOFWERK operates the website https://www.tofwerk.com/ as a resource for people who are interested in learning about our products and activities.  The website is not intended to be a tool for collecting information about people, and it is possible to use our website without sharing your personal information.

A Quick Summary of the Main Points

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data. By visiting our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Depending on your browser settings, we may use cookies or track your geolocation or other user data.  These anonymous data may be used to optimize the user experience, for website analytics, and/or to guide online advertisements.

You have the option to initiate email communications with our staff through forms on the site or to sign up for our product newsletters.  Both of these actions require that you share basic personal information with us. We will never sell this information or use it for purposes unrelated to your inquiry.

We respect your right to access, update, or to delete your information we have stored.

Information Collection And Use

Submitting Contact/Request Form
When you submit a contact form on our website, you will share personal data that are required to process your request (email address, first and last name, phone number, institution). We will save this information for the purpose of direct communication with you. And, as appropriate, we may forward it to a regional or application-specific sales partner to ensure the most efficient and informed response to your inquiry.  We will never sell your information or use it for purposes unrelated to your inquiry.

Newsletter Subscription
A few times per year, we write our collaborators, customers, and friends with details of our latest activities, including product updates, application examples, and conference participation.   It is our intent with these newsletters to provide information to people who want it.

You can request to receive this newsletter using a form on our website.  The information you provide on the newsletter request form (email address, first and last name, institution, country, product of interest) will be used to determine what emails you receive.  We will never sell this information or use it for purposes unrelated to your interest in the product newsletter(s).

You can change your mind or update your information at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any newsletter you receive from us or by contacting us at mail@tofwerk.com.

We use the US based company, MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. The information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Passive or Automatic Data
Certain information is automatically collected when you visit our website to improve your user experience, to give us insight into our how our website is being accessed and used, and/or to guide online advertising.   The type of information collected will depend on your device and browser settings. It will never include your personal identity.

Usage Data: Usage data may include information such as a visitor’s computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, pages visited, the time spent on those pages, the time and date of the visit, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.  

Geolocation Information:  We may use and store information about a visitor’s location. This data may be used to customize our website (e.g., language features) and/or for website analytics.  Use of our website does not require location services, and you may enable or disable these at any time through your device settings.

Cookies Data: Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third-party to recognize you. We use cookies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information to improve the user experience.

We may use essential cookies to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the website is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the website to see how our users react to them.

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Website Analytics

Google Analytics is used on the website. This is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Marketing Activities

TOFWERK uses Google AdWords (service provided by Google Inc.) to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our website. Google AdWords uses cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Retention of Data

TOFWERK will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

TOFWERK will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Disclosure Of Data

Under certain circumstances, TOFWERK may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. TOFWERK aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.  If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

TOFWERK
Uttigenstrasse 22
Thun, Switzerland
By email: mail@tofwerk.com

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Last Updated: August 21, 2018  – added Revoke Cookie button and added hyperlinks to Google documentation. Removed wording about emailing users about changes to privacy policy, since we do not have access to all visitors email addresses.