Data Protection Declaration

Valid from 1 November 2018

Welcome to Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG! We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website, and that you take an interest in our company. The protection of your personal data and privacy is a top priority for us, and we would like you to feel comfortable and secure when visiting our website. We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of data protection law detailed below. This Data Protection Declaration does not apply to the websites of other providers to which we may have supplied a link.

In this Declaration, personal data are defined as data which relate to an individual person and which serve to identify this individual person either directly or indirectly – for example, their name or their contact details.

If you have any questions relating to your personal data, please contact our data protection officer by sending an e-mail to

This Data Protection Declaration describes how we use the personal data of visitors to our website and of our customers, and what steps we take to ensure their privacy. It is important to Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG to conduct data processing in accordance with legal requirements, in such a way that your personal data will be protected.

1. Collection and processing of personal data

You do not need to register in order to use our website. When you visit our website, we do not collect your personal data. However, certain kinds of information are generated through the use of cookies. This procedure is explained in more detail below under ‘9. Cookies and web beacons’ and in the sections following.

In certain circumstances, you may have an interest in registering with Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG, in order to receive regular information from us. We invite our customers and interested persons to special events, inform you about our services, publications and products or may contact you for other reasons.

Data collected in connection with the registration process are protected by standard encryption technology during their transmission over the internet.

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG make it possible for you to register for events at their own website. The registration form for these events may involve the collection of personal data, the nature of the data collected varying in dependence on the event. Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG may pass on the data of persons who have registered in connection with an event to third parties. ‘Third parties’ here may include hotels, sponsors or co-sponsors, hosts, organisers, speakers and discussion participants. If you have any questions about specific events, please contact our support team (

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG make it possible for you to contact us directly via the website. The form used to do this may involve the collection of personal data, the data varying in dependence on the reason for contacting us.

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG make it possible for you to comment on their blog postings. When you comment, personal data will be collected which may serve for identification of the person commenting.

2. Events

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG take photos of events on a regular basis, and share these either on their website or on various social media platforms. If you do not wish such photos to be taken or have questions in this connection, please contact our data protection officer by sending an e-mail to

After an event, Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG regularly send questionnaires to participants asking them to evaluate the event, or hand out such questionnaires while the event is going on. These questionnaires may involve the collection of personal data, which however will only be used for internal purposes and not issued to third parties.

3. Sensitive personal data

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG’s website does not deliberately collect particular kinds of personal data, except in cases where we are obliged to do so by statutory requirements. These special personal data categories include data having to do with racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious and philosophical convictions or trade union membership, as well as genetic data, biometric data leading to the unambiguous identification of a natural person, data about a person’s sex life or sexual orientation, and in some cases social security numbers and financial data.

4. Security

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG guarantees the confidential treatment and security of your personal data, to the extent that these may be used in the course of regular business activities. Access to these data is restricted, and we have all the necessary technical and organisational security measures in place to ensure that the data will be protected against loss, misuse or inappropriate sharing with third parties.

5. Passing on data

We may pass on your personal data for the following reasons:

  • when the communication of your data is necessary for the processing of your enquiry, and this involves another company with which Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG have a relationship (see also ‘8. Links to third parties’ below); or
  • in order to process an enquiry which affects not just Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG but one of its partner companies as well; or
  • if you, as a visitor to our website, expressly request it; or
  • if we are required to do so by an order of the court, or some other legal ruling or direction emanating from the supervisory authorities; or
  • if based on reasonable assumptions the passing on of the data is connected with the sale, or disposal by other means, of our entire company or a part of our company.

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG may call on the services of external service providers, who support us for example with IT activities, or other administrative and support activities in connection with the operation of our website.

6. Communication of personal data

Your data will not be sold, leased out or made available to third parties for commercial purposes in any other way. Communication of personal data to government institutions and authorities only takes place when dictated by mandatory statutory requirements.

7. Control of your personal data

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG do not register or collect any personal data which have been made accessible to us through our website in order to pass them on to third parties, or to sell them or use them for host mailings on behalf of third parties.

You have a legal right to ask to be given information about the personal data we have stored for you. Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG offer you the possibility of correcting and updating your personal data so that they are fully up to date.

If you want to correct the personal data stored for you by Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG or wish your personal data to be deleted, if you want to restrict the processing of your personal data by Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG, if you want confirmation as to whether your personal data are being processed by Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG or not, if you desire access to your personal data, if you wish to exercise your right to data portability or to revoke your consent to the processing of your data, please contact us by sending an e-mail to

8. Links to third parties

Please be aware that our website,, may contain links to the websites of third parties which are not subject to this Data Protection Declaration. Visitors to our website may be redirected to the websites of third parties. Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG give no guarantees or assurances in respect of the storage of the user data or use of the data on the servers of third parties. We would advise you to inspect the data protection guidelines of any third party website linked to, in order to find out how they are using your personal data.

9. Cookies and web beacons

Our website uses cookies, web beacons and other internet tools in the interest of improved presentation and better user-friendliness. Moreover, cookies are used in certain sections of our website, with the aim of meeting your interests more effectively. The cookies serve for purposes of statistical evaluation and for the continuous improvement of the services we offer.

10. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file with which our website stores information on your computer by way of your web browser, as an ‘identification feature’. These cookies are only used as long as you are visiting our website. Cookies do not serve to establish the identity of persons who are just accessing our website. With the help of cookies, we can determine the use patterns of our visitors, and their preferences in relation to location and language.

On certain pages of our website, cookies are used in order to take note of your interests when you use the internet. In this way we can understand what is important to you and adjust our online content to meet your requirements.

11. How can I disable cookies?

If you do not want to accept cookies from our website, you can disable them by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, you can search by way of the Help function of your browser, or else ask your browser provider. Please be aware, however, that you will not be able to use all the functions of our website if your browser program has disabled cookies.

12. Which cookies do we use?

Depending on their functions, the cookies we use fall into one of the following four categories:

  • Fundamental / necessary cookies

Some of the cookies used are of fundamental importance for the functionality of our website.

  • Performance cookies

Some cookies support the performance and design concept of our website. In this way we can determine, for example, how often a page has been visited, or whether a certain page of our website has been brought up via an advertising banner or in some other way.

  • Functionality cookies

Some cookies help us to save the settings you have selected, or support other functions when you navigate our website. In this way we can take note of your selection and so register your preferences for your next visit.

13. Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics without any reference to persons (anonymised IP address). This is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses what are known as ‘cookies’ – text files which are stored on your computer, and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is as a rule sent to a Google server in the USA, and stored there. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will however first of all be abbreviated within member states of the European Union or other contracting countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Acting on behalf of the operator of this website, Google will only use this information to evaluate your use of the website, draw up reports about website activities and provide other services relating to website and internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser under the auspices of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data in Google’s possession. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; we beg to advise you, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the registration on Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available under the following link. The current link is to be found at

14. Social media platforms

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG may offer social media services, such as blogs, on various platforms, in which perhaps you might like to participate. These platforms serve principally to make internet content easier for users to access, and to share it with other internet users.

In this connection we beg to inform you that Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG accept no liability for misuse of this information by third parties.

In the case of links to the social media platforms of third parties, which are managed on separate servers, Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG have no control over the presentation or use of the content provided on these platforms. Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG accept no liability for the correctness of information or the use of content that may be provided on these servers. The provision of a link to a third party website does not entail any recommendation or validation of the third party in question, or of the products and services of third party suppliers by Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG.

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG accept no liability for the storage and/or use of user data on the servers of third party suppliers. We recommend that you acquaint yourself with the data protection guidelines of the third party suppliers in question to which the links are provided.

15. Children

This Data Protection Declaration does not involve the use of our website by children. We are very well aware of the importance attaching to the protection of information about children, above all on the internet. For this reason, we do not knowingly either register or maintain data about children on our website.

16. Changes to these guidelines

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG may change these guidelines in case of need. In case modifications of this Declaration should be made, it may take up to 30 working days until new procedures relating to data protection are implemented. Please visit this website on a regular basis, if you want to detect any changes that have been made.

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG expect that changes that may take place will be minor. This Data Protection Declaration was last updated on 01.10.2018.

17. Unsubscribing

Emil Gisler AG and GIPO AG leave you the choice with reference to the registration and use of your personal data. If you have registered for an information service at our website, and wish in future to receive no further e-mails or post from us, you can unsubscribe from the service for which you have registered at any time. You will find details about how to do this in every publication, or else, if you have questions, you contact our data protection officer by sending an e-mail to

18. Complaints

In case of complaints, please feel free to contact us at any time by sending an e-mail to We will deal with any complaints which come to our attention as speedily as possible.

19. Contact

If you have any questions or concerns which in your view are not covered by this Data Protection Declaration, please contact us by e-mail on .