Data protection notices

We are very pleased that you are interested in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of EDE International AG. The use of the Internet pages of the EDE International AG is possible without providing any personal data at all. However, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific privacy policies applicable to EDE International AG. By means of this privacy policy, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the data controller, the EDE International AG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1 | Name and address of the data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

EDE International AG
Hofwiesenstrasse 3
8057 Zürich Schweiz
Phone: +41 44 3652800
E-Mail: info@ede-international.com
Website: www.ede-international.com

2 | Provision of the website and preparation of logfiles

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:

  • Scope of data processing
  • Information on the browser type and used version
  • Operating system of the calling device
  • IP address of the calling device
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites and resources (images, files, other page content) accessed on our website.
  • Websites from which the user’s system accessed our website (referrer tracking)

This data is also saved in log files in our system. This data is not stored together with personal data of a specific user, so that individual site visitors are not identified. The data processing is based on Article 6(1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to ensure the achievement of the purpose described below.

So-called logging is carried out to maintain the compatibility of our website for as many visitors as possible and to combat abuse and eliminate malfunctions. For this purpose, it is necessary to log the technical data of the calling computer in order to be able to react as early as possible to display errors, attacks on our IT systems and/or errors in the functionality of our website. In addition, we use the data to optimise the website and to generally ensure the security and proper operation of our information technology systems.

3 | Cookies

The EDE International AG websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the data subject’s individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, EDE International AG can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interests of the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our web site at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the placement of cookies. In addition, cookies already set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all prevalent Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable. 

4 | Registration on our website

The person concerned has the possibility to register on the website of EDE International AG by providing personal data (initial login). For the registration, we request the following personal data:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-Mail
  • Position in company
  • Name of company / competence partner

The personal data entered by the person concerned are being collected and stored exclusively for the internal use of EDE International AG and for EDE International AG’s own purposes. The person responsible for the processing (controller) may pass on the data to one or more processors, e.g., a parcel service provider, who will also be using the personal data exclusively for an internal purpose attributable to the person responsible for the processing.

By registering on the website of the person responsible for the processing (initial login), the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the person concerned, the date and the time of registration are also stored. This data is stored because it is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate any criminal offences that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of EDE International AG. As a matter of principle, this data is not being passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the forwarding of the data serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the person concerned, and the voluntary provision of personal data serves the purpose of the processor to offer the person concerned content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during their registration at any time or to delete them completely from the controllers’ database.

The person responsible for the processing (controller) shall provide any person concerned at any time, upon request, with information about which personal data are being stored. Furthermore, the controller shall update or delete personal data at the request or indication of the person concerned, insofar as this does not contradict any legal obligations to retain data. In this context, the entire staff of the person responsible for the processing (controller) is available to the person concerned as a contact person.

5 | Contact option via the website/use of the contact form

The website of EDE International AG contains, on the basis of statutory provisions, information that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data provided on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller shall be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be forwarded to third parties.


If you write to us via our contact form and provide us with your contact details (including your preferences; for example, which of our products you are interested in), we process these in accordance with the legal requirements and only use them to respond to your enquiry.

6 | Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations pertaining to which the data controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions. 

7 |Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may contact the data controller mentioned under 1 at any time.

b) Right to information

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain free of charge, access to, and a copy of, personal data relating to him or her which have been recorded, at any time from the data controller. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:

– The processing purposes

– The categories of personal data being processed

– The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations

– If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

– The existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to obtain the restriction of processing by the data controller or the right to object to such processing

– The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

– If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data

– The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she may contact the data controller mentioned under 1 at any time.

c) Right to correction

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to him or her. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, taking into account the purposes of processing, to request the completion of any incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to correction, he or she may contact the data controller mentioned under 1 at any time.

d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain from the data controller the deletion of personal data concerning him or her without delay, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as processing is not necessary:

The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.

Personal data has been unlawfully processed.

The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject.

Personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8(1) GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by EDE International AG, he or she may, at any time, contact the data controller specified under 1. Employees of EDE International AG will make arrangements that the request for deletion will be complied with immediately.

If personal data was made public by the EDE International AG and our company, as the data controller, is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17(1) GDPR, EDE International AG shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers that all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data is deleted, unless processing is necessary. Employees of EDE International AG will make the necessary arrangements in the individual case. 

e) Right to restrict processing

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain from the data controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:

The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.

The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the data controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by EDE International AG, he or she may, at any time, contact the data controller specified under 1. Employees of EDE International AG will make arrangements to restrict processing.

f) Right to data portability

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a data controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He/she shall also have the right to transmit such data to another data controller without hindrance from the data controller to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and processing is carried out by automated means, unless processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller.

Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may contact EDE International AG at any time.

g) Right to objection

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

EDE International AG shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If EDE International AG processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to EDE International AG to the processing for direct marketing purposes, EDE International AG shall no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by EDE International AG for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of EDE International AG or another employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC. 

h) Automated decision-making in the individual case including profiling

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to decision-making based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law lays down appropriate measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is undertaken with the data subject’s explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or for the performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, EDE International AG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s intervention, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may contact the data controller mentioned under 1 at any time.

i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact the data controller mentioned under 1 at any time.

8 | Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I(a) GDPR serves our company as the legal base for processing procedures in which we obtain consent for certain processing purposes. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, processing is based on Article 6 I (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I (c) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I (f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not take priority. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (recital 47, sentence 2 GDPR).

9 | Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the data controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

10 | Period for which personal data may be stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the deadline, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

11 | Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with the data subject. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, he or she must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contractually, or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be. 

12 | Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

13 | Right to appeal to a supervisory authority according to Art. 77(1) GDPR

If you suspect that your data is being processed illegally on our site, you can contact a supervisory authority. You have the right to appeal in the EU Member State of your place of residence, place of work and/or place of the alleged infringement, i.e. you can choose the supervisory authority you contact in the places mentioned above. The supervisory authority to which the appeal was lodged will then inform you of the status and outcome of your submission, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

14 | Online marketing

14.1 WP Statistics

This website uses the WP Statistics analysis tool from the Verona Labs (Tatari 64, 10134 Tallinn, Estland) development team for statistical evaluation of visitor access. The purpose of the data collection and analysis is the continuous improvement of our website and its offerings. WP Statistics can be used to create overview-like statistics about the visitors of a website. For example, WP Statistics can be used to measure how many visitors have accessed a particular page and what percentage of them have used a smartphone. The statistics of WP Statistics are based on the data that is necessarily transmitted for the connection between the web browser and the web server (see Log Data). A cookie is not required by WP Statistics. The protection of your privacy and personal data is paramount when using WP Statistics. WP Statistics itself does not collect any additional visitor data. Rather, WP Statistics annonymizes visitors’ IP addresses before storing them. A personal identification of a visitor is therefore not possible, even afterwards.

This privacy policy was produced by EDE Intenational AG. 
Last update: 01.2022


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