Information Forbo will collect
Forbo may collect general personal user data in various ways, for instance if you visit the Website, subscribe to a newsletter service or in conjunction with any other activities, services, functions or resources Forbo makes available on its Website.
While visiting this Website, so-called usage data such as browser types and versions used, the website from which our Website is accessed, date and time of access, Internet protocol address (which, however, is anonymized to the extent that it allows no inference on individual persons) and the Internet service provider of the accessing system is collected. Forbo only uses this data to deliver the content of our Website correctly, optimize the content of our Website as well as its advertisement, ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attacks. Forbo will not use the data to draw any conclusions about the data subject. Data contained in server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Further data, such as your name, email address, telephone number or any other personal data is only collected if you share such data with Forbo voluntarily.
Subscription services and Contact forms
On this Website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to newsletters and other publications of Forbo, to contact us via contact forms and to order services from Forbo. You can see from the respective input mask what personal data is transmitted. Apart from this data, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration in order to protect us against potential misuse. If indicated in the form, we may also combine your usage data with the data transmitted in order to identify your preferences.
The personal data so collected will be used for the purpose you are sharing personal data with us, i.e. to send newsletters or any other publications you subscribed to, respond to your inquiries, or to process orders you have placed. Furthermore, we may use it to contact you with information on products relevant to you. You may terminate a subscription and withdraw your consent to the data processing at any time. You may either use the corresponding link which can be found in each newsletter or you can unsubscribe at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
In order to be able to offer you Forbo’s services, Forbo is using cookies on this Website.
You do have the option to prevent the storage or installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via your browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular browsers. However, Forbo does emphasize that in this case you may not be able to fully use all of the functions on this Website. More information about cookies can be found in the Cookies-Guidelines below.
Legal basis for the processing
For the purposes of and with respect to the GDPR (where such is applicable), we would like to outline the legal basis we rely on for our processing of personal data. Most processing operations in connection with our Website are based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR as the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Forbo or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Article 6(1)(a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If Forbo is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations or answering to public authorities, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.
Sharing of personal data
In above mentioned circumstances, your data may be transferred to countries outside Switzerland or the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Personal data is transferred outside the EEA on the basis of declarations of adequacy or other appropriate safeguards, in particular standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.
Please contact us if you would like to request a copy of the specific safeguards applied to the export of your personal data (Article 13(1)(f) GDPR).
For how long will personal data be stored?
We will process and store personal data only as long as it is necessary to achieve the purpose for which personal data has been collected, but in any event for not less than required by applicable data retention provisions, and will routinely delete personal data thereafter.
What rights do I have as a data subject?
Every data subject has the right to access according to Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification according to Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure according to Article 17 GDPR, the right to restrict processing according to Article 18 GDPR, the right of object according to Article 21 GDPR, and if applicable – the right to data portability according to Article 20 GDPR. Furthermore, if applicable on you, there is also a right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate data privacy regulatory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR.
You can withdraw consent granted to us for the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to withdrawing declarations of consent that were made to us before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before May 25, 2018. Such withdrawal, however, will not affect data processing that was carried out prior to your withdrawal of consent.