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Privacy Policy

We, KVT-Fastening Branch of Bossard Ltd, Lagerstrasse 8, 8953 Dietikon, Switzerland operate this website and the services offered on it, and are thus responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data within the guidelines of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The proper handling of your personal data is of particular concern to us. For this reason, we would like to inform you of how we handle your personal data. 

We use your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection provisions. In the following, we will explain what data we collect, how this data is used by us, and what rights you have with respect to our use of your data

1. Collection and Storage of Personal Data

a) When visiting our website

When you visit our website, our servers temporarily save each access instance to a log file. The following data is collected without any action on your part and saved by us until it is automatically deleted within  1 month:

  • IP address of the requesting computer;
  • Date and time of access;
  • Name and URL of the requested file;
  • Website from which access takes place;
  • Your computer's operating system and the browser you use;
  • The name of your Internet access provider.

This data is collected and processed in order to make it possible to use our website (connection setup), to ensure continued system security and stability, to enable both technical administration of network infrastructure and the optimization of our Internet offering, and for internal statistical purposes. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure and for statistical purposes.

In addition, we use website cookies and web analytics when you visit our website. For more details, see Section 4 and Section 5 of this privacy statement.  

b) When registering for our online shop

When you register for our online shop, we collect the following data:

  • Company name;
  • VAT registration number;
  • Name (Last Name, First Name);
  • Department;Address (department, street, building number, postal code, city, state/province, country);
  • Telephone number;
  • Email address;
  • Fax number;
  • Password

This data is collected: 

  • to make it possible to use our service (registration);
  • for us to know who our contractual partner is;
  • for the establishment, content definition, processing and modification of contractual relationships with you regarding the use of our website and the services offered on it;
  • to get in touch with you as needed in the event of any questions;
  • to personalize any advertising displayed on your screen.

2. Use of Personal Data When Using our Web Shop (Purpose of Collection and Storage)

Your personal data is used for the handling and administration of orders placed through our web shop, to perform plausibility checks on the data entered, to contact you in the event of any questions about order processing, i.e. for the establishment, content definition, processing and modification of the contractual relationship with you in the form of purchase orders. 

a) We need your company name and address in order to know who our contractual partner is, i.e. to whom we are rendering services and whom we are billing.

b) We need your contact data (name, e-mail address, telephone and fax number) in order to send you your registration confirmation, and for any queries. 

c) We need your credit card data or account data for billing purposes.

3. Transmission of Personal Data to Third Parties

We will not sell your data or otherwise transmit it to third parties without your consent. The above is inapplicable only in cases where there is a statutory obligation to disclose data or where data disclosure is necessary for the enforcement of our rights, especially the enforcement of claims under the contractual relationship with you.

4. Cookies

Cookies help us make your visit to our website simpler, more pleasant and more meaningful in many ways. Cookies are alphanumeric data files that your web browser automatically saves to your computer's hard drive when you visit our website. 

Cookies neither damage your computer's hard drive nor is personal data transmitted to us through the use of cookies.

For instance, we use cookies in order to be able to identify you as a customer without you first having to log in. The use of cookies does not entail that we obtain new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you may configure your browser to prevent cookies from being saved to your computer, or so that you are informed each time you receive a new cookie. 

Deactivating cookies could prevent you from using all the functionalities on our website.

5. Web Analytics

We use web analytics in order to customize site design and to perform ongoing optimization of our website. In this context, we use pseudonymous user profiles and cookies (see Section 4). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, such as 

  • browser type/version;
  • operating system used;
  • referrer URL (the site previously visited);
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address);
  • time of server request;
  • the sites visited on our domain

are transferred to servers and stored there. This information is used to evaluate the use of our website, to compile reports about activity on the website, and to provide additional services associated with use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research, customized design of these web pages and personalized advertising (remarketing). This information may also be forwarded to third parties where required by law or if third parties process the information on our behalf.

In no event will the IP address be associated with other data concerning the user. The IP addresses are anonymized, making it impossible to identify users (IP masking).


The user may prevent the installation of cookies by changing the appropriate settings in the browser software (see Section 4); however, please note that in this case it may not be possible to use all the functionality of this website.

The user may refuse consent to the generation of user profiles at any time. The contact information listed in Section 11 may be used to communicate such refusal.

We use products of WiredMinds AG ( for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.
Exclude from website tracking


6. Security

We employ appropriate technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are consistently updated in accordance with technological developments.
If you register as a customer with us, your user account may only be accessed after your personal password is entered. You should always keep your billing details confidential, and close the browser window once you have terminated the communication with us, especially if you share your computer with others.

7. Information, Correction, Editing and Deletion of Data

You are entitled to information about your stored personal data, and are entitled to correct incorrect data, and to block or delete the same.

For information about your personal data, to initiate correction of incorrect data, or to block or delete such data, and for any additional questions about the use of your personal data, please contact:

You can also view and modify your information that is stored by us by logging onto our website with the login data. You may delete your data or your entire user profile at any time. You can do so by using the corresponding option in your user profile, or by sending a request to this effect by e-mail to our data protection contact (see Section 11).

Please note that if you delete your data, it will not be possible to use our services, or it will not be possible to use them in full.

8. Newsletter

In order to provide you with information via e-mail, you will receive our newsletter. This newsletter is sent to the e-mail address you provided during online registration. You may decline to receive the newsletter when registering online. 
You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so, you may either send us an e-mail, or use the cancellation link at the end of the newsletter.

9. Up-to-dateness of the Privacy Statement 

This privacy statement is currently valid, and is dated July 1st,  2013.  It may be viewed and printed on our website at any time. 

10. Transmission of Personal Data Abroad

We are entitled to transmit your data to third-party companies abroad to the extent required for contractual processing. These third parties are committed to the same data protection provisions as we are.  
If the level of data protection in a given country does not correspond to the level employed in Germany or Switzerland, we will ensure that the level of protection of your personal data corresponds to that employed in Germany or Switzerland at all times through contractual means. 

11. Contacts

Should you have any questions regarding data protection on our website, or if you would like to request information or to delete your data or your profile, please send an e-mail to our data protection contact at