Data protection / GTC

Data Protection / GTC

The following Data Protection statement only applies to content and functions that TESTEX publishes under and its regional sub-sites. All information, content and usage rights can be changed at any time without further notice. TESTEX AG, Swiss Textile Testing Institute, Gotthardstrasse 61, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland, is delighted that you have visited its website. We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. We therefore process your data strictly as stipulated by the relevant legal provisions. This data protection statement provides you with information regarding the main aspects of data processing in the context of our website.

Collecting data in order to process inquiries
If you contact us via a form on the website or by e-mail we store the data you provide in order to process your inquiry and for any follow-up queries until you request us to delete them. This is done on the basis of our mutual interest in being able to process your inquiry. We pass these data on to other group companies if this is necessary for the response to your inquiry. If in the process we transmit your personal data outside the EU, the European Economic Area or Switzerland we take appropriate steps to protect them, such as standard contract clauses, which we are glad to show you on request. We do not otherwise pass these data on to third parties without your consent. You are not obliged to provide personal data, but it may not then be possible for us to respond to you if we do not receive sufficient information.

Collecting data for the newsletter (not implemented on website yet but planned)
You can subscribe to our newsletter via our website. For this we need your e-mail address and consent. In order to provide you with appropriate information we also collect and process the information on your fields of interest which you provide voluntarily.

Our newsletter is distributed via an external provider, which we provide with your details for this purpose. If in the process we transmit your personal data outside the EU, the European Economic Area or Switzerland we take appropriate steps to protect them. The Rocket Science Group LLC based in Atlanta, USA, is currently the external provider and the protection of your personal data is guaranteed by the “Privacy Shield” certification of this provider.

As soon as you have registered to receive the newsletter we send you a confirmation e-mail with a link to confirm the registration. You can cancel the newsletter at any time via the relevant button in the footer of each newsletter.

Security measures
The data we obtain are stored on specially protected servers in our security zone. Access to these servers is possible for only a few, specially authorised people who are responsible for technical, commercial or editorial management of these data.
To prevent loss or abuse of the data we store, our company takes comprehensive technical and operational safety precautions, which are regularly reviewed and updated in keeping with latest technological advances.
The Internet's structure does, however, make it possible for other people or institutions for which we are not responsible to disregard data-protection regulations. In particular, it is possible for unencrypted data, for example disclosed in an e-mail, to be read by third parties. Because of the technical realities of the Internet we have no control over this. The user alone is responsible for protecting data he provides from misuse by using encryption or another method. On the Internet, e-mails are forwarded via many different servers, and there are numerous opportunities to access this information, change it, delete it, copy it, or otherwise amend it in an unauthorised manner. You also have the option of communicating with us by telephone, fax, or letter.

Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files which are filed on your terminal by means of the browser.

We use cookies to make our offering user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser again on your next visit.

If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser so that it informs you that cookies have been set and you allow this only in certain cases or that it accepts no cookies in general. Deactivation of cookies can limit the functional features of our website.

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Web analysis
Our website utilises functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service, which may also store data outside Europe. You can find full details regarding the data centres concerned here. For this purpose cookies are employed which enable the utilisation of the website by its users to be analysed. The information generated in this way is transmitted to the provider’s server and stored there.

You can prevent this by configuring your browser so that no cookies are stored, or by deactivating this analysis here.

We have configured Google Analytics in such a way that your IP address is immediately anonymised. We are therefore able to establish the rough geographical location of our visitors, but without any individual identification. If you wish to be fully excluded you may deactivate Google Analytics.

Your rights
In relation to our processing of your data you have the right to information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, objection to processing and to data transferability. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data privacy legislation or your legal rights to data protection have otherwise been infringed in any way, you can report this to us (see “Contact” below) or complain to the relevant regulatory body.


You can find our GTCs here.

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