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Data Protection Declaration Sales

Information regarding the processing of personal data by our company in relation to the sale and distribution of our products are available here:

Haenni Instruments AG - DE

Haenni Instruments AG - EN

Data Protection Declaration Website

Please find below, information regarding the processing of personal data in relation to the access and use of our website (including newsletter):

1. General Information

1.1 Personal Data (Art. 4 Nr. 1 GDPR)

Data privacy law protects personal data (hereinafter referred to as data). Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Therefore, personal data can be names, addresses, profession, e-mail addresses, state of health, income, marital status, genetic traits, phone numbers and even user data as IP-addresses.

1.2 Controller (Art. 4 Nr. 7 GDPR)

The Controller of the data processing of your data is the HAENNI Instruments AG The contact details are:

HAENNI Instruments AG
Industrie Neuhof 66
3422 Kirchberg
Schweiz 
Vertretung durch den Verwaltungsrat: Dr. Oliver Vietze, Severino Bruno
Telefon: +41 31 506 5400
Telefax: +41 31 506 5419
info@haenni-scales-nospam.com

1.3 Data Protection Officer 

The Controller are not obliged to appoint a data protection officer.

1.4 Right to Object

In case you wish to object the processing of your data by the Controller according to this privacy policy you can contact the Controller via the contact details in the imprint. Please be aware, that in case you exercise your right to object, the use of the website may be limited or completely restricted.

2. Scope and Processing of Personal Data

2.1 Access and Use of the Website

Any time you access the website, your user data will be transferred via your web browser and stored in server logfiles. These data records contain the following data:

  • Date and time of access
  • Name of the website
  • IP-address
  • Referrer-URL
  • Quantity of transferred data
  • Information about your web browser


The server logfiles will be analyzed by the Controller in anonymized form in order to improve the usabilty, detect errors and to manage server capacities. For example, the Controller can recognize during what time the website is accessed the most and therefore provide sufficient data volume.

The Controller needs the data in order to grant access to the website. The processing is necessary during the access. 

2.2 Contact Form and E-Mail by Click 

If you wish to contact the Controller, please use the contact form. In order to do so, the Controller needs the following information:

  • Company
  • Name
  • Street/No. 
  • Postcode
  • City
  • Country
  • Phone 
  • E-Mail


In addition, you may provide the following information voluntarily: 

  • First Name
  • Function
  • Fax


On the website, you can write an e-mail to the Controller by clicking the respective field. By clicking, the e-mail adress which is linked to your e-mail client will be automatically inserted as sender address.

If you do not wish that your e-mail address will be automatically used, you can change the settings of your e-mail client.

The Controller uses your data in order to answer your request and to provide the requested information.

2.3 Advertising

If you have consented or a legal provision allows this, the Controller uses your data for advertising purposes.

2.4 Cookies

The Controller uses cookies in order to collect and store data. Cookies are small data packages, which usually consist of letters and numbers. The cookies are stored on a browser whenever you visit a website. Through using cookies, the website can recognize your browser, to record your use of the website and to identify you, if you return to the website. Cookies do not contain personal data but data that may be related to personal data which the Controller has stored.

Information that the Controller receives from you through the use of cookies can be used for the following purposes:

  • Recognition of the user‘s eletronic device.
  • Records of the user‘s use of the website
  • Improvement of the usability of the website.
  • Analysis of the user’s use of the website 
  • Administration of the website
  • Prevention of fraud and improvement of security
  • Individual design of the website concerning the needs of the user. 

Cookies do not damage your browser. They do not contain any virus und do not allow the Controller to monitor you. Two different types of cookies are used. Temporary cookies will be deleted after you close your browser (session-cookies). Permanent cookies, on the other hand, have a maximum lifetime of up to 20 days. Through permanent cookies, you can be recognized if you access the website again. This type of cookie allows you to be recognized when you return to the website after leaving it. Through using cookies, the Controller can monitor your use of the website for the above mentioned purposes. In addition, your use of the website will be improved. The data will be collected in anonymized form.

As a matter of course you can use the website without cookies. If you do not want that the Controller can recognize you, you can change the settings of your web browser by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to the manual of your web browser. If you restrict the use of cookies, this may lead to functional restrictions of the website. If you want to delete cookies already set by your browser please also refer to the manual of your web browser.

2.5 Tracking Tools

Google-Analytics

The Controller uses Google-Analytics. Google-Analytics uses the cookies described above to collect information about your operating system, your browser, your IP-address, visited websites and time and date of the last access of the Controller’s website. The information will transferred to Google’s servers in the USA and stored. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the Controller and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will transfer the information to third parties pursuant to legal regulations or if third parties process data on behalf of Google. The information will only be used anonymized or pseudonymized. For further informations, please refer to Google’s privacy policy (http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information).

Google-Analytics uses the cookie Double Click DART. You can restrict the use of this DART-cookie by accessing Googles privacy policy 

Google-Analytics does not store personal data but only your IP-address. This information is used to automatically recognize you the next time you visit the Controller's website and to make navigation easier for you.

You can restrict the use of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Therefor, you must switch off the storage of cookies in your web browser. Please refer to the manual of your web browser.

3. Legal Basis and Provision of Data

3.1 Access and Use of the Website 

The admissibility of such processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR according to which processing is lawful if it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller 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. The legitimate interest of the Controller is to provide the website with information and to provide services to its customers as well as to optimize the website operation. 

The provision of the data is neither required by law nor by contract. However, it is necessary to be able to access the website of the Controller. Non-provisioning results in not accessing the website.

3.2 Contact Form and E-Mail by Click 

The Controller processes the data you provide in order to respond to your contact request and to communicate with you. This is data that is absolutely necessary for the processes mentioned. The admissibility of such processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR, which states that processing is lawful if it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

The provision of the data is necessary for communication with the Controller. If you do not provide the Controller with your personal data, he can not or not completely process your contact request.

3.3 Advertising

The Controller may use your data for advertising purposes. The admissibility of such processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR according to which processing is lawful if it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller 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.

The provision of the data is neither required by law nor by contract. Failure to provide the data means that the Controller can not send you any advertising.

In the case of direct advertising of customers, § 7 para. 3 UWG forms the legal basis, according to which unreasonable harassment in advertising using electronic mail is not to be assumed in the cases mentioned therein. You can object to the use at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. 

If you no longer wish to receive any recommendations or any advertising messages, you can object to this at any time. A message in text form to the Controller is sufficient for this. In addition, a unsubscribe link is included in each e-mail.

The provision of the data is necessary for the conclusion of a contract. Non-provision has the consequence that no contractual relationship can be established. 

3.4 Use of Cookies 

The admissibility of such processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR, according to which processing is lawful if it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller 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. The legitimate interest of the Controller is to optimize the presentation of his website. 

The provision of the data is necessary in order to be able to access the website of the Controller without errors. If you do not accept cookies or delete cookies already set, this can lead to functional limitations of the website.

Of course, you can also view the website without cookies. If you do not want the Controller to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions to find out how this works in detail. Also to delete cookies already set by your browser, please read the instructions of your browser.

The provision of the data is neither required by law nor by contract. If you do not accept cookies or delete cookies already set, this can lead to functional limitations of the website.

3.5 Use of Tracking Tools 

The admissibility of processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR, which allows processing if the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes. The processing of the data is used for the above-mentioned purposes. Consent can be given when you visit the website.

The provision of the data is neither required by law nor by contract. Non-provisioning means that these tools can not be used. 

4 Duration of Storage

4.1 Access and Use of the Website

Your IP address will be deleted or made anonymous after the end of use. In the case of anonymization, the IP addresses are changed in such a way that they can no longer be assigned to a identified or identifiable natural person, or only with a disproportionate amount of time, cost and manpower.

4.2 Contact Form and E-Mail by Click

The personal data processed within the scope of communication will be deleted after the statutory retention obligations have expired, unless the Controller has a legitimate interest in further retention. In any case, only those data will continue to be stored which are actually absolutely necessary to achieve the corresponding purpose. As far as possible, the personal data will be made anonymous.

4.3 Advertising

The personal data processed for advertising purposes will be deleted unless the Controller has a legitimate interest in further storage. In any case, only those data will continue to be stored which are actually absolutely necessary to achieve the corresponding purpose.

4.5 Use of Cookies

Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies). Permanent cookies, on the other hand, have a maximum lifetime of up to 20 days. This type of cookie allows you to be recognized when you leave the website.

4.6 Use of Tracking Tools

The personal data collected in the context of the use of tracking tools will be deleted unless the Controller has a legitimate interest in further storage. In any case, only those data will continue to be stored which are actually absolutely necessary to achieve the corresponding purpose. As far as possible, the personal data will be made anonymous.

5. Right of Access, Rectification, Erasure, Restriction, Objection and Data Portability

5.1 Right of Access (Art. 15 GDPR)

Upon request, the Controller will inform you whether he processes data concerning you. The Controller makes every effort to process requests for information as quickly as possible.

5.2 Right to Rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have the right to request the Controller to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay.

5.3 Right to Erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)

You have the right to request the Controller to delete personal data concerning you without delay, and the Controller is obliged to delete personal data without delay, provided that one of the reasons stated in Art. 17 Art. Para. 1 a)-f) GDPR applies.

5.4 Right to Restriction (Art. 18 GDPR)

You have the right to request the Controller to restrict processing if one of the conditions of Art. 18 para. 1 a)-d) GDPR is met.

5.5 Right of Objection (Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Art.6 para. 1 e) or f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The Controller no longer processes your personal data, unless he can prove compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

You have the right to object for reasons arising from your particular situation to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task in the public interest.

Please use the contact address given in the imprint for your message.

5.6 Right to Data Portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the Controller in a structured, current and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit this data to another Controller without obstruction by the Controller to whom the personal data have been provided, if that the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR, Art.9 para. 2 a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art.6 para. 1 b) GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

6. Withdrawal of your Consent

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data and withdraw it, the processing up to the time of this withdrawal remains unaffected.

7. Right to lodge a Complaint

You have the right to lodge a complain with a supervisory authority at any time.

8. Recipients

The data collected when accessing and using the website and the information you provide when making contact will be transmitted to the Controller's server and stored there. In addition, your data can be passed on to the following categories of recipients:

  • Internal departments involved in the processing of your personal data (e.g. personnel department, marketing department, customer service)
  • processors (e.g. computer centre, IT service provider, provider of tracking tools)
  • Contractual partner of the Controller (e.g. shipping service provider)
  • Group companies commissioned to provide services 


9. Links to Third Party Websites

By accessing this website you may see content which is linked to third party websites. The Controller has no access to cookies or functions of other websites and can not control them. Such third party websites are not subject of this privacy policy.