We are aware that the protection of your privacy when using our websites is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and compliance with the legal data privacy requirements is a matter of course for us. Below, we would like to briefly describe for you how Tyrolit-Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski AG & Co. K.G. (hereinafter referred to as TYROLIT) collects, administers and uses information about persons who visit the website "tyrolit.at" and its other websites. They do not apply to third party websites for which this and other TYROLIT websites provide links.
Moreover, you are informed that, from time to time, TYROLIT changes, adds to, extends removes or otherwise updates these privacy policies in the event of changes to our services and in order to comply with changes in the law. Your personal data, however, is always handled in accordance with the version of the privacy policies applicable at the time the data was collected. We will publish any changes to our privacy policies on this website so that you are fully informed as to what type of personal data we collect, how this personal data is used and under what circumstances it can be communicated. Our privacy policies can be called up from the homepage/all individual pages of our website. At all points where personal data is collected, you will find, where appropriate, additional information on the purpose for which that data is required and, where applicable, the option of declaring your consent.
Collection of personal data
We do not collect any personal data (e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses) via our websites, unless you voluntarily provide us with such data (e.g. through registration, surveys, etc.) or, if legally required, have consented to such collection, or the applicable legal provisions relating to the protection of your data permit it.
Guarantee of privacy and personal data protection
TYROLIT complies with the legal privacy requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In general, we only process personal data in compliance with these privacy policies. The paragraph below explains how and when TYROLIT collects personal data. Moreover, we may be obligated to perform further data processing within the framework of the laws relating to assisting court or administrative investigations.
Deliberate use of personal data
Most Internet services provided by TYROLIT can be visited without personal registration or disclosure of identity. With certain services, we ask you for your name, a user name and, where applicable, for further personal information. You can decide freely whether or not to provide this information. Without this information, however, TYROLIT is unable to provide the desired service and is unable to answer some of your enquiries.
TYROLIT only stores personal data for as long as necessary for the intended purposes and in compliance with the legal requirements. Should you contact us via the form on the website or by e-mail, the data you provide is stored by us for six months for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for the event of any follow-up questions, provided a business relationship has not already come into being.
If you no longer wish to receive any information, please inform us accordingly.
Confidentiality with regard to personal data
Except in the cases referred to in these privacy policies, TYROLIT will not pass on your data to third parties. Personal data may be disclosed to other TYROLIT companies in Austria and abroad which undertake to treat the personal data in accordance with these privacy policies and to process it for the original purpose for which it was recorded, for example the provision of services, marketing, data processing or technical support.
Your personal data may also be disclosed to a third party if a business location or parts thereof is/are sold, conveyed or transmitted together with the associated customer data. Where necessary and where it can reasonably be expected, you will be required to consent to this. In such a case, we would previously contractually require the buyer or the acquiring party to treat the personal data in accordance with these privacy policies. Likewise, personal data may be disclosed to a third party if we are obligated by law, court order or a government regulation within the framework of the law, or if disclosure of the data is in connection with a court or police investigation in Austria or abroad and is permissible according to the national legislation.
Right of access, rectification, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation, objection
TYROLIT endeavours to ensure that the recorded personal data is always correct, up-to-data and reliable with respect to its intended use. We provide you the option of raising an objection against the processing of your personal data, provided the law entitles you to such an option. This applies in particular to marketing activities (right to objection to advertising), provided this does not require your consent in the first place (opt-in). Please contact us if you would like to object to the use of your data for advertising purposes. The same applies if you have questions regarding the use of your personal data. In such a case, please indicate the name of the website where you entered your personal data, identify yourself and let us know what specific information you would like to have corrected, updated or deleted. Requests relating to the deletion of personal data will be responded to taking into account all the applicable legal, archiving and documentation of evidence obligations.
Information on how to contact us is available at the bottom of this page. If you believe that the processing of your data contravenes privacy law or that your statutory privacy rights have been violated, you can lodge a complaint with the regulatory authority. Because TYROLIT is a corporate group headquartered in Austria, you can do so at the Austrianor at the responsible national data protection authority in your country. A list of all the data protection authorities in the EU is available here.
Austrian Data Protection Authority
Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Wien
Tel. +43 1 52 152-0
Security and confidentiality
In order to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal data recorded by TYROLIT, TYROLIT applies appropriate measures to protect your personal data against loss, abuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, modification and destruction.
If you wish to send us personal data electronically by entering it on our website, your data is transmitted to our web server in encrypted form via the Internet using a state-of-the-art secure connection (SSL). Please note that the transmission of data via e-mail, in contrast, does not generally take place in encrypted form.
Data security for the transmission of data within the Internet cannot be guaranteed in all cases according to the current state-of-the-art. Other users may under certain circumstances be technically in a position to interfere in unauthorised manner in the network security and control the communications traffic. Please bear this in mind when you contact us.
Data transfer abroad
We are a member of the TYROLIT Group, a worldwide group of companies, which owns databases in a variety of countries. TYROLIT processes data in databases outside the country of residence of the person in question. Some of these databases are administered by local TYROLIT companies, others by third parties, which act on behalf of the local company. If your personal data is transmitted to a country whose regulations for the protection of your personal data is less comprehensive than those of your country of residence, TYROLIT ensures that the legal requirements for data export to such a country are appropriately protected and that European law is complied with.
What privacy policies apply?
TYROLIT companies who pass on your personal data from the EU to other countries, must comply with the applicable laws and the TYROLIT guidelines. These require in particular that:
- Your personal data is collected and processed using appropriate and legal means
- Your personal data is processed exclusively for precisely defined and legally sound purposes, and is not used for any other purposes
- You are informed about the passing on of your data, provided this is stipulated by local laws and that your consent is obtained where appropriate
- It is ensured that your personal data is correct, complete and, where appropriate, up-to-date
- Your personal data is only stored for as long as necessary, unless longer or shorter storage periods are stipulated or permitted by law
- Your personal data is treated confidentially and appropriate security measures are taken to protect it against unauthorised access, accidental loss, accidental damage, misuse and unauthorised modification and deletion.
Cookies, Internet tags and other online data
TYROLIT may record data from visitors to the website in order to better adapt the content of the website to customer requirements and to produce statistics regarding usage of the website for internal market analysis purposes. For this purpose, TYROLIT may install so-called cookies or website Internet tags. No assignment to a specific user takes place with the aid of cookies or tags.
Website Internet tags (also known as action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs or 1-by-1 GIFs) may be placed in online advertisements or on the pages of this website.
Our website hosting provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser transfers automatically. This includes the source IP address, date and time as well as type of connection, type of browser and browser version, file name and content as well as database schema and files relating to the query. This data cannot be assigned to specific persons and is not combined with any other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data, should any indications of unlawful use become known. The legal basis for this is "legitimate interest" pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Log data is stored for 12 months.
On our websites, we use the web analytics service Google Analytics from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The legal basis for this is "consent" pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. Google Analytics data is stored for 26 months.
In July 2020 the CJEU declared that the previous “Privacy Shield” agreement is no longer a legal basis for data transfers to the USA. We would like to notify our website visitors that any personal data transferred to the USA does not provide adequate protections for privacy and data protection rights. Various US authorities are monitoring these data without any legal remedies for the EU data subjects.
By clicking the checkbox for “Marketing” I agree according to Article 49 (1) (a) to the transfer of data for the purpose of Google Analytics to the USA. I am aware of the possible risks due to the absence of an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards. I am using this website only on an occasional basis.
The information on your use of this website generated by the cookies is usually transferred to a server operated by Google in the United States and stored there. IP anonymisation on this website has been activated and your IP address will therefore be abbreviated in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries outside of the European Union which are signatories to the treaty. The full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there only in exceptional cases.
Google will use this information for the purpose of analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and making available these reports to the relevant website providers for analysis purposes - here: TYROLIT.
Google may also transmit this information to third parties, provided this is stipulated by law or where third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will on no account associate your IP address with any other data stored by Google.
You can prevent the installation and storage of the cookies using the relevant settings in your browser software by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the link.
However, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in this case. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected on you by Google in the manner described above and for the abovementioned purpose. Further information regarding the Conditions of Use and data privacy can be foun here and here.
For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.
You have the option of subscribing to our Newsletter via our website. For this purpose we require your e-mail address and your declaration that you agree to receiving the Newsletter. As soon as you have registered for the Newsletter, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with a link for confirmation of the registration. (double opt-in)
The Newsletter will be mailed to you via "MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform belonging to the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these notes are stored on the MailChimp servers in the US. MailChimp uses this information for sending and evaluating the Newsletter on our behalf. Moreover, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimise or improve its own services. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our Newsletter recipients to write to them on its own account or to pass it on to third parties.
Personal information and children
The information on this website is aimed at persons over the age of 18. TYROLIT does not knowingly record, use or make available to third parties any personal data of minors without the express permission of their legal guardians and of the minor insofar as she or he is able to give his/her consent. TYROLIT informs the legal guardians of which personal data has been collected regarding the child and provides the opportunity to prohibit further recording, use and storage of the child's personal data. TYROLIT undertakes to strictly comply with the laws on the protection of children.
Links to other sites
The privacy policies outlined here apply only to the website tyrolit.at and other TYROLIT websites, excluding third-party websites. TYROLIT can insert so-called links to other websites with related contents. TYROLIT tries, as far as possible, to ensure that sites associated with the TYROLIT websites meet the highest standards. Owing to the nature of the World Wide Web, it is however not possible to guarantee the data protection standard of all websites containing a link or to assume liability for their content.
In the event of complaints regarding compliance with these privacy policies and for comments and suggestions for improvement, please contact us under: Tyrolit - Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski AG & Co. K.G., Swarovskistrasse 33, 6130 Schwaz, T +43 5242 606-0, privacy(at)tyrolit.com, www.tyrolit.at
Last update of Data Privacy Statement: April 2018