Data Privacy

PADMA AG is delighted that you have visited this website. The website padma.ch is a service offered by PADMA AG, CH-8620 Wetzikon. Its goal is to inform you about our products and the world of PADMA. The protection of your privacy is of the highest priority for us, which is why we refer to this Privacy Policy and comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

This Privacy Policy informs you how we and the companies of the PADMA Group process and collect your data when using our websites. The PADMA Group comprises the following companies: World Medicine Holding AG, CH-6301 Zug; PADMA AG, CH-8620 Wetzikon; PADMA Europe GmbH, AT-1130 Vienna; PADMA Deutschland GmbH, DE-82031 Grünwald; PADMA Healthcare Limited, GB-BR6 8QE Orpington.

This Privacy Policy applies to the website of PADMA AG “www.padma.ch”. No guarantee can be given that external websites outside the PADMA Group, to which this website links, also observe these data protection regulations.

Please note that the subsequent content may be amended from time to time. We therefore recommend that you consult this Privacy Policy regularly.

PERSONAL DATA

To provide you with a better experience when visiting our website, PADMA uses the statistics module “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow us to analyze how you use our website (also refer to the section “cookies”). Only anonymized data is forwarded to PADMA.

The following data are collected anonymously: your country of origin, your operating system, your browser and your browser version. In addition, it is determined whether you are visiting us from a mobile device or a desktop computer. Furthermore, we also collect data about your user behavior on our website (visit time and duration, viewed pages, etc.) to improve our online presence.

The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data retrieved by Google. The collected data is stored by Google both within the EU as well as in the USA.

To preserve your privacy, all data is made anonymous by setting the last octet of your IPv4 address or the last 80 bits of the IPv6 address to “000”. Anonymized usage data does not allow us to deduce information concerning your person. PADMA AG uses the website analysis for the sole purpose of optimizing the website and making it more efficient. We also refer you to the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

As an Internet user, you can of course disable the tracking. For example, proceed as follows:

If you want to disable Google Analytics, download and install the add-on for your browser. The browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics was developed for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera.

Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics

Many browsers now have a do-not-track function, which can be set in the browser.

NEWSLETTER / EMAIL CONTACT / USER DATA

The PADMA newsletter will be sent to you only if you have given your prior consent and if you have subscribed. For this purpose, we will save your email address and the contact details you have provided. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

Your personal data, which you provide to PADMA, will not be sold, rented or traded to third parties by us or by any of our contracted service providers.

By registering, you agree that PADMA may use your personal data within the PADMA Group for personalized advertising, such as emails containing general information or marketing materials (newsletter).

We are also entitled to commission third parties with the technical processing of advertising measures and to pass on your personal data for this purpose within the PADMA Group and to authorized service providers. These service providers at home and abroad are committed to observe data protection regulations to the same extent as PADMA.

In addition, we store your user data when you contact us by email or in any other way. This is done in order to facilitate future communication. PADMA assures you that your data is confidentially treated according to the applicable privacy protection regulations.

Your user data cannot be associated with your anonymized IP address.

DATA SECURITY

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data stored by us against unintentional, unlawful or unauthorized manipulation, deletion, alteration, access, transfer or use, and against partial or total loss.

We make similar efforts to protect our websites, emails, newsletters, etc. from unauthorized manipulation (viruses, malware, etc.). Our security measures are continuously adapted and improved according to the technological development. We assume no liability for such unauthorized manipulations as well as the loss of data or its knowledge and use by third parties.

We take internal data privacy also very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are bound by a duty of confidentiality and are under obligation to obey the data protection regulations.

RIGHT OF ACCESS TO PERSONAL DATA

You have the right to assert your data protection rights at any time and to request information on whether and which personal data about you are processed by us. You may also correct, block or delete your personal data at any time by written notice and proof of identity at the following address:

mail@padma.ch

We reserve the right to correspond with you in this regard.

Please note that even if you request to block or delete your personal data, we are still obliged to adhere to certain statutory or contractual retention obligations (e.g. for billing purposes). In such a case, we may be obliged to keep your data partially. We will however proceed to block it as requested. Please note that the deletion of your personal data may prevent you from using the services you have subscribed to.

SOCIAL MEDIA (YOUTUBE / FACEBOOK)

The videos embedded on our website are linked to streaming services (e.g. YouTube). When opening, loading or playing these videos, your browser sends personal data such as your IP address or whole cookies to such streaming services. If you want to completely prevent this, we advise you not to download or play videos from our website.

The same applies to links to social media (Facebook, etc.). If, in this case, you would also like to prevent personal data from being passed on automatically, we advise you not to click on the relevant links and buttons.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files from a website that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses nor any personal data relating to you. A cookie allows us to provide you with interesting information tailored to your individual needs when you visit our website in the future.

In order to make sure that you can quickly find country-specific information, or that we can provide you with such, we identify the country from which you visit our website. To do this, we access the ipinfo.io service directly in your browser via JavaScript. The latter provides us with a set of data based on your IP address, including the country you are in. However, we do not know your IP address. We save the two-character country code locally as a cookie on your hard drive (i.e. CH for Switzerland, AT for Austria, or DE for Germany).

You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser’s settings.

Last update: August 1st, 2017