Privacy Policy

Scope of application

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information Ka L-O-K c/o Labo-O-Kult GmbH, Aarbergstrasse 92, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Schweiz, Telefon: +41 32 322 27 47, E-Mail: ka@labo-o-kult.com („us“ / „we“) collects from individuals, how this data is used and the general privacy principles Labo-O-Kult GmbH follows in handling that information.
Labo-O-Kult GmbH reserves the right to make any changes to this privacy policy which complies with the applicable laws.
Therefore, please read this Privacy Policy periodically, especially before you submit any personal information.
Any personal data transmitted to us is kept in confidence and is subject to the statutory regulations on data protection. We guarantee that none of the data communicated to us is forwarded to third parties.
Certain information can be used for internal purposes and promotional purposes on our behalf.
In case of doubt, the German version of the Privacy Policy always applies.

Access Data / Server-Logfiles

For statistical purposes, our web space provider, Infomaniak, collects data on each access to our sites (so-called server log files). The access data includes: name of the retrieved web page, files, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the provider.
Infomaniak strictly adheres to the GDPR and is in compliance with this regulation. As a Swiss hosting provider Infomaniak operates within strict regulations and their absolute priority, security, represents a commitment well beyond the legal framework.

We use the log data only for statistical evaluations, security and optimization of our offer. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently review the log data if there is proof or a justified suspicion that illegal activities have been committed.

Processing and handling of personal data

This Policy applies to all personal information received by Labo-O-Kult GmbH in any format.  For purpose of this Policy, “personal information” means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of Labo-O-Kult GmbH to identify an individual. This may include the name, email address or phone number but also data about preferences, hobbies or which websites were viewed by someone are part of personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection. Among other things, we collect and process your data in order to execute your order, to ensure services and to communicate with you. Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties if this is necessary to conclude the order or if you have previously authorized it.

Your personal data will be deleted if you make use of your right of withdrawal and if the data for the purpose of registration are no longer needed, as far as it isn’t excluded by statutory storage obligation.
Please note that by visiting our websites or providing us with your personal information, you consent to the collection, maintenance and use of your personal information as described in this Policy.

Contacting

By contacting us  (for example by using the contact form or sending an e-mail), the user data will be stored for the purpose of processing of the request as well as in the event of follow-up questions.

Comments and Contributions 

When users leave comments in the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are stored for our security. If someone writes comments and posts with illegal content (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.) we may be prosecuted for these comments or contributions and therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Cookies and Pixel Tags

When users visit the website, one or more cookies are stored on their computer. A cookie is a small file that contains a specific string and can identifie your browser. With the help of cookies we can improve the comfort and quality of our service, for example by saving user settings. Cookies do not harm users’ computers and contain no viruses.

The use of the website is also possible without enabling cookies.

As a user you can disable the storage of cookies directly in your browser or restrict them to certain websites or can be set to be notified before a cookie is stored. You can delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive at any time using the privacy features of your browser. In this case, the features and usability of the offer could be limited. Please check the help section and preferences of your browser to learn more about adjusting the settings regarding cookies.

A pixel tag is a small code string that can be tracked on a webpage or in an email message with the help of whether a user has accessed certain web or email content, this information is for internal analysis purposes only used.

Through the third-party service of Digital Advertising Alliance you can review set data and apply for an opt-out: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/

Integration of third party content and services

It is possible that content and services from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in our online offer.

This always presupposes that the providers of this content and services (hereinafter referred to as “third party provider”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they are not able to send the content to the browser of each user. The IP address is therefore required for the contents’ presentation.
We try to use only services whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. However, we do not have any influence on the third parties  if for example the save the IP address for statistical purposes. 

Use of Google Analytics

Labo-O-Kult GmbH reserves the right to use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC („Google“), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are saved on your computer and that enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the United States where it is stored.
Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website to generate reports on the website activity for the website owner and to provide other services connected with the use of the website and the internet.Google may also pass on this information to third parties if this is legally mandatory or if these third parties work on behalf of Google. Google will never connect your IP address with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser; we would like to point out that in this case it is possible that not all functions of the website will be available. By using this website you express your consent to processing of the data Google has obtained about you in the previously described manner and for the previously described purpose.

In addition, you may prevent the data collection by Google by cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .
After installation an opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please refer to Google Analytics Terms and Conditions or the Google Analytics Overview (https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=en&hl=en / https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en). Please take note that on this website Google Analytics  extended the code  “gat._anonymizeIp ();” to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

In addition, Google Analytics may use data from AdWords and the service Double-Click Cookie for statistical purposes. You can disable this feature in the Ads Preferences Manager . Please visit the link below for more information: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en and please find the current Privacy Policy of Google under: https://policies.google.com/privacy/.

Use of Social Plug Ins (Facebook/Pinterest…) 

We may integrate and use Social Plug Ins from Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA into our website offer:
You will recognize the plugin with the logo of Facebook or the „Like“ button. Please find under http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ a summary of all Facebook plug-ins.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” or “Share” button while logged in to your Facebook account, the content of our site will be linked to your Facebook profile, ie. the information will be published on Facebok and displayed to your Facebook friends. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our site to your user account.
We point out that we as the provider of the site are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account and ensure to delete all corresponding cookies in your browser.

We also use the services of Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto,CA, 94301, USA. V You will recognize the plugin with the logo of Pinterest and the buttons „Pin it” or „Pinterest“.
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Pinterest server. Pinterest receives the information that you are visiting our website. If you are logged into your Pinterest account during your visit, Pinterest can assign your visit to our pages to your Pinterest account by clicking on the “Pin it” button. In this case, data is sent to Pinterest, which is stored on servers in the US.
To prevent this, you must log out of your Pinterest account before pressing the „Pin it“ button. For more information, see the privacy policy of Pinterest at: 

https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

The same applies to any other social plug-ins such as Instagram (Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA) to view Instagram privacy policy, click this link. As well as  you can find the privacy policy of Twitter (Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) at this address https://twitter.com/privacy#update.

Sending out Newsletter

In order to be able to inform about our products and news – especially in the form of newsletters – we use the Swiss web provider “Infomaniak”, which has committed itself to a strict observance of the EU data protection law as well as the protection of the data of our newsletter customers.  The e-mail addresses required for sending out the newsletter, as well as any other data listed in the following paragraphs, are stored on Infomaniak’s servers and are only used for the purpose of sending and evaluating newsletters on behalf of Labo-O-Kult GmbH. We would like to point out that when sending the newsletter, we will evaluate your user behavior for internal analysis.

To register for our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after subscribing to our newsletter service by giving us your e-mail address, we will send you a confirmation e-mail to the specified e-mail address asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you confirm to receive the newsletter, we will save your e-mail address until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. The purpose of storage is solely to send you the newsletter. Furthermore, we store your IP addresses the registration time in order to prevent misuse of your personal data.

Obligatory indication for subscribing to our newsletter is only the e-mail address.
(All further details, marked separately, is voluntary and is used solely for a possible personalization of the newsletter. These data will also completely been deleted upon revocation.)

You may unsubscribe of the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be done by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter or by e-mail to ka@labo-o-kult.com or by sending a message to the contact details below.

Revocation, Changes, Rectifications and Updates

The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, he has the right to correct incorrect data, to block and delete his personal data provided, if there is no legal obligation to keep records.

If you have given us your consent to the use and processing of your personal data for marketing purposes (such as electronic newsletters, use of analysis programs…) you can withdraw them at any time, informally and with effect for the future.

Contact information:

Ka L-O-K
c/o Labo-O-Kult GmbH
Aarbergstrasse 92
2502 Biel/Bienne

Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)32 322 27 47

Mail: ka@labo-o-kult.com

End of the Privacy Policy.