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Privacy Policy


The following data protection declaration is intended to provide information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Willy A. Bachofen AG. The latest version of the general business terms of Willy A. Bachofen AG apply in conjunction.


Willy A. Bachofen AG, Junkermattstrasse 11, Postfach 944, 4132 Muttenz 1, Switzerland

The responsible data protection officer can be contacted at the following address: Data Protection Officer for Willy A. Bachofen AG, Junkermattstrasse 11, Postfach 944, 4132 Muttenz 1, Switzerland or at privacy@wab-group.com.


Customer data and/or supplier data is data which we require in order to administer a contract. We store such data if and to the extent that it is necessary for the purpose of contract administration, to ensure technical operational safety and for invoicing and debt collection, or to carry out precontractual measures. For example, the following data is generally collected: surname, forename, address, email address, contact person, telephone number and language. These may vary depending on the service sought.

In addition, we process the data which is generated in the course of use of our website (www.wab-group.com including any country versions, domain or subdomain variations) and/or the data which is provided in this context. Data is processed in order to analyse Internet traffic on our website and to improve the functionality of our website. The data processing is necessary in order to protect our legitimate interests.

We also use personal data which is required for a complete application and its processing. The following data is generally collected: surname, forename, addresses, language, email address, information from the applicant’s CV and other documents (e.g. references). We use applicants’ data for the purpose of administering the application process. As a matter of principle, applicants’ data is not used for any other purpose.

The data is only used for other purposes where additional information is provided to, and consent obtained from, the data subject and/or supplier.


During use of the website, personal data may be collected using cookies and Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Fonts. Personal data will also be collected when you contact us by email.

For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries which you send to us as site operator, this site uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser changes from ‘http://’ auf ‘https://’ and by the padlock icon in your address bar.


We use ‘cookies’ and comparable technologies on our websites, which can be used to identify your browser or your device. A cookie is a small file which is sent to your computer and/or automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by the web browser used when you visit our website. In addition to cookies which are only used during a session and deleted after your website visit (‘session cookies’), cookies can also be used to store user configurations and other information for a specified period (e.g. two years) (‘permanent cookies’). However, you can configure your browser to reject cookies, to store them for just one session or otherwise delete them before they expire. Most browsers are preconfigured so that you accept cookies. We use permanent cookies in order to gain a better understanding of how you use our offerings and content.

However, you can configure your browser settings so that cookies are blocked or you are warned if cookies are sent to your computer. If you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of our website (for example choice of language).

Tracking and other technologies in connection with the use of our website

We also use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager on our websites. These are third-party ser-vices which enable us to measure and evaluate the use of our website without relating it to specific indi-viduals. For this purpose, permanent cookies that are set by the service provider are also used. The service provider does not obtain any personal data from us (nor does it store any IP addresses), but it may track your use of the website, combine this in-formation with data from other websites which you have visited and which are also tracked by service providers, and use these findings for its own purpos-es (e.g. control of advertising). Google Analytics provides us with information about the number of visitors to the website, visitors’ login locations and how long they stay on our website. If you have regis-tered with the service provider, the service provider knows you, too. Your personal data is then pro-cessed by the service provider under the responsibil-ity of the service provider in accordance with its pri-vacy policy. The service provider only informs us how our respective website is used (no personal in-formation about you is provided). You can prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB



This site uses so-called web fonts to display fonts. These are provided by Google (http://www.google.com/webfonts/). For this purpose, when our site is accessed, your browser loads the required web font in your browser cache. This is necessary to enable your browser to display a visually improved representation of our texts. If your browser does not support this function, your computer will use a standard font to display texts.

Third-party services

As part of our online offering, we use a range of content and services from third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as font types. This always requires the third-party providers of such content to safeguard users’ IP addresses, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore required in order to display such content. We endeavour to use only the content of those providers who use the IP address exclusively for delivery of the content.
We also use a so-called ‘content delivery network’ (CDN) provided by Cloudflare, Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. A CDN is a service which is used to deliver our online offering, particularly large media files such as graphics or scripts, more quickly with the aid of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. Users’ data is processed exclusively for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.

Contact form

If you send us your enquiries using the contact form, we will store your details from the enquiry form, including the data you entered in the form (for example forename, surname, address, email address), for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. Data entered in the contact form is therefore processed exclusively on the basis of your consent.


Unless expressly indicated below, your data will not be passed on to third parties.
Unless agreed otherwise in writing, the said data will be stored for as long as necessary in order to provide the current service but at least for such time as is prescribed by law. Furthermore, subject to the right to have data deleted, the data can be stored for as long as appears reasonable for the possible provision of future services or for as long as has been expressly agreed.


Everyone has the right to information, to have inaccurate data corrected and to have their data blocked and deleted, provided there is no conflicting statutory retention requirement or the data is absolutely necessary for performance of a contract.
In addition, you as the data subject have the right to object at any time to processing which is based on consent given by you or on our legitimate interests.
If you have any questions, or if you wish to exercise your right to make changes to your data, to delete it or withdraw your consent, please contact our data protection officer directly:
Data Protection Officer at Willy A. Bachofen AG, address, Switzerland or at privacy@wab-group.com.


Data subjects have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority if they believe that their personal data is being processed unlawfully.
We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect personal data from risks during data transmission and to prevent third parties from obtaining knowledge of it. These measures are all updated in accordance with the latest state of the art.


We reserve the right to vary this data protection declaration at any time. The date of the most recent update is provided at the end of the data protection declaration.
As at: Muttenz, 7 June 2018