Privacy Policy

On https://www.barts-blog.net

Please read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use carefully before using this Web site.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to the Web site https://www.barts-blog.net (the Blog) which is created and owned by BÜCHI Laboratory Techniques Ltd. (the Company) with official address of the Company – Meierseggstrasse 40, 9230 Flawil, Switzerland.

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected on the Blog and how the Company and associated companies (“we,” “our” or “us”) use it, the choices you can make about your information and how we protect your information.

 

Information that we collect on the Blog and how we use it

 

We collect your name and email address. For example, you may subscribe to receive email updates from the Blog on the Blog by submitting your email address. You also may submit comments on the Blog through the contact mechanism on the Blog. We generally do not encourage the submission of any personal information in these comments or through the contact mechanism other than what we expressly require (e.g., name and email address). Information you disclose in the comments becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your information in a submission.

Web servers may automatically capture information from visitors to the Blog, including the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet, the internet address of the Web site from which you enter the Blog, the Web pages you visit on the Blog and the amount of time you spend on the Blog.  This visitor information may be used to improve the Blog.

 

Disclosure of Information

 

We will not voluntarily share your name and email provided via the Blog to any third party, except:

 

  • With third parties that we hire to perform services for us (these third parties are not authorized to keep or use your personal information for any other purpose),

 

  • To comply with legal requirements, such as law, regulation, warrant, subpoena, court order, or with a regulator or law enforcement agency or personnel or

 

  • In connection with a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.

 

Visitor information described above under “Information that we collect on the Blog and how we use it” may be provided to third parties as described below under “Cookies“ and “Web Beacons.”

 

Your Choices and Access

 

We want to keep your name and email address accurate.  You can correct or update your name or email address that you have provided us with.  Corrections can be requested via email at contact [at] barts-blog (dot) net.

The Blog may allow you to choose to receive or stop receiving communications from us. You can prevent further use of your name or/and email address by clicking on the Unsubscribe option included in the email updates we send you via email or by sending us a request to inform us that you wish to stop receiving communications from us at contact [at] barts-blog (dot) net.

 

Links to other Web sites

 

The Blog may contain links to other web sites owned by the Company. The Blog may also contain links to other web sites, which are outside of the Company and not owned by the Company.

In case you decide to access any other web sites that may be linked to or from the Blog,  we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites to understand if/how they collect and/or use information from you or your computer as they might be different from this Privacy Policy.

 

Cookies

 

A cookie is a small text file that the Blog can place on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit the Blog, a cookie may be placed on your computer for customizing and enhancing your experience on the Blog. Your name and email address are not shared in this cookie. We use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data. You can set your web browser to block cookies, but doing so may affect your ability to access certain features of the Blog.

 

Web Beacons

 

Web beacons are small bits of code embedded in web pages or in emails. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited a web page and to understand usage patterns. Web beacons also may be included in emails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on or forwarded. You can disable the ability of web beacons to capture information in this manner by blocking cookies as described above under “Cookies”.

 

Tracking and Google Analytics

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), or other analytical tools. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer and enable analysis regarding the use of the website. The information produced by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your utilization of the website, for compiling reports on website activities and to provide other services relating to website activities and internet use. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html.

By accepting these Terms of Use, the user provides his consent to use analytical tools.

 

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

 

This website can use social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. Detailed information on the functions of these plugins and their appearance can be found on the following website: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus, we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the cor-responding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or enter-ing a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you do not have a Facebook-account, there is the possibility that Facebook stores your IP-address.

For the information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Fa-cebook of your data, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. There you will also find an overview of the settings in your personal Facebook profile in order to protect your privacy and your rights.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website, please log out Facebook before entering our website. In order to prevent a general access from Facebook to your data as well as to our and other websites, you can block Facebook social plugins by using browser add-ons.

By accepting these Terms of Use, the user provides his consent to use Facebook Social Plugins.

 

Use of Further Social Plugins (Xing, Twitter, Linked-in, Google)

 

This website can integrate some social plugins associated with the social networks Xing, Linked-in, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. These plugins can be recognized by their logos and/or their designations. When accessing a page containing these plugins on the website, the browser in use establishes a direct connection with the servers of the individual social networks. The con-tents of the plugins are transmitted directly from the individual social networks to the browser in use and thus integrated into this website. We are is therefore unable to influence the data collected or processed in any other way by the social networks through the plugins.

The buttons or plugins are standardly deactivated and must be activated explicitly by the user. The functions allocated to the links to the respective networks/services (Xing, Twitter, Linked-in and Google+), in particular the transmission of information and user data, are not automatically activated by visiting of such website but only with the click on such link. By following of such link, the plugins of Xing, Twitter, Linked-in and/or Google+ will be activated and your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of the respective network/service, i.e. Xing, Twitter, Linkedin and/or Google+.

As a consequence of the integration of the plugins, data on users who access the website www.barts-blog.net is transmitted to the social networks:

In the case of a user who accesses the website while simultaneously logged on to a social net-work as a user, the social networks can record the user accessing our website and thereby col-lect any related data as well as allocate the latter to the user account concerned. Consequently, data collected in this way can be passed on to other social network users as well as to third parties under some circumstances. Social network users who do not wish their data to be allo-cated can log off the social networks prior to accessing our website.

In the case of a user accessing the website who is not simultaneously logged on to a social network as a user, the social networks can collect data associated with accessing our website, for example, via the browser or IP address being used. Users of our website who do not wish to allow data of this type to be collected can block any data transmission to the social networks, for example, with a corresponding extension to their browser.

To understand more about the processing and use of data by social plugins as well as the rights and privacy settings on the websites, please refer to the following privacy notices:

 

By accepting these Terms of Use, the user provides his consent to use Social Media Plugins.

 

Security

 

We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from the Blog may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us via email. We are not liable for damages arising as a result of such technical inherent risks or security vulnerabilities of whatsoever nature under any circumstances.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but when we make updates to this Privacy Policy, we will update the date in this section.

 

How to contact us to get more information

 

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us. We will address any issue to the best of our ability. You can contact us via email at contact [at] barts-blog (dot) net.

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 16, 2018.