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Protection of Data Privacy

Data Privacy Statement

Version: 26 July 2018


The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you below which data in regards with the visiting our site and using our platform are used for which purposes. Should there be any further questions regarding the handling of your personal data, you are welcome to contact our data protection officer:

Constant technological development, changes in our services or the legal situation as well as other reasons may require adjustments to our Data Privacy Notice. We therefore reserve the right to change this Data Privacy Notice at any time and ask you to check its status regularly.

General Information

The Website is not intended to be used by persons under the age of 16 or the lower age provided for by the law of the country where user is located. We do not knowingly gather or solicit information from such persons.

Personal data is any information relating to natural persons that are or can be identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, such as your name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.

No personal data is collected, processed or used when using our websites, except for the purposes described below.

When visit our website, some information is transmitted, such as IP address, type and version of the web browser used, the operating system used, the web page you came from and the time of the query. The information is analyzed by us only statistically and used exclusively to improve the attractiveness, content, and functionality of our websites.

Purposes for which we are processing your personal data

We are collecting your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to answer to your questions and requests
  • to enable you access to the platform
  • to provide you with information (incl. advertising material) via post, email, phone, fax and / or newsletter about our products and services, which you might be interested in
  • to share with you any further information, such as technical messages and technical updates, security advices, support messages etc.;
  • if it’s required by applicable law (clarifying disputes).


You have the opportunity to register to our platform. For the registration we collect and store the following mandatory data:

  • email (username)
  • password, which is not visible to us

 and the following optional information:

  • preferred language of the information to be displayed
  • first and last name.

During the registration process, you have also possibility to opt-in for our advertisement material (marketing).

After registration, you will receive a personal, password-protected access and you will be able to view and manage your personal data. Registration is voluntary, based on your consent, but may be required to use our services.

Authentication procedure

To register to our platform, we use so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after stating your email address, we will send you a confirmation email to the specified email account asking you to confirm that you wish to register to the platform. If you do not confirm within 24 hours, your registration will be deleted latest 7 days after you sent us your email address. If you confirm that you want to register to the platform, we will save your email address until you inform us that you don’t want to use our platform anymore or after expiration of 5 years from the registration date. We use your data only to enable you access to the platform and to send you the advertisement material, if you subscribed for it. Furthermore, we store your IP addresses and the times of registration and email confirmation, in order to prevent misuse of your personal data.

Advertisement of the products and services

To receive information on our products and services please choose the opt-in for advertisement material during the registration process. You can withdraw your consent anytime.


We use cookies in order to improve and optimize the use of our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our website and allow you to reassign your browser. Cookies store information, such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the information that you have already successfully logged in. This avoids re-entering all required data each time when you access the website.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you want to prevent the storage of cookies, you can choose "do not accept cookies" in the browser settings. Please, follow the instructions of browser manufacturer to configure your cookies settings. Cookies that are already stored on your computer can be deleted any time. However declining the cookies can have a negative impact on performance and usability of the website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

Social Bookmarks

On our website are integrated so-called social bookmarks (e.g. from Twitter, Facebook, Xing and LinkedIn). Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow users to save links and news items. These are only included on our website as links to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated graphic you will be redirected to the page of the respective third party provider. Only then user information will be transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using those websites, please read privacy policy of respective third party.

Data location and data transfer

Your personal data will be treated as confidential information and will not be further shared, unless:

  • with your consent, or
  • to the competent authorities, when entitled by the applicable law to access such data: in such a case, and unless prohibited by law, you will be duly informed in advance.

Your data will be stored and processed in Germany and Spain and will be not transferred to or accessed from any third country, which doesn’t provide adequate data protection standards.

Data Retention and Deletion

We review the length of time we are keeping your personal data. After expiration of 5 years from the registration date, all of your personal data will be deleted from our system. If you want to further use our platform, you can register again, in which case your personal data will be kept for the next 5 years, or until you inform us that you don’t want to use our platform anymore.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • know where your personal data are stored, who has or had access to it, for how long it is stored, and the purposes for which it has been processed and shared
  • request the correction of incorrect data or to restrict or terminate the further processing of your personal data, including deletion of your personal data if that is not prevented by statutory retention obligations. Please note that this might lead to the fact that you cannot use some or all of our services.
  • lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority, if you think that your privacy rights are violated
  • withdraw your consent to all or only some of the services provided to you. You can unsubscribe from receiving the advertisement material by clicking on the link provided for that purpose in every newsletter email, per email or by a message to the data protection officer/s. You can also delete your account made by registration to the platform anytime or you can contact us per mail in order to do it. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties.

We will respond to your requests free of charge and as soon as reasonable possible in accordance with applicable law.

To claim your rights, please contact or write to

Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Iramali 18
LI-9496 Balzers
Password: Library of Technology

The established data usage regulations and data protection regulations are constantly updated in the course of the further development of the internet or our offer. Changes will be announced in a timely manner on this site. To be informed about the current state of our data usage regulations, this page should be visited regularly.


For any question you might have, you can contact us via our email address Of course, we will only use the personal data transmitted to us for the purpose for which you provide us with these when contacting us.