Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting a Gübelin website or contacting us by e-mail.

Please take note of the information provided on the protection of your personal data and other legal aspects.

Intellectual property rights

The Gübelin website and all references contained therein are exclusively intended to provide the users with information. It is strictly prohibited to copy, distribute or otherwise use any of this information. Requests for permission to copy information contained in this website must be addressed to Gübelin's webmaster.

No warranty and no liability

Although Gübelin does everything in its power to provide exact and up-to-date information, we neither explicitly nor tacitly warrant or guarantee the exactness and completeness of the information on this website and reject any liability for the use of this website or any websites linked to it. Gübelin reserves the right to change this website at any time without prior notice, but does not accept any responsibility for regularly updating the website. As a user you agree that you access and use this website as well as all websites and their contents linked to this website at your own responsibility. Neither Gübelin nor any other party involved in the design, production or release of this website or any other website linked to it is liable in any way for direct, inadvertent, indirect or willful damage incurred through your access and successful or unsuccessful use of this website or any other website linked to it or any error or omission to its content. 

Links

Links to third-party websites are offered as a favor. Gübelin does not express any opinion regarding the contents of third-party websites and expressly rejects any responsibility for third-party information and the use of this information.

Brand names

All brand names mentioned here belong or have been licensed to the Gübelin Group.

No offer and no solicitation

The information contained on this website does not constitute an offer or a solicitation to buy, sell, trade or otherwise engage in any transactions involving Gübelin shares. Investors may not use the information provided here to take any investment decisions.

Forward-looking information

This website may contain forward-looking information. As such information is subject to scientific, business, commercial and financial factors that harbor much uncertainty, actual results may differ considerably from our forecasts.

Data protection declaration

Online data protection declaration by Gübelin Ltd

Thank you for visiting a Gübelin website or contacting us by e-mail.

As we at Gübelin know that the protection of the privacy of the visitors to our websites is very important, we have taken the necessary steps to ensure compliance with global data protection requirements. When processing your personal data we comply with the directive of the Gübelin Group on the protection of personal data as well as the provisions of the EU, Switzerland and all other applicable local laws that govern the saving, processing, access and transmission of personal data.

Gübelin websites that refer to this data protection directive (hereinafter referred to as "directive") and collect data from you will collect, process and protect your personal data in accordance with this directive as well as the applicable statutory provisions. This directive applies to all personal data (as defined below) collected by Gübelin through online resources and communication media such as websites, e-mail and other online tools that contain a reference or link to this directive. However, this directive does not apply to the online resources of third parties with links on the Gübelin websites; Gübelin does not check the contents or data protection practices of such resources. This directive also does not apply to personal data that is collected through offline resources and communication media, except in cases where such personal data is combined with personal data collected online by Gübelin.

We only collect your personal data when you offer this data to us yourself. We do not forward any of your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have expressly given us permission to do so. Please read this data protection declaration to find out more about how we collect, use, forward and protect information online.

  • Collected information
  • Your options
  • Security
  • Use of data
  • Forwarding and transmission of data
  • Links to other websites
  • Data protection declaration regarding children
  • More information on websites
  • Information for users of commercial or professional websites
  • Updating of data protection declaration
  • Contact Gübelin

Collected information

Gubelin mainly collects personal data online in two ways:

Information received by us

- Personal data: You can visit our websites without disclosing any of your personal data. We will only collect your personal data (such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other identifying information) when you offer this data to us yourself.

- Aggregate data: In some cases we make the data provided by you anonymous and store it in aggregate, i.e. combined and summary, form. From time to time we combine such data with other data in order to prepare anonymous statistics (e.g. on visitor numbers or the domain names of the internet providers who access our websites). These statistics help us to improve our products and services.

Information collected automatically Some information is collected by us automatically when you send us e-mails or contact us through our websites. The automated processes used by us can include, for example, protocols by web servers or IP addresses, cookies and web beacons.

Web server protocols/IP addresses. An IP address is a number allocated to your computer for accessing the internet. Every computer is identified on the internet by an IP address. This makes it possible for computers and servers to identify and communicate with one another on the internet. Gübelin collects IP addresses for system management purposes, and to provide Group companies, business partners and/or suppliers with statistics, analyze sites, and monitor website performance.

Cookies. A cookie is a piece of data that is automatically generated on your computer's hard disk when you access certain websites. With the cookie, the server can identify your browser in future. Cookies allow us to save information on the server to improve your future visits to our websites, analyze sites and monitor website performance. The settings of most web browsers allow cookies, but you can also change the settings of your browser to reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie should be set. Please note that many areas of our sites may not function properly if you should refuse cookies.

Web beacons. Gübelin may use the widespread internet technology known as a "web beacon" (also known as an "action tag" or "clear GIF" technology) on certain websites or in e-mails. Web beacons help with analyzing the effectiveness of websites, for example by measuring the number of visitors to a site or the number of visitors who click on the individual components of a site.

Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically collect any of your personal data. It is only when you offer information yourself that identify you personally, for example by registering or sending e-mails, that automatic processes are triggered to collect personal data regarding your use of the website and/or interactive e-mails. This is done so that we can better tailor our websites and services to your needs.

Services: Services may be offered on certain Gübelin websites (e.g. Google Maps or QUARTAL FLIFE) that are based on the applications and content tools of third parties. Under some circumstances these third parties automatically receive specific information when you communicate with us through our websites and use such third-party applications and tools.

Your options

You have several options when you use our websites. You can decide not to disclose any personal data by refraining from completing any forms or data fields on our sites or using any of the available personalized services. If you should decide to disclose your personal data, you have the right to inspect and correct your data at any time by selecting the relevant application. Some sites may ask your permission to use your data for specific purposes and you can agree to or refuse this request. If you register for certain services or subscriptions, such as an electronic newsletter, you can cancel your registration at any time by following the instructions contained in every message sent to you. If you wish to cancel your registration for a service or a subscription, we do our best to delete your data immediately. However, it can happen that we require additional information to meet your request.

If you do not wish your visits to our websites to be tracked anonymously through cookies, you can, as mentioned before, change the settings on your browser to reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie should be set.

Security

Gübelin relies on security and technical measures, guidelines and other precautions to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To guarantee the confidentiality of your personal data, Gübelin uses popular password-protected firewalls and security programs available on the market. However, it is your personal responsibility to ensure that the computer used by you is suitably secured and protected against malicious software such as Trojans, computer viruses and worms. You are aware of the fact that there is a considerable risk that the data and passwords used by you can fall into the hands of unauthorized third parties if you should fail to apply suitable security measures (such as a securely configured web browser, up-to-date antivirus software, personal firewall software, not using software from doubtful sources).

Use of data

Gübelin, including our global subsidiaries, divisions and groups and/or companies that provide services in our name, will use all personal data offered to us by yourself to fulfill your requirements. This data also allows us to send you personalized information on services and advertising campaigns that may be of interest to you. The responsibility for monitoring the use of such information lies with us. Some data may be stored or processed on computers that are located in countries with different legal systems (such as the US) that do not apply the same data protection legislation as your home country. In such cases we ensure the introduction of suitable security precautions to oblige the data processors in these countries to apply data protection measures comparable to those in your country of residence.

Forwarding and transmission of data

Gübelin forwards your personal data to various external companies or representatives who have been entrusted with technical maintenance or who work on our behalf and help us to process business transactions, for example by providing customer services or sending out marketing information on our products, services and offers. We can also forward personal data to our subsidiaries and other Group companies. All these companies and representatives are obliged to comply with the provisions of our data protection directives.

We may also disclose personal data for the following purposes:

a) In connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business at the location to which the data refers;

b) To answer appropriate queries from legitimate public authorities or where this is required under the applicable law, court orders or official orders; or

c) Where required for business investigations or audits or to investigate or answer a complaint or security threat.

Not used by third parties for direct marketing. We will neither sell nor otherwise disclose any personal data offered to us on our websites to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes unless we unequivocally informed you of this intention and obtained your explicit consent to forward your data for this purpose. E-mails to friends and acquaintances. On some Gübelin sites you can send links or messages referring to a Gübelin website to friends or acquaintances. The e-mail addresses of your friends and acquaintances provided to us in this manner are used to send them information in your name and are neither collected nor used by Gübelin or any third parties for any other purposes.

Google Analytics

Some Gübelin websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer that can be used to analyze how users make use of a website. The information collected by the cookie (which also includes your IP address) is sent to Google and stored on servers in the US. Google uses this information to assess the use you make of the website, to prepare reports on website activity for website operators, and to offer additional services related to website activity and the use of the internet. Google can also forward this information to third parties if it should be legally obliged to do so or if these third parties should process the information on behalf of Google. Google does not link your IP address to other data in its possession. You can refuse cookies by changing the settings on your browser. As mentioned above, however, you should remember that under these circumstances you may not have access to all the functions of a Gübelin website. By accessing a Gübelin website you agree that Google data relating to you may be processed in the above manner and for the abovementioned purpose.

Links to other websites

Our websites contain links to various other websites that may offer useful information to our visitors. This data protection declaration does not apply to these websites, and we would advise you to contact the website owners directly for information on their data protection guidelines.

Data protection declaration regarding children

Our websites address a mature audience. If we find out that someone is not yet 13 years old, we will not collect any personal data from this person before obtaining the verifiable consent of their legal representative. Such a legal representative may on request inspect the information provided by the child and/or request the deletion of this data.

More information on websites

If special rules deviating from these data protection provisions should apply to a website, these rules will be disclosed to you on the site on which personal information is collected.

Information for users of commercial or professional websites

If you have a commercial or professional relationship with Gübelin, we may use the information that you offer on our websites - including special websites addressing commercial and professional users - to meet your needs and manage and develop our business relationship with the companies or establishment represented by you. We may also pass on such information to third parties who act on our behalf.

Updating of data protection declaration

Gubelin may from time to time amend this online data protection declaration. Amendments to this data protection declaration will be immediately published on this website. If you have received a notice of an amendment to our data protection declaration and you continue to use our websites, you agree that the information subsequently provided by you may be processed in accordance with the amended data protection declaration. This data protection declaration enters into force on 20th September 2013

Contact Gübelin

If you should have any questions or wish Gübelin to change or delete your profile, please inform us of this in writing (by post) at the following address:

Gübelin AG T: +41-41-429-1515
Maihofstrasse 102 F: +41-41-429-1530
6006 Luzern info@gubelin.ch
Switzerland Contact

 

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, this data protection declaration applies for Gübelin Ltd and for all websites of Gübelin Ltd.