Data protection

Your privacy

Dear customer,

The following Privacy Statement by the Monnier Trading AG, operator of the www.whiskytime.ch website, has the purpose of informing customers and internet users of our philosophy and our treatment of data, as well as of data protection on the websites published at www.whiskytime.ch.

Data storage and usage The Monnier Trading AG, operator of the www.whiskytime.ch website, is the sole owner of the entire content recorded and collected at the URL www.whiskytime.ch and the sites thereunder. Its content will not be sold, exchanged with, or lent to third parties. 

Registration In order to be able to access certain services on the www.whiskytime.ch website, such as the members’ area, you have to register by filling in and sending off a form. For registering, it is unavoidable for you to disclose some personal data, e. g. your e-mail address. This information will solely be used by the Monnier Trading AG in order to guarantee the best possible service for you. Personal data such as your phone number, birth date, etc. can be entered optionally. Such data will be used to optimise the customer-friendliness of our website. 

Ordering For online orders, the Monnier Trading AG requests certain information from you. When ordering, you have to disclose contact information (e. g. your name, address). This information will solely be used for handling the business transactions between you and the Monnier Trading AG. Should a problem occur during handling an order, the Monnier Trading AG will use such data for contacting you. 

Cookies A cookie is a little file which is written to your hard disk if you visit our website. This file contains certain information which helps determine the frequency of usage and number of users visiting our website, and can thus help improve the comfort and usability of our online content. The Monnier Trading AG will not store any personal data, and cookie information is never linked to personal data. If you close your browser, the activity of the cookie is suspended until your renewed visit to the www.whiskytime.ch website. If you have set your computer to deny the acceptance of cookies, you can still use our website, but there might be functional limitations since the website is unable to identify whether you have visited the site before. 

Log files The Monnier Trading AG uses IP address information in order to assign the shopping basket, to improve the website’s economy, and to optimise the usage of the website via analyses. IP address information is not linked to any personal data and there will be no links established. 

Links The www.whiskytime.ch websites include links to other websites. The visitor is aware of the fact that the Monnier Trading AG does not take any liability with regard to the usage of the data found on external sites. The Monnier Trading AG advises their users to inspect the respective Privacy Statements on any sites before entering any personal data. The Privacy Statement on hand is exclusively valid for the website of the Monnier Trading AG, to be found at the address www.whiskytime.ch, and the sites thereunder. 

Polls and competitions From time to time, the Monnier Trading AG will hold Polls and competitions. Partaking in these activities is voluntary and free of cost. The polls and competitions may include the disclosure of contact data or sociodemographical information. Contact data will only be used for communicating a possible winning. Poll information will be used for developing and improving the websites and services of the Monnier Trading AG. In the case of publication, such information will be anonymised, meaning that it will be published without including any personal data. 

Security The Monnier Trading AG is intent on protecting the data of its visitors and customers. If you transfer any information to the Monnier Trading AG via the internet, this information will be protected from offline and online access by third parties. The Monnier Trading AG will do its utmost to protect user data online as well as offline. Any data are kept within the offices of the Monnier Trading AG, and only those employees who have to handle the data directly, have access to them. All employees of the Monnier Trading AG are committed to treating all data strictly confidential, and the data processing machines of all employees are password protected. The employees are informed on the privacy policy and security guidelines of the Monnier Trading AG on a permanent basis, and they act accordingly. Each employee of the Monnier Trading AG is conscious of the importance of the protection of personal data, and is obliged to handle any data and information accordingly. The IT infrastructure of the Monnier Trading AG is installed in secure locations and protected by state-of-the-art technology. Should you have any questions concerning security, please feel free to contact us: info@whiskytime.ch.

Correction of personal information In case the personal data of a customer have to be changed, e. g. due to a change of residence, the Monnier Trading AG will perform the necessary changes, amendments and deletions. These processes will be realised via e-mail to the address info@hiskytime.ch, to which the customer can send any requests.

Selection and termination The users of the Monnier Trading AG services can terminate the receipt of these services (e. g. the newsletter), for which they were obliged to give personal information, at any time. The personal data of the user will then be deleted entirely, except data which are to be stored according to Swiss laws (e.g. accounting data). Should the Monnier Trading AG have to transfer data to third parties (e.g. debt collecting agencies) in order to guarantee a service, the involved customers will be informed beforehand.

Information on changes Should the Monnier Trading AG intend to change or amend the Privacy Statement, the visitors will be made aware of this fact by corresponding notices on the website. Thus the visitors and customers are informed at any time on the kind of data stored by the Monnier Trading AG, and on the usage of such data. Should the Monnier Trading AG use any data in any different way, the concerned customers will be informed beforehand by e-mail and their consent asked, wherein they have the right to refuse their consent. The Monnier Trading AG will always use any information pertaining to its visitors and customers subject to a published Privacy Statement. In case no statement on privacy is made, the above statement applies.

Studen, September 2007