Burckhardt Compression AG Privacy Policy


Use of the internet pages of Burckhardt Compression AG is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if an affected person wishes to use our company’s special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

As a Swiss company without branches abroad, we are bound by the applicable data protection regulations and laws of Switzerland. In order to allow customers from the European Union (EU) to use our services, we also comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data , on the free movement of persons and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC («General Data Protection Regulation», hereinafter referred to as «GDPR»). In this context, we would like to point out that Burckhardt Compression does not have the obligation to designate a data protection officer in accordance with GDPR Art. 37. The legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Person responsible pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the GDPR:

Burckhardt Compression AG
Franz-Burckhardt-Strasse 5, PO Box 3352, 8404 Winterthur, Switzerland
[email protected]
+41 52 261 55 00

Data Protection Officer according to Art. 37 para. 4 of the GDPR:

Burckhardt Compression AG

[email protected]

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. These data will only be passed on to third parties without your express consent if this is necessary to ensure the services agreed upon with you. Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.


The privacy policy of Burckhardt Compression AG is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

We use the following terms in this privacy policy, including but not limited to:

Personal Information

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

Affected person

Affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.


Processing means any process or series of operations related to personal data, such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, with or without the aid of automated procedures; disclosure by submission, dissemination or other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Limitation of processing

Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.


Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location of that natural person to analyze or predict.


Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Responsible or responsible

The controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or national law.


The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.


Recipient is a natural or legal person, agency, agency or other entity to whom Personal Data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or national law in connection with a particular mission are not considered as beneficiaries.


Third is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor to process the personal data.


Consent is any voluntarily given and unambiguously expressed in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by the data subject for the particular case, by which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of the personal data concerning him / her is.


On different pages we use cookies. The use of cookies is solely to make the visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. We do not use cookies to create user profiles or to evaluate user behavior. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive after the end of the browser session (so-called session or session cookies). In addition, we offer the option of storing certain cookies, optionally and on a voluntary basis, for a longer time to further enhance the user experience. Cookies can also be blocked in the browser. However, we point out that if cookies are blocked, parts of our website may no longer function correctly or not at all. The legal basis for the use of cookies is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the described purposes and interests for the achievement of which cookies are necessary. A combination of cookies resp. their content with other data sources is not made.

Collecting general data and information

The website of Burckhardt Compression AG collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages which can be accessed via (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Burckhardt Compression AG does not draw conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack. Burckhardt Compression AG evaluates this anonymously collected data and information on the one hand statistically and further with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

Order and contact forms on our website

For questions of any kind as well as support inquiries and orders of our services, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via the forms provided on the website. In addition to the actual message, this requires at least a statement of your name and a valid e-mail address so that we know what kind of information you want from us, who the request came from and to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily or, depending on the form (order form) required, in order to be able to process your request in your interest. Data processing for these purposes is carried out according to Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact forms will be used exclusively to process your request. To process your request, it may be necessary for data to be shared with third parties. Whether, to whom, under what circumstances and data are transmitted to third parties, you can see from the following table:

Processor Description Data transfer possible if … *
Office 365
Communication platform for external and internal communication from Burckhardt Compression AG by email …You order from us
…You contact us in any way
CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG
Platform for newsletter dispatch … If you have subscribed to our newsletter
Computershare Limited
Companies with share register management and general meetings … If you subscribe to the annual report, course report and semi-annual report.

Duration of storage and deletion of data

In order to be able to fulfill offers and contractually agreed services in the defined framework, data are stored as long as there is no other statutory provision for the storage of the processed data as long as there is a business relationship between you and Burckhardt Compression AG. Unless otherwise defined, a business relationship begins with your application for an offer by Burckhardt Compression AG and ends with the termination by you or Burckhardt Compression AG. The deletion of data may be required by you in the context of your business relationship with Burckhardt Compression AG on the basis of data subject rights. For legal reasons, the right to delete data only extends to data collected by Burckhardt Compression AG or at the instigation of Burckhardt Compression AG or the data that you have collected. Data, which are delivered to us outside of a business relationship or outside the use of one of our offers, are deleted as part of the data subject rights, unless they conflict with applicable law. Burckhardt Compression AG reserves the right to charge you expenses for deletions that were requested by you on the basis of data subject rights and that exceed a reasonable and reasonable amount, using an industry-standard cost rate.

Affected right

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can provide information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a The right to complain, the source of their data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO to demand the rectification of incorrect or completed personal data stored by us immediately;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or Defense of legal rights is required;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you to Asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person in charge;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

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If your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO are processed, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]

Data Security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method within the site visit, in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we’ll use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Updating and changing this privacy statement

This Privacy Policy is effective from 25 May 2018. Should individual parts of this agreement be ineffective, this does not affect the validity of the agreement otherwise. As a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be viewed and printed at any time on the website at https://www.burckhardtcompression.com.

Handling of personal data

Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number. We will never share personal information with third parties without your consent.

Handling Contact Information

If you contact the website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Access data / Logfiles

We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider , Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

The controller has integrated on this website the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website an affected person has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website. It is possible for the data subject to contradict the collection of data generated by Google Analytics, related to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such. To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person within their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics will be explained at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics.

Matomo Privacy Policy

Matomo, formerly Piwik, is an open source Web analytics web application. It is the follow-up project of the now discontinued project phpMyVisites and an alternative to Google Analytics. Matomo can be hosted in the cloud or locally at the vendor. On this website, Matomo is used to collect statistical reports on the performance of individual pages with the aim of optimizing the user experience. The following data is processed: the type of browser you use and the browser version, the operating system you are using, your country of origin, the date and time of the server request, the number of visits, your time spent on the website, and the external links you have activated. The IP address of the users is anonymized before being saved. Matomo uses cookies that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of how users use our online offerings. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will only be stored on our server and will not be passed on to third parties.

YouTube Privacy Policy

We include on our website videos from the YouTube platform of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Video transmission to your device always requires that YouTube receives and caches the users’ IP address, as they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. For this purpose, data collected by YouTube for statistical analysis, including: IP address, country of origin, localization based on IP, operating system, browser, screen resolution. YouTube cookies are set. If you’re also logged in to your browser with your Google Account, Google can associate the View with you. For more information, please contact Google. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Google Maps privacy policy

Among other things, we include on our website or solely the maps of the Google Maps service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users’ IP addresses and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Mapbox Privacy Policy

We include on our website, among others, or solely the maps of the service “Mapbox” of the provider Mapbox, Logan Exchange 2nd Floor 1509 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20036, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users’ IP addresses and location data. The data can be processed in the US and / or in Europe. Mapbox Privacy Policy: https://www.mapbox.com/privacy/. For more information, contact [email protected].

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