Who we are
Anchored in Switzerland and internationally active, WALO is managed as a family business in the 4th and 5th generation. For over 100 years, WALO has focused on the combination of consistency and innovation.
What we do
WALO is active as an innovative total solutions company in all markets of the construction industry. The family-owned company has established itself as a reliable partner in the construction industry and infrastructure projects in Switzerland and worldwide with its decades of experience and the permanent development of sustainable as well as economical solutions.
We have successfully implemented many challenging projects. Therefore, we proudly let our references speak for our work.
Whether residential, industrial, healthcare, outdoor or for sports and leisure facilities - seamless floor coverings have to meet a wide variety of requirements on a permanent basis.
Good buildings and thus satisfied customers require precise construction work. All our employees, from unskilled workers to engineers, play a key role in ensuring that we achieve this goal time and time again.
With our locations in three countries, we are successfully active for you worldwide.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller ("Processor").
Personal Data means information relating to an identified or identifiable (i.e., identified or identifiable) natural person, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, etc. ("Personal Data").
Controller means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data ("Controller" or "Responsible").
Any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the collection, acquisition, storage, use, processing, disclosure, archiving or deletion of data, is considered processing ("processing" or "process").
The WALO Group consists of Walo Bertschinger Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland (holding company), Walo Bertschinger AG, Dietikon, Switzerland (head office), Walo Bertschinger Central AG, Dietikon, Switzerland (overall management), WALO Immobilien AG, Dietikon, Switzerland, WALO International AG, Dietikon, Switzerland, WALO Construction AG, Dietikon, Switzerland, Walo Bertschinger AG Ostschweiz, Goldach, Switzerland, Walo Bertschinger AG Graubünden, Zizers, Switzerland, Walo Bertschinger AG Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Walo Bertschinger SA Romandie, Eclépens, Switzerland, Walo Bertschinger SA Ticino, Taverne, Switzerland, KERN Tunneltechnik SA, Lugano, Switzerland, Bertschinger Bau GmbH, Schweinfurt, Germany and its subsidiaries (ARGE) in Germany, WALO UK LIMITED, Stafford, United Kingdom, WALO US Holdings Inc. , New York, USA and its US subsidiaries, WALO Albania SHPK, Albania, WALO Turkey Inşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd., Şti. Turkey, WALO Polska Sp. z o.o., Poland and other entities in other European or non-European countries established in each case on a project basis by one of the above-mentioned companies ("WALO Group").
C. Purposes of processing
WALO processes the following personal data for the following purposes:
1. optimizing our website and personalizing our offer.
Type of personal data:
IP address; see in particular paragraph G.3.4 regarding Google Analytics and SEMrush.
Purpose of use:
According to paragraph G below
Type of Personal Data:
First name; Last name; Gender; Address; Phone number (mobile); Email address.
Purpose of use:
Marketing or direct marketing purposes to inform you about publications, events, news, services, products and/or offers of WALO, other companies within the WALO Group or third parties that may be of interest; see also paragraph H below.
3. performance of contracts with customers
Type of personal data:
First name; last name; gender; address; telephone number (mobile and landline); e-mail address; any other data provided to WALO in the course of the contractual or pre-contractual relationship or in the processing of which WALO has a legitimate interest.
Purpose of use:
Processing of the respective contractual relationship or the pre-contractual relationship concerning the subject matter of the contract (e.g. concerning your construction project).
4. fulfillment of contracts with business partners
Type of personal data:
First name; last name; gender; address; telephone number (mobile and landline); e-mail address; account numbers; any other data whose processing is required in the course of a project or the performance of a contractual relationship with WALO or which are provided or made available to WALO by business partners, e.g. in the course of inquiries made, the discussion and review of project details; any other relevant data provided to WALO in the course of the contractual relationship or the pre-contractual relationship or in the processing of which WALO has a legitimate interest.
Purpose of use:
Planning, implementation and administration of the (contractual) business relationship between WALO and the business partner, e.g. in order to involve the business partners in the provision of services to WALO's customers and to process orders for products and services.
5. employment relationships
Type of personal data:
First name; surname; gender; address; telephone number (mobile and landline); e-mail address; social security number; information from curriculum vitae; qualifications; payroll account number; criminal and operating record; any other relevant data provided to WALO in the course of the employment relationship, the recruitment process or the pre-contractual relationship, or in the processing of which WALO has a legitimate interest.
Purpose of use:
Implementation of the application process; implementation of the pre-contractual relationship (e.g. negotiation of the employment contract); implementation of the employment relationship; fulfillment of the employer's obligations (e.g. payment of wages); fulfillment of legal obligations (e.g. settlement of accounts with social insurance authorities, issuing of employer's references).
WALO stores personal data as follows:
Unless an explicit storage period is specified at the time of collection, personal data will be deleted insofar as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of the collection (see paragraph C above), unless legal retention obligations (e.g. commercial and tax retention obligations) prevent deletion.
E. Consent, legal basis, revocation and data protection rights
Where required by applicable data protection law, we will ask you to consent to the processing of your personal data, which will then form the legal basis for the processing. However, you hereby acknowledge that, depending on the circumstances and applicable data protection law, the legal basis for processing may also be the performance of the contract, the implementation of contractual or pre-contractual measures or the safeguarding of legitimate interests, provided that the applicable data protection law provisions require such a legal basis at all. You may revoke any consent at any time, but without affecting the lawfulness of the processing that took place on the basis of the consent given until the revocation. In addition, depending on the circumstances and the applicable data protection law, you have in particular
the right to disclosure of or access to the personal data concerned;
the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of the personal data;
the right to object to the processing;
the right to seek redress from a competent supervisory authority; and
The right to data transfer/portability (i.e., surrender of personal data in a commonly used electronic format).
The above rights do not affect personal data processed on your behalf as part of an ongoing contractual relationship or service provision, or which we are required or permitted to retain for legal reasons.
Regarding revocation, exercising your other data protection rights and other questions, suggestions and comments on the subject of data protection, please contact the person responsible for data protection at the contact details given at the beginning (see paragraph A).
F. Data transfer
WALO will not disclose your personal information to third parties unless
this is necessary to protect your interests;
this is necessary to fulfill, establish, administer, perform or maintain your business relationship with WALO;
You have given your prior consent.
In addition, WALO will appoint processors for hosting, maintenance, administration, storage and other services (such as regarding backup, cloud storage, CRM tool, media agency services, other IT services, HR services, marketing agency services, email marketing services, financial services such as accounting and fiduciary services) which process Personal Data to the extent necessary to fulfill such purposes mentioned above or similar purposes.
G. Data processing through use of the website
1. SSL Encryption
This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
2. server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called "server log files", which your browser automatically transmits to WALO. These are in particular:
Browser type and browser version;
Operating system used;
Host name of the accessing computer;
Time of the server request;
This data is not assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. WALO reserves the right to analyze this data retrospectively and, if possible, to allocate it if concrete indications of illegal use become known.
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you use our website.
3.2 Mandatory and non-mandatory cookies.
Mandatory cookies are data that is sent to the browser on your computer's hard drive so that we can provide you with certain features.
3.3 Session cookies
So-called "session cookies" are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
In addition, we also use permanent cookies. These remain stored on your computer or mobile device after the end of the browser session until you delete them. When you visit our website again, it will then automatically recognize which inputs and settings you prefer. Depending on the type of cookie, these cookies remain stored on your computer or mobile device for between one month and ten years and are automatically deactivated after the programmed time has expired. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Thanks to these cookies, you will, for example, be shown information on the site specifically tailored to your interests.
3.4 Web analysis tool
In order to continuously improve and optimize the internet offer, this website uses in particular Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (USA) and/or Google Ireland Limited (Ireland) as well as SEMrush, an online marketing optimization tool of Semrush Inc. (USA) and/or Semrush CZ s.r.o. (Czech Republic).
These web analysis or web optimization services provide WALO with data, evaluations, statistics and graphics that provide information about the use of this website. In doing so, the data on the use of this website is transferred to the server used for this purpose in the USA and/or Ireland and/or the Czech Republic.
No personal data is stored in the cookies used by these services apart from IP addresses (which are only transmitted to these services in complete form in exceptional cases and which do not necessarily constitute personal data even in complete form).
3.4 Activation, deactivation and deletion of cookies
3.6 Cookies and personal data
Apart from IP addresses (which do not necessarily constitute personal data even in their complete form), no personal data is stored in the cookies we use. The cookies we use are not assigned to any particular person. When a cookie is activated, it is assigned an identification number.
4. script libraries
In order to deliver content correctly, we use script libraries and font libraries (e.g. Google Webfonts) on our website. Calling up a script or font library results in a connection being triggered to the provider of the library. It is possible that the provider of the library collects data from this connection.
5. google maps
6. links to other websites and soical plugins
The website contains links to other websites. WALO has no influence on whether their operators comply with the applicable data protection regulations. WALO excludes any responsibility or liability for the third-party websites accessible via the links.
Social plugins from various social network providers may be used on this website. By means of these plugins, information, which may include personal data, can be used by the corresponding social networks. If the data subject is simultaneously logged into a social network while visiting our website, it can be assumed that personal data is transmitted. We have no influence over which data is used. No personal data is recorded by social plugins from our side. The privacy policies of the corresponding social networks provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data.
It is possible that you can subscribe to the newsletter of our company by means of a form or by e-mail. For sending newsletters, we will use software designed for this purpose, which ensures compliant data protection.
You have the possibility to unsubscribe from newsletters at any time. There is a corresponding unsubscribe link in every newsletter. If this link is missing, we ask you to contact the data protection officer of our website (see paragraph A). Our newsletter may contain a tracking pixel. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such emails to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. The analysis can be anonymized or with inference to personal data.
I. Security and liability
J. Consent of third parties
If you are acting as an agent or otherwise acting on behalf of a third party or providing information to WALO through a third party (e.g., as an address broker), you hereby represent that you are an authorized representative or agent of such third party and/or that you have obtained all necessary consents (as required by applicable law) from such third parties for the collection, processing, use and disclosure of their personal data to us or by us and/or that you meet all other requirements under applicable law for us to process the relevant personal data of such third parties as agreed.
K. Final provisions
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