Forster profile systems AG (hereinafter referred to as Forster) is aware that it is important for you to know what happens to your data. We thank you for your trust and respect your privacy. Generally, our website can be used without providing personal information. This always takes place on a voluntary basis, provided personal data (for example, name, e-mail address, company) are collected on our pages via a contact form or for the protected login area. Personal information requested on this website is solely for your personal support. We pay strict attention to the legal provisions when processing your personal data. 


We recommend you to read the privacy policy at regular intervals. We reserve the right to make any necessary adjustments to this Privacy Policy if necessary.



By agreeing to the following data protection regulations, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal information, which you have voluntarily entered in one of the registration forms on our website, for access to the login area, seminar or training registration or a raffle.


Personal data are to be understood as all individual details about personal and factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, the surname, first name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number and IP address.  



The consent to the collection, processing, storage and use of your personal data collected on the website can be revoked in accordance with these data protection regulations at any time with effect for the future by e-mail to



3.1. At any time you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin, recipients and the purpose of data processing. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the masthead or by e-mail to 


3.2. You have the right to refuse the use of certain cookies (details) or web tracking (details). 



4.1. The operator of this website, including the login page area for architects, planners and fabricators, and the seminars subject to registration, is Forster Profile Systems AG. Forster Profile Systems AG denotes both the company headquartered in Switzerland, as well as the other Forster branches, e.g., in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, etc.


4.2. This website may contain links to or from other websites. Please note that these websites have their own data protection regulations and we cannot be held liable or responsible for their content and policies.



It is possible that we collect and process on the website the following personal data about you:

5.1. Forms:

Information that you voluntarily provide by filling out forms on the website. This includes information that you provide at the time of registration for the use of our login site (first name and surname, salutation, company, company address, e-mail) or for signing up for training, seminars (company, field of activity, first name and surname, company address, telephone, e-mail) or competitions (company, first name and surname, e-mail). 


5.2. Web tracking:

Details of your visits to this site using Google Analytics that do not allow you to be personally identified. Provider is Google Inc., CA 94043, USA. Statistical data is evaluated by Google Analytics in anonymous form. These data are subject to Google's data protection regulations, are forwarded to Google and stored on its servers in the United States. The data will then be processed by Google on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, provide reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to Internet usage. Google will not link your IP address to other data stored by Google. 


Such information is typically collected as "traffic" data and can be automatically collected and stored whenever interacting with this website. These are, for example, the IP address and host name of your computer, browser information, and the domain name of the reference site each time you visit the site. In addition, insights into the visitor's presence and behaviour on the website can be gained, as well as demographic characteristics such as age, gender or interests of the site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. However, none of these data contain any information that could personally identify you. They serve to analyse and improve this website in order to make it as user-friendly as possible for our customers. 

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivating Google Analytics 


5.3. Cookies:

Forster uses cookies only to compile statistics related to the website and to optimise it. A cookie is a small text file that is sent from a web server to your computer. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to store user behaviour and other information (IP address, browser, browser language, etc.), which, however, do not personally identify the website user. Forster uses cookies only to compile statistics related to the website and to optimise it. Statistical data is evaluated by Google Analytics in anonymous form. If you do not want to use cookies, this feature can be disabled on your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. 



You may prevent Google from collecting your cookie-generated and web-related information (including your IP address) and processing Google's data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: 


5.4. Server log files:

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser transmits to us accordingly. These are browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer and time of the server request.


These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use. 



Forster processes or uses personal data solely for the purpose of operating the protected login page area as well as conducting seminars, training or competitions, to the extent described below.


6.1. Log-in website area:

Forster sets up password-protected direct access for each user on its behalf. Only the self-registering user and the website administrator are authorised access.


Both the administrator and user have to consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. Registration is completed with the consent of the administrator and the user. The registration is completed when the authorised administrator has forwarded the confirmation e-mail sent for this purpose to the user.

If the related confirmation is not received within 72 hours, the customer's login will be automatically deleted from the database.

In order to create an access to the login page area, the following mandatory information is required. No access for the respective user can be created without specifying this data.

  • First name and surname
  • Salutation
  • Company
  • Company address
  • E-mail


6.2. To register for a seminar or training, the following mandatory information is required:

  • Company
  • Field of activity
  • First name and surname
  • Company address
  • Telephone
  • E-mail


6.3. To sign up for a competition

  • Company
  • First name and surname
  • E-mail



We use stored information about you in the following ways:

7.1. To ensure that the content on this website is presented in a manner that is most effective for you and your computer.


7.2. To provide information, products or services that you request from us or for which we believe you may be interested.


7.3. To fulfil our obligations under contracts concluded between you and us.


7.4. To enable your use of interactive services, if you so desire.


7.5 To notify you about changes in our services.


7.6. To create and maintain your personal account.


7.7. To inform the winners of an online competition.


7.8. To test and improve the systems through which our services are provided.


7.9. To prevent misuse or non-compliant use of our services.


7.10. If you are an existing customer, we will contact you by electronic means (such as e-mail) only with information about goods and services similar to those you have already purchased.


7.11. If you are a new customer, we will contact you by electronic means only after your prior consent.



8.1. The data you enter will be stored at our headquarters in Switzerland, or at our provider in Germany, and can be transferred Forster Profile Systems branches inside or outside the EU and stored there.


8.2. All data you provide us will be stored on our secure servers. If you have provided us with a password that allows you to access certain parts of this website, it is your responsibility to keep this password secret. We never ask you to reveal your password.


8.3. We have technical and organisational security procedures to safeguard the security of your personal information and to protect your session data and personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and/or accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access. However, you should always be aware that the transmission of information via the Internet and other electronic means carries certain security risks and that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted in this way.


8.4. If there are no statutory storage obligations, the deletion of personal data takes place if a claim for deletion has been asserted, if the data is no longer required to fulfil the pursued purpose or if the storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons.



9.1. There will be no transfer of data to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation (for example, law enforcement measures).


9.2. We may share your personal information with our affiliates within and outside the EU and Switzerland.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following cases:


9.3. To service providers who manage our website (e.g., our Internet service provider). Such third parties are required to ensure the same level of security at all times to protect your personal information. Forster selects these service providers are carefully. They are bound by Forster's instructions and are regularly inspected. The service providers do not pass on this data to third parties. Data processing by service providers takes place exclusively within the EU and in Switzerland.



Forster maintains current technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect personal data against dangers in data transmissions and knowledge by third parties. In order to prevent unauthorised access by third parties to personal data, the connection is encrypted using SSL technology. Our safety precautions are adapted to the current state of the art. 


Contact Data Protection:

Forster Profilsysteme AG

Data Protection Officer

Amriswilerstrasse 50

9320 Arbon, Switzerland


May 2018