Privacy Policy

The topic of data protection is very important to us. Here you will find valuable information on your personal data protection.


This privacy statement informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider, Altra, Mühlenstrasse 56 8201 Schaffhausen, phone: +41 52 632 17 17, e-mail:, on this website.

Access data/server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. The access data includes:

  • Name of the retrieved web page
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Data volume transferred
  • Message about successful retrieval
  • Browser type and version, the user's operating system
  • Referrer URL (the URL pointing to our website, e.g. Google search)
  • IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently review the log data if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

Handling personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally permitted or the users consent to the data collection.

Protection of personal data

We have taken technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. Our security measures are continuously revised and optimized in line with technological developments.

When you use a service on our website, your personal data is transmitted to us. To prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, we encrypt them using the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure. The SSL procedure is currently the most common and most secure data transmission procedure on the Internet.

How does the SSL process work?

The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) process protects data that a customer sends over the Internet to a company's server. SSL provides threefold protection:

  • Your input to be transmitted is encrypted.
  • It is ensured that the form is returned only to the server from which it was opened.
  • A check is made to ensure that the data reaches its respective recipient complete and unchanged.
  • SSL comes into play whenever you see a small (usually green) lock on your screen in the browser bar.

Dealing with contact requests

When contacting us via our contact form, the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Use of third-party services and content

It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") perceive the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus necessary for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.

Cookies use

In order to make your visit to the website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, the website uses so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device (e.g. cell phone, tablet, PC). Some of the cookies used are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies such as are you logged in?). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and make it possible to recognize your browser the next time you visit (so-called persistent cookies such as storing your login data on request). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide for yourself whether to accept them or generally exclude their acceptance. We hereby inform you that the functionality and user comfort can be limited without cookies. You can find out more about this here:

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Use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Use of Google reCAPTCHA

In order to ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms, we use in certain cases the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. This serves primarily to distinguish whether the input is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. This is subject to the privacy policy of Google Inc. Further information on the privacy policy of Google Inc. can be found at:

Use of Google Fonts

External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on these web pages. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which of our Internet pages you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to these Internet pages is also stored by Google. You can find more information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here:

Using Adobe Fonts

This website uses, a font service provided by Adobe. Each time you visit this website, files are loaded from an Adobe server to display text in a particular font. In the process, your IP address may be transmitted to an Adobe server and stored as part of the usual weblog. Adobe is responsible for processing this information. For more information, see Adobe's privacy policy, which you can access here:

Links to our social media presence

On our website, we have included links to our social media profiles on the following social networks:

  • Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA
  • Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
  • LinkedIn, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA,
  • YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

If you click on the corresponding social media icon, you will automatically be redirected to our profile in the respective social media. In order to be able to use the functions of the respective network there, you must partially log into your user account for the respective network.

When you open a link to one of our social media profiles, a direct connection is established between your browser and the server of the respective social network. This provides the network with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address and accessed the link. If you access a link to a network while logged into your account on the network in question, the content of our site may be linked to your profile on the network, which means that the network can link your visit to our website directly to your user account. If you want to prevent this, you should log out before clicking on the relevant links. In any case, an assignment takes place when you log into the corresponding network after clicking on the link.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing by the above-mentioned social media networks, as well as on your respective rights and data protection options, please refer to the respective privacy statements.

Video embedding - Vimeo

On our site we use videos from Vimeo, since it is not optimal to host the videos locally on our server, we use the offer of Vimeo, a third-party provider. For technical reasons, the integration of Vimeo videos results in calls to the Vimeo servers. Data from your browser or end device is transmitted to the Vimeo server. It is also transmitted which of our Internet pages you have visited.

For the use of data from your browser or end device associated with playing a video, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. For more information on data processing and privacy notices by Vimeo, please visit:

Using the translation service Weglot

We use the translation service Weglot for our website, which is provided by Weglot SAS. Weglot SAS is a French company based in Paris, France (7 cité Paradis 75010 Paris). For more information on the processing of data collected in connection with the use of Weglot, please refer to Weglot's privacy policy on:

Using the Refline e-recruiting tool

We handle applications with the applicant management tool Refline. The job market is directly integrated from Refline on the page "Open positions for specialist staff". The use of the Refline applicant tool is subject to a separate privacy policy:

Speech output read aloud service ReadSpeaker

The voice output of our websites is realized via a cooperation with ReadSpeaker GmbH. By clicking on the speaker icon, your Internet browser will transmit the marked page content or the requested document and your complete IP address to ReadSpeaker GmbH for generating the voice output, if you agree to this. The transmission of this data only takes place with your consent, otherwise a voice output cannot take place.

For more information, please see ReadSpeaker's privacy policy:

Use of data for specific purposes

We observe the principle of purpose-related data use and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes that you have communicated to us. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. Also, the transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will only take place within the framework of the legal obligations to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

We also take internal company data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been obligated by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of data protection law.

Right of information and revocation

You have the right to request information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction of incorrect data and the deletion of your personal data at any time, insofar as this does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain data that allows us to process the data. You can also revoke the consent given to us for the collection and use of data at any time without giving reasons. For the aforementioned purposes, you can contact us via the e-mail address For the processing of your applications, we may, at our discretion, request proof of identity. We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about our notice on data protection and the processing of your personal data. Please note that data protection regulations and data protection practices, e.g. at Google, can change continuously. It is therefore advisable and necessary to keep yourself informed about changes in the legal provisions and practices of companies, e.g. Google, on an ongoing basis.


Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to be at your disposal regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this privacy policy could not answer, please contact us via e-mail at