Privacy Policy


This privacy policy sets out how IPI International Packaging Institute, Neustadt 51, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland, registration number is CHE.112.190.221 (herein-after "IPI", "we/us") uses and protects any information that you provide to IPI when you use this Website (, hereinafter referred to as the "Website").

IPI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you agree with any changes. This policy is effective from April 1st 2016.


IPI collects the following data from your use of the Website: Your browser type and version, general information regarding your operating system and the current date and time (the "Anonymous Data"). The Anonymous Data is used to anonymously analyze the usage of the Site and for anonymous statistical purposes only.

We collect the following personal data from you, all of which only upon your voluntary provision thereof by entering such data in respective input fields on the Web-site (collectively, "Personal Data"):

  • name and occupation
  • gender
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests


We use your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the Website according to your interests.

If you do not want your data to be used for marketing purposes by IPI, you may notify IPI accordingly at any time, and IPI will then stop using your Personal Information for such purposes.


You have the right to request information about what Personal Data IPI has saved with respect to you. You may also request that such Personal Data is corrected or deleted and you may at any point opt out of IPI using your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes. Please address any such request to:


5.1. In General

The Website uses analytics software. Currently, the Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses Cookies (see below for more information about Cookies).

The information generated by the Cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP ad-dress is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of IPI for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for IPI and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage to IPI.

IPI shall be free to change the analytics software it uses at any time. Such changes will be reflected in this privacy and cookie policy at such time.


To provide Website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analyt-ics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the Website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the Website itself.

Click here to learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


Our Website uses plugins of several other providers such as Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus (see buttons on our Website). Please be aware of the fact that by accessing our Website, your browser automatically creates a connection to the servers of these providers. Therefore, the said providers may be able to collect data from you such as your IP address, your surfing patterns etc. even if you do not use their services. If you are logged in at such websites, the respective service providers may identify you by a cookie set in your browser, and link your visit of this website to your profile with such service.

IPI has no influence on how the above mentioned providers use the data that they collect. If you wish to learn more about this, please refer to the websites of the respective providers.


The Website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our Website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


You have the right to request information from IPI as to which of your personal data is being processed by IPI.

Personal data is every information that relates to an identity or an identifiable person.


IPI will store your data on a server based in The Netherlands and in Switzerland.


10.1. In General

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.


As stated above, IPI collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. IPI does this to improve the Site. This information does not comprise any Personal Data. Data used for analytics purposes may be associated with Personal Data gathered from this Site or other-wise.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies click here.

10.3. List of Cookies

The table below lists the Cookies the Site uses and what information they store:

Cookie name  Cookie description  Expiry 
User Session-Cookie The Webpage has no memories. If you go page to page you will be treated by the website as a completely new visitor. Session cookies enable the website you are visiting to keep track of your move-ment from page to page so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit after session, max. 3 hours
Share This Cookies We currently use two cookies to identify users and their sharing behavior 365 days
pubcount Stores the number of accesses to the publications, to decide that after the 4th access no introductory text is displayed. 370 days
questcount Stores the number of accesses to the publications, to decide that after the 4th access no introductory text is displayed. 370 days



As a Swiss entity, IPI is subject to Swiss data protection law and is as such obligated to safeguard your Data.


You may contact IPI by writing an e-mail to