We point out if there are other persons responsible for processing personal data in individual cases. Data protection representation in the European Economic Area (EEA) We have the following data protection representation pursuant to Art. 27 GDPR in the European Economic Area (EEA) including the European Union (EU) and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway as an additional point of contact for supervisory authorities and data subjects for enquiries in connection with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
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2.1 Terms Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, collection, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data. The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the European Union (EU) and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines the processing of personal data as the processing of personal data.
2.2 Legal basis We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (FADP) and the Ordinance to the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA). We process - if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable - personal data in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases: • Art. 6 Para1. b DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject prevail. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our interest in making our offer durable, user-friendly, safe and secure. The aim is to be able to reliably provide and, if necessary, advertise the services, to ensure the security of information and protection against misuse and unauthorised use, to enforce own legal claims and to comply with Swiss law. • Art. 6 (c1) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of member states in the European Economic Area (EEA). • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a task that is in the public interest. • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of personal data with the consent of the person concerned. • Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
2.3 Nature, scope and purpose We process the personal data that is required to provide our services in a permanent, user- friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, sales, contract and payment data. We process personal data for the period of time required for the respective purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer required is anonymised or deleted. Persons whose data we process generally have a right to deletion. In principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, e.g. for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for corresponding pre-contractual measures, in order to protect our overriding legitimate interests, because the processing is evident from the circumstances or after prior information. In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily and personally provides to us when contacting us - for example, by letter, email, contact form, social media or telephone - or when registering for a user account. We may store such information, for example, in an address book, in a customer relationship Management System (CRM System) or with comparable tools. If you transmit data about other persons to us, you are obliged to ensure data protection vis-à-vis such persons and to ensure the accuracy of such personal data. We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly accessible sources or collect in the course of providing our services, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons. Personal data from applications are only processed insofar as they are required for the assessment of suitability for an employment relationship or for the subsequent implementation of an employment contract. The personal data required for the implementation of an application procedure results from the information requested or provided, for example in the context of a job advertisement. Applicants have the option of voluntarily providing further information for their respective applications.
2.4 Processing of personal data by third parties, also abroad We may have personal data processed by commissioned third parties or process it jointly with third parties and with the help of third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are in particular providers whose services we use. We also guarantee appropriate data protection for such third parties. Such third parties are generally located in Switzerland and in the European Economic Area (EEA). Such third parties may also be located in other states and territories on earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that their data protection law guarantees adequate data protection in the opinion of the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) and - if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable - in the opinion of the European Commission, or if adequate data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, such as through a corresponding contractual agreement, in particular on the basis of standard contractual clauses, or through corresponding certification. Exceptionally, such a third party may be located in a country without adequate data protection, provided that the legal data protection requirements, such as the express consent of the data subject, are met.
Data subjects whose personal data we process have the rights under Swiss data protection law. These include the right to information as well as the right to correction, deletion or blocking of the personal data processed. If and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, data subjects whose personal data we process may request confirmation free of charge as to whether we are processing their personal data and, if so, request information on the processing of their personal data, have the processing of their personal data restricted, exercise their right to data portability and have their personal data corrected, deleted ("right to be forgotten"), blocked or completed. Data subjects whose personal data we process may - if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable - revoke their consent at any time with effect for the future and object to the processing of their personal data at any time. Data subjects whose personal data we process have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (EÖDB).
We take appropriate and suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data protection and data security in particular. However, despite such measures, the processing of personal data on the Internet can always have security gaps. We can therefore not guarantee absolute data security.
Access to our online offer takes place via transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers indicate transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.
Access to our online offer is subject - as is basically every use of the Internet - to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion and other monitoring by security authorities in Switzerland, the European Union (EU), the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot have any direct influence on the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police forces and other security authorities.
5.2 Server log files We may collect the following information for each access to our website, provided that this information is transmitted by your browser to our server infrastructure or can be determined by our web server: Date and time including time zone, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including user interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-menus called up and the number of pages visited, page of our website including the amount of data transferred, the last website accessed in the same browser window (referer or referrer). We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. The information is required to provide our online service in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data - also by third parties or with the help of third parties.
5.3 Tracking pixel We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels - also from third parties whose services we use - are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. With pixel counters, the same information can be collected as in server log files.
We send notifications and communications such as newsletters by email and through other communication channels such as instant messaging.
6.1 Success and reach measurement Notifications and messages may contain web links or tracking pixels that record whether an individual message was opened and which web links were clicked on. Such web links and tracking pixels may also record the use of notifications and messages on a personal basis. We need this statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement in order to be able to offer notifications and messages effectively and in a user-friendly manner based on the needs and reading habits of the recipients, as well as permanently, securely and reliably.
6.2 Consent and objection In principle, you must expressly consent to the use of your e-mail address and other contact addresses, unless the use is permitted for other legal reasons. For any consent to receive e-mails, we use the "double opt-in" procedure where possible, i.e. you will receive an e-mail with a web link that you must click to confirm, so that no misuse by unauthorised persons can occur. We may log such consents, including Internet Protocol (IP) address, date and time, for evidence and security purposes. You can unsubscribe from notifications and communications such as newsletters generally at any time. By unsubscribing, you can in particular object to the statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement. Notifications and messages that are absolutely necessary for our offer remain reserved.
8.1 Digital infrastructure We use third party services to provide the digital infrastructure required for our services. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from specialised providers.
8.2 Contact options We use third party services to better communicate with you and others, such as customers.
8.3 Social media functions and social media content We use third party services and plugins to embed features and content from social media platforms and to enable the sharing of content on social media platforms and in other ways.
We use in particular:
• Facebook (social plugins): Embedding of Facebook functions and Facebook content, for example "Like" or "Share"; provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Ireland) and other Meta companies (including in the USA); information on data protection: data protection declaration.
• Instagram platform: Embedding of Instagram content; Provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Ireland) and other Meta companies (including in the USA); information on data protection: data protection declaration (Instagram), data protection declaration (Facebook).
8.4 Map material We use third party services to embed maps on our website. In particular, we use: - Google Maps including Google Maps Platform: mapping service; Google Maps specific privacy specific information on data protection: "How Google uses location information".
8.5 Audiovisual Media We use third-party services to enable the direct playback of audiovisual media such as music or videos on our website. For example, music or videos on our website. In particular, we use: - YouTube: Videos; Provider: Google (among others in the USA); YouTube-specific information on data protection: "Privacy and Security Center", "My data on YouTube".
We use services and programs to determine how our online offering is used. In this context, we can, for example, measure the success and reach of our online offering and the effect of third-party links to our website. However, we can also, for example, test and compare how different versions of our online offering or parts of our online offering are used ("A/B test" method). Based on the results of the performance and reach measurement, we can in particular correct errors, strengthen particularly popular content or make improvements to our online offering. When using services and programs for performance and reach measurement, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individual users must be stored. IP addresses are generally shortened in order to comply with the principle of data economy through the corresponding pseudonymization and to improve the data protection of visitors to our website ("IP masking"). When using services and programs for performance and reach measurement, cookies may be used and user profiles may be created. User profiles include, for example, the pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and the - at least approximate - location. As a matter of principle, user profiles are created exclusively on a pseudonymous basis. We do not use user profiles to identify individual visitors to our website. Individual services with which you are registered as a user may, if necessary, assign the use of our online offer to your profile with the respective service, although you usually had to give your consent to this assignment in advance.
We use in particular:
• Google Analytics: performance and reach measurement; Google Analytics-specific information on data protection: measurement also across different browsers and devices (cross-device tracking) as well as with pseudonymized Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are only transmitted in full to Google in the USA in exceptional cases, "Data protection", "Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics".