Privacy Policy

Swissential SA Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Swissential SA, we have a few fundamental principles:

 

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

 

Below is our privacy policy, which incorporates these goals.

This website is subject to Swiss data protection law in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (DSG) and the Telecommunications Act (FMG) as well as any applicable foreign data protection law. The European Union (EU) recognizes that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.

Access to this website is by means of transport encryption (SSL/TLS, https://). Access to this website, like any internet use, is subject to general, unannounced, indiscriminate and unmanaged mass surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the EU, the US and other countries.

Like most website operators, Swissential SA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Swissential SA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Swissential SA’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Swissential SA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

 

Swissential SA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on swissential.com blogs. Swissential SA only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Swissential SA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that
(i) need to know that information in order to process it on Swissential SA’s behalf or to provide services available at Swissential SA’s websites, and
(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Swissential SA’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Swissential SA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Swissential SA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Swissential SA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Swissential SA, third parties or the public at large.

 

If you are a registered user of an Swissential SA website and have supplied your email address, Swissential SA may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Swissential SA and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Swissential SA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. This site uses cookies to help Swissential SA identify and track visitors, their usage of Swissential SA website, and their website access preferences. Swissential SA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Swissential SA’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Swissential SA’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

This site uses Google Maps for embedding maps, Google reCAPTCHA for bots and spam protection, and YouTube for embedding videos. Among other things, these services of the American Google Inc. use cookies and data is transmitted to Google in the USA. More information can be found in Google’s privacy policy.

This website is hosted by Infomaniak in Geneva, Switzerland. Infomaniak stores each access to this website. Default web server log files are created with the following information: IP address, date and time, browser request, operating system used, browser used. The log files are used to detect technical problems and to statistically evaluate the use of this website.

Comments can be made on this website, contact forms filled out and newsletters subscribed. These store the information that visitors to the website input themselves. In addition, the IP address and time and date are stored, which is used in particular to combat spam.

A newsletter unsubscribe option is possible with every single newsletter e-mail. Newsletters can contain graphics and/or web links that record whether a single newsletter has been opened in an email application and which web links have been clicked. Such graphics and/or web links capture the use of newsletters to ensure quality and to enable improvements.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Swissential SA may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Swissential SA’s sole discretion. Swissential SA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Enquiries in connection with data protection can be directed to info@swissential.ch or by letter to the Swissential SA postal address.

Change log:

  • October 31, 2017: Initial issue.
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