When you access our websites (scto.ch, sctoplatforms.ch, and cr-careers.ch), information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information is recorded in the server log file and includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address, and the like. This information is collected to:
- ensure a trouble-free connection to the website;
- ensure the smooth use of our website;
- evaluate system security and stability; and
- serve other administrative purposes.
When accessing specific pages, a so-called cookie is set. This is a small text file that is automatically deleted from your computer at the end of the browser session. This file is used solely to enable the use of certain applications. With most web browsers, you can change the settings so that your browser does not accept new cookies or you can have all cookies deleted. If your browser blocks all cookies, there is no guarantee that you can fully access all of the functions on this website.
Use of Google Analytics
Please read the Websites section above to see how you can prevent cookies from being saved. In addition, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google LLC. You can access such a plug-in via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Find more information on how Google LLC uses data via the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
The above-mentioned data processing is undertaken based on the consent you provided upon accessing our website. You can withdraw your consent at any time, and you can withhold consent the next time you visit our website.
Contact form and e-mail
Please note that security flaws can occur when transmitting data over the internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail). Absolute protection against third-party access is not possible. For security reasons, our websites use SSL encryption for requests made via the contact form. It is possible to identify an encrypted connection by looking at your browser’s address bar: “http://” becomes “https://” and a lock symbol appears. When SSL encryption is activated, third parties are unable to read data you send us. When you make a request via the contact form or an e-mail, we save your contact data and information in order to process your request, deliver a feedback form, and send you updates about our documents.
To send our newsletter, we use Mailchimp from The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (dba Mailchimp). This allows us to directly contact subscribers and analyse their user behaviour in order to improve our services. Mailchimp receives your personal data and processes data on our behalf to the extent necessary to send our newsletter. For this purpose, we have entered into an agreement with Mailchimp that is based on the EU’s standard contractual clauses (SCCs). You can find more information on the following web page: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/.
If necessary, Mailchimp collects additional information about you from other sources (e.g. from social media or third parties). We have no influence over this process. The following link contains additional information regarding the possibility to raise an objection and require the deletion of information related to Mailchimp’s processing of your personal information: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/#3._Privacy_for_Contacts.
The above-mentioned data processing is undertaken based on your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Every e-mail with our newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. In addition, you can withdraw consent via the contact options provided. Your data is processed only as long as consent remains in place. Irrespective of this, your data is deleted when our contract with Mailchimp is terminated unless legal requirements stipulate that your data remains saved.
Members of our network
If you are a member of our network, we collect your name, your affiliation or employer, and your postal and e-mail addresses; in some cases, we also collect your telephone number and date of birth. We require this data to maintain our network. Data processing is undertaken based on your membership or your employer’s membership.
Participants at our events
When you register for one of our events, we collect your name, e-mail address, and postal address as provided in the respective registration form. If a contractual relationship is established, data processing is undertaken to fulfil our contract with you, or it is based on our legitimate interest to know who attends our events.
Suppliers and business partners
If you are one of our vendors or business partners, we collect your name, your company’s name, your postal address, and the account details you provide for payments. If you contact us via means other than our website, we collect your first and last names, your company’s name, and your company’s postal address. For invoicing purposes, we collect the bank data you provide. This data processing is undertaken in order to execute our contract with you.
In addition to the above-mentioned data transmissions, your data is also processed by our IT providers. As a rule, this data processing occurs in Switzerland. Furthermore, we use both the cloud software and storage solutions of our data processor bexio AG.
As a rule, we save data and our files for 10 years after completing our activity in a related matter. After 10 years, data is deleted unless you have consented to a longer period of data storage, or if there is a special statutory retention period, or if we have an overriding business interest to save it.
Your rights to your data
You have the right to request information about the personal data we have processed about you. If we process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with future effect. Furthermore, you can – to the extent legally permissible – demand the correction, deletion, or restriction of the processing of your personal data. Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.