2. Data processing responsibility
3. Contact information
You may contact us as follows if you have any data protection concerns or to exercise your rights in accordance with point 10:
+41 31 335 62 62
4. Data processing
Online identifiers, e.g. IP address or cookies, are recorded automatically when you visit our website.
When you make contact with us, e.g. by registering for a consultation or an event, or contacting us by email or telephone, we record the data collected from you and exchanged between us, incl. the marginal communication data.
We collect and use data about your behaviour and your preferences to improve how we tailor our services to you.
Data is also processed in accordance with the following individual data processing cases.
5. Processing purposes
We process your data for the following purposes:
provision of the website;
execution of the services we offer;
general communication with you;
marketing and public relations in the course of sending newsletters;
research and analysis in connection with our range of services;
improvement and development of our services;
analysis and optimisation of use of the website;
compliance with legal or official requirements.
6. Data disclosure to third parties
In the case of the purposes listed at point 5, we also forward your data to service providers or third parties in connection with agency services, IT service providers and providers of the tools listed below.
We also forward data to the authorities when we have a legal obligation to do so or this is connected to the services we offer.
7. Data transfer abroad
In the case of data transfer to third parties, your data may also be processed outside Switzerland. If legal data protection in the relevant recipient country does not correspond to the level of data protection in Switzerland, we shall take appropriate measures to ensure that a transfer may take place, e.g. by stipulating the standard contractual clauses of the European Union, or ensuring that another statutory option exists, e.g. you granting us your consent.
In addition to the data transfers abroad specifically listed at point 11, your data is also stored in the United Kingdom (UK).
8. Duration of data processing
In principle, the data is erased once the purpose has been fulfilled and there are no longer any statutory retention obligations.
9. Data security
We have implemented technical and organisational measures that are regularly reviewed and updated in line with technical advances, in order to protect your data from loss, access, misuse or alteration.
10. Your rights
As the data subject, you have the following rights in relation to the processing of your data under data protection law:
right to information about what data we have stored about you and how we are processing it;
right to request rectification of your data;
right to request erasure or restriction of processing of your data;
right to object to data processing;
right to data portability, i.e. to be provided specific data in a commonly used format or have that data transmitted to another controller;
right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
The contact information for the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) is available here:
If you have questions about data protection please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Individual data processing cases
11.1 Provision of the website
The following data is recorded when you visit our website:
date of access
time of access
duration of access
country from which access occurred
used browser type
computer operating system
name of access provider
referring and exit pages
We use so-called ‘session cookies’. Such cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to the website. Other cookies are saved on your end device until you delete them.
Cookies are used for the security of this website, to gauge system effectiveness and to ensure an optimal user experience.
You can configure cookies on your end device using your browser settings, i.e. you can prevent cookies being stored in your browser by restricting or deactivating the storage and reading of cookies.
11.2 Google services
We use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Fonts. These services are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Tag Manager is a solution we use to manage so-called website tags via an interface, enabling us to integrate other services into our online presence. Tag Manager does not create any user profiles or store any cookies. Google only has access to users’ IP addresses, which is necessary to run Google Tag Manager.
We use Google Fonts to display text and symbols. Users’ IP addresses are shared with Google so that fonts can be displayed in users’ browsers. The data may be processed on a Google server in the USA.
You can find detailed information and the privacy policies for Google services here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
11.3 Social networks (social media)
We maintain an online presence on social networks to communicate with active users and to offer information about us and our services.
You can access the various social media platforms via links from our website. You can find detailed information and the privacy policies for the various platforms as follows:
To send our newsletter we use the services of Café Europe. Nachrichtenagentur AG, Metzggasse 14, CH-8400 Winterthur. We use the SendGrid service of Twilio Inc., 101 Spear Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
You have to provide your email address and your first name or a pseudonym to subscribe to the newsletter, so that we can communicate with you directly. Subscription is via a double opt-in process. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any email or by writing to email@example.com.
The emails are sent with graphics that allow for individual analysis, e.g. delivery, opening and click rates. Emails also contain links that allow for personal analysis. Such analyses are used to ensure the quality of the newsletter and to improve how we address users’ interests.
The data is stored in particular, but not exclusively, in the USA. This third-country transfer is based on Twilio’s binding corporate rules. Twilio is also certified under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF).
11.5 Third-party services
We link to various third-party services from our website, e.g. job vacancies or events. The data protection regulations of the relevant third parties apply in each case.
Third parties can register job vacancies and events for direct publication on the website. We process the data you provide for the purpose of publishing a job vacancy or an event.
be-advanced AG - August 2023