Our data protection declaration
This privacy statement provides information on what personal data we process, for what purpose, how and where, in particular in connection with our websites acvisa.ch, contractor.ch and contractors.ch and our other services. With this data protection declaration, we also inform you about the rights of persons whose data we process.
1. Contact addresses
Responsibility for the processing of personal data:
Alte Steinhauserstrasse 1
We point out if there are other persons responsible for the processing of personal data in individual cases.
2. Processing of personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data are 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) refers to 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 Act on Data Protection (FADP) and the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP).
We process personal data - if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable - in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:
- Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
- Art. 6 Abs. 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 being able to provide our offer permanently, in a user-friendly, secure and reliable manner, as well as to be able to advertise for it as required, information security as well as protection against misuse and unauthorised use, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
- Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO 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 Abs. 1 lit. e DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a task which is in the public interest.
- Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. d DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
2.3 Type, scope and purpose
We process the personal data required to provide our services in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may 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 relevant 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 the right to have their data deleted.
In principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, for example to fulfil a contract with the data subject and for corresponding pre-contractual measures, 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 provides to us voluntarily and of his or her own accord 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 or with comparable tools. If you transmit personal data to us via third parties, you are obliged to guarantee data protection vis-à-vis such third parties 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 job applications are only processed insofar as they are necessary 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 or 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 ensure appropriate data protection for such third parties.
Such third parties are generally located in Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA). However, 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 according to the assessment of the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) and – if and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – according to the assessment of the European Commission, or if adequate data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, such as by a corresponding contractual agreement, in particular on the basis of standard contractual clauses, or by a corresponding certification. Exceptionally, such a third party may be located in a country without adequate data protection, provided that the requirements under data protection law, such as the express consent of the data subject, are met.
3. Rights of data subjects
Data subjects whose personal data we process have rights under Swiss data protection law. These include the right to information and the right to correction, deletion or blocking of the personal data processed.
Data subjects whose personal data we process may - if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable - request confirmation free of charge as to whether we are processing their personal data and, if so, request information about 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 consent given 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 (FDPIC).
4. Data security
We take appropriate and suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data protection and in particular data security. However, despite such measures, the processing of personal data on the Internet can always have security gaps. We cannot therefore 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 any use of the Internet - to mass surveillance and other monitoring by security authorities in Switzerland, in the European Union (EU), in the United States of America (USA) and in other countries without any reason or suspicion. We cannot directly influence the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police agencies and other security authorities.
5. Use of the website
Cookies can be stored in your browser temporarily as "session cookies" when you visit our website or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. "Session cookies" are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, they enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. Permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.
In the case of cookies used for performance and reach measurement or for advertising, a general objection («opt-out») is possible for many services via the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).
5.2 Server log files
We may record 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-page of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referer or referrer).
We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. This information is necessary in order to provide our online offer 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 pixels
We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels - including those from third parties whose services we use - are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. Pixel counters can be used to collect the same information as server log files.
6. Notifications and messages
We send notifications and communications such as newsletters via email and other communication channels such as instant messaging.
6.1 Performance measurement and reach measurement
Notifications and communications may contain web links or tracking pixels that record whether an individual communication has been opened and which web links have been clicked. 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 communications 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 such 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 which you must click to confirm, so that no misuse by unauthorised third parties can take place. We may log such consents including Internet Protocol (IP) address, date and time for evidence and security reasons.In principle, you can unsubscribe from notifications and communications such as newsletters at any time. This does not apply to notifications and communications that are absolutely necessary for our services. By unsubscribing, you can in particular object to the statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement.
6.3 Service providers for notifications and communications
We send notifications and communications via third-party services or with the help of service providers. Cookies may also be used in the process. We also ensure appropriate data protection for such services.
In particular, we use:
Campaign Monitor: email marketing platform; provider: Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd. (Australia); information on data protection: Privacy Notice.
7. Social Media
We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to communicate with interested persons and to provide information about our services. Personal data may also be processed outside Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
For our social media presence on Facebook, including the so-called Page Insights, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Limited in Ireland, if and to the extent that the GDPR is applicable. Page insights provide information about how visitors interact with our Facebook presence. We use Page Insights to provide our social media presence on Facebook in an effective and user-friendly way.
8. Success and reach measurement
We use the free open source software AWStats on our own server infrastructure to measure the reach achieved by our online offer. The measurement is based on the information contained in our server log files. This includes IP addresses in particular. General information can be found on the official AWStats website.
We use the free open source software Matomo (formerly Piwik) on our own server infrastructure to measure the reach of our online offering. Cookies may also be used in this process. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is anonymised before analysis.
9. Third party services
We use third-party services in order to be able to provide our offer in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services are also used to embed content in our website. Such services - for example hosting and storage services, video services and payment services - require your Internet Protocol (IP) address, as such services cannot otherwise transmit the corresponding content. Such services may be located outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that adequate data protection is guaranteed.
For their own security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may also process data in connection with our offer as well as from other sources - including cookies, log files and counting pixels - in aggregated, anonymised or pseudonymised form.
9.1 Digital infrastructure
We use third party services to provide the necessary digital infrastructure for our services. This includes, for example, hosting and storage services from specialised providers.
In particular, we use:
9.2 Card material
9.2.1 We may use Google Maps to embed maps on our website. Cookies are also used for this purpose. Google Maps is a service of the American Google LLC. For users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and in Switzerland, the Irish company Google Ireland Limited is responsible. Further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing can be found in Google's privacy and security policy and data protection statement in each case, in the guide to data protection in Google products (including Google Maps), in the information on how Google uses data from websites on which Google services are used and in the information on cookies at Google. In addition, there is the possibility to object to personalised advertising.
10. Extensions for the website
11. Final provisions