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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our websites’ visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

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We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information, usernames, passwords, transaction information and data stored on our websites.

In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Fischer Connectors Holding SA and its subsidiaries.

2. How we use your personal data

In this Section 2 we have set out:

  1. the general categories of personal data that we may process;
  2. in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
  3. the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
  4. the legal bases of the processing.

We may process data about your use of our websites and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the websites and services. The legal basis for this processing is your consent and our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our websites and services.

We may disclose ("usage Data") to our advertising and social media providers insofar as is reasonably necessary to measure the success of and improve our advertising and social media efforts. This personal data may include IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. These advertising providers include Facebook, Google Adwords, Google DoubleClick, LinkedIn, YouTube, , Twitter and . The legal basis for this processing and provision is consent. You may opt-out of this at any point by visiting our Cookies Preference Center.

This usage data may also be processed for the purposes of providing online services on our websites. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely improving and enabling our websites and services.

We may process your account data ("account data") that you provide to create an account on our websites. The account data may include email, password, salutation, first name, last name, company, country, address and city. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our websites, providing our services, ensuring the security of our websites and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding services, namely download whitepapers and job applications and using our contact or meet us form ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may include your message, salutation, first name, last name, email, phone number, company, country, CV, CV cover letter, discussion topics, date and time preference.  The enquiry data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the services mentioned above and keeping proper records of those transactions.  The legal basis for this processing is consent.

We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletter ("notification data"). The notification data may include your salutation, first name, last name, email, company, phone number, city, state/region, postal code, and country. The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us namely via web forms, live chat or by email ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our websites will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the websites forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our websites and business and communications with users.

In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

3. Providing your personal data to others

We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. Information about our group of companies can be found at https://www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/locations.

We may disclose your personal data to our international distributors and agents’ network insofar as reasonably necessary for processing your enquiry. Information about our distribution network can be found at https://www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/locations.

We may disclose your enquiry data to one or more of those selected third party distributors of goods and services identified on our websites for the purpose of enabling them to contact you so that they can offer, market and sell to you relevant goods and/or services. Each such third party will act as a data controller in relation to the enquiry data that we supply to it; and upon contacting you, each such third party will supply to you a copy of its own privacy policy, which will govern that third party's use of your personal data.

We may disclose ("usage Data") to our newsletter, advertising, analytics and social media providers. These advertising providers include Campaign Monitor, Facebook, Google Adwords, Google DoubleClick, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter. The legal basis for this processing and provision is consent. You may opt-out of this at any point by visiting our Cookies Preference Center.

In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

4. Cross border data transfer of your personal data

In this Section 4, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).

We and our other group companies have offices, facilities and a distribution network all over the world.  Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission and the use of binding corporate rules.

The hosting facilities for our websites are situated in Switzerland. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of this country.

Our Analytics Provider, Google Analytics, is situated in the United States of America. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation. Transfers to the United States of America will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the EU-US Privacy Shield framework of which Google Analytics is a signatory. Information on the framework can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Our Advertising and Social Media providers, listed in section 3, are located in the United States of America. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation. Transfers to the United States of America will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the EU-US Privacy Shield framework of which all our advertising and social media providers are signatories. Information on the framework can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Our Newsletter provider, listed in section 3, are located in the United States of America.  Transfers to this provider will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission and the use of binding corporate rules.

5. Retaining and deleting personal data

This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

We will retain your personal data for a minimum of time.

It is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:

  1. the period of retention of Usage Data will be determined based on user requests for deletion or the data is no longer required.
  2. the period of retention for Account  Data will be determined based on user requests for deletion or the data is no longer required.
  3. the period of retention for Enquiry Data will be determined based on user requests for deletion or the data is no longer required.
  4. the period of retention for Notification Data will be determined based on user requests for deletion.
  5. the period of retention for Correspondence Data will be determined based on user requests for deletion or the data is no longer required and the correspondence has been completed.

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

6. Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our websites. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware with any changes to this policy.

7. Your rights

In this Section 7, we have summarized the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

  1. the right to access;
  2. the right to rectification;
  3. the right to erasure;
  4. the right to restrict processing;
  5. the right to object to processing;
  6. the right to data portability;
  7. the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
  8. the right to withdraw consent.

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data.

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the exercise or defense of legal claims.

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the exercise or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

  1. consent; or
  2. that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, Switzerland, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by email or written notice to us. We may require a proof of identity.

8. Contact detail

Please contact us for more details:

Fischer Connectors SA
Chemin du Glapin 20
CH 1162 St Prex
Switzerland
Tel: + 41 21 800 95 95

Email: privacy@fischerconnectors.ch
 

St-Prex, Fischer Connectors SA, 24.05.2018