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Notes on Data Protection

Notes on Data Protection

1. Basic Objectives

Synopta GmbH takes confidentiality and data protection seriously and treats the privacy and the personal data of its current, former and potential clients as well as of the users of this website with confidentiality and according to the law. We process the data fair, transparent and lawful. How your data is processed depends on your request and the services we provide to you. 

Please be aware that data transferred via a public network, such as the internet or an email service, may be viewed by others. Networks of third parties may be used for transmitting information and content on the internet (e.g. online forms). Hence, Synopta GmbH may not guarantee confidentiality in such cases.

2. Data

We process data of individuals that we received from our clients in the context of our business relationship as well as data which we obtain based on your use of this website (e.g. server-logfiles) or that we lawfully retrieved from open sources (e.g. commercial registers, newspapers etc).

Relevant personal data means personal information (e.g. name, address and other contact details, date of birth, nationality) but also data which we received based on the services we provided for you such as but not limited to financial data, sales data, documentation data (e.g. minutes) as well as comparable categories of data. The server logfiles show the time of your visit on our website, the amount of data sent or retrieved, how you reached our website, the used browser, your operating system and your IP-address.

3. Use of Data

We use the data contained in the server-logfiles only for statistical purposes and to improve our website. However, we reserve the right to search the logfiles if there are hints of unlawful use.

The personal data is used according the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We use your data to conclude and perform contracts with you (e.g. Art. 6 Para. 1 b GDPR), for example for the assessment of needs as well as for any kind of advice. Moreover, we use the data to protect our or third parties’ lawful interests, e.g. to receive information on your creditworthiness, to assess and optimize our processes to approach clients, for marketing purposes provided you have not objected to such use of your data, to make assertive and defensive statements in legal disputes, to prevent and investigate criminal offences, to the measure and develop our management as well as our services and products. 

We have the right to process and disclose your data to third parties according your consent (e.g. Art. 6 Para. 1 a GDPR; for the disclosure to a third party for joint services). You may revoke your consent anytime for all data including data that you revealed to us prior to the coming into force of the GDPR.

Furthermore, we will disclose your data if we are obliged by law or based on public interests (e.g. Art. 6 Para. 1 c and e GDPR). This may be in connection with the creditworthiness, the identification or in connection with criminal offences. 

We will only disclose your data to countries outside of the European Union and Switzerland (third countries) if you have approved of such disclosure. 

4. Term of Data Storage

We use and store your data as long as it is necessary for the performance of our contractual and legal obligations. If the data is no longer needed for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations it will be deleted provided further processing is neither necessary for the fulfilment of storage obligations according to commercial and tax laws during a limited time period (usually between 2 and 10 years) nor for keeping all proofs during the limitation period (in Switzerland usually 10 years, sometimes less sometimes longer).

5. Your Rights to protect your Data

Each person domiciled in the European Union has the right to request information on the use of its data according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right that its data is corrected according to Art. 16 GDPR, the right that its data is deleted according to Art. 17 GDPR, the right that the use is limited according to Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR as well as the right of data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR. Please be aware that the laws of the country of your domicile may restrict those rights. Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authorities. 

You can withdraw your consent for the use of the data anytime, even if such consent was given prior to the coming into force of the GDPR. Please be aware that we may no longer be able to fulfil our contractual obligations if we may no longer use your data. 

6. Fully automated Decision making

We do not use fully automated decision making according to Art. 22 GDPR. 

7. Information on your Right to object

a) Right to object regarding single cases

You may anytime due on your personal situation object to the use of your personal data based on Art. 6 Para. 1 e GDPR (use of data in the public interest) and Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR (data processing based on the appreciation of interests). If you object, we will no longer use your personal data unless it is necessary due to issues of protection higher valued than your interests, your rights and your freedom, or if the processing is necessary to assert claims during and to defend against claims in legal disputes.

b) Use of Data for direct Marketing

Sometimes we use your personal data for direct marketing. You can anytime object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes. If you have objected to the use of your data for direct marketing we will stop to use your data for such purpose. 

You can direct your objection in any form to the following address:

Synopta GmbH
Postfach 53
CH-9034 Eggersriet
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8. Analogous Rights for Persons that live outside of the European Union

We expect that Switzerland will adapt their data protection laws so that they grant the same rights as the GDPR. Therefore, we offer individuals that live outside of the European Union the same rights as to people that live in the European Union even when such rights are not yet (July 2018) granted under Swiss law. 

9. Measurement of Range of Coverage and Cookies

This website uses Cookies which are transferred by our server or a third party’s server to the browser of the user for anonymous measurement of the range of the coverage. Cookies are small files which are stored on the end-user device. Your browser will download such Cookies. The use of Cookies improves the experience of the website user and the security of this website. In case you do not want that Cookies are downloaded to your device and measure the range of coverage you can object to the use on the following links:

Common browsers offer an option to block cookies. We would like to underline that we may not guarantee that all functions of this website are completely available when Cookies are deactivated. 

10. Google Webfonts

This website uses Webfonts to display the text. The Webfonts are provided by Google (http://google.com/webfonts/). Your browser will automatically download the necessary fonts into your browser cache when you access our website. This is necessary to optically improve the display of our texts shown on your device. If your browser does not assist such download a standard font will be used on your computer to display our texts. Information on data protection principles of Google can be found under https://policies.google.com/privacy.