The following data protection declaration is intended to provide information on the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Arnold Bott AG (hereinafter referred to collectively as “SMQS” and not covered by the term “third parties”) within the scope of its business activities and in particular with reference to the services and offers provided by SMQS.
2. collection, use and processing of personal and company-related data
When you visit our website, certain data is automatically stored on our servers or on servers of services and products that we have obtained and/or installed for system administration, statistical, backup or tracking purposes. These are:
- the name of your internet service provider
- their IP address
- the version of your browser software
- the operating system of your computer
- the date
- the time
- the website from which you were redirected to www.smqs.ch
- the search words you used to find www.smqs.ch
This data may allow conclusions to be drawn about a specific visitor. However, personal data is not used in this context.
By registering as a user and entering your data on www.smqs.ch, you consent to the use of your entered data for service-related purposes.
2.1 Client data
Client data includes all data that SMQS requires to ensure the processing of a contract. Depending on the service claimed, this data may vary. SMQS may pass on the data if it is necessary to provide the service. This data is stored for at least as long as is necessary to ensure the execution of the contract or as required by Swiss law.
2.2 Applicant data
Applicant data is data that SMQS requires for a complete application and its processing. The data is only required for the application process and not for any other purpose.
3. disclosure to third parties
Your data will be passed on to our partners (third parties) insofar as order processing makes this necessary. If we pass on data to external service providers, technical and organisational measures are taken to ensure that the transfer is carried out in accordance with the legal provisions of data protection. If you provide us with personal or company-related data of your own accord, we will not use, process or pass on this data beyond
the scope permitted by law or specified by you in a declaration of consent. Furthermore, we will only pass on your data to external service providers if this is necessary for the processing of the contract and they have agreed to the corresponding confidentiality and due diligence provisions, or we will only pass on your data if we are obliged to do so by law or by official or court orders.
4. information, deletion, correction and storage
Every person has the right to information, correction of incorrect data and deletion of personal data, insofar as this does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data or the data is absolutely necessary for the fulfilment of a contract. If you wish to delete data that is subject to the legal obligation to retain data, the data will be blocked in our system and only used to fulfil the legal obligation to retain data. After expiry of the retention period, your request for deletion will be complied with.
For information, correction, revocation and deletion, please contact our data protection officer directly:
Arnold Bott AG
Phone: +41 (0) 44 828 62 60
Fax: +41 (0) 44 828 62 61
5. data security
We will keep your data secure and therefore take all reasonable steps to protect your data from loss, access, misuse or alteration. Our employees and contractors who have access to your data will be and are contractually bound to maintain confidentiality and comply with data protection laws. In some cases it will be necessary for us to pass on your requests to companies associated with us. In these cases, too, your data will always be treated confidentially.
To facilitate the use of our online portals, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are temporarily stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer and are necessary for the use of our online portals. For example, the information contained in the cookies is used to control the session, in particular to improve navigation and enable a high degree of user-friendliness of a website. Please note that deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot (correctly) use all the functions of our portal.
Within the online portals of SMQS, various third-party services are used, such as YouTube or Google Maps. This always assumes that these providers can perceive the IP address of the user. SMQS accepts no responsibility for the collection and treatment of personal data by these third parties.
7.1 Google Analytics
SMQS uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the SMQS website. The information generated by the cookie (browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL, website previously visited, IP address, time of server request) about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on our website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Instructions on how to prevent the processing of your data by the web analysis service can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
7.2 Social plugins
Plugins from social networks, which are operated exclusively by Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) and Twitter (Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA), can be recognised by the logo of the respective social network. When a website is accessed that integrates one or more of the aforementioned plugins, the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the social networks. The button is transmitted directly to the browser by the social networks and integrated into the website by the browser. By integrating the buttons, the social networks receive the information that the corresponding website has been accessed. If the user is logged in to the social networks at the time of his visit, the social networks can assign the visit to the user’s account. If the button is clicked, the corresponding information is transmitted from the browser directly to the social network and stored there. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by the social networks as well as the user’s right in this respect and the setting options for protecting the user’s privacy can be found in the privacy policies of Facebook and Twitter. The user can avoid that the social networks collect data about the visited website by logging out before visiting the website.
© SMQS / 01.09.2023