Data controller - i.e., processor of the personal data:
Chemspeed Technologies AG
We shall inform you if, in individual cases, there are other data controllers responsible for the processing of personal data.
The purpose of this Data Protection Statement is to provide information regarding what personal data we process in connection with our activities and operations, including our www.chemspeed.com website. In particular, it provides information regarding why, how and where we process personal data as well as information regarding the rights of persons whose data we process.
We are subject to Swiss data protection law and to any applicable foreign data protection law, particularly that of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Commission recognizes that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data are processed.
Processing refers to all handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, particularly the storage, disclosure, acquisition, collection, deletion, saving, modification, destruction or use of personal data.
The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the member states of the European Union (EU) as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) describes the procedure as «the processing of personal data».
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, such as in particular the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz (DSG)) and the Ordinance to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (Verordnung zum Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz (VDSG)).
If and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, we process personal data in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:
• Art. 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR on the necessary processing of personal data for the purpose of fulfilling a contract with the data subject and for carrying out pre-contractual tasks.
• Art. 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect the
legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject override these. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our interest in being able to carry out and communicate about our activities and operations in a continuous, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner, to guarantee data security, to protect it from misuse, to enforce our own legal claims and to comply with Swiss law.
• Art. 6 (1)(c) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data for the purpose of
fulfilling a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of member states in the European Economic Area (EEA).
• Art. 6 (1)(e) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to perform a task that is in the public interest.
• Art. 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
• Art. 6 (1)(d) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
We process those personal data that are necessary for enabling us to carry out our activities and operations in a continuous, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may, in particular, fall into the following categories: inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, sales data as well as contract and payment data.
We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer required is anonymized or deleted.
We may commission third parties to process personal data. We may process personal data jointly with third parties or transfer it to third parties. Such third parties consist, in particular, of specialized providers whose services we use. We likewise guarantee data protection in the case of data processing by such third parties.
In principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, e.g., for fulfilling a contract with the data subject and for taking appropriate pre-contractual measures, to protect our overriding legitimate interests, as the processing is evident from the circumstances or in accordance with information provided beforehand.
In this context we process, in particular, information that a data subject voluntarily provides to us when contacting us - for example, via letter, e-mail, instant messaging, contact form, social media or telephone - or when registering for a user account. We may store such information, for example, in an address book, in a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM system) or using comparable tools. If we receive data about other persons, the persons transferring the data shall be obligated to provide a guarantee of data protection to those other persons, as well as to ensure the accuracy of such personal data.
We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly available sources or collect in the course of our activities and operations, provided that and insofar as such processing is permitted for legal reasons.
We process personal data about applicants to the extent that is necessary for assessing their suitability for an employment relationship or for the subsequent performance of an employment contract. The required personal data comes, in particular, from the information requested in the context of a job advertisement, for example. We also process personal data that applicants provide voluntarily, particularly as part of cover letters, CVs and other application documents.
If and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, we process personal data about applicants primarily in accordance with Art. 9 (2)(b) of the GDPR.
We use third party services to advertise jobs via e-recruitment and to enable and manage applications.
We process personal data principally in Switzerland and in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we may also export or transfer personal data to other countries, particularly in order to process it or have it processed there.
We may export personal data to all states and territories on the Earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that the law there ensures adequate data protection according to the assessment of the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (EDÖB) or in accordance with the decision of the Swiss Federal Council and – if and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – in accordance with the resolution of the European Commission.
We may transfer personal data to countries whose laws do not guarantee adequate data protection, provided that data protection is guaranteed on other bases, particularly on the basis of standard data protection clauses or through other appropriate guarantees. As an exception, we may transfer personal data to countries that do not offer adequate or appropriate data protection provided that the specific requirements under data protection law are met: for example, if the data subjects have expressly consented to such a transfer or if it is directly connected to the conclusion or performance of a contract. We will be happy to provide data subjects with information about any guarantees or with a copy of such guarantees on request.
Data subjects whose personal data we process have the rights accorded to them under Swiss data protection law. These include the right to obtain information as well as the right to the rectification, erasure or locking of the personal data processed.
If and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, data subjects whose personal data we process are entitled to request confirmation, free of charge, as to whether we are processing their personal data and, if we are processing it, to obtain information about the processing of their personal data, to have the processing of their personal data restricted, to exercise their right to data portability and to have their personal data rectified, erased («the right to be forgotten»), blocked or completed.
Data subjects whose personal data we process may – if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable – revoke their consent at any time with effect for the future and may file an objection 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 Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (EDÖB).
We take suitable technical and organizational measures in order to ensure data security that is appropriate to the respective risk. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee absolute data security.
Access to our website is via transport encryption (SSL / TLS, particularly with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, or HTTPS for short). Most browsers indicate transport encryption by means of a padlock symbol in the address bar.
Like all digital communication, our digital communication is subject to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion and other surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot directly influence the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police agencies and other security authorities.
Cookies can be stored on the browser temporarily as «session cookies» or for a certain period of time as «permanent cookies». «Session cookies» are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, cookies make it possible to recognize a browser the next time the user visits 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 that are used for measuring success and reach or for advertising, a general objection («opt-out») can be asserted regarding numerous services via AdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).
We may collect 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 the volume of data transferred, and the website last accessed in the same browser window (referrer).
We store such information, which may also consist of personal data, in server log files. The information is required to provide our website in a continuous, user-friendly and reliable manner and to ensure data security and thus, in particular, the protection of personal data - including by third parties or with the help of third parties.
We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as «web beacons». Tracking pixels – including those of third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. Using tracking pixels, it is possible to collect the same information as in server log files.
We maintain a presence on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to communicate with interested persons and inform them about our activities and operations. In the context of such platforms, personal data may also be processed outside Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
We use the services of specialized third parties in order to carry out our activities and operations in a continuous, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services enable us to embed functions and content in our website, among other things. In the case of such embedding, the services used record the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the users at least temporarily for technically imperative reasons.
For necessary security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may process data relating to our activities and operations in aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized form. For example, this consists of performance or usage data with the purpose of enabling us to offer the respective service.
• Services provided by Microsoft: Providers: Microsoft Corporation (USA) / Microsoft Ireland
Operations Limited (Ireland) for users in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United Kingdom and Switzerland; general information on data protection: «Data privacy at Microsoft», «Data protection (Trust Center)», Data privacy statement.
We use services of specialized third parties in order to provide the digital infrastructure required in connection with our activities and operations. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from selected providers.
In particular, we use:
We use services of selected providers in order to be able to communicate better with third parties, such as potential and existing customers.
In particular, we use:
• Microsoft Dynamics 365: Customer Relationship Management (CRM); provider: Microsoft; provider: Microsoft; Microsoft Dynamics – specific data: «Privacy and personal data in Microsoft Dynamics 365».
Depending on your living situation, we recommend muting the microphone by default when participating in audio or video conferences, as well as blurring the background or superimposing a virtual background.
We use third party services to enable us to embed maps in our website. In particular, we use:
We use services of specialized third parties to enable the direct playback of digital audio and video content such as music or podcasts.
In particular, we use:
We use services and programs in order to determine how our online offering is being used. In this context we may, for example, measure the success and reach of our activities and operations and the impact of third-party links to our website. We may also, for instance, test and compare how different versions of our website or parts of our online offering are used («A/B test» method). In particular, the results of the success and reach measurement enable us to rectify errors, increase popular content or make improvements to our online offering.
When using services and programs for performance and reach measurement, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individual users have to be stored. IP addresses are always shortened («IP masking») in order to adhere to the principle of data economy through the appropriate pseudonymization and to thus improve data protection for users.
When using services and programs for measuring success and reach, cookies may be used and user profiles may be created. User profiles include, for example, the web pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and at least the approximate location. In general, user profiles are only created in a pseudonymized form. We do not use user profiles to identify individual users. Individual services of third parties with which users are registered can, if necessary, assign the use of our online offering to the user account or user profile registered with that particular service.
In particular, we use:
• Fathom Analytics: Performance and reach measurement; provider: Conva Ventures Inc. (Canada); data protection information: data privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics with anonymization of all data and without cookies, data privacy statement, «Our data journey».
We have created this Data Protection Statement using the data protection generator of data protection partners.
We may adapt or amend this data protection statement at any time. We will notify you of such adaptations and amendments in an appropriate manner, particularly by publishing the currently valid data protection statement on our website.