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Copyright © 2018 Schellenberg Wittmer AG

Privacy Notice

When you use this website and its features, we (Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd) protect and process your personal data according to this Privacy Notice and in compliance with Swiss and any other applicable data protection laws.

Personal Data

We collect certain personal data when you use this website. For example, by using cookies and similar technologies, we may process your IP address, your geographic location as indicated by your IP address, the content you access, the website from which the request originates, the search terms you enter on this website, information about the type of device you use to access this website, the operating system and your browser type.

We also process limited personal data in the context of our newsletter campaigns (see section "Newsletter").

Purposes and Legal Basis of Processing

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to operate and improve this website and other platforms we use (see section "Cookies and Google Analytics" for additional information) which is in our legitimate interest;
  • to send you our newsletters and other information which may interest you, based on your subscription/consent or our legitimate interest; this includes the analysis of our newsletter campaigns which is in our legitimate interest (see section "Newsletter" for further information);
  • to comply with legal obligations which we are subject to; and
  • to manage risk and to assert and defend claims in legal disputes and official proceedings which is in our (or, as the case may be, a third party's) legitimate interest.


Recipients of Personal Data

We may disclose your personal data, for the purposes set out above to the following categories of recipients which may be located in Switzerland or abroad:

  • to our external service providers who process the personal data on our behalf, e.g., marketing service, analytics, telecommunications and IT service providers; and
  • to third parties and authorities if such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal obligations.


If recipients are located in jurisdictions without adequate statutory data protection, any transfer abroad takes place on the basis of appropriate safeguards, in particular the EU standard contractual clauses (available at https://ec.europa.eu) or certifications obtained by the recipients (such as self-certification under the Privacy Shield by U.S. based recipients; see https://www.privacyshield.gov).

Newsletter

On this website, you may subscribe to our newsletter by providing us with limited personal data as requested in the relevant entry form. For verification purposes, we will send you a confirmation e-mail right after you have finished the registration process.

During this process, we may also store your IP address and the date and time of registration. The personal data collected as part of your registration will be used for sending you our newsletter. Our newsletters contain tracking pixels which enable log file recording for statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. We may see whether and when an e-mail was opened, and which links in the e-mail were activated. Such personal data may be passed on to our campaign service provider who will process the data only on our behalf and for other purposes only in an anonymized form.

You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by informing us via info@takeoverpractice.ch or by clicking on the link at the bottom of each newsletter.

Cookies and Google Analytics

Cookies are text files placed on your device to help analyze how users use a website. After the browser session, most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard disk ("session cookies"). Other cookies remain on your computer ("permanent cookies") and permit its recognition on your next visit to our website. This allows us to improve your access to our website. You can prevent the storage of permanent cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer, to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports about website activities, and provide us with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIP()", IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons

Social Plug-Ins

No social plug-ins are used on this website.

Your Rights

We delete your personal data when all processing purposes have been fulfilled. When we are obliged by statutory provisions to retain your personal data, we will delete it after the end of the applicable retention period. You have the right to request access to the data we hold about you, including the right to request correction of incorrect personal data, its restriction and deletion. In addition and subject to applicable law, you may have the right to data portability and to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data infringes applicable data protection laws.

For questions or queries please contact us at: info@takeoverpractice.ch or write us to Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Löwenstrasse 19, P.O. Box 2201, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland.

Individuals from the EU may also contact in writing our EU-representative VGS Datenschutzpartner UG, Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany.

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Last update: October 2018