PIVACY POLICY

Data protection declaration and compliance with information obligations for website visitors

We also protect your data

By using our website, you accept our privacy policy. As we place great importance on protecting your privacy, we show you below how we handle your personal data and ensure its security, our use of cookies, etc.

1. Principle

EOT Field Investigation and Consulting places great importance on protecting your privacy. This statement sets out our privacy policy, i.e the processing of personal data collected through our website or online services, or more generally, as part of the services we provide.


We collect and process your personal data with the utmost care and compliance with applicable legal provisions; their treatment is limited to the bare necessities and is for the sole purposes described in this statement. We keep your personal data only for the duration necessary to provide our services or for the duration provided by law. Working closely with our hosts, we do everything we can to protect our databases from external intrusions, losses, misuse and tampering.


Our company operates in the EU/EEA, but also in Switzerland. The detailed information here refers to the EU General Data Protection Regulations and takes into account the Federal Data Protection Act. In the event that exemptions or supplements are required in this regard, they are incorporated into the information presented here.

 

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EOT Field Investigation and Consulting

14 Rue du Rhône

1205 Geneva

Switzerland

2. Generals regarding data processing

2.1. Extent of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process the personal data of our users if it is necessary to provide our services. The personal data of our users is regularly processed only with the consent of the user or in the presence of a legal basis.

2.2 Legal basis for the processing of personal data

To the extent that we ask for the consent of the person concerned for personal data processes, art. 13, al. 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (LPD) or art. 6, al. 1, let. (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides the legal basis for this. Art. 13, al. 2, let. a LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (b) RGPD serves as a legal basis when the processing of personal data is necessary to carry out a contract to which the person concerned is a party. This also applies to the processes required for the execution of pre-contract measures. As long as a processing of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, art. 13, al. 1 LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (c) RGPD serves as a legal basis. If treatment is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights of the person concerned prevail, art. 13, al. 1 LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (f) RGPD serves as the legal basis for treatment.

2.3 Data erasure and recording time

The personal data of the person concerned is deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the recording disappears. In addition, registration is possible where the European or national legislator has provided for it in Swiss or European ordinances, laws or other directives to which the person responsible is subject. Data is also blocked or erased when a registration period prescribed by one of the cited standards expires, unless further data recording is required.

3. Making services available and creating log files

3.1 Description and extent of data processing

With each use of our services, our system automatically records the data and information of the computer system of the calling computer. The following data are then collected:

  1. information about the type of browser and the version used

  2. User's operating system

  3. User's Internet service provider

  4. User's IP address

  5. Date and time of access

  6. websites from which the user's system accesses our website

  7. websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website

 

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. The data is not stored with other personal data of the user.

3.2 Legal Database of Data Processing

Art. 13, al. 2, let. a LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (f) RGPD provides the legal basis for the temporary recording of data and log files.

3.3 Purpose of Data Processing

Temporary recording of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow the services to be provided to the user's computer. To this end, the user's IP address must be registered for the duration of the session. The purpose of registering in log files is to ensure that the services function properly. The data also serves us to optimize services and ensure the security of our information systems. There is no analysis of the data for marketing purposes. It is for these purposes that our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to art also resides. 13, al. 2, let. a LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (f) RGPD.

3.4 Recording time

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data entry for the provision of services, this is the case when the corresponding session is over. If the data is recorded in log files, this is the case after 6 months at the latest. A registration beyond this date is possible. In this case, users' IP addresses are deleted or distorted, so that the caller's identification is no longer possible.

3.5 Possibility of opposition and elimination

The entry of data for the provision of services and the recording of data in log files are absolutely necessary for the operation of the EOT Field Investigation and Consulting solution. There is therefore no possibility of opposition on the part of the user.

4. Use of cookies

4.1 Description and extent of data processing

Our services use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or through the Internet browser in the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie can be registered in the user's operating system. This cookie contains a feature suite of characters that allows for unambiguous identification of the browser in the event of a new visit to the website.We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require a calling browser ID even after a page change. The following data is then stored and transmitted in cookies:

  1. display settings

  2. login information

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," text files stored on your computer that allow you to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. If the anonymisation of the IP address is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states that have joined the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States before being truncated. At the request of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the site, to report on activities on the website and to provide the website operator with other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Information from Google. You can prevent cookies from being registered by a corresponding setting of your navigation software; we would point out, however, that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in such a case.

More information about Google Analytics can be found in Google Analytics' Terms, Google Analytics' Data Protection and Security Principles, and  Google's Data Protection Statement.  

Our website may include links to other unrelated third party websites, which also use cookies. We also offer links to social networks (e.g. Linkedin, Xing,,  YouTube). Once the link has been activated, we no longer have any control over the collection, recording and processing of any data directly transmitted to the third party as a result of the link activation, as the behaviour of third parties is by nature beyond our control. We do not accept any responsibility for the processing of such data by third parties. Please inquire in the third party's data protection references about the purpose and extent of data collection, the subsequent processing and use of the data, and the possibilities of setting up to protect your privacy:

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4.2 Legal Database of Data Processing

Art. 13, al. 2, let. a LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (f) RGPD provides the legal basis for processing personal data from cookies.

4.3 Purpose of Data Processing

The use of technically necessary cookies is intended to simplify the use of services for users. Some of our services cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is also recognized after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

  1. memorization of search criteria

  2. memorization of display settings

  3. memorization of login information

  4. memorizing the user's preferences

 

User data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to build user profiles. It is for these purposes that our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to art also resides. 13, al. 2, let. a LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. (f) RGPD.

4.4 Recording time, possibility of opposition and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted by the user to our services. As a user, you also have full control over the use of cookies. Changing the settings of your Internet browser and/or device allows you to disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This deletion can also be automated. When cookies are disabled for our services, all service functions may no longer be availab used.

5. Newsletter

5.1 Description and extent of data processing

As part of our services, you have the option to subscribe to a free newsletter. The data from the entry window is sent to us when we subscribe to the newsletter. Your consent (double opt-in) is requested during the processing of the data as part of the subscription procedure and it is referred to this data protection statement. In connection with the processing of the data for the purpose of sending the newsletter, no data is transmitted to third parties authorized to use this data for their own purposes. The data is used exclusively for the purpose of sending the newsletter.

5.2 Legal Database of Data Processing

Art. 13, al. 1 LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. a RGPD is the legal basis for processing data after subscription to the newsletter.

5.3 Purpose of Data Processing

The user's email address is collected for the purpose of sending the user the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the subscription procedure is intended to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

5.4 Recording time

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user's email address will therefore be registered as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

5.5 Possibility of Opposition and Elimination

The subscription to the newsletter can be terminated by the user concerned at any time. Each newsletter has a link for this purpose. This also allows a revocation of consent to the registration of personal data collected during the subscription process.

6. Human rights

When personal data about you is processed, you are a person concerned in the sense of the RGPD and you have the following rights to the person in charge of the treatment:

6.1 Right of access

You have the right to obtain confirmation from the processing manager that personal data about you is or is not being processed by us. If this data is properly processed, you can require the person in charge to provide you with the following information:

  1. the purposes of processing personal data;

  2. categories of personal data involved;

  3. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed;

  4. the expected shelf life of your personal data or, where it is impossible to give concrete indications in this regard, the criteria used to determine this duration;

  5. the right to ask the processing manager to correct or delete your personal data;

  6. Where personal data is not collected from the person concerned, any information available as to its source;

 

You have the right to ask if your personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this regard, you may require to be informed of the appropriate safeguards, under s. 6 al. 2 LPD or art. 46 RGPD, as part of this transfer.

6.2 Right to rectify

You have the right to obtain from the person in charge of the processing that the personal data about you be corrected and/or completed, as long as it is inaccurate or incomplete.

6.3 Right to limit treatment

Where the processing of personal data about you has been limited, such data can - with the exception of retention - only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal rights, protect the rights of another individual or legal person or for important reasons of the public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the treatment limitation has been obtained under the above conditions, you are informed by the treatment manager before the treatment limitation is lifted.

6.4 Right to erasure

You have the right to obtain personal data about you from the processing manager as soon as possible and the processing manager has an obligation to delete this personal data as soon as possible, when one of the following reasons applies:

  1. Personal data about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or processed in any way;

  2. you withdraw the consent on which the treatment is based, in accordance with art. 12, al. 2, let. b LPD or art. 6, al. 1, let. a, or art. 9, al. 2, let. (a) RGPD, and there is no other legal basis for treatment;

  3. you object to treatment under art. 21, al. 1 RGPD and there is no compelling legitimate reason for treatment, or you object to treatment under s. 21, al. 2 RGPD;

  4. your personal data has been illegally processed;

  5. personal data about you must be deleted in order to comply with a legal obligation under Swiss or EU law or by the law of the Member State to which the person responsible for the processing is subject;

  6. your personal data was collected as part of the art information society's service offering. 8, al. 1 RGPD.

6.5 Third-party information

When he has made public the personal data about you and is required to delete it under art. 17, al. 1 RGPD, the processor, taking into account the available technologies and implementation costs, takes reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform those responsible for processing this personal data that you, as a person concerned, have requested that any link to this personal data be erased by those responsible for the processing. , or any copy or reproduction of them.

6.6 Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist if treatment is necessary:

  1. exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

  2. to assert, exercise or defend legal rights.

6.7 Right to be informed

If you have asserted your right to correct, erase or limit the person in charge of the processing, the person responsible for processing is required to notify each recipient to whom your personal data has been provided, any correction or erasure of personal data or any limitation of processing, unless such communication proves impossible or requires disproportionate efforts. You have the right to obtain information about these recipients from the person in charge of processing these recipients.

6.8 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive personal data about yourself that you have provided to a processing manager in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to pass this data on to another processing manager without the person in charge of the processing to which the personal data has been disclosed, when:

  1. Treatment is based on consent under art. 6, al. 1, let. a RGPD, or art. 9, al. 2, let. a RGPD, or on a contract under s. 6, al. 1, let. (b) RGPD; and

  2. The processing is done using automated processes.

 

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one processing manager to another, where technically possible. However, this right cannot infringe on the rights and freedoms of third parties.

6.9 Right of Objection

Without prejudice to the above provisions, in particular regarding the limitation of the processing of your data, you have the right to object at any time, for reasons relating to your particular situation, to a treatment of personal data concerning you on the basis of art. 6, al. 1, let. e or f RGPD.

The processor no longer processes personal data about you unless he demonstrates that there are legitimate and compelling reasons for treatment that take precedence over your interests, rights and freedoms, or that treatment is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal rights. When personal data is processed for prospecting purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data about you for such prospecting purposes. When you object to processing for prospecting purposes, personal data is no longer processed for these purposes.

6.10 Right to revoke the data protection consent statement

You have the right to revoke your data protection consent statement at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legitimacy of the treatment performed on the basis of consent until revocation.

6.11 Right to lodge a claim with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy and as long as our data processing is submitted to the RGPD, you have the right to lodge a claim with a supervisory authority, particularly in the Member State where your habitual residence, place of work or place where the breach is allegedly committed, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you constitutes a violation of the RGPD.

The supervisory authority with which the claim was lodged informs the applicant of the status of the status and outcome of the claim, including the possibility of a legal challenge under s. 78 RGPD.

7. Changes

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at any time and without notice. The valid version is the one currently published on our website. When appropriate, we will notify you by email or any other appropriate means of updating this statement.

Version 1.0, December 2020