consisting of Dottikon ES Holding AG, Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG and Dottikon ES Management AG (hereinafter "DOTTIKON ES").
DOTTIKON ES (hereinafter also referred to as "we" or "us") collects and processes personal data of (a) customers, suppliers, and their subcontractors who request or obtain services or products from us or offer or deliver their services or products to us, (b) job applicants or future employees, (c) visitors to our website, as well as other visitors of our site or in the context of physical or virtual events and activities, and (d) other interested parties who contact, interact, or collaborate with us through various channels (collectively referred to as "Business Partners", also referred to as "you" or "your"). We use the term "Data" synonymously with personal data or personally identifiable information. These terms and those used below generally correspond to the applicable statutory definitions, unless otherwise understood in the relevant context, with priority given to the definitions contained in the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection ("FADP").
Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG, Hembrunnstrasse 17, 5605 Dottikon, Switzerland (the "Controller") is responsible for the processing of Data by DOTTIKON ES. You can contact us regarding your Data protection concerns and to exercise your rights under Section 10 at the address provided above. Other group companies of DOTTIKON ES Group not mentioned above are independent controllers.
We process Data for the following purposes if you communicate with us as a Business Partner or interact with us in any other way. These purposes are based on legitimate interests held by you, us, third parties, or the public. Further information with regard to the online area can be found beginning in Section 11. You can find further information on the legal basis for our processing in Section 5.
It should be made clear at this point that we do not sell your Data or offer it for sale.
We process various categories of Data about you for the purposes referred to in Section 3. This Data includes Data in acoustic, visual, tangible, or intangible form and is processed in physical or electronic format. The main categories that may be considered and are not mutually exclusive, depending on how we interact with you, are as follows:
Much of the Data referred to in this Section 4 is disclosed to us by you or a third party associated with you (e.g. in the context of communication, interaction with us, in relation to contracts, when using the website). You or the third party are not obligated to disclose your Data, except in individual cases (e.g. in the context of binding legal and regulatory obligations). When you interact with us as a Business Partner, you must provide us with Data as part of your contractual obligation, as this is the only way we can meet the expectations of the interaction. Otherwise, the interaction is made more difficult or even impossible and must be terminated. We collect some of the Data referred to in this Section 4 or have it collected when you interact with us. To the extent permitted, we collect such Data ourselves (e.g. by monitoring access) or obtain it from publicly available sources (e.g. industry-specific databases, debt collection registers, land registers, commercial registers, media, and the Internet) or from other companies within our Group, from authorities, persons close to you, and other third parties (e.g. references, credit reporting agencies, associations, intermediaries, contractual partners, and internet analysis services).
We process Data for the purposes described in Section 3 in order to pursue the related purposes and take appropriate measures, particularly if this is necessary for the initiation, conclusion, management, performance, or termination of a contract with a Business Partner or for the safeguarding of legitimate interests, is based on consent or is necessary in order to comply with Swiss or foreign legal provisions. You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us in writing (see contact details in Section 2). Where you have a user account, you can also revoke your consent or contact us via the unsubscribe links. As soon as we have received and processed the notice of revocation of your consent, we will, as per your revocation, no longer process your Data for the purposes to which you originally consented unless we have another legal basis for doing so. The revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing performed based on your consent prior to its revocation. In individual cases, other legal grounds may apply.
In relation to our contracts, our websites, our services and products, our legal obligations or otherwise in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and the further purposes listed in Section 3, we also transfer your Data defined in Section 4 to third parties, particularly to the following categories of recipients:
All of these categories of recipients may, in turn, involve third parties so that your Data can also be accessible to them. We may restrict processing by certain third parties (e.g. IT providers), but not by other third parties (e.g. public authorities or banks).
As explained in Section 6, we also disclose Data to third parties. They are not only located in Switzerland. Nevertheless, your Data will continue to be subject to adequate data protection in European countries (EU and EEA). Other countries currently do not have laws in place that, from the perspective of the FADP or the EU General Data Protection Regulation, guarantee an adequate level of data protection for the disclosure of Data. Your Data may also be processed in such countries, particularly in the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, India, and the Philippines, but in exceptional cases in any country in the world.
One way to ensure adequate data protection is, for example, the use of data protection agreements with the recipients of your Data in third countries, who must ensure the necessary data protection accordingly. For this purpose, we use the revised standard contractual clauses of the European Commission or similar instruments. Please note that such pre-contractual steps compensate in part for legal protection that is deficient or lacking, but they cannot entirely exclude all risks. An exception may apply, in particular, in the case of legal proceedings conducted abroad, but also in cases of overriding public interest or if the performance of a contract requires such disclosure, if you have given your consent or if the Data in question is made publicly available by you and you have not objected to the processing of such Data. Please also note that Data exchanged over the Internet is often transmitted via third countries. Your Data may therefore also be transferred abroad even if the sender and recipient are located in the same country.
We process your Data for as long as our processing purposes, the statutory retention periods, and our legitimate interests in processing for documentation and evidentiary purposes require it, or for as long as storage is required for technical reasons. Data processing for the purposes of documentation and evidence-gathering include our interests in documenting processes, interactions, and other facts in the event of legal claims, inconsistencies, for the purposes of maintaining the security of our IT and other infrastructure, and to demonstrate good corporate governance and compliance. Retention may be required for technical reasons if certain Data cannot be separated from other Data and we therefore have to store it together with that other Data (e.g. in the case of backups or document management systems). Unless required for technical reasons, we will delete or anonymize your Data after the last use and expiration of the storage or processing period in accordance with our usual procedures, legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements (generally, at least after thirteen , ten  or five  years; for certain other Data shorter periods apply). Otherwise, access will be restricted through technological means.
We take appropriate security measures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your Data, to protect it against unauthorized or unlawful processing and to counteract the risks of loss, accidental alteration, unwanted disclosure, and unauthorized access. Technical and organizational security measures may include measures such as data encryption and pseudonymization, logging, access restrictions, storage of backup copies, instructions to our employees, confidentiality agreements, and monitoring. We protect your Data transmitted via our website during transport by means of appropriate encryption mechanisms. However, we can only secure areas that we control. We also require our processors, where possible, to take appropriate security measures. However, security risks cannot generally be completely ruled out. Residual risks are unavoidable.
Applicable data protection law grants you the right to object to the processing of your Data in certain circumstances, particularly for direct marketing purposes, direct marketing profiling, and other legitimate interests in the processing.
In accordance with and insofar as provided by applicable law (as is the case where the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] applies), you have the rights of access, rectification, and erasure of your Data, the right to restriction of processing or the right of objection against our Data processing, in addition to the right to receive certain Data for transfer to another controller. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to invoke the applicable legal restrictions on our part. In particular, we may need to further process your Data in order to fulfill a contract with you, to safeguard our own legitimate interests or those of third parties, such asserting, exercising, or defending against legal claims, or to comply with legal obligations. Therefore, to the extent permitted by law, particularly to protect the rights and freedoms of other data subjects and to safeguard legitimate interests, we may also reject your request in whole or in part. If this results in costs for you, we will inform you in advance. We have already provided information about the possibility of revoking your consent in Section 5. Please note that the exercise of these rights may conflict with your contractual obligations, and this may result in consequences such as early contract termination or costs. In order to assert your rights, you may contact us in writing at the address shown in Section 2. The exercise of such rights generally requires that you provide clear proof of your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your ID card, where your identity cannot otherwise be clearly verified). In addition, every data subject has the right to enforce his/her rights in court or to file a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority. The appropriate data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner. You also have these rights with respect to third parties who work with us on their own authority. Please contact them directly if you wish to exercise any rights in relation to their processing.
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Last updated: 15.09.2023