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Confidential policy – Data protection

1 Statement on data protection

We are delighted by your interest in our company. Data protection is a key priority for the management of Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA. In general, it is possible to use the website of Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA without disclosure of personal data. If a user wishes to access certain specific services offered by our company via our website, the processing of personal data may become necessary. Should this situation occur and, in the absence of a specific legal basis for such a requirement, we will normally ask for the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject is always managed in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the provisions of the Swiss Data Protection Law as applicable to Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA. Via this data protection statement, our company wishes to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data. In addition to this, data subjects will find information about their rights.

In its function as data controller, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA has put in place multiple technical and organizational measures to ensure, to the maximum possible extent, seamless protection of the processing of personal data on its website. It is nevertheless possible that when data is transmitted over the internet a security breach may occur, such that it is not possible to guarantee total protection. In consequence, any person concerned may also send us sensitive data by other means, such as the telephone.

Any employee with access to sensitive data or information is subject to an obligation of confidentiality. In some cases, this is a consequence of their professional status (e.g. a doctor is subject to medical secrecy under Article 321 of the Swiss Code Pénal) while others are bound by a confidentiality agreement concerning data and information processed. This obligation applies also to external employees, relevant third parties or visitors to Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA, who are required to sign confidentiality agreement before visiting Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA.

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA keeps all personal data in electronic form on its own servers located in Switzerland. Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA transmits such data abroad only if necessary for the provision of services and if the data protection standards of the country concerned match those of Switzerland. If the data protection provisions are not comparable, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA enters into a “Data Processing Agreement” with the supplier in question. The provisions of this data protection statement, as well as those foreseen by Swiss data protection legislation, apply to transmission of data within Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA; in consequence, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA is not required to request separate authorization for such purposes.

2 Definitions

The data protection statement of Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA is based on the terminology used by European legislation in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy statement must be easily readable and understandable both for the public, and for our customers and business partners. In the light of this, we wish to explain the terms used.

a) Personal data

Personal data means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). An identifiable person is deemed to be a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or by one or several specific elements specific to his or her physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity.

b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations applied to personal data, whether carried out using automated processes or otherwise, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, conservation , adaptation or modification, extraction, consultation, use, communication by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or interconnection, limitation, erasure or destruction.

d) Processing restriction

The term “processing restriction” refers to the marking of stored personal data in order to limit its future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data in order to evaluate certain personal aspects of a natural person, including the analysis or prediction of elements relating to work performance, economic status, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movement of the said person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that it can no longer be linked to a specific data subject without recourse to additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and subject to technical and organizational measures designed to ensure that the personal data are not attributable to an identified or identifiable physical person.

g) Controller or processor

The term “controller” or “processor” means the natural  or legal person, public authority, department or any other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of data processing; where the purposes and means of such processing are defined by EU law or the law of a Member State, the controller may be designated, or the specific criteria applicable to his appointment may be defined by EU law or by the law of a Member State.

h) Subcontractor

Subcontractor means the natural or legal person, public authority, service or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

A recipient is defined as any natural or legal person, public authority, service or any other body that receives personal data, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a specific survey in accordance with EU law or the law of a Member State, are not considered as recipients.

j) Third Party

A third party is any natural or legal person, public authority, service or organization other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or subcontractor, are authorized to process personal data.

k) Consent

Consent means any free, specific, informed and unambiguous demonstration of willingness by which the data subject accepts, by a declaration or other clear manifestation, that personal data concerning him / her may be subject to processing.

3 Name and address of the Data Controller

We will be pleased to answer any questions, comments or requests you may have related to our Data Protection statement, or regarding how we process your personal data.

Please contact our management at:

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA
Chemin du Righi 2
CH-2114 Fleurier
+41 32 862 00 00

4 Information that you provide us

You provide us with personal data by:

• completing forms on our website (or other forms that we ask you to complete),
• giving us a business card (or similar); or
• contacting us by phone, mail, e-mail or other means.

This information may include, for example, your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, details of your business relationship with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA and your professional role, as well as your background and interests.

5 Other information

Some of the information we collect may also come from other sources, such as:

• When we have a professional relationship with an organization that you represent, your colleagues or other business contacts may provide us with information about you, such as your contact information or details about your professional role.
• On occasion we collect information from third parties or from publicly available sources in order to combat money laundering, to perform background checks, or for similar purposes in order to protect our business and meet our legal and regulatory obligations.

6 Cookies

The Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA website uses cookies, i.e. text files deposited and stored on a computer by an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a cookie-ID, which is a unique identifier of the cookie, consisting of a series of characters to assign the web pages and servers to a specific internet browser, in which the cookie has been registered. This allows the websites and servers consulted to differentiate the browser of the person concerned from other browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and unequivocally identified by a cookie-ID.

The installation of cookies allows Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA to offer users of its site personalized services that would not otherwise be possible.