With this data privacy declaration, we inform you which personal data we process in connection with our activities and operations, including our www.bontique.ch-website. In particular, we provide information on what for, how and where we process personal data. We also provide information about the rights of persons whose data we process.
We are subject to Swiss data protection law and any applicable foreign data protection law, such as in particular that of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Commission recognises that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
1. Contact addresses
Responsibility for the processing of personal data:
We point out if there are other persons responsible for the processing of personal data in individual cases.
Data protection representation in the European Economic Area (EEA)
We have the following data protection representation pursuant to Art. 27 of the GDPR. The data protection representation serves as an additional point of contact for supervisory authorities and data subjects in the European Union (EU) and the rest of the European Economic Area (EEA) for enquiries in connection with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
VGS Datenschutzpartner UG
Am Kaiserkai 69
2. Terms and legal basis
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed.
Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, collection, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and 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) refers to the processing of personal data as the processing of personal data.
2.2 Legal basis
We process personal data – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f 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 prevail. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our interest in being able to carry out our activities and operations permanently, in a user-friendly, secure and reliable manner and to communicate about them, the guarantee of information security, protection against misuse, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of Member States in the European Economic Area (EEA).
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a task which is in the public interest.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- – Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
3. Nature, scope and purpose
We process the personal data that is required in order to be able to carry out our activities and operations in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. In particular, such personal data may fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, sales data and contract and payment data.
We process personal data for the period of time necessary for the relevant purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer required is anonymised or deleted.
We may have personal data processed by third parties. We may process personal data jointly with third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, specialised providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection for such third parties.
As a matter of principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, for example to fulfil a contract with the data subject and for corresponding pre-contractual measures, to protect our overriding legitimate interests, because the processing is evident from the circumstances or after prior information.
In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily and self-submits to us when contacting us – for example, by letter, email, 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 with comparable tools. If you transmit data about other persons to us, you are obliged to ensure data protection vis-à-vis such persons and to ensure the accuracy of such personal data.
We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly accessible sources or collect in the course of our activities and operations, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.
We process personal data about applicants to the extent that it is necessary for assessing their suitability for an employment relationship or for the subsequent implementation of an employment contract. The necessary personal data results in particular from the information requested, for example in the context of a job advertisement. We also process personal data that applicants provide voluntarily, in particular as part of cover letters, CVs and other application documents.
5. Personal data abroad
We basically process personal data in Switzerland and in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we may also export or transfer personal data to other countries, in particular in order to process it or have it processed there.
We may export personal data to all states and territories on earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that the law there ensures adequate data protection according to the assessment of the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) or according to the decision of the Swiss Federal Council and – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – according to the decision of the European Commission.
We may transfer personal data to countries whose law does not guarantee adequate data protection, provided that data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, in particular on the basis of standard data protection clauses or with other appropriate guarantees. Exceptionally, we may export personal data to countries without adequate or appropriate data protection if the special data protection requirements are met, for example the express consent of the data subjects or a direct connection with the conclusion or performance of a contract. We will be happy to provide data subjects with information about any guarantees or a copy of any guarantees on request.
6. Rights of data subjects
Data subjects whose personal data we process have the rights under Swiss data protection law. These include the right to information as well as the right to correction, deletion or blocking of the personal data processed.
Data subjects whose personal data we process may – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – request confirmation free of charge as to whether we are processing their personal data and, if so, request information about the processing of their personal data, have the processing of their personal data restricted, exercise their right to data portability and have their personal data corrected, deleted (“right to be forgotten”), blocked or completed.
Data subjects whose personal data we process may – if and insofar as the GDPR applies – revoke consent they have given at any time with effect for the future and object 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 Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
7. Data security
We take suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data security appropriate to the respective risk. Unfortunately, however, we cannot guarantee absolute data security.
Our website is accessed using transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers indicate transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.
Our digital communication – like all digital communication in principle – is subject to mass surveillance without any reason or suspicion, as well as 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.
8. Use of the website
Cookies can be stored in your browser temporarily as “session cookies” when you visit us or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. Cookies make it possible in particular to recognise your browser the next time you visit 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 used for performance and reach measurement or for advertising, a general objection (“opt-out”) is possible for 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).
8.2 Server logfiles
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 amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referer or referrer).
We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. The information is necessary to provide our website in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.
8.3 Tracking pixel
We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels – including those from third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. Pixel counters can be used to collect the same information as server log files.
9. Notifications and messages
We send notifications and communications by email and through other communication channels such as instant messaging or SMS.
9.1 Success and reach measurement
Notifications and messages may contain web links or tracking pixels that record whether an individual message has been opened and which web links have been clicked on. Such web links and tracking pixels may also track usage of notifications and communications on a personal basis. We need this statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement in order to be able to send notifications and messages effectively and in a user-friendly manner based on the needs and reading habits of the recipients, as well as permanently, securely and reliably.
9.2 Consent and objection
As a matter of principle, you must expressly consent to the use of your e-mail address and other contact addresses, unless such use is permitted for other legal reasons. For any consent, we use the “double opt-in” procedure where possible, i.e. you will receive an e-mail with a web link that you must click to confirm so that no misuse by unauthorised third parties can take place. We may log such consents including Internet Protocol (IP) address, date and time for evidence and security reasons.
In principle, you can object to receiving notifications and communications such as newsletters at any time. With such an objection, you can at the same time object to the statistical recording of use for performance and reach measurement. This is without prejudice to necessary notifications and communications in connection with our activities and operations.
9.3 Service provider for notifications and messages
We send notifications and messages with the help of specialised service providers.
10. Social Media
We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to communicate with interested persons and to provide information about our activities and operations. In connection with such platforms, personal data may also be processed outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
11. Services from third parties
We use third party services to enable us to carry out our activities and operations in a durable, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services may also be used to embed content on our website. Such services require your Internet Protocol (IP) address, otherwise the corresponding content cannot be transmitted.
For their own security, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may process data related to our activities and operations in an aggregated, anonymised or pseudonymised manner. This is, for example, performance or usage data. We use in particular:
- Google services: Provider: Google LLC (USA) / Google Ireland Limited (Ireland) for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland; General information on data protection: “Privacy and security principles“, data protection statement, “Google is committed to complying with applicable data protection laws“, “Privacy guide in Google products“, “How we use data from websites or apps on or in which our services are used” (information provided by Google), “Types of cookies and other technologies used by Google“, “Personalised advertising” (activation / deactivation / settings).
11.1 Digital infrastructure
We use third party services to provide us with the digital infrastructure we need in connection with our activities and operations. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from specialised providers.
In particular, we use:
- Google Cloud including Google Cloud Platform (GCP): storage space and other infrastructure; Google Cloud-specific providers: Google LLC (USA) for users in the USA / Google Ireland Limited or Google Commerce Limited (both Ireland) for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland (see “Google Contracting Entity” for providers in other countries); Google Cloud-specific privacy disclosures: “Privacy Resource Center“, “Privacy“, “Compliance Resource Center“, “Trust and Security“.
11.2 Contact possibilities
We use third party services to better communicate with you and others such as customers.In particular, we use:
- bexio: Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Provider: bexio AG (Switzerland); Information on data protection: Data protection declaration, “Cloud and data security“, “10 burning questions about data security“.
11.3 Audio and video conferences
Depending on the life situation in which you participate in an audio or video conference, we recommend that you mute the microphone by default and blur the background or have a virtual background superimposed.
We use in particular:
- Microsoft Teams: platform for audio and video conferencing, among other things; provider: Microsoft Corporation (USA) / Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (Ireland) for users in the European Economic Area (EEA), in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland; information on data protection: “Data protection” (“Microsoft Trust Center”), data protection statement, “Data protection at Microsoft“, “Data protection and Microsoft Teams“.
11.4 Online collaboration
We use in particular:
- Miro: whiteboard platform; provider: RealtimeBoard Inc. (USA); information on data protection: data protection declaration, “Trust in Miro” (“Miro Trust Center”).
11.5 Social media functions and social media content
We use third party services and plugins to embed features and content from social media platforms and to enable sharing of content on social media platforms and in other ways. In particular, we use:
11.6 Audiovisual media
We use third party services to enable the direct playback of audiovisual media such as music or videos on our website.
In particular, we use:
- YouTube: Videos; Provider: Google (among others in the USA); YouTube-specific information on data protection: “Data Protection and Security Centre“, “My data on YouTube“.
We use third party services to embed selected fonts as well as icons, logos and symbols on our website.
In particular, we use:
- Google Fonts: Fonts; Google Fonts-specific privacy statements: “What does using the Google Fonts API mean for the privacy of my users? (“What does using the Google Fonts API mean for the privacy of my users?”).
We use the possibility of displaying targeted advertising for our activities and operations on third parties such as social media platforms and search engines.
With such advertising, we would like to reach in particular people who are already interested in our activities and operations or who might be interested in them (remarketing and targeting). For this purpose, we may transmit corresponding – possibly also personal – information to third parties that enable such advertising. We can also determine whether our advertising is successful, i.e. in particular whether it leads to visits to our website (conversion tracking).
Third parties with whom we advertise and where you are registered as a user may be able to assign the use of our online offer to your profile there.
We use in particular:
- Google Ads: search engine advertising; Google Ads-specific privacy disclosures: advertising based on, inter alia, search queries, using different domain names – in particular doubleclick.net, googleadservices.com and googlesyndication.com – for Google Ads, “Advertising” (Google), “Why do I see a certain ad?”.
12. Extensions for the website
We use extensions to our website to provide additional functionality. In particular, we use:
- Google reCAPTCHA: Spam protection (distinguishing between wanted comments that come from humans and unwanted comments from bots as well as spam); Google reCAPTCHA-specific privacy information: “What is reCAPTCHA? (“What is reCAPTCHA?”).
13. Success and reach measurement
We use services and programs to determine how our online offering is used. For example, we may measure the success and reach of our activities and operations and the impact of third party links to our website. But we can also, for example, test and compare how different versions of our online offer or parts of our online offer are used (“A/B test” method). Based on the results of the performance and reach measurement, we can in particular correct errors, strengthen particularly popular content or make improvements to our online offer.
When using services and programs for performance and reach measurement, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individual users must be stored. IP addresses are always shortened in order to comply with the principle of data economy through the corresponding pseudonymisation and to improve the data protection of visitors to our website (“IP masking”).
When using services and programs for performance and reach measurement, cookies may be used and user profiles may be created. User profiles include, for example, the pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and the – at least approximate – location. As a matter of principle, user profiles are only created pseudonymously. We do not use user profiles to identify individual visitors to our website. Individual services with which you are registered as a user may be able to assign the use of our online offer to your profile with the respective service.
In particular, we use:
- Google Analytics: Success and reach measurement; Google Analytics-specific information on data protection: Measurement also across different browsers and devices (cross-device tracking) as well as with pseudonymised Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are only transmitted in full to Google in the USA in exceptional cases, “Data protection“, “Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics“.
- WordPress.com Stats: Erfolgs- und Reichweitenmessung; Anbieterinnen: Automattic Inc. (USA) / Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd. (Irland) für
14. Final provisions
We can adapt and supplement this data protection declaration at any time. We will inform about such adaptations and additions in an appropriate form, in particular by publishing the respective current data protection declaration on our website.