Thank you for your interest in our company. It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Definitions of terms
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one 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 to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting its future processing.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
The controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Swiss law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for under Swiss law.
A processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Swiss law are not considered recipients.
j) Third party
A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process the personal data.
Consent is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Dritter ist eine natürliche oder juristische Person, Behörde, Einrichtung oder andere Stelle ausser der betroffenen Person, dem Verantwortlichen, dem Auftragsverarbeiter und den Personen, die unter der unmittelbaren Verantwortung des Verantwortlichen oder des Auftragsverarbeiters befugt sind, die personenbezogenen Daten zu verarbeiten.
Name and address of the data controller
The controller within the meaning of the Swiss directives and regulations when enacting the Data Protection Act (DSG) and the Data Protection Ordinance (DSV) and other provisions of a data protection nature is the:
Dog Promotion GmbH
+41 43 333 92 72
Cookies / SessionStorage / LocalStorage
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
Collection of general data and information
The website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be recorded, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore analysed by us both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Contact via the website
Due to legal regulations, the website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.
Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the Swiss legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the Swiss legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to obtain confirmation from the person responsible for processing as to whether personal data concerning him or her is being processed. If a data subject would like to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
b) Right to information
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to obtain free information from the person responsible for processing at any time about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the Swiss legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data that are processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
- if possible, the planned period for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that period
- the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to this processing
- the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
- if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject
The data subject also has the right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject would like to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
c) Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject would like to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to request that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning him or her immediately if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
- The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing.
- The personal data was processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Swiss law to which the person responsible is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered.
If one of the reasons mentioned above applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data that is stored deleted, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee will ensure that the deletion request is complied with immediately.
If the personal data has been made public and our company as the controller is obliged to delete the personal data, we will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, to other data controllers who process the published personal data, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs , to inform that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data from these other data controllers, to the extent that the processing is not necessary. The employee will take the necessary measures in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to request that the person responsible restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to the processing and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data that is stored, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
f) Right to data portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which the data subject has provided to a person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit these data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data were provided, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the person responsible.
Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons .
To assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact us at any time.
g) Right to object
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e or f GDPR, to lodge an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims .
If we process personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to processing for direct advertising purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.
To exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any employee directly. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, [notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC] to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which has legal effects on them or similarly significantly affects them, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) is permissible under Swiss law to which the person responsible is subject and these laws require appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) takes place with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or performing a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it is based on the data subject's express consent, we will take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the person concerned, which includes at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the person responsible, to express one's own point of view and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject would like to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the Swiss legislator to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject would like to exercise their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
Legal basis for processing
[DSG and DSV] serve our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the provision of a service or consideration, the processing is based on. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, the processing is based on. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the above-mentioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by Swiss law.
Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing is based on personal data, our legitimate interest is to conduct our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
Duration for which the personal data is stored
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline has expired, the relevant data will be routinely deleted unless it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate the contract.
Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We would like to clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be concluded.
Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the non-provision of the personal data would have.
Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.