We are delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Apliqo AG, Switzerland (“Apliqo”). The use of Apliqo’s website is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if you, as a data subject, want to use special enterprise services via the website, processing of your personal data could become necessary.
Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to Apliqo via alternative means.
“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 You.
“Data Protection Laws” means the Swiss FADP (revFADP once in force) and/or the European GDPR.
“Data Subject” is an identifiable natural or legal 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 to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Personal Data” means any information relating to a Data Subject.
“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.
“Processor” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller.
“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.
“Recipient” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which Personal Data are disclosed, whether a Third Party or not. However, public authorities which may receive Personal Data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Data Protection Laws shall not be regarded as Recipients; the Processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable Data Protection Laws according to the purposes of the Processing.
“Restriction of Processing” is the marking of stored Personal Data with the aim of limiting their Processing in the future.
“Third Party” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the Data Subject (You), Controller (Apliqo), Processor and persons who, under the direct authority of Apliqo or Processor, are authorised to process Personal Data.
“Website” is Apliqo’s website www.apliqo.com.
“You” means you, the Data Subject.
Controller of Personal Data processed hereunder is:
Phone: +41 44 552 05 84
The Website offers information about its business, products and services. The Website collects a series of Personal Data and information when You or an automated system calls up the Website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files.
Collection may include (1) the device and browser types, incl. versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the time and website from which an accessing system reaches the Website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on Apliqo’s information technology systems.
Personal Data are needed (1) to deliver the content of the Website correctly, (2) to optimize the content of the Website as well as its advertisement, (3) to ensure the long-term viability of the information technology systems and website technology, (4) to evaluate, conclude and perform transactions with You (e.g. webinar attendance), (5) for billing purposes, (6) for contacting You with regard to information requested (e.g. newsletter), and (7) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Apliqo analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing its data protection and data security, and to ensure a legal level of protection for the Processing of Personal. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all Personal Data You provided.
You have the possibility to register on the Website of Apliqo (e.g. registration for webinars) with the indication of Personal Data. Which Personal Data are transmitted to Apliqo is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration (typically name, e-mail address and/or phone number). Personal Data entered by You are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by Apliqo, and for its own purposes. Apliqo may request transfer to one or more Processors (e.g. a webinar host) that also use(s) Personal Data for an internal purpose which is attributable to Apliqo.
By registering on the Website of Apliqo, the IP address – assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by You –, date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of Personal Data and other data take place against the background to prevent the misuse of Apliqo’s services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of Personal Data is necessary for security purposes. These data are not passed on to Third Parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
Your registration, with the voluntary indication of Personal Data, is intended to enable Apliqo to offer You contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question (e.g. registration for webinars).
On the Website, users might be given the opportunity to subscribe to the enterprise’s newsletter. In case of subscription, Apliqo will store the e-mail address until unsubscription from the newsletter.
If You contact Apliqo by e-mail, Personal Data transmitted by You are automatically stored. Such Personal Data transmitted on a voluntary basis by You to Apliqo are stored for the purpose of Processing or contacting You.
Apliqo shall process and store Personal Data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or for any period necessary to achieve legal requirements, e.g. for bookkeeping or audit purposes, or for procedural reasons (e.g. court proceeding).
Apliqo and Processors may process Personal Data abroad, i.e. in European or non-European countries. The contractual terms are based on the standards of the European Commission (also recognised in Switzerland) according to Article 6(2) lit a FADP (Article 16(2) lit. d in combination with Article 19(4) revFADP; Transfer Abroad and Guarantees), corresponding to Articles 13(1) lit. f and 14(1) lit. f in combination with Article 46(2) lit. c GDPR.
Currently, Apliqo has appropriate data protection agreements in place with the following Processors:
Based on Personal Data obtained via the Website, Apliqo may Process Personal Data from the following Third Parties, if and to the extent You have a contractual relationship with such Third Party (e.g. account):
The Website includes content from various third party providers (e.g. LinkedIn, Youtube). This content enables the Apliqo’s web user to enjoy content from those platforms on the Website or simply to share its content on the relevant social media networks.
When browsing the Website, if content from third party providers’ is displayed as part of the Website, a connection to the servers of the third party provider is automatically established. Personal Data about Your visit to the Website, in particular the IP address, will be transmitted to this third party provider. Therefore, if signed in to that third party’s account at the time the Website is visited (for example, with a Facebook or Google account), that third party may detect the access to the Website. You authorise Apliqo to share this information with the Third Party that hosts Your third party account.
Please note that the information regarding the purpose and scope of Processing by such Third Parties, as well as the rights and setting options, are provided by such Third Parties.
The Website uses functional and third party non-functional cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.
Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate Your individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.
If You wish to avail yourself to any of the following rights, he or she may, at any time, contact Apliqo.
a) Right of confirmation
You shall have the right granted by the Data Protection Laws to obtain from Apliqo the confirmation as to whether or not Personal Data concerning You are being Processed.
b) Right of access
You shall have the right granted by the Data Protection Laws to obtain from Apliqo information about Your Personal Data stored at any time and a copy of this information:
Furthermore, You shall have a right to obtain information as to whether Personal Data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, You shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
c) Right to rectification
You shall have the right granted by the Data Protection Laws to obtain from Apliqo without undue delay rectification of inaccurate Personal Data concerning You. Taking into account the purposes of the Processing, You shall have the right to have incomplete Personal Data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
You shall have the right granted by the Data Protection Laws to obtain from Apliqo the erasure of Your Personal Data without undue delay, and Apliqo shall have the obligation to erase Your Personal Data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the Processing is not necessary:
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and You wish to request the erasure of Personal Data stored by Apliqo, you may, at any time, contact Apliqo. Apliqo shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with.
Where Apliqo has made Personal Data public and is obliged to erase Personal Data, Apliqo, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers Processing Personal Data that You have requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those Personal Data, as far as Processing is not required. Apliqo will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
e) Right of Restriction of Processing
You shall have the right granted by the Swiss or European legislator to obtain from Apliqo Restriction of Processing where one of the following applies:
f) Right to data portability
You shall have the right granted by the Swiss or European legislator, to receive Your Personal Data, which was provided to Apliqo, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You shall have the right to transmit (have transmitted, where technically feasible) those Personal Data to another controller without hindrance from Apliqo to which Personal Data have been provided, where (i) the Processing is based on Consent or on a contract, and (ii) the Processing is carried out by automated means. This right does not apply to the Processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in Apliqo.
g) Right to object
You shall have the right granted by the Data Protection Laws to object, on grounds relating to Your particular situation, at any time, to Processing of Your Personal Data.
Apliqo shall no longer process Personal Data in the event of an objection, unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate or legal grounds for the Processing which override the interests, Your rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If Apliqo processes Your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, You shall have the right to object at any time to Processing of Your Personal Data for such marketing. This applies to Profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If You object to the Processing for direct marketing purposes, Apliqo will no longer process Personal Data for these purposes.
In addition, You have the right, on grounds relating to Your particular situation, to object to Processing of Your Personal Data by Apliqo for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes, unless the Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including Profiling
You shall have the right granted by the Swiss or European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing, including Profiling, which causes legal effects concerning You, or similarly significantly affects You, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between You and a Apliqo, or (2) is not authorised by Switzerland, the Union or Member State law to which Apliqo is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard Your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on Your explicit Consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between You and a Apliqo, or (2) it is based on Your explicit Consent, Apliqo shall implement suitable measures to safeguard Your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of Apliqo, to express Your point of view and contest the decision.
i) Right to withdraw data protection Consent
You shall have the right granted by the Swiss or European legislator to withdraw Your Consent to Processing of Your Personal Data at any time.
Article 13(1) FADP (Article 31(1) revFADP; Consent of the Data Subject), corresponding to Article 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for Processing operations for which Apliqo obtains Consent for a specific Processing purpose. If the Processing of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which You are a party, for example, when Processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the Processing is based on Article 13(2)(a) FADP (Article 31(2) lit. a revFADP; Processing directly related to the conclusion, or the settlement, of a contract), corresponding to Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR.
The same applies to such Processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning Apliqo’s products or services. If Apliqo is subject to a legal obligation by which Processing of Personal Data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the Processing is based on Article 13(1) FADP (Article 31(1) revFADP; Obligation to process by law), corresponding to Article 6(1) lit. c GDPR. Apliqo reserves the right to store Personal Data pursuant to Article 13(1) FADP (Article 31(1) revFADP; Legitimate interest), corresponding to article 6(1)(f) GDPR), based on misuse, non-payment, or similar legitimate reasons, to refuse concluding any future contracts with You, or to conduct legal proceedings.
Finally, Apliqo group entities may also process Personal Data pursuant to Article 13(1) FADP (Article 31(1) revFADP), corresponding to Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR, e.g. to carry out business in favour of the well-being of all its employees and the shareholders.
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of Personal Data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding Personal Data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract or legitimate interests.
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). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that You provide Apliqo Personal Data, which must subsequently be processed by Apliqo. You are, for example, obliged to provide Apliqo with Personal Data when signing a contract for products and services.
The non-provision of Personal Data would have the consequence that the contract with You could not be concluded. Before Personal Data are provided by You, You must contact Apliqo. Apliqo shall clarify to You whether the provision of Personal Data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide Personal Data and the consequences of non-provision of Personal Data.
Apliqo does not use automatic decision-making or Profiling.
Due to the further development of the Website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You will be informed about the changes.
 Under the Swiss FADP until coming into force of revised law (BBl 2020 7639), approx. September 2023.
 Under the Swiss FADP until coming into force of revised law (BBl 2020 7639), approx. September 2023