Terms and Conditions of Use

I. Introduction

The Centre ASSAL SA website is hosted by infomaniak.

Centre ASSAL SA takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to know which data we collect, store and process. We comply with the requirements of the applicable laws on data protection.


II. Who is in charge of data protection?

Centre ASSAL SA is responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data in accordance with the data protection laws. Please send any questions or requests you may have regarding this data protection statement to the following address:


III. Which data do we collect and process and for what purposes?

a. Generally

In theory, we only process our users’ personal data to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and to supply our content and services. The processing of our users’ personal data is carried out lawfully and only after the user’s consent has been obtained. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is authorized by law.

We process your data for various purposes, which can be grouped under the following categories:

  • Services: Centre ASSAL SA records and processes your personal data for the purposes for which you have voluntarily provided us with this data as part of our service provision activities.
  • Communication: Centre ASSAL SA records and processes personal data for the provision, administration and implementation of communication with customers by mail, telephone and electronic communication methods. This also includes the organization and the conducting of market research and opinion polls.
  • Analysis: The use of the website can be recorded and analyzed in a personalized or anonymous way depending on your needs and interests (please also see below, under cookies or web analysis). We use evaluation tools to provide you with targeted information about products or services (see below). Additionally, Centre ASSAL SA may combine and analyze this data with other data from Centre ASSAL SA, in particular for marketing purposes.
  • Direct marketing: We seek to avoid unnecessary advertising by analyzing user behavior for individualized and bespoke direct marketing purposes. We therefore reserve the right to process your data for the sending of individualized and bespoke advertising and the adaptation of offers on our web pages, in applications for mobile devices, e-mail marketing or on our various channels on web platforms or social media.
  • Statistics: Centre ASSAL SA carries out statistical evaluations based on anonymous user data. This should help continuously improve our website and our services. 


b. Activity and usage data

Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the IT system of the visitor’s computer.

The following information is collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) User's operating system
(3) User's Internet service provider
(4) User's anonymous IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
(7) Websites accessible by the user's system via our website
(8) Language and country settings
(9) Site data


c. Personal data that you make available to us online

This may be data that you send to us, for example by filling out online forms or registering, for example by ordering newsletters or other information documents or installing applications. Your last name, first name, date of birth or age, gender, address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, photos and video recordings on our premises, photos you provide to us, customer numbers, means of payment and language preferences are all part of this personal data. When you register or place an order, we inform you of the type, scope and purpose of the data processing involved, the data retention period and your rights if you wish to object, and refer you to this data protection statement.


d. Personal data in connection with communications

By phone, fax, e-mail, voice messages, text messages (SMS), picture messages, video messages or instant messaging. If you contact us through the suggested contact options, your contact details and content will be recorded and may be used to process and answer your request. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. If you leave a contribution or comment on this website, your IP address as well as the date and time of registration will be recorded. This helps the website operator ensure security: If your text breaks the law, the operator will need to trace it back to your identity.


IV. Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the web browser or by the web browser on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored in the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters, allowing for the unique identification of the browser when the website is visited again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Certain aspects of our website require the identification of the visiting browser, even after moving to another page. The following data is stored and transmitted in cookies:

  • Login info
  • Information about the type of browser and the version used
  • The user's operating system
  • The user's Internet service provider
  • The user's anonymous IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
  • Websites accessible by the user's system through our website
  • Language and country settings
  • Site data

We also use cookies on our website to make it possible to analyze the user's browsing behavior. The following data can therefore be transmitted:

  • Search terms used
  • Frequency of site visits
  • Use of website features
  • Search results

By accessing our website, the user is informed that cookies are used for analytical purposes and their consent to the processing of personal data used in this context is collected. In this context, reference is also made to this data protection statement. The use of interactive offers is only possible with cookies.

The purpose of using strictly necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some aspects of our website are not available without the use of cookies. For this, the browser must be recognized, even after moving to another page. Analytical cookies are also used to improve the quality of our website and its contents. Analytical cookies provide information about how the website is used and thus enable us to continuously optimize our website and services.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer, from where they are then transmitted to our site. Therefore, as a user, you also have full control of the use of cookies. You can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all the website’s features to their full extent.


V. How do we use web analysis technologies?

We use so-called web analysis and/or tracking technologies in order to constantly improve our online offer. Depending on the providers of the web analysis tool, their servers may be located abroad. Please also see "Disclosure of your data” below

We mainly use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To deactivate Google Analytics, Google provides a browser plug-in at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text data stored on your computer, which allow for the analysis of your use of websites, see above. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a server of Google Inc. in the USA and stored there (including your IP address).

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide other services related to website and Internet use. Google may pass this information on to third parties, when required by law or insofar as this data is processed by third parties on Google’s behalf. Google will under no circumstances combine your IP address with other data from Google and will only transmit it to us in an anonymous form.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by specifically changing the settings of your browser software, but we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

Google complies with the provisions of the "Privacy Shield" agreement and is registered with the United States Department of Commerce's "Privacy Shield" program, and uses the information collected to evaluate and report on the use of our website and to provide us with other related services. You can find out more at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. By using this website, you consent to the processing by Google of data concerning you in the manner described above and for the purpose mentioned above.


VI. Social media

a. We use the LinkedIn social network to share our work and our news. Each social network has its own guidelines governing the processing of your personal data when you visit its pages.

If you have any doubts or questions about the use of your personal data, you should carefully read the data protection policies for these services before using them.

b. Plug-ins from various providers such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ are included on our web pages. The plug-ins are identified by the logo of the provider in question and can be presented as Like, Google+ or Twitter buttons (as an example, you’ll find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/).

When you visit our web pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the social network provider. The corresponding provider receives the information that you have visited our website, along with your IP address. We draw your attention to the fact that we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by the respective providers. The purpose and scope of the collection and further processing of your data by the provider as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the providers’ data protection information.


VII. Disclosure of your data

By using this website and its services, the user hereby declares that they accept that their data are sent to other group companies and processed by them. This communication may take place not only to achieve the stated objective, but also for the presentation of the group accounts, the drafting of reports, the optimization of IT performance and marketing purposes. In this context, Centre ASSAL SA ensures compliance with the principles of the Swiss data protection law or an equivalent level of protection abroad. Whether the user's data is recorded and/or processed by Centre ASSAL SA itself or by other companies belonging to the group, their employees are only authorized to view or process the data in as far as this is necessary to carry out their tasks within the group company involved.

We may also forward your personal data to third parties in order to use the technical or organizational services we need to achieve the stated purposes or our other business activities. Our service providers are bound by contract to process the personal data exclusively on our behalf and according to our instructions. We also require our service providers to comply with technical and organizational measures guaranteeing the protection of the personal data. If the service providers are located in countries in which the applicable laws do not provide for a level of personal data protection comparable to Swiss law, we will contractually ensure that the service providers involved comply with the Swiss levels of data protection.

We may also disclose your personal data if we are obliged or believe it necessary to do so to comply with applicable laws and regulations, with regard to legal proceedings, at the request of the courts and the relevant authorities or because of other legal requirements in order to protect and defend our rights or our property.


VIII. How long will my data be stored?

All stored personal data will be deleted immediately and permanently as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, when the user contract is terminated or when you request it, unless Centre ASSAL SA is obliged by law to retain it. However, aggregated or anonymous data which does not make it possible to identify the user may also be used for internal purposes.


IX. How do we protect your data?

We have introduced various technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection provisions are complied with both by us and by the external service providers who work for us.

In the case of the unencrypted transmission of data over an open network (for example when you send messages or other information to us), the data may be read, modified or destroyed by unauthorized third parties. Any transmission of data from or to the website is therefore undertaken at the user's own risk.


X. What are my rights?

You have the right to request information at any time on any stored personal data that concerns you. Additionally, at any time you can ask the body involved to rectify, transfer, partially or completely delete and block individual personal data, provided that there is no legal retention obligation. You also have the right to appeal to the relevant data protection supervisory authority under certain conditions. You may also exercise your right to object to data processing at any time, without giving any reasons for this. 

Your consent to the provision of information and advertising via the newsletter or your subscription to other services can be revoked at any time in the corresponding newsletter or via other registration pages or by writing to the following e-mail address: contact@centre-assal.ch.


XI. How is this statement updated?

We may change or update parts of this data protection statement without notice. In the event of any significant changes, you will be informed accordingly. Please consult our data protection statement to be informed of any changes or updates.


XII. Contact information for questions and comments regarding data protection

Questions relating to data protection can be sent to the following address: contact@centre-assal.ch.