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With this data protection declaration we inform you which personal data we process in connection with our activities and activities including our https://www.biosystems.ch website . In particular, we provide information as to why, how and where we process which personal data. We also provide information about the rights of people whose data we process.

Further data protection declarations and other legal documents such as General Terms and Conditions (GTC), Terms of Use or Conditions of Participation may apply to individual or additional activities.

We are subject to Swiss data protection law and any applicable foreign data protection law, such as that of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Commission recognizes that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.

1. Contact addresses

Responsibility for the processing of personal data:

Biosystems Switzerland AG
Biosystems Switzerland AG
Hofackerstrasse 40A
CH-4132 Muttenz


We would like to point out if there are other persons responsible for the processing of personal data in individual

Data protection officer or data protection consultant

We have the following data protection officer or the following data protection consultant as a contact point for data
subjects and authorities for inquiries in connection with data protection:

Eliane Aebi
Biosystems Switzerland AG
Hofackerstrasse 40A
CH-4132 Muttenz


2. Terms and legal bases

2.1 Terms

Personal data is all information that relates to a specific or identifiable natural person. A data subject is a person about whom we process personal data.

Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, such as querying, comparing, adapting, archiving, storing, reading out, disclosing, procuring, recording, collecting, deleting, disclosing, arranging, organizing, saving, changing, disseminating , linking, destroying and using 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) describes the processing of personal data as processing of personal data.

2.2 Legal Bases

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Act on Data Protection (Data Protection Act, DSG) and the Ordinance on Data Protection (Data Protection Ordinance, DSV).

If and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, we process personal data in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:
  • Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to fulfill a contract with the data subject and to carry out pre-contractual measures.
  • Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties, provided that the fundamental freedoms and fundamental rights and interests of the data subject do not prevail. Legitimate interests are in particular our interest in being able to carry out our activities and activities in a permanent, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner and to be able to communicate about them, ensuring information security, protection against misuse, enforcing our own legal claims and complying with Swiss law.
  • Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of member states in the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to perform a task that is in the public interest.
  • Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the person concerned.
  • Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order 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 to be able to carry out our activities and activities in a permanent, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner. Such personal data can in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or edge data and usage data, location data, sales data as well as contract and payment data.

We process personal data for as long as is required for the respective purpose or purposes or by law. Personal data that no longer needs to be processed will be made anonymous or deleted.

We can have personal data processed by third parties . We can process personal data together with third parties or transfer them to third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, specialized providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection with such third parties.

In principle , we only process personal data with the consent of the person concerned. If and to the extent that the processing is permissible for other legal reasons, we can refrain from obtaining consent. For example, we can process personal data without consent in order to fulfill a contract, to comply with legal obligations or to protect overriding interests.

In this context, we process in particular information that a person concerned voluntarily transmits to us when contacting us - for example by post, e-mail, instant messaging, contact form, social media or telephone - or when registering for a user account. We can store such information, for example, in an address book, in a customer relationship management system (CRM system) or with comparable tools. If we receive data about other people, the transmitting people are obliged to ensure data protection for these people and to ensure the accuracy of this personal data.

We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, procure from publicly accessible sources or collect in the performance of our activities and activities, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.

4. Applications

We process personal data about applicants to the extent that it is necessary to assess their suitability for an employment relationship or for the subsequent implementation of an employment contract. The required personal data result in particular from the information requested, for example in the context of a job advertisement. We also process the personal data that applicants voluntarily provide or publish, in particular as part of cover letters, CVs and other application documents as well as online profiles.

We process – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – personal data about applicants, in particular in accordance with Article 9 (2) (b) GDPR .

5. Personal data abroad

In principle, we process personal data in Switzerland and in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we can also export or transmit personal data to other countries, in particular in order to process them there or have them processed.

We can export personal data to all states and territories on earth and elsewhere in the universe , provided that the law there, according to the decision of the Swiss Federal Council, provides for adequate data protection and - if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable - according to the decision of the European Commission adequate data protection guaranteed.

We can transfer personal data to countries whose law does not guarantee adequate data protection, provided data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, in particular on the basis of standard data protection clauses or other suitable guarantees. In exceptional cases, we can export personal data to countries without adequate or suitable data protection if the special data protection requirements are met, for example the express consent of the person concerned or a direct connection with the conclusion or execution of a contract. Upon request, we will be happy to provide affected persons with information about any guarantees or provide a copy of any guarantees.

6. Rights of data subjects

6.1 Data Protection Claims

We grant data subjects all rights under applicable data protection law. Affected persons have the following rights in particular:

  • Information: Affected persons can request information as to whether we are processing personal data about them and, if so, which personal data is involved. Affected persons also receive the information they need to assert their data protection claims and to ensure transparency. This includes the processed personal data as such, but also information on the purpose of processing, the duration of storage, any disclosure or export of data to other countries and the origin of the personal data.
  • Correction and restriction: Affected persons can correct incorrect personal data, complete incomplete data and have the processing of their data restricted.
  • Deletion and objection: Affected persons can have personal data deleted (“right to be forgotten”) and object to the processing of their data with future effect.
  • Data release and data transfer: Affected persons can request the release of personal data or the transfer of their data to another person responsible.

We may delay, limit or refuse to exercise data subject rights to the extent permitted by law. We can inform data subjects of any requirements that may have to be met in order to exercise their data protection claims. For example, we can refuse to provide information in whole or in part with reference to business secrets or the protection of other persons. For example, we can also refuse to delete personal data in whole or in part with reference to statutory retention requirements.

In exceptional cases , we can provide for costs for the exercise of rights . We will inform affected persons in advance of any costs.

We are obliged to take appropriate measures to identify data subjects who request information or assert other rights. Affected persons are obliged to cooperate.

6.2 Right to Complain

Affected persons have the right to enforce their data protection claims through legal channels or to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority.

The data protection supervisory authority for private data controllers and federal bodies in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner  (FDPIC).

Affected persons have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent European data protection supervisory authority if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable .

7. Data Security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security appropriate to the risk in question. 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 to HTTPS). Most browsers mark transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.

Our digital communication is subject - like basically all digital communication - to mass surveillance without cause 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 have any direct influence on the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police stations and other security authorities.

8. Use of the Website

8.1 Cookies

We may use cookies. Cookies - our own cookies (first-party cookies) as well as cookies from third parties whose services we use (third-party cookies) - are data that are stored in the browser. Such stored data need not be limited to traditional text-form cookies.

Cookies can be stored in the browser temporarily as "session cookies" or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. "Session cookies" are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a certain storage period. In particular, cookies make it possible to recognize a browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. However, permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.

Cookies can be completely or partially deactivated or deleted in the browser settings at any time. Without cookies, our website may no longer be fully available. We actively ask for your express consent to the use of cookies, at least to the extent that this is necessary.

In the case of cookies used to measure success and reach or for advertising, a general objection ("opt-out") via AdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices is required for numerous services (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).

8.2 Server Log Files

We can record the following information for each access to our website, provided that this is transmitted from 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-pages of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referrer).

We store such information, which may also represent personal data, in server log files. The information is required in order to provide our website in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and to be able 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 Pixels

We may use web beacons on our website. Tracking pixels are also referred to as web beacons. Tracking pixels - also from third parties whose services we use - are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. The same information can be recorded with tracking pixels as in server log files.

9. Notifications and Notices

We send notifications and communications via email and other communication channels such as instant messaging or SMS.

9.1 Success and Reach Measurement

Notifications and communications may contain web links or web beacons that record whether an individual communication was opened and which web links were clicked on. Such web links and tracking pixels can also record the use of notifications and communications on a personal basis. We need this statistical recording of usage to measure success and reach in order to be able to send notifications and communications effectively, user-friendly, permanently, securely and reliably based on the needs and reading habits of the recipients.

9.2 Consent and Objection

In principle , you must expressly consent to the use of your e-mail address and your other contact addresses, unless the use is permitted for other legal reasons. If possible, we use the "double opt-in" procedure for any consent, i.e. you will receive an e-mail with a web link that you must click to confirm, so that no misuse by unauthorized third parties can take place. We may log such consents, including Internet Protocol (IP) address and date and time, for evidentiary 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 also object to the statistical recording of use for measuring success and reach. Necessary notifications and notifications in connection with our activities and activities remain reserved.

9.3 Notification and Communication Service Providers

We send notifications and communications using specialized service providers.

In particular, we use:

10. Social Media

We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to be able to communicate with interested persons and to be able to provide information about our activities and activities. In connection with such platforms, personal data can also be processed outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).

The general terms and conditions (GTC) and terms of use as well as data protection declarations and other provisions of the individual operators of such platforms also apply. These provisions provide information in particular about the rights of data subjects directly vis-à-vis the respective platform, including, for example, the right to information.

11. Third Party Services

We use services from specialized third parties in order to be able to carry out our activities and activities in a durable, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner. Such services allow us, among other things, to embed features and content on our website. With such embedding, the services used record the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the users at least temporarily for technically compelling reasons.

For necessary security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use can process data in connection with our activities in an aggregated, anonymous or pseudonymised manner. It is, for example, performance or usage data in order to be able to offer the respective service.

11.1 Audio and Video Conferencing

We use specialized audio and video conferencing services to communicate online. For example, we can use it to hold virtual meetings or conduct online classes and webinars. The legal texts of the individual services, such as data protection declarations and terms of use, also apply to participation in audio and video conferences.

Depending on your life situation, we recommend muting the microphone by default and blurring the background or showing a virtual background when participating in audio or video conferences.

11.2 Advertising

We use the opportunity to display targeted advertising for our activities and activities on third parties such as social media platforms and search engines.

With such advertising, we particularly want to reach people who are already interested or could be interested in our activities and activities ( remarketing and targeting ). For this purpose, we can transmit corresponding - possibly also personal - information to third parties who make such advertising possible. 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 website to your profile there.

12. Success and reach measurement

We try to determine how our online offer is used. In this context, we can, for example, measure the success and reach of our activities and activities as well as the effect of third-party links on our website. However, we can also try out and compare how different parts or versions of our online offering are used ("A/B test" method). Based on the results of the success and range measurement, we can in particular correct errors, strengthen popular content or make improvements to our online offer.

In most cases, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individual users are stored to measure success and reach. In this case, IP addresses are generally shortened ("IP masking") in order to follow the principle of data economy through the corresponding pseudonymization.

Cookies can be used to measure success and reach and user profiles can be created. Any user profiles created include, for example, the individual pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and the – at least approximate – location. In principle , any user profiles are only created pseudonymously and are not used to identify individual users. Individual third-party services with which users are registered can assign the use of our online offer to the user account or user profile for the respective service.

  • Google Analytics: success and range measurement; Provider: Google; Google Analytics-specific information: Measurement also across different browsers and devices (cross-device tracking) as well as with pseudonymised Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, whichare only transmitted in full to Google in the USA in exceptional cases , "Privacy Policy" ,"Browser Add -on to deactivate Google Analytics» .
  • Google Tag Manager: Integration and management of other services for success and range measurement as well as other services from Google and third parties; Provider: Google; Google Tag Manager-specific information: "Data collected with Google Tag Manager" ; Further information on data protection can be found in the individual integrated and managed services.

13. Final Provisions

We can adapt and supplement this data protection declaration at any time. We will inform you about such adjustments and additions in a suitable form, in particular by publishing the current data protection declaration on our website.

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