With the privacy statement, we would like to inform you about data processing in connection with our range of services.
Our range of services is subject to Swiss data protection law as well as, if and insofar as it is applicable, non-Swiss data protection law such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The EU recognises that Swiss data protection law provides appropriate data protection.
Pursuant to Article 13 of the Swiss Constitution and the governmental regulations on data protection (Swiss Data Protection Act, DSG), everyone is entitled to the protection of their privacy and the protection of their personal data against misuse. We comply with these provisions.
Processing personal data
Personal data is all data relating to a particular or identifiable person. A data subject is a person whose personal data is being processed. Processing refers to any handling of personal data, irrespective of the means and procedures used, in particular keeping, disclosing, obtaining, erasing, storing, altering, destroying and using personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law.
We also process personal data in accordance with the following legal basis, if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable:
- Art. 6 Para. 1(a) GDPR for processing personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- Art. 6 Para. 1(b) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to fulfil a contract with the data subject and to carry out appropriate precontractual measures.
- Art. 6 Para. 1(c) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject in accordance with applicable EU law, if the need arises, or the applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is fully or partly applicable, if the need arises.
- Art. 6 Para. 1(d) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
- Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to preserve our legitimate interests or those of third parties, insofar as this does not override the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. In particular, legitimate interests are our business interests in being able to provide our website, information security, asserting our own legal claims and complying with Swiss law.
Collecting and using personal data
The AIAG collects personal data when you register for membership or fill in a form, because you have provided us with the data or have visited our website. The data collected may include your contact details as well as certain personal information (such as age or gender) or data regarding your job, employment status and education/training.
The AIAG collects personal information for processing in the following areas:
- AIAG membership administration
- Sharing information about AIAG activities
- Developing and organising AIAG events
- Administration of contacts and relationships
Personal data is treated as confidential and is neither sold to nor passed on to third parties.
Rights of data subjects
Data subjects whose personal data we process have rights in accordance with Swiss data protection law.
Data subjects whose personal data we process, if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable, can exercise the following rights:
- Obtain information about your stored personal data;
- Amend incorrect personal data;
- Erase the data we have stored about you provided we are not obliged or entitled by applicable law to keep your data;
- Restrict the processing of your data provided we are not yet allowed to erase it due to statutory obligations;
- Object to us processing your data;
- Data portability provided you have given us your consent to process your data or concluded a contract with us.
Data subjects whose personal data we process have the right to appeal to a member of an appropriate supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
Access data/server log files
We work in close cooperation with our hosting providers to do our all to protect the databases as successfully as possible against third-party access, loss, misuse and fraud.
When accessing our website, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and generally transmitted information about the operating system and browser. This usage data forms a basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations that enable us to identify trends that we can use to help improve our website content.