Thank you for visiting Forctis AG Website or interacting with us using our multiple online channels (e-mail, Twitter, Telegram or Medium). At Forctis we understand that protecting the privacy of visitors to our website is very important.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We treat your personal data according to laws of the EU, of Switzerland and other applicable local laws which regulate the storage, process, access and transfer of personal information.
Please note that by using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
1. How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our company or if you register to receive any informational product (such as, but not limited to, presentations, newsletters or leaflets) from us.
2. What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address and information regarding what pages are accessed, and when.
3. How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered by you and us;
- Seek your views or comments on any information provided through our website;
- Notify you of changes to our website and other relevant company information;
- Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you; and
- Process a job application.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or if is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
4. Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
When we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that we are required to do by law (for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime) or to comply with applicable regulations, such as KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) procedures. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to any third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have explicitly requested us to do so.
However, we may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all our business and assets to any third party, or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or as said above, if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation. In such case, we will take every step to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
5. Your choices
You have a choice about whether you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us, please select the relevant box(es) situated on any form on which we may collect said information.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by e-mail, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. Furthermore, we will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.
You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us. When required, personal information requests through online forms in our Website or by other means will be made in a clear language so that you understand the reasons for our request(s). You will always have the chance to deny supplying us with said information, although, in such cases, we might be prevented from offering you specific content or services.
6. How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your personal information is important to us, and you have the right, if you deem it necessary, to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. However, we may charge CHF 15 to cover our costs in providing you with this information.
7. Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal or other sensitive information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. To do so, sensitive information will always be processed through a secure internet connection, to ensure the data is encrypted and protected.
All data stored by Forctis AG is held in a fully protected environment. We ensure that any data held by us is monitored internally against unauthorised access, destruction, loss or manipulation.
Non-sensitive details (such as your e-mail address, etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
The only circumstance when we may use your personal information is to detect and reduce fraud, to comply with KYC or AML regulations or when otherwise required by law.
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10. Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.
11. Transferring your information outside of Europe
Our data is backed up in EU or Swiss data centres that are GDPR compliant. However, as part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or Switzerland. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to those in the EU and Switzerland. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU or Switzerland in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU or Switzerland, your information may be transferred outside the EU or Switzerland.
12. How to contact us
You can always approach us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing (by post) to the address indicated below.
The lapse of time to provide you with a response cannot be guaranteed, but we will attempt to respond all queries within 48 to 72 hours from the date of reception of the request in writing.
13. Review of this Policy