This policy addresses the questions you may have on how we process your data and explains how and why we use your information.
2. Which personal data do we collect?
LuerChem will only collect the personal data we need and are legally allowed to process. We collect selected personal data of consultants, vendors, prospective clients and others who interact with us. This includes information such as names, email and postal addresses, telephone numbers, mobile telephone numbers, company information and other elements you may provide in the email you address to us.
3. How do we collect the personal data?
Information you give us directly:
LuerChem will collect the personal data you voluntarily give us if you choose to contact us through the contact form or via e-mail address provided on the Website.
Information automatically collected upon your using our website:
Cookies are small data files placed onto your computer or mobile device when you access the Internet. We only use non-identifying cookies on our website.
If you wish to restrict or block cookies, you should review your browser settings. Please see below information:
Information from third parties:
We may receive information about you from third parties such as LinkedIn or Twitter if you choose to engage with us via such social media platforms.
4. Our use of the personal data
As a general rule, your personal data will not be used for any other purpose than those for which they were voluntarily provided to us.
Your personal data may be used in the following ways:
If you have contacted us via the contact details provided on our website, we will use the information you have provided, including your e-mail address, to respond to your inquiry.
Your personal data may also be used for technical purposes, including to ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer and for statistical purposes.
We may use your personal data in the following ways:
- To reply to your requests
- To keep in touch with you
- To manage operations
- To ensure compliance with applicable laws
5. Sharing your personal data?
We will not share your personal data with any other company or third party without your consent, except in the following circumstances (each as permitted by applicable law, in particular, with regard to a transfer out of the EEA, as applicable):
- As set out in this Policy
- If we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or other legal obligation, or in response to a valid request from a law enforcement agency
- To protect the security or confidentiality of our records and systems
- In special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this personal data is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights, or
- In the event that we sell or transfer all, or any portion of LuerChem, or its assets (including - in the event of any reorganization, dissolution or liquidation) we reserve the right to transfer your personal data to the relevant acquirer, successor, or beneficiary, or any appropriate combination of them.
We operate globally and may have a need to transfer certain personal data to countries outside the EEA, which do not provide an adequate level as required under the Swiss Data Protection Law or General Data Protection Regulation.
In such cases, we ensure that appropriate protection measures are in place to safeguard your personal data.
6. Protecting your personal data
We place great importance on the security of personal data in our possession and take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.
Nevertheless, the transmission of information over the Internet or by other methods is never completely secure. While we take appropriate precautions to protect personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our website or through other means. Therefore, any transmission is at your own risk.
7. Our basis for the personal data processing
Organizations need a lawful basis to collect and use personal data. Currently applicable laws allow for six ways to process personal data. Four of these are most relevant to the way in which LuerChem collects and uses personal data:
- Your consent (e.g. when you send us an email or use our contact forms)
- To meet our contractual obligations (e.g. when you become a client)
- To meet a legal obligation (including reporting and other regulatory compliance purposes)
- Our legitimate interests (including general administration and operational management, distribution of information, provision of services, research, events management).
If you would like to amend the extent we use your personal data, please get in touch with us using the details found below.
8. How long do we keep personal data?
We keep your personal data for as long as it’s necessary in connection with for the purpose for which it has been collected or legally required. Such information will be minimized to ensure we only keep what is necessary. When your information is no longer required we will ensure that it is disposed of in a secure manner.
9. Your rights
Data protection laws provide you certain rights. If you are a resident of the European Union or Switzerland, you have the right to request access to your personal data. You may also have the right to request that your personal data be corrected or erased, to object to its processing or to have access to it restricted. You also have the right to receive a copy of your personal information or to have your personal information sent to another entity. We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity before disclosing information requested to you or processing your request.
WTC Geneva II,
Route de Pré-Bois 29,
1215 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: + 41 22 782 73 05
We may periodically revise or update this policy to reflect changes in our practices or in the law. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal data we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly. We encourage you to regularly visit this section of our website to review any changes that may have been made.
Effective: May 10, 2019