Every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. Dobmann Consulting GmbH takes the security of your data and the protection of your privacy very seriously. We make every effort to comply with the applicable data protection regulations and to process your data in accordance with the law. Your personal data will be treated strictly confidential. In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect the databases as well as possible from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification. Below you will find all the information about what data we collect and how or for what we use it.
The processing of your data is based on the Data Protection Act. First and foremost, your data will be processed in direct connection with the conclusion or execution of a contract (Art. 31 para. 2 lit. a DSG) as well as credit rating and collection efforts (Art. 31 para. 2 lit. c DSG). The various retention periods are based on our legitimate interests, in particular for evidentiary purposes (Art. 31 para. 1 DSG). The duration is based on the respective applicable legal provisions.
Personal data categories
We process various categories of personal data. In particular, these are:
- Contact details (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail)
- Customer detail information (e.g., projects, contracts, project stakeholder data);
- Financial data (e.g. data on bank details, accounting data);
- Website data (e.g. IP address, date and time of use, browser information, usage analytics).
- Information on marketing services (e.g. newsletter management);
- Employee data (e.g. salary, social security data);
- Application data (e.g. curriculum vitae, diplomas, certificates, reference information);
- Data from public registers (e.g. debt collection registers, creditworthiness directories, commercial registers)
Purpose of data processing
In connection with our activities as a consulting company, we process personal data for various purposes. Your personal data will be processed non-exhaustively for the following purposes:
Conclusion and execution of the contractual relationship
First and foremost, your personal data will be processed in connection with the conclusion and execution of contractual relationships with customers and business partners. This includes all services offered by us as well as individually agreed services, in particular the provision of consulting services.
We process your personal data in order to be able to contact you and third parties via means of communication (e-mail, telephone, letter). If you contact us by e-mail, you agree that we may reply to you by the same means. Please note that it cannot be excluded that third parties can view unencrypted e-mails. Any liability in this context, if possible, excluded.
Marketing and advertising services
We process your personal data for marketing and advertising purposes, for example in connection with the sending of a newsletter.
We process your personal data for administrative purposes. This includes mainly the processing for billing and accounting or other related administrative services. We also reserve the right to obtain additional data from third parties if this seems appropriate to us. This is mainly for credit assessment and fraud prevention.
Website operation and analysis
When our websites are accessed, data is stored in log files. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations, so that trends can be identified, which we can use to improve our offers accordingly. We then process your data as technically necessary to establish the connection you have requested and to deliver the requested content.
Disclosure of personal data
We treat your personal data strictly confidential. However, your personal data may be disclosed to third parties if:
- You have given your consent to this,
- die Verarbeitung zur Abwicklung eines Vertrags mit Dir erforderlich ist,
- processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
- the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.
In order to fulfill your order, we may disclose your personal data to order processors in the following categories:
- Communication Service Providers;
- Accounting, auditor, trustee, financial services manager;
- Experts, reference information, partner companies;
- Amtsstellen, Inkasso, Gerichte, Rechtsvertreter;
- Cloud services.
Except by agreement with you, we only work with order processors who provide sufficient data protection and data security guarantees in accordance with the contract or data protection declaration or who are subject to confidentiality obligations.
Your data will be processed in Switzerland and abroad. The data processing, in particular the data locations, are limited as far as possible to Switzerland, member states of the European Union and the EEA, as well as countries with an adequate level of protection. If we transfer data to a country without an adequate level of data protection (e.g. USA), we will ensure an adequate level of protection as provided by law by using appropriate contracts or rely on the legal exceptions.
Duration of processing
We store your data as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or in accordance with the retention periods under tax and commercial law. After the respective purpose ceases to apply or this period expires, we delete or anonymize your data if you have not consented to its further processing and use.
Your data subject rights
As a data subject, you have various rights in connection with our data processing. You can request information about your stored data and its processing at any time, have incorrect personal data corrected, arrange for the deletion of your personal data, restrict the data processing of your personal data - insofar as we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations -, object to the data processing or request the transfer of your personal data to other responsible parties. When you contact us, we reserve the right to identify you (e.g. with a copy of your ID card).
Our response will be sent electronically if the information is available. Otherwise you will receive the information that we do not process any data about you. Your inquiry and our response will be stored for two years and then deleted. For evidence purposes, your inquiry will remain recorded in the log (only with name, date and type of completion) during the general statutory period of limitation.
If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. Furthermore, you can file a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time.
As with any connection to a web server, the server of our web hosting provider Hostpoint in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, logs and stores certain technical data. This data includes the IP address and the operating system of your device, the data, the access time, the type of browser and the browser request including the origin of the request (referrer). This is necessary for technical reasons in order to provide you with our website. Hostpoint protects this data from unauthorized access using technical and organizational measures and does not pass it on to third parties. Insofar as we process personal data in the process, we do so based on our interest in offering you the best possible user experience and ensuring the security and stability of our systems.
You can contact us directly using the contact form available on our website. The personal data you provide to us will be processed by us and stored for the completion of your request. By using the contact form, you consent to the processing of the personal data provided by you.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system about your computer and your connection to the Internet. Cookies do not contain any personal data, but in connection with personal data that has already been collected (by us or by third-party providers), it may be possible to link them to individuals.
After our best efforts, the IP anonymization takes effect. The IP address of the user is shortened, which eliminates the personal reference of an IP address.
Third-party plugins and services
Our website uses plugins and services from third-party providers to recognize website visitors, evaluate their behavior and recognize preferences, as well as to make the functionality of the website as visitor-friendly as possible. Detailed information about the individual data processing can be found in the respective privacy statements of the third-party providers. Our website uses the following services and plugins:
This website uses the service "Google Analytics", which is offered by Google Inc. to analyze the website usage by users. The service uses "cookies" - text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
You have the option of using a browser plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Here you can find more information about data usage by Google Inc: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
Data transfer to the USA
Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated on our website. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in the sense of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing operations.
Dobmann Consulting GmbH
5040 Schöftland Switzerland
Data protection officer
Federal Privacy and Public Information Commissioner:
3003 Bern Switzerland
The data protection declaration is regularly adapted to changes in factual or legal circumstances. The currently published version is always binding at: https://dobmannconsulting.ch/en/privacy