Privacy policy

1.       General provisions

1.1.    This privacy policy governs the modalities relating to Amvis Partners website (“Website") and subscription services (“Subscription Services") provided and maintained by Amvis Partners AG, Baarerstrasse 94, 6300 Zug, Switzerland, and its affiliates (“Amvis Partners") for its users (“Users"). This privacy policy describes in detail how Amvis Partners deals with personal data that Amvis Partners collects, processes and stores from Users on its Website and Subscription Services.

1.2.    The terms of this privacy policy are subject to any additional terms of disclaimers or other contractual terms the User has entered into with Amvis Partners such as the subscription agreement of a product, subscription to Amvis Partners online and mobile services and any applicable mandatory laws and regulations.

1.3.    By accessing this Website, the User accepts this privacy policy. If a User does not agree to this privacy policy, or any update thereof, the User shall not proceed on this Website. 

1.4.    Amvis Partners reserves the right to modify this privacy policy from time to time. The last line of this privacy policy indicates when this privacy policy was last updated.

1.5.    Please note that this privacy policy does not apply to any websites controlled by third parties not affiliated with Amvis Partners that this Website may link to. Amvis Partners is not responsible for and has no influence on the content or the privacy practices of third-party websites.

 

2.       Data protection regulations

2.1.    Amvis Partners commits to implement all necessary technical and/or organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data from any accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, deterioration, unauthorized disclosure or access and any other unlawful form of processing.

2.2.    When the Users access this Website, Amvis Partners web server uses cookies and automatically records details, including personal data, about the Users visit (i.e. IP address, the type of browser software used, the Amvis Partners Website pages that the User actually visits including the date and the duration of the visit, the User’s search queries). Please also refer to Appendix I for Amvis Partners Cookie Policy.

2.3.    In addition, Amvis Partners collects personal data which the Users provide through this Website, for example when the Users enter personal details on the subscription form (i.e. title, first name, last name, position, company, address, e-mail address, phone number) if the Users subscribe to receive Amvis Partners press releases and other publications. The recipients of such personal data within Amvis Partners are business departments/units related to client services, investor relations or public relations on a need to know basis.

2.4.    The source of such personal data originates from the information directly provided by the Users. In principle, no publicly accessible sources will be used for retrieving the categories of personal data indicated above. However, in limited cases, personal data may be sourced from PR and/or media providers, including related public websites (i.e. journalist and/or analyst contact details).

2.5.    Amvis Partners is entitled to hold and process personal data on the following lawful grounds:

a.       the processing is necessary to operate the Website and provide Subscription Services; and

b.      the processing is necessary for the Amvis Partners legitimate interests for the Purpose as defined below, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests (such as those described in section 2.2 and section 2.6 under sub-paragraphs b) and c)).

2.6.    Amvis Partners ensures that the Users personal data will only be collected, stored and processed pursuant to applicable data protection law and regulations and to the extent necessary for the purposes set out below (collectively, the “Purpose"), being to:

a.       process personal data for the performance, management and monitoring of Amvis Partners Website and Subscription Services;

b.      process personal data for marketing purposes in relation to Amvis Partners Subscription Services;

c.       process personal data derived from the use of Amvis Partners Website for technical administration, business analytics and diagnostics; and

d.      provide personal data to third party service providers engaged by Amvis Partners to provide administrative, transfer, document storage, record keeping and other functions in connection with Amvis Partners Website and/or Subscription Services.

2.7.    The Users hereby acknowledge that in the course of processing their personal data for the Purpose such data may be transferred to entities situated in or operating in countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA") including cloud services and that such countries may not have an adequate level of data protection. Such countries include jurisdictions in which (i) Amvis Partners has offices outside of EEA countries, and (ii) Amvis Partners service providers are situated and operating. However, Amvis Partners has established appropriate safeguards for such cross-border data transfers by way of an Intra-Group Data Transfer Agreement and the execution of EU model clauses as part of its standard commercial agreements with its external service providers.

2.8.    Personal data will be processed for the Purpose in a strictly confidential manner and not communicated to third parties not authorized to receive such personal data, unless disclosure of personal data is required by data protection regulation and/or regulatory authorities.

2.9.    Personal data will be stored for the Purpose as defined above as long as is necessary for the Purposes and/or necessary to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, in particular personal data will be retained during the time of the User relationship and up to ten subsequent years (subject to other (local) requirements).

2.10.The Users have the right to request access to personal data or to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing of personal data as well as the right to object to the processing of its personal data. In selected cases, the Users may also have the right to receive an electronic copy of selected personal data for further use by the Users (data portability right). Any request shall be sent to Amvis Partners data protection officer at info@amvispartners.com.

2.11.If the Users believe that Amvis Partners has violated or is violating its data protection rights under data protection regulations, where applicable, the Users have the right to lodge a complaint with a responsible data protection supervisory authority. To find a responsible data protection authority, please see http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/dataprotection-authorities/index_en.htm.

2.12.In case the Users have any questions or requests related to data protection or its personal data, please contact Amvis Partners data protection officer at info@amvispartners.com.

2.13.Just as Amvis Partners business changes constantly, this privacy policy including its appendixes may also change. Where this privacy policy changes, Amvis Partners will take appropriate steps to bring the amendment to the Users attention. To assist you, this privacy policy has an effective date set out at the end of this document.

 

3.       Choice of law and jurisdiction

3.1.    This privacy policy including appendixes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland (excluding conflict of laws provisions). Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this privacy policy including appendixes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the ordinary courts of Zug (Canton of Zug), Switzerland.

Version 1.0/ 04 September 2018