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Bisnode processes your personal data solely in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. The applicable regulations, and specifically the Swiss Data Protection Act, are incorporated in all information services of Bisnode.

Purpose and scope of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement describes which personal data we collect when you use the Bisnode Site, how we collect this data and for which purposes Bisnode uses this data and discloses it to any third party.

By using the Bisnode Site, you agree to Bisnode collecting, using and sharing your personal data.

How we use the data we collect

When you visit a Bisnode Site, or request or use services (e.g. the newsletter) offered on a Bisnode Site, we collect personal data about you. In addition, we store information on any e-mails and attachments you open together with e-mails. We use this personal data in order to improve the quality of the products and services we offer to our customers, and to administer the address data of companies and individuals with whom we maintain business relations.

The Privacy Policy of Bisnode D&B Switzerland Ltd. applies to the collection and use of further personal data.

Security of data transmission

Please note that data transmitted via an open network, such as the Internet, or via an e-mail service, can be viewed by anyone. Information transmitted via the Internet (such as online forms), as well as contents received online may in some circumstances be transmitted via networks by third-party providers. Bisnode cannot provide any warranty for the confidentiality of messages or documents transmitted via such open or third-party networks.

If you disclose personal information via an open or third-party network, you should be aware that your data may be lost or a third party may potentially gain access to this data and, consequently, collect and use this data without your consent. While in many cases the individual data packages are transmitted in an encrypted format, the names of the sender and recipient are not. Even if both the sender and the recipient reside in the same country, data transmission across such networks frequently also occurs, without monitoring, via third-party countries, including countries that may not afford the same level of data protection as the country in which you are resident. We do not assume any responsibility for the security of your data during transmission via the Internet and we do not assume any liability whatsoever for direct and indirect losses. We request that you use other means of communication, should you consider this necessary or reasonable for security reasons.

The personal data you transmit is protected by encryption methods that meet the latest security standards. In spite of extensive technical and organisational security measures, data may be lost or intercepted and/or manipulated by unauthorised persons. Bisnode implements appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to prevent this from occurring within the Bisnode system. However, your computer is outside of the security area controlled by Bisnode. Therefore, as the user it is your responsibility to inform yourself of the required security precautions and implement appropriate measures in this regard. Bisnode does not assume any liability whatsoever for damage you might incur as a result of data loss or manipulation.

We may transmit data you provide in online forms to third-party companies for the purpose of processing orders.

Sharing personal data

We use the personal data of our customers or former customers solely for the abovementioned purposes and we only share this data with third parties with the consent of the data subject or to the extent that this is permitted or required by law. If we believe that certain products or services might be of interest to you, we will share your personal information with affiliated companies of Bisnode, provided this is permitted by the applicable laws.

To the extent permitted by law, we may also share this information with companies providing services on our behalf. These service providers are obliged to treat this information as confidential and to use it solely for the purposes for which this information has been provided. Certain countries have stricter data protection regulations; therefore, in those countries your personal data must not be shared with other individuals or companies, including affiliated companies.

Protection of your personal data

Access to personal data is restricted to those employees, agents and third parties who need to know this information for the purpose of providing products and/or services.

We use physical, electronic and process-specific security measures to protect personal data. This includes the use of firewalls, personal passwords as well as encryption and authentication technologies.

We store your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws as well as any legal obligations to preserve records, for as long as this is required. On request we will notify you in writing whether we store any personal data about you and, if so, which data we store. If, in spite of our efforts to ensure that the data we store is accurate and up-to-date, any of the information is inaccurate, we will rectify this at your request.

Data protection regulation for applicants

Here you can find our data protection regulation for applicants.

Cookie notice

The Bisnode Site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser when you visit our website. You browser sends the cookie back to us the next time you click one of our pages. The cookie contains a serial number, which enables us to see whether several successive website visits originated from the same computer. The cookie does not contain any personal data and does not enable us to identify a specific person.

We primarily use cookies in order to reliably determine the number of visitors to our website and the duration of each visit. To do so, we use a statistics program on our web server.

If you do not wish to agree to the use of cookies, you can set your browser to decline cookies. You can also change your browser settings to let you decide in each individual case whether to accept cookies or not. In this case, a dialogue box appears each time a server wants to store a cookie on your computer, asking you whether you want to accept the cookie or not.

If you don’t accept cookies, we cannot guarantee that all pages on the Bisnode Site will function properly.

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