Cookies & Privacy policy

Introduction
Versantis AG values your privacy. This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to protect and respect your personal data when you use our website.

The responsible controller of your personal data is:
Versantis AG
Technopark 1
8005 Zurich
Switzerland

e-mail: info@versantis.com 

Personal data we process
The personal data we process about you may include:

  • your name and contact details (such as name, postal address, phone number or email address) and other basic information;
  • information, such as, your IP address and other information collected from your visits to our website;
  • identification and background information provided by you or collected as part of our on-boarding process;
  • any other information relating to you which you may provide to us

How we process your personal data
We process your personal data:

  • to communicate with you;
  • to administer our relationship with you;
  • to provide and improve our services to you;
  • to provide and improve our website, including evaluation;
  • to promote our services.

Purposes for processing your personal data
We only use your personal data, if it is permissible by law. These “Permitted Uses” may include:

  • providing our services;
  • complying with legal and regulatory obligations;
  • exercising or defending of legal claims or proceedings;
  • processing that is necessary for purposes of legitimate interests of the firm or third parties including the interests set out above; and/or based on consent.

Who we share your personal data with
We may share your personal data with trusted third parties including:

  • suppliers to whom we outsource certain support services;
  • IT service providers;
  • accountants;
  • our affiliates;
  • third parties engaged in the course of the services we provide to clients.

We may also share personal data we collected from the data subject to a third party as part of a corporate business transaction such as a merger, acquisition, reorganization, joint venture, financing or sale of our assets.

For the purposes set out in this Statement and where necessary, we may share personal data with courts, regulatory authorities, government agencies and law enforcement agencies. We may also be required to disclose your personal data to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

When we share your personal data with data processors, we (contractually) ensure that they use your personal data only for the purpose, we have them for and they have to follow our instructions whilst complying with appropriate security measures.

Data collection on our website / Server log files
When visiting our website, we automatically collect and store for a limited time log data and device information. That information includes, among other things, details about how you use our website, IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information and similar information. We process that data on the basis that it is required for us to operate, maintain and improve our websites.

Handling job applications
When submitting job applications by email, personal data (as name, postal address, phone number or email address, references etc.) will be processed. By providing these personal data, your consent is given to the processing of the transmitted data in the recruiting process. We will not share these data to third parties without your consent.

Handling contact requests
When contacting us via our contact form, user details will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise. By providing your personal data, your consent to this data processing is given. We will not share these data to third parties without your consent.

Countries / regions we transfer your personal data to
If relevant and necessary, we may transfer your personal data to recipients abroad, including in countries that do not provide the same level of protection as Swiss law. We will usually do so on the basis that such a transfer is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the data subject(s), for an agreement or performance of an agreement concluded in the interest of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In particular, we may share your personal data to recipients in the European Economic Area, as there is an adequate level of data protection. You must also expect the transfer of your data to other Versantis’ affiliates or recipients in the USA. For the USA the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner published no Adequacy Decision, so we ensure that there are appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data, such in the form of the European Standard Contractual Clauses or the consent of the individual.

Protecting your personal data
We use various technical and organizational security measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Of course, despite these measures, we cannot guarantee perfect security of the networks, servers and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf. In particular, email sent to or from this website may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.

When using a service on our website, your personal data will be transmitted to us. In order for those not to fall into the wrong hands, we encrypt them using the SSL method (Secure Socket Layer). The SSL method is currently the most common and secure data transmission method on the Internet. SSL is used every time you see a small lock on your browser's status bar.

Retaining your personal data
We retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which the data is collected, and as long as we have a legitimate interest in keeping personal data, for example to enforce or defend claims or for archiving purposes and IT security. We also retain your personal data as long as it is subject to a legal retention obligation. Afterwards we will destroy or anonymize your personal data in accordance with applicable law.

Social Media

LinkedIn Plugin
Our website uses functions from LinkedIn. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit our website, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn. More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Twitter plugin
Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the website you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings. For more information on Twitter's privacy policy, please go to https://twitter.com/privacy.

Use of services by third parties
It may happen that content by third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps or graphics from other websites are included as part of this online service. This always presupposes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") detect the users’ IP address. For without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The display of these contents therefore requires the IP address. We attempt to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for content delivery. However, it is outside our sphere of influence whether third parties store the IP address for e.g. statistical purposes. 

Cookies
In order to make your visit to the website appealing and to enable the use of certain functions, the website uses so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files stored on your device (for example, mobile phone, tablet, PC). Some of the used cookies are deleted following any given browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and make it possible to recognize your browser upon your next visit (so-called persistent cookies). You can set your browser in such a way as to being informed about the placement of cookies and you can decide for yourself about their acceptance; or you can reject them by default. We hereby point out that the functionality and the comfort of use might be reduced when disabling cookies. For more information visit: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050.

Use of web fonts
These website use external fonts, i.e. Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service by Google Inc. ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts occurs via a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server, that you have visited our website. Google also stores the IP address of the browser installed on the terminal of this website’s visitor. For more information visit: https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and https://www.google.com/policies/privacy 

Your rights
You are entitled to ask for details of the personal data we hold about you and how we process it and to receive a copy of your personal data. You may also have your data rectified or deleted, restrict our processing of that information, and object to the processing of your data. You may also choose to withdraw your consent. Please note that even after you have chosen to withdraw your consent we may be able to continue to process your personal data to the extent required or permitted by law. You may also lodge a complaint in relation to our processing of your personal data with a local supervisory authority, in Switzerland with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

Contacts
All requests, questions or comments regarding this policy or our handling of your personal data should be addressed at DPO@versantis.com

Updates to this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Statement was updated in December 2021. We reserve the right to amend it from to time to reflect changing legal requirements or our processing practices. Any amendment will be included in a new version of this Privacy Statement, posted on our website and will be effective upon posting.