Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Mar 4, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016

Privacy Statement

Protecting your personal data is a top priority for us. This also applies to data generated when browsing our web pages, or personal details you entrust us with when using our services.

This is why we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the guidelines for the protection of such personal data,.
This Privacy Statement has come into effect in January 2016; further updates may be required from time to time to adapt any changes in the legal framework, or to reflect modifications related to technical progress, or the methods or processes used.

  1. Definition of Personal Data
    “Personal data” is defined as individual details (data) regarding the personal or factual circumstances of an identified (or identifiable) natural person. Details which cannot be traced to yourself as a person (for example, due to anonymity, or if a pseudonym has been used) do not qualify as personal data.
  2. Collection, Processing, Storage and Disclosure of Personal Data
    2.1 Each visit to our public website is recorded in a log, including such data as the IP address currently used by yourself, time and date of the visit, browser type, the operating system of your PC, and the pages you looked at. It is, however, not possible for us to relate this data to any specific person. We use this data for the purposes of statistical analyses, which are conducted within a short timeframe, and which are anonymous, in order to allow us to continuously improve our service offer and our website. Once these analyses have been carried out, the data is deleted. In no circumstances will we use this data for analyses related to individuals.
    2.2 Certain areas of our websites are only accessible to registered users. By completing and submitting the online registration form, the user confirms that the given data are complete and/or the questions were truthfully answered. Further, the user declares by submitting the completed online form to expressly concur with the automatic processing of the registration data by Partners for Sustainability AG and that it may be passed on in the internal organization and processed, forwarded and used in the same respective manner. We require these details to provide such services, and to protect both you and us against unauthorized use. In line with all client data we handle, such details provided by you are shielded by strict data protection rules. Such data will only be used for the purposes designated by you, and will be deleted once they are no longer needed for such purposes. Furthermore Partners for Sustainability AG uses the information only to improve the quality of services that Partners for Sustainability AG would like to offer its clients. Partners for Sustainability AG employs physical, electronic and procedural securities to protect personal information including firewalls, individual passwords, encryption and authentication technologies.
    2.3 Partners for Sustainability AG does not use the data for any other purpose other than the one stated above and does not give any personal information about clients or former clients to third parties, with the exception of the client’s consent or in the case that the information is otherwise authorized or legally requested. Partners for Sustainability AG stores personal information for the required time frame in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
  3. Cookies
    3.1 For its operation, our website requires the use of “cookies” – small text files transferred from the website to your PC’s hard disk. Internet browsers are generally configured to automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies, however, alternatively, you can set your browser to alert you in the event of a cookie being transmitted, or to prompt you to accept each cookie individually.
    3.2 A “session cookie”, storing information relevant to the current session (including login to protected areas, acceptance of disclaimers, etc.), will be generated and maintained throughout your visit to our website. The session cookie will be deleted automatically when you leave our website.
    3.3 Permanent cookies may be used to store your preferred settings. In this way, your chosen options will be preserved for your next visit. Although permanent cookies will not be deleted automatically when leaving our website, you can remove them at any time. (Note that your chosen settings will be lost in this case.)
  4. Google Analytics
    4.1 Our websites may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the Google cookie relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
    4.2. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information in an anonymous form (aggregated) about how visitors use the website, for example, the number of page views, how visitors have arrived at the website, and the number of visits. So Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website for us, to compile reports on the website activities for us, and to provide other services associated with use of the website and use of the internet. The purpose is to help us improve the usability of the website. The information generated through your website usage is redirected to and stored by Google Inc. IP addresses are stored, but cannot be distinguished individually.
    4.3 Google may also transmit this information to third parties, if required by law or to the extent third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google cannot link IP addresses with other data held by Google.

5 Google AdSense
5.1 It may be the case that our advertising partner Google may set a cookie as part of internet-based ads to carry out traffic analyses or target advertising displays to the interests of the user. As the user, you may decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google at
5.2 Partners for Sustainability AG does not assume responsibility or liability for any data processing by Google.

  1. Links to Third-party Websites
    Our websites may contain third-party content or links to third-party websites. These content and links are provided solely for your convenience and information. Partners for Sustainability AG has no control over, does not assume any responsibility for and does not make any warranties or representations as to, any third-party content or websites, including but not limited to, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness. Partners for Sustainability AG shall have no liability for third-party content or websites or websites linking to or framing our websites.