Protecting personal data is a central concern for Primopus. Please use the contact details below to get in touch whenever you have questions regarding your personal data; we will respond to every enquiry as soon as possible.
We, Primopus AG, Rothausstrasse 61, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland (hereafter “Primopus”, “we”, “us” or “our”) are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal data that is provided to us or collected by us on our website and in connection to our services. We store and process personal data in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act (“DPA”) and, to the extent applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
The data controller, the legal entity responsible for the processing of your personal data, is:
Email address: Contact@primopus.com
When using our website, contacting us or engaging in business with us, we collect the following personal data about you:
• Email address
• First name and last name
• Phone number
• Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
• Job title
• Company affiliation
• Billing information
• Purchase orders
• Content of communication with us / your enquiries
• Usage Data
Usage data is collected automatically when using our website.
Usage Data may include information such as your Device’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, ee may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access our website by or through a mobile device.
If you apply for a job with us or recruiting event with us you may need to share personal data with us such as your full name, email address, phone numbers, the country you live in, a brief description of why you think you would be the best candidate for this role and a CV (which may include diplomas, professional experiences, evaluation tests and reports, criminal records, family situation, any disability requiring special arrangements of the workplace).
We collect and process your personal data as described in the following.
When you visit our website or access our website through a mobile device, we collect your usage data.
We collect this personal data about you so that we can offer website content and provide products and services that are offered via the website as well as to ensure that the website loads accurately and to analyze the usage of our website. In such cases, the legal basis for the processing is fulfilment of a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)b GDPR and our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)f GDPR.
We also collect personal data to prevent fraudulent behavior and use web security providers to execute such actions.
We process personal data to manage your registration as a user of our website. The personal data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the website that are available to you as a registered user.
We use the personal data we collect about you for the performance of our contractual obligations (including contacting you, executing purchase order, delivering the products, items or services you have ordered, sending you invoices for the products, items or services you have purchased, accounting, tax purposes etc.) if you are a customers of ours and for the development of our products as well as to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements in our field of expertise.
We process personal data if you contact us or to contact you by email, telephone, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as our Business Enquiry Form on our website.
The legal basis for processing your personal data for these purposes is our legitimate interest in answering your requests (article 6(1)(f) GDPR) or our contractual obligations (article 6(1)(b) GDPR).
We provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
Our main legal basis for these processing purposes is your consent pursuant to 6(1)(a) GDPR or our existing business relationship and therefore, our legitimate interest to conduct business as long as your interest in the protection of your personal data does not override our interests pursuant to article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
We may use or share your personal data to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal data held by us about you may be among the assets transferred.
On our website, we use the social plugin of LinkedIn, which you can recognize by the respective icon, placed on our website. If you interact with this social network, e.g., if you click on the icon on our website, the information collected by the social plugin will be forwarded and your visit recognized by LinkedIn.
Social plugins generally are not automatically activated. However, if you have an account with LinkedIn and are logged into your account, when clicking on the respective icon on our website, LinkedIn may connect this information with your profile.
For more information on how our social media partner processes personal data they collect about you, please refer to their respective privacy policies and notices.
If you apply for a job or a recruiting event with us, we need information from you, especially personal data including sensitive personal data.
We may also use this information to carry out checks to verify the information you provide, if you provide references for such purposes.
The legal basis for these processing purposes is our legitimate interest in recruiting new employees pursuant to article 6(1)(f) GDPR and, in case the application is successful, the conclusion and performance of a contract pursuant to article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Where we need to collect information required for your employment and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to further consider your employment.
If your application gets rejected, Primopus will delete your personal data after the retention period of twelve months within the decision, or, with your consent, until the regular retention period of the applicable law.
Please note that personal data which we receive for recruitment reasons, may be transferred to our majority shareholder located in the United Kingdom.
We may also process your personal data to the extent we have a legal obligation (article 6(1)(c) GDPR) to do so or to defend, exercise or establish a legal claim which is in our legitimate interest (article 6(1)(f) GDPR). Such other purposes may be data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our website, products, services, marketing and your experience.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
Your personal data is processed at the operating offices of Primopus in Switzerland and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Switzerland or other governmental jurisdictions where the data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction. Such transfers of your personal data take place if you apply for a job with us and your personal data is shared with our majority shareholder in the United Kingdom. [Furthermore, personal data is occasionally shared with our financial accountants based in India.]
The United Kingdom provides an adequate level of data protection. [The transfer of your personal data to India for accounting purposes is based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses which include the necessary amendments under Swiss data protection law.] In exceptional cases, we may rely on your explicit consent or transfer your personal data abroad if it is necessary for the performance of contract, establishment, exercise, or enforcement of legal claims or overriding public interests.
With other users: When you share Personal Data or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
The protection and security of your personal data is important to us. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data.
We have put in place technical and organizational security measures to hold your personal data securely in electronic and physical form, to protect it from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
Our employees and third-party service providers who have access to confidential information (including personal data) are subject to confidentiality obligations.
We will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
Your personal data is deleted when the retention period of the applicable law expires, unless we have an overriding interest in keeping it longer (e.g., if we need the data to for a court proceeding).
You have the right to:
In case you have provided your consent to the collection, processing, and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your personal data for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so.
Please note, that we may refuse or limit to grant these rights for legal reasons or based on data protection legislation, in which case we will provide the reasons for our decision as required by law.
In general, you will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your individual rights. However, we may charge a fee for access to your personal data if the relevant data protection legislation allows us to do so, in which case we will inform you as required by law.
If you believe that we have not handled your query or concern to your satisfaction, or that the processing of your personal data may be in breach of the applicable law, you may file a complaint with the competent data protection authority. In Switzerland this is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (www.edoeb.admin.ch)
Our website or services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that personal data from our servers.
If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data and your country requires consent from a parent or guardian, we may require their consent before we collect and use your personal data.
Last Updated: [5th September 2023]