Privacy and cookie notice

This notice is provided by Comfone AG („Comfone“, or „we“, or „us“), Nussbaumstrasse 25, 3000 Bern 22, Switzerland. We are the controller or processor of your personal data, collected through our Websites. We recognize that you entrust important personal information to us, and we wish to assure you that we take seriously our responsibilities in protecting and safeguarding this information.

In this Privacy Notice, we describe the practices we follow to ensure the data protection rights of all visitors and users to our Websites. At Comfone, we strive to uphold fair and lawful data protection practices at all times, carefully reviewed to protect your data privacy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

Comfone does not collect any sensitive personal data unless legally required to do so. Exceptions are for example data required for recruitment purposes. In that situation, Comfone will collect for example sensitive personal data such the social security number, family data, criminal records or certifications about the financial situation of a candidate. Comfone strives to protect the confidentiality and security of all data it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited on a “need to know” basis and policies and procedures are in place, designed to safeguard the personal data from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

UNSUBSCRIBE

Comfone gives you choices regarding the collection and use of your personal data. If you are registered for any Comfone related updates through our Website and do not wish to receive future communication, please visit our unsubscribe page.

SECURITY OF DATA TRANSFER

All data transfer between the web browser and Comfone’s web server is secured by https protocol.
This applies as well to tools used by Comfone which contain online forms.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Our Website sometimes contains links to third party Websites that are not governed by this Privacy Notice. Comfone takes on no responsibility regarding how personal data of users is used on third-party servers. Please review the Privacy Notice of each third party Website linked from our Website to determine their use of your personal data.

PROTECTION, PROCESSING AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA

Comfone stores user data in the business portal Pulse. In addition, a 3rd party marketing tool is in place. A synchronization process ensures that user information in the 3rd party tool will be deleted as soon as it will be deleted in the central database of Pulse.

DATA AMENDMENTS AND RETENTION

We store the necessary data collected from visitors to our Website in order to provide the required service and for marketing purposes. Once the service is completed, all personal data will be deleted in accordance with Comfone’s Data Retention Policy.
User activities will be logged for a maximum of 3 months. After this time, user information will automatically be anonymized in the audit log.

COOKIES

Comfone collects information automatically using “cookies”. A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that a Website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your device as a tag that distinguishes your computer but does not identify you. We use cookies for various purposes, for example, to facilitate the use of the Comfone Website, to collect information for statistical and analytical purposes, and for security purposes. Some cookies may expire when the session ends and you exit your browser but other cookies may remain stored on your device.

We also use other technologies for similar purposes, such as “HTML5 Local Storage” and “Local Shared Objects (LSOs)”. We use such technologies for authentication, track keeping and for storing your preferences. If you prefer to disable our use of such technologies, you can configure your browser accordingly. Some sections of our Website may then not be accessible anymore.

DELETION OF COOKIES

A USER may opt-out of cookies (and the use of this website) at any time, by deleting the cookies that Comfone sets by the site. This can be done via the settings of the individual’s internet browser, by deleting cache, browsing history and cookies.

HYPERLINKS

This Site may contain hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or monitored by Comfone. These other websites are not subject to this Policy and Comfone is not responsible for their content or for the policy they apply to the treatment of personal data. The use of these links will be at each individual’s own risk.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Comfone is using the following tools in the website.

Tool Purpose Provider Privacy Consent
Google AMP Accelerated Mobile Pages Google Inc. Opt-out
Google Analytics Web Analytics Google Inc. Opt-out
Google Maps Branch Locator Google Inc. Opt-out
LinkedIn Insight Tag Tracking Conversions LinkedIn Corporation Opt-out

WEB-BEACONS

Comfone occasionally advertises on third party Websites. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we use visitor identification technology such as “web beacons,” or “action tags,” which count visitors who come to our Website after being exposed to a Comfone banner ad on a third party Website. This technology does not access your personal data but we use it only to compile aggregated statistics about the visitors of our Website and to measure the effectiveness of our banners.

QR CODES

As soon as you scan our QR Code, the third party provider of our QR Codes may collect certain basic information from your mobile device (such as your mobile device identifier and IP address). The third party provider processes this information on our behalf for providing anonymized statistical reports about users of the QR technology on our behalf.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

You may wish to participate in blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by Comfone (“Social Media Platforms”) that we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. Comfone cannot be held liable if you share personal data on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by other users.

SOCIAL PLUG-INS

We use so-called “social plug-ins” of various social networks, for example LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube. Plug-ins are functionalities of the respective social network through which you can share or recommend content of our Websites with your social media contacts. You can identify social plug-ins by the logo of the respective social network.

By using the integrated social plug-ins, you inform the social network operators that you have selected our Website. If you at the same time logged into any of the social networks, the operator will be able to match your relevant selections with your account at the respective social network. Moreover, if you interact with social plug-ins and the relevant information is forwarded to the respective social network. Even if you are not a member of any of the social networks, it may be possible for social network providers to find out your IP address through the social plug-in and store it. For details on the purpose and scope of data processing, collection and use by the social networks we are using, and on your rights and optional settings in this context, please refer to the social networks’ privacy notices.

You can deactivate any or all social plug-ins. To deactivate data transfer through social plug-ins, please adjust the security settings of your web browser.

SOCIAL NETWORKS USED BY COMFONE:

Platform Provider Link to the Privacy Policy
LinkedIn Microsoft Corp. https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Twitter Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/de/privacy
YouTube YouTube (Google) https://www.youtube.com/about/policies

CHILDREN

We acknowledge the special importance of protecting children’s (minors under 18 years) personal data, especially in an online environment, and we do not collect or store any children’s data.

CHANGED TO THIS POLICY

Comfone may change this policy statement at any time as required by law and business purposes.

DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS AND COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

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