Swiss Financial Services AG and any of its affiliated entities (“SFS”, “us” or “we”) appreciates your interest in our company and our services. Your privacy is important to us. It is a major concern for SFS that your personal data is treated in a responsible manner and in compliance with legal requirements. We take precautions, such as implementing robust technical and organizational security measures including password encryptions, ﬁrewalls, authentication technologies, access management, employee awareness-raising and training. You will be contacted at any time that your personal data has been breached or compromised so as to protect your personal data. All data collected will be retained only as long as required.
SFS is committed to complying with applicable data protection laws and regulations as they may apply to entities of SFS and the SFS Services offered including General Data Protection Regulation” “GDPR”), the Data Protection Act of the Cayman Islands and the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection and its implementing ordinances (“FADP”) and thus ensuring the protection and confidentiality of your personal data.
For certain purposes such as for regulatory requirements and/or other uses of SFS Services, we may collect personal data, to the extent legally permitted, from the following sources:
We may collect personal data from you in your capacity as a Data Subject in the context of our current or potential business relationship or when using SFS Services.
Personal data may be provided to us by an organization or legal entity that is a Business Partner of SFS if you are a representative of such Business Partner or otherwise linked to our Business Partner as a Data Subject.
Personal data that is necessary for the facilitation of SFS Services may be transmitted to us via technical infrastructure (for example, via our website, via forms completed by you, or via collaborations with financial or information technology providers).
We may collect personal data from third parties, such as authorities (for example, sanction lists), providers of risk management, search information or intelligence solutions (for example, Worldcheck), (credit) rating agencies, information offices, , analytics providers, as well as from SFS affiliated entities.
We may collect personal data that is publicly available (for example, public register information, public social media platforms, debtor directories, land registers, commercial registers and registers of associations, the press and the Internet).
The categories of personal data processed may include the following:
Master data, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number and other contact details, date of birth, gender, nationality, , partner type data (employed / self-employed), identification data (for example, passport or ID, driver’s license number, social security number), authentication and certification data (such as specimen signature), contract related data (for example, business/account and contract number, and other account and contract information).
Technical data, such as IP addresses, browser plug-in types and versions, cookies, internal and external identifiers, logging data, record of access and changes, content accessed by the website user including relevant meta data (for example, time and date of access).
Other data comparable with the above categories, whereby personal data may also be related to third parties (for example, family members, beneficiaries, beneficial owners, authorized representatives, or advisors who might also be affected by the data processing), and other data transmitted to us if you or a third party voluntarily provides personal data (for example, by completing a registration form or comment field, registering for a newsletter or using certain services).
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our web server, analyzing data, providing administrative assistance, and providing other services. These other companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any third party.
SFS may from time to time aggregate certain information about the demographics or use of the website. Such information is in aggregate form and not at the individual level.
Links and References to Third Parties
The SFS website contains informative links to other third-party sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those web sites. We do, however, encourage our partners to adopt privacy policies similar to this one.
Updating the Privacy Statement
If we decide to update our privacy statement at SFS, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.
This overall privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the entire Swiss Financial Services Group ("SFS") website. At SFS, we respect your privacy and have taken strong steps to protect your privacy online as outlined in this page.