Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement for Business Associates


Schweizer Electronic AG Data Privacy Statement for Business Associates

The protection of personal data of our contact persons (hereinafter “our contacts”) with customers, distribution partners, suppliers and partners (hereinafter “Business Associates”) is an important concern of Schweizer Electronic AG, Einsteinstrasse 10, 78713 Schramberg, Germany, and its subsidiaries (collectively “Schweizer”). For this reason, Schweizer Electronic AG processes personal data in conformity with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data and data security.


1. Data categories, purpose of processing and legal basis

Within the scope of co-operation with Business Associates, Schweizer processes personal data for the following purposes:

• communication with business partners on products, services and projects, e.g. When processing enquiries from Business Associates;
• planning, execution and administration of (contractual) business relations between Schweizer and Business Associates, e.g. to process orders for products and services, collect payments, for accounting, billing and debt collection purposes and to carry out deliveries;
• carrying out customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analyses, competitions, contests or similar campaigns and events;
• maintaining and safeguarding the safety of our products and services as well as our website, preventing and detecting security risks, fraudulent behaviour or other criminal or malicious acts;
• complying with (i) legal requirements (e.g. retention obligations under tax and commercial law), (ii) existing obligations to conduct compliance screenings (to prevent white-collar crime or money laundering) and (iii) Schweizer guidelines and industrial standards; and
• settling legal disputes, enforcing existing contracts and asserting, exercising and defending legal claims.

For the purposes mentioned above, Schweizer may process the following categories of personal data:

• contact information, such as first and surnames, business address, business telephone number, business fax number and business e-mail address;
• payment data, such as information required to process payment transactions or to prevent fraud, including credit type information and card verification (checksum) numbers;
• Further information required to be processed within the scope of a project or a contractual relationship with Schweizer or voluntarily provided by our contact persons, such as orders placed, enquiries made or project details;
• information gathered from publicly available sources; and
• where information is necessary on relevant legal proceedings and other litigation in which the Business Associates are involved.

The processing of personal data is necessary to achieve the above-mentioned purposes, including the performance and execution of (contractual) business relations with the Business Associate. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) letters b) and f) of the General Data Protection Regulation or the express consent given (Article 6 (1) letter a) of the General Data Protection Regulation of our contact person.

If the personal data mentioned are not made available or cannot be collected by Schweizer, the individual purposes described may not be achieved.


2. Responsible entity (Controller) within the Company

Unless otherwise agreed, Schweizer Electronic AG, Einsteinstrasse 10, 78713 Schramberg, represented by the Management Board members Nicolas-Fabian Schweizer and Marc Bunz, is the responsible entity (Controller) for the collection, use and processing of their personal data.


3. Transmission and forwarding of personal data

Schweizer may transfer personal data to companies associated with Schweizer Electronic AG for the above-mentioned purposes, but only if this is necessary for fulfilment thereof.

In certain cases, Schweizer may transfer personal data to courts, supervisory authorities or law firms if this is legally permissible and necessary in order to comply with applicable law or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Schweizer cooperates with service providers (so-called order data processors), such as service providers for IT maintenance services. These service providers only act in accordance with Schweizer’s instructions and are contractually obliged to comply with the applicable data protection requirements.

The recipients described above may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area (“Third Countries”), in which the applicable law does not ensure the same level of data protection as in your home country.

In this case, Schweizer will take measures to ensure suitable and reasonable guarantees for the protection of personal data elsewhere/by other means.

• For this reason, we will pass your personal data on to Schweizer subsidiaries in third countries only if they have implemented the Schweizer data protection management system for the protection of personal of personal data.
• No personal data are transmitted to recipients outside the Group in third countries unless they guarantee the same data protection standard as Schweizer Electronic AG.


4. Storage periods

If no explicit storage period is specified during the collection (e.g. within the scope of a declaration of consent)), your personal data will be erased if these are no longer needed to fulfil the purpose of storage, unless statutory storage or retention obligations (e.g. under commercial and tax-related storage obligations) prevent such erasure.


5. Revocability of declarations of consent given

If our contact has given consent to process his or her personal data, he or she has the right to revoke the consent given at any time with effect for the future, i.e. the revocation will not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out on the basis of consent given prior to the revocation thereof. Upon revocation, Schweizer may process the personal data only to the extent that Schweizer can rely on some other legal foundations for processing purposes. The process of handing over business cards implicitly constitutes consent in the above sense.


6. Right to information, rectification, erasure or limitation of processing of your personal data, right of objection and right to data portability.

According to applicable data protection law, our contact may have the right:
(i) to request confirmation as to whether Schweizer processes his or her personal data and to receive information about the personal data processed by Schweizer as well as other details,
(ii) to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data,
(iii) to request the erasure of the personal data processed by Schweizer,
(iv) to request limitation of processing of personal data,
(v) To receive personal data provided by or contact in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request that the personal data be transmitted to a third party, or
(vi) to object to the processing of personal data of our contact by Schweizer.


7. Contacts

Schweizer’s data protection organisation provides support in all matters relating to the topic of data protection. Complaints may also be lodged with Schweizer’s data protection organisation and the rights referred to in No. 6 may be asserted.

The data protection organisation of Schweizer Electronic AG can be contacted at

The responsible data protection officer of Schweizer Electronic AG is:

Thomas Brüstle
Schweizer Electronic AG
Einsteinstrasse 19
78713 Schramberg, Germany

Schweizer always endeavours to address enquiries and complaints received via the above-mentioned channels and to remedy these accordingly. In addition to the above-mentioned contact options at Schweizer, you can also contact the responsible data protection supervisory authority at any time.

The data protection authority responsible for Schweizer AG is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Postfach 10 29 32 70025 Stuttgart
Königstraße 10a, 70173 Stuttgart