The Website is property of SUN bioscience SA, registered in the Commercial Register under number CHE-397.201.012, and with the legal address EPFL Innovation Park, Building D, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. SUN bioscience is the controller when processing personal data, pursuant to and in accordance with the Federal Act of 19 June 1992 on Data Protection (FADP) and, if applicable, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Simply accessing the Website gives the person who accesses it the status of Website user (hereinafter, the “User”).
Processing personal data when visiting SUN bioscience website
When Users interact with SUN bioscience through the Website or Social Media platforms, SUN bioscience receives personal data related to them. SUN bioscience is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of their data. Therefore, SUN bioscience ensures appropriate security as well as compliance with the relevant principles laid out in the Swiss law and, if applicable, in the EU law (GDPR).
- Website encryption
The Website uses encryption for privacy and security reasons, as can be recognized through the browser’s address bar being changed to https:// and the lock icon in the address bar. The data Users submit to SUN bioscience cannot be read by third parties if encryption is enabled.
- Informational use of Website
In case of mere informational use of the Website, when the user does not provide SUN bioscience with any information or personal data, SUN bioscience only collects the personal data that the User’s browser transmits to the SUN bioscience server. In that case, the following information is collected:
- IP address
- Date and time of visit
- Content of the request (pages of the Website visited)
- Time spent on the Website and other statistics
- Providing product and services
When Users choose to purchase a product or to receive services, SUN bioscience may use the provided personal data to manage the orders and invoices, process payments, respond to questions, provide the requested service, provide an optimal customer experience and statistical purposes.
- Contact forms on Website
In the event Users decide contact SUN bioscience through contact forms available on the Website, SUN bioscience will ask them to provide the following information: (a) email address; (b) first and last name; (c) job title and organization, to the extent that Users provide it. This information may be processed to fulfil the request, communicate with Users, and statistical purposes.
- Access to product information
Some of the website content related to products and services is only available to identified Users and will require Users to provide specific information. This information may be used for internal statistics purposes, to improve SUN bioscience products and services, and to communicate with Users.
In the event users register to receive the newsletter, SUN bioscience collects Users contact details to provide the service, such as e-mail address, IP address and date of registration. This serves to keep Users apprised about SUN bioscience activity and events. Users may at any point unsubscribe from our communications.
- Events registration
When users fill out a form to participate in events on the Website, the information Users provide is used to respond to their request. The collected information depends on the third party used for the event registration. For more information about the collected data, please consult the third-party website indicated in the form.
- Job applications
SUN bioscience only uses job applicants’ data for recruitment and selection purposes. Unless required by law, this data will not be provided to third parties without the applicant’s prior consent. Applicants’ data, provided to us though the application process, will be kept by SUN bioscience no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which data are processed but no longer than 4 months, unless the applicant consents for further storage with a view to possible future vacancies at SUN bioscience.
- Social media
A link to SUN bioscience’ professional social media sites is provided on the Website. Users can find their privacy policies here: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts is provided in the Website. Following SUN bioscience Linkedin page or liking a post qualifies as “consent” and SUN bioscience can process related personal data. SUN bioscience acts as a joint controller with LinkedIn for the processing of personal data provided through LinkedIn Page Analytics. The agreement can be found in the following link. Users can at any time withdraw their consent.
Any personal information supplied to SUN bioscience through the visit of the Website will be processed in accordance with technical and organizational measures ensuring that Users’ personal data are kept secure and confidential. By using the Website, Users consent to such a processing.
SUN bioscience will not share Users’ personal information with any third party, unless legally required or if necessary, to fulfill the purpose for which Users have provided the information. For the sake of clarity, SUN bioscience will not sell, trade, or rent any personal information to third parties. By providing SUN bioscience with their personal data, Users consent to SUN bioscience processing of their personal data for the purposes of providing its services. Users also understand that such data will be used for statutory, accounting, and archival purposes.
However, SUN bioscience may gather, use, and share with third parties, certain anonymous information, and statistics about Users, in aggregate form only, to improve its services.
Depending on the legal basis for processing the Users’ personal data, Users may have some or all the following rights:
- Right to access: Users are entitled to ask SUN bioscience anytime for information about what type of personal data about them has been processed.
- Users may also ask SUN bioscience to have their data rectified, deleted, or restricted, as required by applicable data protection law.
- Right to object: Users are entitled to refuse processing of their data at any time.
- Right to portability: Users are entitled to ask for their data and transmit it to another organization
- Automated decisions: SUN bioscience does not engage in automated decisions about Users in connection with the Website.
Offensive or inappropriate content: if Users post or send offensive, inappropriate, or objectionable content anywhere on or to the Website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on any of SUN bioscience services, SUN bioscience may use Users’ personal data to stop such a behavior.
Where SUN bioscience reasonably believes that Users are or may be in breach of any of the laws of the country of origin of their IP address, SUN bioscience may use Users’ personal data to inform relevant third parties such as email/internet providers or law enforcement agencies about the Users’ behavior.
The Courts of Lausanne, Canton Vaud, Switzerland, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claims or disputes arising from or related to, the Users’ access or use of the Website.
This Privacy Notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland.
Data Protection Officer
EPFL Innovation Park, Building D
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
info [at] sunbioscience.ch