Disclaimer

Many thanks for your visit on our website. Please read this data privacy notice before using our website or transmitting personal data.

This data privacy notice governs the data processing procedures within the scope of the usage of the Internet and all other electronic communication networks of BSI.

Should you have any questions regarding the usage of your personal data or regarding these procedures, please contact the Webmaster.

Our website may contain links to websites or third parties that are beyond our influence and are not covered by this data privacy notice. If you access other websites using the available links it may happen that the operators of these websites collect information about you and utilize them according to their own data privacy notice, which can be different from our data privacy notice. BSI is not responsible for the data privacy regulations of others.

Collection of information and purpose

We collect two (2) types of user data on our website:

  1. active data (for example name, mailing address, email address, phone and fax number, credit card information, password), if transmitted freely by the visitor for the purpose of registering or making online orders etc.; as well as 
  2. passive data (for example browser type, IP address, domain name of accessed websites).

From time to time, we ask the visitors to our website to participate in surveys. These surveys usually refer to the contents of the website, our products or product categories. Sometimes we will ask you about your age or age group, your gender or other data that does not make you individually identifiable. Such individually identifying data is neither collected nor associated with any stored individual-related data that have been previously transmitted. Data collected from polls and surveys is intended for internal use by BSI exclusively. Aggregated data (not individual-related data) may be transferred to others, however.

The place for the data capture of the individual-related data described here is BSI.

The individual-related data transmitted by you is used exclusively for the purpose given at the corresponding place of entry, i.e. for the delivery of press information, communication by the Executive Board or other financial information or for the processing of a job application. We will use the data that makes you individually identifiable neither for direct marketing nor for unsolicited contact initiation without your express authorization. We use the data that makes you individually identifiable only for business purposes within BSI. The data collected on this website that makes you individually identifiable is only transferred to third parties in the following exceptional cases:

  • We have the right to transfer your personal data to our partner agencies (service providers) that support us in the management of the website(s). They may only use the data for the operation of our website. These partner agencies are contractually obligated to ensure your privacy and the security of your data.
  • In addition, we are authorized to disclose personal data if required by law or if we believe in good faith that such a step is necessary to satisfy an order of the court, to react to legal claims or to protect the rights of BSI, its customers and the public.
  • In the case of a takeover of BSI by another company or in the case of BSI selling or disposing of parts of the company the transferee gains access to the data files stored by BSI, including personal data and is subject to governing law. The same applies to the transfer of data as part of a restructuring (company merger) or insolvency proceedings.

Server

The server enabling access to this website does not necessarily have to be located in the country from which you are accessing this website. Personal data is only collected, processed and used by us in correspondence with the regulations of this data privacy notice.

Access restrictions

The processing of personal data (for example user id, password, credit card number) can be imperative for the purpose of querying, changing or deletion of your personal data and/or online services provided on this website.

Securing, accessing, deleting or correcting of data

Please contact us by email if you would like to see, modify, correct or delete your personal data.

Data security

The secure storage of your personal data is ensured. Only authorized BSI employees as well as authorized agents or business partners that have pledged to ensure the security of the data have access to your personal data.

Tracking technology ("cookies")

For a better understanding of how visitors use this website we use the tracking technology ("cookies") to collect information about the browser type and operating system, about metrics and the geographical location. With the help of cookies we can customize the content of the website to your personal needs. This data is only transferred within BSI, its authorized agents or business partners and not used for unsolicited initiation of contact.

Should you prefer not to receive any cookies during a visit to our website you can let your browser alert you before any cookies are stored and reject the cookies upon browser alarm. You can also generally reject the creation of cookies using the corresponding browser setting, certain parts of this website may then not function properly, however. For the use of the bulk of our website the cookie function does not need to be activated, however.

Unsolicited Internet advertising (spam)

We do not send any "spam mails". The unsolicited delivery of emails with advertising or marketing contents to recipients where no prior notice of consent has been obtained is considered "spam".

Storage of data

The data collected on this website are saved by BSI only for as long as is necessary for the purpose of the collection. They are then deleted.

Updating the data privacy notice

We reserve the right to modify or correct this data privacy notice. The visitors to this website are responsible to access this page in regular intervals and to inform themselves about changes made in the meantime.

Consent

Through the visit of this website, the electronic communication with us and the transmission of your personal data on this website you accept our regulations for the processing of personal data and consent to these procedures as well as the regulations of this data privacy notice.

Governing law

This data privacy notice is subject to the laws of Switzerland and is to be interpreted according to these laws. You are obligated to submit any disputes arising from the usage of this website to the exclusive authority of the courts of Switzerland.

Use of Google Analytics, Google Conversion Tracking and Google Remarketing

This Web site uses Google Analytics, Google Conversion Tracking and Google Remarketing. These are services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

Google uses "cookies", and therefore text data files, that are stored on your computer and that makes possible the analysis of our Internet offering. The information gathered by the cookies regarding your usage of this Web site (including your IP address) is then sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google observes the data protection provisions of the "US Safe Harbor" Convention and is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce as a participant in the "Safe Harbor" Program. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the Web site in order to create reports for us about your Web site activities and, in addition, about your use of services related to the Web site and Internet use. Third-party providers, including Google, place ads on Internet Web sites. Third-party providers, including Google, use stored cookies to provide ads on our Web site on the basis of previous visits by a user.

Google will, if necessary, also transmit this information to third parties, if such transmission is required by statute or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser software. However, we wish to inform you that if you do so it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all of the functions of this Web site. By using this Web site you declare that you are in agreement with the processing by Google of the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the purposes put forth above.

You can opt out at any time from data collection and storage with future effect. You can deactivate the application of cookies by using Google to call up the page for deactivating Google advertising. In the alternative users can deactivate the use of cookies by third-party providers by calling up the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative.