Your privacy is very important to Ricola AG, a Swiss company (company no. CH-280.3.918.712-9) with its registered domicile at Baselstrasse 31, 4242 Laufen, Switzerland (“we” or “us”). We have established and implemented information and data handling practices for our Websites available at: http://www.ricola.com (the “Websites”).
How We Process Data
Using our Websites without registering
When you visit our Websites and , we process usage data about your use of our Websites (the “Session Data”) such as how our Websites are navigated, how many visitors arrive at specific pages, the length and frequency of stays at our Websites, the language and country preferences selected by our visitors, the types of browsers and computer operating systems used by our visitors and Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses from which our visitors connect to our site (meaning the address that identifies the device you use to connect to our site). We process Session Data to analyse the Internet traffic on our Websites and to improve the way our Websites function.
Using our Websites with registration
Our Websites offer various services such as online games, competitions and prize draws (the “Services”). To use the Services, you will have to register on one of the Websites. We will only process the information about you that you voluntarily share with us. Information you may share with us includes your name, e-mail address, mailing address, home or work telephone number (the “Personal Data”).
If you decide to register with us, we may process the Personal Data for the purpose of managing and providing the Services offered on our Website, preventing the misuse of our Services and for market research and marketing by telephone, text messaging (sms), picture messaging (mms) and e-mails on products, initiatives and events of the Ricola group of companies, and to build individual and group profiles (profiling). Providing the Personal Data for direct marketing purposes is voluntary. As part of the registration process, we give you the opportunity to indicate whether or not you wish to receive any promotional information (opt-in). If you do not opt-in to receive the promotional information, we will not send the promotional information to you and even if you do opt in, you will have the opportunity at any time to opt out if you change your mind.
Using our Websites for Job Applications
Our Websites also include information on current job openings. If you decide to apply for a job opening you will have to provide us with your curriculum vitae (“CV”) and any related information via our Websites or by using the email addresses provided on the relevant Websites.
If you provide us with your CV and related information, we will use your CV and related information to evaluate your eligibility for a job opening. We will not confirm receipt of your CV, but we will let you know within a reasonable period of time whether you are eligible for a job opening. We will delete your CV and any other information provided during the job application process upon finally determining that you are not eligible for any job opening.
You are entirely responsible for all the information (including any CV) and communications you transmit to us. You must not provide inaccurate, out-of date and/or incomplete information about yourself. If you provide us with personal information of a third party, you are responsible for obtaining the explicit consent of such third party to the processing of the third party’s personal information for the purposes set out in this Policy.
How We Share Data
We may share any Session Data and Personal Data with other members of the Ricola group of companies for the purposes stated in this Policy and with third party service providers (the “Service Providers”) for obtaining professional, technical or organizational services that are functional to the managing of our Websites. The Service Providers will process the Session Data and Personal Data as data processors on behalf of us. We will share with the Service Providers only that Session Data and Personal Data that are necessary to the performance of their respective functions. The Service Providers will have to contractually agree to only process the Session Data and Personal Data shared with them for the processing purposes specified above. If any recipients of the Session Data and Personal Data are located in countries where data protection laws do not provide an equivalent level of protection to the laws in Switzerland or the European Economic Area, we will contractually ensure that Session Data and Personal Data is processed with an equivalent level of protection as to the laws in Switzerland or the European Economic Area.
Your Session Data and Personal Data may also be shared by us if we consider it necessary or appropriate to do so in order to comply with any applicable laws and regulations, in case of judicial proceedings, request by competent courts and authorities or other legal obligation, to protect or to defend our rights and property.
How We Use Google Analytics
Please note that we have chosen and activated the "IP – Anonymization" option when using Google Analytics on our Websites. This means that only shortened versions of IP addresses will be processed, in order to exclude a direct personal link to you.
How We Use Social Plugins and Links
Our Websites use social plugins (the “Plugins”) provided by social networks (e.g. facebook.com and youtube.com). The Plugins are identifiable by the logo or the respective social network. The Plugins enable you to set bookmarks on these pages and share the bookmarks with other users of social networks.
When you visit a page of our Websites that contain Plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the social network servers. The embedded Plugins provide the social network with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our Websites. If you are logged into the social network, your visit can be assigned to your social network account. If you interact with the Plugins, for example by clicking the Facebook “Like-Button”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to the social network and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into the social network, there is a possibility that the Plugins will transmit your IP-address to the social network.
Our Websites further provide links to other sites. When you click on one of these links, you are leaving our Websites and visiting another internet site that we do not control and for which we cannot be responsible.
Facebook like/share button:
Facebook, Inc., 1601 South California, Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA; http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
You Tube button:
Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
How We Protect Data
We maintain technical and organizational security procedures to maintain the security of your Session Data and Personal Data and to safeguard your Session Data and Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access. Our security procedures include contractual terms with any Service Providers to ensure that they protect the security and confidentiality of your Session Data and Personal Data in accordance with our standards. However, please be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information by use of the Internet and other online or electronic transmission systems and that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted in this way.
How Long We Retain Data
We will retain your Session Data and Personal Data for as long we consider it necessary or appropriate to do so in order to comply with applicable laws, or for as long as we consider it necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. We will delete your Session Data and Personal Data when it is no longer needed and, in any case, upon expiration of the maximum storage term set forth by applicable law.
We may change this Policy from time to time. If we decide to change this Policy in a material way, we will post notice of the change on our Websites. If any proposed change is unacceptable to you, you may request to that we remove your Session Data and Personal Data from our records.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about (a) access to Session Data and/or Personal Data, (b) the processing of Session Data and Personal Data, or (c) this Policy or our information handling practices, (d) with whom your Session Data and Personal Data is shared, or if you need further assistance with respect to our Policy, you may contact us by regular mail or email as follows: Ricola AG, Baselstrasse 31, Postfach 130, 4242 Laufen, Switzerland, Switzerland, [[%3a%3f7%40oC%3a4%40%3d2%5d4%40%3e]]. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.
Last updated: May 2015.