Pri­vacy Policy

Brain­group adheres to high pri­vacy stand­ards when col­lect­ing and pro­cessing per­son­al inform­a­tion. This Pri­vacy Policy explains what inform­a­tion Brain­group and its related ser­vices col­lect about their users and what we do with that inform­a­tion. This Pri­vacy Policy applies to the inform­a­tion we obtain through your use of the braingroup.ch web­site or when you oth­er­wise inter­act with Brain­group. When we talk about per­son­al inform­a­tion, we mean any inform­a­tion that relates to an iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son. Please note that we may change this Pri­vacy Policy from time to time. For pur­poses of this Pri­vacy Policy, Brain­group AG is the own­er of your per­son­al information:

Brain­group AG
Hohl­strasse 486
8048 Zurich
Switzer­land

T +41 58 (0) 710 66 66
info@braingroup.ch
https://www.braingroup.ch

Con­tact Pri­vacy:
privacy@braingroup.ch

What types of per­son­al data do we collect?

Brain­group will col­lect and pro­cess per­son­al data about you depend­ing on the product or ser­vice we provide to you:

  • Web­site Brows­ing Inform­a­tion: IP address is anonym­ized, which means we can­not determ­ine where you are com­ing from or asso­ci­ate your Brain­group web­site usage with any oth­er data we store.
  • Social-media-login: Login inform­a­tion for social media accounts you con­nect to (e.g. Linked­in). More inform­a­tion about social media. More inform­a­tion about social media.
  • Job Applic­ant Inform­a­tion: Con­tact inform­a­tion such as name, pos­i­tion, address, email.
  • Newsletter/​Mailings: email address and some­times name. More inform­a­tion about News­let­ter und Mail­ings.

Please note that without this per­son­al inform­a­tion, we may not be able to provide you with our products and services.

Cook­ies
Braingroup.ch uses cook­ies to help Braingroup.ch identi­fy and track vis­it­ors, their usage of the Brain­group web­site, and their web­site access pref­er­ences. A cook­ie is a piece of inform­a­tion that a web­site stores on a visitor’s com­puter and that the web­site visitor’s browser makes avail­able each time the vis­it­or returns. Braingroup.ch vis­it­ors who do not wish to have cook­ies placed on their com­puters should set their browsers to refuse cook­ies before using the braingroup.ch web­site. The down­side is that cer­tain fea­tures of the Brain­group web­site may not func­tion prop­erly without the aid of cookies.

Google Ana­lyt­ics
This web­site uses Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Ana­lyt­ics uses cook­ies, which are stored on your com­puter and which allow an ana­lys­is of your use of the web­site. The inform­a­tion gen­er­ated by the cook­ie about your use of the web­site will be trans­mit­ted to and stored by Google on serv­ers in the United States. On this web­site, IP anonym­iz­a­tion is activ­ated and thus your IP address will be trun­cated before­hand by Google with­in mem­ber states of the European Uni­on or in oth­er con­tract­ing states to the Agree­ment on the European Eco­nom­ic Area. Only in excep­tion­al cases will the full IP address be trans­mit­ted to a Google serv­er in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this inform­a­tion for the pur­pose of eval­u­at­ing your use of the web­site, com­pil­ing reports on web­site activ­ity for web­site oper­at­ors and provid­ing oth­er ser­vices relat­ing to web­site activ­ity and inter­net usage. Google may also trans­fer this inform­a­tion to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties pro­cess the inform­a­tion on Google’s behalf. The IP address trans­mit­ted by your browser as part of Google Ana­lyt­ics will not be merged with oth­er Google data. More inform­a­tion on the hand­ling of user data by Google Ana­lyt­ics can be found in Google’s pri­vacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

You may refuse the use of cook­ies by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings on your browser, how­ever please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full func­tion­al­ity of this web­site. You can also pre­vent the col­lec­tion of data gen­er­ated by the cook­ie and related to your use of the web­site (includ­ing your IP address) to Google and the pro­cessing of this data by Google by down­load­ing and installing the browser plu­gin avail­able at the fol­low­ing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Maps
This web­site may use the product Google Maps from Google Inc. By using this web­site, you con­sent to the col­lec­tion, pro­cessing and use of auto­mat­ic­ally col­lec­ted data by Google Inc, its rep­res­ent­at­ives and third parties. The terms of use of Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps/

Con­tact form
If you send us inquir­ies via the con­tact form, your data from the inquiry form includ­ing the con­tact data you provided there will be stored by us for the pur­pose of pro­cessing in case of fol­low-up inquir­ies. We do not pass on this data without your con­sent and it is treated confidentially.

What is the pur­pose and leg­al basis for pro­cessing your per­son­al data?

We always pro­cess your per­son­al data for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose and only pro­cess per­son­al data rel­ev­ant to that purpose.

  • the per­form­ance of a con­tract to which you are a party or to take action at your request pri­or to enter­ing into the contract,
  • com­pli­ance with leg­al and reg­u­lat­ory require­ments to which we are subject;
  • the pur­poses of our legit­im­ate interests.

We pro­cess your per­son­al data for the fol­low­ing purposes:

  • Man­aging our rela­tion­ship with you, includ­ing com­mu­nic­at­ing with you about our products and ser­vices (for example, when you register for an event).
  • Provid­ing and improv­ing our products and services.

Ful­fill­ment of our leg­al and reg­u­lat­ory obligations.

Who do we share your per­son­al inform­a­tion with?

Some­times we share your per­son­al inform­a­tion with third parties, includ­ing oth­er Brain­group com­pan­ies or offices in con­nec­tion with our busi­ness strategy and when neces­sary to enable us to provide our products and ser­vices to you.

We also engage third-party vendors to per­form cer­tain busi­ness func­tions for us, such as mar­ket­ing ser­vice pro­viders, con­sult­ants, and account­ants, as well as any poten­tial buy­ers of Brain­group and its related busi­nesses. We take steps to ensure that they meet our con­fid­en­ti­al­ity and data secur­ity stand­ards so that your per­son­al inform­a­tion remains secure.

We may dis­close per­son­al inform­a­tion to gov­ern­ment agen­cies, reg­u­lat­ors, or gov­ern­ment­al entit­ies if required to do so by law or if an agency or gov­ern­ment­al entity has issued an order requir­ing such per­son­al inform­a­tion from us. Before provid­ing the inform­a­tion, we will noti­fy you if per­mit­ted by applic­able law.

We store and pro­cess your per­son­al data on serv­ers in Switzer­land and the European Eco­nom­ic Area (EEA). Nor­mally, we do not trans­fer your per­son­al data to coun­tries out­side Switzer­land and the EEA. If it is neces­sary in spe­cial cases, we trans­fer your data to coun­tries out­side Switzer­land and the EEA.

If you would like to learn more about the appro­pri­ate safe­guards we have in place for the trans­fer of your per­son­al inform­a­tion, please con­tact us at privacy@braingroup.ch

How long do we keep your per­son­al data?

We retain per­son­al data only for as long as is neces­sary to ful­fill the pur­pose for which it was col­lec­ted or to com­ply with leg­al or reg­u­lat­ory requirements.

How do we pro­tect your per­son­al data?

We have taken appro­pri­ate tech­nic­al and organ­iz­a­tion­al meas­ures to pre­vent unau­thor­ized or unlaw­ful access to the per­son­al data you have provided. Since com­plete data secur­ity can­not be guar­an­teed when com­mu­nic­at­ing by e‑mail, instant mes­saging and sim­il­ar means, we recom­mend that par­tic­u­larly con­fid­en­tial inform­a­tion be trans­mit­ted by anoth­er secure means.

What are your data pro­tec­tion rights and how can you exer­cise them?

You have the right,

  • to access your per­son­al data and obtain cer­tain inform­a­tion about it, such as the pur­pose for which it is pro­cessed, the per­sons to whom it is dis­closed and the peri­od for which it is stored;
  • request that we promptly cor­rect any inac­curacies in your per­son­al information;
  • to request that we delete your per­son­al data;
  • request that we restrict the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data;
  • dto receive the per­son­al data you have provided us with in machine-read­able form.

Please note that these rights are not abso­lute and are sub­ject to cer­tain excep­tions under applic­able data pro­tec­tion law. If you have any ques­tions or wish to exer­cise your rights, please con­tact us at privacy@braingroup.ch. If you are not sat­is­fied with Braingroup’s response, you have the right to file a com­plaint with the data pro­tec­tion author­ity in the coun­try where you live or work, or where you believe a prob­lem has aris­en in con­nec­tion with your data.

Pri­vacy policy social media

Brain­group has integ­rated com­pon­ents (but­tons, icons, videos) of the social net­work Linked­In. The pur­pose of integ­rat­ing the social media com­pon­ent is to draw vis­it­ors’ atten­tion to our oth­er com­mu­nic­a­tion chan­nels, to make this web­site bet­ter known and to increase our vis­it­or numbers.

If you call up a page on braingroup.ch with integ­rated social net­work com­pon­ents, your inter­net browser auto­mat­ic­ally down­loads a rep­res­ent­a­tion of the but­tons from the cor­res­pond­ing social net­works. The social net­works such as Linked­In always receive the inform­a­tion via this com­pon­ent that you have vis­ited our web­site. The social net­work receives know­ledge of which spe­cif­ic sub­page of our web­site you vis­it and assigns the inform­a­tion to your account.

Addi­tion­al inform­a­tion on the indi­vidu­al social networks:

Linked­In

We have integ­rated a com­pon­ent of Linked­In on our web­site braingroup.ch. The oper­at­ing com­pany of Linked­In is Linked­In Cor­por­a­tion, 2029 Sti­er­lin Court Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. For data pro­tec­tion issues out­side the USA, Linked­In Ire­land, Pri­vacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land, is respons­ible. The applic­able pri­vacy policy of Linked­In is avail­able at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

News­let­ter and mailings

If you would like to receive news from Brain­group, we require an e‑mail address from you as well as inform­a­tion that allows us to veri­fy that you are the own­er of the e‑mail address provided and that you agree to receive the mail­ings. We send very sporad­ic news­let­ters or mail­ings with news about our products and ser­vices and invit­a­tions to con­fer­ences and oth­er Brain­group train­ings and events. You can revoke your con­sent to the use of your data for send­ing the news­let­ter at any time, for example by using the “unsub­scribe” link in the newsletter.

For send­ing the news we use https://www.campaignmonitor.com