Data Protection Policy


Pontacol AG, Industriestrasse 18, CH-3185 Schmitten, Switzerland and her subsidiaries („Pontacol“) set a high value on the protection of privacy. Pontacol collects processes and uses your personal data exclusively considering Swiss Federal law of Data Protection (“DSG”) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in compliance with the following principles.

Pontacol AG settled Industriestrasse 18, CH-3185 Schmitten, is responsible for operating this webpages (“webpage”). These purely informative webpage only gives information about Pontacol, their products and services. Visiting this webpage, certain data may be stored. Here we comment on this.

1. General

1.1 Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person or legal entity. This includes for example your name, phone number and postal or e-mail address.

1.2 We generally do not collect, process and use any of your personal data if you visit our webpage for informational purposes only.

2. Web Analysis and Cookies, Social Plugins

2.1 On our webpage, we use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored via your web browser in the memory of your computer. Cookies do not contain any information that could identify the individual user personally. You can set your browser to refuse any cookies of webpages and you may also delete cookies automatically or manually. However, please note that by doing so you may not be able to use all the provided functions of our webpage in full any more.

2.2 Where appropriate, we may use some of your data stored via cookies in accordance with the legal requirements on pseudonymous user profiles for advertising or market research purposes or to tailor our offers to your needs.

2.3 We also use the web-analysing tool Google Analytics by Google (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our Website to compile anonymous statistics of users of our webpage. Google Analytics uses cookies. Only in exceptional cases will the information created be processed in the USA. Data protection laws in the USA are not equivalent to those in Switzerland. To ensure the protection of your personal data, we use a function, which processes your IP address in shortened form only in order to prevent a direct personal reference. If you have any concerns in connection with the use of Google Analytics, you may block Google Analytics by installing e.g. a plug-in in your browser. A plug-in for the most common browsers can be downloaded here:

2.4 Additionally our Website contains features of various social networks (“Social Plugins”):

2.5 Social Plugins are buttons on our Website. Visiting our Website, these buttons will not send any data to the respective social networks without your intervention. Only if the respective button is clicked your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the corresponding social network, which may then collect data and set cookies. Please refer to our tips on cookies above for more information on cookies.

2.6 If you are logged in on a social network, it can assign the access of the actually opened website to your account of the corresponding social network. Visiting of other pages of the webpage will not be allocated by the social network unless you click again on the button of the respective social network.

2.7 We do not have any influence on data that are collected by social networks through their buttons. Please refer to the data privacy statements of the respective social networks regarding the purpose and extent of data collection, the processing and use of data by the corresponding social networks, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy.

2.8 We use Social Plugins of the following social networks:

– LinkedIn Inc. (, LinkedIn Headquarters 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA);

– Twitter Inc. (, Headquarters, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA);

2.9 If you are a member of a social network and do not wish it to collect and possibly combine data retrieved from your visit to our webpage with your membership data, you have to log out completely from the social network concerned, before visiting other websites and possibly also delete the corresponding cookies.

3. Data Transfer and Use of Data by Third Parties

3.1 We will not transfer your data to any third parties unless we are (i) legally required to do so or (ii) you have given your consent for this.

3.2 For the maintenance of our Website we have to make certain personal data available to our hosting provider, cyon GmbH, Brunngässlein 12, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland. With respect to this so-called contracted data processing, these service providers are also bound to process your personal data for the same purposes as we do and in compliance with the respective data protection provisions (including the required security measures).

3.3 With respect to further provision and processing of the services requested by you, your data may under certain circumstances also be transferred abroad. Please note that in foreign countries the retention, processing and transfer of personal data may be subject to other rules than those applicable in Switzerland. In such cases we will put in place the required safeguards to ensure that any recipients abroad are bound by the same data protection standards.

4. Job vacancies

4.1 Pontacol publishes job vacancies on the webpage, too. There applicants are enabled to send us their application dossier directly online (via mail). If you send your dossier this way electronically to us, it is directly transferred to our server in Switzerland. We will keep your dossier and all data contained in confidence. The given data will only be used for HR purposes, i.e. for assessment of your aptitude for the job vacancy. We will protect the data from access of unauthorised persons.

4.2 A transferal of the data to third persons, also abroad (countries outside Switzerland), sometimes may be necessary. In such cases we will put in place the required safeguards to ensure that any recipients abroad are bound by the same data protection standards. We will store your dossier and data contained as long as necessary for the purpose, else we will erase the data. If you are not employed in the run of the online application procedure, we will store your application for another six months and get back to this in case of another vacancy with a fitting job profile. If you are employed after the application we will migrate your stored data to our central HR-administration.

5. Information, Correction, Deletion and Contact

5.1 You may, at any time, request information on the data saved on your person at no charge by using the contacts mentioned below. You may also request the deletion or correction of your data. You data will then be deleted or blocked at once, unless there are statutory data retention obligations on our part; in such cases your data will be stored but not processed until expiration of the retention obligation.

6. Contact

6.1 If you have any further questions concerning data protection and the processing of your personal data or if you would like to make a request for information on the data saved on your person, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact us at: or via the contact details provided in the legal notice on our Website.

7. Modifications

7.1 We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. All modifications will be published on this website.


As at June 2018