Privacy

Privacy Statement


GGI Geneva Group International AG Zürich, a joint-stock company incorporated under Swiss law with Swiss company registration number CH-170.3.020.433-0 whose registered offices at Schaffhauserstrasse 550, 8052 Zurich, Switzerland, (hereinafter referred to as "GGI") are in charge of the data supplied to this Website and the processing of such data. This website is managed by GGI. The goal of this target group is to develop additional sustained and diversified business opportunities on the basis of these relationships.

For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, member firms, correspondent firms, associated firms of GGI and other companies assisting GGI in running and maintaining this website are together described as Partners.

GGI provides information and documentation on World Wide Web sites, such site(s) being known as the GGI Internet (hereinafter referred to as the "Website"). This page contains the information gathering and use policies adopted by GGI in connection with the Website. These policies are subject to periodic review and any changes will be included within this section of the Website.
GGI is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party sites to which links are provided (including sites of Partners of GGI). The privacy policies on these sites should be checked before providing any personal information to these sites.

GGI is committed to the protection of personal information supplied by clients and prospective clients and other users of this Website. GGI provides further support and specialized services for Partners most of whom are situated outside Switzerland in countries which may not afford an adequate level of protection for personal data. Personal information submitted to the Website may be transferred to other Participant Firms outside of Switzerland to the extent necessary to meet the purpose for which the information was submitted. In submitting personal data to this Website in connection with a request for support and specialized services, the individuals concerned consent to the transfer of their personal data outside Switzerland to the extent necessary to comply with the request.



Collection of information


GGI will only collect and use personal data voluntarily and openly provided to this Website. Authorized users are able to browse the Website without disclosing any personal information. An authorized user of this Website may choose to provide GGI with limited personal data as required in order to register for certain services; once registered the information will only be used for the specified purpose(s). If you provide any data by completing the appropriate spaces on this Website or by sending a message to GGI by any means (particularly e-mail) you confirm that you agree that GGI may save, analyze and/or use the data for any purposes, including, but not limited to sending information and brochures to you. You may revoke your consent to the further use of the transmitted data by GGI at any time by sending an e-mail to GGI.

GGI reserves the right to save information regarding the domain name and/or IP-address of users of the GGI Website or their providers' for administrative, statistical and/or other purposes. The IP address indicates the location of the authorized users' computer on the Internet. GGI does not require registration for access to the Website.

It will normally be clear when personal information is being collected. The information required is the minimum necessary to enable GGI to deal with the services requested, but additional information may be requested in order for GGI to provide the most appropriate response. If such additional information is requested it is highlighted and its provision is voluntary.

We do not solicit sensitive personal data through the Website except where legally required to do so, e.g. for the purposes of retaining information for inclusion in the GGI directories of Partners, their principals and their professional expertise. We would suggest information of this nature is not provided except where such data is for inclusion in GGI directories of Participating Firms, their principals and their professional expertise.


In case of making payments by credit card on the payment platform on the GGI website, additional special terms and conditions can apply as indicated on such credit card payment platform.

At the present time, the standard technology known as "cookies" is not used on the GGI Website. Cookies are small text files placed on the authorized user's hard drive that allow the Website to store tokens of information in connection with use of the Website by allocation of an identifier to an authorized user while the Website is in use. However, GGI reserves the right to start using cookies at any moment without prior notice. Use of cookies would enable GGI to analyze the operation of the Website, thus permitting continuous improvement of the service that it provides.



Use of information


Information is used only for the specific purpose for which it was provided except where there has been an explicit selection to receive other information from GGI. Personal data provided through the Website will be made available to the provider of the information on request as any individual whose personal data is held on the Website is entitled under the Swiss Privacy Act to the information constituting his or her personal data.

Personal information may be deleted from the Website at any time. Requests for copies or deletion of information may be made by e-mailing the Geneva Group International Head Office in Zurich at any time.



Provision of Information to Third Parties


GGI will provide personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • where the transfer is necessary to fulfill the requirements of the operation for which the information
    was provided, and the third party is a Partner
  • in order to fulfill a request which involves other Partners
  • so as to assist GGI's professional advisors regarding matters referred to them concerning the operation of the Website
  • where requested explicitly by an authorized user of the Website
  • or as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement

GGI does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by the Website for dissemination or sale to outside parties not Partners for the purposes of marketing or mailing by or on behalf of third parties. GGI does not undertake marketing activities for third parties.



Accuracy of information


GGI assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of personal data once it has been submitted, but not for confirming the ongoing accuracy of the personal information. If GGI is advised that the personal data is no longer accurate, it will be amended (where practical).



Retention, treatment and storage of information


Information collected from authorized users of the Website will be kept in order to provide the required services as well as for statistical purposes. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with GGI's data retention policies. Where the information has been collected in connection with an expression of interest in working for GGI or a Partner it is agreed that GGI may use, hold and destroy personal data supplied in connection with the initial expression of interest in accordance with GGI's standard recruitment procedures:

  • details may be retained for up to the next twelve months for the purpose of notification of
    suitable vacancies that might arise
  • details may be used for the purpose of research and analysis designed to improve recruitment
    and human resources policies and practices

Where the authorized user of the Website has provided additional information, personal details will be retained for a period of time reasonable in the context of the nature of the request.

Personal data collected on and/or through the Website is processed according to the applicable Swiss privacy laws. However, the users of the Website are aware that such data may not (only) be stored in Switzerland, but also elsewhere. By providing your data, you consent to such processing of data.


If these conditions are not acceptable the site should not be further used.



Security of information


GGI has implemented accepted standards of technical measures and security policies that are aimed at protecting the personal data it has under its control from:

  • unauthorized access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorized modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All GGI personnel are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised persons have access to such information. Please note that the Website contains links to other sites (including sites maintained by Partners) which are not governed by this privacy statement.



Choices


You have several choices regarding your use of the Website. In general, you are not required to submit any personal information when you visit our websites, but GGI may require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication or on the website.

If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.



Information rights


Each owner of data who provides such data to GGI on this Website respectively on the Internet has the following rights with respect to such data:

  • Information about stored data concerning him/her
  • Right to block the passing-on of such information
  • Right to amend wrongful data
  • Right to cancel personal information (if the prerequisites for such cancellation are fulfilled)

If you want to make use of any of these rights or have other questions in connection with GGI's privacy policy, please contact GGI (at the address indicated below) in writing (to the attention of Barbara Reiss). In order to prove your identity, please include with your request a certified copy of a valid photo ID (such as e.g. a passport).



Additional general conditions governing the Privacy Statement


The rejection of any liability and/or responsibility regarding the Website and its content and other terms and/or conditions contained in this Privacy Statement are also applicable to all companies associated or affiliated with GGI, particularly GGI member firms (Partners).

GGI reserves the right to change all and/or any of the regulations mentioned above at any time without any prior announcement. Unless explicitly indicated otherwise, the new regulations shall immediately apply to all information, indications etc. featured on the GGI Website. By continuing to use the GGI Website, you accept all changes of such regulations.

The invalidity or unenforceability in any jurisdiction of any of these terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these terms. If any term is held to be invalid or unenforceable it shall be deemed to be amended to the minimum extent required to render such term valid or enforceable, such amendment to be determined by GGI.

The Privacy Statement indicated above shall be governed by and are construed in accordance with Swiss substantive laws (excluding the rules of the conflict of laws) and the courts of Zurich, Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any possible dispute.