Disclaimer

Privacy policy

By using this website, you agree that personal data relating to yourself may be collected, processed and used in accordance with data protection laws and with this privacy policy.

Scope of application

Our privacy policy governs the handling of any personal information we may receive while you are using the website of SMC Corporate Finance GmbH.

Gathering and use of information

We only collect personal data that you provide on a voluntary basis when you, for example, complete and send us interactive forms. This is the case when you

  • supply us with specific information (name, email, , company name, etc.),
  • send us feedback.

We use this personal data to

  • contact you, if requested
  • produce internal market analyses

In addition, we receive and save information automatically from the server logs (browser software, IP addresses, websites that have been visited, etc.).  This information is used for troubleshooting and other technical purposes.

Cookies

Cookies are used on this website. When you first visit our website, you will be asked to accept the cookies; without cookies our website cannot work properly. If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below. However, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

The personal data that we obtain with the cookies will be used to

  • improve the services we offer and produce internal market analyses
  • save the language settings
  • allocate IP addresses by region
  • check whether JavaScript can be used
  • conduct an anonymous analysis of the use of the website
  • improve the speed/security of the site.

We do not use cookies to

  • collect any personally identifiable information (without your explicit permission)
  • collect any sensitive information (without your explicit permission)
  • pass data to advertising networks
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • pay sales commissions.

The data collected will never be used to personally identify the person using this website.

How to turn cookies off:

You can set your browser so that cookies from our website are not saved on your hard drive. You can also delete cookies that are already stored on your computer. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You can usually easily switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of the website as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

We use a third party email service provider called MailChimp, to send you our newsletters. To allow us to send our emails through MailChimp, we provide MailChimp with certain information, including your email address, name, company name, etc. MailChimp treats information about you in accordance with the provisions of its Privacy Policy. MailChimp also utilises certain technologies, such as pixels and web beacons, in the emails that are sent through MailChimp. These technologies allow MailChimp to track whether you have opened or clicked on our emails and if so, the date, time, and IP address associated with the open and/or click. For more information on MailChimp’s use of these technologies, you can read their Cookie Statement.

For further details, please see MailChimp’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

Disclosure to third parties

Under certain circumstances, your personal data may be disclosed to third-party service providers both in Switzerland and internationally, provided they agree to process such data in line with this privacy policy, thus guaranteeing equal protection for your personal data. We guarantee that we will not forward your personal data for commercial purposes or for any purpose other than that which is evident from the circumstances or provided for by law.

Transmission of data to/from our website

You hereby acknowledge that transmission of data to/from our website is at your own risk. SMC Corporate Finance GmbH shall not be held liable, whether contractually or non-contractually, for any damage in connection with the transmission of data. The Website may also contain references (such as hyperlinks, banners or buttons) to other websites. This does not mean that we are related to these other websites or the owners thereof. We therefore are not responsible for the compliance with the privacy legislation by these third parties.

Data protection, data processing, data retention & storage

We will store your usage data until such time when you withdraw your consent for us to do so. All other data as specified above will be retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may also retain information as required by law.

We ensures that adequate technical and organisational measures are taken to secure your personal data against loss or any unlawful processing. The SMC Corporate Finance IT environment has been implemented with IT security and data protection as the highest priority. Our infrastructure is hosted in Switzerland and is fully GDPR compliant. Technical measures taken by us include the use of user identification and/or continuous logging. Access to SMC Corporate Finance Portal area and all other online services and repositories of SMC Corporate Finance that contain customer data (personal and non-personal data) is password protected. Online submissions through the interactive forms are also performed with an HTTPS encrypted connection.

Who can you contact for questions regarding protection of your personal data

If you have questions, request a copy, correction or deletion of your personal data with respect to SMC Corporate Finance’s privacy policy, please contact:

SMC Corporate Finance GmbH

Florastrasse 49

8008 Zurich

Switzerland

Phone: +41 39 819 32 32

Email: 

Website: www-smc-cf.ch

Changes to the privacy policy

SMC Corporate Finance GmbH reserves the right to change its privacy policy. Any changes shall become effective once they are published on the website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to such changes. Any fundamental changes to the privacy policy will be published on the SMC Corporate Finance GmbH website.