This statement is based on the principles set out in Swiss federal law governing data protection, enacted on June 12, 1992, to protect the character and fundamental rights of individuals whose data are processed, the content of which is reported below in summary form.
This appears to be the right time to point out that the computer systems and software procedures in operation for running this site automatically acquire some personal data, solely for the use of Internet communication protocols. While such information is not gathered to be matched to specific individuals, it could, by its very nature, enable identification of users, through development and linkage to data held by third parties.
Conversely, voluntary transmission of electronic mail to the addresses shown on this site requires acquisition of the sender’s address, in order to reply to the requests, as well as of any other personal data entered.
- “APR” refers to APR Applied Pharma Research s.a. with registered headquarters at 5 Via Corti, Balerna, 6828, Switzerland.
- “Cookie” refers to a small data file created by our site and archived on your computer’s hard disk.
- “Data protection legislation” refers to Swiss federal law on data protection, enacted on June 19, 1992.
- “Personal data” refers to the data of any identified or identifiable individual who uses this site as described in the data protection legislation.
- “Interested persons” refers to individuals or legal entities whose data are being processed.
- “Processing” refers to any data related operation, notwithstanding the means and procedures used (for example, the gathering, storage, use, modification, communication, archiving, and/or destruction of data).
- “Party in possession of a data collection” refers to the individual or federal agency that makes decisions about the purpose and content of the data collection.
- “Rules” refers to the privacy rules on this site.
- “Site” refers to APR’s website.
- “Third party provider” refers to third parties that provide APR with services upon signature of an agreement.
- “Clients” refers to patients or health workers who use APR’s products.
DATA GATHERING AND PROCESSING
Your personal data will be processed by APR for the sole purpose of following up on your report. By sending APR your personal data, you agree that APR can process said data for the purposes for which you have provided the data.
The personal data provided will be processed by the Party in possession of data collected by APR, for the sole purpose of following up on reports/requests received by electronic means, in compliance with the objectives and security measures set out in data protection legislation. Interested parties may contact the Party in possession of said data anytime, by sending an email to email@example.com to exercise their rights and, especially, access data about themselves, and request corrections, updates, or the cancellation of said data.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
APR will share your personal data with the other companies in the group, as well as affiliates and entities under its control, and Third party suppliers that subscribe to these privacy Rules, be they located inside or outside Switzerland. Your compliance with these Rules means you accept that the country in which your personal data are received may offer a different, incomparable, or inadequate level of data protection compared to that offered by data protection legislation or the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data that was signed in Strasbourg on January 28, 1981; legislation that may be amended over time.
OBLIGATION TO INFORM WHEN GATHERING SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA
If sensitive personal data (data worthy of special protection – for example, pertaining to health, intimate matters, or race) are gathered, the Party in possession of this data collection is required to so inform the interested party, as well as when the data are gathered from third parties. This obligation does not apply when the person being informed has already been informed.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Pursuant to data protection legislation, you may ask to check if any, and what, personal data about you is in APR’s possession. The Party in possession of the data collection that has the data processed by a third party is required to provide you with the requested information. This obligation also applies to the third party, if the identity of the Party in possession is not disclosed or they are not headquartered in Switzerland.
Even if APR commits to retain your personal data for no longer than the time needed to fulfill the purpose for which you provided said data, APR could be required by law to keep your personal data on file for longer than the duration of the transaction that led to the data gathering process.
SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
APR will take all technical and organizational measures to guarantee that your personal data will be protected from accidental or illegal destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized viewing or access, and to offer a level of security commensurate with the risk inherent in processing the personal data and with the nature of said data. Technological advances enable us to prepare future security measures and to continue safeguarding you and your privacy.
In sending your personal data to APR, you agree that said data will not be kept secret from APR, any companies in the APR Group, and its Third party suppliers. APR will guarantee that the companies in the APR Group and its Third party suppliers will take the necessary measures to keep your personal data confidential and secure. Your personal data may only be gathered, processed, and accessed by authorized personnel at APR, the companies in the APR Group, and its Third party suppliers that are subject to the confidentiality obligation for a duration extending beyond the term of their respective contracts.
Legal actions pertaining to character are regulated by the legislation governing data protection. The claimant, in particular, may request curtailment of data development, unobstructed communication to third parties, or correction or destruction of the personal data.