1 Terms of access and use of this website
2 Purpose of this Website / No Warranty
The purpose of this website is to provide information about our company and services. By accessing this website, Trinkler & Partners Ltd. does not enter into any contractual relationship with the user. The information published does not constitute a request for a quotation or an offer. Trinkler & Partners Ltd. makes every effort to ensure that the content of this website is up-to-date, complete and correct. However, as this information may be subject to rapid changes, it cannot be guaranteed to be up-to-date, correct and complete in its entirety. The information on this website does not constitute binding decision-making aids or answers to questions of advice, nor should any employment law or other decisions be made on the basis of this information. Any action taken on the basis of the information on this website is at the sole risk of the user.
3 Functions of this website
Trinkler & Partners Ltd. accepts no responsibility and gives no guarantee that the functions on its website will be available continuously and uninterruptedly, that they will be error-free or that errors will be corrected or that the website or the respective servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.
This website contains links to websites of third parties. Their contents are beyond the control of Trinkler & Partners Ltd., which is why no guarantee can be given for their correctness, completeness or legality. Trinkler & Partners Ltd. therefore accepts no liability whatsoever for the content on the pages of these third parties.
5 No security of data transmission
E-mail communication takes place via an open network that is accessible to anyone and crosses borders. It is not encrypted. It can therefore not be ruled out that data sent in this way can be viewed by third parties and thus the contact with Trinkler & Partners Ltd. can also be traced.
The contents of this website do not contain any assurances or guarantees. In no event, including negligence and liability towards third parties, shall Trinkler & Partners Ltd. be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising out of the use of information and material from this website or from access to other websites via links.
7 Copyright and other proprietary rights
The entire content of the Trinkler & Partners Ltd. website is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. (The Trinkler & Partners Ltd. logo is a registered trademark). Accessing the Trinkler & Partners Ltd. website, downloading or copying data from this website or parts thereof does not grant the user any rights whatsoever to the content, software, a registered trademark or any other element of the website. Any modification, reproduction or use of the website, the Trinkler & Partners Ltd. logo or parts thereof for a public or commercial purpose is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of Trinkler & Partners Ltd.
8 Data Protection
Trinkler & Partners Ltd. (“Trinkler & Partners”, “we” or “us”) welcomes you to our website and other services provided via electronic means (together referred to as “Electronic Services”) and appreciate your interest in our products and services.
For most of the Electronic Services hereunder, Trinkler & Partners Ltd. in Switzerland is to be considered data controller.
Types of Data being processed
When you use our Electronic Services, details of your usage may be automatically registered by our backend systems (such as your IP address, browser, http-header user agent, device-specific information the content you accessed, including time and date of access, usage and user interaction, and the redirecting website from which you came to our Electronic Services). We also process Data such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, gender and other Data transmitted to us if you register for the usage of our Electronic Services.
Legal grounds and purpose of data processing
We process the Data based on the following legal grounds:
- Legitimate interests of Trinkler & Partners or of third parties;
- Your consent (insofar as the processing is based on a specific request for consent, e.g. the receipt of newsletters for which you have registered for);
- Fulfilment of contractual obligations and take steps prior to entering into a contract;
- Statutory requirements.
We process the Data for the following purposes:
- Administration, research and development in connection with our Electronic Services;
- Marketing and advertising measures (e.g., newsletters via e-mail, online advertising);
- Analysis and monitoring of usage, user behaviour and navigation while using our Electronic Services;
- Checking the identity and suitability of clients for certain products and services;
- Establishing a basis for future information on the products and services offered by Trinkler & Partners and to improve their quality;
- Safeguarding the Trinkler & Partners’ IT security and IT operations;
- Compliance and risk management, prevention and investigation of criminal acts, assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes.
We process all your Data in accordance with the applicable laws on data protection and for as long as required.
Disclosure and Transfer of your Data
We may transmit Data to Trinkler & Partners agents or to Trinkler & Partners services providers, business partners, or foreign courts, agencies, or authorities in or outside the country where you are currently located for the purposes stated above. All the above persons and entities that receive Data must ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws as well as the data protection standards of Trinkler & Partners.
Trinkler & Partners may transfer your Data to countries outside Switzerland:
- For providing Electronic Services;
- If you have given your consent (e.g. in your agreements with Trinkler & Partners; or
- If based on a statutory requirement, authority request, or similar processes as required by applicable law.
Your data may be transferred to countries in which Trinkler & Partners is not represented (e.g. for providing Services). Yet, Trinkler & Partners might transfer your Data worldwide to make use of third party providers in other countries including EU/EEA member states and other countries with an adequate level of data protection as specified by Switzerland and the EU Commission, or other jurisdictions around the world.
The specific countries where the recipients of your Data are located may vary as they correspond with the applicable purpose(s) defined in this policy. Recipients of Data may potentially forward the information to their branches or group entities, service providers or authorities within and/or outside of their jurisdiction. We may also transfer Data based on the exception of your consent, of the determination, assertion or enforcement of legal claims, or to protect the physical integrity of a data subject Individual countries to which Trinkler & Partners transfers your Data may potentially not have laws that afford the same degree of protection to personal data as in Switzerland or the EU.
In these cases, Trinkler & Partners will generally ensure an adequate level of data protection, for example by concluding data transfer agreements with the recipients of your Data in these countries. These include agreements that have been approved by the European Commission and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), known as standard contractual clauses.
By way of exception, your Data may also be transferred to countries without an adequate level of data protection in other cases, e.g. based on your consent, in connection with legal proceedings abroad, or if the transfer is required in order to conclude or execute a contract.
In accordance with applicable legal and regulatory obligations, Trinkler & Partners may be required to disclose Data to supervisory authorities, judicial authorities, or other persons of authority.
Security measures of Trinkler & Partners
Trinkler & Partners takes appropriate technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your Data processed within the IT environment controlled by Trinkler & Partners is protected against unauthorised access, misuse, loss and/or destruction.
Trinkler & Partners takes both, physical and electronic process-specific security measures, including firewalls, personal passwords, and encryption and authentication technologies. Our employees and approved service providers are bound to applicable confidentiality and data protection obligations.
Additionally, access to Data is made accessible to employees and third parties (e.g., service providers) on a strict “need to know”-basis.
Trinkler & Partners will retain your Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law or based on regulatory requirements.
Transmission of Data via an open network
Trinkler & Partners draws your attention to the fact that if you use our Electronic Services via an open network, this may allow third parties (e.g. network providers or the manufacturer of your device), wherever they are located, to access and process your Data. Open networks are beyond Trinkler & Partners’ control and can therefore not be regarded as a secure environment. Any transmission of Data via such open network cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as Data may be intercepted, amended, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, contain viruses or may be monitored.
In particular, Data sent via an open network may leave the country – even where both sender and recipient are in the same country – and may be transmitted to and potentially processed in countries, where data protection requirements may be lower than in the country where you are currently located. Where Data is transmitted via an open network, we cannot be held responsible for the protection of this Data and we accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your Data during transmission. We, therefore, recommend avoiding the transmission of any confidential information via open networks. You may choose other means of communication with Trinkler & Partners, where you deem it appropriate.
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We use the following cookies:
- Functional Cookies: These cookies are required for the basic functions of this website. They make it easier for you to access content on this website. Among other things, we use these cookies to store your domicile and language settings. Functional cookies cannot be deactivated.
Data subject rights
According to applicable data protection laws and regulations, you may have the right to request:
- Information on Data that we hold about you;
- Your Data in a generally useable, machine-readable, and standardised format (Data Portability);
- Rectification of your incorrect Data;
- Your Data to be deleted if Trinkler & Partners is not permitted or is not legally obliged to retain the Data;
- Restrict processing of your Data;
- Object the processing of your Data.
Furthermore, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data privacy regulatory authority.
If you have questions about the processing of your Data, please contact us by using the following contact details:
Trinkler & Partners Ltd.
This Policy was last updated in October 2023.
Amendments or updates are made available to you at www.trinklerpartners.com.