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Privacy Policy

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective as of May 25, 2018, Swiss Language Group SA informs you that by accessing the ecolesuissedallemand.ch website and any pages thereof, you acknowledge and consent to our collection and use of your personal data as set forth in this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use. By continuing to access or use this website or by using an e-mail address provided on this website, you acknowledge and consent to our use of your personal data as described in this Privacy Statement. Please do not access this website or send us your personal data if you do not want us to store or use the data as described in this Privacy Statement. École Suisse d’Allemand - Swiss Language Group AG, reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time. The most current version of the privacy policy statement will govern our use of your information and will always be available on the École Suisse d’Allemand website. By continuing to access or use this website after any changes become effective, you agree to accept the revised privacy policy. Please check this privacy policy statement regularly to ensure that you have read the latest version. This privacy policy statement was last updated on the date indicated at the end of the statement. École Suisse d’Allemand is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy covers all online collection of personal data on the École Suisse d’Allemand website on the World Wide Web and describes how your personal data is collected and used and how the École Suisse d’Allemand fulfills its obligations under applicable data protection law. The headings used for each paragraph of this privacy policy statement do not affect its interpretation. "You" means a user of this École Suisse d’Allemand website. "We" means École Suisse d’Allemand. "User data" or "data" means personal data that has been collected from users through various features of the École Suisse d’Allemand website or through the use of an email address provided on the École Suisse d’Allemand. Personal data" means information about an identified or identifiable individual.

Additional local information

The Swiss Language Group AG is active in the field of education in Switzerland.

How is your data collected?

We may collect personal data about you on the École Suisse d’Allemand website in the following ways: - You provide us with personal information, in particular your contact data such as name, first name, e-mail address, telephone number, by using the various features of the École Suisse d’Allemand website, such as the online forms on this website (e.g. contact feature, subscription feature, online test feature) or by sending information to a École Suisse d’Allemand e-mail address provided on the École Suisse d’Allemand website. - You provide us with additional personal information that we may request from you from time to time as a result of any contact you have made with us via the École Suisse d’Allemand website. Under no circumstances, however, are you asked to provide confidential or sensitive personal data about yourself or others. Please do not send us any such data. - If you access the École Suisse d’Allemand website or use the services available through the École Suisse d’Allemand website, your login data will be collected by our servers and/or by cookies that may be placed on your computer (see below). Our servers record your IP address in log files that identify your computer as well as certain other connection data (e.g., time and amount of data transferred, product information and Internet browser versions).

Use of Cookies

École Suisse d’Allemand uses tracking technology such as cookies to collect login information and to understand how users use the École Suisse d’Allemand website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your computer's browser so that it can be recognized by the site when the user returns. Cookies allow the web server to recognize your computer when you log on to our website, which allows the server to download pages faster than when you first visit. Cookies may also be used to compile statistics on the use of this website by collecting and analyzing various data (e.g., most visited pages, time spent by users on visited pages, etc.). Cookies will not be used to track visits to the website by any particular individual. Cookies placed on your computer will not be retained longer than necessary for the stated purpose. It is possible to configure your computer's browser to notify you when a cookie is stored on your computer's hard drive. It is usually possible to configure the browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer. However, for optimal use of this website, we recommend that you do not block cookies from being saved on your computer. The procedure for refusing cookies may vary depending on the software product. You can check with your software support or software vendor to see if you wish to decline cookies. If you choose not to receive cookies, you may not be able to use certain features or pages of this website.

How is your data used?

User data collected on the École Suisse d’Allemand website is processed for the following purposes: - We will use your login data for statistical purposes and to manage and improve the usability of the École Suisse d’Allemand website by means of special software (e.g. Google Analytics) or cookies (see use of cookies). - We will use your contact information to (i) answer any questions you may have about this website and to notify you of any changes to this website; (ii) provide you with information you have requested (subscription feature); and (iii) inform you about the École Suisse d’Allemand and other events. - We will use your contact information and other data to inform you about Swiss Language Group SA services and solutions that may be of interest to you (marketing activities), unless you tell us that you do not wish to receive promotional materials from the École Suisse d’Allemand. - We will include your feedback that you provide through the feedback feature of this website or otherwise in the anonymous reports, statistics, surveys and pools that we make available on this website. However, this type of information will not allow the reader to identify individuals or companies. Your comments are available on this website in anonymous form, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. - By submitting user comments through our dedicated platforms, you give us permission to post them on our website and other promotional tools. - If you apply for a position with a Swiss Language Group SA company, we will only use your applicant data (resume and other information and documents you provide to us) to review your application and for recruitment purposes (see recruitment).

Disclosure of data to third parties

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties, except in the following cases: (1) disclosure of data to other Swiss Language Group AG companies for the purposes mentioned above; (2) disclosure of data if required or ordered by an authority or court; (3) disclosure of data to external service providers who support Swiss Language Group AG in data processing or otherwise; (4) disclosure of data to third parties in the event of reorganizations, divestitures, or acquisitions; and (5) disclosure of data to third parties if necessary to protect the interests of Swiss Language Group AG or other users. We will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make your contact or other business data available to third parties except with your prior permission.

E-mail Storage

All incoming and outgoing e-mails are protected by legal, technical and organizational measures. They may only be accessed in justified cases in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (e.g., court order, suspected criminal conduct, breach of regulatory obligations and material breach of an employment contract). Access is granted only to employees in defined functions (e.g., litigation, legal, compliance, risk). The process steps and search criteria used are predefined. All emails are deleted after a limited period of time. If you do not want The Swiss Language Group Ltd. to keep private emails, we strongly advise you not to send private, non-business emails to École Suisse d’Allemand email accounts.

Data Security and Privacy

The École Suisse d’Allemand applies and ensures that service providers apply appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access and against any other unlawful form of processing. Access to and input of information on the École Suisse d’Allemand website by users takes place over the Internet, which is an open and unprotected network. This data transfer takes place in an unencrypted form. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee the security of your data during the transfer on the website. You confirm that you are aware of the risks involved in unencrypted data transmission via the Internet. The École Suisse d’Allemand is not responsible for any damage caused by such a transfer. For this reason, we ask you not to send us any confidential or sensitive personal data. You can communicate with us by e-mail. E-mails sent via the Internet are neither confidential nor secure. They can be viewed by third parties, lost, intercepted or altered. E-mails can be transferred across national borders, even if the sender and recipient are located in the same country. The École Suisse d’Allemand or any other company of the Swiss Language Group Ltd. will not be liable for any damages incurred in connection with the use of e-mail or any other electronic messaging system in communication with us.

How long will your data be kept?

Swiss Language Group AG retains personal information collected on the École Suisse d’Allemand website for as long as required or permitted by law and regulation. Comments you provide to us using the comment feature of the École Suisse d’Allemand website are generally deleted after one year, unless Swiss Language Group AG has a specific business interest in the information, in which case the comments are retained for a longer period, subject to applicable data protection laws.

Protection of Children

École Suisse d’Allemand does not wish to collect personal data on the École Suisse d’Allemand website from persons under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 are requested to obtain the permission of their parents or legal guardians before providing personal data to the École Suisse d’Allemand on the École Suisse d’Allemand.

Recruitment

If you apply for a position with a Swiss Language Group SA company listed in the Careers section of this website, your resume and other information and materials you provide to us will be used solely for the purpose of reviewing your application and for recruitment. If an applicant is not offered a position with The Swiss Language Group Ltd., his or her data will be kept on file for a short period of time after rejection, then made non-identifiable and finally deleted in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Links to external websites

From the École Suisse d’Allemand website, you can access websites operated by third parties ("external websites"). This Privacy Policy does not apply to External Websites. External websites are not monitored or maintained by the École Suisse d’Allemand. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of external websites (see Terms of Use). Please read the privacy policy of each external website before accessing or submitting personal data to the site.

How to access your data

You have the right to request a copy of your personal data that has been collected online and stored on the École Suisse d’Allemand website. You may also request that your data be corrected or deleted in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. If you wish to unsubscribe from the École Suisse d’Allemand newsletter, please check the "unsubscribe" box at the bottom of the newsletter or send an email using the contact box on the website. For more information, please contact us using the contact details in the contact box.

École Suisse d’Allemand as data controller

Swiss Language Group SA, Switzerland is responsible as data controller for the processing of your personal data on the École Suisse d’Allemand website under Swiss data protection law to the extent applicable.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your data or this privacy policy, please contact us using the general contact feature provided on this website.

These terms and conditions last updated: May 24, 2018

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