Data Privacy Policy

Essentis AG

1. Our Data Privacy Philosophy

Essentis AG takes protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and ensure we comply with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

Depending on the personal data processed, applicable Swiss law (the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (DSG) dated 19 June 1992, SR 235.1) or else solely European data protection law (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation)) and other national law of European states may apply, in particular where the scope of this Privacy Policy covers monitoring of the behaviour of data subjects staying in the EU (Article 3 (2) point (b) GDPR).

This Privacy Policy relates to your use of our website ( The following provides you with information on what data we collect when you visit our websites and use our offerings and how we process and use it.

This Privacy Policy does not relate to linked websites of other providers or websites from which there are links to our websites, as well as the processing of our employees’ and customers’ personal data.

2. Contact Data

This Privacy Policy applies to data processing by:

Essentis AG
Stauffacherweg 18
6006 Lucerne

Telephone: +41 79 795 0620

3. Processing of Personal Data: Nature, Purpose and Use of the Data

3.1 When you visit Essentis’ website

When you call our website, your browser automatically sends information to our websites’ server. This information is stored temporarily in a log file until it is automatically erased.

The following information is recorded without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically erased:

  • The type of browser you use and its version
  • The operating system used
  • The referrer URL
  • The pages/files you called
  • The host name of the computer system accessing the sites
  • The time of the server request
  • IP address

We use this information for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a connection to the websites is established smoothly
  • To ensure our websites are convenient to use
  • To analyse system security and stability
  • To analyse the information for statistical purposes

The legal basis for processing of the data is Article 13 (1) DSG and Article 6 (1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR. This data is collected and analysed for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of the websites. We never use the data we collect for the purpose of identifying you or using it to create user profiles.

This information is required to ensure the websites’ functionality.

We retain the log in compliance with statutory requirements.

3.2 E-Mail Communication

If you contact us by e-mail, we will include the contact data you have sent voluntarily, such as your name and e-mail address, in the reply to your inquiry.

Please note that e-mail is not a secure means of transferring data. We advise you to use an encrypted means of transferring it, especially if the information is confidential or sensitive personal data. We consequently ask you to inform us if you wish to communicate with us by encrypted means.

We process the following data you send us:

  • Form of address, surname and first name
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address, if applicable

We process your personal data to reply to your inquiry.

The data is processed pursuant to your inquiry and is required for the above purposes so that steps prior to entering into a contract can be performed in accordance with Article 13 (2) point a DSG and Article 6 (1) sentence 1 point (b) GDPR.

This processing is necessary to respond to your communication.

4. Cookies

Essentis’s websites by design do not use any cookies.

5. Analytics

We by design do not use any analytics tools (such as Google Analytics).

6. Social Plug-ins

We do not use any social plug-ins on our website. There are, however, links provided for sharing content on selected social media.

If you use the services of these social networks independently of or in connection with our websites, the social networks analyse your use of the services.

7. Data Security

We protect personal data by means of technical and organisational security measures. It is protected against access by unauthorised persons, accidental or intentional manipulation or misuse, destruction and loss. Our data processing and security measures are constantly improved to reflect technological advances.

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person and includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or IP address.

Essentis’ website uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries you send us as the websites’ operator. You can tell that a connection is encrypted by the fact that your browser’s address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and if the padlock icon is displayed in the bar.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.

8. Your Right

You as the data subject can exercise various rights towards us and in accordance with applicable national and international law.

We may process your personal data again in order to address those rights.

Depending on the applicable law, you as a data subject can exercise the following rights:

  • To demand information on and access to your personal data we have processed. In particular, information in accordance with Article 15 GDPR and Article 8 DSG may include information on:
    • the purposes for which the data is processed
    • the category of personal data
    • the category of recipients to whom your data has been or is to be disclosed
    • the planned period of time for which the data is to be stored
    • the existence of a right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of the data or to object to its being processed
    • the existence of a right to lodge a complaint
    • the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and any meaningful information about the details of that
  • To demand immediate rectification of incorrect personal data we have stored concerning you and demand that incomplete personal data is completed (Article 16 GDPR and Article 5 (2) DSG)
  • To demand restriction of processing of your personal data, if you dispute the correctness of the data, processing of it is unlawful, but you oppose its erasure and we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or you have objected to processing of your data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR (Article 18 GDPR and Article 15 DSG)
  • To receive the personal data you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or demand that your data be transmitted to another controller (Article 20 GDPR)
  • To demand erasure of personal data we have stored concerning you, unless processing of it is required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (Article 17 GDPR and Article 15 DSG)
  • To withdraw your consent to processing of your data at any time. As a consequence, we will no longer be allowed to continue processing the data on the basis of your prior consent with future effect (Article 7 (3) GDPR)
  • To object to processing if your personal data is processed to safeguard legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR and if there are grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection is to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR). In the latter case, you have a general right to object and we will comply with that right without any need for you to specify grounds relating to your particular situation.
  • Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (see above) (Article 77 GDPR).

9. Up-to-dateness of and amendments to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy or adapt it to new methods of processing at any time. You can obtain the latest version of the Data Policy at any time at