This website (hereinafter the “Website“) is provided by Bayer (Schweiz) AG (hereinafter “us” or “we”). For further information regarding the provider of the Website, please refer to our imprint.
A. Handling of personal data
In the following we wish to provide you with information on how we handle your personal data when you use our Website. Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the Website requested by you (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation).
- Using our Website
1.1 Accessing our Website
When you call up our Website, your browser will transfer certain data to our web server. This is done for technical reasons and required to make available to you the requested information. To facilitate your access to the Website, the following data are collected, briefly stored and used:
Date and time of access
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of request (specific site)
Status of access/HTTP status code
Transferred volume of data
Website requesting access
Browser, language settings, version of browser software operating system and surface
Moreover, to protect our legitimate interests, we will store such data for a limited period of time in order to be able to initiate a tracking of personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).
2. Setting of cookies
2.1 What are cookies?
This Website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) which your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our Website.
2.2 What cookies do we use?
We differentiate between two categories of cookies: (1) functional cookies, without which the functionality of our Website would be reduced, and (2) optional cookies used for website analysis and marketing purposes. The following tables contain a detailed description of the optional cookies we use:
2.3 Subject to your consent
We only use optional cookies if we have obtained your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation). Upon your first access to our Website, a banner will appear, asking you to give us your consent to the setting of optional cookies. If your consent is given, we will place a cookie on your computer and the banner will not appear again as long as the cookie is active. After expiration of the cookie’s lifespan, or if you actively delete the cookie, the banner will reappear upon your next visit to our Website and again ask for your consent.
2.4 How to prevent the setting of cookies
3. Website Analysis
On our Website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. To this purpose we use, among others, the cookies described in more detail in the above table. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our Website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 digits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US.
You may revoke your consent to the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your consents in the above table, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out cookie.
4. Use of contact forms
You can contact us directly via the contact forms available on our Website. In particular, you may provide us with the following information:
- Name, surname, gender and title
- Contact data (e.g. E-Mail address, phone number)
We collect, process and use the information provided by you via the contact forms exclusively for the processing of your specific request.
5. External services or content on our Website
We include third-party services and/or content on our Website. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.
The respective provider of the services or content may also process your data for own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process data for own purposes in such a way that either any communication for other purposes than to present their services or content on our Website is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your data.
For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such collection and processing of your data, please consult the privacy statements of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are responsible for the protection of your data in this context:
- YouTube videos
- Google Maps
- Stumble Upon
6. Use of the recommendation function
If you wish to recommend us to others, you can do so by using the recommendation function on our Website. You may, in your and our legitimate interest, send a message to any person if you assume that the recipient wishes to receive such information.
Persons, who do not wish to receive messages via our recommendation function, may request to be included in a list of blocked recipients by following the directions included in the respective message.
You can exchange messages with the Q&A Chatbot (hereinafter “chatbot”) on our website. You must be aware that any personal information you provide will be processed by us and our service providers. For a conversation, a so-called "Session ID" is created. When the chatbot is closed the "Session ID" will be terminated. If you are starting a new conversation with the chatbot, a new "Session ID" will be created. We process the “Session-ID” and the information you provide to answer your question (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation). Based on our legitimate interest we store the "Session ID" and the information you have provided for a period of 12 months in order to further improve our chatbot according to the needs of the users (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).
8. Job Matching Function
If you want to make use of the job matching functionality, we need additional application documents, such as your resume, certificates and/or a cover letter, which can be uploaded to the website. An automated algorithm compares the documents you provide with current vacancies at Bayer in order to be able to offer you career opportunities tailored to your needs. The document will be automatically deleted afterwards.
- Transfer of data for commissioned processing
We only share, or otherwise disclose, your Personal Data to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or service contractors providing services on our behalf, such as for technical support, to evaluate the usefulness of our websites and applications, for marketing purposes, or for other types of service delivery. We carefully select and regularly monitor service contractors and have contracts in place with them to ensure that Personal Data are processed based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Statement and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
We only share your Personal Data with these parties as far as this is necessary to provide any services that you have requested or authorized, to protect your, our, or others’ rights, property or safety, to maintain the security of our services or if we are required to do so because of applicable laws, court or other governmental regulations, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any legal or criminal investigation or legal proceeding.
- Processing of data outside the EU / the EEA
Your data will in part also be processed by the above mentioned Bayer affiliates and service contractors in countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or the European Economic Area (“EEA”), which may have a lower data protection level than European countries. In such cases, we will ensure that a sufficient level of protection is provided for your data, e.g. by concluding specific agreements with our contractual partners (copy available on request), or we will ask for your explicit consent to such processing.
B. Information regarding your rights
The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:
Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
- Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
- Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling, unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
- Right to data portability;
- Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
- You may at any time with future effect revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of data based on your consent.
Please ntoe, however, that we reserve the right to enforce statutory restrictions on our part, for example if we are obliged to retain or process certain data, have an overriding interest or need the data for asserting claims.
If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to the contact form or to our company data protection office indicated below.
C. Retention of your personal data
We process and retain your personal data as long as required to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Statement, unless a longer or shorter retention period is required or permitted by applicable law. Personal data may be retained for the period during which claims can be asserted against our company or insofar as we are otherwise legally obliged to do so or if legitimate business interests require further retention, in particular to be able to initiate a tracking of personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers.
For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, please write an e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our company data protection officer at the following address:
Data protection officer Switzerland
Bayer Consumer Care AG
Peter Merian-Strasse 84
E. Amendment of Privacy Statement
We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our Website. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our Website. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the site to keep yourself informed on possible updates.