Data Protection Information


1. Data Controller and contact details

Data Controller:

Pontinova AG

Beethovenstrasse 7

8002 Zürich


2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

a) Visiting our website

Whenever you visit our website, your browser automatically sends information to our website server where it is temporarily saved in a log file. The following files are automatically recorded and stored until they are automatically deleted:

  •  the IP address of the requesting computer,
  •  the date and time of access,
  •  name and URL of the requested file,
  •  the website from which the access was made,
  •  the operating system and browser used by your computer,
  •  the name of your Internet service provider.

The collection and processing of this data is carried out for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (connection setup), to ensure system security and stability on a permanent basis, to enable the technical administration of the network infrastructure and the optimization of our Internet offer as well as for internal statistical purposes. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure, and for statistical purposes.

The legal basis for processing personal user data is Article 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 (f) of the GDPR.
We also use cookies and Google Analytics when users visit our website. See clause 4 and clause 5 of these data protection regulations.

b) Contact us

The website of Pontinova AG allows you to contact Pontinova AG by using the contact form. To do so, you must provide your title (Mrs./Mr.), first name and last name, and email address, as well as the text of your inquiry and the purpose of your inquiry (career/media/events/general). In addition, you may provide your professional title, address, and telephone number, if you wish. Personal data transmitted to Pontinova AG in this connection will be used exclusively to process your inquiry. The legal basis for processing data is Article 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 (f) of the GDPR.

3. Transfer of your data to a third party

Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if

  • you have given us consent to transmit data to third parties,
  • this is necessary in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the processing of client relationships with you (this includes in particular passing it on to the opposing party in proceedings and their representatives, in particular their attorneys, as well as courts and other public authorities for the purposes of correspondence, marketing measures, as well as for the asserting and de- fending of their rights),
  • for purposes where we are obligated or entitled to give information, notification or forward data, to the extent that external service providers commissioned by us process data as contract processors or parties that assume certain functions (e.g., external data centers, support and maintenance of IT applications, archiving, document processing, call center services, compliance services, controlling, data screening for anti-money laundering purposes, data validation and data protection, plausibility check, data destruction, purchasing/procurement, customer administration, letter shops, marketing, media technology, research, risk controlling, billing, telephony, website management, auditing services, credit institutions, printing plants or companies for data disposal, courier services, logistics, press relations work).

We will moreover refrain from transmitting your data to third parties if we have not informed you of such separately. If we commission service providers within the framework of processing an order, your data will be subject there to the security standards stipulated by us in order to adequately protect your data. In all other cases, recipients may only use the data for purposes for which the data have been sent to them.

Attorney-client privilege will remain unaffected. With regard to data that is subject to attorney-client privilege, the information will only be passed on with your agreement.

Within our firm, the internal departments and organizational units who need your data in order to fulfill our contractual and legal obligation or within the processing and implementation of our justified interest will receive your data.

4. Cookies

We use cookies every time a visitor visits our website. Cookies help us to make your visit to our website easier and more pleasant. Cookies are information files that your Web browser automatically saves on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our website.

The setting of cookies does not transmit any personal data to us. More specifically, cookies allow us to anonymously analyse your user behaviour in a form when visiting our website.

The legal basis for processing personal data with the help of cookies is Article 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 (f) of the GDPR.

Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that cookies are not stored on your computer or that a message is always displayed when you receive a new cookie. You can also delete previously stored cookies.

Deactivating cookies may result in you not being able to use all the functions of our website.

5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by cookies regarding your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you activate IP anonymity on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate your IP address prior to this within European Union member states or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for the website operators and to provide further services associated with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies using the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, we would advise that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. You can also prevent the transmission of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: ( This website and its subpages send only abbreviated, i.e. anonymized IP addresses to Google. You may also opt-out of Google Analytics collections by clicking on the following link; an opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your information when you visit this site : Deactivate Google Analytics.
For more information on privacy protection in Google Analytics, see

6.  Your data protection rights / Rights of data subjects

If certain conditions are met, you can assert the following data protection rights against us:

  • In accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR, you may revoke the consent that you have granted to us at any time. The result of this is that we may no longer perform the data processing that this consent relates to in future.
  • Under Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain information on your personal data pro- cessed by us.
  • Upon request, we will rectify or complete data stored on you in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR if such data is inaccurate or faulty.
  • Upon your request, we will erase your data in accordance with the principles of Art. 17 GDPR unless we are prohibited to do so by other stat- utory provisions (e.g., statutory retention obliga- tions) or an overriding in- terest on our part (for example, to defend our rights and claims into account the preconditions laid down in Art. 18 GDPR, you may request from us to restrict the processing of your data.
  • In accordance with the provisions of Art. 20 GDPR, you also have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or transmit such data to a third party.
  • Furthermore, you may file an objection to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, as a result of which we have to stop processing your data. This right of objection on- ly applies, however, if very special circum- stances characterize your personal situation, whereby the rights of our firm may run counter to your right of objection.
  • You furthermore have the right to revoke consent that has been issued to us to process per- sonal data at any time with effect for the future.
  • In addition, you have the right to complain to a data protection authority (Art. 77 GDPR).

Your applications regarding the exercising of your rights should be addressed if possible in writing to the abovementioned address.

7.  Information on your right of objection under Art. 21 GDPR

  • You have the right to file an objection at any time against processing of your data which is performed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a weighing out of interests) or Art. Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR (data processing in the public inter- est). The precondition for this, however, is that there are grounds for your objection emanating from your special personal situation. This also applies to profil- ing that is based on this purpose within the meaning of Art. 4(4) GDPR.  If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate com- pelling reasons warranting protection for the pro- cessing that outweigh your interests, rights and free- doms, or the processing serves the purpose of as- serting, exercising or defending legal claims.
  • We also process your personal data in order to perform direct advertising. If you do not want to re- ceive any advertising, you have the right to file an objection thereto at any time. This also applies to the profiling to the extent that it is connected with such direct advertising. We will respect this objection with effect for the future.
    We will no longer process your data for the purpose of direct advertising if you object to processing for this purpose. The objection may be filed without adhering to any form requirements and should be sent to

8. Data security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security procedures are continually improved as new technology develops.

9. Modifications to this Privacy Policy

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is 24 May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this Privacy Policy. The current Privacy Policy can be accessed at any time here on our website.