What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We respect the privacy of individuals and process your personal information confidentially according to the applicable European privacy laws.

On this page, you can find specific privacy notices relating to Avance website.

Website Privacy notice

This website privacy policy describes how we use and process the information we collect about you when you visit or submit information through our websites. We only collect personal information that you voluntarily submit on our website. You give your permission to place cookies on your computer by allowing cookies in browser settings. The information collected by cookies can then be linked to the information that you submit.

The effective date of this privacy policy is May 4, 2018. This policy is kept up to date and you can always find the latest version on this webpage.

What personal information do we collect?

When you fill in the contact request form, free-consultation request form or subscribe for the newsletter we request:

  • your name*
  • email address*
  • telephone number*
  • the content of your contact request

* Obligatory information.

When you fill in the comment box for the published articles we request:

  • your name*
  • email address*
  • the content of your comment

* Obligatory information.

If you have allowed cookies in your browser settings, the following information is collected by the cookies and it can be linked with the information you have submitted on our website. Otherwise, the information stays anonymous.

  • IP address
  • browser you’re using
  • information about your computer’s operating system
  • webpages that have been shown to you

Additional information on Comments for news articles

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your chosen name will be publicly visible.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

 

How do we use your personal information?

 

  • To process and reply to contact requests
  • To present the content of our website in a manner ideal for your device
  • To monitor the use of our website and to improve the site functionality and the user experience
  • To improve customer communications and to recognize potential customers

 

Will your information be disclosed to third parties?

 

We do not disclose your personal information to parties outside Avance or its sister companies. Any information we collect is used only in ways that are explained in this privacy policy. Only our employees who need the information to complete their work tasks have the right to use the information. Your information is not disclosed to other organizations for commercial purposes.

Embedded content from other websites

 Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

More about cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer. The cookies collect information related to your device and we use them mainly to improve the site functionality and user experience.
We use third-party site analytics and marketing services, such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. The services need to place cookies to enable their services. The collected information is anonymous and it is used for site improvement and measuring purposes and includes for example how you reached our website and interacted with the pages. Service providers transfer and store the information on their servers.

 

How can you influence your privacy?

 

If you wish to deny the site from placing any cookies on your computer, you may block cookies in your browser settings for this site or completely. You may also delete the existing cookies files on your computer at any time. For example:

  • Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
  • Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
  • Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
  • Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

However, it should be noted that the blocking of cookies might affect the site functionality.

 

How can you contact us?

 

You have the right to access the personal information we store about you, request it to be corrected and if you wish, request the removal of the information. You also have the right to prohibit the use of your information for direct marketing. Requests related to the above can be sent by e-mail to contact@avance.ch

  • If you do not want to submit your contact information through our website, you can send your contact request by e-mail to contact@avance.ch

If you have any questions or concerns related to this privacy policy or the use of cookies, please email contact@avance.ch