Data Protection Declaration. We Take Data Protection Seriously.

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

SwissOptic AG respects your privacy. Data protection is a high priority for us. We handle the personal data entrusted to us responsibly. The following information gives you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal information is any information by which you can be personally identified. For more detailed information on data protection, please refer to the Privacy Policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?
The website contains contact forms for electronic contact. Once the user has filled in the form, this data is stored for processing and transmitted to the relevant office of SwissOptic AG. Other personal data of website visitors is automatically collected by our IT systems. This is mainly technical information (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view).

What do we use your data for?
The processing of personal data from the input mask is solely for the purpose of processing the contact. Technical information is used to ensure error-free operation of the website or to analyse your user behaviour. Candidates use our career portal. Registration is required to use the portal. The portal helps us to transfer your data to the HR department in an encrypted form.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to request information at any time, free of charge, about the source, recipient and purpose of the personal data stored about you. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and for any other questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

2. General and obligatory inform­ation

Data protection

As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, a variety of personal information is collected.  This privacy policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Information about the responsible entity

The entity responsible for data processing on this website is:

SwissOptic AG
9435 Heerbrugg, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 71 747 04 20

If you have any questions about data protection, please contact:

Withdrawing your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

According to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. The legal basis in the area of ​​application of the GDPR is Article 77. You then have the right to assert your claims in court.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

3. Data collection on our website


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to make it easier for users to use websites. Some features of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary for the browser to be recognised after a page change.

We use cookies for the following purposes

- Identify the user's session in the server's memory.
- Prevent and defend against attacks
- Recording information that the user has read the privacy policy
- Recording information that the user does not wish to be redirected to the URL corresponding to their country.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being set, to allow cookies only in specific cases, to prevent the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally, and to enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process are used in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically faultless and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), these are dealt with separately in this privacy policy (see the etracker section).

Contact Form

If you send us an enquiry via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. This data remains within SwissOptic AG and will not be passed on without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time. To do so, simply send an informal message by e-mail to The lawfulness of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation will not be affected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after processing your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.


The personal data provided to us will only be passed on within SwissOptic AG to other locations within the group of companies if this should be necessary in the course of the cooperation or processing of your enquiry.

You can revoke your consent to data processing at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

4. Etracker

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyse usage data. We use cookies for web analysis only if we have obtained your express prior consent. If this is the case and you have given your consent, cookies are used to enable a statistical analysis of the reach of this website as well as test procedures for the website, e.g. to test and optimise different versions of our online offer or its components. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's terminal. Etracker cookies do not contain any information that can be used to identify a user.

The data generated by etracker is processed and stored by etracker exclusively in Germany on behalf of the provider of this website and is therefore subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this respect, etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal.

Data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f (legitimate interest) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to optimise our online services and web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is important to us, data that might allow a reference to an individual person, such as IP address, login or device identifiers, are anonymised or pseudonymised as soon as possible. We do not use this information in any other way, nor do we combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You may object to the above data processing at any time. The objection has no negative consequences. 

Further information on data protection at etracker can be found here.

5. Registration and application process

Registration (creating an account)

We use a career portal for applications. Registration is required to use the portal. The portal helps us to transfer your data to the HR department in an encrypted form. The following data will be processed for an application and registration on the Career Portal:

- First name Last name
- Your password
- Your e-mail address
- Country/region of residence

The processing of registration data enables you to complete, manage and modify your application documents.

Application process

When you apply for a job with us, we process the data you provide in order to fill advertised vacancies and to select qualified candidates. This includes, but is not limited to, the following information

- First name Last name
- Your date of birth
- Your title
- Your gender
- Your address
- Your phone number
- Your e-mail address
- Your pictures
- Qualification details
- Further information in CV etc.

Re-addressing and transfer

If you decide to join our talent pool, we will not collect any further data from you. This is an extension of processing. The data submitted in the application process will then be kept longer for future vacancies, will be visible to a wider group of Group companies and you may be contacted by other Group companies with vacancies.


Application procedure

Your data will be used to process your application and to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship with SwissOptic AG. The legal basis is Art. 6 par. 1 lit b DSGVO. 

Disclosure and transfer

The data processing within the framework of the Talent Pool is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. 

Duration of storage

Registration and application process

Your application data will not be processed beyond the purpose described. Your personal data will be deleted no later than six months after completion of the application process, unless we have a legitimate interest in keeping the data. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). Account data will be deleted six months after the account has become inactive.


Re-addressing and transfer

If you consent to the processing of your data as part of the Talent Pool, your data will be stored for a further six months.

Categories of beneficiaries

Applicant portal and application process

Within SwissOptic AG, the departments to which you apply will have access to your applicant data. 

Re-addressing and transfer

If you have agreed to the processing within the Talent Pool, all areas of SwissOptic AG may become recipients of your data.