We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and discretion comes first for us.
1. Person responsible
The responsible party for data processing is DCP Client Partner AG, Dianastrasse 5, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland, unless otherwise stated in individual cases. If you have any data protection concerns within the meaning of the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG), you can address them to the following contact address: DCP Client Partner AG, Dianastrasse 5, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland or
You can reach our data protection officer according to Art. 37 DSGVO, Mr. Marcel Moog, at the same contact details.
DCP is represented in the European Union by the law firm Zeidler Legal Services Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Bettinastraße 48, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
2. Collection and processing of personal data
We primarily process the personal data that we receive from our clients and other business partners in the course of our business relationship with them and other persons involved in it, or that we collect from their users in the operation of our website and other applications.
To the extent permitted, we also take certain data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. debt collection registers, land registers, commercial registers, press, Internet) or receive such data from other companies within the DCP Group, from authorities and others. In addition to the data about you that you give us directly, the categories of personal data that we receive about you from third parties include, in particular, information from public registers, information that we learn in connection with official and legal proceedings, information in connection with your professional functions and activities, information about you in correspondence and meetings with third parties, information about you that people close to you (family, advisors, legal representatives, etc.) give us so that we can conclude or process contracts with you or involving you (e.g. References, your address for mailings, powers of attorney, information on compliance with legal requirements such as anti-money laundering and export restrictions, information from banks and other contractual partners of ours on the use or provision of services by you (e.g. payments made), information from the media and Internet about you (if this is appropriate in the specific case, e.g. in the context of a job application, press releases, etc.). e.g. in the context of an application, press review, marketing/sales, etc.), your addresses and data in connection with the use of the website (e.g. IP address, MAC address of the smartphone or computer, details of your device and settings, cookies, date and time of visit, pages and content accessed, functions used, referring website, location details).
3. Purposes of data processing and legal basis
We use the personal data we collect primarily to conclude and process our contracts with our customers and business partners, so in particular in the context of asset management with our customers and the purchase of products and services from our suppliers and subcontractors, as well as to comply with our legal obligations at home and abroad. If you work for such a customer or business partner, your personal data may of course also be affected in this capacity.
In addition, we process personal data of you and other persons, to the extent permitted and deemed appropriate, also for the following purposes, in which we (and sometimes third parties) have a legitimate interest corresponding to the purpose:
- Offering and further developing our offers, services and websites and other platforms on which we are present;
- Communicating with third parties and processing their inquiries (e.g. applications, media inquiries);
- Testing and optimizing procedures for needs analysis for the purpose of directly approaching customers as well as collecting personal data from publicly available sources for the purpose of customer acquisition;
- Advertising and marketing (including the organization of events), insofar as you have not objected to the use of your data (if we send you advertising as an existing customer of ours, you can object to this at any time; we will then place you on a blocking list against further advertising mailings);
- Assertion of legal claims and defense in connection with legal disputes and official proceedings;
- Prevention and investigation of criminal offenses and other misconduct (e.g., conducting internal investigations, data analysis to combat fraud);
- Guarantees of our operations, in particular IT, our websites and other platforms;
- Video surveillance to maintain housekeeping rights and other measures for IT, building and facility security and protection of our employees and other persons and assets belonging to or entrusted to us (such as access controls, visitor lists, network and mail scanners, telephone records);
- Purchase and sale of businesses, companies or parts of companies and other corporate transactions and related transfers of personal data, as well as business management measures and where necessary to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and DCP's internal rules.
If you have given us consent to process your personal data for certain purposes (for example, when you register to receive newsletters or conduct a background check), we will process your personal data within the scope of and based on this consent, unless we have another legal basis and we need such a basis. Consent given can be revoked at any time, but this has no effect on data processing that has already taken place.
4. Cookies / tracking and other technologies related to the use of our website
We typically use "cookies" and similar technologies on our websites to identify your browser or device. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by the web browser you are using when you visit our website. This allows us to recognize you when you return to this website, even if we do not know who you are. In addition to cookies that are only used during a session and deleted after your website visit ("session cookies"), cookies can also be used to store user settings and other information for a certain period of time (e.g. two years) ("permanent cookies"). However, you can set your browser to reject cookies, store them for one session only, or otherwise delete them early. Most browsers are preset to accept cookies. We use persistent cookies so that we can better understand how you use our offers and content and so that we can show you offers and advertising tailored to you (which can also happen on websites of other companies; however, they then do not learn from us who you are, if we ourselves even know that. These companies only see that the same user is on their website who was also on a particular page with us). If you block cookies, certain functionalities (such as voice dialing) may no longer work.
We also include visible and invisible image elements in some of our newsletters and other marketing emails, where permitted, that allow us to determine if and when you have opened the email by retrieving them from our servers so that we can measure and better understand how you use our offers and tailor them to you here as well. You can block this in your email program; most are preset to do so.
By using our websites and agreeing to receive newsletters and other marketing emails, you consent to the use of these techniques. If you do not want this, then you must set your browser or e-mail program accordingly.
We sometimes use Google Analytics or similar services on our websites. This is a service provided by third parties that may be located in any country in the world (in the case of Google Analytics, it is Google Ireland (based in Ireland) or Google Belgium (based in Belgium), Google Ireland/Belgium rely on Google LLC (based in the USA) as an order processor (both "Google"), www.google.com), with which we can measure and evaluate the use of the website (non-personal). Permanent cookies set by the service provider are also used for this purpose. We have configured the service so that the IP addresses of visitors are shortened by Google in Europe before being forwarded to the USA and thus cannot be traced (anonymization). We have switched off the "Data forwarding" and "Signals" settings. Although we can assume that the information we share with Google is not personal data for Google, it is possible that Google can draw conclusions about the identity of visitors from this data for its own purposes, create personal profiles and link this data to the Google accounts of these individuals. Insofar as you have registered with the service provider yourself, the service provider also knows you. The processing of your personal data by the service provider then takes place under the responsibility of the service provider in accordance with its data protection provisions. The service provider only informs us how our respective website is used (no information about you personally).
We also use so-called plug-ins from social networks such as Facebook, X, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest or Instagram on our websites. This is apparent to you in each case (typically via corresponding icons). We have configured these elements so that they are disabled by default. If you activate them (by clicking on them), the operators of the respective social networks can register that you are on our website and where and can use this information for their purposes. The processing of your personal data is then the responsibility of this operator according to its data protection regulations. We do not receive any information about you from him.
5. Data transfer and data transmission abroad
We also disclose personal data to third parties within the scope of our business activities and the purposes set out in section 3, insofar as this is permitted and appears to us to be appropriate, either because they process it for us or because they want to use it for their own purposes. This concerns in particular the following entities:
- Service providers of us (within the DCP Group as well as externally, such as banks), including order processors (such as IT providers);
- Dealers, suppliers and other business partners;
- Domestic and foreign authorities, government agencies or courts;
- The public, including visitors to websites and social media;
- Competitors, industry organizations, associations, organizations and other bodies;
- Acquirers or parties interested in acquiring businesses, companies or other parts of the DCP Group;
- Other parties to potential or actual legal proceedings;
- Other companies in the DCP Group;
All Collective Recipients.
These recipients are partly domiciled in Germany, but may also be domiciled abroad. In particular, you should expect the transfer of your data to all countries where the DCP Group is represented by group companies, branches or other offices, as well as to other countries in Europe and the United States where the service providers we use are located (such as Microsoft). Unless there is a legal basis for doing so, data will only be transferred abroad in exceptional cases and with your consent.
If a recipient is located in a country without adequate legal data protection, we contractually oblige the recipient to comply with the applicable data protection according to the Swiss standard, unless the recipient is already subject to a legally recognized set of rules to ensure data protection and we cannot rely on an exception provision. An exception may apply in particular in the case of legal proceedings abroad, but also in cases of overriding public interests or if the performance of a contract requires such disclosure, if you have consented or if it is a matter of data made generally available by you, the processing of which you have not objected to.
6. Duration of the retention of personal data
We process and store your personal data as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of our contractual and legal obligations or otherwise the purposes pursued with the processing, for example, for the duration of the entire business relationship (from the processing to the termination of a contract) as well as beyond that in accordance with the statutory retention and documentation obligations. In this context, it is possible that personal data will be retained for the time during which claims can be asserted against our company and insofar as we are otherwise legally obligated to do so or legitimate business interests require this (e.g. for evidence and documentation purposes). As soon as your personal data is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, it will be deleted or anonymized as a matter of principle and to the extent possible.
7. Data security
We take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse, such as issuing instructions, staff training, IT and network security solutions, access controls and restrictions, encryption of data carriers and transmissions, pseudonymization, controls.
8. Obligation to provide personal data
In the context of our business relationship, you must provide those personal data that are necessary for the establishment and implementation of a business relationship and the fulfillment of the associated contractual obligations (you usually do not have a legal obligation to provide us with data). Without this data, however, we will generally not be able to conclude a contract with you (or the entity or person you represent) or to process it. Also, the website cannot be used if certain information to secure the traffic (such as IP address) is not disclosed.
9. Automated decision making through profiling
We may process your personal data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling). In doing so, we may use evaluation tools that enable us to provide needs-based communication and advertising, including market and opinion research. For the establishment and implementation of the business relationship and also otherwise, we generally do not use automatic individual decision-making (as regulated, for example, in Art. 21 DSG). Should we use such procedures in individual cases, we will inform you about this separately in advance in order to obtain your consent for this.
10. Rights of the data subject
Within the framework of the data protection law applicable to you and insofar as provided therein (such as in the case of the Swiss Data Protection Act), you have the right to information, correction, deletion, the right to restriction of data processing and otherwise the right to object to our data processing, in particular those for the purposes of direct marketing, profiling possibly operated for direct advertising and other legitimate interests in the processing, as well as to the release of certain personal data for the purpose of transfer to another body. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to enforce the restrictions provided for by law, for example if we are obliged to retain or process certain data, have an overriding interest in doing so (insofar as we are entitled to rely on this) or require it for the assertion of claims. If you incur costs, we will inform you in advance. We have already informed you about the possibility of revoking your consent in section 3. Please note that the exercise of these rights may conflict with contractual agreements and may have consequences such as the premature termination of the contract or cost consequences. We will inform you in advance if this is not already contractually regulated.
The exercise of such rights usually requires that you clearly prove your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your identity card, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). To exercise your rights, you may contact us at the address provided in Section 1.
Every data subject also has the right to enforce his or her claims in court or to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority. The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (http://www.edoeb.admin.ch).