The protection of your privacy and your personal data is very important to the Sauber Group. For this reason, the collection and processing of personal data by the Sauber Group is carried out in compliance with the statutory provisions (totally revised Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), in force from 1 September 2023).
Sauber Motorsport AG, a company registered in Switzerland under company number CHE-106.955.725, is responsible for data processing.
- What personal data do we process?
Personal data includes all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. Examples of this are in particular your name, your telephone number, your e-mail address, your place of birth and your date of birth.
If you contact us by e-mail or otherwise contact us, the personal data you provide will be stored by us so that we can answer your questions. We process data collected for marketing or statistical purposes when you visit our website or after your consent.
We also process data that is indispensable within the framework of our contractual relationship with you. This includes all information that you provide to us for the fulfilment of the contract or that we receive from third parties in connection with the contractual relationship.
If you share personal data of third parties with us, for example personal details of employees of your company, of customers or clients, you are obliged to obtain the consent of the persons concerned in advance and to inform them about these data protection provisions.
- For what purposes do we use your data?
As a matter of principle, we only process your personal data if this is necessary to provide a functioning website and if this is required for our content and services.
Other reasons we may process your information include:
- providing information about us to you;
- the management of enquiries and complaints;
- if you have applied to us so that we can consider you when filling the position;
- when you attend one of our events;
- if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company.
Your information may also be used to:
- verify your identity when dealing with us so that we can comply with our obligations in respect of any legal or regulatory obligations to which we may be subject;
- provide you with information that you have requested from us;
- ensure that the content of our website is presented in the most effective way for you and for your device(s); and/or
- administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical purposes and surveys or otherwise as part of our efforts to maintain the security of our website.
Your information may also be used to send you information about us and our range of products and/or services. For this purpose, we may use your information to:
- enable you to participate in interactive features of our services if you wish to do so;
- inform you about and manage your involvement in our services and events, including training events or client events;
- measure or understand the effectiveness of our advertising to you and others, and to provide you with advertising relevant to you, including making suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our website about goods or services that may interest you or such other users; and/or
- send you news bulletins, newsletters, brochures or general information about other goods, services and events we offer which are similar to those you have already purchased or enquired about or which we otherwise consider may be of interest to you (unless you have opted out of receiving such information).
If you are already a customer of ours or we have another existing relationship with you, we will rely on our legitimate interests as the lawful basis for processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. For this purpose, it may be necessary to process your personal data to enable us to carry out direct marketing in accordance with our legitimate interest. In addition, we believe that you should reasonably expect to receive marketing materials from us using the same methods that we commonly use to communicate with you (e.g. by email) and that, if so, there will be no disproportionate impact on your individual privacy rights.
Unless you are already a customer or we have another existing relationship with you, the marketing of our materials, our events and services (or those of others) to you requires your consent. This consent must be sought no later than the time of our first communication to you. This will give you the option to opt-in to receiving such information (known as ‘opting-in’) by ticking the relevant boxes on the forms we use to collect your information or in links provided in our email communications.
In each and every marketing communication, we will always give you the option to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes (known as ‘opting out’) by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button in our marketing emails or selecting a similar opt-out option in the forms we use to collect your data. You can also opt-out of this at any time by contacting us using the contact details below.
If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, we will retain your contact details in our marketing database(s) specifically for the purpose of preventing your contact details from being included in any future marketing campaigns. Only members of our marketing team will have access to this database(s). Your unsubscription will only affect this database(s) and will not result in any changes to any existing information on our other databases that you have provided to us or that we have otherwise obtained for the purpose of providing our products and/or services to you or for any other lawful purpose.
We use aggregate information and statistics for the purpose of monitoring website usage to help us develop our website and services.
- Who has access to your data? Is data disclosed to third parties or abroad?
Disclosure of information to third parties will only be made in accordance with, or is required by, any contractual relationship we have with you, applicable law, regulation or legal process, unless such information is protected by confidentiality obligations we have with our partners or others.
In addition, we may be required by law or court order to disclose to relevant regulatory, law enforcement and/or other competent authorities certain information about you or about contracts we have with you, unless such information is protected by confidentiality obligations we have to our partners or others. We may also need to share your information to enforce or apply our legal rights.
In connection with the supply of our services and/or products, personal data may also be transferred, if necessary, to countries or territories outside Switzerland, in which case we will provide contractual protection if those territories do not offer an adequate level of data protection comparable to that in Switzerland or the European Economic Area (EEA).
In particular, we may collect and transfer your personal data to countries outside Switzerland: with your consent; to perform a contract with you; or to meet a compelling legitimate interest that we may have, unless your rights and freedoms are overridden.
We use reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information we receive from you against loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please note that we are not responsible for the security of any information you transmit over the Internet, or for any information you store, post or provide directly to a third party website that is subject to that third party’s policies. Please be advised that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any transmission of your data using these methods is therefore at your own risk.
A loss of personal data is called a data breach. We are committed to informing you when your personal data is compromised and there is a risk to your rights and freedoms as a result.
- Where is your data stored?
Unless we expressly inform you otherwise, data processing takes place in Switzerland and the EEA/EU area.
- How long do we keep your data?
The personal data collected by us in connection with a contractual relationship will be stored or retained at least until the expiry of the statutory retention obligation. After expiry of the respective retention periods, we delete or destroy your personal data completely, unless you have agreed to a longer retention period or have commissioned us with a longer retention period.
If we have acquired your data through an enquiry, for marketing purposes, visiting our website or for similar purposes, we will delete the data obtained in such a situation as soon as the storage of the data is no longer necessary, or we will restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.
- Your rights
You have the right at any time:
- Request information about what data we process about you;
- have incorrect or incomplete data corrected;
- to demand the deletion of your data, insofar as such deletion does not violate legal retention periods or insofar as we cannot assert any justified self-interest that opposes deletion;
- to withdraw your consent for processing operations based on such consent.
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognise the computer or device used to access a website. A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. This allows the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time so that you do not have to keep re-entering them when you visit the site again or browse from one page to another. They generally make our website more user-friendly and effective. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.
This website uses the following session cookies:
- “_gat sauber-group.com” (HTTP cookie) is used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate
- “_gid sauber-group.com” (HTTP cookie) registers a unique ID that is used to create statistical data about your use of the website.
Session cookies store a so-called session ID, which makes it possible to assign different requests from your browser to a common session and which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Session cookies allow your computer to recognise when you visit the website again.
This website uses the following persistent cookies:
- “_ga sauber-group.com” (HTTP cookie, 2 years) registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about your use of the website.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
- The use of Google Analytics
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as a result of Google Analytics is not compiled with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to improve it regularly. By using the statistics we receive, we are able to improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user. In exceptional cases where your personal data is transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework.
This website also uses Google Analytics to analyse cross-device traffic, which is done on the basis of a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data”.
We have entered into a contract with Google and fully implement the provisions of the FADP in our use of Google Analytics.
- Links to third party websites
If you have any questions regarding this data protection notice or the processing of personal data by the Sauber Group, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sauber Motorsport AG