emost AG
Zurich Commercial Register Office:

Privacy policy

The following privacy policy informs you which personal data (personal data) is processed how and for which purposes when you visit our website, benefit from one of our online services or otherwise get in contact with us (e.g. in the context of our business relationship with you, when processing contact data, in recruitment and application procedures, etc.).

emost values the protection of your privacy; as an internationally active company, we process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation.

1. contact

emost AG, Weinbergstrasse 91, CH – 8953 Dietikon, (“emost”; also “we” or “us”) is responsible for data processing in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you have any further questions about this Privacy Policy, the processing of your personal data and/or the exercise of your rights in this context, you can contact us as follows: E-mail

Our data protection officer looks forward to your inquiry and will address your concern. For security reasons, emost may take appropriate measures to verify your identity.

2. our processing of your personal data

When you visit this website, when you apply for a job with us and in other cases, various personal data is collected from you, stored and further processed. In particular, this concerns the following personal data and is carried out in the following situations for the purposes listed below:

2.1. Visit our website

2.1.1. Log data

When you visit our website, technical data is collected, namely your IP address or the IP address of your Internet service provider, the entry page from which you came to our website, the browser type, operating system and platform, pages visited at www.emost.com, access times and date (hereinafter “connection data”). This data is automatically stored in log files for a period of 6 months. We process this connection data for the purpose of optimizing the provision of our website, namely to analyze how visitors use this website; it is also evaluated for statistical purposes and used for internal measures to improve security and quality.

2.1.2. Cookies

This website also uses cookies to track website usage. These are small files that a web portal leaves on your computer, tablet computer or smartphone when you visit it. This allows the website to “remember” certain entries and settings (e.g. login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, and you do not need to enter them again each time you visit and navigate the portal. On our website we use cookies to analyze the use of our website. That is, namely to store your possible participation in a survey, the usefulness of the content (so that you are not prompted again by a pop-up window to answer) or your decision to (or against) the use of cookies on this portal. Also, some videos embedded on our pages use cookies to create anonymous statistics about the previously visited pages and the selected videos.

The information collected through cookies is not used to identify you, and the cookies are not used for any purposes other than those mentioned here. Accepting cookies is not essential for using the website, but it makes browsing more pleasant. You can block or delete cookies in your web browser. Find out how here: www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies stored on your computer and set most browsers to prevent cookies from being stored. But then you may have to manually adjust some settings every time you visit a page and accept the impairment of some functions.

2.1.3. Social plugins

This website contains social plugins, such as the “Like” button from Facebook. These automatically trigger a transmission of your data (IP address, date and time of the visit, etc.) to the respective provider when the website is called up, regardless of whether the button is clicked or whether you are a member of these social networks or not. The processing of these third-party providers is subject to their own data protection provisions:

  • Twitter (Provider: Twitter Inc.), 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA94107, USA, Privacy Policy
  • Facebook (Provider: Facebook Inc.), 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, Data Protection
  • YouTube (Provider: YouTube LLC), 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, Privacy Policy
  • LinkedIn (Provider: LinkedIn Inc.), 1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA, Privacy Policy
  • Xing (Provider: XING SE), Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, Data Protection
2.1.4. Web analytics, tracking and marketing automation

Advertising analysis tools are used for the anonymized evaluation of usage data (connection data), which serves to identify trends and improve our online offering. As a result, such data is processed not only by emost, but also on emost’s behalf by the providers of these tools. The providers will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. With tracking and marketing automation tools, your contact details, with which you actively identify yourself via a contact form for newsletters and media releases, can be automatically transferred to our contact database. The providers may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the providers. The IP address transmitted by your browser is not merged with other data from the providers concerned (see conditions below).

  • Google Analytics (provider: Google Inc.; purpose: website analysis), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, data protection
  • Google Tag Manager (provider: Google inc.; purpose: tracking, marketing automation), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, data protection
  • Adobe Analytics (Provider: Adobe; Purpose: Web Analytics), Adobe, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA, Privacy Policy
  • Pardot (Provider: Salesforce; Purpose: Tracking, Marketing Automation), Worldwide Headquarters, The Landmark at One Market, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA, Data Protection
  • Linked In (Provider: LinkedIn; Purpose: Tracking), Linked In, 1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA, Privacy Policy
2.1.5. Links from third party websites

This website may contain third-party content or links to third-party websites, which are provided solely for convenience and informational purposes. We draw your attention to the fact that this data protection declaration does not extend to such content or third-party websites. Third-party content or websites – including third-party websites that link to or frame emost’s website or that are displayed in frames on this website – are beyond our control. For the accuracy, completeness and legality of the content and links to other websites and for any offers, services and the like contained therein, emost disclaims any responsibility. Your use of such content or websites is at your own risk.

2.1.6. Use of online services

By registering in online offers, filling out surveys or through other interactions on our website, you provide us with information about yourself, such as name, address, e-mail address (“content data”). When you use one of our online services, we process your personal data so that we can provide this service to you and process it to your satisfaction.

If you register for a newsletter, your personal data will be used to process the newsletter. By registering, you agree to receive electronic newsletters. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time [via a corresponding link in the newsletter] and thereby revoke your consent.

2.2. Data processing of contact details

When we enter into and conduct business relationships with suppliers, customers and partners, we process and store personal data of their employees and auxiliary persons for contract initiation and execution, planning, accounting and other contract-related purposes. Depending on the area of activity, we may also be required to examine the company in question and its employees in more detail, e.g. by conducting a safety audit. In this case, we collect and process further information, if necessary, also from third-party providers. We may also process personal data to improve our customer focus, customer satisfaction and customer retention (customer/supplier relationship management).

2.3. Data processing for applications and in the application process

In the case of job applications, the data controller – which is usually the company that has advertised the position in question or to which you are applying – processes applicants’ personal data for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail. We process personal data that you provide to us as part of your application for the purpose of handling the respective application process, insofar as this is necessary to review your application dossier in connection with the vacant position and, if successful, to prepare the employment relationship.

3. legal bases of processing

Depending on the purpose, our processing operations are based on different legal bases. We may process personal data in particular if the processing:

(a) is necessary for the performance of a contract with you;
(b) is necessary for the exercise of legitimate interests;
(c) is based on effective consent that has not been revoked;
(d) is necessary to comply with legal obligations.

Among the legitimate interests we include, for example:

(a) our customer service and maintenance of our business relationships (e.g., maintaining contacts, communicating with our business partners);
(b) Advertising and marketing activities;
(c) the possibility to get to know the users of our website and our online services better;
(d) the improvement and further development of our products and services (e.g. IT security in connection with the use of our website; improvement of our range of online services);
(e) the intra-group management.

As a rule, there is no obligation to disclose personal data to us. However, we will need to collect and process those personal data that are necessary for the establishment and processing of a contractual relationship with you or a company for which you work. Technically unavoidable is also the processing of log data and certain other data when using websites. Also, when communicating with us, we must process at least those personal data that you provide to us or that we provide to you.

4. your rights in connection with the processing of personal data

n connection with the processing of your personal data, you have the following rights under the law applicable to you:

Right to information:

You have the right to request information about your personal data stored by us free of charge at any time. In individual cases, the right to information may be restricted or excluded, in particular if there are doubts about the identity or if this is necessary to protect other persons.

Right of rectification:

You have the right to have incorrect or incomplete personal data corrected or completed and to be informed about the correction.

Right of deletion:

You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the personal data is no longer required for the purposes pursued, if you have revoked your consent or objected to the processing, or if the personal data is processed unlawfully.

Right to restrict processing:

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

Right to data transmission:

You have the right to receive from us the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, provided that the specific data processing is based on your consent or is necessary for the performance of the contract and the processing is carried out with the help of automated processes.

Right of withdrawal:

You have the right to revoke your previously given consent to a certain processing at any time. The revocation applies only to the future; processing activities in the past that were carried out based on your consent are not affected by your revocation and remain lawful.

Right to object:

You can object to data processing at any time and, as a rule, freely revoke consent to data processing. A right of objection exists in particular against data processing in connection with direct advertising (e.g. against newsletters).

To exercise these rights, please contact the data protection officer(e-mail).

Right of appeal:

You are free to complain to the competent supervisory authority if you believe that your rights are violated by a particular data processing. In Switzerland, please contact the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).

5. disclosure of your personal data

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties outside the company. The right is reserved for emost to pass on your personal data to other companies insofar as this is necessary for the provision of services for emost. These companies are obligated (e.g. by contract) to comply with the applicable laws and our data protection regulations when processing your personal data vis-à-vis emost. Furthermore, emost will disclose your data to other third parties only if and to the extent required or permitted by applicable law, court order or government regulation.

6. data storage

Your personal data will be retained by us in accordance with applicable data protection laws only for as long as is necessary for the stated purpose. Technical data (e.g. log files), cookies or information in connection with social plugins will be deleted after 12 months at the latest, provided that we are responsible for the corresponding processing.

If an application procedure that has been carried out is successful, the data transmitted in this context may continue to be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions, insofar as this is necessary for the performance of the employment relationship. If no employment comes about, the application documents are automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller conflict with such deletion.

7. data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of your personal data. Only persons have access to your personal data if and insofar as this is necessary for the purposes described here and the performance of the respective activity (e.g. HR officers; IT system officers). All persons are subject to the obligation to process personal data confidentially and exclusively in accordance with the applicable data protection rules and regulations. Data transmissions to us take place via an open network that is accessible to anyone and crosses borders, and are transmitted unencrypted. However, emost has taken security measures to protect the data from unauthorized actions and to guarantee the authenticity of the website, the integrity of the data and the confidentiality of the data transmitted through the group’s internal network (intranet). Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that data sent in this way may be lost, viewed by third parties and thus the contact with us can be traced. Consequently, this may result in your data being disclosed or its content being changed, including in countries without an adequate level of data protection. In addition, personal data may also be transferred via or to countries without an adequate level of data protection. emost shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from such data transmissions.