Data Privacy Statement

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of September 25, 2017

greenmatch AG with registered seat in Binningen, Switzerland, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. The following statement is to inform you what personal data we shall collect and how they shall be processed, used, and protected.

I. Use of Platform

The platform is accessible at www.greenmatch.ch (“Website”). You can visit our website without sharing your personal data with us. We only need information from you if you wish to use particular services offered on the website. The use of the platform will permit the financial planning and assessment of renewable-energy power plants (the “Platform”). The Platform will moreover optimize your workflow with the help of functions facilitating co-operation, reporting, and analysis. The project data collected will, of course, remain your property and shall be kept strictly confidential.  The general licence and service provisions available as Terms of Service govern the confidentiality of your project-specific data from para. 27: https://www.greenmatch.ch/agb.  You will decide yourself whether you want to share access to selected projects with a limited number of other users of the Platform or whether you wish to restrict the content for private use, so that only you can access them. If you should decide to share a project with another user, you can thereupon specify, whether this user is to have read & write permissions. If you assign a write permission to a user, the latter may change the shared data. The following sections primarily regulate the handling of personal data resulting from the interaction with the Website. You expressly agree that your personal data will be collected, processed, and used for the purpose detailed hereinafter. You can revoke your consent at any time without any adverse consequences. In the event of revocation, your personal data will be deleted upon receipt of the notice.

II. Login Data

If you wish to use the Platform, you shall have to register by entering your e-mail address and a password. You shall be obliged to truthfully and completely specify the data to be entered for the purpose of registration. If a change of these data should occur after registration, you shall have to immediately update your user account accordingly. We use a so-called double opt-in process for registration. Your registration will, therefore, not be complete until you have confirmed it by clicking on the activation link that we will send you in a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you specified.   You shall be obliged to keep your login credentials secret and safe from any access by unauthorized third parties. Should you lose the login information or should you suspect that they are being used by an unauthorized third party, you shall have to notify us immediately.

III. Collection of Data

In addition to the data referred to in para. II, the IP address currently used by your computer, the traffic source, the date and time, the browser type and the operating system of your computer as well as the pages visited will be logged whenever you visit our Website and/or use the Platform. This data is collected for technical reasons. It is analysed for statistical purposes and to improve and further develop the Website, the customer experience and our services (see para. VIII). Personal data shall be processed in accordance with all applicable data protection laws (including any revisions). Such personal data will mainly include names, addresses, e-mail addresses as well as additional personal or corporate data, such as we shall collect in individual cases. Any personal data you shall provide to us (such as your name and contact information) shall only be processed for the purpose of correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you made them available to us. In addition, for example to send you advertising material, we shall only process or use your personal data within the scope of statutory provisions or with your explicit consent, which you may withdraw any time. Insofar as you state this consent electronically within the scope of our Internet offer, we shall comply with the legal requirements to inform and shall record your consent by appropriate technical means.

IV. Data Transfer to Third Parties

For the hosting of the server infrastructure of our Website and our Platform we work with NOVATREND Services GmbH and innofield AG, both located in Wallisellen, Switzerland. The servers are exclusively located in Switzerland at the data centres InterXion in Glattbrugg, Deltalis in Uri and e-Shelter in Rümlang.  All data centres are ISO 27001 certified and comply with the guidelines of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).  greenmatch AG may use sustainable finance team gmbh, Binningen, Switzerland and/or any third party to render services, such as support, training, and consulting. We reserve the right to collect and manage our client data (CRM) and to send newsletters in co-operation with U.S. service providers. Therefore, a transfer of client data (e.g. names, addresses, e-mail addresses, companies, function, and telephone numbers) to the U.S. shall be reserved for this purpose. This does not relieve greenmatch AG to comply with all applicable data protection laws. greenmatch AG will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data and prevent unauthorized access. We assure you that we shall not pass your personal data to any other third parties, unless we shall be obligated to do so by law or unless otherwise described in this data privacy statement.

V. Duration of Storage

Personal data which have been communicated to us through our website shall only be stored until the purpose has been fulfilled for which they were entrusted to us. To the extent that we shall have to comply with mandatory retention periods due to commercial and fiscal law, certain data may be stored for a longer period as required by law.

VI. Your Rights

Should you no longer agree with the storage of your personal data or should said personal data have become incorrect, we shall delete, correct, or block your personal data upon your request and within the scope of the statutory provisions. You can also request information about all personal data we hold about you. You may at any time revoke any consent given to us to process your personal data by sending an email to support@greenmatch.ch.

VII. Cookies

We save so-called “cookies” and use the “local storage” of your browser to provide you with a broad range of functions and render the use of our web pages more convenient. “Cookies” are small files that your Internet browser stores on your computer. If you wish, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by the respective settings of your Internet browser. Please note that this may restrict the functionality and scope of our service. If you have registered with us, we shall also use cookies and the local storage of your browser to identify you during follow-up visits. Otherwise, you shall have to login again for each visit. If you visit our Website and/or Platform from a public computer, we recommend that you manually delete all browser data after your visit.

VIII. Web Analysis

If you interact with us by way of the Website, we shall receive and store certain information. We shall, for instance, receive and automatically save information in our server logs of your browser, including your IP address, browser type, and your language, the referenced/exit pages and URLs, the additional browser history, type of platform, number of clicks, landing pages, cookie information, the pages you access and look at, the time spent on specific pages as well as the date and time. We shall only and exclusively use these data in aggregated form, that is, as a statistical measure and not in any way that would identify you personally. Based on these aggregated data, we can determine how often users use parts of the site or the service, so that we can design the Website in an attractive manner for as many users as possible and improve our services. As part of this use of information, we may use external services. The aggregated information will, therefore, be forwarded to these service providers and, possibly, stored on servers outside of Europe. The following services enable greenmatch AG to monitor and analyze web traffic and to keep track of user behavior when using the Website (to the exclusion of the Platform):

  • Google Analytics (Google Inc.): Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of our Website, to prepare reports on the users’ activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data. The applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Opt out is possible via https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
  • Google AdWords conversion tracking (Google Inc.): Google AdWords conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google AdWords advertising network with actions performed on our Website. Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data. The applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Opt out is possible via https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de.
  • Twitter Ads conversion tracking (Twitter, Inc.): Twitter Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects data from the Twitter advertising network with actions performed on our Website. Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage data. The applicable privacy policy and guidance to opt out is available at https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
  • LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn, Corp): LinkedIn conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by LinkedIn, Corp that connects data from the LinkedIn advertising network with actions performed on our Website. Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data. The applicable privacy policy and guidance to opt out is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

The following tool enables greenmatch AG to monitor and analyze web traffic and to keep track of user behavior when using the Website and/or the Platform:

  • PIWIK: Piwik is an analytics software to analyse data directly without the help of third parties. Piwik records the activity across our Website within our own database, also including the Platform. Piwik aggregates this data to provide web analytics reports about the users’ activities, such as, for example page views, language preference or referring site. Piwik does not disclose data to third parties. Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data. The applicable privacy policy is available at https://piwik.org/privacy/. Opt out is possible via https://stats.greenmatch.ch/index.php?module=CoreAdminHome&action=optOut.

IX. Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites. These websites are not operated by us and, therefore, we have no influence on their content or their privacy practices. We therefore recommend that you carefully read and check the data-privacy statements offered by such websites.

X. Live chat

The live chat is provided by Crisp IM (https://crisp.chat). The usage of the live chat is subject to the terms and conditions (available at https://crisp.chat/en/terms/) and the privacy statement (available at https://crisp.chat/en/privacy/) of the live chat provider.

XI. Newsletter

The electronic mail address/es you specified are used by greenmatch AG to electronically send you periodic newsletters and advertisements for own, similar products and services or surveys for the purpose of our own market research (hereinafter collectively called “Newsletter”), unless you have objected to such a use. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter any time at no additional cost.

XII. Data Controller and Owner

Data controller and owner is greenmatch AG, Hauptstrasse 67, 4102 Binningen, Switzerland. For questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, for inquiries about the correction, blocking, or deletion of personal data, please contact us either by sending your inquiry by post to the aforementioned address of greenmatch AG, by e-mail to info@greenmatch.ch or by calling +41 61 301 50 00.

XIII. Amendments to this Privacy Policy

Changes in laws or case laws as well as adjustments of our business model can make it necessary on occasion to change this Data-Privacy Statement. We therefore reserve the right to amend this Data-Privacy Statement at any time. You may request the currently valid Data-Privacy Statement any time from us or access and download it from https://www.greenmatch.ch/privacy-policy.