Privacy Policy

The protection of your data is important to us.
FairlinkID’s mission is to link people and companies from different areas of the world to each other in the shortest possible time, so that they can find each other at any time and interact via their digital business card with the simplest possible communication channels.
If you use our services, this is done on the basis of our privacy policy.
1. Introduction
We are a social network for people, companies and events of all kinds. People use our services to link to people, companies and events and find information about them. Our privacy policy applies to all members or visitors of our services.
1.1. Services
This Privacy Policy applies to our services and applies to the FairlinkID app, FairlinkID.com, and other FairlinkID-related websites, apps, communications and services, including offsite services, but excluding services that are indicated to have a different privacy policy.
1.2. Data controller and contractual partners
As a visitor or member of our services, the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is subject to this Privacy Policy and other documents referred to in this Privacy Policy and its updates.
1.3. Modifications
Changes to this Privacy Policy will apply to your use of our Services from the «Effective Date».
FairlinkID («we» or «us») is free to make changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes, we will notify you through our services or otherwise so that you have the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you do not agree with the changes, you may close your account.
You acknowledge that your continued use of our Services following the posting or notification of the changes to our Privacy Policy will make the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information subject to the updated Privacy Policy from the effective date.
2. Information collected by us
2.1. Information provided by you
You provide data to create your account with us.
Registration
To create an account, you must provide information, including your name, email address and/or mobile phone number and a password.
You create your profile on FairlinkID (a full profile will help you get the most out of our services)
Profile
What information you publish in your profile is up to you. You are not obliged to provide additional information on your profile that goes beyond the minimum required information such as first name, surname and e-mail address. However, such profile information will help you to use our services better. It is your decision whether you enter confidential data in your profile and make it public. Please do not add personal information to your profile that you do not want to be publicly available.
Publish and Upload
We collect your personal information when you provide or upload it to our services.
You are not required to upload personal information, but the ability to expand your network and contact your network through our services is limited in this case.
2.2. Information from others
Contact details
We receive personal data (including contact details) from you when you send messages (including invitations or contact requests) via our services.
2.3. Use of the services
We log your visits and use of our services, including mobile apps.
We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our services, including our website and app. We use registration data, cookies, device information and Internet Protocol («IP») addresses to identify you and log your use.
2.4. Cookies and similar technologies
Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device. Cookies help us to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer.
Some cookies are «session cookies.» Such cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session. In contrast, other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.
With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when you close the program. Deactivating cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies, which are necessary for electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions you require (e.g. shopping basket), is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO. As operators of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
2.5. Your device and location
We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data.
When you visit or leave our services, we receive both the URL of the website you came from and the website you next navigate to and the time of your visit. We also receive information about your network and device (e.g., your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device ID and features, cookie IDs and/or your ISP or mobile operator). If you access our services from a mobile device, that device will send us information about your location based on your phone settings. We will ask for your consent before using GPS or other tools to determine your exact location.
2.6. Messages
We will be informed when you communicate through our services.
We collect information about you when you send or receive messages or interact with messages in connection with our services.
2.7. Information provided by the workplace or the training institution
If your organization (e.g. your employer or your college/vocational school) enters into a contract with us on your behalf so that you can use our app through this contract, only the data specified in this contract will be transmitted to us and processed. In order for us to be able to distinguish this profile from other profiles and your own profiles (creation of several FairlinkID profiles), it is imperative that the obligations entered in the contract, such as the obligation that every profile runs under this contract, the organisation or the educational institution must be entered in your profile under the section Company. However, if your profile contains a different name of the organisation or a different name of the training institution than the one stated in the contract, or if it is misspelled, this contract is null and void. In this case your data will be treated according to the above mentioned privacy policy and will be excluded from the contract.
2.8. Others
We optimise our services, i.e. we receive new data and create new ways of using data.
Our services are dynamic and we often introduce new features. Therefore, it may be necessary to collect new information. If we collect other material personal information or make material changes to the way we collect, use or share your information, we will notify you and may also change this Privacy Policy.
3. How we use your data
We use your information to provide, support, personalise and develop our services.
How we use your personal information depends on the services you use, how you use those services and the settings you choose. We use your personal information to provide you with our services (including advertisements) and to customize our services to be more relevant and useful to you and others, including through automated systems and inference gathering.
3.1. Services
With our services you can link to other people. Our services help you to stay connected with people, companies and events, to exchange information on a professional platform and to have all information at hand.
We use your data to authorize you to access our services.
Stay in contact
Our services enable you to stay in touch with colleagues, events, companies, customers and other professional contacts. You can «link» with people, events and companies of your choice who would like to «link» with you. You may agree that we may use your exact location or the fact that you are in the vicinity of other people for certain functions (e.g., to suggest other members in your area to whom you can link, or to calculate how to get to a person, company or event).
It is up to you whether you want to invite another person to join our services, send a contact request, or allow another member to link to you.
Productivity
Our services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers, partners, companies, events and others and to establish business contacts with them. Our services enable you to communicate with other members and to plan and prepare meetings with them.
3.2. Communication
We may contact you and enable communication between members.
We may contact you by email, telephone, on the FairlinkID App, by messages to your FairlinkID Chat or by other means available through the Services, including text messages (SMS) and push notifications. We also send messages regarding the use of our services, network updates, reminders and promotional messages from us and our affiliates.
Please note that you cannot opt-out of receiving messages related to our services. This includes security and legal notices.
We also enable communication between you and others through our services, including companies, events, groups and messages under contacts.
3.3. Development of our services and research
We develop our services and conduct research.
Development of our services
We use information and feedback from our members to conduct research and development for our services and to provide you and other members with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, to increase our membership and interaction with our services, to link individuals and companies.
Surveys
Opinion polls are conducted about our services by us and third parties. You are not required to respond to surveys and can choose what information you wish to share.
3.4. Customer support
We use data to support you and to solve problems.
We use information (possibly including messages from you) to investigate, address and resolve complaints and problems with our services (defects, etc.).
3.5. Insights that do not allow conclusions about your person
We use data to generate insights that do not allow any conclusions about your person.
We use your data to gain insights. However, this information does not allow us to draw any conclusions about your person. We may use your information to compile aggregate statistics about our members, their profession, their industry, their behavior and activities at events, or the demographic distribution of visitors to a service or demographic workforce insights.
3.6. Safety and investigations
We use information for security, fraud prevention and investigation.
We use your information (including your communications) for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other breaches of our User Agreement and/or any attempt to cause harm to our members, visitors or others.
4. Sharing information
4.1. Our services
All information contained in your profile can be seen by third parties.
Profile
Your profile is fully visible to all members and customers of our services. Our services allow you to read and share information.
We share your information through our various services and FairlinkID affiliated companies.
We share your personal information with our affiliated companies to provide and develop our services. We may combine information internally through various services covered by this Privacy Policy to make our services more relevant and useful to you and others.
4.2. Service provider
We may use the services of third parties to support our services.
We use third party services to assist us in providing our services (for example, maintenance, analysis, testing, payment, fraud detection, marketing and development). These third parties will have access to your information to the extent reasonably necessary to perform the services for us and are required not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
4.3. Legal disclosure
It may be necessary to share your information when we believe it is legally required to do so in order to protect your or our rights and safety or that of third parties.
We may need to disclose your information if required to do so by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist governmental law enforcement agencies, to (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend against claims and allegations made by third parties, (4) protect the security and integrity of our services (for example, by sharing information with companies that are similarly threatened), or (5) enforce rights and protect the rights and safety of FairlinkID, our members, employees and third parties. We try to inform members about legal requirements for their personal information when we believe it is appropriate to do so, unless prohibited by law or court order, or unless the request is an emergency. We may challenge such requests if we believe, in our sole discretion, that the requests are too general or vague, or if the request is not warranted, but we do not undertake to challenge all requests.
4.4. Change of control or sale
We may share your information when our company is sold to third parties. However, it must still be used in accordance with this privacy policy. We may also share your information as part of a sale, merger or change of control or in preparation for one of these events. Another company that buys us or part of our business may use your information, but only in the ways described in this Privacy Policy, unless you agree otherwise.
5. Your options and obligations
5.1. Storage of data
We keep most of your personal information as long as you have an active account on FairlinkID.
Generally, we will retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as necessary to provide your services. This includes information that you or others provide to us and information generated or derived from your use of our services. Even if you only use our services if you link to people, companies and events every few years, we will retain your information and your profile will remain active unless you close your account. In some cases, we may retain certain information (e.g., insights into service usage) in a de-personalized or aggregated form.
5.2. Right to access and control your personal data
You can access or delete your personal data. You can choose how your information is collected, used, and shared by allowing you to delete or correct your information.
In relation to data that we hold about you, you can:
  1. Delete data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).
  2. Change or correct data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
  3. Complaining about or limiting the use of information: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
  4. Right to access or recall your data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine readable form.
You can contact us using the contact information below. We will review your request according to the applicable laws.
5.3. Account Closure
We keep some of your data even after you close your account.
If you close your account on FairlinkID, your information will generally not be visible to others on our services within 24 hours. In general, we will delete the information in a closed account within 30 days of closing the account, except as stated below.
We will retain your Personal Information after your account is closed if appropriate and necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including requirements from law enforcement agencies), comply with regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, provide security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, and to protect your Personal Information. After your account is closed, we will continue to retain depersonalized information.
Information that you have shared with third parties remains visible after you close your account or delete the information from your own profile. Furthermore, we do not control information that other members have copied from our services.
6. Other important information
6.1. Safety
We check whether our security is being violated and try to prevent such violations. However, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you provide us. There is no guarantee that data will not be accessed or that it will not be disclosed, altered or destroyed as a result of a breach of our physical, technical and organisational security measures.
6.2. Cross-border data transfer
We store and use your data outside of your country.
We process data both inside and outside Switzerland and use legally provided mechanisms to transfer data lawfully across borders. The countries in which we process data may have different laws that may not provide the same level of protection as the laws in your country.
6.3. Legal basis for the processing
The collection, use and disclosure of the data we have about you is done on a legal basis.
We collect and process personal data about you only if there is a legal basis for doing so. Among other things, the legal basis is your consent.
If we refer to your consent when processing personal data, you are entitled to withdraw or refuse your consent at any time. If we invoke legitimate interests, you are entitled to object to this. If you have any questions about the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact our data protection officer: Simon Schäffer [email protected]
6.4. Contact information
You can contact us to settle complaints.
If you have questions or complaints regarding this policy, please contact us at [email protected]
FairlinkID GmbH
Gassacherweg 3
3114 Wichtrach