Privacy Policy Statement SwissSkills Mission Future

At SwissSkills Marketing & Events (“SwissSkills”; “we”), we take data privacy seriously. The following information and statements with regard to data protection explain how we collect and process your data (and some technical, non-personal data) in connection with SwissSkills Mission Future services.

Data processing

The SwissSkills Marketing & Events association is responsible for all data processing described in this privacy policy statement. UBS, SwissSkills main partner, can neither view nor access any processed data. If you have any questions or would like to assume your data subject rights, please write to us: missionfuture@swiss-skills.ch or SwissSkills Marketing & Events, Sumpfstrasse 5, 6312 Steinhausen.

SwissSkills Mission Future services

SwissSkills is the vendor of the SwissSkills Mission Future box (“SwissSkills Mission Future”). The box includes Mission Mars (a strength game), the strength-exploring mission Mission Me, and a career compass, Mission Career. Some elements of SwissSkills Mission Future are provided digitally. These elements include the SwissSkills Mission Future website (www.swiss-skills.ch/missionfuture) and the Visual Implicit Profiler VIP® (together referred to as “online services”), as well as some information delivered by e-mail.

SwissSkills Mission Future helps young people explore their strengths together with their parents, learn how to use them, and train them. Learning about their strengths and abilities provides a basis for young people when they start taking steps to finding a career. Parents use SwissSkills Mission Future together with their adolescent children and support them in discovering their strengths. After they complete the various missions, they will receive additional inputs in e-mail newsletters, assisting them in continuing to support their children on their journey to finding a career (together referred to as “SwissSkills Mission Future services”).

Online services

You can visit the SwissSkills Mission Future website and learn about SwissSkills Mission Future services without letting us know who you are. As any web server, the server we use to provide our online services will log some technical data automatically and store them for a short period of time. These data include the IP address and the operating system of your device, the date and time of your accessing the website, as well as the kind of browser you use to access our online services. This procedure is necessary to ensure a flawless and secure provision of our online services.

Analysing and optimising online services

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our online services and to obtain information that will help us optimise them. Google Analytics is a Google LL.C. analysis service. Provider of the service and responsible for the processing of data of users in Switzerland and EEA member states is Google Ireland Limited.

Google uses cookies to analyse the use of online services, compile reports, and provide us with other web analysis services. We use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation only. This means that your IP address in Switzerland or in an EEA member state will be masked. We will not be able to identify you on the basis of data collected by Google Analytics. You can prevent Google Analytics from using your data by downloading a browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.

We use cookies

We use cookies to ensure a flawless provision of our online services. Cookies are text files that are downloaded onto your computer or your mobile device when you visit a website.

Some of the cookies we use for our online services (session cookies) are necessary for technical reasons. In addition, our web analysis service provider uses cookies that enable web analysis. These cookies help us optimise our online services. You can adjust your web browser to prevent the downloading of cookies. Please be aware, however, that if you disable cookies, some of the features on the SwissSkills Mission Future website may not work, or not work properly.

Shipping of the SwissSkills Mission Future box by SwissSkills

If you order a SwissSkills Mission Future box online (using the order form on the SwissSkills Mission Future website), by e-mail, or by phone, we need your first and last name, your e-mail address (to confirm your order), and your postal address (shipping address). We collect this data for the sole purpose of shipping your order.

Shipping of the SwissSkills Mission Future box by UBS

SwissSkills main partner UBS is a supplier of the SwissSkills Mission Future box. In order to process orders, UBS uses customer data. UBS (Switzerland AG) is responsible for processing personal data of UBS clients.

Delivering SwissSkills Mission Future

We need at least one e-mail address of an adult person to that you can enjoy all digital elements of SwissSkills Mission Future at home. You will receive VIP results (see paragraph below) and our Mission Career Impulse newsletters by e-mail.

Data processing for the Visual Implicit Profiler

During Mission Me, students and their parents (“users”) explore their strengths. A strength profile provides the basis for this “mission”. Strength profiles are established by completing a visual questionnaire, the VIP. Users access the VIP by opening the web browser on a tablet or computer, going to «https://missionfuture.swiss-skills.ch», and logging on with the help of a TAN code they will find in the SwissSkills Mission Future box. Please note: A TAN (transaction authentication number) is always allocated to one person only.

Users will be asked to give their first name, last name, date of birth, gender, an e-mail address (the same address may apply for all members of a family), as well as the postal code of their city/town. Postal codes and gender are collected for statistical purposes only and will help SwissSkills improve SwissSkills Mission Future services. Instead of using their real names, users can provide a pseudonym. On strength profiles, either name or pseudonym will appear.

As any web server, the server we use to provide the VIP will log some technical data automatically and store them for a short period of time. These data include the IP address and the operating system of your device, the date and time of your accessing the VIP, as well as the kind of browser you are using to access the VIP. This procedure is necessary to ensure a flawless and secure provision of the VIP.

PSYfiers AG («PSYfiers»), a SwissSkills partner company and the creators of the VIP, make the tool available on our behalf. PSYfiers establish the VIP results and, in a first step, provide them via HTML application on the SwissSkills Mission Future website. This allows users to print and/or download their strength cloud. These data will not be stored. There will be no other opportunity to save the word cloud at a later stage.

VIP data established by PSYfiers, as well as the user’s personal data will be forwarded to w-vision AG (“w-Vision”), a SwissSkills partner company. w-Vision stores the complete data records for approximately ten days and then sends the full VIP results, the strength profiles, to the respective e-mail addresses.  Four additional elements of Mission Career, the third mission of SwissSkills Mission Future, will be sent to the e-mail address of the adult person you indicated (this is the reason we are asking for your date of birth).

w-Vision anonymises data generated via the VIP within approximately ten days, so that neither w-Vision, nor SwissSkills, nor users of the VIP can link any data to defined or definable persons. Anonymised data records are stored separately and used for statistical analyses on behalf of SwissSkills. These analyses help SwissSkills improve and further develop SwissSkills Mission Future. w-Vision deletes VIP-related personal data within ten days, with the exception of e-mail addresses of recipients of the digital elements of Mission Career.

Using the VIP is optional. Students and their parents do not have to complete the VIP questionnaire. However, if they choose not to use the tool, they will not receive an individual strength profile and they will be able to use Mission Me, an element SwissSkills Mission Future, to a limited extent only.

Purpose of data processing and legal basis

We collect and process your personal (and some technical, non-personal) data in order to provide our SwissSkills Mission Future services and thus to meet our contractual and legal obligations. The purposes of processing your data include the following:

·       Processing your queries with regard to SwissSkills Mission Future.

·       Processing your order of SwissSkills Mission Future.

·       Shipping the SwissSkills Mission Future box.

·       Providing our online services.

·       Generating strength profiles on the basis of the VIP questionnaire.

·       Providing assistance with regard to the VIP.

·       Delivering the strength word cloud by e-mail or as a download.

·       Delivering the overall strength profile by e-mail.

·       Delivering Mission Career Impulse newsletters by e-mail.

We have a legitimate interest to process these data for above purposes. Processing these data is necessary in order for us to meet our contractual obligations to you as users of SwissSkills Mission Future.

In addition, we process your personal data for the purposes listed below. These purposes represent a legitimate interest to process personal data.

·       Analysing and optimising online services.

·       Providing users with SwissSkills with news and updates and information about new services. You have the right to unsubscribe from such e-mails at any time.

The legal basis for the data processing as described in this privacy policy statement therefore arises primarily from our legitimate interest in fulfilling the purposes as described above and from the necessity to meet our contractual obligations related to the services we provide you with. In addition, we process some data to comply with our legal obligations (including the duty to preserve records).

Data security

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures in the interest of the integrity and confidentiality of personal data. In particular, we implement access control and access rights based on risk evaluations. In addition, we monitor, assess, and evaluate the effectiveness of these measures on a regular basis.

Duration of data processing

We store your personal data only to the extent and for the duration that is necessary with regard to the purposes laid out in this privacy policy statement, we have a legitimate interest, or are legally obligated to.

Circulation of your data to third parties

Providing you with SwissSkills Mission Future services and pursuing the purposes described in this privacy policy statement may require forwarding your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

·       External service providers we work with to provide SwissSkills Mission Future services (or elements of them).

·       Suppliers or partners we may have to coordinate the processing of your enquiry or order with.

·       Authorities and courts if necessary.

Data are passed on to recipients in Switzerland and in EU and EEA member states only. 

Your rights with regard to your personal data

Your rights with regard to your personal data include

·       the right to obtain information about any of your personal data we process,

·       the right to obtain a copy of any of your personal data we process,

·       the right to have your personal data amended,

·       the right to have your personal data deleted, and

·       the right to object to the processing of your data.

Please note that there may be exceptions to these rights. For instance, we may have to store your personal data even if you object or try to delete them in order to comply with our duty to preserve records or to respect overriding private or public interests. You have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner if you feel that our processing of any of your personal data violates applicable data protection law.

Amendments to privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy statement at any time. The version provided in the SwissSkills application shall apply.

Last amended: 13 August 2020

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