Privacy Policy of Bell Food Group AG

The Controller as defined by  the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations:

Bell Food Group AG, with registered office at Elsässerstrasse 174, 4056 Basel, Switzerland].
Phone: +41 58 326 20
Email: info @bellfoodgroup.com 

The person responsible for data protection is:

Robert Divisek
Phone: +41 58 326 20
Email: robert.divisek @bellfoodgroup.com 

[1. Scope of processing of personal data]

We process our users' personal data only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website as well as our contents and services and only if one of the legal bases mentioned in the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is available.

[2. Description and scope of data processing]

Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data are collected:

Information about the type of browser (and its version), the operating system, the Internet service provider, the IP address, date and time of access, Internet pages from which the user's system
accesses our Internet site, Internet pages accessed by the user's system via our Internet site, click streams;

The data are also stored in the log files of our system. These data are not stored together with other
personal data of the user.

[3. Purpose of data processing]

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The data are stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serve us to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

[4. Legal basis for the processing of personal data]

For the purpose of this website, our data processing is based on the following legal principles:

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) DS-GMO, since the

storage is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests,
 fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest.

[5. Duration of storage]

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for achieving  the purpose for which they were collected. Data collected for the provision of the website are deleted when the respective session has ended.

Data stored in log files are deleted after seven months at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that it is no longer possible to identify the user.

[6. Opposition and removal]

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files are absolutely
necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, the user has no right of objection. If the user wishes to prevent future and more extensive storage, they must leave the website and refrain from accessing this
website in future. 

[7. Use of cookies]

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's
operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

The purpose of using cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our
website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

Acceptance of cookie confirmation

The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

Cookies accepted

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

In addition to the technically necessary cookies, we also use cookies which are not technically necessary and which enable an analysis of the user's surfing behaviour. The following data are processed in this way:

Entered search terms, frequency of page views, use of website functions, anonymised IP

“Analysis cookies” are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimise our offer.

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and their consent to the processing of personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, reference is also made to this data protection declaration.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the
settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time by the user via their web browser. This can also be done automatically.

If cookies are deactivated for our website, not all functions of the website may be fully usable.

[8. Newsletter]

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. It is also possible to receive newsletters by placing an order and contacting us on our website.

When registering for the newsletter, the following data from the input mask are transmitted to us:

Inquiry category, title, first name, surname, company, street, postcode, city, country, telephone, fax, e-mail, language, date and time of registration, consent to the data protection declaration

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR (consent of the data subject) if the user has given their consent.

In connection with the data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, no data are passed on to third parties, with the exception of the Bell Food Group, i.e. the group of companies to which we belong. The data are forwarded for storage in central data centres of the Bell Food Group and for the preparation of analyses and strategies for the business activities of the Bell Food Group. This may be transferred to another EU or EEA country or to Switzerland.

The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to send the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used and to document compliance with the GDPR.

The personal data of the user in connection with the newsletter will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of their collection, i.e. if the user cancels the newsletter.

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the user at any time. For this purpose, each newsletter contains a corresponding hyperlink. This also makes it possible to revoke the consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

[9. Contact form, documents order form, telephone and e-mail contact]

There is a contact form on our website which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

I am (type of person), title, first name, surname, company, street, postcode, city, country,
telephone, fax, e-mail, message, date and time of registration, consent to the data protection
declaration

Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided or by telephone. In this case, the user's
personal data transmitted by e-mail or telephone, in particular e-mail address or telephone number, will be stored.

In this context, no data are passed on to third parties, with the exception of the Bell Food Group. The data are forwarded for storage in central data centres of the Bell Food Group and for the preparation of analyses and strategies for the business activities of the Bell Food Group. This may be transferred to another EU or EEA country or to Switzerland.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then the additional legal basis for
processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

The processing of the personal data from the website serves us only for the establishment of contact. In the event of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the
processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the website of the contact form and those that were sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be assumed from the circumstances that the issue in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

The user has the possibility to revoke their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time by e-mail to info-marketing @bellfoodgroup.com. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. If action has already been taken based on the communication which has already taken place and which has legally binding consequences for us or the person concerned, we are entitled to refuse a request for
cancellation, provided that we can base the data processing on one of the legal bases mentioned in Art. 6 GDPR.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

[10. Application form]

There is an application form on our website which can be used for electronic applications. If a user takes
advantage of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

Application as, how did you hear about this position, place of work, title, first name, surname, date of birth, street, postcode, place, country, nationality, work permit, telephone, e-mail, up to 10 files possible

Alternatively, you can apply via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored, in particular the e-mail address.

In this context, no data are passed on to third parties, with the exception of the Bell Food Group. The data are forwarded for storage in central data centres of the Bell Food Group and for the preparation of analyses and strategies for the business activities of the Bell Food Group. This may be transferred to another EU or EEA country or to Switzerland.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. . 1 (b) GDPR.

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only for the establishment of contact. In the event of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the
processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

The user has the possibility to revoke their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time by e-mail to [e-mail address]. In such a case, the conversion cannot be continued. If an action has already been taken based  on  the communication which has already taken place and which has legally binding consequences for us or the person concerned, we are entitled to refuse a request for deletion if we can base the data
processing on one of the legal bases mentioned in Art. 6 GDPR.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

[11. Rights of the user]

If personal data are processed by you, you are affected by the DS-GMO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis us as the person responsible:

Right to information

You can ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you will be processed by us. If such
processing is done, you can request the following information from us:

-the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

-the categories of personal data processed;

-the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;

-the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period;

-the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to
 restriction of processing by us or a right to object to such processing;

-the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

-any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

-the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22(1) and (4) DS-GMO and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person concerned.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you are
transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 DS-GMO in connection with the transmission.

Right to correction

You have a right of rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis us if the processed personal data concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. We must make the correction as soon as you have informed us of the corrections to be made.

Right to limitation of processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted:

-if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

-the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;

-we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to
assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

-if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GMO and it is not yet clear whether the justified reasons on our part outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be
processed - apart from being stored - with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural person or legal entity or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a member state.

If processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

Right to cancellation

You can request us to delete the personal data concerning you immediately and we will be obliged to delete these data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

-The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

-You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) or Art. 9 para. 2 (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing.

-You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no prior-ranking
legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.

-The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

-The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which we are subject.

-The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to services offered by the
information society pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

If we have made the personal data concerning you public and we are obliged to delete them in
accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 DS-GMO, we will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you as the data subject have
 requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or of copies or replications of these personal data.

The right to cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

-to exercise freedom of expression and information;

-to fulfil a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the member states to which we are subject, or to perform a task in the public interest or in the exercise of
official authority conferred on us;

-for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 (h) and (i) and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;

-for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for
statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

-to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If you have exercised your right to correct, delete or limit the processing, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate
effort. We have the right to be informed of these recipients.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a
structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit these data to another person in charge without obstruction by us to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that

processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR and processing is carried out using automated methods.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data relating to you be transferred directly by us to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the
performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on us.

Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the
processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR; this also applies to a professional based on these provisions.

We will no longer process personal data relating to you unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert,
exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such
advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the option of exercising your right of opposition in connection with the use of Information Society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing -
including profiling - that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

-is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us,

-is permitted by European Union or member state legislation to which we are
subject and that  legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests; or

-with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 (a) or (g) GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In such cases, we will take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate
interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on our part, to state one's position and to challenge the decision.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a
supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where you are staying, working or suspect an infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.

[12. Use of social media plug-ins]

a) FACEBOOK

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Facebook, which is
operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Social Plug-in of Facebook" or
"Facebook Social Plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a
direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook
receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged on to Facebook. This
information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "I like"
button or making a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook data protection information: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate the data collected via our website directly with your
Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also
completely prevent the Facebook plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser. You can find these plugins via an Internet search; an overview of the most popular browsers can be found here: http://www.netzstrategen.com/sagen/facebook-plugin-blocker/

b) GOOGLE+

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Google+, which is
operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The plugins can be identified, for example, by buttons with the "+1" character on a white or
coloured background. An overview of the Google plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a
direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration gives Google the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not currently logged in to Google+.

This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Google+, Google can immediately
associate your visit to our website with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the "+1" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not want Google to associate the data collected via our website directly with your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Google Plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script
blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

c) TWITTER

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue "Twitter bird". An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources.html

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a
direct connection to Twitter's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from
Twitter to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration gives Twitter the
information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Twitter" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Twitter data protection information: https://twitter.com/privacy

If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your
Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Twitter plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script
blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

d) AddThis

Our website also uses social plugins ("plugins") of the AddThis bookmarking service, which is
operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA ("AddThis"). The plugins are usually marked with an AddThis logo, for example in the form of a white plus sign on an orange background. An overview of the AddThis plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

If you visit a page of our website which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a
direct connection to the servers of AddThis. The content of the plugin is transmitted by AddThis directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, AddThis receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website and stores a cookie on your end device to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to an AddThis server in the USA and stored there.
AddThis uses the data to create anonymous user profiles, which serve as a basis for a
personalised and interest-related advertising address of the visitors of internet pages with
AddThis plugins.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by
AddThis can be found in AddThis' privacy policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

If you would like to object to the data collection by AddThis for the future, you can set an opt-out cookie, which you can download from the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

You can also completely prevent AddThis plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

[13. Google Analytics]

This website uses the "Google Analytics" service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for analysis of website usage by users. The service uses "cookies" - text files which are stored on your terminal. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation is used on this website. The IP addresses of users within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area will be reduced. This reduction eliminates the personal reference to your IP address. As part of the contract data agreement concluded between the website operators and Google Inc., Google uses the information collected to evaluate the use of the website and website activity and to provide services
related to Internet use.

You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without
restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the
corresponding plugin:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Here you will find further information on data use by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en