In this Privacy Statement, “we”, “us” and “our” shall have the meaning of “MET Holding AG and its consolidated subsidiaries”.

This Privacy Statement sets out the basis on how we collect and process information obtained from you through our website.

By accessing this website, you accept this Privacy Statement and give your consent to the practices described herein.

1.   Data protection

We treat information obtained through our website in accordance with the applicable law.

2.   What information we collect

We collect and process information you provided to us knowingly (e.g. by filling in forms on our website, and by having electronic conversations with us via our website). If you apply for a job through our website, you may provide us with and we may collect and process personal data and additional information, such as, without limitation, your contact details, education, area of expertise, professional background, references, language skills.

While you browse through our website, our web servers automatically record details about your visit (including, but without limitation to, date, time, geographical location and duration of your visit, the resources you accessed, traffic volume, and - where available - IP address of the device connecting to the website). Such recorded data is used anonymously.

3.   How we collect information

Apart from information you provided to us knowingly, we use tracking technologies (“Cookies”) to gather information about the use of our website. A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer by the server and stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree.

We use Google Analytical/performance cookies (see more information about Google Analytics, Google Analytics Cookies, and the privacy policy of Google) which enable us to:

  • determine which domain to measure
  • recognise you when you return to our site
  • remember the number and time of previous visits
  • remember traffic source information
  • determine the start and end of a session
  • remember the value of visitor-level custom variables

Our website may include services provided by third parties. These third parties may also use cookies (likely to be analytical/performance cookies), over which we have no control.

Should you not want us to use cookies, you may activate the respective settings on your browser. For opting-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you may consider installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Activating the respective settings or using an opt-out add-on may, however, result in a reduced availability of the services provided by our website.

4.   Transfer, recording and processing information outside the EEA

We may transfer information obtained through our website to a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and store it there. Your information may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who works for us or a supplier. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. When transferring personal data internationally, we make sure that we comply with applicable laws and regulations.

5.   Use of information

5.1      Information submitted via our job application portal on our website will be used for assessing your suitability for the position you applied for, and for any other position within our group we think you could be suitable for.

5.2      With the exception of the information obtained through our job application portal, we may use information obtained through our website for the following purposes:

  • improve our website
  • compilation of statistics of visitors
  • provide you with information you requested and information we feel you may be interested in (including information about new products and services)
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered between you and us (including handling complaints)
  • market research and market analysis
  • analysis of customer habits
  • organization of free prize draws and other gambling

5.3      We may disclose your information to all companies belonging to our group, to agents and to third party service providers inside or outside your country of residence to perform services for us and for the purposes stated in this Privacy Statement. Our group companies, agents and third party providers who have access to personal data obtained through our website are obliged to respect privacy.

When transferring personal data obtained through our website internationally, we make sure that we comply with applicable laws and regulations, for example, by entering into agreements obliging recipients of your personal data to maintain an adequate level of data protection.

5.4      We may disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons, in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request.

6.   Data security

Although we will take commercially reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal data once we have received it, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is transmitted to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk, and we accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your personal data whilst in transit.

7.   Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before or at the time of collecting your personal data) if we intend to use your personal data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your personal data to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us in writing or – where available – by selecting the respective opt-out box.

8.   Access to your personal data

As far as permitted by the applicable law and subject to a fee, you may

  • check whether we hold personal data of you,
  • ask us to provide you with a copy of your personal data, or
  • require us to correct any of the personal data held by us that is inaccurate.

9.   Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Where appropriate, we will notify you in advance by email.

 1 January 2015