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Privacy policy

When visiting UBP.com, you agree to the terms set out in our privacy policy below. As this policy may be updated without notice, we recommend that you check back regularly.

  1. What is the purpose of a privacy policy?

    The information contained in this privacy policy provides the users of this website (www.ubp.com) with an overview of the data collection and protection processes at Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (hereinafter referred to as “UBP”, “we/us”). This policy describes the sort of data we store, how we gather it, and for what purpose. It also explains how UBP protects these data. By visiting the website UBP.com, you knowingly agree to the terms of this privacy policy. However, the present policy does not apply to websites that are operated by third parties to which the UBP.com site may direct you. In view of this, we should like to inform you that our search engine, as well as our statistics tools, use programs supplied by Google Inc. and, consequently, the privacy policy of Google Inc. applies (you can find the policy at http://www.google.com/privacy.html). By using this search engine, you agree that Google may use your personal data in accordance with its own privacy policy.

  2. What sort of data does our website gather?

    Certain statistical information, such as your IP address, the browser you are using, your preferences, the pages of the website you have visited, and the date and duration of your visit are automatically recorded onto our server every time you visit.

    We are also able to gather more personal information, such as your e-mail address, your first name and surname, and your telephone number – the sort of details you might give us when you fill in our contact form, our job application form, or when you create a user account. This data may be needed to enable us to answer your questions and/or to contact you. As regards the processing of personal data transmitted through our e-Recruitment portal, please refer to our Guidelines for handling personal data.

    Notwithstanding the above, we remind you that if you visit other websites via links on our site, privacy policies that are different from our own may apply; we accept no responsibility for these policies.

  3. How is this data gathered and what are cookies?

    We use tools for measuring web data, such as cookies and tags. These allow us to identify your computer and gather certain information about your navigation behaviour when you visit our website. However, these tools do not enable us to gather personal information and thus identify users.

    Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer in order to keep track of your visits to the site and your preferences when you navigate from one page to another. Occasionally they are used to save parameters between visits.

  4. How do you use the data you gather?

    The data may be used for in-house purposes, such as for statistics, to improve your visit experience (for example, by not making you provide certain information every time you visit our site, such as where you are domiciled or your investor status) our site or our services, or to be able to contact you. However, this is always in compliance with privacy and any other applicable laws, particularly those pertaining to data protection.

    Gathering and analysing the data allows us to monitor which parts of our website are receiving the most traffic and to improve its contents and layout. The data that we collect, including through the use of cookies and tags, are only kept for as long as it is necessary to avoid your having to identify yourself each time you visit the site; they are then destroyed. Your other personal data are also destroyed after a certain period of time (this is set by us in accordance with our legal obligations).

    We remind you that you may refuse cookies by setting up your browser to do so. However, you may no longer be able to access all or certain parts of our website, or you may find it difficult to use certain services.

    We should also like to draw your attention to the fact that your answers to our questions, including, but not limited to, your domicile and your investor status, are important and should you supply incorrect information, you may have access to products and services to which you are not entitled. False information could also harm us and in such a case, we may be compelled to request that you compensate us.

  5. How is the data protected?

    UBP applies several technical and organisational measures to protect your data from theft, hacking, and any accidental or intentional misuse, loss or destruction. However, it is impossible to completely secure our systems against intrusion. By providing us with your data, you accept that we are not responsible for any such intrusion and the use of the data by a third party.

    With this in mind, we remind you that using the Internet (which you do to provide us with your personal data) presents certain risks as far as privacy is concerned, such as the risk of interception, and the use and alteration of your data: we therefore urge you to be extremely cautious when using the Internet and ensure that you always use security programs, such as an antivirus and a firewall, and that they are regularly updated, as recommended, for example by the Swiss Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI.

  6. How to contact us.

    If you need any further information about this privacy policy, you may contact us by e-mail at communication@ubp.ch.

  7. Policy last updated in April 2016.