About Coface

Data protection

Coface in Switzerland

Your visit to our web site
We, Coface in Switzerland, appreciate your visit on our website and your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal information very seriously and want you to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our website.
Coface with its various Coface branches is a worldwide leading credit insurance service provider and has information on around 80 million companies. Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to stay at your disposal regarding the processing of your personal data. At any time you have the right to obtain information about the data stored about your person or your company, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of the data processing, as they are entitled to you according to the Federal Act on Data Protection and the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation).
Collection of personal data
Personal data will only be collected if you provide it to us voluntarily, for example in the context of a registration, a survey or for the execution of a contract.
Processing, use and disclosure of personal data and purpose limitation
All personal data collected by Coface in Switzerland within the framework of our internet services will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the relevant regulations for the protection of personal data, only for the purpose of executing contracts and safeguarding legitimate business interests with regard to the advice and support of our customers and interested parties used.
In addition, persons/organisations appointed by Coface in Switzerland, will only receive personal data if they need this data to fulfill their respective services. All processors are contractually obliged to handle this personal data confidentially and only in the context of the contractual obligations and the provisions of the GDPR. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold.
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Website tracking and cookies
On this website, we use a web analytics system to measure and analyze visits to our website. We use the following information with the intention of increasing the efficiency of our website:
  • Browser type / version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited website)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request
A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. The data will be deleted after the statistical evaluation.
When you visit a Coface website, cookies are used to gather information. We use these cookies for a number of reasons, notably to distinguish you from other users of our site, and as a tool for creating aggregate statistics on the use of our sites. Cookies also help us to make the visit to our website as pleasant as possible for you and to improve the content presented.
The most important cookies on Coface.ch:
Google Analytics 
These cookies provide information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to generate reports and to improve the website. The data collected by the cookies in anonymous form includes information such as the number of visitors to the site from where the visitors came to the site. The cookie contains no personal information.
These cookies are used to track search patterns and activities. We use this information to be able to show you relevant / personalized marketing content.
Part of the video services. Video sharing services enrich the site with multimedia content and increase its visibility.
Twitter Follow
Coface uses the social bookmark of the social network Twitter. This is just a link and not a so-called "social plugin". If you do not use the button, no information will be transmitted to Twitter and no Twitter cookie will be placed on your computer. 
How can cookies be controlled?
Some users prefer to block cookies. Most browsers offer the possibility to manage them in a personalized way.
The handling of cookies can be controlled via the settings of your Internet browser. You have the opportunity to accept all cookies, to be notified when setting a cookie or to refuse all cookies. You can also delete them bilated.
Please note that our website or parts of it may not be accessible to you, ie. certain services or activities that require cookies can not be used by you, if you block all cookies (including important cookies) in your browser settings. You may get a message from the site telling you that you must temporarily allow cookies to view the page correctly.
How to disable cookies:
Internet Explorer
  • Select "Tools" from the menu bar and click "Internet Options".
  • Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • Move the slider all the way up to the "Block all cookies" setting.
  • Select "Options" in the menu bar.
  • Click on "Settings".
  • Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • Uncheck the box "Tell sites I do not want to be tracked."
Google Chrome
  • Select the wrench icon for the settings: Click on "Settings".
  • Click on "Show advanced settings".
  • In the Privacy section, click the Content Settings button.
  • In the "Cookies" section, check the "Block third-party cookies and website data" box.
  • Select "Safari Preferences" and click on "Security".
  • In the "Accept cookies" section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.
  • If you let Safari block all cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a specific page. Repeat the above steps and select the setting "Always". If you want to leave the requested page, turn off the cookies and delete the cookies on the page.
  • To see explanations of the choices, click the Help button (question mark).
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