Privacy policy

  1. Biofuels Switzerland

Biofuels Switzerland - Swiss Biofuels Industry Association is responsible for your personal data. References in this privacy statement (the statement) to "Biofuels Switzerland", "we" or "us" are references to Biofuels Switzerland - Swiss Biofuels Industry Association.

  1. What personal data is processed

Personal data that we process about you are:

  • Your name and contact details (for example, name, address, telephone number or email address, information about the company you work for, your position or title and/or your relationship with a person, and other basic information);

  • Identification and background information that you provide to us;

  • Financial information, for example payment information;

  • Information disclosed to us by or on behalf of our association members;

  • Information in connection with documents and communications which we send to you electronically;

  • Any other information relating to you that you provide to us.

We collect and record this information when you communicate with us in any way. We collect personal data when we obtain it from other sources, for example when we consult publicly available sources to update your data.

  1. How your personal data is processed

We process your personal data:

  • to communicate with you;

  • to provide and improve our services to you and our members, including personal data of third parties disclosed to us or collected by us on behalf of our members, such as the processing of identification and background information;

  • to manage the relationship with you and our association members;

  • to maintain our website, including monitoring it and evaluating its use (for more information, see section 4 below);

  • to implement the projects and programmes with the authorities such as the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FCO);

  • to ensure the implementation of events.

We process personal data when it is necessary for our association activities, such as contacting an individual, organisation, state, canton, etc., to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, and/or based on consent.

We use various technical and organisational measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

  1. Use website, communication

When you access and use our website, we automatically collect and store relevant log data and device-specific information for a limited period of time. This information includes, but is not limited to, specific information about how you use our website, IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information as well as device-specific and other similar information. We process this information on the basis that it is necessary for us to operate, maintain and improve our websites.

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that this may affect your ability to use our websites. For more information regarding cookies, including how to manage, reject or delete them, please visit

The website is hosted by an external service provider (Hostpoint). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers.

Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google LLC, USA, which monitors and records the way our websites are used. Google Analytics does this by placing small text files called cookies on your computer or other devices. Cookies collect information about the number of visitors to these websites, visits to individual pages and the length of time these websites are visited. This information is available in aggregate form and is not identifiable with regard to the individual. This integration of Google Analytics is generally carried out using anonymised IP addresses by shortening them within the EU/EEA. Google is subject to the CH-US and the EU-US Privacy Shield.


This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the disclosure of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network - regardless of whether you watch a video.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your end device after starting a video. These cookies allow YouTube to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud attempts. The cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them.

If applicable, further data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video over which we have no control.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers.

Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we indicate on the website.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's privacy policy:

  1. Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose your personal data to trusted third parties, in particular to:

  • IT service provider;

  • State and authorities;

  • Third parties who have been commissioned within the framework of services which we offer to our association members with their prior consent;

  • Our accounting department, auditors and lawyers;

  • Event service provider;

  • Other event participants;

  • Members of the Biofuels Switzerland Association.

We may also share your personal data to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

  1. Transfer of your personal data abroad

We may transfer your personal data to recipients abroad, including countries that do not ensure an equivalent level of data protection as Swiss law. Normally, we will make such a transfer if it is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject(s), with foreign members of the association, which was concluded in their interest.

  1. How we store your personal data

Your personal data will be stored for as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and for as long as there is a legitimate interest in storing personal data, for example for archiving purposes and IT security. We also store your personal data if and as long as this is required in accordance with a statutory retention obligation.

  1. Your rights

You are entitled to request detailed information about what personal data exists about you and how it is processed. You can also request a copy of your personal data. You can also have your data corrected or deleted, restrict our processing activities concerning this information and object to the processing of your personal data. You can also withdraw your consent. In addition, you can lodge a complaint with a local supervisory authority, in Switzerland with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.


Link: Federal Act on Data Protection (Data Protection Act, DPA)


Biofuels Switzerland
Swiss Biofuels Association
Bahnhofstrasse 9
CH-4450 Sissach