Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Your data is safe with us. We treat your personal data responsibly, taking into account all relevant provisions of the applicable data protection law.

Use of personal data
We only collect, use and transfer your personal data to third parties if this is permitted by law or if your consent to the collection of data is given.

Personal data means any information that can be used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

We process and store personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is stipulated by the European legislator or other legislators by law or regulation to which the controller (responsible for the data protection) is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

We may share your information with other companies in our group to provide certain services. Group companies may be located in countries that do not ensure an equivalent level of data protection. We guarantee appropriate data protection through contractual agreements with the Group companies. You expressly consent to such data transfers.

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal authorization (e.b. if the data must be transferred to third parties for the fulfilment of the contract), if you have given your consent, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.). If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing agreement”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Collection of General Data and Information
Our websites collect a series of general data and information when the website is called up. This general data and information is stored within the server log files. The following information may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites which are reached via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. We therefore analyze the collected data for the purpose of statistics and with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security in our company in order to ensure the best possible level of data protection and data security for the personal data we process.

Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which help the website to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA (European Economic Area) states before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use the information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics from your browser will not be connected with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting of your browser software. However, it must be noted, that this may lead to the full functionality of this website not being available.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the use of such data by Google. Google offers corresponding browser plugins.

Contact address: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, F +353 (1) 436 1001.

You can learn more about data processing by accessing the Third Party Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: and .

Data Security/Secure Data Transmission
Through technical and organizational measures, we secure our IT systems against unintentional admittance, access, transfer, entry, loss and distribution as well as destruction and alteration by unauthorized persons.

The data transmission of personal data on our websites is protected according to up-to-date technical standards.

Newsletter subscription
The users of our website can sign up for a newsletter. Signing up for a newsletter requires registration of a valid email address. There will be no disclosure of personal data that is collected within the newsletter service to third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link at the end of each newsletter.

Job applications
Before submitting your online application, we ask for your consent to use the data you provide for the purpose of examining your job qualifications. During the application process, in addition to the title, first name and name, the usual correspondence data such as postal address, e-mail address and telephone number are stored in the database of candidates. In addition, application documents such as letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, professional qualifications, education and training certificates as well as employment certificates are recorded.

By applying for a job electronically, you consent to your data being stored, shared and processed within the SFS Group for the purpose of job search and staffing. In this respect, you agree that your data could also be transmitted to countries which do not have an adequate level of data protection.

Please note that the application documents may also contain special categories of personal data as of Article 9 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. These are, for example, data on political opinions, religious beliefs, physical or mental health or a photo showing the ethnic origin. If you submit such information in the application documents, you expressly agree that we process, transmit and store this information.

After the vacancy has been filled or if no contract of employment has been concluded, we will delete your data from our systems, unless you want your application documents to be used for further vacancies. In this case, you consent to your data being processed to contact you later and to continue the application process in case you should be eligible for another job. After the expiration of the extended retention period, your application data will be reduced to the body data (last name, first name, address, e-mail, telephone number, date of receipt, cancellation date). These data is stored during the legal retention period.

Handling of Contact Information
If you contact us via the contact options offered, your contact details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Your Rights
Upon request, you will receive free information as to whether personal data has been processed about you and, if so, what personal data has been stored about you.

If your request is not in conflict with a legal duty to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have corrected incorrect data and to have deleted your personal data (for the future).

You can object to the processing of your data at any time. We will no longer process your personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate that compelling legitimate interests override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing of the data is intended for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to data processings – for the future – at any time without giving a reason.


Regarding your personal data on this website, the responsible body is:
SFS Group AG
Rosenbergsaustrasse 8
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

SFS Data Protection Officer
Report to the Data Protection Office

Representative in the European Union according to article 27 GDPR:
SFS Group Germany GmbH
In den Schwarzwiesen 2
D-61440 Oberursel

As a provider we are responsible for the content published by us according to the general legal provisions. The contents of our websites are created and updated to the best of our knowledge and belief. We do no guarantee that the information provided is complete, correct and in any case up-to-date. This also applies to all links to which this website refers directly or indirectly. We are not responsible for the content of an external site that is reached with such a link.

We reserve the right to make changes or additions to the information provided without prior notice.