Swiss Quality Paper AG

Privacy policy

Swiss Quality Paper AG is the operator of the website and therefore responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data and the compatibility of the data processing with the applicable law.

Your trust is important to us. We take the issue of data protection seriously and ensure appropriate security. Of course, we comply with the legal provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA), the Ordinance to the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA), the Telecommunications Act (TCA) and, where applicable, other data protection provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).

To help you understand what personal data we collect from you and for what purposes we use it, please read the information below.


Swiss Quality Paper AG
Tiergartenweg 1
CH-4710 Balsthal

protection of your privacy

Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. Every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data, based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG). We comply with these provisions.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect the databases as well as possible from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (SSL) via HTTPS.

Automatic data processing on this website

When you visit, our servers temporarily store every access in a log file. The following data is collected without your intervention and stored until automatic deletion after twelve months at the latest:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • the website from which the access was made,
  • the operating system of your computer and the browser you are using,
  • the country from which you have accessed and the language settings of your browser and
  • the name of your Internet access provider.

The collection and processing of this data is carried out for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (connection establishment), to ensure system security and stability and to enable the optimisation of our internet offer as well as for internal statistical purposes. In particular, the IP address is used to record the country of residence of the website visitor and to adjust the language of the website accordingly. Furthermore, the IP address is evaluated in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure of and for statistical purposes.

In addition, when you visit our website, we use so-called pixels and cookies to display personalised advertising and to use web analysis services.

Types of data processed
  • Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
  • Contact information (e.g., email, phone numbers).
  • Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
  • Usage data (e.g., web pages visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Purpose of the processing
  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents
  • Answering contact requests and communicating with users
  • Security measures
  • Reach measurement/marketing
Use of our contact form

You have the option of using a contact form to get in touch with us. The entry of the following personal data is mandatory:

  • Company,
  • First and last name,
  • Company address (street, house number, postal code, city),
  • Phone number,
  • Domain Name,
  • E-mail address

Failure to provide this information may hinder the provision of our services.

We use this data only to be able to answer your contact request in the best possible and personalized way. You can object to this data processing at any time and request that we delete your data (via Email).


Wenn auch Sie sich auf eine Stelle bei uns bewerben, verarbeiten wir personenbezogene Daten, die wir im Rahmen des Bewerbungsverfahrens von Ihnen erhalten, bzw. Sie im Bewerberformular eingeben bzw. hochladen. Dazu gehören neben Ihren Angaben zur Person, Ausbildung, Arbeitserfahrung und Fähigkeiten, die üblichen Korrespondenzdaten wie E-Mail-Adresse und Telefonnummer. Zudem werden alle von Ihnen im Zusammenhang mit der Bewerbung eingereichten Unterlagen, wie Lebenslauf und Zeugnisse verarbeitet.

Diese Daten werden ausschliesslich im Rahmen Ihrer Bewerbung gespeichert, ausgewertet, verarbeitet oder intern weitergeleitet. Ferner können sie für statistische Zwecke (z.B. Reporting) verarbeitet werden. In diesem Fall sind keine Rückschlüsse auf einzelne Personen möglich.

Ihre Bewerberdaten werden getrennt von den übrigen Nutzerdaten gespeichert und nicht mit diesen zusammengeführt. Ihre Daten werden durch einen von uns beauftragten Dienstleister auf einem Server innerhalb des Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum gemäss den geltenden Datenschutzbestimmungen gespeichert.

Schliessen wir mit Ihnen einen Arbeitsvertrag, werden die übermittelten Daten zum Zwecke der Abwicklung des Arbeitsverhältnisses unter Beachtung der gesetzlichen Vorschriften gespeichert. Endet das Bewerbungsverfahren ohne Anstellung, werden Ihre personenbezogenen Daten noch drei Monate zu Dokumentationszwecken gespeichert und danach gelöscht, sofern Sie uns keine Einwilligung gegeben haben, Ihre Angaben für weitere Bewerbungsverfahren bei uns zu verwenden.

Rechtsgrundlage für die Verarbeitung Ihrer Bewerberdaten ist das Vorliegen der von Ihnen freiwillig an uns gesendeten Unterlagen, die Sie jederzeit rückrufen können, oder die Erfüllung unserer vorvertraglichen Verpflichtungen im Rahmen des Bewerbungsverfahrens. Schliessen wir einen Arbeitsvertrag mit Ihnen, erfolgt die Verarbeitung zur Durchführung des Arbeitsverhältnisses.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

It may happen that content or services from third-party providers, such as city maps or fonts from other websites, are integrated within our online offer. The integration of content from third-party providers always requires that the third-party providers perceive the IP address of the user, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to the user's browser. The IP address is thus necessary for the display of this content. Furthermore, the providers of the third-party content can set their own cookies and process the users' data for their own purposes. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We will use this content as sparingly as possible and in a data-avoiding manner and select reliable third-party providers with regard to data security.

The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, together with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in part already mentioned here, options for objection (so-called opt-out):

External fonts from Google, Inc., ("Google Fonts"). The integration of Google Fonts is done by a server call at Google (usually in the USA). Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:

Maps of the service "Google Maps" of the third-party provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:

Videos from the "YouTube" platform of the third-party provider Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:

This website uses the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The purpose of the query is to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or by automated, machine processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the re-CAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and further used there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with any other data held by Google. Your data may also be transmitted to the USA in the process. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. You can find more information about Google reCAPTCHA and the associated privacy policy at:

Disclosure of data to third parties

We will only pass on your personal data if you have expressly consented to this, if there is a legal obligation to do so or if this is necessary to enforce our rights, in particular to enforce claims arising from the relationship between you and us.

In addition, we pass on your data to third parties insofar as this is necessary in the context of the use of the website for the provision of the services requested by you as well as the analysis of your user behaviour. As far as this is necessary for the purposes mentioned in sentence 1, the transfer may also take place abroad. Insofar as the website contains links to third-party websites, after clicking on these links we no longer have any influence on the collection, processing, storage or use of personal data by the third party and accept no responsibility for this.

Transfer of personal data abroad

We are also entitled to transfer your personal data to third companies (commissioned service providers) abroad, insofar as this is necessary for the data processing described in this data protection declaration. These are obliged to the same extent as we are to data protection. If the level of data protection in a country does not correspond to that in Switzerland or the EU, we will ensure by contract that the protection of your personal data corresponds to that in Switzerland or the EU at all times.

Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data stored with us against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

You should always keep your payment information confidential and close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share the computer with others.

We also take internal data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been obligated by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of data protection law.


Cookies help in many ways to make your visit to our website easier, more enjoyable and more meaningful. Cookies are information files that your web browser automatically stores on your computer's hard drive when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your computer's hard drive, nor do they transmit users' personal information to us.

We use cookies, for example, to better tailor the information, offers and advertising displayed to you to your individual interests. The use does not lead to us obtaining new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears when you receive a new cookie.

Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website.

Tracking Tools

On our website we use so-called tracking tools. With these tracking tools, your surfing behaviour on our website is observed. This observation takes place for the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our website. In this context, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and small text files that are stored on your computer ("cookies") are used.

a) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We have also extended Google Analytics on this website with the code "anonymizeIP". This guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking click on this link Insert. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again. [Note: For instructions on how to integrate the opt-out cookie, see:

We continue to use Google Analytics to evaluate data from Double-Click-Cookies and also Ad-Words for statistical purposes. If you do not wish to do this, you can do so via the Ads Preferences Manager ( deactivate.

We use Google Analytics including the functions of Universal Analytics. Universal Analytics allows us to analyse the activities on our pages across devices (e.g. access via laptop and later via tablet). This is made possible by the pseudonymous assignment of a user ID to a user. Such an assignment is made, for example, when you register for a customer account or log in to your customer account. However, no personal data is forwarded to Google. Even if additional functions are added to Google Analytics with Universal Analytics, this does not mean that a restriction of data protection measures such as IP masking or the browser add-on is associated with this.

b) Google AdWords

Conversion Tracking
We use the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and within the framework of Google Ad-Words the conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across AdWords customers' websites.

The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. This tells customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software (deactivation option). You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information and the privacy policy of Google can be found at: and

c) AppNexus

On our website, we use tracking technology from AppNexus Inc, 28 W 23rd Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. This is used to collect information about the surfing behaviour of website visitors for marketing purposes in a purely anonymous form and cookies are set for this purpose. No personal data is collected or stored in this process.
You may object to the collection, processing and aggregation of data generated by AppNexus at any time by setting an opt-out or deactivation cookie at form-privacy-policy-de#choices.

For more information about privacy at AppNexus, please visit.

social media plug-ins

The social plugins described below are used on the website. The plugins are deactivated by default on our website and therefore do not send any data. You can activate the plugins by clicking on the corresponding social media button.

If these plugins are activated, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network as soon as you call up one of our websites. The content of the plugin is transmitted by the social network directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. The plugins can be deactivated again with one click.

For more information, please see the respective privacy statements of Facebook, Twitter and Google.

a) Plugins from Facebook

Social plugins from Facebook are used on this website to make our website more personal. For this purpose, we use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button. This is an offer from the US company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy.

b) Plugins from LinkedIn

Our website uses plugins from the social network LinkedIn or LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "LinkedIn"). You can recognise the LinkedIn plugins by the corresponding logo or the "Recommend" button. Please note that the plugin establishes a connection between your respective internet browser and the LinkedIn server when you visit our website. LinkedIn is thus informed that our website has been visited with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time, you have the option of linking content from our website to your LinkedIn profile page. In doing so, you enable LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you or your user account. You must know that we do not gain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn. Further details on the collection of data and your legal options as well as setting options can be found at LinkedIn. These will be made available to you at provided.

c) Plugins from YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc., based in San Bruno/California, USA. As soon as you visit pages of our website equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed which particular page of our website you have visited. If, on top of this, you are logged into your YouTube account, you would enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can avoid this possibility of association if you log out of your account beforehand. For more information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy at

Note on data transfers to the USA

For the sake of completeness, we would like to point out for users resident or domiciled in Switzerland that there are surveillance measures in place in the USA by US authorities which generally allow the storage of all personal data of all persons whose data has been transferred from Switzerland to the USA. This is done without any differentiation, limitation or exception based on the objective pursued and without any objective criterion that would make it possible to limit the access of the US authorities to the data and their subsequent use to very specific, strictly limited purposes that are capable of justifying the intrusion associated both with the access to these data and with their use. Furthermore, we would like to point out that in the USA there are no legal remedies available to data subjects from Switzerland that would allow them to gain access to the data concerning them and to obtain their correction or deletion, or that there is no effective judicial legal protection against general access rights of US authorities. We explicitly draw the attention of the data subject to this legal and factual situation in order to enable him or her to make an appropriately informed decision to consent to the use of his or her data.

We would like to point out to users residing in a member state of the EU that the USA does not have a sufficient level of data protection from the point of view of the European Union.

Right of access, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing; right to data portability

You have the right to receive information free of charge on request about the personal data that we have stored about you. In addition, you have the right to have incorrect data corrected and the right to have your personal data deleted, insofar as this does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain the data or an authorisation that allows us to process the data. In accordance with Articles 18 and 21 of the GDPR, you also have the right to request restriction of data processing and to object to data processing.

You also have the right to demand that we return the data you have given us. Upon request, we will also pass the data on to a third party of your choice. You have the right to receive the data in a common file format.

You can contact us for the aforementioned purposes via the reach. We may, at our discretion, require proof of identity to process your application.
You can also tell us what you want to happen to your information after you die by giving us instructions.

data retention

We retain personal data only for as long as is necessary to use the above tracking, advertising and analytics services as part of our legitimate interest, to perform services to the extent you have requested or consented to, and to comply with our legal obligations.

We retain contractual data for a longer period of time, as this is required by statutory retention obligations. Retention obligations that oblige us to retain data result from accounting regulations and tax regulations. According to these regulations, business communication, concluded contracts and accounting vouchers must be kept for up to 10 years or, in the case of users resident in France, for up to 5 years. As soon as we no longer need this data to perform the services for you, the data will be blocked. This means that the data may then only be used for accounting and tax purposes.