What personal data do we process and how do we collect it?
a. Connection data
Our web servers automatically log every visit in a temporary log file. User-specific data (e.g. the IP address of the requesting computer, identification data of the used browser, the operating system of the requesting computer, the volume of data transferred, the name of the Internet service provider, the date and time of access) and technical data (e.g. the name and URL of the referring website if the website was accessed via a link and, additionally, the search term if it was accessed via a search engine) are collected and logged by our servers and / or through cookies (see below). Such data may be analyzed on an anonymous basis. The data is also required to enable the use of our content (connection set-up) and is also used for system-related purposes, including technical administration and system security.
b. Data provided by you
If you register to use certain online services or products which we offer we will ask you to provide us with certain information about yourself, in particular your contact data like name, e-mail address, and company name, by using the various functionalities of Swiss Re Sites and online tools (e.g. login/register, commenting, subscription, download, ordering, event or newsletter registration) or by sending information to a Swiss Re e-mail address given on a Swiss Re Site. You have always the possibility to unsubscribe from the registered newsletters and / or other services. In addition you may also exercise your rights in relation to your personal data. For more information about your rights click here.
c. Special categories of personal data
We do not intentionally collect any special categories of personal data (sensitive personal information) via a Swiss Re site. In no event, however, are you requested to provide sensitive personal data about you or other persons, therefore please avoid sending us such types of data.
How do we use and process your data?
We will use your connection data:
We will use your provided data to:
We will collect and use the information about your personal newsletter subscriptions and your personal "interaction" data (the articles and topics you are interested in or read) to learn about your preferences and improve the knowledge provided to you via our newsletters and communication. We will not use your personal interaction data for any other purpose except for improving our services.
We will include comments that you provide through commenting functionality on Swiss Re Sites or otherwise in anonymous reports, statistics, surveys and pools which we make available on Swiss Re Sites. However, these types of information will not enable readers to identify individuals or individual businesses. Your comments are made available on Swiss Re Sites in anonymous form, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise using dialogue and sharing functionality.
Data transfer and storage outside your country
Your data is processed according to applicable data protection and privacy laws. Any data you send over the Internet to the Swiss Re Site swissre.com is processed and stored on servers of Swiss Re or third party service providers some of whom may be based outside of Switzerland.
Accordingly, your personal data will be transferred to and processed in locations outside the country in which you are viewing the Swiss Re Site (the “User Country”). Any data or material sent or uploaded by you will therefore be accessible in countries outside the User Country. If your User Country is within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or is Switzerland or another country providing an adequate level of data protection, please note that your personal data will also be accessible and processed in countries with a lower level of data protection. In these situations Swiss Re will ensure (by entering into a written agreement or otherwise) that an adequate level of data protection is maintained by the recipients of your data in accordance with applicable data protection law.
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when you access a website. It allows the website to recognize your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
What cookies do we use?
In addition, we also utilize cookies on certain pages of our Swiss Re Site to communicate with third party data suppliers in order to extrapolate your digital behavior. This help us to understand and target more relevant advertising in the future. The information we receive is all aggregate and anonymous, but will include statistics such as demographics, online behavior, product interests and lifestyle. Targeting and tracking cookies are provided via trusted third party suppliers. Should you require more information regarding our suppliers and how these cookies operate please contact us.
How do I disable cookies?
If you do not want to receive a cookie from the Swiss Re Site, you have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not. However, please be aware that if you do turn off 'cookies' in your browser, you will not be able to fully experience some of the Swiss Re Site. For example, you will not be able to benefit from automatic log-on and other personalization features.
Web analytics services
We will use your connection data for statistical purposes and to manage and improve the usability of the Swiss Re Sites by means of particular software (e.g. Google analytics) or cookies (see above).
Social media platforms
You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by Swiss Re (“Social Media Platforms") which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, we cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user. Please consult the Privacy Statements of such services before using them.
Will we disclose your data to third parties?
We may disclose your personal information to other entities of Swiss Re Group or outside in the following cases:
We may use external service providers to assist with, for example, information technology and other administrative support services to operate our website.
We will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make your contact or other data commercially available to any third party, except with your prior permission.
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How long do we retain your personal data
Swiss Re retains the personal data collected over Swiss Re Sites only for as long as required or permitted by law and regulations.
What Data Privacy Rights do I have?
For more information on your rights, how to exercise them, as well as the contact information of our Data Protection Officer click here.
Published: 9 July 2018