Data protection declaration of Falco Global Partners AG

In this data protection declaration, we, Falco Global Partners AG (hereinafter Falco, we, or us), explain how we collect and otherwise process personal data. This is not an exhaustive description; If necessary, other data protection declarations or general terms and conditions regulate specific issues. Personal data refers to all information that relates to a specific or identifiable person.

If you provide us with personal data of other people (e.g. family members, data of work colleagues), please ensure that these people are aware of this data protection declaration and only provide us with their personal data if you are allowed to do so and if this personal data is correct.

This data protection declaration is designed to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the Swiss Data Protection Act (“DSG”) and the revised Swiss Data Protection Act (“revDSG”). However, whether and to what extent these laws are applicable depends on the individual case.


1. Responsible person / data protection officer / representative

Falco is responsible for the data processing that we describe here, unless otherwise stated in individual cases. If you have any data protection concerns, you can let us know at the following contact address:

Falco Global Partners AG
Färberstrasse 3
8832 Wollerau (Schwyz)

Our representative in the EEA according to Art. 27 GDPR (if required) is:

Erwin Lebon
Färberstrasse 3
8832 Wollerau (Schwyz)


2. Collection and processing of personal data

We primarily process the personal data that we receive from our customers and other business partners as part of our business relationship with them and from other persons involved in it or that we collect from users when operating our websites, apps and other applications.

To the extent permitted, we also obtain certain data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. debt collection registers, land registers, commercial registers, press, internet) or receive such data from other partner companies, authorities and other third parties (such as credit reference agencies, recruiters). In addition to the data about you that you give us directly, the categories of personal data that we receive about you from third parties include, in particular, information from public registers, information that we learn in connection with official and judicial proceedings, information in connection with their professional functions and activities (so that we can, for example, conclude and process business transactions with your employer with your help), information about you in correspondence and meetings with third parties, credit reports (if we conduct business with you personally), information about you that we provide to us Your environment (advisors, legal representatives, etc.) so that we can conclude or process contracts with you or with your involvement (e.g. references, your address for deliveries, powers of attorney, information on compliance with legal requirements such as anti-money laundering and export restrictions, information). from banks, insurance companies, sales, and other contractual partners of ours for the use or provision of services by you (e.g. payments made, purchases made)), information from the media and the Internet about you (if this is appropriate in the specific case, e.g. within the framework). an application, press review, marketing, etc.), your addresses and, if applicable, interests and other socio-demographic data (for marketing), data in connection with the use of the website (e.g. IP address, MAC address of the smartphone or computer, information about your device and settings, cookies, date and time of visit, pages and content accessed, functions used, referring website, location information).


3. Purposes of data processing and legal basis

We use the personal data we collect primarily to conclude and process our contracts with our business partners, in particular in the context of providing consulting and other services to our customers, the acquisition, management and sale of company investments, the purchase of Products and services from our suppliers and subcontractors, as well as to comply with our legal obligations at home and abroad. If you work for such a customer or business partner, your personal data may of course also be affected in this capacity.

In addition, we process personal data from you and other persons to the extent permitted and deemed appropriate to us, also for the following purposes in which we (and sometimes third parties) have a legitimate interest corresponding to the purpose:

  • Offer and further development of our offers, services and websites, apps and other platforms on which we are present;
  • Communicating with third parties and processing their inquiries (e.g. applications, media inquiries);
  • Examination and optimization of procedures for needs analysis for the purpose of direct customer contact as well as collection of personal data from publicly accessible sources for the purpose of customer acquisition;
  • Advertising and marketing (including the implementation of events), unless you have objected to the use of your data (if we send you advertising as our customer, you can object to this at any time and we will then put you on a blocking list against further advertising mailings);
  • Market and opinion research, media monitoring;
  • Assertion of legal claims and defense in connection with legal disputes and governmental proceedings;
  • Preventing and solving crimes and other misconduct (e.g. conducting internal investigations, data analysis to combat fraud);
  • Warranties of our operations, in particular IT, our websites and other platforms;
  • Video surveillance to protect house rules and other measures for IT, building and system security and to protect our employees and other people and assets belonging to or entrusted to us (such as access controls, visitor lists, network and email scanners, telephone records);
  • Purchase and sale of business areas, companies or parts of companies and other corporate transactions and the associated transfer of personal data as well as measures for business management and to comply with legal and regulatory obligations as well as Falco’s internal regulations.

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (for example when you register to receive newsletters or carry out a background check), we will process your personal data within the framework and based on this consent, unless we have another legal basis and we need one. Consent given can be revoked at any time, but this has no effect on data processing that has already taken place.


4. Cookies / tracking and other technologies related to the use of our website

We typically use “cookies” and similar technologies on our websites that can identify your browser or device. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by the web browser you use when you visit our website. This way, when you visit this website again, we can recognize you, even if we don't know who you are. In addition to cookies that are only used during a session and are deleted after your visit to the website (“session cookies”), cookies can also be used to store user settings and other information over a certain period of time (e.g. two years) (“permanent cookies”). However, you can set your browser so that it rejects cookies, only saves them for one session or otherwise deletes them early. Most browsers are preset to accept cookies. We use permanent cookies to save user settings (e.g. language, autologin), so that we can better understand how you use our offers and content, and so that we can show you offers and advertising tailored to you (which can also happen on websites of other companies ; however, they will not find out from us who you are, if we even know that ourselves, because they only see that the same user is on their website who was also on a certain page on our site). Some of the cookies are set by us, and some are also set by contractual partners with whom we work. If you block cookies, certain functionalities (such as language selection, ordering processes) may no longer work.

In some of our newsletters and other marketing emails, and where permitted, we also include visible and invisible image elements, by retrieving them from our servers we can determine whether and when you have opened the email, so that we can also measure here and better understand how to use our offerings and tailor them to you. You can block this in your email program; most are preset to allow you to do this.

By using our websites and agreeing to receive newsletters and other marketing emails, you agree to the use of these techniques. If you do not want this, you must set your browser or email program accordingly.

We sometimes use Google Analytics or similar services on our websites. This is a service provided by third parties that may be located in any country in the world (in the case of Google Analytics, it is Google Ireland (based in Ireland); Google Ireland relies on Google LLC (based in the USA) as a processor (both "Google"),, with which we can measure and evaluate the use of the website (not personally identifiable). Permanent cookies set by the service provider are also used for this purpose. We have configured the service so that the IP addresses of visitors are shortened by Google in Europe before being forwarded to the USA and thus cannot be traced back. We have deactivated the "Data sharing" and "Signals" settings. Although we can assume that the information we share with Google is not personal data for Google, it is possible that Google can use this data for its own purposes to draw conclusions about the identity of visitors, create personal profiles and link this data to the Google accounts of these people. If you have registered with the service provider yourself, the service provider also knows you. The processing of your personal data by the service provider is then the responsibility of the service provider in accordance with its data protection regulations. The service provider only tells us how our respective website is used (no information about you personally).

We also use so-called plug-ins from social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn on our websites. This is clear to you in each case (typically via corresponding symbols). We have configured these elements to be disabled by default. If you activate it (by clicking on it), the operators of the respective social networks can register that you are on our website and where and can use this information for their purposes. The processing of your personal data is then the responsibility of this operator in accordance with its data protection regulations. We do not receive any information about you from him.


5. Data transfer and data transfer abroad

As part of our business activities and for the purposes set out in section 3, we also disclose personal data to third parties, where permitted and where we deem it appropriate, either because they process it for us or because they want to use it for their own purposes. This applies in particular to the following entities:

  • Our service providers (e.g. banks, insurance companies), including contract data processors (such as IT providers, payroll service providers);
  • Dealers, suppliers, subcontractors and other business partners;
  • Customers;
  • domestic and foreign authorities, offices or courts;
  • Media;
  • Public, including website and social media visitors;
  • Competitors, industry organizations, associations, organizations and other committees;
  • Acquirers or interested parties in acquiring business areas, companies or other parts of Falco or their investments;
  • other parties in potential or actual legal proceedings;

all common recipients.

These recipients are partly domestic but can be anywhere on earth. In particular, you must expect your data to be transmitted to all countries in which Falco is directly represented by affiliated companies, branches or other offices (link to list) as well as to other countries in Europe and the USA where the service providers we use are located (such as e.g. Microsoft, Google, Amazon).

If a recipient is located in a country without adequate legal data protection, we contractually oblige the recipient to comply with the applicable data protection (for this purpose we use the European Commission's revised Standard Contractual Clauses, which can be found here: dec_impl/2021/914/oj? are available) unless it is already subject to a legally recognized set of rules to ensure data protection and we cannot rely on an exception provision. An exception may apply in particular in legal proceedings abroad, but also in cases of overriding public interests or if the execution of a contract requires such disclosure, if you have given your consent or if it concerns data that you have made generally accessible and the processing of which you have not objected to.


6. Duration of retention of personal data

We process and store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations or for other purposes pursued by the processing, i.e. for example for the duration of the entire business relationship (from initiation, processing to termination of a contract) as well as in accordance with the legal retention and documentation obligations. It is possible that personal data will be retained for the period in which claims can be asserted against our company and to the extent that we are otherwise legally obliged to do so or legitimate business interests require this (e.g. for evidentiary and documentation purposes). As soon as your personal data is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above, it will generally be deleted or anonymized as far as possible. For operational data (e.g. system logs, logs), shorter retention periods of twelve months or less apply.


7. Data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational security precautions to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse, such as issuing internal guidelines, training, IT and network security solutions, access controls and restrictions, encryption of data carriers and transmissions, pseudonymization, controls.


8. Obligation to provide personal data

As part of our business relationship, you must provide the personal data that is necessary for the establishment and implementation of a business relationship and the fulfillment of the associated contractual obligations (you generally do not have a legal obligation to provide us with data). Without this data, we will generally not be able to enter into or process a contract with you (or the entity or person you represent). The website cannot be used if certain information to ensure data traffic (such as IP address) is not disclosed.


9. Rights of the data subject

Within the framework of the data protection law applicable to you and to the extent provided for therein (such as in the case of the GDPR), you have the right to information, correction, deletion, the right to restrict data processing and otherwise to object to our data processing, in particular that for direct marketing purposes and other legitimate interests in processing and releasing certain personal data for the purpose of transferring it to another location (so-called data portability). Please note, however, that we reserve the right to enforce the restrictions provided for by law, for example if we are obliged to store or process certain data, have an overriding interest in doing so (to the extent that we are entitled to rely on this) or use them for the assertion of requirements. If you incur any costs, we will inform you in advance. We have already provided information about the possibility of revoking your consent in Section 3. Please note that exercising these rights may conflict with contractual agreements and this may have consequences such as early termination of the contract or cost implications. We will inform you in advance if this is not already contractually stipulated.

The exercise of such rights generally requires that you provide clear proof of your identity (e.g. by providing a copy of your ID, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). To assert your rights, you can contact us at the address given in Section 1.

Every data subject also has the right to enforce their claims in court or to file a complaint with the responsible data protection authority. The responsible data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (


10. Changes

We may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website applies. To the extent that the Privacy Policy is part of an agreement with you, in the event of an update, we will inform you of the change by email or other appropriate means.