Privacy Policy

Circular Society attaches a great deal of importance to protecting its members’ privacy. Below, we have set out the principles based on which we collect and process personal data (information that identifies you or allows us to identify you) via this website (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”).

Collection of personal data

You can visit the Website and obtain information on our offers without revealing any personal data. We only request personal data where this is required in order for us to perform our own services or to process transactions that you execute with Circular Society or our partners. We collect and process your personal data carefully, only for the purposes described in this data protection declaration and only to the extent that is necessary for these purposes. We only store your personal data insofar and as long as is required for us to perform our services or to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
We also collect data to analyze the use of the Website in general, to gain insights into how to improve our offering and to focus our marketing measures on the identifiable needs of our customers. We also collect and process this data using cookies. You can find information on how cookies work and your options in this respect in our Cookie Policy below.

Data processing for service provision

We require information on you, as an individual, to a varying extent in order to perform our own services or to process transactions.

Registration data

When you register with CircularSociety and create a profile, you will be asked for contact information, in particular your email address, surname, first name, gender, nationality, residence, company, profession, age group, and reasons for joining CircularSociety (CS).
Your password and your email address are never visible to any CS Member at any time. Circular Society shall never disclose or pass your password or email address on to any third party.

Voluntary data

If you wish, you may provide additional information about yourself apart from the mandatory data on a voluntary basis, to allow other CS Members to get to know you better and possibly encourage them to choose you as a connection.

You can revoke Voluntary Data at any time by deleting the data in question from your profile.

Your Profile

The following sections of the Personal Data you have made available to CircularSociety is visible to all other CS Members: Surname, first name, gender, nationality, residence, company, profession, age group and reasons for joining CS. You can change the visibility of all these Personal Data except first name.
All other CS Members may access your profile and view the information displayed on the Profile, including such voluntary data you have specified to be made available to all other CS Members.

The following of your personal statistics and activities are visible to all CS Members at all times:

Number and identities of your CS confirmed contacts
Recent postings and comments made by you
The CS groups of which you are a members
Number of Circular Points rewarded for your on-site CS activities

Transactions

If you enter into transactions directly with our partners or other third parties via the Website, an agreement is deemed to be established between you and the service provider in question. The service provider is entitled to process your personal data to process the transaction and, where appropriate, other services performed directly by it. The data protection principles of the service provider in question apply. If you have any questions in this respect, please contact the contractual partner in question directly.

CircularSociety marketing measures

We keep CS members informed of relevant developments relating to CS and CircularSociety offers using the CS’s on-site messaging system.

Data security

We protect your personal data by taking suitable security measures and using secure servers. We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the Website from loss, destruction or manipulation, as well as from access, modification or dissemination by unauthorized individuals. Particularly sensitive data (e.g. access data to your profile account) is encrypted (SSL) when it is sent via the Internet.

Minors

Membership of CS is reserved for persons who have reached the age of 16. Making purchases via CS is reserved for persons who have reached the legal age of 18. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the protection of their children’s privacy.

Amendments

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Declaration at any time. Amendments shall apply as soon as they are published on this Website.

Contact for data protection

If you have any questions regarding this Data Protection Declaration or data protection at CircularSociety, please contact us.

Cookie Policy

CircularSociety uses what are known as browser cookies (hereinafter referred to as “Cookies”) in order to simplify the use of this Website and to obtain information that can help us to improve the information and services made available via the Website. This Cookie Policy provides you with information on the use of Cookies on the Website.

How cookies work

Cookies are small text files that a user’s browser stores in a directory designed for this purpose on his/her computer. Cookies mean, for example, that text entries you have made in form fields on the Website are saved so that you do not have to enter the same information again the next time you visit the Website or when you want to use a different function on the Website.

Cookie settings

You can decide for yourself whether our Website’s web server is allowed to save Cookies on your computer or not. You can opt to change your browser settings so that they do not allow Cookies to be accepted or saved at any time. Alternatively, you can opt to be shown a warning message every time before you accept Cookies or you can set your browser up in such a way that it only accepts Cookies from certain websites. You can also delete Cookies that have already been saved at any time.
We would like to emphasize that if you decline Cookies on the Website, some functions on the Website may be limited or unavailable. As a result, to make it easier to use the Website, we recommend that your browser settings accept Cookies on the Website.

Web analysis services

We use web analysis services to analyze the use of the Website in general and to gain insights into how to improve our offering. The web analysis services use Cookies to collect data. The information generated in this process (e.g. IP address and browser type) can be transmitted, after being rendered anonymous, to a server of the web analysis service in Switzerland or abroad to be saved and processed there. You can use corresponding browser settings, or set up an opt-out cookie of the web analysis service in question to prevent the service from placing Cookies on your computer and collecting data.