Who we are
This website is owned by Quire Ventures AG and managed for the benefit of the company and/or affiliated parties. This website management may be done by the company and/or by trusted 3rd party administrators.
What personal data we collect
Generally visitors can use this Website without providing or revealing personal data. We may receive and store certain types of data when visitors interact with this website which allow us and others to analyze the data for trends and statistics.
When you register for our services, we will receive and store certain personal data which you may provide to us via the website, email, telephone, or other methods. This data, which could include personal details and preferences data, may be relevant to any tax returns prepared by the company on your behalf and may be augmented by indirect data collection.
We may obtain personal data to conduct our activities, such as your contact details, professional details, family and beneficiary details, and financial information about you and related parties. Some of this data may be sensitive, in that identification and other documents may reveal race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, physical and mental health, dietary preferences, biometric data of individuals, beneficial owners of legal and other entities, affiliations with trade unions or political groups, civil or criminal actions or convictions, and/or other personal aspects which may be considered by some to be sensitive in nature.
Although our sites and services are not intentionally designed for or directed at children, we may occasionally receive details about children e.g. as part of an engagement to provide professional services. Our websites are not designed for use by anyone under the age of 18. We do not verify visitor or user age nor do we have any liability to do so. If you are under the age of 18, please do not attempt to use this website.
We may process location-based data for select functionalities of the website e.g. when using the website to locate an advisor near you.
Why we collect data and how we use it
We rely on collected data to operate our businesses and provide products and services to clients, and rely on your given or implied consent to use this data. This includes processing data to perform contractual obligations, to deliver services and products we are engaged to provide, to execute marketing and promotional activities, and to meet regulatory, other legal, or public interest obligations.
Collected data may also be used in the administration and securing of websites, applications, and information systems, to authenticate registered users of select areas of websites and applications, to process electronically transmitted communications, to comply with legal and regulatory obligations relating to sanctions, embargos, anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud and other crimes, to prevent fraud or criminal activity, to safeguard IT systems, and to enable employment, personnel, work processes, and recruitment actions.
If you fail to provide certain personal data, we may not be able to provide products and services to you and may necessitate the cancellation of engagements or agreements. We may share collected data with tax authorities, governmental agencies, and other related organisations and service providers.
If some or all of our business and/or assets are sold or transferred, corresponding information regarding clients and visitors to this site may be transferred to the purchaser.
Personal data may be shared with third parties in order to help us deliver, improve, or expand the availability of our products and services. These third parties may include partners and affiliates in the provision of professional services (e.g. accountants, tax preparers, lawyers, auditors), parties that provide support services (e.g. telecommunications and IT systems and support, document production and scanning services, archiving services, cloud-based software providers), payment services providers, marketing services providers, and law enforcement and other governmental and regulatory agencies.
Personal data may be stored and retained on devices and servers located in Switzerland, the United States of America, and other geographically indeterminate locations (“Cloud Storage”). We may transfer personal data to third-party organisations situated both inside and outside of Switzerland when we have business reason to engage these organisations. These third-party organisations are required to safeguard personal data in accordance with our contractual obligations and applicable data protection legislation.
Your data protection rights
You have the rights listed below regarding personal data about yourself. We may ask or require proof of identity before responding to any inquiries regarding personal data.
Access: the right to receive a copy of the personal information about you we hold
Correction: the right to rectify inaccurate personal data about you.
Deletion: the right to request us to erase your personal data after you withdraw your consent to processing or when it is no longer needed for the purpose collected and no retential requirements exist.
Restriction: the right to request us to temporarily restrict processing of your personal data if the accuracy of your personal data is contested.
Data Portability: in some circumstances, the right to request transmission of personal data in electronic form if feasible.
Automated Decision-Making: the right to request review of any decisions made about you which were made solely on automated processing, including profiling, that produced legal or other significant effects upon you.
Marketing: the right to object to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, including profiling.
Consent Withdrawal: the right to withdraw your previously given consent to one or more purposes for processing your personal data. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing done prior to you withdrawing your consent, and may result in the inability of the company to provide products or services to you.
Personal data security
Your personal data is treated with what we consider appropriate technical and organisational security policies and processes to protect it from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. If you use our services or access parts of our website which require a user ID and/or password, you remain fully and exclusively responsible for keeping your access information confidential. Please be aware that the transmission of data via the Internet and other electronic methods is not completely secure. While we aim to protect the security of personal data, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of data you provide to us and any transmission is at your own risk.
IP addresses: An IP address is a specific number assigned to your computer or other devices when you access the internet, and allows IT systems to recognise and communicate with one another. Your IP address may be recorded for IT security, system diagnostic, website trend, performance analysis, or other purposes.
Cookies: Below is a list of types of cookies which may be used on our website.
- Performance: to help compatibility issues (e.g. browser type identification) and improve performance (e.g. faster content loading)
- Security: to help ensure device login for visit duration, if registered for restricted access areas
- Site Preferences: to help remember site preferences and enhance experiences with the website
- Analytical: to help 3rd party analytical tools and us to understand visitor use of our website and collect statistical data. For further details, see the Google Analytics section below.
- Site Visitor Feedback: to help 3rd party tools to invite select visitors to provide feedback and prevent multiple invitations.
- Social Sharing: to help 3rd party social media widgets provide added functionality to share website content.
BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEBSITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS RESTRICTED AREAS OF THE WEBSITE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE COOKIES ON YOUR INTERNET-ENABLED DEVICE.
Google Analytics: We may use 3rd party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website and other products and services. Among these parties may be Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited that tracks, monitors, and reports website traffic. If the responsible body for the data processing that occurs via this website has their basis outside of the European Economic area and Switzerland, then the associated Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC. will hereinafter be referred to as “Google”. Your personal data may be collected by Google to contextualize and personalize ads of its own advertising network, and may be shared with other Google services. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit their privacy and terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Website visitors can prevent Google from collecting their information by downloading and installing a browser plugin available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google LLC has certified their compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and on that basis they provide a guarantee to comply with European data protection law.
Web Beacons: A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain data from your internet-enabled device, such as an IP address, browser type, content viewing time, and the existence of other cookies. We or 3rd party service providers may use these beacons or embedded links in commmunications to track the effectiveness of other sites, gather aggregate statistics, monitor recipient actions, or manage cookies.
Location-Based Tools: We may collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device, for the purpose of providing information applicable to your geographic location and to improve our location-based products and services.
Social Media Widgets and Applications: Our website may include functionality to enable sharing via 3rd party social media applications, such as those provided by Facebook and Twitter. These social media applications (“SMA”) may collect and use data regarding your use of our website. Personal data you provide via SMAs may be collected and used by other members of that SMA and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. In no situation do we have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your data. In addition, we may host social media applications or services to facilitate the sharing of content and knowledge. Any personal data you provide on our social media applications or services may be shared with other users, with full recognition by you that we may have limited or no control over these other users.
BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEBSITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS RESTRICTED AREAS OF THE WEBSITE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREBY DESCRIBED IN THIS DOCUMENT, AND CONSENT TO THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND TO INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OUR COMPANY (INCLUDING SELECT 3RD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS), YOURSELF, AND/OR INTERNET-ENABLED DEVICES AND IT SYSTEMS USED BY EITHER PARTY.