Data protection

a. General information

All data you provide will be used in accordance with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP). By voluntarily sending us personal data (name, email address, etc.) through our Site, such as via our contact form, you authorize us to use the data for the purposes indicated when the data were entered, for purposes relating to their transmission, for administrative or client relationship purposes, and for marketing and targeted advertising.
Data sent via the internet can be accessed by unauthorized third parties. In addition, the data may be transmitted across international borders even if the sender and the recipient reside in the same country. Data are transmitted in the form of separate coded packets, but the details of the sender and the recipient are not encrypted. Third parties could therefore access this information and become aware of contact between you and BCV.
BCV reserves the right to pass on personal data to external service providers, while ensuring that such providers use the data in accordance with the FADP. BCV may be legally required to transmit personal data to third parties to comply with administrative or judicial decisions.
Within BCV, personal data are transmitted and stocked for a limited time. Appropriate security measures are taken to prevent third parties from accessing this information.
The confidentiality and security of email communications cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, BCV does not, in principle, accept any orders for banking transactions (account opening, payment order, stock exchange order, etc.) transmitted by email.With regard to data protection, BCV’s Data Privacy Notice (available at also applies.

b. Cookies policy

Cookies policy
BCV uses cookies to collect data on how you use the Site.

What is a cookie? 
A cookie is a small, often coded, text file that is placed on your computer or device the first time you visit a website. The data stored in the cookie are then sent back to the website each time you subsequently visit that website.  Cookies make web browsing easier because they allow a website to recognize a particular computer or device.
When you use this Site, the following data may be saved and used for the aforementioned purposes:  browser type, number of pages viewed, path taken to navigate the site, time spent on a page or on the Site, and your IP address.

Types of cookies used 
BCV uses various types of cookies. Some are needed for the Site to function properly, while others are optional. Refusing or blocking certain cookies may prevent the Site from working properly.

Why does BCV use cookies? 
There are several reasons why cookies are placed on your computer when you visit the Site.
Cookies make it possible to store your preferences and other information entered on the Site so that you don’t have to provide the same information each time you go to a new page.
Cookies are also used for statistical purposes; by collecting data on how the Site is used, we can continuously improve it.
After you visit the Site, different types of cookies will be stored on your computer for different lengths of time. You can get information about how long individual cookies are stored from your browser.

Cookies used by BCV

  • Necessary cookies

Some cookies are used to ensure that information provided on the Site and through its online products and services is secure and optimal.  The Site cannot function properly without these cookies.

  • Cookies to enhance the user experience

Other cookies are used to store your preferences, such as your choice of language and font size. These cookies are optional; they are designed to enhance your Site visit, by preventing you from having to enter the same information each time you switch to a new page.

  • Third-party cookies

The Site and some of its online products and services occasionally run third-party programs. These programs use cookies for statistical and advertising purposes, as well as to measure the Site’s performance. Such third-party cookies help us improve our services and more effectively tailor the products and services we advertise.As these cookies are optional, you can choose to restrict the data they collect without affecting how the Site functions.The links given in the table below are for informational purposes only. BCV is not liable for the content or data protection policies of the corresponding third parties.

  • Public website

The Site uses the following third-party cookies and tracking programs:

Program Purpose
Cookie policy
Procedure for refusing cookies
Google ads Advertising
Google Inc.
LinkedIn Corporation
Facebook Inc.
Measuring website performance
Dynatrace LL
Adobe Analytics Measuring web traffic Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited
  • Secure TradeDirect area

The Site uses the following third-party cookies and tracking programs:

Cookie policy
Procedure for refusing cookies
Measuring website performance
Dynatrace LL
Adobe Analytics Measuring web traffic Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited

How can I restrict or delete cookies?
You can restrict or block cookies that are not strictly necessary at any time by changing your browser settings. However, we cannot guarantee that the Site will function properly afterwards. Alternatively, you can delete the cookies on your hard drive by clearing your browsing history or browsing data; this option can generally be found under Tools or Preferences.

c. Agreement/refusal to have data collected and saved

By using this Site, you agree that the data collected on the Site may be processed and used in the manner described above.
You can revoke your authorization at any time, with future effect.