Burckhardt Compression AG Privacy Policy


Burckhardt Compression AG is a Swiss limited company (“Aktiengesellschaft”). References in this policy to “we”, “us” or “BCAG” are references to Burckhardt Compression AG and our affiliated entities globally.

References in this Privacy Statement to “personal data” means any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify, a living individual, either on its own or as linked together with other information.

BCAG is committed to protecting and respecting your personal data and privacy. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to understand our practices with respect to personal data.


The personal data that we collect and use

The personal information that we collect, and use may include:

  • The basic information, such as your name, your employer, your title, or business position;
  • Your contact information, such as your physical address, email address and phone number(s);
  • Relevant financial information, such as bank account details (where applicable);
  • Latest technical information, such as your IP address and other information collected from your visits to our website or applications or in relation to materials and communications, we send to you electronically;
  • Any Information you provide to us for the purpose of attending meetings and events;
  • Identification and background information provided by you or collected by us as part of our client or corporate onboarding process;
  • Your personal information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or employees or generated by us in the course of providing legal services and employment, which may include special categories of data;
  • Any details of your visits to our offices; and
  • Any other information which you may provide to us.


How we collect your personal data

As a public-listed company, we regularly receive personal data as part of our professional activities. We may collect your personal data:

  • As part of our client and corporate onboarding procedure;
  • When you or your organization seek business advice or employment from us;
  • When you or your organization offer or provide services to us as vendor or as a partner;
  • When you browse or interact with our website(s) or use any of our online services;
  • When you email us or provide such data to us in other circumstances, such as when you request details about or attend a firm sponsored event, or when you engage with the alumni or careers portals.

Ordinarily, you will have provided any such data to us. But in some cases, we may collect data about you from a third-party source, such as government or credit reporting agencies, an information or service provider or from public records.


How we use your personal data

We assure you that we only use your personal data in connection with our ordinary professional activities (including the fulfilment of our legal or regulatory obligations). These “Permitted Uses” may include:

  • Provision of business advice or other services to our clients;
  • Managing our business relationship with you or your organization, whether in connection with the provision or procurement of goods and services or as your employer or former employer, including processing payments, accounting, auditing, billing and collection and related support services;
  • Managing and securing the access to our offices, systems and online platforms;
  • Complying with court orders and other legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Processing that is necessary for purposes of the legitimate interest of the firm or third parties provided that such interests are not overridden by your interests or your fundamental rights and freedoms; and
  • For any purpose related to the foregoing or for any purpose for which you provided the personal data to BCAG.

If you have given us your express consent, we may process your personal data for additional purposes. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Additional purposes for which we may process your personal data may include:

  • Communicating with you with respect to business developments, legal announcements, events and products and services which may be of interest to you;
  • Distributing surveys or marketing materials;
  • Gathering information regarding your preferences to improve the quality of our communications and interaction with you, such as through website analytics or the tracking of our client publications; and
  • Any other purpose for which you have given consent.


How we share your personal data

For a list of all our offices, please click the link below:


Where we share or transfer your personal data, we always do so in accordance with applicable Swiss and European data protection laws and take appropriate safeguards and security to ensure its integrity and protection.

Processor Description Data transfer possible if … *
Office 365
Communication platform for external and internal communication from Burckhardt Compression AG by email …You order from us
…You contact us in any way
CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG
Platform for newsletter dispatch … If you have subscribed to our newsletter
Computershare Limited
Companies with share register management and general meetings … If you subscribe to the annual report, course report and semi-annual report.

Keeping your personal data secure

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures at all times against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data in accordance with our internal security procedures covering its storage, access, and destruction. Personal data may be stored on our own technology systems or those of our vendors or in paper files.


Retaining your personal data

We can retain your personal data until it is no longer reasonably required for the Permitted Uses, or you withdraw your consent, provided that we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continue to hold such data. In particular, we may retain your personal data for an additional period of time to the extent that deletion would require us to overwrite our automated disaster recovery backup systems or to the extent that we deem it necessary to assert or defend legal claims during any relevant retention period.


Your rights regarding your personal data

In addition to your rights under applicable data protection legislation and, if we are permitted or required to do so under applicable laws and regulations and by our professional obligations, we are required and will provide you, upon request, with a copy of your personal data and correct any errors identified by you.

Except as set out above, we do not use your data for any automated decision making or any profiling. In addition, you have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data as well as the right to lodge a complaint with supervisory authorities regarding the processing of your personal data. We will not be sending you marketing materials without your express consent and will also comply with any request to stop sending any such communications to you.


Handling Contact Information

If you contact the website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.


Access data / Logfiles

We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider , Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.


Google Analytics Privacy Policy

The controller has integrated on this website the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website an affected person has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website. It is possible for the data subject to contradict the collection of data generated by Google Analytics, related to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such. To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person within their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics will be explained at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics.


Matomo Privacy Policy

Matomo, formerly Piwik, is an open source Web analytics web application. It is the follow-up project of the now discontinued project phpMyVisites and an alternative to Google Analytics. Matomo can be hosted in the cloud or locally at the vendor. On this website, Matomo is used to collect statistical reports on the performance of individual pages with the aim of optimizing the user experience. The following data is processed: the type of browser you use and the browser version, the operating system you are using, your country of origin, the date and time of the server request, the number of visits, your time spent on the website, and the external links you have activated. The IP address of the users is anonymized before being saved. Matomo uses cookies that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of how users use our online offerings. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will only be stored on our server and will not be passed on to third parties.


Google Tag Manager Policy

We use Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies on our website. Google Tag Manager itself does not create user profiles, store cookies, or perform independent analyses. It is solely used for the management and deployment of tools integrated through it. However, Google Tag Manager does collect your IP address, which can also be transferred to Google’s parent company in the United States.

The use of Google Tag Manager is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in quickly and easily integrating and managing various tools on their website. If consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR and § 25(1) of the TTDSG (Telemedia Act), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.


YouTube Privacy Policy

We include on our website videos from the YouTube platform of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Video transmission to your device always requires that YouTube receives and caches the users’ IP address, as they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. For this purpose, data collected by YouTube for statistical analysis, including: IP address, country of origin, localization based on IP, operating system, browser, screen resolution. YouTube cookies are set. If you’re also logged in to your browser with your Google Account, Google can associate the View with you. For more information, please contact Google. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated


Meta-Pixel (formerly Facebook Pixel) Policy

This website uses Facebook/Meta’s visitor action pixel for conversion tracking. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the collected data is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

This allows the behavior of website visitors to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables the effectiveness of Facebook ads to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes, and future advertising campaigns can be optimized.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of users. However, Facebook stores and processes the data, allowing a connection to the respective user profile and enabling Facebook to use the data for its advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s data usage policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). This allows Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages and outside of Facebook. We, as the website operator, have no influence on this use of the data.

The use of this service is based on your consent under Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR and § 25(1) of the TTDSG (Telemedia Act). Consent can be revoked at any time.

To the extent that personal data is collected on our website and transmitted to Facebook using the tool described here, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Article 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited to the collection of data and its transmission to Facebook. The processing by Facebook following the transmission is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations jointly incumbent on us have been set out in an agreement on joint processing. You can find the wording of the agreement at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing data protection information when using the Facebook tool and for the data protection-compliant implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. Rights of data subjects (e.g., requests for information) regarding data processed by Facebook can be asserted directly with Facebook. If you assert data subject rights with us, we are obligated to forward them to Facebook.

The transfer of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

For further information on the protection of your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also disable the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function in the ad settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can opt out of Facebook’s usage-based advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.


Google Maps privacy policy

Among other things, we include on our website or solely the maps of the Google Maps service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users’ IP addresses and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


Mapbox Privacy Policy

We include on our website, among others, or solely the maps of the service “Mapbox” of the provider Mapbox, Logan Exchange 2nd Floor 1509 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20036, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users’ IP addresses and location data. The data can be processed in the US and / or in Europe. Mapbox Privacy Policy: https://www.mapbox.com/privacy/. For more information, contact [email protected].


How you can contact us

All requests, questions or comments regarding this policy or our handling of your personal data should be addressed to our Data Protection Officer, Ms. Gracela Sunnie at [email protected].


Updates to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement was updated in July 2023. BCAG reserves the right to amend it from time to time to reflect changing legal requirements or our processing practices. Any amendment will be included in a new version of this Privacy Statement, posted on our website and will be effective upon posting.

The Privacy Policy Team on behalf of Burckhardt Compression AG
31st of October 2023