Privacy Policy

1. Scope

This privacy policy stipulates how Mrs. Schellenberg GmbH, a company that created, manages and administrates Speaktacular (hereinafter “Company” or “we”), processes personal data of its web users and customers (“you”) who provide personal data on its website and/or mobile applications (“website”), whether these personal data are provided by the data subject or by a third party, and whether personal data are transmitted to the Company via the website or via other means

2. Contact

You can contact us as follows:
Mrs. Schellenberg GmbH
Alemannenweg 6
8803 Rueschlikon

The Company is represented by Aleksandra Schellenberg,

3. General

The Company’s business scope is the operation of a platform for women to support each other in an anonymous way. There are only a few occasions where processing your personal data cannot be avoided (e.g., if you send an e-mail to us or support us with financial contributions). The respective processing of your personal data is described in this document. 

We adhere to data protection law. All personal data collected during the use of our website, which are protected either by the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (hereinafter “FADP”) or the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”), will be used exclusively for fulfilling our services to you; unless, in particular pursuant to this privacy policy, you have consented to further use of your personal data or the applicable law permits such further use. Our employees are obliged to treat personal data confidentially.

As we process most personal data electronically, we have taken appropriate IT organisational and technical measures (e.g., IT security) to ensure that your personal data is protected. 

As far as your data is anonymous to us and other users, it is not considered personal data according to the applicable laws, data protection law is not applicable, and hence this privacy policy does not apply either.

4. What Personal Data is Collected for What Purpose

We may collect your master data (name, e-mail, etc.) and other data you send us via e-mail and/or other means. In addition, we might see your personal data if you make financial contributions to support our platform.

We collect your surfing and usage data when you access our website. This data includes, for example, your IP address, information about which browser and browser version you are using, when you accessed our website, which operating system you use, from which website (link) you accessed our website, which elements of the website you use, and how you use these elements. They serve to correctly display and optimise our website, to protect it against attacks or other infringements, and to personalise your user experience. We do not draw any conclusions about the persons concerned from this surfing and usage data and only evaluate the personal data anonymously unless we need the personal data to clarify legal violations.

5. Retention Period

If any, we only process personal data until the purpose for which it was collected is fulfilled, or as required by law. We will delete e-mail messages and other personal data you sent to us to get in touch with us at the latest six months after the respective matter has been resolved. We will have to store payment data (e.g., the name of the person who paid money to support us) for ten years due to legal reasons.

Surfing and usage data stored for 10 days, except when we need them to fight attacks on our system. To refuse further business contact with a data subject due to misuse, payment default, or other legitimate reasons, we may store personal data for five years, or ten years in case of recurrence. 

6. Processing by Third Parties and Abroad

Within the purpose agreed herein, we may have personal data processed by some third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, our e-mail provider, a hosting company and a payment service provider. If we commission third parties with the processing of personal data, the third party will be carefully selected and must take appropriate security measures to guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data.  

We or the third parties may process personal data abroad, i.e. in European or non-European countries. We represent that the third parties will only use personal data according to the law and exclusively in the interest of the Company. These necessary contractual guarantees provided by the third parties are based on the standards of the European Commission (also recognised in Switzerland). You have the right to inspect the guarantees in these contracts (or parts thereof).

7. Analytical services

We do not use third-party analytical services for privacy reasons. However, we may measure and evaluate the use of the website with our own analytical tools and the tools run locally by our hosting provider. In this case, no personal data is collected.

8. Inclusion of Third-Party Elements on Our Web Site

Our website includes some content from third party providers, for instance social media buttons from platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram. This content enables our visitors to enjoy content from those platforms on our website or simply to share our content on the relevant social media networks.

When you browse our website and click on such an element (e.g., a Facebook button), a connection to the servers of the third-party provider is automatically established. Personal data about your visit to our website, in particular your IP address, will be transmitted to this third party provider. Therefore, if you have signed in to that third party’s account at the time you visit of your website (for example, with a Facebook or Google account), that third party may detect that you visited our website. You authorise us to share this information with the third party provider that hosts your account.

Please note that the information regarding the purpose and scope of data processing by such third parties, as well as your rights and setting options, is provided by such third parties.

9. Cookies and Pixel Tags

We do not use cookies nor Pixel Tags or similar tracking instruments on our website.

10. Legal Bases of Processing

The legal justification, upon which we base our processing of personal data, is stipulated in article 31(2)(a) FADP (processing directly related to the conclusion, or the settlement, of a contract; corresponding to article 6(1)(b) GDPR; and article 31(1) FADP (consent of the data subject or obligation to process by law) corresponding to article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

We reserve the right to store data of a data subject pursuant to article 31(1) FADP (corresponding to article 6(1)(f) GDPR) if, based on misuse or similar legitimate reasons, we refuse to conclude any future contracts with data subjects

11. Your Rights

Upon request, we will inform the data subject about and – if so – which personal data we process about him or her (right of confirmation, right of access).

At your request:

  • we will cease processing personal data, in part or in full (right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data for one or more specific purposes; right to erasure (right “to be forgotten”)). Your request to be forgotten will also be communicated to third parties to whom we have previously forwarded your personal data.
  • we will correct the relevant personal data (right to rectification);
  • we will restrict the processing of the relevant personal data (right to restriction of processing); in this case we will only store or use your personal data to protect our own legal claims or the third party rights;
  • you will receive the relevant personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability).

To request any of the rights described in this section, please send us an e-mail to the address provided in section 2 (Contact).

If we do not comply with your request, we will inform you of the reasons for our non-compliance. For example, we may legally refuse to delete your personal data if we still need it to fulfil the purpose, for which it was originally provided (for example if we continue providing our services to you), if the processing is based on mandatory law (for example mandatory accounting regulations), or if we have a predominant interest of our own (for example in the case of a lawsuit against the data subject).

If we assert a predominant interest in the processing of personal data, you have nevertheless the right to object to the processing; provided, however, that your individual situation compares differently to that of other data subjects (right to object). This could be the case, for example, if you are a person of public interest, or if processing increases the risk of you being harmed by third parties.

If you disagree with our response to your request, you have the right to file a complaint with a competent supervisory authority, for example, in your country of residence or at the registered seat of the Company (right to appeal).

12. Severability and Changes

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will in no way be affected or impaired as long as the intent of the Parties can be preserved.

Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration.

13. Applicable Law and Place of Jurisdiction

This privacy policy and any agreements concluded based on, or in connection with, this privacy policy, as the case may be, are governed by Swiss law, unless the applicable law of another country is applies mandatorily. The place of jurisdiction is the registered seat of the Company, unless a different place of jurisdiction applies mandatorily.