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Privacy Policy
Dr. theol. Ina Praetorius (private person)

Wattwil , August 30, 2023

What our privacy policy covers

Dr. theol. Ina Praetorius (Private person), Kirchenrain 10, 9630 Wattwil, as well as our employees and representatives (hereinafter collectively referred to as "we," "us") collect and process personal data related to you (e.g., customers, contract partners), applicants in the context of job applications, or other individuals ("Third Parties").

In this Privacy Policy, we describe what we do with your data when you use inapraetorius.ch, use our services, interact with us, or otherwise engage with us. We may also inform you separately about the processing of your data (e.g., through forms, contract terms, or additional privacy policies).

Here, we use the term "data" interchangeably with "personal data." "Personal data" refers to data related to specific or identifiable individuals, and "processing" means any handling of personal data, including collection, acquisition, storage, modification, disclosure, and deletion.

If you provide us with data about other individuals (e.g., employees or family members), we assume that you are authorized to do so, that this data is accurate, and that you have ensured that these individuals are informed about this disclosure (e.g., by providing them with this Privacy Policy in advance).

1. Responsibility for processing your data

We take the protection of personal data very seriously. All personal data is handled with the utmost care. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you

1.1. Contact

The responsibility for the data processing described in this Privacy Policy lies with:

Dr. theol. Ina Praetorius
Kirchenrain 10
9630 Wattwil

071 988 88 30

1.2. Data protection officer

Dr. theol. Ina Praetorius

1.3. Contact for questions or requests

For questions or requests, please contact us in writing at the address mentioned above. Alternatively, you can also send us an email to contact@inapraetorius.ch. We will process and respond to these requests within 30 days as required by law.

2. What data do we process?

We process various categories of personal data related to you (including serviced customers). The main categories include:

  • Personal Information: This includes basic information such as name, contact details, personal data, photos, customer history, consent declarations, as well as information about third parties (e.g., contacts, employees).
  • Contract Data: These are data generated in the context of providing our services and during contract negotiations, such as contractual services, data related to service provision, pre-contractual data, transaction details (e.g., invoicing), and financial data (e.g., information about economic circumstances for tariff classification).
  • Order Data, Supplier and Customer History: These are data related to customer and supplier relationships that arise in the course of our services, such as order information, preferences, and individual requests regarding orders.
  • Applicant Data: These are data collected in the context of job applications with us, including professional background, education, references, and data from public sources (e.g., social media and the internet). This category also includes information about criminal convictions and professional/professional bans (especially criminal records).
  • Communication Data: These are data that arise in the context of communication between us and third parties (e.g., via email, telephone, postal mail, or other means of communication), such as email or letter content, your contact details, and communication metadata.
  • Registration Data: These are data that arise in the context of registration (e.g., login areas, newsletters) with us or are provided by you (e.g., email).
  • Technical Data: These are data that arise in the context of using our electronic offerings (e.g., website), such as IP address, information about your device's operating system, region, and the timing of use. Technical data, on its own, generally does not allow for conclusions about your identity.
  • Other Data: This category includes data related to government or judicial proceedings (e.g., records), photos, videos, or audio recordings that we create or receive from third parties, and in which you are recognizable (e.g., at events). Participation in events is also included.

3. Where do we obtain this data?

3.1 Directly from You

Many of the data we process are provided by you (e.g., in connection with our services or communication with us). You are generally not obligated to provide your data except in specific cases (e.g., legal obligations). However, if you want to enter into contracts with us or avail of our services, you must provide us with certain data.

3.2 Occasionally from third parties

We may also obtain data from publicly accessible sources (e.g., debt collection registers, media, or the internet, including social media) or receive it from authorities (e.g., municipalities, regulatory authorities), your employer, which is in a business relationship with us or otherwise associated with us, and other third parties (e.g., associations). This includes all the data categories listed in Section 2 as well as data from correspondence and meetings with third parties.

4. For what purposes do we process your data?

  • Communication: In order to communicate with you (e.g., to respond to inquiries, process contracts, and provide support), we process your data.
  • Recording, management, and execution of contracts and orders: In connection with contract conclusions or contract processing with you as a customer, supplier, service provider, or other contract partners, we process personal data. This also includes the enforcement of legal claims arising from contracts (collection, legal proceedings, etc.), accounting, contract termination, and public communication. We also process data in the context of the application process and to initiate the employment relationship.
  • Marketing purposes and relationship management: For marketing purposes and to maintain relationships, we process data, such as sending personalized advertising (e.g., in print, by email, or through other electronic channels) regarding our services and other news from us to our customers, other contract partners, and other interested parties. You can refuse such contacts at any time or refuse or revoke consent to contact for advertising purposes by notifying us (see Section 2).
  • Improvement of our services and operations: To continuously improve our services (including the website), we analyze, for example, how you navigate through our website or how services are used by different groups of people in different ways.
  • Registration: To be able to use certain offers and services (e.g., login areas, newsletters), you must register (directly with us or through our external service providers). For this purpose, we process data.
  • Compliance with laws, directives, and recommendations of authorities: In the context of compliance with laws and the fulfillment of any legal tasks, we may process personal data (e.g., tax obligations or health concepts). In addition, data processing may occur during internal investigations and external investigations (e.g., by law enforcement or supervisory authorities or an authorized private entity).
  • Risk management and corporate governance: In the context of risk management (e.g., for protection against criminal activities) and corporate governance, including our corporate organization (e.g., resource planning) and business development (e.g., purchase and sale of business units or companies), we may process personal data.
  • Other purposes: These other purposes may include training and education purposes, administrative purposes (e.g., managing master data or accounting), safeguarding our rights, and evaluating and improving internal processes. Safeguarding other legitimate interests is also among the other purposes, which cannot be conclusively listed.

5. To whom do we disclose your data?

In connection with our contracts, website, services, legal obligations, or otherwise to protect our legitimate interests and the purposes listed in Section 4, we may disclose your personal data to third parties, especially the following categories of recipients:

  • Service Providers: We work with service providers both in Switzerland and abroad, who process data (i) on our behalf, (ii) jointly with us, or (iii) on their own responsibility (e.g., IT providers, banks, insurance companies). This may also include health data.
  • Contractual Partners: This refers to individuals and other contractual partners of ours with whom the transfer of your data results from the contract (e.g., because we have entered into an agreement). Recipients typically process the data independently.
  • Authorities: We may disclose personal data to authorities, courts, and other government agencies (e.g., municipalities, regulatory authorities) both in Switzerland and abroad when we are legally obligated or authorized to do so, or when it appears necessary to safeguard our interests. This may also include health data. When you apply for a job with us, we are required to disclose your personal information, especially your personal details, to the relevant supervisory authority so they can verify your background (especially your criminal record). Recipients typically process the data independently.
  • Other Persons: These are other cases where involving third parties results from the purposes stated in Section 4. Other recipients include third parties in the context of representation (e.g., your lawyer or other representatives), or persons involved in administrative or judicial proceedings. As part of corporate development, we may sell or acquire businesses, business units, assets, or companies, or enter into partnerships, which may result in the disclosure of data (including yours, e.g., as a supplier or representative) to the parties involved in these transactions. In communication with our competitors, industry organizations, associations, and other committees, data exchange may also occur, which may involve you.

All these categories of recipients may involve third parties, making your data accessible to them. We may restrict processing by certain third parties (e.g., IT providers), but not by others (e.g., authorities, banks, etc.).

6. Do your personal data also go abroad?

We mainly process and store personal data in Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA), but exceptionally – for example, through subcontractors of our service providers – potentially in any country in the world.

If a recipient is in a country without adequate legal data protection, we contractually obligate the recipient to comply with applicable data protection laws (we use the European Commission's revised standard contractual clauses, which are available here: eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj). This is the case unless the recipient is already subject to a legally recognized framework for ensuring data protection, and we cannot rely on an exemption. Exceptions may apply, especially in foreign legal proceedings, or in cases involving overriding public interests, or when contract execution requires such disclosure, or when data is publicly available and you have not objected to its processing.

7. How long do we process your data?

We process your data as long as necessary for our processing purposes, legal retention periods, our legitimate interests in processing for documentation and evidential purposes, or as long as storage is technically required (e.g., for backups or document management systems). If there are no legal, contractual obligations, or technical reasons to the contrary, we will delete your data after six months from the end of the storage or processing period within our regular processes.

8. What rights do you have?

You have certain rights in connection with our data processing. In accordance with applicable law, you can request information about the processing of your personal data, request corrections to incorrect personal data, demand the deletion of personal data, object to data processing, request the release of certain personal data in a commonly used electronic format, or their transfer to other data controllers, or revoke your consent to the processing of personal data, to the extent that the processing is based on your consent.

If you wish to exercise your rights with us, please contact us; our contact details can be found in Section 1. To prevent abuse, we may need to verify your identity (e.g., if necessary, with a copy of your identification document).

Please note that these rights are subject to certain conditions, exceptions, or restrictions (e.g., for the protection of third parties and/or trade secrets). We reserve the right to redact or provide partial copies for data protection or confidentiality reasons.

When using our website (including newsletters and other digital offerings), data is generated and stored in logs (especially technical data).

9.1 Cookies

Additionally, we may use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixel tags or fingerprints) to recognize website visitors, track their behavior, and identify preferences. A cookie is a small file transmitted between the server and your system, allowing for the recognition of a specific device or browser.

You can configure your browser to automatically reject, accept, or delete cookies. You can also disable or delete cookies on a case-by-case basis. Instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser can be found in your browser's help menu.

Generally, the technical data we collect and cookies do not contain personal data. However, personal data that we or third-party service providers store from you (e.g., if you have a user account with us or these providers) may be linked with the technical data and information obtained from cookies, potentially revealing your identity.

9.2 Social media plugins

We may occasionally use social media plugins, which are small software components that establish a connection between your visit to our website and a third-party provider. The social media plugin informs the third-party provider that you have visited our website and may transmit cookies that the provider previously placed on your web browser. Further information about how these third-party providers use personal data collected via their social media plugins can be found in their respective privacy policies.

9.3 Third-party applications and services

We also use our own tools as well as services from third-party providers (which may use cookies) on our website, especially to enhance the functionality or content of our website (e.g., integrating fonts, videos, or maps), generate statistics, and deliver advertisements. This includes, for example:
Google Analytics Provider: Google Ireland Limited
Privacy Policy:
Information for Google Accounts:

Some of the third-party providers we use may be located outside Switzerland. Information about data transfers abroad can be found in Section 6.

10. How do we process your data on social networks?

We may operate pages and other online presences on social networks and platforms operated by third parties and process data about you in this context. We receive data from you (e.g., when you communicate with us or comment on our content) and from the platforms (e.g., statistics). Platform providers may analyze your usage and process this data along with other data they have about you. They also process this data for their own purposes (e.g., marketing and market research or platform management) and act as data controllers in this regard. For further information on how platform operators process data, please refer to the respective platform's privacy policies.

We would be happy to provide you with further details about our activities on social networks upon request. We are entitled, but not obligated, to review content before or after its publication on our online presences, to delete content without notice, and, if necessary, to report it to the provider of the relevant platform.

11. Data security

We implement appropriate organizational and technical measures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal data and to protect it from manipulation, loss, destruction, or unauthorized processing.

12. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change these privacy policies at any time. Changes will be published on the websites and take effect upon publication. The version published on this website is the current version.


Dr. theol. Ina Praetorius
Kirchenrain 10
CH-9630 Wattwil

+41 71 988 88 30


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