Last updated on May 1st 2022
The following information in this Data Protection Notice is intended to provide you with information on the
collection and processing of your personal data by SUNSTAR Suisse SA (“SUNSTAR”, “we” or “us”), and your rights
under data protection law. Which data is processed will vary depending upon the requested or agreed upon
services. At the end of this Notice you will also find a section which describes the cookies and technologies
used on our website and your choices regarding these.
In some instances, for example when you are dealing directly with another SUNSTAR entity these will collect
and process your data and act as controllers in the fulfilment of their services to you. For more detail on this
processing please consult the Data Protection Notice of the relevant SUNSTAR entity.
Should you have any notes, comments, or questions regarding this Notice or the processing of your personal data,
please contact us at:
SUNSTAR Suisse SARoute de Pallatex 151163 EtoySwitzerland
EU Representative in accordance with Article 27 GDPR
SUNSTAR Deutschland GmbHAiterfeld 179677 Schönau im SchwarzwaldGermany
Generally, no personal data must be provided to us unless it is required in the individual case to fulfil a
contract, enable communication or for technical purposes. All online forms will specify the personal data
required to carry out the contract or specific action requested.
We process your personal data which we have received directly from you as part of our business relationship with
you. In addition to data that we receive directly from you, we also obtain and process data about you which is
available in the public domain or that was provided to us by other companies within the SUNSTAR Group or by
third parties, in order to properly and adequately fulfil our regulatory and contractual obligations as well as
to improve, expand and market our service offering. These third parties include event service providers which
either collect your information in our name or supply us with your personal data in the context of an event.
The following categories of personal data are processed:
Your data will be processed to provide you with products (including via online sales platforms such as
Amazon) and related ancillary services as part of entering and executing our contracts with you. The exact
nature and purpose of data processing are based primarily on the specific product or service requested and on
whether you make a direct purchase with us or order through another vendor (e.g. Amazon).
In order to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties, we also process your personal data for
the following purposes:
Our legitimate interests in these circumstances are the reduction and management of risk, enforcement of our
rights, implementation of efficient business processes and the improvement, marketing and sale of our products
Provided your consent has been given, we are permitted to process your personal data for the purposes which you
consented to. You can withdraw this consent at any time. Please note that the withdrawal of consent has no
retroactive effect on the previous use of your personal data.
Applicable law generally requires consent for sending you newsletters. This consent can be withdrawn at any time
by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter or by contacting us under the above-mentioned
We are subject to various national and international regulatory obligations under which we are required by
law to carry out certain processing operations. Additionally, we may process your personal data in exceptional
circumstances when processing is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
Additionally, we may process your personal data if this is necessary for the performance of a task carried out
in the public interest.
Data Protection is of utmost importance to SUNSTAR. Your personal data can only be accessed by persons within
SUNSTAR who need this access to adequately and appropriately fulfil SUNSTAR’s legal and contractual obligations
and provide the requested product or services and to enable our business processes. In this context your data
will be processed for the same purpose by service providers and subcontractors instructed by us, while
fulfilling the relevant data protection prerequisites and our instructions. Such companies provide services
including IT, communication, and advisory, as well as distribution and marketing services. Each of these
processors has been carefully chosen and data processing agreements have been entered between SUNSTAR and the
data processors which contain the required technical and organizational measures and meet the applicable data
These processors include:
If you are based in the EEA we only transfer your personal data outside of the included jurisdictions in
accordance with the requirements set out by the GDPR.
The transfer of personal data outside of the EEA is only allowed under certain conditions (Chapter 5 GDPR).
Primarily, the processing of data must be lawful in the respective country where the data is being processed.
Furthermore, a transfer of data may only take place if an adequate level of protection is ensured in the
recipient country. This determination is based on the list of countries providing an adequate level of
protection released and periodically adapted by the European Commission (Art. 45 GDPR), as well as on
appropriate safeguards (Art. 46 GDPR), binding corporate rules (Art. 47 GDPR), or the codes of conduct (Art. 40
GDPR) and certification procedures. Before transferring your personal data SUNSTAR will ensure that the required
prerequisites are fulfilled to provide an adequate level of protection. If you have any questions related to
such transfers, please contact us at the details provided above for more information.
Information collected via cookies and other website technologies is primarily processed within the EEA. In
some cases data is transferred to the USA. Please review the individual technology and your choices in our
Consent Management Platform.
The USA is assessed by the European Court of Justice as a country with an inadequate level of data protection
according to EU standards. There is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and
monitoring purposes, possibly even without the possibility of redress. If you decline these vendors, the
transmission described above will not take place. By agreeing to cookies from above mentioned US service
providers you consent in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 Cl. 1 lit. a GDPR that your data is transferred and
processed in the USA. Before transferring your personal data SUNSTAR will take appropriate additional security
measures such as contracts based on the EU standard contractual clauses to provide an adequate level of
protection. If you have any questions related to such transfers please contact us at the details provided above
for more information.
We collect and process your personal data only if it is required in order for us to fulfil any relevant legal or
contractual obligations or legitimate business purposes.
Should the data no longer be necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, we are obligated to erase or
anonymize it, unless further processing of this data, which is limited in time, is required to comply with
retention periods prescribed by law.
In Switzerland, your contract data will generally be stored for at least 10 years from the date of its creation
if it falls under the business document retention requirements of the Swiss Law of Obligations. Cookies and
other website related data are processed for a much shorter period. More details can be found in the cookie and
technologies section below.
As a person in the EEA, you have the following rights relating to your personal data (Articles 13 to 22 GDPR):
To request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you: for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or that it is being properly used by us. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
In the case of infringements of the GDPR, you have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in the Member
State of your residence, place of work or place of the suspected infringement (Art. 77 GDPR). This right of
appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Please note that exercising some of these rights may mean that we are unable to provide our services to you
because it is information that is essential to us being able to do so. In other cases, it may mean that we are
providing services based on incomplete information, which may mean that those services will not meet your needs.
SUNSTAR Suisse SA does not carry out automated decision as set out in Article 22 GDPR.
If you are not in the EEA Art. 8 DSG will govern your rights to request access to data and information
surrounding the processing.
Regardless of the type of contact, we use your e-mail address solely for our own advertising purposes. Processing
of personal data in the context of sending marketing emails to potential customers is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a
GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out until
your revocation of the consent. You can unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time using the corresponding
link in the email or by notifying us. Your e-mail address will then be removed from the mailing list.
If you register for marketing emails, we will electronically record and store the personal data you provide us.
The purpose of this processing is initially the implementation of the so-called double-opt-in procedure, with
which you can agree to the regular reception of marketing e-mails. This means that after submitting your data
and information, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided and ask you in this e-mail
for confirmation that you wish to receive the marketing emails. If there is no confirmation of your
registration, your data will be deleted.
After your confirmation we will store your IP address and the time of the confirmation. The purpose of this
procedure is to prove your registration for the marketing e-mails and, if necessary, to detect and prevent
possible misuse of your personal data. The legal basis for this processing is our legal obligation to document
After the purchase of goods or services, we may send you marketing emails for similar products and services.
This data processing is based on our legitimate interest to advertise our products and services (Art. 6 (1) lit.
SUNSTAR uses so-called newsletter tracking in its marketing emails. Recipient reactions (opening a mailing,
clicking on text and image links, downloading images with an e-mail program) are recorded and stored
The purpose of this processing is to improve the quality of the emails and to optimize our offers. The legal
basis for processing is our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR in ensuring only relevant
information is provided to recipients and non-interested recipients can be deleted from the list.
This tracking will not occur if you have disabled the display of images by default in your e-mail program. In
this case the newsletter will not be displayed completely, and you may not be able to use all the features. As
soon as you have the pictures displayed, the just described tracking is activated.
You can object or withdraw consent to this processing of personal data and unsubscribe from our direct
marketing emails at any time by sending an email with your unsubscribe request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the unsubscribe link
which is contained at the bottom of every marketing email.
To fulfil our contractual obligations towards our customers, we use external shipping partners and other service
providers. We provide your name as well as your delivery address exclusively for the purpose of the delivery of
goods Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR to a shipping partner selected by us.
You have already been informed in the data protection notice provided by Amazon about the collection and
storage of your personal data and the type and purpose of its use. Any required consent to this processing was
obtained by Amazon during your registration. We do not collect any further personal data from you beyond the
personal data provided by Amazon. Amazon transmits your personal data to us for the purpose of performing the
contract. This personal data transmitted to us by Amazon is stored and processed by us under this Data
The Amazon platform is responsible for all further data processing on its platform that goes beyond the data
processing described in this Data Protection Notice including the payment methods provided on the Amazon
Website. For more information about Amazon’s data processing, see Amazon’s Privacy Notice.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Data Protection Notice at any time. The current version of this
This Data Protection Notice is in effect since 01.05.2022.
Notice and applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers”
or “you”). We adopt this Policy to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and any terms
defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Policy.
The sunstar.com, sunstar-engineering.com, sunstar-foundation.org, websites (the “Site”) collect information
that identify, relate to, describe, reference, are capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be
linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“personal information”). In particular,
the Site has collected the following categories of personal information from its consumers within the last 12
Personal information does not include:
Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as:
Sunstar obtains the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
Sunstar may use or disclose the personal information it collects for one or more of the following business
Sunstar will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we
collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
Sunstar may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose
personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the
recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing
We share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:
In the preceding 12 months, Sunstar has disclosed the following categories of personal information for a
business purpose to the parties identified above:
Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Category D: Commercial information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Category G: Geolocation data.
In the preceding 12 months, Sunstar has not sold personal information.
You have the right to request that Sunstar disclose certain information to you about the collection and use
of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer
request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will disclose to you:
If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
You have the right to request that Sunstar delete any of your personal information that we collected from you
and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will delete (and direct our service providers to
delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a
verifiable consumer request to:
Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on
your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also
make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month
period. The verifiable consumer request must:
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your
identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you.
Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use
personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or
authority to make the request.
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five days of its receipt. If we
require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in
If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have
an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer
request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a
request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal
information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to
another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive,
repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you
why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
If you are 16 years of age or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your personal
information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell the personal information of consumers
we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right
to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of
a consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age. Consumers who opt-in to personal information sales may
opt-out of future sales at any time.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the
CCPA, we will not:
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different
prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate
to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material
aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt-in consent, which you
may revoke at any time.
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Site that are
California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to
third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write or email to us
effective date. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes constitutes
your acceptance of such changes.
In order to provide the services on our website and market our offering we use several cookies and other
technologies. These are described hereafter in detail and were applicable opt-out options are provided.