Privacy and Cookies Policy



Here we explain the purpose of our privacy policy

Cofounding GmbH (further referred to as "Cofounding", "We", "Us" or "Our") provides an integrated business advise to entrepreneurs. 

For the purpose of the Swiss Federal Act of 19 June 1992 on Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the controller of the data file is Cofounding. 

We value your trust and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you are accessing our website and our social networking pages and any application for mobile devices (together the “Cofounding Online”).

This Privacy Policy explains what types of personal and non-personal information we collect when you use Cofounding Online and the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By disclosing your personal information to us by using Cofounding Online, or communicating with Us, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information as stated in this policy.

Cofounding uses the personal information we collect from you to provide Our services and products to you. We will not rent, sell or share your personal information with any third party for its own marketing purposes without your consent. We take all reasonable measures to ensure your private data is kept secure.

By using and accessing Cofounding Online, you accept and agree to this Cofounding Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any part of this Privacy Policy, then you should stop accessing Cofounding Online and if applicable, deactivate your Cofounding account. 


Here we detail which data we collect from you

When you register your user account on Cofounding Online, update your registration details or otherwise use or register to use our services, we may collect, store and use the following types of personal information:

a) your name, address, email address, telephone number, username and password

b) material submitted by you to us including without limitation answers to questions on surveys or registration forms

c) transactional information based on your activities on Cofounding Online

d) payment information collected from you including without limitation credit and debit card numbers, financial institutions and credit card expiry dates

e) information from your interaction with Cofounding Online, purchase of products or services, content and advertising, including, but not limited to, device ID, device type, location, geo-location information, demographic information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information

f) any other information from which you can be identified and which you may disclose to Us at any time


Here we list for what purposes is the personal data used

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

a) to manage and administer Cofounding Online, including but not limited to the online products and services management and user experience

b) to assist in and administer the use of our products and / or services 

c) where we have your consent, to send you newsletters and other relevant and targeted promotional communications

d) to deal with enquiries, complaints and feedback from you

e) to provide third parties with statistical anonymised information about our users

f) to investigate any suspected breaches of our Terms and Conditions or the breach of any other policies and rules applicable to you


This explains that we do not pass personal information to others for promotional activity

Except as set out below and to the extent required by any applicable law or governmental or judicial body, we will not disclose your personal information to any third party.

The payment information you provided will be passed on to and processed by our third party payment partners. We do not store or collect the payment information. 

We may pass your personal information to our employees and agents and selected service providers to Us under the same conditions that are defined in this Privacy Policy.

We may provide general statistical information about our users on an aggregated basis. Such data will not include information personally identifying you.

We may disclose your personal information to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of our Terms and Conditions and/or the breach of other terms and conditions otherwise relating to you or otherwise required by law. We will co-operate with law enforcement agencies and will comply with any court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of (or personal information relating to) any user breaching our Terms and Conditions and/or the breach of other terms and conditions otherwise relating to such user or otherwise for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.




Here we explain what cookies and web beacons are and how we use them

Cookies are text files stored, either on a temporary or persistent basis on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking and maintaining specific information about the use and users of the Platform.

The data collected by cookies is anonymous. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer's hard drive by searching for files with "cookie" in it and deleting them. In addition, if you want to stop cookies from being stored on your computer, you can edit your browser settings so that cookies are blocked. Unfortunately, if you block cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Platform. 

Web beacons consist of a small string of software code that represents a graphic image request on a page or email. There may or may not be a visible graphic image associated with the web beacon and often the image is designed to blend into the background of a page or email. Web beacons can be used for many purposes - including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising auditing and reporting, and personalization. Web beacons used by the Platform collect only anonymous data.

In order to improve the Platform and the services we offer you, we may use (temporary and persistent) cookies, authorised third parties’ cookies, web beacons and/or other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable data. This non-personally identifiable data helps Us to track browsing behaviour, to create specific or tailor-made offers or advertisements, and to monitor and record the visits and use of Cofounding Online.

In order to understand how users use Cofounding Online and for marketing analysis and quality improvement purposes, we (and/or third party service providers) may collect, record, process and use on an anonymous basis certain information (including the total number of transactions, viewed pages, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp information and details like the number and location of mouse clicks on a given page, mouse movements, scrolling activity and the search activity.


Here we state where we store the personal data we collect from the users

The personal information that we collect from might be transferred to, and stored in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Here we refer how We connect to others

The Platform may include links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content of third party websites. Please ensure that prior to using any such website, you have read and understood its privacy policy and terms of service. These documents will govern your rights and obligations when using the third party websites.

Cofounding Online may use social plugins, which are provided and operated by third-party companies, such as Facebook and Linkedin. As a result, you may send to the third-party company the information that you are viewing on a certain part of Cofounding Online. If you are logged into your account with the third-party company, then the third party may be able to link information about your visit to Cofounding Online to your account with them. Similarly, your interactions with the social plugin may be recorded by the third party.

Please refer to the third party's privacy policy to find out more about its data practices, such as what data is collected about you and how the third party uses such data.


For users residing in the EU and Japan

If you reside in the EU or Japan, you may request in writing copies of your personal information that we collect. We will provide you with a copy of the personal information held by us as soon as practicable after receiving a valid request in writing. There may be a charge related to this request. You might request corrections of any inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information as well as deletion of the personal information.  


We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy. Any changes We may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on Cofounding Online and, might be notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to

Version: CPP20170502, last updated 2 May 2017