We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our services. The protection of your privacy when using our website and our services is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:  

Effective Date: 1 July, 2023

1. Who are <we> and how can you contact us?

«We» is Proud SA, Avenue de Tivoli 19Bis, 1007 Lausanne («PSA»), which operates the website www.proud-technology.ch. (the «Website»). Proud SA is responsible for the processing and protection of your personal data.  If you have any questions or concerns about the processing of your personal information, you can contact us as follows:

E-mail: info@proud-technology.ch

Phone: +41787493379

We will endeavour to answer your questions or concerns promptly upon receipt.

2.What does «processing of personal data» mean? 
«personal data»
 or «data» means any information relatingto an identified or identifiable natural person.  «Processing» meansany handling of your personal data. When we process personal data, this means,for example, that we collect, store, use, transmit or delete it.  

3. What personal data do we collect? 

When using the website and our services, certain personal data is collected and processed.  

- The personal data we process includes: 
- Full name
- Country of domicile  
- Telephone number 
- Email
- Date of birth 
- Language of correspondence
- Country of residence 
- Your person as a US citizen
- Identity document such as passport, driving licence, etc. 
- Use of services 
- Technical usage data (IP address, browser type, access times)
- Advertising shown  

4. How do we collect your personal data? 
When using the website and our services, certain personal data is collected and processed either directly or indirectly. We use your personal data if you provide it to us voluntarily for the verification of a qualified investor. These data are used by us exclusively for the processing purposes described below.   

5. What do we use your personal data for? 
We process personal data in particular for the following purposes (the «processing purposesprocessingpurposes»): 

- Performance of KYC; Personal data are only used if you voluntarily provide them to the ProudSA for onboarding purposes. 
- Offering, developing and improving our services, redeveloping services, operating, maintaining, optimising and ensuring the site's security. 
- Management of the users of the site.
- Communication with you, handling your questions, customer service and support. 
- Promotions, advertising and marketing, offering tailor-made services and relevant content. 
- Protection of users and third parties as well as protection of our data and security of the website. 
Quality control, market research, compilation of statistics (e.g. Google Analytics) and management of Proud SA. 
- Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, law enforcement, abuse prevention and response to inquiries from authorities and agencies.

6. On what legal basis do we process your data? 
We use the personal data for the above purposes on the basis of the following legal bases:

- Fulfilment of legal obligations such as KYC and AML
- Consent given to us or to third parties, in particular 
              -Advertising and marketing 
- Legitimate interests of us and of third parties 
            -Maintaining communication with users and third parties 
             -Tracking user behaviour, preferences and needs, market studies 
             -Further development and improvement of our services, development of new services 
             - User administration, identity checks, authentications 
             -Protection of users, our employees and third parties, our data, secrets, infrastructure and assets
- Sensible corporate governance and development Fulfilment of legal and regulatory obligations, law enforcement, civil, administrative and criminal proceedings, complaints, anti-abuse, investigations and responses to government inquiries. 

7. How long do we store your personal data? 
After completing your contract with Proud SA, your data will be stored in consideration of tax and commercial retention periods, but blocked for other purposes and deleted at the end of these periods, unless you have fully consented to the further use of your data.  

8. How do we use cookies and website analysis services? 
8.1 General information 
This website uses cookies. When a website is called up, these text files are automatically stored locally in the visitor’s browser. The cookies used do not contain any personal data. The purpose of cookies is to ma the website more user-friendly and functional. Thanks to these files, it is possible, for example, to display information on a page that is tailored to individual interests. Security functions to protect your privacy are also made possible by using cookies. 

The use of cookies can be deactivated by the user in your browser settings. We recommend that you check the help section of your browser. However, Proud SA points out that in this case, only some functions of the website can be used to the full extent. 

8.2 Session Cookies
We use so-called session cookies (also called temporary or transient cookies) on our website. These session cookies are stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website. Our session cookies serve exclusively to identify you as long as you are logged in to our website. The session cookies are deleted at the end of each session. The session cookies are not used in any other way. 

These cookies are absolutely necessary for the function of our website and cannot be deactivated in our systems. Typically, these cookies are set only in response to actions you take that correspond to a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser so that these cookies are blocked, or you are informed about these cookies. However, some areas of the website may not work then. 

8.3 Persistent Cookies 
In addition, we use additional cookies on our website that allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit and provide you with an enhanced user experience. 

These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. The cookies remain stored on your end device until the validity period of the cookies has expired or you delete them. 

8.4 Performance Cookies 
These cookies allow us to count visits and determine access sources to determine and improve the performance of our website. They help us answer the questions of which pages are the most popular, which are the least used and how visitors move around the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. We will not know when you visited our website if you do not allow these cookies. 

We use various website analytics services, such as Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. and analysis tools provided by Facebook Inc. (hereinafter «Social-Media Tools»). Social media tools use cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the IP address used) may be transmitted to and stored by a server in the United States. This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The Social-Media Tools may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Social-Media Tools. The social media tools will, in no case, associate the IP address of the user with other data of the respective social media tool. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by social tools in the manner and for the purposes set out above. More information about Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacy.html and Facebook is available at www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. 

8.5 Deactivating the Cookie Settings 
If you would like a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of all third-party access to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install a browser plugin that has been created for this purpose. You can also set your computer to warn you each time a cookie is sent. Alternatively, you can activate all cookies. To do this, you can change the browser settings in any browser you use and on any device you use. If you deactivate your cookies, some of our services may no longer work.  

9. Newsletter 
When a user registers for the newsletter offer, the data provided by the user during registration is transferred to the internal database and stored there. The service offers extensive evaluation possibilities over the success of the news-type characters – thus, over, whether the news type characters are opened and used or whether subscribers unsubscribe after receipt of the distributor. ProudSA uses this data to make the newsletter offer as attractive as possible. All new customers receive our newsletter automatically until revoked. Every recipient can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.  

10. What rights do you have if you provide us with your data? 

10.1 General information 
We undertake to treat your personal data confidentially and ensure that you can exercise your rights. All those responsible for the protection of your personal data have agreed that you can exercise your rights by sending an e-mail to info@proud-technology.ch. Please state the reason for your request.If we need proof of identification, we take the liberty of requesting a copy of your identity card.  In particular, they shall have the following rights: 

10.2 Right to information 
You have the right to receive information about your personal data processed by us at any time in writing and free of charge. Please feel free to send us your request for information in writing and enclose a copy of your identity card or passport to our postal address.  

10.3 Right of rectification 
You also have the right to demand the correction of inaccurate personal data.  

10.4 Right of cancellation 

You also have the right to have your personal data deleted unless we are required by applicable laws and regulations to retain some of your personal data.  

10.5 Right to data transferability 

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, if technically possible, and you have the right to transfer such data to another data controller without interference by the data controller to whom the personal data has been provided. 

10.6 Right of objection 
In addition, you have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time and/or to object to the processing of your personal data. Private customers can exercise their rights of withdrawal and injection directly via our website. 

10.7 Right of appeal 
Finally, there is a right of appeal to a competent data protection supervisory authority, in Switzerland to the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).  

11. Changes to the Privacy Policy 
We may make changes to the information contained in this Privacy Policy as necessary. In such a case, we will notify you in various ways through our website (for example, through a banner, pop-up, or push message), or we will send you an email if the intended changes are significant to your privacy. We generally recommend that you review this Privacy Policy occasionally to time to see if any minor changes have been made.