At SwissSkills Marketing & Events («SwissSkills»; «we»), we take data privacy seriously. In this statement on transparency and data protection, we explain how we collect and process your personal data (and some technical, non-personal data) in connection with SwissSkills Mission Future School and SwissSkills Mission Future Family services (hereinafter together referred to as «SwissSkills Mission Future services»).
SwissSkills Mission Future School
SwissSkills Mission Future School is a software-based tool for school and coaching purposes developed for teachers. The tool offers various profile modules, including a strength profile, personality profile, and a professional role profile. SwissSkills Mission Future School exercises and materials also include the SwissSkills Mission Future Game, an application in which players score points on the basis of their knowledge about strengths and professional roles. Our SwissSkills Mission Future School services include the www.swiss-skills.ch/missionfuture/school website («website»), a portal for teachers, the «Visual Implicit Profiler (VIP)®» application and the SwissSkills Mission Future Game application («MF app»), (website, teacher portal, MF app, and the VIP application together form and are together referred to as «SwissSkills Mission Future School online services»), as well as the provision of software and materials («SwissSkills Mission Future School services»).
SwissSkills Mission Future Family
SwissSkills is the provider of the SwissSkills Mission Future Box («SwissSkills Mission Future Family») which includes a strength game, «Mission Mars», a strength-exploring mission, «Mission Me», and a career compass, «Mission Career». Parents use SwissSkills Mission Future Family together with their children to help them discover their strengths. Parents will receive additional inputs after completing the mission so that they can support their children while they are exploring education and career options. SwissSkills Mission Future Family includes a website (www.swiss-skills.ch/missionfuture/family), the Visual Implicit Profiler (VIP)® (together referred to as «SwissSkills Mission Future Family online services»), as well as a software and additional materials (box), (together referred to as «SwissSkills Mission Future Family services»).
You can visit the SwissSkills Mission Future website and learn about SwissSkills Mission Future services without letting us know who you are. As any web server, the server we use to provide our online services will log some technical data automatically and store them for a short period of time. These data include the IP address and the operating system of your device, the date and time of your accessing the website, and the browser you use to access our online services. This procedure is necessary to ensure a flawless and secure provision of our online services.
Enquiries and orders
If you contact us via our SwissSkills Mission Future websites, the SwissSkills Mission Future School teacher portal, e-mail or by telephone, or when you order SwissSkills Mission Future services online, we will gather the data you provide us with.
We ask for the following information when you use the contact form on the SwissSkills Mission Future School website to find the link taking you to the teacher portal and to log in:
- Form of address
- First name*
- Last name*
- School / Organisation*
- Position / area of responsibility at your school/organisation*
- E-mail address*
- Telephone number*
* = mandatory fields
We need the following information if you would like to order SwissSkills Mission Future Family (either using the order form on the SwissSkills Mission Future Family website or by e-mail or telephone):
- Form of address*
- First name*
- Last name*
- Street address*
- E-mail address* (for confirmations and feedbacks)
- Number of boxes, languages
- Promotional code (if applicable)
- Invoicing address (if it differs from your shipping address)
Shipment/provision of SwissSkills Mission Future Family (box) by UBS
SwissSkills main sponsor UBS provides UBS customers with the SwissSkills Mission Future Family box directly. To process orders, UBS uses customer data. UBS (Switzerland AG) is responsible for processing personal data related to such orders.
Processing data in connection with the Visual Implicit Profiler via SwissSkills Mission Future School
The Visual Implicit Profiler generates strength, professional role model, and personality profiles for all participants of SwissSkills Mission Future School. These profiles represent the foundation for documents, materials, and tasks included in SwissSkills Mission Future School services. Participants («participants», «users») establish their strength, professional role model, and personality profile by completing a visual questionnaire in the VIP application.
Users access the VIP application by logging on with the help of a code they receive. When completing the questionnaire, participants are asked to provide their first and last names. Instead of giving their correct names, they can use pseudonyms. The strength profile will show either the name or the pseudonym of a participants. In addition, the year of birth and the gender of participants will be gathered.
Strength, professional role model, and personality profiles of participants will be sent to the email address that has been provided by the corresponding client (usually a teacher). It is the responsibility of such clients to inform their participants (i.e. their students) accordingly and to obtain their approval to the profiles being sent to these clients. Clients determine together with their participants whether at all and to whom they forward profiles to.
Our partner PSYfiers AG («PSYfiers») developed the VIP and provides the questionnaire for use on our behalf. First and last names or pseudonyms of VIP application users will be deleted within ten days of their completing the VIP questionnaire. Any data generated via the VIP application will then be further anonymised so that neither PSYfiers, nor SwissSkills, nor the clients and their participants themselves will be able to link such data to specific participants. PSYfiers store the anonymised data record separately and use them to establish statistical analyses for SwissSkills and PSYfiers. This procedure provides SwissSkills and PSYfiers with references that help improve and further develop the VIP application and related services.
As any web server, the server we use to provide the VIP will log some technical data automatically and store them for a short period of time. These data include the IP address and the operating system of your device, the date and time of your accessing the VIP, and the kind of browser you are using to access the VIP. This procedure is necessary to ensure a flawless and secure provision of the VIP.
Using the VIP is optional. Participants of SwissSkills Mission Future School do not have to complete the questionnaire in the application. However, if they choose not to, they will not receive an individual strength profile.
Processing of data for the Visual Implicit Profiler via SwissSkills Mission Future Family
During Mission Me (an element of SwissSkills Mission Future Family), students and their parents («participants», «users») explore their strengths on the basis of a strength profile they establish by completing a visual questionnaire, the VIP. Users access the VIP by opening the web browser on a tablet or computer, going to «https://missionfuture.swiss-skills.ch», and logging on with the help of a TAN code they find in their Swiss Skills Mission Future Family box. Please note: A TAN (transaction authentication number) is always allocated to one person only.
To start with, users will be asked to give their first name, last name, date of birth, gender, an e-mail address (the same address may apply for all members of a family), as well as the postcode of their city. Postcode and gender are collected for statistical purposes and to help improve SwissSkills Mission Future service only. Instead of using their real names, users can provide a pseudonym. On individual strength profiles, only the names or pseudonyms will appear.
As any web server, the server we use to provide the VIP will log some technical data automatically and store them for a short period of time. These data include the IP address and the operating system of your device, the date and time of your accessing the VIP, as well as the kind of browser you are using to access the VIP. This procedure is essential to ensure a flawless and secure provision of the VIP.
PSYfiers AG («PSYfiers»), a SwissSkills partner company and the creators of the VIP, make the tool available on our behalf. PSYfiers establish the VIP results and, in a first step, provide them via HTML application on the SwissSkills Mission Future website. This allows users to print and/or download a word cloud on their strengths. These data will not be stored. There will be no opportunity to save the word cloud at a later stage.
Data established by PSYfiers for the VIP, as well as users’ personal data will be forwarded w-vision AG («w-Vision»), a SwissSkills partner company. w-Vison stores the complete data records for approximately ten days and then sends the full VIP results, the strength profiles, to the respective e-mail addresses. Four additional elements of Mission Career, the third mission of SwissSkills Mission Future, will be sent to the e-mail address of the adult person in a group of participants (this is the reason we are asking for your date of birth).
w-Vision anonymises data generated via the VIP within approximately ten days, so that neither w-Vision, nor SwissSkills, nor users of the VIP can link any data to defined or definable persons any longer. Anonymised data records are stored separately and used for statistical analyses on behalf of SwissSkills. These analyses help SwissSkills improve and further develop SwissSkills Mission Future Family. w-vision deletes VIP-related personal data within ten days, with the exception of the e-mail address of recipients (adult persons) of digital Mission Career elements.
Using the VIP is optional. Students and their parents do not have to complete the VIP questionnaire. However, if they choose not to use the tool, they will not receive an individual strength profile and thus will be able to use Mission Me, an element of SwissSkills Mission Future, to a limited extent only.
SwissSkills Mission Future game application «MF App»
You can download the MF App from Google Playstore and App Store free of charge. PSYfiers do not collect any personal data on the MF app.
Analysing and optimising the use of online services
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our online services and to gather information for the purpose of optimising them. Google Analytics is an analysis service by Google LL.C. Google Ireland Limited is the provider of the service and is responsible for the processing of data of users in Switzerland and EEA countries.
Purpose of processing data; legal basis
We collect and process your personal (and some technical, non-personal) data in order to provide SwissSkills Mission Future services and thus to meet our contractual and legal obligations. The purpose of processing your data include the following:
- Processing your queries with regard to SwissSkills Mission Future, SwissSkills Mission Future School, and SwissSkills Mission Future Family
- Processing your order of SwissSkills Mission Future School and SwissSkills Mission Future Family
- Shipping the SwissSkills Mission Future box and providing access to SwissSkills Mission Future School
- Providing our online services
- Generating strength profiles on the basis of the VIP questionnaire
- Providing assistance with regard to the VIP
- Delivering the strength word cloud by e-mail or as a download
- Delivering the overall strength profile by e-mail
- Delivering Mission Career Impulse newsletters by e-mail
We have a legitimate interest to the processing of data for these purposes. Processing your data are, as a rule, essential to our fulfilling our contractual obligations to you as a user of SwissSkills Mission Future.
In addition, we process your personal data for the purposes listed below. These purposes represent a legitimate interest to process personal data:
- Analysing and optimising online services
- Providing users with SwissSkills information and updates about new services. You have the right to unsubscribe from such e-mail at any time.
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures in the interest of the integrity and confidentiality of personal data. We implement access control and access rights based on risk evaluations and on procedures to monitor, evaluate, and assess the effectiveness of these measures on a regular basis.
Duration of data storage
Circulation of your data to third parties
- External service providers we work with to provide SwissSkills Mission Future services (or elements of them)
- Suppliers or partners we may have to coordinate the processing of your enquiry or order with
- Authorities and courts if necessary.
Data are passed on to recipients in Switzerland and in EU and EEA member states only.
Your rights with regard to your personal data
Your rights with regard to personal data include
- the right to obtain information about any of your personal data we process,
- the right to obtain copies of any personal data we process,
- the right to have your personal data updated,
- the right to have your personal data deleted, and
- the right to object to the processing of personal data.
Please note that there may be exceptions to these rights. We may, for instance, have to store your personal data even if you object or request to delete them in order to comply with our duty to preserve records or to respect overriding private or public interests. You have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner if you feel that our processing of any of your personal data violates applicable data protection law.
Responsibility for processing of personal data
Last amended: August 2023