Privacy policy

state: november 2018

This privacy policy (the Privacy Policy) applies to the processing of personal data by Biolovision Sàrl, 3 rue Proz de Conthey, 1957 Ardon (Biolovision) in connection with the Services (and any local adaptation thereof) accessible without limitation at, and the mobile application "NaturaList" accessible on various app stores, which are digital platforms allowing theirs users to collect, register and synchronize geolocalized, faunistic, floristic and wildlife, data and information (the Platforms), and any other products and/or services available at the same URL addresses (together the Services).

All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Terms of Use accessible at

By accessing and using the Services, you expressly agree that Biolovision processes your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Biolovision reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time at its sole discretion in order to adapt it to any new commercial or technological practice or change in the law. Should this occur Biolovision will inform you by any appropriate means (including via email and/or the Platforms, e.g. banners, pop-ups or other notification mechanisms). If you do not accept the amendments thus made by Biolovision, your sole remedy is to no longer access and/or use the Services.

  1. Introduction

Biolovision recognizes the importance of your privacy and of transparency in its processing of your personal data.

The Privacy Policy explains (i) which personal data are collected when you access and use the Services, (ii) the manner and the purposes for which Biolovision processes the personal data, and (iii) the measures which Biolovision takes in order to protect such personal data.

  1. Data collection

Biolovision collects the personal data which you provide.
  1. Biolovision collects, directly or indirectly via its partners, the personal data you provide with Biolovision and/or its partners through web forms or email, or in your use of the Services, for example, when you subscribe, log-in to the Services, publishblog posts, or publish photos and/or videos in the name and on behalf of Biolovision on the Services.
  2. Such information includes your name, surname, birth date, address, language preference, email address, phone number, portrait picture, geolocalization data, and any other information which Biolovision and/or its partners may request from you.
Certain personal data are also collected in an automated manner.
  1. Biolovision may also automatically collect personal data when you access and use the Services, including by means of tools and other active elements contained in or through third-party plugins/Services, and cookies and other analytics tools, such as the IP address or other user identifications on your devices, visiting date on the Services, information about your Web browser, the data contained in your device, the data contained in third party services (e.g. social plug-ins), your preferences, the internet sites that you visit before and after the Services, the links displayed on the Services which you select or other information related to your interaction with the Services, including your navigation details on the Services.
You can define certain authorizations and settings related to the automated collection of your personal data.
  1. You may define certain authorizations related to data collection, in particular in connection with your device’s right to access data contained in your device, according to the available functionalities. You may also define certain settings for the automated collection of your personal data on your Web browser. For more detailed information, please consult the chapter on cookies below.
  1. Processing Methods

Biolovision may process your personal data by automated means but takes appropriate security measures in this respect.
  1. Biolovision takes the appropriate technical and organizational security measures to prevent the unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, alteration or destruction of your personal data. Data processing is carried out with computers or computer tools, and in compliance with the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy.
  2. Biolovision does not use any individual decision-making based solely on automated processing including profiling mechanisms on the Services.
  1. Purposes of Data Processing

Biolovision processes your personal data to operate the Services.
  1. Your personal data are collected so that Biolovision may operate the Services in accordance with the circumstances, or in the manner expressly indicated when the personal data concerned are collected. For example, Biolovision allows you to collect, register and synchronize geolocalized, faunistic, floristic and wildlife, data and information, as well as navigate on and use the Services or to re-engage you accessing and using the Services.
Biolovision may process your personal data to provide you with its newsletter and provide you further news and updates.
  1. For example, you can subscribe to a Biolovision’s newsletter and Biolovision’s news update regarding Biolovision’s, and its local partner’s, events and community activities, Biolovision’s photos and/or videos, Biolovision’s press releases or other documents. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
Biolovision may process your personal data when you publish User Content or a blog post.
  1. In a certain section of the Services, Biolovision may process your personal data to allow you publishing User Content or blog posts, and synchronizing it with local partners websites databases.
Biolovision processes your personal data for statistical and planning purposes.
  1. Notably without limitation, Biolovision processes your personal data to improve the Services and for internal analyses and statistics. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
  1. Communication to Third Parties

Biolovision may disclose your personal data to third parties in case this is necessary for the proper operation of the Services or as listed below.

Biolovision may communicate your personal data to third parties as part of operating the Services. In particular partners listed at the beginning of the page

  1. Biolovision may also enable you to use third-party services directly from the Services, namely through social plug-ins of Google LLC; Facebook, Inc. / Facebook Ireland Limited; Twitter Corporation, in which case you recognize that the third-party operators of these services may access some of your personal data in connection with the Services.
  2. Biolovision may disclose your personal data to subcontractors such as IT systems providers, cloud service providers, database providers and consultants.
  3. Biolovision may disclose your personal data to any third party to whom Biolovision assigns or transfers any of Biolovision’s rights or obligations.
  4. Biolovision may disclose your personal data to competent courts or supervisory or regulatory bodies, when Biolovision shall compellingly disclose your personal data, pursuant to any applicable law, regulation or order.
  5. In the above contexts under Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3, the Services may contain links to other Services. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any company or individual that Biolovision does not control, nor to any other Services that may be linked from the Services. You should carefully review the privacy policies of any other Services that you visit from the Services to learn more about their information and privacy practices. In such contexts, the collection and use of your personal data shall be governed by such other party or Services privacy policy. Biolovision shall not be held responsible for their privacy practices.
  6. Biolovision may transfer some of your personal data, in particular the IP address and/or other user identifications for your devices, to the third-party suppliers of these solutions, who will process this data in accordance with their own internal data protection and privacy policies.
  1. International transfer

Your personal data may be disclosed to countries that do not guarantee the same level of data protection and privacy as Switzerland and the European Union.

Biolovision stores and handles your personal data in Ireland and Switzerland. But your personal data may be disclosed and transferred to other states, provinces, countries or other governmental jurisdictions, always in compliance with this Privacy Policy, that do not necessarily guarantee the same level of personal data protection as Switzerland and the European Union or an adequate level. If you transfer your personal data to Biolovision, you specifically agree to such disclosure and international transfer.

  1. Cookies and similar technologies

Biolovision uses cookies and other similar technologies in connection with the Services.
  1. A cookie is a small data file that Biolovision transfers to and is stored on your electronic device. For example, Biolovision uses cookies or other analytics tools to measure the traffic to and usage of the Services and its distinctive features, and other miscellaneous uses.
  2. Biolovision uses diverse types of cookies or other similar technologies some of which are likely to automatically process data directly on your devices and/or to transfer data personal concerning you to Biolovision.
You may manage the cookies and similar technologies via the settings of your browser and/or your devices.
  1. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can configure your Web browser or your device to refuse and/or restrict the cookies. Certain cookies are however essential to the functioning of the Services itself and its use may be altered or prevented by refusing these cookies.
  2. If you do not refuse or restrict the cookies, you consent to their use and to the processing of your personal data collected in this manner.
  3. For more information, please visit Please check the user help sections of your Web browser or electronic device for specific instructions on the management of cookies.
Why and how Biolovision uses cookies and other similar technologies?
  1. These technologies are generally aimed at monitoring and analyzing your interactions with the Services and/or to enable Biolovision to improve the Services and its functionalities, namely through a personalization of the Services and the related services, according to your interactions.
  2. Biolovision also uses cookies and similar technologies to measure and monitor the traffic and use of the Services, as well as its performance.
  3. Some cookies are retained in your electronic device for only as long as you access and use the Services, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.
Biolovision uses the following cookies and other similar technologies:
Essential cookies
  1. Some cookies Biolovision places on your electronic device ensure that the Services delivers you without limitation information securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of the Services.






Store the needed information for session handling.

Functionality cookies
  1. Some cookies enable Services to remember choices persons make, for example, user name, and language or text size. These cookies are known as "functionality cookies" and help to improve a person's experience of a Services by providing a more personalized service.






Store the state (open/close) of each entry of the main menu.

Third-party cookies
  1. The Services uses third party services or software. Many of these services may set cookies on your electronic device. You can block or remove cookies yourselves by altering the settings of your electronic device or browser. Blocking these cookies is unlikely to impact on your experience of the Services.
  2. In particular, the Platforms uses the Cookie Google Analytics which collects information and reports website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. You can opt out of providing Biolovision with this information if you wish, with no impact on your experience of the Platforms. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics when using the Website: see




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Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.

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2 years

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.

__utmb (Google Analytics)

1 day

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

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Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

__utmt (Google Analytics)

1 day

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.

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6 months

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

  1. Your rights

You have the right to access your personal data processed by Biolovision and may request without limitation that they be removed, updated, or rectified.
  1. Except as otherwise required by law, you are entitled at all times to know if Biolovision is processing personal data concerning you. You may contact Biolovision to know the content of such personal data, verify their accuracy and request that they be supplemented, removed, updated, or rectified. You also have the right to ask Biolovision to cease processing any personal data that may have been obtained in breach of applicable law, and to object to the processing of your personal data for any other legitimate reason.
  2. Where Biolovision relies on your consent to process your personal data, Biolovision will seek your freely given and specific consent by providing you with informed and unambiguous indications relating to your personal data. You may revoke at any time such consent.
  3. You have also the right to request your personal data’s portability, i.e. that the personal data you have provided to Biolovision be returned to you or transferred to the person of your choice, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format without hinderance from Biolovision and subject to its confidentiality obligations.
  4. If you have any questions or a request in relation to the processing of your personal data by Biolovision, please contact