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Simon-Kucher & Partners is a business consulting firm specializing in strategy, marketing, sales and pricing with offices worldwide. Our approach to consulting is one of thorough analysis and sophisticated methodology.
Dr. Georg Tacke (CEO), Dr. Klaus Hilleke (CEO), Kai Bandilla, Dr. Andreas von der Gathen, Joerg Kruetten, Dr. Rainer Meckes.
Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants GmbH
Amsterdam, Beijing, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich
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Simon-Kucher on the internet:
Simon-Kucher & Partners and its affiliates ("Simon-Kucher & Partners" or "we") provides its content on this Web site (the "Site") subject to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms"). We may periodically change the Terms, so please check back from time to time.By accessing and using this Site, you agree to these Terms.
1. Copyrights. All rights reserved. All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the exclusive property of Simon - Kucher & Partners or its licensors and is protected by German and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. The content of this website must not be copied, distributed, altered, or made available to third parties for commercial purposes. Some website pages also contain images copyrighted by third parties.
Limitation of liability for internal content: The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.
Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.
Limitation of liability for external links: Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.
2. Trademarks. The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of Simon-Kucher & Partners and its licensors. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to Simon - Kucher & Partners or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, Web sites) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, Simon-Kucher & Partners or its licensors.
3. Use of Site Content. Simon-Kucher & Partners hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the Site (the "Site Content") on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without Simon-Kucher & Partners's prior written consent.
4. Governing Law; Jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by the German laws without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.
“Simon-Kucher & Partners” means Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants GmbH and its affiliates in the United States (“US”).
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
“Sensitive personal data” means personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, and the processing of data concerning health or sex life.
Simon-Kucher & Partners (“we,” “us”) is a global management consulting firm. Our focus is on strategy, marketing, pricing and sales. We have three offices located in the US (Boston, New York and San Francisco).
3.1 THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
On our website www.simon-kucher.com (the “Site”) we may collect the following personal data:
- Email; and
- Phone number (collectively “user provided data.”)
While a visitor uses the Site, we may also collect the following information that may in certain circumstances constitute personal data:
- Name of the file accessed and the URL;
- The http response code;
- The date and time of access;
- Volume of data transferred;
- Notification of whether the data access was successful; and
- IP address (collectively “automatically collected data”).
We may place a “cookie” on the hard drive of the device that you use to access the Site. Cookies are text files that are saved on the hard drive of your device by means of your browser, enabling us to recognize your browser for purposes such as saving your preferences and directing relevant content to you. Most of the currently available browsers give you the option of managing cookies by, for example, disabling them entirely, accepting them individually, and deleting saved cookies from your hard drive. We would like to remind you that if you completely disable cookies on your browser, you might not be able to use some features of the Site.
We may also collect personal data when we engage in research projects for our clients. We encourage our clients to provide as little personal data as possible but personal data are nevertheless often necessary for conducting the research assignments given to us. We make use of anonymization and pseudonymization techniques whenever possible. However, it may be necessary to process personal data for the purposes of a specific research project. In the context of these research assignments we may receive the following categories of information, which may constitute personal data in certain circumstances:
- Contact details of participants in market research projects
3.2 THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE USE THE DATA
3.2.1 User provided data
We use the user provided data for the following purposes:
- To communicate with users of the Site;
- To invite persons to workshops and to conduct the workshops;
- To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses;
- To protect our rights and/or our property;
3.2.2 Automatically collected data
We use the automatically collected data on our website for the following purposes:
- To manage the Site;
- To provide features available on the Site;
- To personalize the Site;
- To develop, improve, and protect the Site;
- For market research;
- To audit and analyze the Site; and
- To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Site.
3.2.3 Research data
We use the research data for the following research purposes:
- Developing new products and services;
- Customer loyalty strategies and programs;
- Digital marketing (online, mobile, social media);
- Monetizing strategies and new revenue models;
- Product and brand strategies;
- Market entry and defense strategies;
- Pricing strategies for products, business units and companies;
- Launch and post-launch pricing;
- Price negotiations and key account pricing;
- Pricing organization and processes;
- Multi-channel strategies;
- New sales channels/partnering;
- Sales organization and efficiency;
- Sales force effectiveness; and
- Key Account Management.
4. HOW WE DISCLOSE DATA
4.1 User provided data
We may disclose user provided data to:
- Service providers, such as payment processors;
- Public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and
4.2 Automatically collected data
We may disclose automatically collected data to:
- Service providers, such as data analysis companies;
- Public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and
5. DATA SECURITY AND DATA INTEGRITY
We take reasonable measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. These measures include, but are not limited to access controls, availability controls, input controls, transfer controls, employee controls and data separation controls.
6. THE EU-US And Swiss-US SAFE HARBOR
Pursuant to the European Union (“EU”) Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (the “Directive”) the transfer of personal data from the EU to countries that do not meet the so-called adequacy standard set out in the Directive is prohibited. The Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) also prohibits the transfer of personal data to countries that do not meet Switzerland’s “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. At this time, the US is not considered to meet the adequacy standards.
In order to enable the transfer of personal data to the US, the US Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission and the Federal Data Protection and the Information Commissioner of Switzerland agreed on a "safe harbor" framework (“Safe Harbor”). For more information about the Safe Harbor, please refer to the U.S. Department of Commerce website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
If we do not collect personal data directly from the data subject but receive them from our subsidiaries, affiliates or clients in the EU or Switzerland we will use such personal data in accordance with the notices such entities provided and the consents or choices made by the data subjects.
We will give the data subjects the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their personal data will be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which they were originally collected or subsequently authorized by the data subject. We will provide affirmative or explicit (opt in) choice for sensitive personal data, if the sensitive personal data are to be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose other than the original purpose or the purpose authorized subsequently by the individual. We provide a web form where data subjects can easily exercise these choices at the following URL: http://www.simon-kucher.com/safehabor-optout
6.3 ONWARD TRANSFER
We will apply the notice and choice principles if we disclose personal data to a third party. If we transfer personal data to a third party that is acting as an agent, we make sure that the third party subscribes to the Safe Harbor Privacy principles or is subject to the Directive or another so-called adequacy finding. Alternatively, we enter into a written agreement with such third party requiring that the third party provide at least the same level of data protection as is required by the Safe Harbor principles.
We grant data subjects access to personal data about them. The data subject will have the right to correct, amend or delete the personal data where they are inaccurate, except where the burden of expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the data subject’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than the data subject would be violated. Data subjects are free to contact our Data Protection Team to exercise their right of access. The Data Protection Team’s E-Mail address is: email@example.com
We take reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We have implemented technical and organizational measures which comprise physical access control, system access control, logical access control, disclosure control, input control, job control, availability control and separation control. These controls are subject to frequently conducted audits.
6.6 DATA INTEGRITY
We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data are reliable for their intended use, accurate, complete and current. We require that our customers provide only accurate, complete and current data for research purposes. When we are notified that any data, including employee personal data, are inaccurate, incomplete or not current we will correct, complete or update the respective data. Where needed, we will involve our Data Protection Team and our Data Protection Officer as well.
7. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants GmbH
- Datenschutzbeauftragter / Data Protection Officer -
- confidential/vertraulich -
- Germany -
For complaints that cannot be resolved between Simon-Kucher & Partners and the complainant, Simon-Kucher & Partners has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the 2B Advice Data Protection Dispute Resolution body. For further information and contact details of the 2B Advice Data Protection Dispute Resolution body please visit http://www.2b-secure.de/ws/LLC-en/Dispute-resolution.