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Privacy Policy

Our foremost priority is safeguarding your personal data. This Privacy Policy outlines the measures and practices we, as a company, implement to protect and manage personal data of applicants, employees, and business partners.


Legal Basis for Data Processing

We process your personal data in compliance with the revised Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (revDSG). In specific cases, the GDPR may also apply.


Moreover, our processing is justified by your legitimate interest in our consulting services and recruitment processes, either by explicit or, where legally permissible, implicit consent.


Types of Personal Data Collected

You voluntarily provide us with your personal data when:

  • You apply for a job with us or any of our clients.

  • You submit your application dossier irrespective of a particular job application.

  • You register for our newsletter or otherwise contact us.

We may supplement this data with information obtained from publicly accessible sources such as online media or platforms like Xing or LinkedIn, as well as employer websites, for verification of your current employment status and career history. Occasionally, these public sources may be the only personal data we process.

In particular, we store the following categories of data:


  • Identifying Information: Name, address, email, phone number, nationality, birthdate.

  • Employment-related Information: Desired position, education and training, career experience, sector-specific expertise, references, certificates, testimonials, CV, details from interviews, assessments, and aptitude tests, along with other relevant data from your application and public sources.

  • Technical Information: IP address during website visits.

Purpose of Data Processing

The data is processed for the following purposes:


  • Assisting with your job search or recruitment services.

  • Communication regarding job opportunities, application processes, and other relevant matters.

  • Uploading your resume and job applications.

  • Developing a personalized candidate profile based on your qualifications.

  • Monitoring equal opportunity and diversity.

  • Advising on interviews and salary negotiations.

  • Sending direct marketing materials related to job offers, industry reports, insights, events, promotional activities, competitions, and other relevant content according to your marketing preferences.

  • Enhancing and personalizing your experience when using our website or applications.

Furthermore, we use your personal data to populate our candidate pool. This entails storing your data for a specified duration (see below) for consideration for other potential roles.

Data Retention Period


We retain your personal data for the time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they were collected, which may include an ongoing purpose. For example, as an applicant, your data may be stored throughout our business relationship and potentially beyond, as we often assist you across multiple years or even your entire career.


However, your data will be stored for a maximum period of two years after the last business contact unless you exercise your right to erasure before that time.


Data Recipients

All employees of D1 have access to your data.


If necessary for the purposes outlined above, we may disclose your data to additional recipients.


Upon prior consultation with you, we forward your data to our clients (corporations, human resources personnel, executives). These parties are contractually bound by us to maintain confidentiality and to adhere to data protection regulations.


Third parties engaged by us may act as data processors and have access to personal data to perform specific tasks as per our directives. Examples include IT service providers responsible for tasks such as hosting, database management, website management, maintenance services, web analytics, as well as processing incoming inquiries and data analysis. This includes a CRM system where data are stored on a server in Germany (EU).


We ensure that the third parties contracted by us maintain appropriate security measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of the data entrusted to us by you. They are obligated to collect, process, and use the personal data only according to our directives and the contractual arrangements. We also ensure that these third parties use the data solely for purposes related to the provision of their services to us.


It is important to note that some companies to which D1 forwards your personal data in the course of providing services may not have their headquarters or HR departments located in Switzerland or an EU member state and may not offer the same level of protection as in Switzerland or the EU. The transfer of your data takes place exclusively in accordance with applicable data protection regulations and for the fulfillment of our services. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee for each individual company, to which we forward your data in the interest of your application, where exactly this data will be stored. Although we take the necessary measures to protect your data as required by law and practically possible, we cannot guarantee that the data will be located in a jurisdiction offering the same level of protection as Switzerland or the EU.


The transmission of your data to governmental institutions and authorities is also conducted only within the scope of statutory obligations for disclosure or if D1 is mandated by a legally binding judicial decision to provide such information.

Rights of Data Subjects


In relation to the processing of your personal data, you have certain rights under applicable data protection regulations that enable you to control or influence our data processing activities.


Right to Access: You have the right to request information about the data we process concerning you. Generally, you can exercise this right in writing and free of charge at any time. Please understand that we may require proof to verify your identity.


Right to Rectification: You have the right to correct your personal data, as far as this is legally permissible. You can request us to rectify, complete, or delete your personal data at any time if they are inaccurate, free of charge.

Right to Object and Right to Erasure: You have the right to object to the further processing of your personal data and to request their deletion, unless we are legally obligated to continue processing or storing them. This is particularly relevant if these personal data are no longer necessary for a potential future employment relationship.

Right to Data Portability: Where legally mandated, you have the right to data portability. This means that you can obtain the personal data we process concerning you in a structured, commonly-used, and machine-readable format.


Right to Withdraw Consent: If our data processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.


Please note that exercising your rights may be subject to certain legal stipulations and conditions. We are committed to respecting and fulfilling your rights in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

Data Security

We employ suitable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, unauthorized access, and alterations or dissemination by unauthorized third parties. Furthermore, we regularly review our security policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our systems. In the case of a data breach, the competent authorities in the Canton of Zurich as well as the data owners will be promptly informed.


Use of Anonymous Data

For optimal design and continuous improvement of our website, we use various web analytics services and features that collect anonymized data, such as IP addresses, data retrieval on the website, the location of the device (if this feature is enabled), the type of device, etc. These data may also be transferred to the USA. It is important to note that an adequacy decision by the European Commission is in place for such data transfers to the USA, ensuring an adequate level of data protection in accordance with EU standards.


We also use cookies to store specific information related to the user on their end device while they are using the website. Cookies help us determine the frequency of use and the number of users on the pages, analyze usage behavior, and make our offerings more customer-friendly. For example, they store language settings or operating system information. These cookies remain stored even after the end of a browser session and can be retrieved when revisiting the website. If you do not want this, you can set your internet browser to refuse cookies. In this case, some functions of the website may not be fully usable.


Please note that the website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., a company of the holding company Alphabet Inc., based in the USA. Google Analytics uses specific cookies to analyze your use of the website. The information collected is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, IP anonymization is activated on this website, meaning that your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide us with other services related to website and internet usage. Your IP address will not be linked to other personal data.


For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to Google's privacy policy. To disable the Google Analytics feature, you can install a browser add-on.


We also use Google's Remarketing, Audiences with common interests, custom audiences with common interests, purchase-ready audiences, similar audiences, and demographic and geographic targeting features. These features serve to analyze visitor behavior and interests. Google uses cookies to create interest-based ads tailored to your needs and background. No personal data of the visitors to our website is stored. If you subsequently visit other websites in the Google Display Network, you will see ads that are likely related to previously accessed product and information areas.


Additionally, we use Google Maps to visually display geographical information. This means that certain data, such as your IP address, can be collected, stored, and used by Google. These data are generally stored on servers in the USA.

Who is Responsible for Data Protection?

Day One Recruitment AG

Tödistrasse 67

8002 Zurich





For questions regarding our policy, to exercise your rights, to revoke your consent to processing, to unsubscribe from our marketing communications, or to file complaints, you can contact the following person:


Tomislav Dujmovic

Head of Marketing & Operations


If your concerns persist or if you believe there has been a violation of personal data protection, you are entitled to file a complaint with your competent supervisory authority.


We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. In the event of an update, we will post the revised version on this page.

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