The app is a component of the Swiss Climate Challenge. The Swiss Climate Challenge aims to raise public awareness of the consequences that mobility presents for our climate and to promote more climate-friendly mobility. The app offered by Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd analyses users' mobility with regard to the chosen method of transport, the distances covered and the associated CO2 emissions. This enables users to gain an overview of the environmental footprint created by their personal mobility. For this purpose, the app uses the tracking technology of MotionTag GmbH. The app is programmed by the Swisscom subsidiary NGTI, which also provides evaluation services.
The following companies are jointly responsible with regard to using the app:
We process different categories of personal data in connection with your use of the app. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“person concerned”). Personal data is processed as follows:
We collect your location data based on GPS data via the app. This allows us to determine the time at which you were located at particular spatial coordinates. To do this, the GPS data is compared with geodata ("geomatching"). In exceptional cases, your mobile phone determines your location data by finding the nearest mobile communication antennas.
In addition, we collect your motion data based on acceleration patterns.
Since every method of transport has a specific acceleration pattern, we can analyse these patterns and determine the method of transport you are using as well as the duration and distance of use. We can also detect whether and for how long you walk on foot. If you use several methods of transport for a certain distance (e.g. on the way to work), we can create a movement profile and determine which means of transport you used during which stage (modal split). If you use the app over several days, we will collect movement profiles over several days.
If a WiFi connection is available or mobile data is switched on, your location and motion data will be transmitted to MotionTag GmbH's German data centre and stored in a database there. Your location and motion data is transmitted exclusively using secure encryption procedures. Once your location and motion data has been transferred to the MotionTag GmbH data centre, it is automatically deleted in the app on the mobile phone.
Only the mobile phone number for the login for the most recent usage is stored in the app. This makes it easier to log in again, as the mobile phone number does not have to be entered again. Passwords and other user-related data are not stored.
MotionTag pseudonymises the location and motion data by applying a randomised user ID (uuid). Individual stages can be assigned to a user via this uuid. This allocation is necessary for the calculation of individual CO2 statistics.
MotionTag never has knowledge of any personal data, such as e-mail, telephone number or the user's name. Nevertheless, recurring positions could be used to draw conclusions about where people live and work and thus about individuals. Even if the participants are not identified, the collected movement profiles are still regarded as personal data. Accordingly, this data is treated with the same amount of care as your personal registration data (mobile phone number).
An agreement regarding permissible evaluations was reached between Swisscom and MotionTag. MotionTag employees are prohibited from performing evaluations that are not covered by this agreement.
MotionTag calculates the CO2 emissions, distance travelled per means of transport and the influence on the temperature of the planet based on the pseudonymised mobility data and stores this in the app on the respective user's mobile phone. In addition, NGTI temporarily stores and evaluates this climate-relevant data.
The climate-relevant data can also be released by the user for comparison with the data of other participants, which, in turn, can provide an additional incentive for climate protection. For this purpose, the mobile phone number and an identification number for each contact in the contact list are uploaded to Swisscom's App Cloud and stored there in pseudonymised form. This is necessary to make a comparison with other participants possible. Users can decide for themselves whether or not to share their climate-relevant data with other users in their contact lists.
We process the following personal data:
We process your personal data for the following purposes:
Employees of our companies have access to your personal data to the extent necessary to achieve the above-mentioned purposes.
Insofar as it is necessary to achieve the purposes set out here, we utilise service providers who support us with data processing in the scope of order processing (service providers for the following services: data analyses, IT and data centre operation, destruction of documents and data carriers, operation of websites). These service providers are subject to strict contractual agreements, including those on confidentiality.
We process your personal data only in Switzerland and Germany.
You have the right to receive information about your personal data processed by us in writing and free of charge at any time. You can send us your information requests in writing, enclosing a copy of your identity card or passport, to the following e-mail address: Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd, Legal & Regulatory, Data Protection, PO Box, CH-3050 Bern or Auskunft.Datenschutz@swisscom.com.
You also have the right to request the rectification of incorrect personal data.
As a matter of principle, we delete personal data if it is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes. At the end of the recording period (end of the Swiss Climate Challenge), we will delete all personal data.
If you would like to have your personal data deleted before the end of the Swiss Climate Challenge, you can request this at any time by sending an e-mail to Auskunft.Datenschutz@swisscom.com. Your data will be definitively deleted within one month.
Finally, you have the right to revoke any consent provided regarding the processing of your personal data and/or to object to the processing of your personal data at any time.