Innopearl Sàrl (subsequently referred to as Innopearl, we, or us) values your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without providing any information about yourself. When we do require your personal information to provide services that you request, such as registering for an account on our platform or submitting a project, this policy outlines how we collect and use your data.
This policy is applicable to the use of our “Services”, including visiting our website (, using our platform or Open Innovation and Venturing Consulting. We provide our users with choices regarding the data we collect, use, and share, as outlined in this Privacy Policy.
By utilizing our Services, you declare your acceptance of this Policy.
All personal data and information (“Personal Data”) are processed in accordance with Swiss Data Protection Law and, where applicable, the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


1. Data we collect

1.1. Innopearl website

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish Innopearl to remember your details. We don’t automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there, but we do not link your IP address to any personal information. Like many other commercial websites, we may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use our website.

1.2. Use of cookies

The website of Innopearl use cookies based on article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The term “cookies” refers to small text files that are stored permanently or temporarily on your computer when you visit the website. Their main function is to recognize you and your device(s), analyze how the website is used, to help make the Web experience better for you and to conduct site analysis and Website performance reviews.

When you visit or leave our Services (including some plugins and our cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to and the time of your visit. We also get information about your network and device (e.g., IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, cookie IDs and/or ISP, or your mobile carrier).

You have the option to configure your browser settings to deactivate cookies partially or completely at any time. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may result in the inability to use all functions of the website.

1.3. Innopearl platform

When you register on our platform, you will be required to provide the necessary personal data for us to provide you with the requested Services. This may include your name, your position, company name, phone number, email address, project details, and any other information required to fulfill our Services.

We will use your project details only for the purpose of fulfilling our Services.

You have choices about the data you provide, and how you provide it. However, if you don’t, it may limit your ability to build, analyse, manage and improve your Open Innovation and Venturing management activities.

1.4. Other

In certain instances, Innopearl collects data which includes information on other companies to provide its customers with business insights relevant to their business interests (“Business data”).

For the above purposes, Innopearl may rely on publicly available data from several open access web sources and platforms (“Publicly Available Data”) and on data submitted by third parties including the information about their company and business interests.

Innopearl will employ necessary measure to ensure that the processing of such “Publicly Available Data” complies with the provisions of Swiss Data Protection Law and the GDPR if it is considered to be personal data.


2. Data storage and usage

2.1. Data storage

We store the personal information as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the data has been collected. This means that Innopearl deletes your personal information when such information is no longer necessary. Statistics which has been anonymized may be saved thereafter. Publicly Available Data processed by Innopearl for statistical purposes, shall be retained, either in cache or storage, for fulfilling the statistical purposes of validating the datasets and updating the statistical results based thereon as prescribed under Article 17 paragraph 3(d) of the GDPR.

2.2. Data usage

We utilize the data to provide, support, personalize, and develop our Services, including with the help of automated systems to enhance the relevance and performance of our Services.

For customer support, we collect and store personal information, such as name, email address, contact information, account history and additional information required to provide support, when you log a customer support inquiry. For general inquiries or requests with respect to our products or services or when you contact us for the purpose of purchasing products and services, we will use such information to contact you only for the purposes for which you sent the inquiry.

We reserve the right to aggregate and use the collected data for analytical use in an anonymized way, but we never sell your data.


3. Data security

We take commercially reasonable steps with the goal to protect your data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. We cannot guarantee that all Internet or e-mail transmission is fully secure or free of errors. We are also using suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties.

Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee their absolute security and we, therefore cannot be held liable for intercepted information sent via the Internet or for third parties using revoked, stolen, forged, or otherwise insecure certificates.


4. Information sharing and disclosure

Innopearl may share your personal data with others under any of the following circumstances:

– when we have your consent to share the information;

– we need to share your information to provide Services you have requested as part of our contractual relationship. In this case you may decide what we share, how we share it, and whether the name of your company is made public or not;

– we need to share the information to companies or individuals that work on behalf of Innopearl to provide Services you requested as part of our contractual relationship (we will only provide those companies or individuals the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose). In this case, the transfer is based on article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

– we want to keep you up to date on the latest software updates, special offers or other information we think you’d like to hear about from us, only if you gave your explicit, free and informed consent to such processing activities.

– We may disclose your personal data in response to a request for information if we believe such disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation, or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. The legal basis for processing to fulfill a legal obligation is article 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

Your rights

You have the right to receive the Personal Data we hold about you in a structured, common, machine-readable format and free of charge. Upon request, we will transfer your Personal Data to your designated Controller. If you wish to exercise any of the rights mentioned in this section or if you have any questions about the processing of your Personal Data, please contact us at


5. Other important information

Innopearl may amend this policy from time to time. If me make any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Data we will make that information available by posting a notice on our website (

Updated October 23, 2023