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Cécile Morel
Route de Chêne, 80
1224 Chêne-Bougeries

Phone : +41 (0)22 700 16 19

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Site hosted in Switzerland by Infomaniak
25 Eugène-Marziano
1227 Les Acacias

Phone : +41 (0)22 820 35 44


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Personal data protection

Last updated: June 5, 2024

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and want to assure you that we comply with our legal obligations in this regard. Therefore, we have drafted this personal data protection statement to explain clearly and transparently how we collect, process, and use your personal data and for what purpose.


1. Data Controller and Contact
2. Personal Data Collected
3. How Your Data is Collected
4. Purposes of Collecting Personal Data
5. Legal Basis
6. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties
7. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties Outside Switzerland and the EEA
8. Storage Duration and Retention Period
9. Profiling and Automated Individual Decision-Making
10. Data Security
11. Data Related to Children
12. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
13. Social Media Plugins
14. Email Communications and Advertising Newsletters
15. Your Rights
16. How to Exercise Your Rights
17. Links to Third-Party Websites
18. Changes to the Personal Data Protection Statement

1. Data Controller and Contact

The data controller is Cécile Morel Interior Architecture, Route de Chêne, 80 – 1224, Chêne-Bougeries. For any questions regarding data protection or to exercise your rights, please email us at or send us a letter to the aforementioned address.

2. Personal Data Collected

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes sensitive data that requires the express consent of the concerned person, such as:

  • Data on religious, philosophical, political, or union opinions or activities;
  • Health data, intimate sphere, or racial/ethnic origin;
  • Genetic data;
  • Biometric data identifying a person uniquely;
  • Data on criminal and administrative sanctions or prosecutions; or
  • Data on social assistance measures.

In general, we collect personal information in the following categories :

IdentityName, first name
ContactAddress, phone number, email address
Career and EducationEmployer and status, position or title, job application information
User Contributions and ContentPersonal information in content and communications uploaded, sent, shared, or entered via our services or networks, including feedback provided and communication content between you and us or sent via our network and services.
Usage and NavigationInformation regarding use, search queries, and browsing activities; user browsing history; analytics and usage metrics and diagnostics, encompassing our services, internal networks, and devices used by employees, contractors, and visitors accessing the website.
LocationRegion, country, state, and geolocation data.

3. How Your Data is Collected

We may collect your personal information in different ways:

  • When you interact directly with us, for example, by signing up for our services, filling out forms, contacting us, applying for a job, or being employed by us.
  • When personal information is provided by you or others through actions such as uploading, sharing, sending, or entering via our services or networks, or through communication with us.
  • When you interact indirectly with us, for example, by using our services, visiting our offices, attending our events, accessing emails, or viewing advertisements from us, we may collect certain information. Some of this information may be collected automatically using cookies and similar technologies.
  • When personal information about you is obtained from external sources, including our business partners such as data brokers and advertising partners, or when information is shared by your affiliated organizations, public bodies disclosing public records, and other publicly available or generally accessible sources, which may also include websites.

4. Purposes of Collecting Personal Data

We will only use your personal data for the purpose for which we collected it, namely:

  • To fulfill our contractual obligations.
  • To register you as a new client.
  • To process and deliver your order and complete payment transactions.
  • For any purpose with your consent or to follow your instructions.
  • To communicate and interact with you about our services and process associated transactions.
  • To enable you to participate in a sweepstake, contest, or complete a survey.
  • To develop or improve our products/services, website, marketing, or customer relationships.
  • To recommend products or services that may interest you.
  • To audit/measure the use of our services/products, networks, and enterprise devices.
  • To ensure your and our safety and prevent abuse, fraud, and other criminal activities.
  • To comply with our legal obligations.
  • To preserve/exercise our rights or protect our legitimate interests.
  • To design, manage, or improve our internal processes.

5. Legal Basis

The processing of your personal data is based on the following legal grounds, depending on its purpose:

  • The contract or to take pre-contractual measures.
  • Your consent and instructions.
  • Legitimate interests (e.g., customer database, marketing, technical management).
  • Applicable national or foreign legal bases.

6. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

To conclude or execute a contract and provide our services to you, it may be necessary to transfer your personal data to partners with whom we collaborate. Before doing so, we ensure that these partners comply with legal requirements regarding personal data protection. You can find an updated list of all the concerned companies. 

1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

605 W Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA

1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

505 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

25 Eugène-Marziano – 1227 Les Acacias – Suisse

60 29th St 343, San Francisco, California, 94110, USA

We may also transfer data to third parties if we are required to do so by legal provisions or an enforceable administrative or judicial decision.

7. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties Outside Switzerland and the EEA

The processing and storage of your personal data mainly take place in Switzerland. When your data is processed outside Switzerland or the EEA, we check before communicating your personal data that:

  • The recipient offers an adequate level of protection for your personal data;
  • We have your explicit consent;
  • We have a legal basis for doing so; or
  • We are legally obliged to do so.

To verify the adequacy of the level of protection for your personal data offered by the recipient, we rely on:

  • An adequacy decision for the country in question; or
  • The use of standard contractual clauses of the European Union or the model contract of the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).

8. Storage Duration and Retention Period

We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations and for the purposes pursued by the processing. For example, we keep it for the entire duration of our business relationship (from preparation to termination of the contract), and beyond that period, in accordance with legal retention and documentation obligations. We may also retain your personal data for a period during which claims could be made against us, or if required by law or for legitimate business interests (e.g., for evidence or documentation purposes).

9. Profiling and Automated Individual Decision-Making

No profiling is done with your personal data. Your personal data is not subject to automated decision-making.

10. Data Security

We have implemented technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We ensure that our subcontractors comply with personal data protection rules. 

Since internet transmissions are never completely secure, despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee the security of information you transmit to us via our website. Transmissions made this way are at your own risk. 

Naturally, you can transmit your information by other means (e.g., in person, by phone).

11. Data Related to Children

Our site is not intended for children. If we become aware or discover that personal data of a child under 18 has been collected inappropriately, we will take all reasonable steps to delete that data.

12. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

a) What is a cookie? 

We use cookies on our website to enhance your user experience and track visitor statistics. Cookies are text files stored on your computer when you visit our website. They allow us to recognize your browser and provide easier access to our website.

b) Legal Basis and Purposes 

The legal basis for processing your personal data includes:

  • Your consent
  • Our legitimate interest (particularly to provide the service you have expressly requested or for the provision of electronic communication service).

These cookies serve several purposes:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website and allow you to use its basic features, such as navigating between pages and accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, the website cannot work properly.
  • Preference Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember the information you have provided and the choices you have made to customize your user experience, such as preferred language or region.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors interact with the website, to improve its functioning and better understand user needs.
  • Marketing Cookies: These cookies are used to track users across websites to display targeted and relevant advertisements. They are typically placed by third parties, such as advertising networks or social media.

c) Who can set these cookies? 

Cookies on the website are issued by Cécile Morel Interior Architecture and/or its partners. Note that the privacy policies of these partners govern the issuance and use of their own cookies on the site.

d) Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect data on the use of our website. The data collected includes information such as the number of visitors to our site, pages visited, and duration of the visit. This data is collected for analysis and to improve our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data. The information generated by the cookies is transmitted to Google and stored on their servers. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. The data collected by Google Analytics is not used to identify you personally. IP addresses are anonymized and not stored with the collected data. We have also enabled the “IP anonymization” feature in Google Analytics to ensure that your IP address is anonymized before being transmitted to Google. For more information on Google Analytics privacy practices, please visit:

e) Google Maps

We use Google Maps to display maps on our website. Using Google Maps involves transferring data such as your IP address and geographical location to Google. The data collected by Google Maps is not used to identify you personally. For more information on Google Maps privacy practices, please visit:

f) Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCaptcha to protect our website from spam and automated attacks. Google reCaptcha uses cookies and collects data such as mouse movements and clicks to verify if you are a human user or a bot. The data collected by Google reCaptcha is not used to identify you personally. For more information on Google reCaptcha privacy practices, please visit:

g) List of Cookies Used on the Website 

You will find the list of cookies used on our website on this page Cookies policy

h) How to Set Cookies?

If you want to change your cookie preferences during your browsing session, you can click on the tab [insert corresponding link] on your screen. This will redisplay the consent notice to allow you to modify your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely. Additionally, there are different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites, depending on your browser. For more information on managing and deleting cookies, you can visit

13. Social Media Plugins

Social media plugins are tools that allow users of our website to share content on social media platforms Facebook, X, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Social media plugins are easily identifiable on our website by their respective logos. When you use these plugins, the corresponding social networks may collect data about you, such as your IP address, the pages you have visited on our website, and interactions with the plugins. It is important to note that if you are logged into your social network account when using the plugin, the data collected may be used to identify you personally. The data may also be used for advertising or profiling purposes, in accordance with the social network’s privacy policies. If you do not want social networks to collect data about you when using our website, please log out of your social network account before using our social media plugins. Please note that we have no control over the privacy practices of the corresponding social networks. We recommend that you consult the privacy policy pages of the social networks for detailed information on their privacy practices. By using our website, you consent to our use of social media plugins and to the social networks collecting data about you in accordance with their privacy policies. If you do not wish to consent to these practices, please do not use our social media plugins.

14. Email Communications and Advertising Newsletters

If you wish to receive information about our services and other commercial communications such as event announcements, contests, promotions, and surveys, you can sign up for our newsletter by providing your email address. To ensure the security of your data, we use the double opt-in procedure. After filling out the registration form, you will receive a confirmation message at the email address you provided. To confirm your registration, you will need to click on the confirmation link included in the message. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe from this list” link at the bottom of each email or by contacting us directly at Please note that your unsubscription may take a few days to process. We respect your privacy and will not share your email address with third parties.

15. Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data, rectify or delete it
  • Restrict or object to the processing of your personal data
  • Withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future, to the extent that the processing is based on consent
  • Obtain a copy of your personal data (data portability right).

16. How to Exercise Your Rights

If you have concerns about how we collect, use, and protect your personal data, we encourage you to contact us at so that we can attempt to resolve your concerns.

However, if you are not satisfied with our response or believe that we are processing your personal data inappropriately or illegally, you have the right to contact the competent supervisory authority for your country of residence.

17. Links to Third-Party Websites

We provide links to other companies’ websites on our site. Please note that we are not responsible for the data protection measures applied on these external websites accessible via these links. We recommend that you inform yourself about the personal data protection policies of these external websites.

18. Changes to the Personal Data Protection Statement

Cécile Morel Interior Architecture reserves the right to modify this personal data protection statement at any time, without indicating reasons, to comply with legal requirements or protect the company’s interests.

The current version of the personal data protection statement is available on our website. 

Please review it regularly to ensure you are informed of the latest changes.