Information about Data Protection
Scope of application
This data protection statement explains to users about the method, scope and purpose of collecting and using personal data.
If you would like further information about data protection, please contact our data protection officer via email.
When the user makes contact with the provider (for example through a contact form or via email), the user’s details will be stored for the purposes of dealing with the query and in case there are any follow-up questions.
Data protection / access data
Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and Swiss data protection laws (data protection law, DSG) gives everyone the right to privacy and protection from the misuse of their personal data. We comply with these provisions.
Personal data is treated with the strictest confidence and will not be sold or passed on to third parties.
Working closely with our hosting provider, we endeavor to protect our databases as much as possible from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification.
When our websites are accessed, the following data is saved in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information submitted to the operating system and browser, respectively. This usage data forms the basis for anonymous, statistical analyses to determine trends that we can then use to improve our offers, as appropriate. The provider reserves the right, however, to review the log data later if there are concrete grounds for the justified suspicion of unlawful use.
Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc.
("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”; text files that are stored on your computer and allow the website use to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, will generally be transferred by Google to and stored on a server in the USA. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google, within the member states of the European Union or other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will only transmit the full IP address to a server in the USA
and truncate it there in exceptional circumstances. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to put together reports on web activity for the website owner and to continue to deliver services connected with website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, if required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be conflated with other data held by Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. It should, however, be noted that if you do this, you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the data about you collected by Google being processed, as described above and for the purpose described above.
Data protection statement for the use of Facebook plugins (“like” button)
Plugins for the social networking site Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated into our website. You can recognize Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or “like” button on our website. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our websites, a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server is established. Facebook obtain information that you have visited our site with your IP address. When you click on the Facebook “like” button, if logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites to your Facebook profile. Facebook can then associate your visit to our sites with your user account. Please note that we, as site provider, receive no knowledge of the content of the data transferred to Facebook, nor how it is used. You can find further information about this in Facebook’s data protection statement at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our sites with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data protection statement for the use of Twitter
There are functions on our websites that are linked to Twitter. These
functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San
Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the Twitter retweet function, the websites that you have visited are linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. By doing this, data including IP address, browser type, domains requested, visited sites, cellular providers, device IDs, application IDs and search terms are transmitted to Twitter.
Please note that we, as site provider, receive no knowledge of the content of the data transferred to Twitter, or its use. As Twitter is constantly updating its data protection statement, please refer to the current version (http://twitter.com/privacy).
You can change your Twitter privacy preferences in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data protection statement for the use of Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”; text files that are stored on your computer to allow the use of the website to be analyzed. Google AdSense also uses “web beacons” (invisible graphics). Web beacons allow information such as visitor traffic to the site, to be evaluated.
Information generated by cookies and web beacons about website use (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google may pass this information on to Google’s contractual parties. Google will not, however, conflate your IP address with other stored information about you.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; It should, however, be noted that if you do this, you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to your data being collected by Google, which may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.
Data protection statement for the use of Google +1
You can use the Google +1 button to disseminate information throughout the world. You and other users receive personalized content from Google and its partners via the Google +1 button. Google stores the information that you have given +1 for some content, as well as information about the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 may be displayed as suggestions with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.
Google logs information about your +1 activities so that it can improve Google services for you and others.
To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a universally visible, public Google profile that must as a minimum contain the name chosen for that profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may be replaced with a different name that you have used for sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have access to other identifying information about you.
Google may publish summarized statistics about users’ +1 activities, or pass them onto our users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Handling personal data
Personal data, is information which helps to identify a person, and therefore information that can be led back to a person.
It includes name, email address and telephone number. But personal data also includes information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites someone views.
Personal data is only collected, used and disseminated by the provider if this is permitted by law or the users in the data gathering have given consent.
We use our newsletter to inform you about us and our offers. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you, your name to the address and information by which we can verify that you are the owner of the email address given or that the owner agrees to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data will be gathered. This information will only be used for sending out the newsletter to a third-party system and will not be passed on to third parties.
When signing-up to the newsletter, we will in addition store your IP address and the date of registration. We only store these things to use as evidence if a third party misuses an email address and signs up to receive newsletters without the authorized owner’s knowledge.
Your consent to the storing of data and your email address, and to its use to send out newsletters may be withdrawn at any time. You may withdraw consent via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by letting us know via one of the above-mentioned contact methods.
You can fully or partially deactivate the cookies in your browser settings. By deactivating cookies, not all the functions of this website will remain available to you.
Revocation, alterations, amendments and updates
The user has the right to request and find out what personal information about them has been stored, free of charge. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect information amended, to have personal data blocked or deleted, provided there is no legal obligation to retain it. Contact: email@example.com