Privacy Policy

Data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Confederation (Data Protection Act, DPA), every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. 

 

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, erasure, retention, alteration, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. If and to the extent that the EU GDPR is applicable, we also process personal data on the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 (1) GDPR:

lit. a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
lit. b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
lit. c) Processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which we are subject under the applicable law of the EU or under the applicable law of Switzerland. Applicable law of Switzerland in which the GDPR is applicable in whole, in part or not at all.
lit. d) Processing of personal data for the purpose of protecting the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
lit. f) Processing of personal data to safeguard the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject prevail. The legitimate interests include in particular our business interest in being able to provide our website, the security of information, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-term retention obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. These are small text files that enable specific information related to the user to be stored on the user's terminal device while the user is using the website. Cookies make it possible, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of the pages, to analyse behavioural patterns of page use, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly. Cookies remain stored beyond the end of a browser session and can be retrieved when you visit the site again. If you do not wish this, you should set your internet browser to refuse the acceptance of cookies.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be declared for a large number of the services, especially for tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

With SSL/TLS encryption

This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from ""http://"" to ""https://"" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
 

Third party services

This website may use Google Maps to embed maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect against bots and spam, and YouTube to embed videos.

These services of the American Google LLC use, among other things, cookies, whereby data is transferred to Google in the USA, whereby we assume that no personal tracking takes place in this context solely through the use of our website.

Google has undertaken to ensure adequate data protection in accordance with the US-European and the US-Swiss Privacy Shield.

For more information, please see Google's privacy policy.

Google Ads

This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, a cookie will be set on your computer by Google Ads. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

 

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

 

Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across Ads clients' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

 

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this - for example, by a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain ""googleleadservices.com"".

 

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want measurement data to be collected. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the data controller on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, the Google Analytics data processing will be carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as ""Google"".

 

The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in the settings there under "My data", "Personal data".

 

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code ""_anonymizeIp();"" in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses. This means that IP addresses are processed in shortened form so that they cannot be associated with a specific person. If the data collected about you can be assigned to a person, this is immediately ruled out and the personal data is immediately deleted.

 

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics.

 

In addition, you can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Deactivate Google Analytics. This will save a so-called opt-out cookie on your data carrier, which prevents the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that when you delete all cookies on your terminal device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e. you must set the opt-out cookies again if you wish to continue to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are set per browser and computer/end device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other end device.

YouTube

Functions of the "YouTube" service are integrated on this website. "YouTube" is owned by Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under the laws of Ireland with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which operates the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

 

Your legal agreement with "YouTube" consists of the terms and conditions found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/static?gl=de&template=terms&hl=de. These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and "YouTube" regarding your use of the Services. Google's Privacy Policy explains how "YouTube" treats and protects your personal data when you use the Service.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.


After you have given your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter, you can revoke this consent at any time, for example via the ""unsubscribe link"" in the newsletter.

Community and comment function

For the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, details of when the comment was created, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.

Rights of the data subject

Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the website operator as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at any time.

Right to information

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information about the data stored about him or her and a copy of this information from the operator of this website at any time and free of charge. In addition, information may be provided about the following, if applicable: The purposes of the processingCategories of personal data processedReceivers to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosedIf possible, the planned duration of the storage of the personal data or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this durationThe existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processingThe existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authorityIf the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information on the origin of the data.


In addition, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.


If you wish to make use of this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Right of rectification

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to him or her. In addition, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.


If you wish to exercise this right of rectification, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Right to erasure

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following reasons applies and the processing is no longer necessary:


The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

 

The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.


The data subject objects to the processing on grounds relating to his or her particular situation and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in the case of direct marketing and associated profiling


The personal data have been processed unlawfully


The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject 

 

The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered directly to a child


If one of the above reasons applies and you wish to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by the operator of this website, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

Right to restrict processing

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met: the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

 

The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of the use of the personal data instead.

 

The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, The data subject has objected to the processing on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate interests of the controller override those of the data subject.

 

If one of the aforementioned conditions applies, you may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer to request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning the operator of this website. The data protection officer of this website will arrange the restriction of the processing.

Right to data portability

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data relating to him or her in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, the data subject has the right to obtain the direct transfer of personal data from one controller to another controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.


To exercise the right to data portability, you may at any time contact the data protection officer designated by the operator of this website.

A right of objection

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her. The operator of this website will no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.


To exercise your right to object, you may directly contact the data protection officer of this website.

Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke a given consent to the processing of personal data at any time.


If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Copyright

The copyright and all other rights to the content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or the named rights holders. The prior written consent of the copyright holders must be obtained for the reproduction of all files.


Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and, under certain circumstances, to claims for damages.

Disclaimer

All information on our website has been carefully checked. We make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is up-to-date, correct and complete. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out, so that we cannot accept any liability for the completeness, correctness and up-to-dateness of the information, including journalistic and editorial information. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.

 

The publisher may change or delete texts at his own discretion and without prior notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use of this website or access to it is at the visitor's own risk. The publisher, its customers or partners are not responsible for damages, such as direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, allegedly caused by visiting this website and consequently do not accept any liability for such damages.

External payment service providers

This website uses external payment service providers through whose platforms users and we can conduct payment transactions. For example via:

 

 

In the context of contract fulfilment, we use the payment service providers on the basis of the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, where necessary, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. EU-DSGVO. In addition, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests under the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, where necessary, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. EU-DSGVO in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options.

 

The data processed by the payment service providers include inventory data, such as name and address, bank data, such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as contract, sum and recipient-related information. The information is needed to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered is only processed by the payment service providers and stored with them.

 

We as the operator do not receive any information about (bank) account or credit card, but only information to confirm (accept) or reject the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data is transmitted by the payment service providers to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness. In this regard, we refer to the terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers.

 

For payment transactions, the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the respective payment service providers apply, which can be accessed within the respective website or transaction applications. We also refer to these for the purpose of further information and assertion of revocation, information and other data subject rights.