Data protection policy
The controller pursuant to data privacy laws, particularly the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Tel.: 41 41 784 50 10
Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and federal data protection provisions (Data Protection Act, DPA), everyone is entitled to the protection of their privacy as well as protection against the misuse of their personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy.
In collaboration with hour hosting provider (Ender Informatics GmbH), we endeavour to protect the databases against third-party access, losses, misuse and falsification as well as possible.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. in the case of communication by e-mail) may be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect your data from access by third parties.
By using this website, you declare that you agree to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. In general, this website can be used without registering. When you do so, certain data, such as the pages accessed or the name of the file accessed, the date and the time, are saved for statistical purposes. Such data cannot be assigned directly to you personally. To the extent possible, personal data, in particular, your name, address or e-mail address, are collected with your consent. The data are not shared with third parties if you do not consent to this.
Processing of personal data
Personal data include all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person whose personal data is being processed. Processing involves all handling of personal data, irrespective of the methods and procedures used, in particular, storing, disclosing, obtaining, deleting, saving, changing, destroying and using personal data.
We process personal data in compliance with Swiss data protection law. Furthermore, we process personal data – if and to the extent the EU GDPR applies – in accordance with the following legal basis in connection with Article 6(1) GDPR:
We process personal data for the period of time that is necessary for the respective purpose or the respective purposes. In the case of extended retention obligations as a result of legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we limit the processing accordingly.
Data protection notice for cookies
Data protection notice for SSL/TLS encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the transfer of confidential contents, such as requests which you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the browser address line switches from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock icon is displayed in your browser line.
If SSL or TSL encryption is activated, the data which you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Data protection notice for server log files
The website provider automatically records and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. This information consists of:
These data cannot be assigned to certain people. These data are not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to subsequently verify these data if we find clear indications of illegal use.
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 US company Google LLC use, among other things, cookies and as a result data are transferred to Google in the USA, although we assume that there is no personal tracking based solely on the use of our website.
Google has undertaken to ensure an appropriate level of data protection in accordance with the US-European and the US-Swiss Privacy Shield.
Data protection notice for the contact form
If you send us requests via the contact form, your data from the request form, including the contact data provided by you, are stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and dealing with any follow-up questions. We do not pass on these data without your consent.
Rights of data subjects
Right to confirmation
Each data subject has the right to request confirmation from the operator of the website as to whether it processes personal data related to the data subject. If you would like to assert this right to confirmation, you can contact the data protection officer for this purpose at any time.
Right of access
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information, free of charge, about the personal data stored for him or her from the operator of this website and to receive a copy of this information. In addition, information can be provided about the following:
Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information about whether personal data were transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject has, moreover, the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If you would like to assert this right of access, you can contact our data protection officer for this purpose at any time.
Right to rectification
Each of the data subjects affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the prompt rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If you would like to assert this right to rectification, you can contact our data protection officer for this purpose at any time.
Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Each of the data subjects affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay if one of the following grounds applies and to the extent that the processing is not necessary:
If one of the aforementioned grounds applies and you would like the personal data stored with the operator of this website erased, you may contact our data protection officer to have this done at any time. The data protection officer will arrange the prompt execution of the erasure request.
Right to restriction of processing
Each data subject affected by the processes has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
If one of the aforementioned grounds applies and you would like the processing of the personal data stored with the operator of this website restricted, you may contact our data protection officer to have this done at any time. The data protection officer for this website will arrange for the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
Right to data portability
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have these data transmitted to another controller where the legal prerequisites for doing so have been met.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another if this is technically feasible and if the rights and freedoms of other persons are not adversely affected.
If you would like to assert the right to data portability, you can contact the data protection officer for the operator of this website at any time.
Right to object
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, for reasons related to their personal situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her at any time.
The operator of this website no longer processes the personal data in the event of an objection unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or if processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
You can contact the data protection officer for this website at any time to exercise the right to object.
Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subjects affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If you would like to withdraw consent, you can contact our data protection officer to do so at any time.
Data protection notice for the right to object to e-mails sent for marketing purposes
An objection is hereby lodged to the use of contact data published in conjunction with the legal information obligation for the transmission of not explicitly requested marketing and information material. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited mailing of marketing information such as spam e-mails.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps offering. This allows us to integrate maps directly in the website and enable you to use the map function easily. When you visit the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs irrespective of whether or not you have a Google account and are logged into the account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be allocated directly to your account. If you do not want your data allocated to your profile, you must log out before clicking on the button. Google saves your data as a usage profile and uses it for advertising, market research and/or the need-based design of its website. In particular, such evaluations are carried out (including for users who are not logged in) to provide need-based advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to objection to the creation of such a user profile. If you choose to exercise this right, you must contact Google to do so. Further information about the purpose and scope of the data collected and the processing of it by Google, as well as your rights in this connection and the options to prevent such data collection in order to protect your privacy can be found at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Use of Google reCAPTCHA
This website uses the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland “Google”). This service is used to distinguish between queries entered by a person and those entered through automated machine processing. As part of this service the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service are sent to Google. For this purpose, your entry is sent to Google and processed further there. However, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other states that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will this information on behalf of the operator of this website to assess your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCAPTCHA will not be merged with any other data held by Google. Where necessary, your data may also be transmitted to the USA. There is an adequacy decision of the European Commission for data transmissions to the USA (the “Privacy Shield”). Google participates in the “Privacy Shield” and is subject to its requirements. By activating the query, you consent to the processing of your data. The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until its withdrawal.
Data protection notice fort Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web service of Google Ireland Limited. If the controller for the data processing on this website is outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, then the Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland are hereafter referred to as “Google”.
The statistics enable us to improve our offering and to structure it in a way that is more interesting for you, as a user. This website uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of user flows, which is carried out by means of a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your use of the website via the Google account settings under “My Data” > “Personal Data”.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. Note that this website has added the code “_anonymizeIp();” to Google Analytics in order to ensure the anonymised collection of IP addresses. As a result, IP addresses are processed in truncated form and cannot be connected with individual users. If the data collected for you makes a connection possible, the connection will be removed immediately and the personal data deleted.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: deactivate Google Analytics. Doing so will store a so-called opt-out cookie on your data carrier that prevents the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Note that if you delete all of the cookies on your end device, these opt-out cookies will be deleted as well, i.e. you will have to add the opt-out cookies again if you want to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are added for each browser and computer/end device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other end device.
Data protection notice for the use of Google Web Fonts
To ensure the uniform appearance of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google. When you access a page, your browser loads the necessary web fonts in your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
Data protection notice for YouTube
YouTube functions have been integrated in this website. YouTube is owned by Google Ireland Limited, a company registered and operated in accordance with Irish law and domiciled at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which operates the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
Information about transmitting data to the USA
Tools provided by companies based in the USA have been integrated in our website. When these tools are active they may transmit your personal data to the US servers of the respective company. Note that the USA is not considered a safe third country pursuant to EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to disclose personal data to the security authorities, and you, as the data subject, have no legal recourse to prevent such disclosures. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that the US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) will process and evaluate your personal data on US servers and store it over the long term. We have no influence over such processing activities.
The copyrights and all other rights to the content, images, photos and other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or the specially designated rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance in order to reproduce any and all files.
Anyone breaching the copyright of the respective rights holder without consent may be criminally liable and possibly subject to claims for compensation.
General exclusion of liability
All of the information on the website has been reviewed carefully. We attempt to provide information that is up to date, factually correct and complete. Nevertheless, it is not possible to rule out entirely that errors may occur. For this reason, we provide no guarantee that the information, including journalistic and editorial texts, is complete, accurate or up to date. Claims for liability as a result of material or non-material damage caused as a result of the use of the offered information are excluded, provided there is no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent culpability.
The publisher may, at its discretion and with no prior notice, change or delete texts, and it is not obliged to update the content of this website. Visitors use and/or access this website at their own risk. The publisher, its agents and partners are not responsible for damages, including direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or specific damages defined in advance, that are alleged to have been caused by visiting this website, and therefore it assumes no liability for such damages.
Nor does the publisher assume any responsibility or liability for the content or the availability of third-party websites accessed via external links on this website. The operators of such websites are solely responsible for the content of the linked pages. The publisher therefore expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant in terms of criminal or liability law or that violate standards of public decency.
We may amend this data protection policy at any time without advance notice. The most recent version of the policy, as published on our website, applies. If the data protection policy is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of changes as a result of an update by e-mail or in another suitable manner.
Questions for the data protection officer
If you have questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person at our organisation who is responsible for data protection as specified at the beginning of the data protection notice.
Steinhausen, 8 April 2021