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Data Protection

Data protection

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy set out below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the operator's contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you share it with us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e. g., internet browser, operating system, or time the page was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided free of errors. Other data may be used anonymously or pseudonymously to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice should you have further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated. This is primarily done using cookies and so-called analytics programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We shall inform you about the objection options in the privacy policy.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website 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 privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e. g., when communicating by email) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

SSL and TLS encryption

This site may use SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser address bar changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the padlock icon in your browser address bar.

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

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The website sometimes uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies, only allow cookies on an individual basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (e. g., shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure optimized, technically error-free provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e. g., cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these shall be dealt with separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. The following information is collected:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Online forms

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

The data entered in the form is, therefore, processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal notification via email will suffice. The legality of the data processing procedures carried out prior to revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

We shall retain the data you provide on the form until you request its deletion or revoke your consent for its storage, or until the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e. g., after your inquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions─in particular retention periods─remain unaffected.

 

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website may use functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that within member states of the European Union and in other states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated by Google before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated 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 the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You may block the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. You can also prevent the collection of cookie-generated data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website:

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google's privacy policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Commissioned data processing

We have concluded a commissioned data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the Swiss data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Google Analytics demographics

This website may use Google Analytics' demographics function. This allows reports containing information about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors to be created. This data comes from Google's interest-based advertising and from third-party provider visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the "Objection to data collection" section.

 

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter referred to as "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e. g., in a contact form) has been carried out by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the website visitor's behavior based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various pieces of information (e. g., IP address, time spent on the website by the website visitor, and mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

This data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website from abusive automated spying and spam.

Further information regarding Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy can be found at the following links:
https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and
https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

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

The data entered in the newsletter registration form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data and the email address, as well as its use for sending the newsletter, at any time; for example, via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. The legality of data processing procedures that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and deleted once you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e. g., email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

6. Plugins und tools

YouTube

Our website may use plugins from the YouTube site owned by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

This site may use web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This informs Google that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font may be used by your computer.

You can find further information about Google Web Fonts at
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq  
and in Google's privacy policy:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site may use the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to use the features of Google Maps, storage of your IP address is necessary. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our website and to facilitate finding the places we have mentioned on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's privacy policy:
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.