Privacy Policy

The responsible institution in line with the data protection laws, in particular the EU’s general data protection regulation (DSGVO), is:

GENERAL INFORMATION

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person is entitled to protection of his or her privacy and to protection against misuse of his or her personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or forgery.

We would like to point out that data transmission by the means of the internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) might face security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

By using this website, you agree to the collecting, processing, and using of data in accordance with the following description. This website can be visited without registration. Data such as pages or the names, dates and times of files are stored on the server for statistical purposes without these data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address are collected on a voluntary basis. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data are processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, irrespective of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, procurement, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in accordance with the Swiss data protection law. In addition, we process personal data - insofar and to the extent that the EU-DSGVO is applicable - in accordance with the following legal principles based on Art. 6 Para. 1 DSGVO:

  • lit. a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.
  • lit. b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
  • lit. c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
  • lit. d) processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person
  • lit. f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

We process personal data for as long as is necessary for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we will limit the processing accordingly.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR COOKIES

This website uses cookies. These are small text files to store specific information relating to the user on the user's terminal device while he or she 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 analyze the behavior of the page use, but also to make our service more user friendly. Cookies remain stored after a browser session is ended and can be retrieved when the user revisits the site. If you do not wish this, you can change the settings in your internet browser to refuse to accept cookies.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website //www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website //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.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR SSL/TLS ENCRYPTION

This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from "//" to "//" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

PRIVACY POLICY FOR SERVER LOG FILES

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR CONTACT FORM

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

PRIVACY POLICY FOR NEWSLETTER DATA

If you would like to receive the newsletter from website, we need your e-mail address 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. Further data will not be collected. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to storing the data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

USAGE OF GOOGLE MAPS

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes, and uses data via the map features. Further information about data processing by Google can be found in the Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data regarding Google products can be found here.

GOOGLE ADWORDS

This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google AdWords will place a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks an ad placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords clients. The information collected through the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for advertisers who have opted into conversion tracking. The clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you may refuse to accept cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, such as turning off automatic cookie submission or setting your browser to block cookies from the "googleleadservices.com" domain.

Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies unless you wish to record measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you will have to set the respective opt-out cookie again.

USAGE OF GOOGLE RECAPTCHA

This website uses the service reCAPTCHA of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The purpose of the query is to differentiate whether the input is made by a human being or by automated, machine processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. Your IP address will, however, be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being used. 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 to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of reCAPTCHA is not combined with other data from Google. Your data may also be transferred to the USA. For data transmissions to the USA, an adequacy decision of the European Commission, the "Privacy Shield", is in place. Google participates in the "Privacy Shield" and has submitted to the requirements. By clicking on the query, you consent to the processing of your data. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and the corresponding data protection declaration can be found at: //www.google.com/privacy/ads/".

PRIVACY POLICY FOR GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To disable Google Analytics, Google provides a browser plug-in at //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are small text files that make it possible to store specific information related to the user on the user's end device. These enable an analysis of the use of our website by Google. The information collected by the cookie about the use of our website (including your IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). If anonymization is active, Google will shorten IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which means that no conclusions can be drawn about your identity. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google observes the data protection regulations of the "Privacy Shield" agreement and is registered with the "Privacy Shield" program of the US Department of Commerce and uses the information collected to evaluate the use of our websites, to write reports for us in this regard and to provide us with other related services. You can learn more at

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USAGE OF GOOGLE WEB FONTS

This website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you click on a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at //developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google Privacy Policy: //www.google.com/policies/privacy/

PRIVACY POLICY FOR FACEBOOK

This website uses features of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you access our pages with Facebook plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and the Facebook servers. Doing so, data is being transferred to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this data to be linked to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions, in particular the use of a comment function or clicking a "like" or "share" button are also passed on to Facebook. You can find out more at //de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR TWITTER

This website uses features of Twitter, Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you access our pages with Twitter plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and the servers of Twitter. Doing so, data is being transferred to Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this data to be linked to your Twitter account, please log out of Twitter before visiting our site. Interactions, especially clicking a "Re-Tweet" button, are also transmitted to Twitter. You can find out more //twitter.com/privacy.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR INSTAGRAM

On our pages features of the service Instagram are integrated. These features are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA integrated. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our sites with your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, please see the Instagram privacy policy: //instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

PRIVACY POLICY FOR LINKEDIN

This website uses features of the LinkedIn network provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages containing LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our sites using your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to track your visit to our site to you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

Further information on this can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at: //www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

PRIVACY POLICY YOUTUBE

This website uses plugins of YouTube operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

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

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

PRIVACY POLICY FOR VIMEO

On this website plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated. Each time you access a page that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server based in the USA. Information about your visit and your IP address is stored there. Through interaction with the Vimeo plug-ins (e.g. clicking the start button), this information is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored there. The Vimeo Privacy Policy, which contains more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by Vimeo, can be found in the Vimeo Privacy Policy.

If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect information about you through this web site and link it to your membership information stored at Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this web site.

In addition, Vimeo calls up the tracker Google Analytics via an iFrame in which the video is viewed. This is Vimeo's own tracking system to which we have no access. You can stop tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link

//tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=dey

PRIVACY POLICY FOR VIMEO

On this website plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated. Each time you access a page that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server based in the USA. Information about your visit and your IP address is stored there. Through interaction with the Vimeo plug-ins (e.g. clicking the start button), this information is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored there. The Vimeo Privacy Policy, which contains more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by Vimeo, can be found in the Vimeo Privacy Policy.

If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect information about you through this web site and link it to your membership information stored at Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this web site.

In addition, Vimeo calls up the tracker Google Analytics via an iFrame in which the video is viewed. This is Vimeo's own tracking system to which we have no access. You can stop tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link

//tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=dey

COPYRIGHT

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

Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and, if necessary, damages.

CHANGES

We can adapt this data protection declaration at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website applies. If the data protection declaration is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the change in the event of an update by e-mail or in another suitable manner.

QUESTIONS TO THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the responsible person in our organization listed at the beginning of this privacy statement.