The controller in accordance with data protection laws, in particular the GDPR is:
ased on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Federation (Data Protection Act – DSG), each person is entitled to have their private sphere protected and to be safeguarded against misuse of his or her personal data. The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, as well as this data protection declaration.
In co-operation with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect the databases against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification as best as possible.
We wish to point out that data transfers over the Internet (for example in case of communication by email) can demonstrate security risks. It is not possible to fully protect the data against third party access.
By using this website, you are declaring your agreement to the gathering, processing and use of data in accordance with the description below. As a rule, it is possible to visit this website without registering. During this process, data such as the sites accessed and the name of the accessing file, the date and time will be saved on the server for statistical purposes without this data referring to your person directly. Personal data, in particular name, address or email address is gathered voluntarily where possible. Without your consent, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
Processing of personal data
Personal data is all information which relates to a defined or definable person. A data subject is a person whose personal data is being processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures applied, in particular the retention, disclosure, obtaining, deletion, saving, alteration, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection laws. Otherwise, where the EU-GDPR applies, we process personal data in accordance with the following legal basis in connection with Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR:
- Letter a) processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject
- Letter b) processing of personal data in order to fulfil a contract with the data subject, as well as to carry out relevant pre-contractual measures
- Letter c) processing of personal data to fulfil a legal obligations to which we are subject in accordance with applicable EU laws or in accordance with the applicable laws of a country in which the GDPR applies in full or in part
- Letter d) processing of personal data to protect vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person
- Letter f) processing of personal data in order to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of a third party, unless the basic freedoms, basic rights, and the interests of the data subject outweigh these. Legitimate interests include our commercial interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the bringing of our own claims and compliance with Swiss laws in particular.
We process personal data for as long as is necessary for the respective purpose(s). In case of longer retention duties due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict the processing accordingly.
Data protection declaration for cookies
Data protection declaration for SSL encryption
For security reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as the queries which you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and from the lock symbol in the browser line.
When SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Data protection declaration for server log files
The provider of this website automatically gathers and saves information in so-called server log files which your browser transmits to us automatically. This includes:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to carry out follow up checks to this data, should we become aware of concrete indicators of unlawful use.
Data protection declaration for contact form
Should you send us queries via the contact form, your information form the contact form, including your contact information provided therein will be saved by us in order to process the query and in case of any follow up. We do not pass this data on without your consent.
Data protection declaration for newsletter data
Should you wish to subscribe to the newsletter which is offered on this website, we require an email address from you, as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the holder of the email address which has been provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be gathered. We only use this data in order to send the information which has been requested and we do not pass this on to third parties.
The consent to the saving of the data, the email address and its use for the sending of the newsletter can be revoked by you at any time, for example via the “cancellation” link in the newsletter.
Data protection declaration in relation to the right of information, erasure and blocking
At all times, you have the right to receive free-of-charge information concerning your saved personal data, its origin and recipient(s) and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to have this data rectified, blocked or erased. For this purpose and should you have any other queries concerning personal data, you can get in touch with us via the address stated in the legal notice.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API in order to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also gathers, processes and uses data concerning the use of the maps function by the visitor. More detailed information concerning the data processing by Google can be found in the data protection notices of Google. There, you can also alter your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.
Detailed instructions for administering your data in connection with Google products can be found here..
Data protection declaration for Google Analytics
External payment service providers
This website uses external payment service providers, via whose platforms both the users and ourselves can carry out payment transactions. For example through:
- PostFinance (https://www.postfinance.ch/de/detail/rechtliches-barrierefreiheit.html)
- Visa (https://www.visa.de/nutzungsbedingungen/visa-privacy-center.html)
- Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.ch/de-ch/datenschutz.html)
- American Express (https://www.americanexpress.com/de/content/privacy-policy-statement.html)
- Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full)
- Bexio AG (https://www.bexio.com/de-CH/datenschutz)
- Payrexx AG (https://www.payrexx.ch/site/assets/files/2592/datenschutzerklaerung.pdf)
- Apple Pay (https://support.apple.com/de-ch/ht203027)
- Stripe (https://stripe.com/ch/privacy)
- Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/)
- Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzrichtlinie/)
- Giropay (https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutz-agb/) etc.
Within the framework of the fulfilment of contracts, we use the payment service providers in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, where necessary, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b) GDPR. Otherwise, we use external payment service providers in accordance with our legitimate interests under the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, where necessary, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR in order to provide our users with effective and secure payment facilities.
The data processed by the payment service providers includes core data, such as name and address, bank details (account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TAN’s and checksums, as well as the contractual information, sum paid and recipient information. The information is necessary in order to carry out the transactions. The entered data is only processed by the payment service provider and is saved by it. We as the operator are not informed of the (bank) account or credit card. Rather, we are only told if the payment has been confirmed (accepted) or rejected. In certain cases, the data may be passed on to credit agencies by the payment service provider. The purpose of this transfer is to carry out an identity and creditworthiness check. In this respect, we refer to the general terms and conditions of business and data protection notices of the payment service provider.
The terms and conditions of business and the data protection notices of the respective payment service provider apply to payment transactions. These can be accessed on the respective website and in the transaction applications. We also refer to these for the purpose of additional information and in order to claim rights of revocation, information other rights of the data subject.
Newsletter – Mailchimp
The sending of the newsletter takes place by means of the sending provider “Mailchimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The data protection provisions of the sending provider can be viewed here The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Treaty and, as a result, provides a guarantee that the European level of data protection will be complied with(PrivacyShield). The sending provider is used in accordance with our legitimate interest under Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Sentence 1 GDPR.
The sending provider can use the data of the recipients in the form of a pseudonym, ie without any assignment to a user in order to optimise or improve its own services, for example for technical optimisation of the sending and the display of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However the sending provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients in order to contact them itself or in order to pass the data on to third parties.
General exclusion of liability
All information provided in our Internet service is checked carefully. We endeavour to keep the information which we provide up-to-date, to make sure its contents are correct and to provide it in a complete form. However, it cannot be fully excluded that errors may arise, whereby we cannot provide any guarantee in relation to the completeness, correctness and up-to-dateness of information, also of a journalistic-editorial nature. Liability claims for tangible or intangible losses which have been caused by the provided information are excluded, unless intentional or grossly negligent fault is present.
The issuer can alter or delete texts according to its own discretion and without prior notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use of this website and accessing it takes place at the user’s own risk. The issuer, its clients or partners are not responsible for losses, such as direct and indirect losses, losses by chance, losses to be determined in concrete terms in advance or consequential losses which were allegedly incurred due to visiting this website and as a result, cannot assume any liability for these.
The issuer also cannot assume any responsibility and liability for the content and availability of third party websites which can be reached via external links on this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their contents. The issuer is hereby expressly distancing itself from all third party content which may of a criminal nature or incur liability or which breaches common decency.
We can adjust this data protection declaration at any time without prior notification. The respective version which is published on our website applies. Should the data protection declaration be part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the changes in the form of an update by email or another suitable means of communication.
Questions for the data protection officer
Should you have any questions concerning data protection, please send us an email or contact the responsible persons for data protection at our organisation who are listed at the start of the data protection declaration.