1. Data privacy at a glance
The following advisory provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data privacy can be found in the detailed data privacy statement that follows this text.
Data capture on our website
Who is responsible for the data capture on this website?
Phone: +41 (0) 44 953 34 00
Fax: +41 (0) 44 953 34 01
How do we capture your data?
Your data will be gathered, first of all, by your giving it to us. This could involve, for example, data that you enter onto a contact form.
Other data will also be captured by our IT system automatically during visits to the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time of day you called up the page). The capture of these data takes place automatically, as soon as you access our website.
For what do we use your data?
Part of the data is gathered in order to assure an error-free deployment of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to receive, at no cost to you, information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. In addition, you have the right to demand correction, blocking or deletion of these data. In addition, you can turn to us at the address given under the Site Notice at any time for additional questions on the subject of data privacy. Furthermore, the right to complain to the responsible regulatory authorities is also available to you.
Analytical Tools and Tools of Third Party Providers
During a visit to our website, your surfing behavior will be evaluated statistically. That occurs primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior takes place, as a rule, anonymously; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you.
You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following data privacy statement.
2. General advice and required information
The operator 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 privacy provisions as well as with this data privacy statement.
If you are using this website, various personal data are being collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.
We point out that the transfer of data in the internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) can show up security gaps. Gap-free protection of your data against access by third parties is impossible.
Advice about the responsible location
The responsible position for data processing on this website is:
Phone: +41 (0) 44 953 34 00
Fax: +41 (0) 44 953 34 01
The responsible position is the natural or juristic person who decides, either by him/herself or together with others, on the purposes and means by which personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address, and other) is processed.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your expressed consent. You can revoke a previously granted consent at any time. A message by e-mail in no particular format is sufficient for this. The legality of the data processing prior to the revocation is unaffected by the revocation.
Right to complain to the responsible regulatory authorities
In the event of complaints regarding violations of data privacy protection laws, the affected party has a right to complain to the responsible regulatory authorities. The responsible regulatory authority in matters of data privacy is the state data privacy officer of the federal state in which our company has its headquarters. A list of the data privacy officials as well as their contact data can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data that we, on the basis of your consent or in fulfilling a contract, have processed automatically, delivered to you or to a third party in an established machine-readable format. To the extent you request the direct transfer of the data to a different responsible party, note that we can only succeed at this if it is technically doable.
SSL or, if necessary, TLS encryption
This page utilizes SSL or, if necessary, TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content such as, for example, orders or inquiries that you send to us as the webpage operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.
If the SSL or, as the case may be, TLS encryption has been activated, the data that you are sending to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, Blocking, Deletion
Within the framework of applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. In addition as well as with regard to additional questions on the subject of personal data, you can turn to us at any time at the address given in this Site Notice.
Objection to advertising mail
The use of contact data published in the course of the obligation to provide an imprint for sending advertising and informative material that has not been expressly requested is hereby disavowed. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unrequested transmittal of advertising, perhaps in the form of spam.
3. Data capture on our Website
The internet pages use, in part, so-called cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer nor do they contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and that your browser stores.
Our website uses so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted once your visit is over.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and can permit them only in individual cases, so that you can block acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general, and so that you can provide for automatic deletion of cookies when your browser is closed. By deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website can be reduced.
Cookies that are necessary for carrying out electronic communication operations, will be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f of the DSGVO. The website operator has a justifiable interest in the storage of cookies for the technically mistake-free and optimized deployment of his services. To the extent that other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data privacy statement.
Server Log Files
The provider of the pages collects and stores information automatically in so-called server-log files, that your browser automatically sends to us. These are:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- URL of the referring site
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of day of the server query
- IP address
A conflation of these data with other data sources will not be undertaken.
The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f of the DSGVO, which permits the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you allow queries to come to us via the contact form, your statements from the query form including the contact data you have provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. To do so, an informal e-mail to us suffices.The legality of the data processing operations that has taken place prior the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you into the contact form remains with us until you demand deletion or revoke your consent to its storage. Mandatory legal provisions, especially retention periods, remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service called “Google Analytics”. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your usage of the website. The information about your use of this website, as captured by the cookie, will be transferred, as a rule, to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f of the DSGVO. The website operator has a justifiable interest in the analysis of the user’s behavior in order to optimize his web offering as well as his advertising.
We have activated IP-anonymization on this website. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatories of the Agreement for the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Under contract to the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to assemble reports about website activities and to render further services to the website operator related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the course of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies with an appropriate setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case, you will possibly not be able to fully utilize all of the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the capture by Google of the data produced by the cookie that is related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data capture
You can prevent the capture of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt out cookie will be set that will prevent the capture of your data during future visits to this website:
More information about the treatment of user data at Google Analytics can be found in Google’s data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Contractual data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for contractual data processing and put into practice completely the strict provisions of the German data privacy authorities for the use of Google Analytics.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website is using Google AdWords. AdWords are an online advertising program belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
In the course of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. If you click on one of the advertisements provided by Google, a cookies is placed for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not provide the personal identification of the user. If the user visits particular pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user has clicked on the advertisement and was then directed to this page.
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies can be tracked via the websites by Google AdWords customers. The information captured with the help of the conversion cookies serves to create the conversion statistics for AdWords customers that have decided on conversion tracking. The customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were led on to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which the user can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this usage by simply deactivating the cookie of the Google Conversion Tracking with the user settings of your internet browser. You will then not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f of the DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both his web offering as well as his advertising.
More information on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in Google’s data privacy provisions: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can set your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placement of cookies, can permit cookies only in individual cases or in general, and can activate the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, or generally exclude them as well as automatically deleting cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website can be limited by the deactivation of cookies.
6. Plugins and Tools
This page uses the map service called Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information will, as a rule, be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offerings and to make it easy to find the places mentioned on the website. This represents a justifiable interest in the sense of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f of the DSGVO.
More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s data privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.