Data protection declaration
The authority responsible under data protection legislation, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is
Based on article 13 of the Swiss Constitution and federal provisions under data protection law (data protection law, DPL), every person is entitled to protect their private sphere and protect against their personal data being misused. The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We process your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When working with our hosting providers, we strive to protect databases as much as possible from third-party access, loss, misuse or falsification.
We would like to point out that transferring data online (e.g. when communicating by email) may lead to gaps in security. It is not possible to fully protect data from access by third parties.
By using this website, you declare you agree with data being collected, processed and used according to the following description. This website can generally be visited without registration. In doing so, data such as the pages visited or the name of the files viewed and dates and times may be saved on the server for statistical purposes without this data directly relating to your person. Personal data, in particular names, addresses and email addresses, are collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. We do not forward your data to third parties without your consent.
Processing personal data
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person whose personal data is processed. Processing includes every time personal data is handled, regardless of the means and procedures applied, in particular storing, disclosing, supplying, deleting, saving, changing, destroying and using personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with the Swiss data protection law. To the extent that the GDPR applies, we also process personal data in accordance with the following legal bases in connection with article 6(1) GDPR:
a) Processing personal data with the consent of the data subject.
b) Processing personal data in order to fulfil an agreement with the data subject and to carry out the relevant pre-contractual measures.
c) Processing personal data in order to meet a legal obligation to which we are subject in accordance with, if necessary, applicable EU law or, if necessary, in accordance with the applicable law of a country in which the GDPR fully or partially applies.
d) Processing personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
f) Processing personal data in order to safeguard our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties, provided they do not outweigh the essential rights and freedoms and interests of the data subject. Legitimate interests are in particular our business interests, being able to provide our website, information security, enforcing our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for any duration required for the relevant purpose or purposes. In the event of longer storage obligations due to statutory and other obligations to which we are subject, we limit processing accordingly.
Data protection declaration for cookies
Data protection declaration for SSL encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as the requests that you send to us as website operators, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection if the browser address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and the padlock symbol appears in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Data protection declaration for server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in server log files that your browser automatically sends us. These are
- the browser type and browser version
- the operating system used
- the referral URL
- the host name of the visiting computer
- the time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to identified persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We retain the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
Where necessary, these websites use Google Maps to embed maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect against bots and spam, and YouTube and Vimeo to embed videos.
These services of the American company Google LLC use, inter alia, cookies and, as a result, data is sent to Google in the US where we assume that no personal tracking through the use of our website alone takes place in this context.
Google has undertaken to ensure an appropriate level of data protection in accordance with the American-European and American-Swiss Privacy Shield.
You can find more information on this subject in Google's data protection declaration.
Data protection declaration for contact forms
If you send us requests via contact forms, we shall save your information from the request form, including the contact information you provide, in order to process the request and in case you have any follow-up requests. We do not forward this data without your consent.
Rights of data subjects
Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to obtain confirmation from the provider of the website as to whether or not personal data concerning data subjects is being processed. If you wish to make use of this right to confirmation, you can contact the data protection officer at any time.
Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the provider of this website on the personal data concerning him/her that the provider has stored, as well as a copy of this information. Information can also be provided on the following where appropriate:
- the purposes of the processing
- the categories of personal data concerned
- the recipients to which the personal data is, or will be, disclosed
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
- the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
- Information to be provided where personal data has not been obtained from the data subject: all available information on the origin of the data
Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If you would like to make use of this right to information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at any time.
Right to rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, 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 make use of this right to rectification, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right offered by the controller of this website to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the data no longer has to be processed:
- The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed
- The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing
- The data subject objects to the processing on grounds relating to his/her particular situation and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in cases involving direct marketing and associated profiling activities
- The personal data has been unlawfully processed
- The personal data has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject
- The personal data was collected in connection with the offer of information society services directly to a child
If one of the abovementioned reasons applies and you wish to arrange for the personal data saved by the provider of this website to be erased, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer responsible for this website will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with without delay.
Right to restriction of processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
- The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of its use instead
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
- The data subject has objected to processing on grounds relating to his/her particular situation pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject
If one of the abovementioned requirements applies and you wish to arrange for the processing of personal data saved by the provider of this website to be restricted, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer responsible for this website will arrange for processing to be restricted without delay.
Right to data portability
Any person 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/she also has the right to have this personal data transmitted to another controller, provided that the statutory requirements are met.
The data subject also has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
If you wish to assert your right to data portability, you can contact the data protection officer appointed by the provider of this website at any time.
Right to object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her.
If objections are raised, the provider of this website no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If you wish to exercise your right to object, you can contact the data protection officer responsible for this website directly.
Right to revoke a declaration of consent under data protection law
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke consent he/she has granted to the processing of personal data at any time.
If you wish to assert your right of revocation, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Data protection declaration to reject advertising emails
The use of the contact information published in the context of the duty to provide a legal notice in order to send advertising and information material which has not explicitly been requested is prohibited. Website operators retain the explicit right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited advertising information, for example spam emails, being sent.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the services provided by Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the convenient map function. By visiting the website, Google is informed that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or whether you do not have a user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want the data to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to ensure user-oriented website design. These evaluations are carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide advertisements that suit your needs, and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you have to contact Google in order to exercise this right. You can find further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google, as well as information your rights in this regard and the settings that you can use to protect your privacy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de.
Use of Google Remarketing / Google Ads
This website uses the remarketing function offered by Google Inc. This function serves to provide website visitors within the Google advertising network with advertisements based on their interests. A “cookie” is saved in the website visitor’s browser, allowing the visitor to be recognised if he/she accesses websites belonging to the Google advertising network. Visitors are shown advertisements on these sites that relate to content that they previously accessed on websites using the Google remarketing function.
Data protection declaration for Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the controller responsible for data processing on this website is based outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, then the Google Analytics data is processed by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows using a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device tracking of your use in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data”.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1) sentence 1f GDPR. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” so that IP addresses can be recorded anonymously. This means that IP addresses are only processed in truncated form to eliminate the possibility of personal identification. Insofar as the data collected on you allows you to be personally identified, it is excluded immediately, meaning that the personal data is erased without delay.
The full IP address is only sent to and truncated by Google servers in the US in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has acceded to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Deactivate Google Analytics. This process involves storing an “opt-out cookie” on your data medium to prevent the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that if you delete all of the cookies on your end device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e. you will have to reactivate the opt-out cookies if you still want to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are stored for each browser and computer/end device, meaning that they need to be activated separately for each browser, computer or end device.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage what are known as website tags via an interface and thus incorporate, for example, Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our website. The Tag Manager itself, which implements the tags, does not process any personal data. With regard to the processing of personal data of users, please refer to the following information about Google services. Guidelines for use: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
Data protection declaration for YouTube
Functions of the “YouTube” service are integrated into our website. “YouTube” belongs to Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and run under Irish law that has its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which provides the services in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland.
Data protection declaration for Facebook
This website uses the functions of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, US . If you visit our website with Facebook plug-ins, a connection is made between your browser and Facebook servers. As a result, data is sent to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can therefore be linked. If you would not like any of this data to be assigned to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. Interactions, in particular the use of comment functions or clicking «like» or «share» buttons, will also forward information to Facebook. For more information, please see https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy.
Data protection declaration for LinkedIn
This website uses the functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. If you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is made to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s «recommend» button when logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as a website provider, we do not receive any information on the content of the data transferred and its use by LinkedIn. You can find more information on this subject in LinkedIn's data protection declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Data protection declaration for Vimeo
This website includes plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, US. Any time you visit a website that shows one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is made between your browser and a Vimeo server in the US, where information about your visit and your IP address is saved. By interacting with the Vimeo plug-in (e.g. by clicking on the start button), this information is also sent to Vimeo, where it is saved. You can find more information on the collection and use of your data by Vimeo in Vimeo’s data protection declaration at Vimeo data protection declaration.
If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect data about you from this website and link it to your member data saved with Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.
Moreover, Vimeo uses the Google Analytics tracker via an iFrame in which the video is viewed. This is Vimeo’s own tracking, which we do not have access to. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google provides for some internet browsers. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by Google Analytics that relate to your use of the website (including your IP address) being recorded or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Copyright and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on the website exclusively belong to the operator of this website or specially named legal holders. The written approval of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of all files.
Those who violate copyright law without the consent of the legal holder may be subject to criminal action or damages.
General exclusion of liability
All information on our website has been checked carefully. We endeavour to ensure everything on our website is up to date, accurate and complete. However, the occurrence of errors cannot be fully excluded, meaning we cannot assume any guarantee for the completeness, accuracy and currentness of information, even of a journalistic nature. Liability claims due to damage of a material or immaterial nature that was caused as a result of using the information provided are excluded unless there is demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent conduct.
The publisher may change or delete texts at its own discretion and without announcing such and is not obliged to update the content of its website. The visitor bears any risk for using or accessing this website. The publisher, its clients or partners shall not be liable for direct, indirect or accidental damages, damages specifically to be determined in advance, or subsequent damages which allegedly occurred by visiting this website and do not assume any liability for such.
Furthermore, the publisher does not assume any responsibility or liability for the content and availability of the websites of third parties that are visited via external links on this website. Only the operators of linked websites are responsible for their content. The publisher therefore expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant with regard to criminal or liability law or that breach moral standards.
We may amend this data protection declaration at any time without announcing such in advance. The up-to-date version published on our website shall be considered valid. If this data protection declaration is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you by email or otherwise of amendments if it is updated.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions on data protection, please send us an email or contact directly the person in our organisation listed as responsible for data protection at the start of the data protection declaration.
Use of SalesViewer® technology:
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.
The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.
The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.