The responsible body in line with the data protection laws, in particular the EU General data protection regulation (GDPR), is:
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 the protection of their privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against third party access is not possible.
By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can be visited without registration. Data such as sites called up or the name of the file called up, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address are collected on a voluntary basis as far as possible. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Processing of personal data
Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, irrespective of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, deletion, saving, modification, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection regulations. Furthermore, we process personal data in accordance with the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 (1) GDPR – insofar as and to the extent that the EU GDPR is applicable:
- lit. a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- lit. b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
- lit. c) Processing of personal data to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable EU law or under any applicable law of a country in which the GDPR applies in whole or in part.
- lit. d) Processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
- lit. f) Processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject are infringed. Legitimate interests include our commercial interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for as long as is necessary for the respective purpose or purposes. In the event of longer-term storage obligations due to statutory and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.
Data protection declaration for cookies
Data protection declaration 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 us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Data protection declaration 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 used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
Services of third parties
This website uses Google Maps for embedding maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam and YouTube for embedding videos.
Google is committed to ensuring an appropriate level of data protection in accordance with the American-European and the American-Swiss Privacy Shield.
Data protection declaration for contact form
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact details you provide there are stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
Data protection declaration for newsletter data
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we require an e-mail address from you 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 is not collected. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” in the newsletter.
Rights of data subjects
Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the website operator as to whether personal data relating to data subjects is being processed. If you would like to make use of this right of confirmation, you can contact the data protection officer at any time.
Right to information
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive free information from the operator of this website at any time about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the following information may also be provided:
- the purposes of the processing
- the categories of personal data processed
- the recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed
- if possible, the planned period for which the personal data will be kept or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period
- the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of the personal data concerning them or to have the processing restricted by the controller or to object to this processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
In addition, the data subject has the right to obtain information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees relating to the transfer.
If you wish to exercise this right of information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right of rectification
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data concerning them. With regard to the purposes of the processing, the data subject also has the right to obtain the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If you wish to exercise this right of correction, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right of deletion (right to be forgotten)
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the immediate deletion of the personal data concerning them from the controller of this website if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary
- The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing
- The data subject objects to the processing for reasons arising from their particular situation and there are no legitimate overriding reasons for processing, or, in the case of direct marketing and related profiling, the data subject objects to the processing
- The personal data has been processed unlawfully
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union law or national law, to which the controller is subject
- The personal data was collected in relation to offered information society services made directly to a child
If one of the above reasons applies and you wish to have personal data stored by the operator of this website deleted, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
Right to limitation of processing
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to request the limitation of processing from the controller of this website if one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
- The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, and it is not yet clear whether the justified reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject
If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met, you can request the restriction of personal data stored by the operator of this website by contacting our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
Right to data transfer
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the personal data concerning them in a structured, common and machine-readable format. They also have the right to have this data transferred to another controller if the legal requirements are met.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transmitted directly from one controller to another controller, as far as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
To assert the right to data transfer, you can contact the data protection officer appointed by the operator of this website at any time.
Right to object
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning them at any time for reasons arising from their particular situation.
In the event of an objection, the operator of this website will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
To exercise your right to object, you can contact the data protection officer of this website directly.
Right to revoke a consent under data protection law
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke a given consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If you wish to exercise your right to revoke a given consent, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Data protection declaration for objection of advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the legal notice obligation for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information is directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising tailored to your needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google, as well as further information about your rights and settings to protect your privacy, please visit www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad served by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain sites of our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookies is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers are informed about 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 can be used to identify users personally.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie that is required for this purpose – for example, by changing your browser setting to generally disable the automatic placement of cookies or to set your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com”.
Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish that measurement data are recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you have to set the respective opt-out cookie again.
Use of Google remarketing
This website uses the remarketing feature of Google Inc. This feature is used to present interest-based ads to website visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the visitor's browser, which makes it possible to recognise the visitor when they visit websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these sites, the visitor may be presented with advertisements relating to content that the visitor has previously viewed on sites that use Google's remarketing feature.
Data protection declaration for Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the controller of data processing on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in the settings under “My data”, “Personal data”.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses. This means that IP addresses are further processed in a shortened form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you contains a personal reference, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is therefore deleted immediately.
Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address 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 the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself 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 this link: Disabling Google Analytics. Hereby a so-called opt-out cookie is stored on your data carrier, which prevents the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your end device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e. you will have to set the opt-out cookies again if you wish to continue to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are set per browser and computer/end device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other end device.
Data protection declaration for Google Ads
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. Through the integration of Google Ads, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with one of Google's services, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that Google will discover and save your IP address.
There are several ways to avoid participating in this tracking process:
- by a corresponding setting in your browser software, in particular the suppression of third-party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive advertisements from third-party providers;
- by disabling cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the “www.googleadservices.com” domain; https://adssettings.google.com, this setting is cleared when you clear your cookies;
- by disabling interest-based ads from providers that are part of the self-regulatory “About Ads” campaign via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting is cleared when you clear your cookies;
- by permanently disabling them in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome at the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called website tags via an interface and thus integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer. The Tag Manager itself, which implements the tags, does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, we refer to the following information on Google services. Guidelines for use: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
Data protection declaration for YouTube
This website incorporates features of the “YouTube” service. “YouTube” is owned by Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under the laws of Ireland, with registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which operates the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
The copyright and all other rights in the content, images, photographs or other files on the website, belong exclusively to the operator of this website or to the specifically named right holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of all files.
Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and, if necessary, damages.
All information on our website has been carefully checked. We make every effort to ensure that the information we offer is up-to-date, correct and complete. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out, which means that we cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy and currentness of information, including journalistic and editorial information. Liability claims arising from material or non-material damage caused by the use of the information provided are excluded, unless there is evidence of wilful intent or gross negligence.
The publisher can change or delete texts at his own discretion and without notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use of or access to this website is at the visitor's own risk. The publisher, its clients or partners are not responsible for damages, such as direct, indirect, accidental, pre-determined or consequential damages, which are allegedly caused by visiting this website and therefore do not assume any liability for them.
The publisher also accepts no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed via external links on this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for the content of their sites. The publisher thus expressly dissociates itself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that is contrary to public decency.
We may change 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 by e-mail or other suitable means if we update it.
Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write to us by email or directly contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.
Lucerne, 16 June 2020