Data Privacy Statement

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously!
They treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.
The use of this website is generally possible without providing personal information.
However, if personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, it is done if possible, on a voluntary basis. This data is partially passed on to third parties in accordance with this privacy statement.
Please note that data transmission over the internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data from third parties is not possible.




Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies, they serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. They do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses! Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies. You can allow cookies in certain cases or exclude them in general, and you can enable automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


Contact and Registration

Forms If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, the contact details you provided there, including the IP address, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. This data will not be shared without your consent.


Hosting Provider & Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is:

  • the IP address and host name of the requesting computer 
  • the date and time of access 
  • the website from which the access was made (referrer URL), if applicable, with the search term used 
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file 
  • the status code (for example: error message) 
  • the operating system on your computer 
  • the browser you are using (type, version, and language) 
  • the transmission protocol used (e.g., HTTP / 1.1) and 
  • if applicable, your user name from a registration / authentication 
  • mobile device type


This information is not directly attributable to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not take place. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use. The collecting and processing of this data is for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (connection establishment), to ensure the long-term security and stability of the system, to optimize our website, and for internal statistical purposes. Herein lies our legitimate interest in the processing of data within the scope of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
This information as well as all data on this website are stored by our hosting provider ZT Medien AG, Henzmannstrasse 20, 4800 Zofingen with technical support by Alogis AG, Industirestrasse 3, 4805 Brittnau, whose data privacy statement can be found here.


Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files stored on your computer that allow the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


IP Anonymization

The IP anonymization function is activated on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement of the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent 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 website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.


Browser Plug-in

You can prevent the storage by cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en


Demographics in Google Analytics

This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this feature at any time via the display settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Objection to Data Collection".


Google Fonts

Google Fonts are used on this website. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored by Google. For technical reasons, however, your IP address must be sent to Google so that the fonts can be transmitted to your browser. More information about Google Fonts can be found here.


YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. This YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you’ve visited. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Statement at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy


Note about Data Transfer to the USA

For the sake of completeness, we would like to point out to users domiciled in Switzerland that there are surveillance measures allowed in the USA by US authorities, which generally require the storage of all personal data of everyone whose data was transferred from Switzerland to the USA. This is done without any differentiation, limitation or exception, and without an objective criterion that would limit the US authorities' access to the data and its subsequent use to very specific, strictly limited purposes, to justify access to this data as well as to interfere with their use. Furthermore, we would like to point out that in the USA there are no legal remedies available for the persons concerned from Switzerland which would allow them to obtain access to the data or to obtain their rectification or deletion. There is no effective legal protection against general access rights of US authorities. We explicitly inform the person concerned about this legal and factual situation in order for them to make a correspondingly informed decision to consent to the use of his data.
Users residing in EU member states, please note that, from the point of view of the European Union, the US does not have sufficient data protection levels due among other things to the issues mentioned in this section. Since recipients of data (such as Google) are based in the US, we will either be governed by contractual arrangements with these companies or by ascertain that the certification of such companies under the EU or Swiss-US -Privacy Shield to ensure that your data is protected at a reasonable level by our partners.


Storage of Data

We only retain personal information for as long as is necessary to use the above mentioned tracking and analysis services as well as any further processing within the scope of our legitimate interest. Contract data is kept longer, as it is mandated by statutory retention requirements. Retention requirements that oblige us to keep data arise from accounting and tax regulations. According to these regulations, business communication, closed contracts and accounting documents must be kept for up to 10 years. As soon as we no longer need this data to carry out the services for you, the data will be blocked. This means that the data may then only be used for accounting and tax purposes.


Data Security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your stored personal data against manipulation, partial or complete loss, and against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. You should always treat your access data confidentially and close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer with others.
We also take corporate privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been sworn to secrecy and to comply with our data protection regulations.


Right to Information, Cancellation, Blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data, please contact us at the address given in the imprint.


Right to Complain to a Data Protection Supervisory Authority

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority at any time.


Dated 10/2018, subject to change without notice.