1. Contact addresses
Responsibility for the processing of personal data:
We specifically point out if there are other persons responsible for processing personal data in individual cases.
2. Processing of personal data
Personal data is any information relating 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, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, collection, deletion, modification, destruction and use of personal data.
2.2 Legal basis
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, such as in particular the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and the Ordinance to the Act on Federal Data Protection (FDPA).
2.3 Nature, scope and purpose
We process the personal data that is required to provide our services in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, contract and payment data.
We process personal data for the period of time required for the respective purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer necessary is anonymised or deleted. Persons whose data we process generally have the right to have their data deleted.
As a matter of principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, for example for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for corresponding pre-contractual measures, in order to protect our overriding legitimate interests, because the processing is evident from the circumstances or after prior information.
In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily and himself or herself provides to us when contacting us – for example, by letter, email, contact form, social media or telephone – or when registering for a user account. We may store such information, for example, in an address book or with comparable tools. If you transmit personal data to us via third parties, you are obliged to guarantee data protection vis-à-vis such third parties and to ensure the accuracy of such personal data.
We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly accessible sources or collect in the course of providing our services, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.
2.4 Processing of personal data by third parties, including abroad
We may have personal data processed by commissioned third parties or process it jointly with third parties and with the help of third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are in particular providers whose services we use. We also ensure appropriate data protection in relation with such third parties.
Such third parties are generally located in Switzerland and in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, such third parties may also be located in other States and territories on earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that their data protection law guarantees adequate data protection in the opinion of the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), or if adequate data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, such as through a corresponding contractual agreement, in particular on the basis of standard contractual clauses, or through a corresponding certification. Exceptionally, such a third party may be located in a country without adequate data protection, provided that the data protection requirements for that, such as the express consent of the data subject, are met.
3. Rights of data subjects
Data subjects whose personal data we process benefit of rights under Swiss data protection law. These include the right to information as well as the right to correction, deletion or blocking of the personal data processed.
Data subjects whose personal data we process have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
4. Data security
We take appropriate and suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data protection and data security in particular. However, despite such measures, the processing of personal data on the Internet can always have security gaps. We can therefore not guarantee absolute data security.
Access to our online offer takes place via transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers indicate transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.
Access to our online offer is subject – as is basically every use of the Internet – to mass surveillance without cause and without suspicion as well as other surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the European Union (EU), the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot directly influence the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police agencies and other security authorities.
5. Use of the website
Cookies can be stored temporarily in your browser as “session cookies” when you visit our website or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, they enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. Permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.
For cookies used for performance and reach measurement or for advertising, a general objection (“opt-out”) is possible for many services via the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).
5.2 Server log files
We may collect the following information for each access to our website, provided that this information is transmitted by your browser to our server infrastructure or can be determined by our web server: Date and time including time zone, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including user interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-page of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referer or referrer).
We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. The information is necessary to provide our online offer permanently, in a user-friendly and reliable manner and to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data. This may also be done by third parties or with the help of third parties.
5.3 Tracking pixel
We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels – also from third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. With pixel counters, the same information can be collected as in server log files.
6. Social media
We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to communicate with interested persons and to provide information about our offer. Personal data may also be processed outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
7. Success and reach measurement
We use services and programmes to determine how our online offering is used. For example, we may measure the success and reach of our online offering and the impact of third party links to our website. We can also, for example, test and compare how different versions of our online offer or parts of our online offer are used (“A/B test” method). Based on the results of the success and reach measurement, we can in particular correct errors, strengthen content that is particularly in demand or make improvements to our online offer.
When using services and programmes for performance and reach measurement, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individual users must be stored. IP addresses are always shortened in order to follow the principle of data economy and to improve the data protection of visitors to our website through the corresponding pseudonymization (“IP masking”).
When using services and programmes for performance and reach measurement, cookies may be used and user profiles may be created. User profiles include, for example, the pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and the – at least approximate – location. As a matter of principle, user profiles are only created pseudonymously. We do not use user profiles to identify individual visitors to our website. Individual services with which you are registered as a user may be able to assign the use of our online services to your profile with the respective service, whereby you usually have to give your consent to this assignment in advance.
We use in particular:
8. Services from third parties
We use third-party services in order to be able to provide our offer in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services are also used to embed content on our website. Such services – for example hosting and storage services, video services and payment services – require your Internet Protocol (IP) address, as such services cannot otherwise transmit the corresponding content. Such services may be located outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that adequate data protection is guaranteed.
For their own security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may also process data in connection with our offer as well as from other sources – including cookies, log files and counting pixels – in aggregated, anonymised or pseudonymised form.
8.1 Digital infrastructure
We use third-party services to provide the digital infrastructure required for our services. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from specialised providers.
We use in particular:
Infomaniak: Hosting; Provider: Infomaniak Network SA; Data protection information: “Data protection”
8.2 Social media functions and social media content
For our website, we use the option of embedding functions and content from LinkedIn with the help of plugins. We can thus enable you, for example, to use the “Share” function of LinkedIn on our website. Cookies are also used in this process. You can find more information on the page about LinkedIn plugins.
For our website, we use the option of embedding functions and content from Twitter (“Twitter for Websites”). This allows us, for example, to enable you to use the “Share” function of Twitter on our website or to display tweets within our website. Cookies are also used in this process.
8.3 Audiovisual media
We use third party services to enable the direct playback of audiovisual media such as music or videos on our website.
We use in particular:
We use third party services to embed selected fonts as well as icons, logos and symbols on our website.
We use in particular:
9. Final provisions
We have created this data protection declaration with the data protection generator of Datenschutzpartner.
We can adapt and supplement this data protection declaration at any time. We will inform about such adjustments and additions in an appropriate form, in particular by publishing the respective current data protection declaration on our website.