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Data protection statement
We are subject to Swiss data protection law as well as applicable foreign data protection law, in particular that of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Commission recognises that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
1. Contact details
Responsibility for the processing of personal data:
Industrial Road 95
We point out if there are other persons responsible for the processing of personal data in individual cases.
2. Concepts and legal bases
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A data subject is a person about whom we process personal data.
Editing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, such as querying, matching, adapting, archiving, storing, retrieving, disclosing, obtaining, collecting, collecting, deleting, disclosing, arranging, organising, storing, altering, disseminating, linking, destroying and using personal data.
The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the Member States of the European Union(EU) plus the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) refers to the processing of personal data as processing of personal data.
2.2 Legal basis
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Act on Data Protection (Data Protection Act, DSG) and the Data Protection Ordinance (Data Protection Ordinance, DSV).
If and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, we process personal data in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights as well as the interests of the data subject prevail. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our interest to be able to carry out our activities and activities on a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable basis, as well as to communicate about them, to ensure information security, to protect against misuse, to enforce our own legal claims and to comply with Swiss law.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject according to the applicable law of Member States in the European Economic Area (EEA).
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a task in the public interest.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
3. Nature, extent and purpose
We process personal data that is required in order to be able to carry out our activities and activities permanently, in a 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 edge data and usage data, location data, sales data as well as contract and payment data.
We process personal data for the period that is required for the respective purpose or purposes or by law. Personal data that is no longer required to be processed will be anonymised or deleted.
We may have personal data processed by third parties. We may process personal data jointly with third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are in particular specialised providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection for such third parties.
We process personal data only with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons. Processing without consent may, for example, be permissible for the fulfilment of a contract with the data subject and for appropriate pre-contractual measures to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests, because the processing is apparent from the circumstances or after prior information.
In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily sends to us when contacting us – for example by letter post, e-mail, instant messaging, 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 similar devices. If we receive data about other persons, the persons providing such data are obliged to guarantee data protection in relation to these persons and to ensure the accuracy of such personal data.
We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly available sources or collect in the course of our activities and activities, if and insofar as such processing is permitted for legal reasons.
4. Personal data abroad
We process personal data basically in Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we may also export or transfer personal data to other countries, in particular to process or have it processed there.
We may export personal data to all states and territories on earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that the law of those countries ensures adequate data protection in accordance with Decision of the Swiss Federal Council and– insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable in accordance with Decision of the European Commission.
We may transfer personal data to countries whose laws do not provide adequate data protection, provided that data protection is provided for other reasons, in particular on the basis of standard data protection clauses or other appropriate safeguards. Exceptionally, we may export personal data to countries without adequate or appropriate data protection if the special requirements of data protection law are met, for example the express consent of the data subjects or a direct connection with the conclusion or execution of a contract. Upon request, we will gladly provide information about any warranties or provide a copy of any warranties.
5. Rights of data subjects
5.1 Claims under data protection law
We grant data subjects all rights in accordance with the applicable data protection law. Data subjects have in particular the following rights:
- Information: Data subjects may request information as to whether we process personal data about them and, if so, which personal data. Data subjects also receive the information necessary to assert their data protection claims and to ensure transparency. This includes the personal data processed as such, but also information on the purpose of processing, the retention period, any disclosure or export of data to other countries and the origin of the personal data.
- Rectification and restriction: Data subjects may correct incorrect personal data, complete incomplete data and restrict the processing of their data.
- Deletion and objection: Data subjects may have personal data deleted ("Right to be forgotten") and object to the processing of their data with effect for the future.
- Data release and transfer: Data subjects may request the release of personal data or the transfer of their data to another controller.
We may defer, restrict or refuse the exercise of the rights of data subjects to the extent permitted by law. We may inform data subjects of any conditions to be fulfilled for the exercise of their data protection rights. We may, for example, refuse access in whole or in part with reference to trade secrets or the protection of other persons. We may also, for example, refuse the deletion of personal data in whole or in part with reference to statutory retention obligations.
We may foresee costs for the exercise of rights exceptionally. We inform affected persons in advance of any costs.
We are obliged to identify data subjects who request information or assert other rights with appropriate measures. Data subjects are obliged to cooperate.
5.2 Right of complaint
Data subjects have the right to enforce their data protection claims through legal means or to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority.
The data protection supervisory authority for private managers and federal bodies in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Public Information Commissioner (EDÖB).
Data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent European Data Protection Supervisory Authority insofar as and insofar as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable.
6. Data security
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure data security appropriate to the respective risk. However, we cannot guarantee absolute data security.
Our website is accessed using transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers identify transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.
Our digital communications are subject to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion, as well as other surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot directly influence the processing of personal data by secret services, police and other security agencies.
7. Use of the Website
Cookies can be stored in the browser temporarily as "session cookies" or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. "Session cookies" are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a certain storage period. In particular, cookies make it possible to recognise a browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. However, permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.
For cookies used to measure success and reach or for advertising, a general opt-out is possible for many services via the AdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).
7.2 Server log files
We may collect the following information for each access to our website, provided that it is transmitted from 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 the amount of data transmitted, website last accessed in the same browser window (referrer or referrer).
We store such information, which may also represent personal data, in server log files. The information is necessary to provide our website permanently, user-friendly and reliably as well as to be able to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.
7.3 Tracking pixels
We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels – including those of third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. Tracking pixels can be used to record the same information as in server log files.
8. Social Media
We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to communicate with interested persons and provide information about our activities and activities. In connection with such platforms, personal data may also be processed outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
We are jointly responsible for our social media presence on Facebook including the so-called page insights – insofar as and to the extent the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – together with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Ireland). Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is part of the Meta companies (including in the USA). The page insights provide information on how visitors interact with our Facebook presence. We use page insights to provide our social media presence on Facebook in an effective and user-friendly manner.
Further information on the type, scope and purpose of data processing, information on the rights of data subjects as well as the contact details of Facebook and the data protection officer of Facebook can be found in the Data protection declaration of Facebook. We have concluded the so-called "Addition for Responsible Persons" with Facebook, in particular agreeing that Facebook is responsible for guaranteeing the rights of affected persons. For the so-called page insights, the relevant information can be found on the page "Information on page insights" including "Information on page insights data".
9. Services provided by third parties
We use the services of specialised third parties in order to be able to carry out our activities and activities in a sustainable, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services enable us, among other things, to embed functions and content on our website. In the case of such embedding, the services used at least temporarily record the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the users for technical reasons.
For necessary security, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may aggregate, anonymise or pseudonymise data in connection with our activities and activities. This includes, for example, performance or usage data in order to be able to offer the respective service.
We use in particular:
9.1 Digital Infrastructure
We use services provided by specialised third parties to enable us to use digital infrastructure required in connection with our activities and activities. This includes, for example, hosting and storage services provided by selected providers.
We use third-party services to embed maps into our website.
We use in particular:
- Google Maps including Google Maps Platform: Map service; Provider: Google; Google Maps-specific information: "How Google uses location information".
9.3 Digital audio and video content
We use services from specialised third parties to enable the direct playback of digital audio and video content such as music or podcasts.
We use in particular:
- YouTube: Video platform; Provider: Google; YouTube-specific information: "Privacy and Security Centre", "My data on YouTube".
We use third party services to incorporate documents into our website. Such documents may include, for example, forms, PDF files, presentations, spreadsheets and text documents. We may not only enable us to view, but also to edit or comment on such documents.
We use third-party services to embed selected fonts as well as icons, logos and symbols on our website.
We use in particular:
- Google Fonts: Fonts; Provider: Google; Google Fonts-specific information: "Privacy and Google Fonts", "Privacy and Data Collection".
10. Measuring success and range
We try to measure how our online offer is used. We can measure, for example, the success and reach of our activities and activities as well as the impact of third-party links to our website. However, we can also, for example, try and compare how different parts or versions 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 popular content or make improvements to our online offer.
In most cases, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individual users are stored in order to measure success and reach. In this case, IP addresses are basically shortened ("IP masking") in order to comply with the principle of data economy by means of the corresponding pseudonymisation.
In order to measure success and reach, cookies may be used and user profiles may be created. User profiles may include, for example, the individual pages visited or content viewed on our website, information about the size of the screen or browser window and the – at least approximate – location. In principle any user profiles are created exclusively in pseudonymised form and are not used to identify individual users. Individual services of third parties, with which users are registered, may at best assign the use of our online offer to the user account or user profile of the respective service.
We use in particular:
- Google Tag Manager: Integration and management of other services for the measurement of success and reach as well as other services of Google and third parties; provider: Google; Google Tag Manager-specific information: "Data collected with Google Tag Manager"; further information on data protection can be found in the individual integrated and managed services.
11. Final provisions