The protection of your personal data is of great concern to us. In this data protection declaration, we inform you in a transparent and comprehensible manner about what data we collect via our website and how we process it.
This is not an exhaustive description; if necessary, other data protection statements (or general terms and conditions, conditions of participation and similar documents) regulate specific matters. Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal data is neither required by law or contract nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. Failure to provide it will have no consequences. This applies only to the extent that no other information is provided in the subsequent processing operations.
According to the Swiss as well as the European Data Protection Act, personal data means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
If you initiate business contact with us by e-mail, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of processing and answering your contact request. We collect your personal data if the contact serves the implementation of pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in case of interest in purchase, preparation of an offer) or concerns a contract already concluded between you and us.
If the contact is made for other reasons, this data processing is based on our overriding legitimate interest in processing and responding to your inquiry. In this case, you have the right to object to this processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
We will only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with legal retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use.
5.1.1. Collecting and processing when using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, telephone number, place of work and position, country of origin, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of contacting you. By sending your message, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing is carried out with your consent.
You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. We will only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted unless you have consented to further processing and use.
5.2. Use of the e-mail address for sending newsletters
We use your e-mail address independently of the contract processing exclusively for our own advertising purposes for sending newsletters, provided that you have expressly consented to this with your consent. The processing takes place with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. To do so, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by notifying us. Your e-mail address will then be removed from the distribution list.
5.3. Other possible purposes of use
In addition, we process personal data of you and other persons, to the extent permitted and deemed appropriate, also for the following purposes, in which we (and sometimes third parties) have a legitimate interest corresponding to the purpose:
Offering and further developing our offers, services and websites, apps and other platforms on which we are present
− Communicating with third parties and processing their requests (e.g. applications, media inquiries)
− Advertising and marketing (including the organization of events), insofar as you have not objected to the use of your data (if we send you advertising as an existing customer of ours, you can object to this at any time, we will then put you on a blocking list against further advertising mailings)
− Market and opinion research, media monitoring
− Warranties of our operations, in particular IT, our websites, apps and other platforms
Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
Under the following web browsers, you can find out how to manage (including disable) cookies in the main browsers:
6.1. Technically necessary cookies
The following cookies can be activated with your consent:− Preference Cookies
You will find an explanation at the bottom of our website under “Cookie settings”.
You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
6.1.1. Cookies – Privacy by default
Our website is designed to protect your privacy by default. This means that we automatically apply the highest possible data protection standards without you having to make any special settings. We collect only the information that is absolutely necessary for the operation of our services and minimize the data collection to the essential. By selecting appropriate technical settings, you have control over what additional information you choose to share with us.
6.1.2. Cookies – Privacy by design
Privacy by design requires that you design your applications to, among other things, anonymize or delete data by default. The principle of “privacy by design” has been integrated into the development process of our platform. This means that we consider data privacy and security from the very beginning. Our system architecture and functionalities are designed to protect your personal data in the best possible way. We use strong encryption to secure your data, implemented access controls to prevent unauthorized access, and employ transparent processes for data handling.
We use on our website the web analytics service Google Analytics of Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the controller of your data. Accordingly, Google Ireland Limited is the company affiliated with Google that is responsible for processing your data and ensuring compliance with applicable data protection laws.
7.1.1. Purpose of processing
The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors as well as for marketing and advertising purposes. To this end, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website 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 operator. In this context, the following information may be collected, among others:
− IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible).
− date and time of the page request
− click path
− Information about the browser you are using and the device you are using (device)
− Visited pages
− Referrer URL (website from which you accessed our website)
− Location data
− Purchase activity
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. Google Analytics uses technologies such as cookies, web storage in the browser and tracking pixels that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by this about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The processing of your personal data is based on our overriding legitimate interest in the demand-oriented and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
To prevent data collection and storage by Google Analytics across devices, you can set an opt-out cookie. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. You must perform the opt-out on all systems and devices used for this to be fully effective. If you delete the opt-out cookie, requests will be sent to Google again. If you click here, you are able to set the opt-out cookie: disable Google Analytics
7.2. Plug-ins and miscellaneous
7.2.1. Use of GoogleMaps
We use the function for embedding GoogleMaps maps of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) on our website. If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the controller of your data. Accordingly, Google Ireland Limited is the company affiliated with Google that is responsible for processing your data and complying with applicable data protection laws.
The function enables the visual display of geographical information and interactive maps. In doing so, Google also collects, processes and uses data of visitors to the websites when they call up the pages in which GoogleMaps maps are integrated. Your data may also be transmitted to the USA. The processing of your personal data is based on our overriding legitimate interest in the demand-oriented and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
7.3. Use of YouTube
We use the YouTube video embedding feature of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; “YouTube”) on our website. YouTube is a company affiliated with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).
7.3.1. Purpose The function displays videos stored on YouTube in an iFrame on the website. In doing so, the option “Extended data protection mode” is activated. As a result, YouTube does not store any information about visitors to the website. Only when you watch a video is information about it transmitted to YouTube and stored there.
Your data may be transmitted to the USA.
8.1. Duration of storage of Google Analytics data
Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID with which you can be recognized during future website visits.
The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 26 months. Other data remains stored in aggregated form indefinitely.
8.2. Rights of the data subject
You are entitled to the following rights if the legal requirements are met: the right to information, to correction, to deletion, to restriction of processing, to data portability.
In addition, you have the right to object to processing and to processing for the purpose of direct marketing.
8.2.1. Right of complaint to the supervisory authority
You have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not carried out lawfully.
8.2.2. Right of objection
If the personal data processing listed here is based on our legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing at any time with effect for the future for reasons arising from your particular situation.
After the objection has been made, the processing of the data concerned will be terminated unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If personal data processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you may object to this processing at any time by notifying us. After the objection has been made, we will stop processing the data concerned for the purpose of direct marketing.
8.2.3. Do not Track
Our online offers do not recognize any so-called “Do Not Track” settings of your web browser. For further information on the “Do Not Track” functionality, please visit the help pages of your web browser.
8.2.4. Use by children
Our online offers are not directed at children under the age of 13. To the extent required by law, we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13 without the consent of their legal guardians. We collect and transmit personal data from children only to the extent permitted by law, to obtain the consent of the parent or guardian, or to protect the child.