Data Protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the Federal Act on Data Protection (Datenschutzgesetz, DSG), every person has the right to privacy as well as protection against the misuse of their personal data. We shall comply with these regulations. Personal data will be strictly confidential and will not be sold or passed on to third parties.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect the databases as well as possible against third-party access, loss, misuse or counterfeiting.

When accessing our websites, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information on the operating system resp. browser. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations which help to identify trends, on the basis on which we can improve our offers accordingly.

 

Privacy policy for the usage of Facebook Plugins (Like Button)

Plugins are integrated on our pages from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook Plugins can be recognised on the Facebook logo or the “Like Button” on our page. You can find an overview of our Facebook Plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the Plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will be thereby know that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like Button” while you are logged into our Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign visiting our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as a provider of the pages, we neither receive knowledge concerning the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Facebook. You can find further information about this in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If you do not want Facebook to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

Privacy policy for the usage of Twitter

Twitter functions are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. In this case, data such as IP address, browser type, retrieved domains, visited pages, mobile providers, device and applications IDs, and search items are transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we neither receive knowledge concerning the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Twitter. Due to ongoing updates to Twitter’s privacy policy, here is the latest version: (http://twitter.com/privacy)

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings. If you have any questions, please contact privacy@twitter.com.

 

Privacy policy for the usage of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc. (“Google”) service for integrating advertisements. Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of website usage. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated using these web beacons.

Information on the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats generated by cookies and web beacons is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may pass this information on to its contracting parties. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all website functions. By using this website, you agree to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

Privacy policy for the usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of website usage through you. This information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, your Google IP address will be first shortened within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory States of the agreement on the European Economic Area.

It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your website, to compline reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. If necessary, Google will transfer this information to third parties, provided that this is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all website functions. By using this website, you agree to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

Privacy policy for the usage of Google +1

The Google +1 button enables you to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and its partners. Google stores both the information that you gave +1 for content, as well as information about the page you saw when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be viewed as a reference, along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.

Google collects information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others.

To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you used when sharing content from your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other information which identifies you.

In addition to the intended uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy (http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/). Google may publish aggregated statistics on users’ +1 activities and share these statistics with our users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.