Protecting the privacy of the users of our website is very important to us. Most of our content can be used without registration, however, we use industry-standard technologies to measure and improve the performance of our website and collect data for that purpose. In some instances we cooperate with external service providers. If we (or third parties on our behalf) collect and process personal data, we comply with the requirements of the Swiss Data Protection Act. In addition, without being legally obliged, we also orient ourselves according to the requirements of the EU GDPR. This data protection notice explains how we do this.
WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES?
- Visiting the Website
Our website can also be used without disclosing personal data. Our website server, though, temporarily stores information about user access. Information includes the IP address, the date and time of the access, the name and URL of the file accessed, the website from which the access is made (referrer URL), the browser used, the operating system of the computer used and the name of the user's access provider. We use this data to ensure a smooth connection setup, comfortable use of the website, evaluation of system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.
- Subscription for the News Alert
If you have subscribed to the News Alert, we will use your e-mail address to send you News Alerts. You can unsubscribe at any time (via the link in every News Alert or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition to the e-mail address required for registration, you are free to provide your name and, if applicable, a company name. Our legitimate interest to inform you about our services forms the basis of this data processing.
- Using the Contact Form
The contact form on our website gives you the opportunity to contact us. To use the contact form, you must enter your name and e-mail address. The personal data collected in this way will be deleted within 30 days of your request being processed. Your consent forms the basis of this data processing.
- Visiting our Facebook Page
- Visiting the Website
- HOW DO WE USE WEB ANALYSIS TOOLS?
- WHY DO WE USE SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG-INS?
Social media plug-ins are used on our website to facilitate recommending and sharing our articles on the social networks LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter and Facebook. Responsibility for data protection compliant operation lies with the respective providers. Data will only be transferred to the mentioned providers if you are logged in with your profile on the corresponding social network. We have neither influence nor access to cookies which are placed by providers of social networks. For this reason, reference is made to the privacy statement of the relevant provider.
- DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR DATA TO THIRD PARTIES?
We only disclose your personal data to third parties if you expressly consent, if there is a legal obligation or permission to do so, if disclosure is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or if the disclosure of data is necessary for the settlement of the terms and conditions of the contract with you.
- HOW SECURE IS YOUR DATA?
We use technical and organizational measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. When you visit our website, the SSL encryption method is used.
- WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR DATA?
You have rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, to revoke your consent and to object. If you believe that the processing of your data violates the data protection laws, you can report this to us or the relevant supervisory authority. You have the right to object to our data processing that is based on our legitimate interest or that occurs for direct marketing purposes.
- HOW CAN WE CHANGE THIS DATA PROTECTION NOTICE?
We reserve the right to change this data protection notice at any time. Changes will be published on the website. Last revision May 2018.
- WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DATA PROCESSING?
Responsible for the data processing is VISCHER Ltd., Schützengasse 1, P.O. Box 5090, 8021 Zurich.