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Privacy and Policy

Disclaimer of liability
The author accepts no liability whatsoever for the correctness, accuracy, up-to-dateness, reliability and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims against the author for damages of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to or use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection or technical faults are excluded. All offers are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently. 

Liability for links
References and links to third-party websites lie outside our area of responsibility. Any responsibility for such websites is rejected. Access to and use of such websites is at the user's own risk. 

Data protection
Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person is entitled to protection of their privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these provisions. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. When you access our website, the following data is stored in log files IP address, date, time, browser request and general information transmitted about the operating system or browser. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous analyses so that trends can be identified, which we can use to improve our services accordingly. 

We attach great importance to the transparent handling of personal data. This privacy policy provides information on what personal data we collect, for what purpose and to whom we pass it on. To ensure a high level of transparency, this privacy policy is regularly reviewed and updated.

1. which services we use
Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager
Google My Business

2. General principles

2.1 What data we collect from you and from whom we receive this data
First and foremost, we process personal data that you transmit to us or that we collect when operating our website. We may also receive personal data about you from third parties. This may include the following categories:
Personal master data (name, address, date of birth, etc.)
Contact data (mobile phone number, email address, etc.)
Financial data (e.g. account details)

Online identifiers (e.g. cookie identifiers, IP addresses)
Location and traffic data
Sound and image recordings
Particularly sensitive data (e.g. biometric data or information about your health)

2.2 Under what conditions do we process your data?
We treat your data confidentially and in accordance with the purposes set out in this privacy policy. We ensure transparent and proportionate processing.
If, in exceptional cases, we are unable to comply with these principles, data processing may still be lawful because there is a justification. In particular, the following grounds for justification may apply:
Your consent: the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
our legitimate interests, provided that your interests do not outweigh ours.

2.3 How can you withdraw your consent?
If you have given us your consent to process your personal data for specific purposes, we will process your data within the scope of this consent, unless we have another justification.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to the address given in the legal notice. Data processing that has already taken place is not affected by this.

2.4 In which cases can we pass on your data to third parties?

a. Principle
Under certain circumstances, we may need to utilise the services of third parties or affiliated companies and commission them to process your data (so-called processors). 
Categories of recipients are in particular:
Accounting, fiduciary and auditing companies;
Consultancy firms (legal advice, taxes, etc.);
IT service providers (web hosting, support, cloud services, website design, etc.);
Payment service providers;
providers of tracking, conversion and advertising services.

We ensure that these third parties and our affiliated companies comply with data protection requirements and treat your personal data confidentially.
This is important for us to not disclose your personal data to any authorities. Therefore, we try to carefully choose third-party providers for data analysis. However we cannot accept responsibility for the data usage by third-parties.

b. Visiting our social media channels
We may have embedded links to our social media channels on our website. This is visible to you in each case. If you click on the icons, you will be redirected to our social media channels.
In this case, the social media providers will be informed that you have accessed their platform from our website. The social media providers can use the data collected in this way for their own purposes. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by the providers.

c. Transfer abroad
Under certain circumstances, your personal data may be transferred to companies abroad as part of order processing. These companies are obliged to protect data to the same extent as we are. The transfer may take place worldwide.

If the level of data protection does not correspond to that in Switzerland, we will carry out a prior risk assessment and contractually ensure that the same level of protection is guaranteed as in Switzerland (e.g. by means of the new standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission or other legally prescribed measures). If our risk assessment is negative, we will take additional technical measures to protect your data. You can access the EU Commission's standard contractual clauses at the following link:

2.5 How long do we store your data?
We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-term retention obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.

2.6 How do we protect your data?
We will store your data securely and take all reasonable measures to protect your data from loss, access, misuse or alteration.
Our contractual partners and employees who have access to your data are obliged to comply with data protection regulations. In some cases, it will be necessary for us to pass on your enquiries to companies affiliated with us. Your data will also be treated confidentially in these cases.

2.7 What rights do you have?

a. Right to information
You can request information about the data we have stored about you at any time.
We may restrict or refuse to provide information or data if this conflicts with our legal obligations, our own legitimate interests, public interests or the interests of a third party.
The processing of your request is subject to the statutory processing period of 30 days. However, we may extend this period due to a high volume of enquiries, for legal or technical reasons or because we require more detailed information from you. You will be informed of the extension in good time, at least in text form.

b. Legal recourse
If you are affected by the processing of personal data, you have the right to enforce your rights in court or to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner:

2.8 Changes to the privacy policy
We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. The changes will be published on this page, you will not be informed separately.

3. Individual data processing operations

3.1 Provision of the website and creation of log files
What information do we receive and how do we use it?
When you visit our website, certain data is automatically stored on our servers or on servers of services and products that we purchase and/or have installed for the purposes of system administration, for statistical or backup purposes or for tracking purposes. This data includes::
The name of your internet service provider;
Your IP address (under certain circumstances);
the version of your browser software
the operating system of the computer used to access the URL
the date and time of access
the website from which you visit the URL
the search terms you used to find the URL.

Why are we allowed to process this data?
This data cannot be assigned to a specific person and is not merged with other data sources. The log files are stored in order to guarantee the functionality of the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This is our legitimate interest.

How can you prevent data collection?
The data is only stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, the data is deleted at the end of each session. The storage of log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website; you therefore have no option to object to this.

3.2 Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on our website, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to 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 truncated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

3.3 Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager, a service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"), to manage website tags via an interface. The Google Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not process any personal data. The service triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been carried out at domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

By using Google Tag Manager, scripts (so-called tags) can be automatically activated on our website and data can be transmitted from your browser to Google. This data may include information about your IP address, the browser you are using, the subpages of our website you have visited and other interactions during your visit to our website.

3.4 Google My Business
On our website, we use functions of Google My Business, a service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Google My Business enables companies to manage their presence on Google, including Google Search and Google Maps, and to interact with customers.

By visiting our website or interacting with our Google My Business entry, such as leaving reviews or asking questions, data, in particular your IP address and the content of your interactions, is transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers. These servers may be located in the USA or other countries.

Google uses this information to provide the services of Google My Business, to facilitate user interactions with companies and to provide us with reports and analyses about the interactions and performance of our company entry.

4.6 Vimeo
Vimeo is a service of Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Vimeo is a platform that allows users to upload, share and view videos. It also provides various tools for video producers to monetise their content and interact with their audience.

We use Vimeo to embed videos on our website and provide our visitors with high quality visual content. This may include product launches, tutorials or other content relevant to our users. By embedding Vimeo videos, our visitors can watch them directly on our website without being redirected to the Vimeo platform.

When you access a web page on our website that contains a Vimeo video, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Vimeo servers. Certain information is transmitted to Vimeo in the process. This also includes the user's IP address. Vimeo also uses cookies and similar technologies to collect information about the use of the service and to improve the user experience.
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