Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification.
We want to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Using this website, you agree to data collection, processing and use as described below. This website can generally be visited without registration. Data such as pages accessed or names of files accessed, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to your person. As personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done voluntarily as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Processing of personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, erasure, retention, alteration, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. If and to the extent that the EU GDPR is applicable, we also process personal data on the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 (1) GDPR:
- lit. a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- lit. b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
- lit. c) Processing of personal data for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject under applicable EU law or under the applicable law of a country in which the GDPR applies in whole or in part.
- lit. d) Processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
- lit. f) Processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject override these.
The legitimate interests include, in particular, our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
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.
A general objection to using cookies for online marketing purposes can be declared for many of the services, especially for tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, cookies can be stored by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that not all functions of this online offer can be used in this case.
With ssl/tls encryption
This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “”http://”” to “”https://”” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of clear indications of illegal use.
third party services
This website may use Google Maps to embed maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect against bots and spam and YouTube to embed videos.
These services of the American Google LLC use, among other things, cookies, whereby data is transferred to Google in the USA. We assume that no personal tracking takes place in this context solely through our website.
Google has ensured adequate data protection through the US-European and the US-Swiss Privacy Shield.
Storage of the IP address
Rights of the data subject
Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the website operator on whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at any time.
Right of access
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information about the data stored about them and a copy of this information from the operator of this website at any time and free of charge. In addition, information may be provided about the following, if applicable: The purposes of the processing categories of personal data processed receives to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed possible, the planned duration of the storage of the personal data, or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information about the origin of the data.
In addition, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards concerning the transfer.
You can contact our data protection officer anytime if you wish to use this right to information.
Right of rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. In addition, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request that incomplete personal data be completed, including using a supplementary declaration.
You may contact our Data Protection Officer anytime if you wish to exercise this right to rectification.
Right to erasure
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies, and the processing is no longer necessary:
- Personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
- The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing in the case of direct marketing and associated profiling
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully
- The erasure of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject
- The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered directly to a child.
Suppose one of the above reasons applies and you wish to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by the operator of this website. In that case, you can contact our data protection officer anytime. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
Right to restrict processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met: the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful. The data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of the use of the personal data instead.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the processing, but the data subject requires it for the assertion.
The data subject has objected to the processing on grounds relating to their particular situation, and it is not yet clear whether the controller’s legitimate interests override those of the data subject.
If one of the conditions above applies, you may contact our Data Protection Officer at any time to request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning the operator of this website. This website’s data protection officer will arrange the processing restriction.
Right to data protability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
To exercise the right to data portability, you may contact the Data Protection Officer designated by the operator of this website at any time.
Right to object
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them.
The operator of this website will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
To exercise your right to object, you may contact this website’s Data Protection Officer.
Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke a given consent to processing personal data at any time.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent, you may contact our data protection officer at any time.
The copyright holders’ prior written consent must be obtained to reproduce any files. Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and, under certain circumstances, to claims for damages.
All information on our website has been carefully checked. We make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is up-to-date, correct and complete. Nevertheless, errors cannot be completely ruled out, so we cannot accept any liability for the information’s completeness, correctness and up-to-dateness, including journalistic and editorial info. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.
The publisher may change or delete texts at his discretion and without prior notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use of this website or access to it is at the visitor’s own risk. The publisher, its customers or partners are not responsible for any damages, such as direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, allegedly caused by visiting this website and, consequently, assumes no liability for such damages.
The publisher also accepts no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed via external links from this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their content. Therefore, the publisher distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that may offend common decency.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the data controller on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Analytics data processing will be done by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are referred to as “Google”.
The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows carried out via a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in the settings under “My data” and “Personal data”.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We want to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses. This means that IP addresses are processed in shortened form so they cannot be associated with a specific person. If the data collected about you can be assigned to a person, this is immediately ruled out, and the personal data is deleted immediately.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
In addition, you can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Deactivate Google Analytics. This will save a so-called opt-out cookie on your data carrier, which prevents the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that when you delete all cookies on your terminal device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e. you must set the opt-out cookies again if you wish to continue to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are set per browser and computer/end device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other end devices.
Data transfer to the USA
Our website includes tools from companies based in the USA. If these tools are active, your data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies.
We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in the EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you, as a data subject, taking legal action against this.
It can, therefore, not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We do not influence these processing operations.
The author does not guarantee the information’s correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and completeness.
Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.
All offers are subject to change. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without a separate announcement or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.