The responsible party within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR – DSGVO), is:
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 security of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and follow the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases and possibly from unauthorized 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 the data against access by third parties is not possible.
By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing, and use of data following the following description. This website can generally be visited without registration. In the process, data such as pages or the name of the file called up, date, and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address, or e-mail address, is voluntarily collected as far as possible. Without your consent, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
Processing Of Personal Data
Personal data is any information that relates 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, particularly the storage, disclosure, acquisition, deletion, storage, modification, destruction, and use of personal data.
We process personal data following Swiss data protection law. In addition, we process personal data – insofar as and to the extent that the EU Data Protection Regulation applies – following the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 (1) DSGVO:
- a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- b) Processing personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject and the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
- c) processing of personal data to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of the EU or under any applicable statute of a country in which the GDPR applies in whole or in part.
- d) processing personal data to protect the data subject’s vital interests of another natural person.
- f) processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of third parties unless the data subject’s fundamental freedoms and rights and interests are overridden. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our business interest in providing our website, information security, the enforcement of our legal claims, and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for the period required for individual purposes or purposes. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict the processing accordingly.
This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection because the browser’s address line changes from “HTTP://” to “HTTPS://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data you transmit to us.
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
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
This website may use Google Maps for embedding maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam, and YouTube for embedding videos.
These services of the American Google LLC use, among other things, cookies and, as a result, data is transferred to Google in the USA. However, we assume that no personal tracking takes place in this context solely through our website.
Google has committed to ensuring adequate data protection following the US-European and US-Swiss Privacy Shields.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us to process the investigation and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
Suppose you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website. In that case, we require an e-mail address from you and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Google will not collect further data. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address, and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example, via the “unsubscribe link” in the newsletter.
Rights Of Data Subjects
Right Of Confirmation
Every data subject has the right to confirm whether personal data concerning them is being processed from the website operator. If you wish to exercise this right, you may, at any time, contact the Data Protection Officer.
Right To Information
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information from the operator of this website free of charge at any time. Furthermore, data may be provided about the following information, if applicable:
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data processed
- the recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- the existence of the right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or the right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards concerning the transfer.
If you would like to use this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right Of Rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to them. The data subject shall also have the right to accept, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the completion of any incomplete personal data, including through a supplementary declaration.
If you would like to use this right of correction, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right To Erasure (Right To Be Forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the immediate erasure of personal data concerning them, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data have been 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 their particular situation, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or the subject data objects to the processing in the case of direct marketing and related profiling.
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the 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 have been collected concerning information society services offered directly to a child.
Suppose one of the above reasons applies and you wish to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the operator of this website. In that case, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. 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, and the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead of the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing, but the subject requires it to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to the processing on grounds relating to their particular situation. It is not yet clear whether those of the data subject override the controller’s legitimate interests.
Suppose one of the above conditions is met. In that case, you may request the restriction of personal data stored by the operator of this website at any time by contacting our data protection officer. The data protection officer of this website will arrange the restriction of the processing.
Right To Data Portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, standard, and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transfer this data to another controller if the legal requirements are met.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain the direct transfer of personal data from one controller to another controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
To assert the right to data portability, you can contact the data protection officer appointed 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, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them.
The operator of this website shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
To exercise your right to object, you can contact the data protection officer of this website directly.
Right To Revoke A Data Protection Consent
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right to withdraw at any time any consent given for the processing of personal data.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw your consent, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material not expressly requested is a result of this prohibition. The operators of the pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
Use Of Google Maps
This website uses the offer of Google Maps. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and comfortably use the map function. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research, and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is mainly carried out (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to creating these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by Google, as well as details on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set on your computer by Google Ads. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot, therefore, be tracked across Ads customers’ websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie generates conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted into conversion tracking. Clients will learn the number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.
Suppose you do not wish to participate in the tracking. In that case, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, through a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or by setting your browser in such a way that cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com” are blocked.
Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want any measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
Use Of Google Remarketing
This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. The process is used to present website visitors within the Google advertising network with interest-based advertisements. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the website visitor’s browser, making it possible to recognize the visitor when they visit websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can be presented with advertisements related to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use Google’s remarketing function.
Use Of Google reCAPTCHA
This website uses the reCAPTCHA service of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland “Google”). The query serves to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or by automated machine processing. The query includes sending the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and used there. However, 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. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with any other data held by Google. Your data may also be sent to the USA.
The European Commission has an adequacy decision for data transfers to the USA, the “Privacy Shield.” Google participates in the “Privacy Shield” and has submitted to the requirements. By pressing the query, you consent to the processing of your data. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until revocation.
You can find more information on Google reCAPTCHA and the associated data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
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, then the Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter 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, which is 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 there under “My data”, “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 data from Google. We want to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp ();” to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is therefore immediately banned, and the personal data is deleted immediately.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted 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, compiling reports on website activity and providing 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: Disable 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 if you delete all cookies on your terminal device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e., you will have to 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 be activated separately for each browser, computer, or other end devices.
We use Google AdSense on this website. This is an advertising program of the company Google Inc. In Europe, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google AdSense allows us to display advertisements on this website that match our theme.
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. Through the integration of Google Ads, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is the possibility that Google learns your IP address and stores it.
You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:
- by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular, the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive advertisements from third parties;
- by disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com“, https://adssettings.google.com, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;
- by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;
- by permanently deactivating it in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.
The legal basis for processing your data is a balancing of interests, according to which the processing of your data described above is not opposed by any overriding interests on your part (Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO). Further information on Google Ads from Google can be found at https://ads.google.com/intl/de_DE/home/, as well as on data protection at Google in general: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at https://www.networkadvertising.org.
This website uses Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you call up our pages with Facebook plugins, you will connect your browser and the Facebook servers. In the process, data is already transferred to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not wish this data to be associated with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions, particularly the use of a comment function or clicking a “Like” or “Share” button, are also passed on to Facebook. You can find out more at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy.
This website uses the functions of Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When calling up our pages with Twitter plugins, a connection is established between your browser and the servers of Twitter. In the process, data is already transferred to Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not wish this data to be associated with your Twitter account, please log out of Twitter before visiting our site. Interactions, in particular clicking on a “re-tweet” button, are also passed on to Twitter. You can find out more at https://twitter.com/privacy.
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. As the provider of the pages, we would like to point out that we do not know the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
We use the marketing services of the social network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”) within our online offer.
This includes, for example, information on the operating system, the browser, the website you previously visited (referrer URL), which websites the user visited, which offers the user clicked on, and the date and time of your visit to our website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred pseudonymously to a LinkedIn server in the USA and stored there. LinkedIn, therefore, does not store the name or e-mail address of the respective user. Instead, the data mentioned above is only assigned to the person for whom the cookie was generated. This does not apply if the user has allowed LinkedIn to process the data without pseudonymization or has a LinkedIn account.
We use LinkedIn Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. All LinkedIn companies have adopted the standard contractual clauses to ensure that the data traffic to the USA and Singapore is necessary for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the services lawfully. We ask users for consent; the legal basis for processing is Article 6(1)(a) DSGVO. Otherwise, the legal basis for the use of LinkedIn Analytics is Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
On this website, we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which Pinterest Inc. operates, 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). When you call up a page containing such a plugin, your browser directly connects to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits log data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may contain your IP address, the address of the visited websites that also have Pinterest functions, type, and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest as well as cookies.
Further information on the purpose, scope, and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your rights in this respect and options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Pinterest’s data protection information: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
Plugins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, United Kingdom.) may be integrated on this website. You can recognize the SoundCloud plugins by the SoundCloud logo on the pages concerned.
If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our pages with your SoundCloud user account, please log out of your SoundCloud user account before activating any SoundCloud plugin content.
This website uses buttons of the Tumblr service. The provider is Tumblr, Inc, 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the Tumblr provider. When you access one of our web pages with a Tumblr button, the browser directly connects with Tumblr’s servers. We do not influence the scope of the data that Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. According to the current status, the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
External Payment Service Providers
This website uses external payment service providers through whose platforms users and we can make payment transactions. For example via
- Visa (https://www.visa.de/nutzungsbedingungen/visa-privacy-center.html)
- Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.ch/de-ch/datenschutz.html)
- American Express (https://www.americanexpress.com/de/legal/online-datenschutzerklarung.html)
- PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full)
- Bexio AG (https://www.bexio.com/de-CH/datenschutz)
- Payrexx AG (https://www.payrexx.ch/site/assets/files/2592/datenschutzerklaerung.pdf)
- Apple Pay (https://support.apple.com/de-ch/ht203027)
- Stripe (https://stripe.com/ch/privacy)
- Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/)
- Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzrichtlinie/)
- Giro pay (https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutzerklaerung) etc.
In the context of the performance of contracts, we use the payment service providers based on the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, where necessary, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. EU-DSGVO. Furthermore, we use external payment service providers based on our legitimate interests according to the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, to the extent necessary, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. EU-DSGVO to offer our users effective and secure payment options.
The data processed by the payment service providers include inventory data, such as the name and address, bank data, such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs, checksums, and the contract, totals, and recipient-related information. The information is required to complete the transactions. However, the data entered is only processed by the payment service providers and stored with them. We, as the operator, do not receive any information about (bank) account or credit card, but only lead to confirm (accept) or reject the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data may be transmitted by the payment service providers to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. In this regard, we refer to the payment service providers’ terms and conditions and data protection information.
For payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the data protection information of the respective payment service providers apply, which can be accessed within the respective website or transaction applications. We also refer to these for further information and assertion of revocation, information, and other data subject rights.
Newsletter – Mailchimp
The dispatch service provider may use the recipients’ data in pseudonymous form, i.e., without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its services, e.g., to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.
Newsletter Via WhatsApp
You can also receive our free newsletter via the instant messaging service WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a service of WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of WhatsApp Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, both hereinafter referred to as “WhatsApp”. Partial processing of user data takes place on WhatsApp servers in the USA.
However, by being certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, WhatsApp guarantees that EU data protection requirements are also met when processing data in the US. In addition, WhatsApp offers further data protection information.
To receive our newsletter via WhatsApp, you need a WhatsApp user account. You can find details about WhatsApp collects during registration in the WhatsApp mentioned above data protection information.
If you then register for our newsletter mailing via WhatsApp, the mobile phone number you entered during the registration process will be processed by WhatsApp. In addition, your IP address and the date and time of your registration will be stored. Within the scope of the different registration processes, your consent to sending the newsletter will be obtained. The content will be specifically described, and reference will be made to this data protection declaration.
The legal basis for the dispatch of the newsletter and the analysis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a.) DSGVO.
Following Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time with immediate effect. To do this, you only need to inform us of your revocation. Likewise, you can block the newsletter reception by a setting in the WhatsApp software on your terminal device.
Use Of Adobe Fonts
Use Of Fonts.com
Audio And Video Conferencing
We use audio and video conferencing services to communicate with our users and others. In particular, we can use them for audio and video conferencing, virtual meetings, and training such as webinars.
In particular, we use TEAMS, a service of the American Microsoft. Microsoft also grants the rights under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to users in Switzerland. Further information on the nature, scope, and purpose of data processing can be found in the Microsoft data protection declaration.
Functions of the “YouTube” service are integrated on this website. “YouTube” is owned by Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under the laws of Ireland with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which serves the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
Suppose you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect information about you through this website and link it to your membership information stored with Vimeo. In that case, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting it.
In addition, Vimeo calls up the Google Analytics tracker via an iFrame in which the video is called up. This is Vimeo’s tracking, to which we have no access. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. You can also control the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Amazon Affiliate Program
We are, based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, participant of the affiliate program of Amazon EU, which was designed to provide a medium for websites, through the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon, advertising fees can be earned (affiliate system). As an Amazon partner, we make qualified purchases.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or one of its affiliated or related companies.
We process our customers’ data following the data protection regulations of the federal government (Data Protection Act, DSG) and the EU-DSGVO within the scope of our contractual services.
In doing so, we process inventory data (e.g., customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text entries, etc.), contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, term), payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history), usage data and metadata (e.g., in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). Data subjects include our customers, prospective customers and their customers, users, website visitors, employees, and third parties. The purpose of the processing is the provision of contractual services, billing, and customer service. The legal basis for the processing results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contractual services), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data necessary to justify and fulfill contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required in the context of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act following the client’s instructions and the legal requirements of a commissioned processing under Art. 28 DSGVO and do not process the data for any other purposes than those specified in the order.
We delete the data after the expiry of the legal warranty and comparable obligations. The necessity of retaining the data is reviewed at irregular intervals. In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry. In the case of data disclosed to us by the client within the scope of an order, we delete the data following the order’s specifications, in principle after the end of the order.
Administration, Financial Accounting, Office Organization, Contact Management
We process data following the data protection regulations of the federal government (Data Protection Act, DSG) and the EU-DSGVO within the scope of administrative tasks and the organization of our business, financial accounting, and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners, and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lie in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e., tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our jobs, and provision of our services. The deletion of data concerning contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information specified in these processing activities.
In doing so, we disclose or transmit data to the tax authorities, advisors, such as tax consultants or auditors, and other fee offices and payment service providers.
Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, organizers, and other business partners based on our business interests, e.g., to contact them later. This data, most of which is company-related, is generally stored permanently.
Provision Of Our Services Following The Articles Of Association
We process the data of our members, supporters, interested parties, customers, or other persons following the data protection provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (DSG) and the EU-DSGVO according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, insofar as we offer contractual services to them or act within the scope of existing business relationships, e.g., towards members, or are ourselves recipients of services and benefits. In all other respects, we process the data of data subjects according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO is based on our legitimate interests, e.g., when it concerns administrative tasks or public relations.
The underlying contractual relationship determines the data processed in this context, the type, scope, purpose, and the necessity of their processing. In principle, this includes inventory and master data of the persons (e.g., name, address, etc.), as well as contact data (e.g., e-mail address, telephone, etc.), contract data (e.g., services used, content and information provided, names of contact persons) and, if we offer services or products that require payment, payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history, etc.).
We delete data that is no longer required to fulfill statutory purposes. This is determined according to the respective tasks and contractual relationships. In the case of business processing, we retain the data for as long as it may be relevant for the processing of the business, as well as concerning any warranty or liability obligations. The necessity of keeping the data is reviewed at irregular intervals. In all other respects, the statutory retention obligations apply.
Note On Data Transfer To The USA.
Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated on our website. 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 sense of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot 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 activities.
The copyright and all other rights to content, images, photos, or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or the specifically named rights holders. For the reproduction of all files, the written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance.
Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective rights holder may be liable to prosecution and possibly to 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 guarantee the completeness, correctness, and up-to-date information, 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 notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use of or access to this website is at the visitor’s own risk. The publisher, his clients, or partners are not responsible for damages, such as direct, indirect, accidental damages to be determined in advance or consequential damages, which are allegedly caused by the visit of this website and consequently assume no liability for this.
The publisher also accepts no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites accessed via external links on this website. The operators of the linked sites are exclusively responsible for their content. The publisher thus expressly distances himself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that may offend common decency.
Questions To The Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write to us by e-mail or contact the person in our organization responsible for data protection listed at the beginning of the data protection declaration directly.