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Data protection

The operators of this website take protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially, in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy. It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. If any personal data (such as your name, address or email address) is collected by a page on our website, you always provide this data on a voluntary basis. Some of this data may be passed on to third parties, always in accordance with this privacy policy.
You should be aware that data transfer via the internet (e.g. email communication) might involve security holes. It is therefore not possible to guarantee 100% protection of your data from access by third parties.

Cookies

We use cookies on our webpages. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and cannot contain viruses. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small pieces of data saved by your browser to your computer. Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. This type of cookie is automatically deleted when you close your browser. Some other cookies remain on your machine until you delete them. We use these cookies to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
You can configure your browser to inform you when cookies are saved and only allow cookies in specific cases, disable cookies for certain cases or in general, and/or to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. If you disable cookies, certain functions on this website may not work.

Hosting provider and server logfiles

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your web browser automatically sends us. This information is saved in server logfiles. We record:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the computer requesting the page
  • Time of the request

This data cannot be associated directly with specific individuals. This data will not be aggregated with other data sources. We may review this data at a later date if there are concrete grounds to believe illegal use may have occurred. This data, like all data associated with this website, is stored with our hosting provider HEIROSOFT INTERNET SERVICE GmbH, Alpenblickstrasse 20, 8853 Lachen, Switzerland.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption to ensure security and secure data transmission for confidential content – such as enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the “https://” (instead of “http://”) and padlock symbol in your browser’s address bar. When SSL encryption is active, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry using our contact form, we will store your data from the contact form – i.e., the data you input, plus your IP address – for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. We do not pass these details to other parties without your consent.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are small pieces of data stored on your computer, used by Google Analytics to analyse how you use the website. The information about your website usage generated by the cookies is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within states that are member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. In a few exceptional cases, the untruncated IP address may be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google processes your data on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your activity on the website, compile reports about website activity and provide the website operator with other services associated with website and internet usage. The IP address communicated by your browser through Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

Browser plugin
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device through the appropriate browser settings. However, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to make full use of the functionality on our website. You can also prevent Google recording or processing the data about your use of the website provided in the cookies (including your IP address) by downloading and installing Google’s opt-out browser plugin from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can find more information about how Google Analytics manages user data in Google’s data safeguarding policy.

Contract data processing
We have a contract data processing agreement with Google and implement in full the strict requirements of the data protection authorities regarding the use of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics “Demographics” tool
This website uses the Google Analytics “Demographics” functionality. This tool may be used to compile reports that include statements about the age, gender and interests of the website users. This data originates from Google’s interest-based advertising and third-party user data. It is not possible to associate this data with any specific individual. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or entirely prevent Google Analytics from recording your data.

Google Fonts

This website uses Google Fonts. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored by Google through the use of Google Fonts. However, for technical reasons, your IP address must be transmitted to Google so that the fonts can be sent to your browser.
You can find more information from Google about Google Fonts here

Right to access, deletion, restriction

You have the right at any time and at no cost to you to access the personal data we have stored about you, its origin and recipient(s), and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. If you wish to exercise these rights, or if you have any other questions about how we handle your personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address provided in our Legal Notice.

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.