We have created this privacy protection (Version 21.02.2019-311097232) to explain to you based on the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, which information is being collected, how it is being used and which choices you have as a visitor of this site.
Unfortunately, this explanation will sound very technical. Nevertheless, we did our best to portray the most important things as clear and easy to understand as possible.
Automatic data handling
If you visit a website, some information is automatically being created and collected . This website is no different.
If you visit our website, as you are doing right now, our web server (computer on which this website is saved) automatically saves data like
- the adress (URL) of the called up website
- Browser and browser version
- the operating system that is being used
- the adress (URL) of the previously visited website (Referrer URL)
- the host name and the IP-adress of the device, which you are using to access the page
- Date and time
in data (webserver-logfiles)
Normally, webserver-logfiles are automatically deleted after two weeks of being saved. We will not divulge your information, however we cannot exclude the possibility that your data will be viewed in case of malfeasance.
According toArticle 6 (1) f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by recording web server log files.
Rights under the Basic Data Protection Ordinance
According to the provisions of the DSGVO, you are generally entitled to the following rights:
- Right to report (Article 16 DSGVO)
- Right to cancellation (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 DSGVO)
- Right to limitation of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
- Right of notification – notification obligation in relation to rectification or erasure of personal data or limitation of processing (Article 19 DSGVO)
- Right to data transferability (Article 20 DSGVO)
- Right of objection (Article 21 DSGVO)
- Right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 DS Block Exemption Regulation)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, please contact theFederal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
TLS encryption with https
We use https to transmit data in a tap-proof manner on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article 25 (1) DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can tell by the small lock symbol in the top left corner of your browser that you are using this data transmission security and that you are using the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
A cookie is a short data package that is exchanged between a web browser and a web server, but is completely meaningless to the web browser and only becomes important for the web application, e.g. an online shop, such as the content of a virtual shopping basket.
There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies are created by our website and third-party cookies are created by other websites (such as Google Analytics).
Exemplary cookie data:
- Name: _ga
- Expiry time: 2 years
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311097232
There are three categories of cookies: cookies that are essential to ensure the basic functionality of the site, functional cookies to ensure the performance of the site, and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.
See cookie settings and delete cookies
If you want to determine which cookies have been stored in your browser, change cookie settings or delete cookies, you can find this in your browser settings:
- Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari
- Firefox: Deleting cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer
- Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome
- Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies
If you do not wish data to be stored in cookies, you can set your browser so that it informs you when cookies are set and you only allow this in individual cases. You can delete or deactivate cookies that are already on your computer at any time. The procedure for this varies depending on your browser, it is best to search the manual in Google with the search term “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word “Chrome” for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.
We use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Fonts is used without authentication and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your Google Account information will be transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google only records the use of CSS and the fonts used and stores this data securely. You can find more information on these and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311097232.
You can read which data is collected by Google and for what purpose this data is used at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
Google Maps privacy protection
We use Google Maps of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data is transferred to Google. You can read which data is collected by Google and for what purpose this data is used at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
The data controller has integrated the PIWIK/Matomo component on this website. PIWIK/Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the acquisition, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to Internet sites. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data on from which Internet page an affected person accessed an Internet page (so-called referrer), which subpages of the Internet page were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for the optimization of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The software is operated on the server of the person responsible for processing; the log files, which are sensitive under data protection law, are stored exclusively on this server.
The purpose of the PIWIK component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Among other things, the data controller uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports showing the activities on our website.
PIWIK places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. The implementation of cookies enables us to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the affected person is automatically prompted by the PIWIK component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, we gain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the affected person, which serves us among other things to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the affected person, is transferred to our server. These personal data are stored by us. We do not pass this personal data on to third parties.
The affected person can at any time prevent the implementation of cookies by our website, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the implementation of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent PIWIK from implementing a cookie on the information technology system of the affected person. In addition, a cookie already implemented by PIWIK can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the affected person has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by PIWIK relating to the use of this website and to prevent such collection. To do this, the affected person must implement an opt-out cookie under the link matomo.org/docs/privacy. If the affected person’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the affected person must again implement an opt-out cookie at matomo.org/docs/privacy.
With the implementation of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the affected person.