The responsible body in the sense of data protection laws, in particular the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
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In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification.
Users should be aware that data transmission on the internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can generally be visited without registration. Data such as pages accessed or names of files accessed, date and time is stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or email address is collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. No data will be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Processing of personal data
Personal data is any information that relates to a specific 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, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Furthermore, to the extent and insofar as the EU GDPR is applicable, we process personal data in accordance with the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6(1) GDPR:
- Consent (Art. 6(1) p. 1(a) GDPR) – The data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him/her for a specific purpose or purposes.
- Performance of a contract and pre-contractual measures (Art. 6(1) p. 1(b) GDPR) – Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, or for the performance of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject’s request.
- Legal obligation (Art. 6(1) p. 1(c) GDPR) – Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
- Protection of vital interests (Art. 6(1) p. 1(d) GDPR) – Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
- Legitimate interests (Art. 6(1) p. 1(f) GDPR) – Processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data.
- Application procedure as a pre-contractual or contractual relationship (Art. 9(2)(b) GDPR) – Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9(1) GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin) are requested from applicants as part of the application procedure, so that the controller or the data subject can fulfil the obligations incumbent on him/her under rights under employment law and social security and social protection law and to comply with his/her obligations in this regard, their processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9(2)(b) GDPR, in the event of protection of vital interests of the applicants or other persons pursuant to Art. 9 (2)(c) GDPR or for the purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the employee’s ability to work, for medical diagnostics, care or treatment in the health or social sector or for the management of systems and services in the health or social sector pursuant to Art. 9(2)(h) GDPR. In the event of a communication of special categories of data based on voluntary consent, their processing is based on Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR.
We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-lasting retention obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict the processing accordingly.
Relevant legal basis
We take appropriate technical and organisational steps in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as access to, input of, disclosure of, assurance of availability of and segregation of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, the deletion of data, and responses to data compromise. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technical design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
Transfer of personal data
In the course of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transferred to other bodies, companies, legally independent organisational units or persons or that it is disclosed to them. Recipients of this data may include, for example, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such cases, we comply with the legal requirements and, in particular, conclude appropriate contracts or agreements with the recipients of your data that serve to protect your data.
Data processing in third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing takes place in the context of the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transfer of data to other persons, entities or companies, this will only be done in accordance with the legal requirements.
Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transfer, we process data only in third countries with a recognised level of data protection, contractual obligation by so-called standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission, in the presence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_en).
The following cookie types and functions are distinguished:
- Temporary (also: session) cookies: temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user has left an online service and closed his/her browser.
- Permanent (also: persistent) cookies: permanent cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. Likewise, the interests of users used for reach measurement or marketing purposes can be stored in such a cookie.
- First-party cookies: first-party cookies are set by ourselves.
- Third-party cookies: third-party cookies are mainly used by advertisers to process user information.
- Necessary (also: essential or strictly necessary) cookies: cookies may be essential to the operation of a website (e.g. to store logins or other user input or for security reasons).
Storage period: unless we provide you with explicit information on the storage period of permanent cookies (e.g. in the context of a “cookie opt-in”), you should assume that the storage period can be up to two years.
- Types of data processed: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
- Data subjects: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
- Legal basis: consent (Art. 6(1) p. 1(a) GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6(1) p. 1(f) GDPR).
This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests 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 padlock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in “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 specific 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.
Google has undertaken to ensure adequate data protection in accordance with the US-European and US-Swiss Privacy Shield.
If you send us enquiries via contact form, your data from the enquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address specified and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. 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 the data, the email address and the data’s use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
Rights of data subjects
Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the website operator as to whether personal data concerning him or her is being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you may contact the data protection officer.
Right of access
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information free of charge from the operator of this website about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, information may be provided about the following, if applicable:
- The purposes of processing
- The categories of personal data processed
- The recipients to whom the personal data has 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 a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing
- The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: any available information about the origin of the data
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If you would like to make use of this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer.
Right to rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request that incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If you wish to exercise this right to rectification, you may contact our data protection officer.
Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to require the controller of this website to immediately erase the personal data concerning him or her, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary
- The data subject revokes 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/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 related profiling
- The personal data has been processed unlawfully
- The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under EU or Member State law to which the controller is subject
- The personal data has been collected in relation to services provided directly to a child by the information society
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and you wish to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the operator of this website, you can contact our data protection officer. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.
Right to restriction of 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 instead the restriction of the use of the personal data
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims
- The data subject has objected to the processing on grounds relating to his/her particular situation, and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate interests of the controller override those of the data subject
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, you can request the restriction of personal data stored by the operator of this website 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 data subject 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. He or she also has the right to have this data transferred to another controller if the legal requirements are met.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
To assert the right to data portability, you may contact the data protection officer appointed by the operator of this website.
Right of objection
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object, on grounds relating to his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.
In the event of the objection, the operator of this website shall no longer process the personal data, 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 purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
To exercise the right to object, you may directly contact the data protection officer of this website.
Right to revoke consent granted under data protection law
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke a given consent to the processing of personal data.
If you wish to exercise your right to revoke consent, you may contact our data protection officer.
The use of contact data published within the scope of the legal notice obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising material, such as via spam emails.
In order to provide services for which a charge is made, we request additional data, such as payment details, in order to be able to execute your order. We store this data in our systems until the legal retention periods have expired.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps service. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map function. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up 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 want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google, in addition to further information on your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy, are available at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Use of Google reCAPTCHA
We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter reCAPTCHA) on our websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter Google. The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether the entry of data on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a range of information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the visitor on the website or mouse pointer movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place.
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 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 service and make it more relevant to 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(1) p. 1(f) GDPR. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. It should be noted that Google Analytics on this website has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” to facilitate the anonymised collection of IP addresses. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, which means that they cannot be linked to a specific person. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is immediately excluded 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 for the purpose of evaluating 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.
In addition, you can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Disable Google Analytics. This will save an 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 end 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 therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other end device.
This website uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font
This website uses functions of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When calling up our pages with Facebook plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and the Facebook servers. This transfers data to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this data to be associated with your Facebook account, you should log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions, in particular the use of a comment function or the clicking of a Like or Share button are also passed on to Facebook. You can find out more at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy.
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into 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. Please be aware that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
We use the marketing services of the LinkedIn social network of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (LinkedIn) within our online service.
This includes information on the operating system, the browser, the website previously visited (referrer URL), the websites visited, the offers 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 does not store the name or email address of the respective user. Instead, the aforementioned data is only assigned to the person for whom the cookie was generated. This does not apply if the user has allowed LinkedIn to process without pseudonymisation or has a LinkedIn account.
We use LinkedIn Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow 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 necessary for the development, implementation and maintenance of the services takes place in a lawful manner. If we ask users for consent, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Otherwise, the legal basis for the use of LinkedIn Analytics is Art. 6(1) p. 1(f) GDPR.
Newsletter – Mailchimp
The mailing service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimise the mailing and presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the mailing service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.
Functions of the YouTube service are integrated into 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 operates the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect data about you via this website and link it to your membership data stored with Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.
In addition, Vimeo calls up the Google Analytics tracker via an iFrame in which the video is called up. This is Vimeo’s own tracking, to which we have no access. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some browsers. You can also prevent 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 under the following link:
We process data of our contractual and business partners, e.g. customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as related measures and in the context of communication with contractual (or pre-contractual) partners, e.g. to answer enquiries.
We inform the contractual partners which data is required for the aforementioned purposes before or during data collection, e.g. in online forms, by means of special marking (e.g. colours) or symbols (e.g. asterisks or similar), or in person.
We delete the data after the expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, i.e. generally after four years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, e.g. as long as it must be retained for legal archiving reasons (e.g. typically 10 years for tax purposes). We delete data disclosed to us by the contractual partner as part of an order in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.
Insofar as we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms apply in the relationship between the users and the providers.
Customer account: contractual partners can create an account within our online offer (e.g. customer or user account, “customer account” for short). If registration of a customer account is required, contractual partners will be informed of this as well as of the information required for registration. Customer accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. In the course of registration and subsequent logins and use of the customer account, we store the IP addresses of the customers along with the access times in order to be able to prove registration and prevent any misuse of the customer account.
If customers terminate their customer account, the data relating to it will be deleted, unless its retention is required for legal reasons. It is the responsibility of customers to back up their data when their customer account is terminated.
Analyses and market research: for business reasons and in order to be able to recognise market trends, wishes of contractual partners and users, we analyse the data we have on business transactions, contracts, enquiries, etc., whereby the group of persons concerned may include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.
The analyses are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research (e.g. to determine customer groups with differing characteristics). In doing so, we may, if available, take into account the profiles of registered users together with their details, e.g. on services used. The analyses serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyses with summarised, i.e. anonymised values. Furthermore, we take into account the privacy of users and process the data for analysis purposes as pseudonymously as possible and, if feasible, anonymously (e.g. as summarised data).
Shop and e-commerce: we process the data of our customers to enable them to select, purchase or order the selected products, goods and related services, as well as their payment and delivery or execution. If necessary for the execution of an order, we use service providers, in particular postal, forwarding and shipping companies, to carry out the delivery or execution to our customers. We use the services of banks and payment service providers for the processing of payment transactions. The required information is identified as such in the context of the order or comparable acquisition process and includes the information needed for delivery, or provision and billing, as well as contact information in order to be able to make any enquiries.
Agency services: we process customer data as part of our contractual services, which may include, for example, conceptual and strategic consulting, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes, handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.
The copyrights and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or to the specifically named rights holders. The prior written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained for the reproduction of any files.
Anyone committing a copyright infringement (i.e. without the consent of the respective copyright 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, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out, which means that we cannot guarantee the completeness, correctness and topicality of information, including journalistic and editorial information. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.
The publisher may change or delete texts at its own 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, its clients or partners are not responsible for damages, such as direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages allegedly caused by the visit to this website and consequently assume 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 on this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their content. The publisher thus expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that may be contrary to public morality.
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