Data Privacy Provisions.


These data privacy provisions inform users about the nature, scope and purposes of collecting and using personal data by the responsible provider, This AG, Widnauerstrasse 1, 9435 Heerbrugg, Switzerland, phone: +41 71 544 08 70, e-mail:, on this website.

Access data/server log files.

The website provider automatically collects and stores information automatically transmitted to us by your browser in server log files. Access data includes:
• Name of the accessed website
• Date and time of retrieval
• Amount of data transferred
• Notification of successful retrieval
• Browser type and version the user's operating system
• The user's operating system
• Referrer URL (the URL referring to our website, e.g. Google search)
• IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical analyses for the purposes of operation, security and optimisation of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data subsequently if specific indications give rise to justified suspicion of illegal use.

Handling of personal data.

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes your name, email address or telephone number. However, also information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites have been viewed by a person is considered as personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if the law permits or if the user consents to the data collection.

Protection of personal data.

We have taken technical and organisational safety measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. Our safety measures are continuously revised and improved in line with technological developments.

If you use a service on our website, your personal data will be communicated to us. To prevent these from being misused, we encrypt them with the SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer). The SSL procedure is currently the most common and most secure data transmission procedure on the Internet.

How does the SSL procedure work?
The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure protects data that a customer sends to a company's server via the Internet. SSL provides triple protection:
• Your entries submitted are encrypted.
• It is made sure that the form is only sent back to the server on which it has been accessed.
• The system checks whether the data reaches its respective recipient completely and intact.
SSL is used whenever you see a small (usually green) lock in the bottom left-hand corner of your browser's status bar on your screen.

Dealing with contact requests.

When contacting us via our contact form, the contacting user's details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Handling newsletter data.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter.

Use of third party services and content.

It may happen that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites are integrated into this online offer. This always means that the providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as ‘third party providers’) are aware of the users' IP addresses. The reason is that without the IP address, these providers could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for displaying this content. We make every effort to use only such contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of their contents. However, we have no influence on whether the third party providers will store your IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. We will inform users as far as we are aware of such uses.

Use of cookies.

We use ‘cookies’ on various pages to make your visit to our website enjoyable and to enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, PC). Some of the cookies used are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (called ‘session cookies’, e.g. are you logged in?). Other cookies remain on your device and allow your browser to be recognized on your next visit (called ‘persistent cookies’, e.g. the storage of your login data on request). You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to decide whether to accept them. Hereby we point out to you that the range of functions and the comfort of use can be limited without cookies. For more information, click here.

Use of Google Analytics.

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You may deny the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Use of web fonts.

This website uses external fonts, including Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). These web fonts are integrated by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This call transfers data to the server showing which of our website pages you have visited. Google also stores the IP address of the browser of the visitor’s terminal device. Further information can be found in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here:

Use of Twitter social plugins.

Our pages include functions of the Twitter service. Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, provides these functions. By using Twitter and the ‘Re-Tweet’ function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter's privacy policy at
You may change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at

Use of Facebook social plugins.

We use social plugins from, operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the ‘Facebook Social Plugin’ tag. Data exchange is explicitly not initiated by clicking the like button but already by the code provided by Facebook on These data are not bundled and cannot be viewed or changed by the site operator. Details on how Facebook handles your personal data can be found in Facebook's privacy policy:

Use of Google Plus social plugins.

We use the Google ‘+1’ button. When a user accesses a page of this website and activates the Google ‘+1’ button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the ‘+1’ button is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website. We have no control over the amount of data Google collects using this button. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information:

Use of Hotjar.

We use Hotjar, an analysis and feedback tool that uses heat mapping and recording to analyse user behaviour. Information on which data is specifically collected can be found in the provider's data protection information:

Use of etracker.

We use the technology of etracker GmbH (, Erste Brunnenstrasse 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. Data is collected and stored in this way from which user profiles are created to which pseudonyms are assigned. These usage profiles are used to analyse visitor behaviour and, based on this information, to improve and design our offer in line with demand. Cookies may be used for this purpose. The pseudonymised user profiles are not pooled with personal data of the pseudonym’s assignee without the assignee’s express consent to be given separately. You may object to the collection and storage of data at any time with future effect by clicking this link.
After your objection, an opt-out cookie is stored on your mobile device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

Earmarked use of data.

We observe the principle of data use for a specific purpose and only collect, process and store your personal data for the purposes for which you have provided it to us. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent unless required to provide the service or to execute the contract. Also, the forwarding to state institutions and authorities entitled to information will only be effected within the scope of the statutory duties to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

We also take internal data privacy very seriously. We have obliged our staff and the service companies commissioned by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with data privacy regulations.

Right of information and revocation.

You may receive information about your data stored by us free of charge at any time without stating any reasons. You may at any time have your data collected from us blocked, corrected or deleted and object to the anonymised or pseudonymised collection and storage of data for the purpose of optimising our website. You may also revoke your consent to the collection and use of your data at any time without giving any reasons. To do so, please contact We will be happy to answer any further questions arising with regard to our privacy policy and the processing of your personal data. Please note that data privacy regulations and practices regarding data protection, e.g. at Google, may change at any time. It is therefore advisable and necessary to stay informed about recent changes in legal regulations and the practice of companies like Google.


Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to be at your disposal regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this privacy policy has not answered, please contact us via e-mail at