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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
Use of web fonts.
Use of Twitter social plugins.
You may change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings
Use of Facebook social plugins.
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: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=en
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: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy
Use of etracker.
We use the technology of etracker GmbH (https://www.etracker.com/), 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.