The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the European general data protection regulation (GDPR), is
Rue de l'Hôpital 4
In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or forgery.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can be visited without registration. Data such as the name of viewed pages and files, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without these data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address are collected on a voluntary basis (if you contact us using the contact form). The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Personal data are all information that relates to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personally identifiable data, irrespective of the means and procedures applied, in particular, the retention, disclosure, acquisition, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personally identifiable data in accordance with the Swiss data protection law. In other respects, we process personal data - insofar and to the extent that the EU GDPR is applicable - in accordance with the following legal principless laid out in Art. 6, par. 1 of the GDPR:
- a) processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- b) processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
- c) processing of personal data necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject in the EU or in some other country in which the GDPR is entirely or partially applicable.
- d) processing of personal data necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another person.
- f) processing of personal data for the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of a third party, except where such interests are overriden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Legitimate interests include in particular our interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims, and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for the duration necessary for the purpose or purposes in question. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.
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. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser's address line.
Thanks to SSL or TLS encryption, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Data protection declaration for right to information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given on the contact page.
The contact data is published as part of website legal notice requirements. We hereby expressly prohibit the use of these contact data for the purpose of sending not-expressly-requested advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
This website uses so-called web fonts, which are 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, a standard font from your computer will be used.
This website uses features from Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you acccess our pages containing Twitter plug-ins, a connection is established between your broser and Twitter servers. Data are already being transferred to Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, these data can be linked to it. If you do not want these data to be linked to your Twitter account, please log out of Twitter before visiting our site. Interactions, especially clicking a "re-tweet" button, are also transmitted to Twitter. You can find out more at https://twitter.com/privacy.
Note concerning data transfers to the USA (United States of America)
For the sake of completeness, we would like to point out that users based in Switzerland are subject to monitoring measures by US authorities, which generally allow the storage of all personal data from Switzerland which has been transferred to the USA.
This is done without differentiation, restriction or exception on the basis of the objectives pursued and without any objective criterion that would make it possible to limit the access of the US authorities to the data and their subsequent use to very specific, strictly limited purposes that could justify both access to the data and interference associated with its use. We also draw your attention to the fact that there are no legal remedies available in the USA for data subjects from Switzerland that would allow them to gain access to the data concerning them and to obtain its correction or deletion, or that there is no effective judicial protection against general access rights of US authorities. We explicitly draw the attention of the person concerned to this legal and factual situation in order to make an appropriately informed decision to consent to the use of his or her data.
Users residing in a member state of the EU are advised that the USA does not have a sufficient level of data protection from the perspective of the European Union.
General exclusion of liability
All information on our website has been carefully checked. We make every effort to ensure that the information we offer 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 arising from material or non-material damage caused by the use of the information provided are excluded, unless there is evidence of wilful intent or gross negligence.
The publisher may change or delete texts at his own discretion and without notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use 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, accidental, pre-determined or consequential damages, which are allegedly caused by visiting this website and therefore do not assume any liability.
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 content of linked sites is the sole responsibility of their operators. The publisher therefore expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that is contrary to public decency.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer