Based on article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution, the federal data protection provisions (Federal Act on Data Protection, FADP) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union, each person has the right to privacy and to protection from misuse of their personal data.
I comply with these provisions. Personal data is treated in strict confidence and neither sold nor forwarded to third parties without your consent.
1 Data Collection
All data of my website, unless stated otherwise, is stored with my hosting provider (Hostpoint AG, Neue Jonastrasse 60, 8640 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland) with whom I have concluded a data processing agreement.
When accessing this website, the following data is stored in log files:
- IP address
- date and time
- browser type and version
- operating system
- referrer URL (website from which you’re accessing from)
- service provider
This usage data, which is not directly attributable to specific persons, forms the basis for statistical evaluations, so trends can be identified with which I can improve my services accordingly.
If you send me a message via the contact form or the contact email address, all information, including the IP address of your mail server, will be sent to and stored on my mail server for processing the request.
Private messages will be stored for five (5) years and business messages will be stored for ten (10) years due to retention periods under tax and commercial law.
I will not pass this data on to third parties without your consent unless required to do so by law.
2 SSL Encryption
To protect the security of your data during transmission, I use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) via HTTPS encryption methods. The data you transmit to me cannot be read by third parties.
Cookies are small text files that websites you visit store on your computer. Most cookies are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them and allow website operators to recognise your computer again by revisiting their website.
Normally, your browser accepts cookies automatically. You can change the preference of your browser so cookies don’t get accepted at all or only with your compliance and that all cookies get deleted from your computer through your browser at any time:
By using this website, you agree that cookies are stored on your computer. You can use this website without cookies, but some functions may be potentially limited.
4 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics; a web analysis service provided by “Google” (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States), with whom I have concluded a data processing agreement.
Google will collect information to evaluate your use of this website in order to compile reports about the website activities for me and to provide additional services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Google will not link the IP address transferred by your browser as a part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the installation of cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser so that cookies don’t get accepted at all, or only with your compliance, and that all cookies get deleted from your computer through your browser at any time.
However, I point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website to the full extent.
The activated IP anonymisation in Google Analytics on this website truncates your IP address shortly after being sent to Google. Google Analytics sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP addresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 addresses to zeros in memory.
Your full IP address is therefore never stored by Google.
By using this website, you agree to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the purpose named above.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie by simply clicking on the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out
5 Google Fonts
This website uses Google Fonts; a library of free licensed fonts provided by “Google” (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States).
You have the right, at any time and free of charge, to access information about your stored personal data, its origins and recipients, and the purpose for its processing; as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data, provided that this claim does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data.
To exercise your right, please fill out and send off my contact form.