Responsible for the Website:
2, Rue de l’Encyclopédie
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 79 327 3743
Responsible for the content according to article 55/2 Federal Broadcasting Treaty (RStV)
2, Rue de l’Encyclopédie
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
The European Commission operates an online dispute resolution platform:
You will find our e-mail address further up under contact information.
We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.
Liability for content
As a service provider according to article 7/1 of the Federal Broadcasting Treaty (TMG) we are liable for some content on these sites in line with general law. According to articles 8 to 10 of the TMG, we are not obliged, however, to monitor transmitted or saved third-party information, nor to investigate any circumstances indicating any illegal activity.
Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general law remain unaffected. Liability in this regard only becomes possible, however, from the moment that we obtain knowledge of the specific breach of law. When we become aware of such a legal violation, we will immediately remove the relevant content.
Liability for links
Our offer contains links to third-party websites, over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume liability for this third-party content. The liability of content from linked sites always rests with the respective provider or operator of the linked sites. The linked sites were checked for possible legal breaches at the time the links were established. Illegal content was not detected at the time of the linking.
Ongoing monitoring of the linked websites’ content is not reasonable without any concrete indication of a legal violation. Upon becoming aware of a legal violation, we will immediately remove such links.
The content and works on this website created by the operator are subject to German copyright law. The copying, processing, disseminating and every kind of use beyond the scope of the copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or originator. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.
As far for the content on this website that does not originate from the operator of the site, the copyrights of the originating third party are respected. Third-party content is specifically identified as such. Should you become aware of a copyright violation, however, we request that you inform us about it. Upon becoming aware of a legal violation, we will immediately remove such content.
Data protection statement
- Data protection overview
General data policy
Our general data policy is intended to give you an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” refers to all data with which you can be identified personally. For more detailed information about how we protect your data, see our data protection statement further down on this page.
This policy is intended to give you an overview of the type and extent of, as well as the purpose for which, we process personal data as part of our online offering and related websites, functions and content as well as of external online offerings, such as our social media profiles. Regarding the use of terminology, such as “processing” and “responsible body,” we refer to the definitions provided in article 4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Relevant legal bases
In compliance with article 13 of the GDPR we are informing you of the legal bases of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection statement, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining agreements is article 6/1 lit. a and article 7 of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing data in order to provide our services, carry out contractual measures and answer inquires is article 6/1 lit. b of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing data for the purpose of meeting our legal obligations is article 6/1 lit. c of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing data to protect our legitimate interests is article 6/1 lit. f of the GDPR. In the case of vital interests of the respective person or of another natural person requiring the processing of personal data, article 6/1 lit. d of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.
Data capture on our website
Who is responsible for the data capture on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The operator’s contact data can be found in the “Legal information” section of this website.
How do we capture your data?
One instance when we capture your data is when you send us your data. This may be, for example, when you enter data in a contact form.
Other data is captured automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This applies primarily to technical data (e.g., the internet browser information, operating system and time of the visit). The data capture occurs automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of your data is captured so that we can ensure an error-free provision of our website offering. Other data may be used for analyzing your user behavior.
What are your rights concerning your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your saved personal data at any time, free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for any questions you may have about our data protection policy, you can contact us at the address provided under “Legal information.” In addition, you have the right to appeal before the respective regulatory body.
Analytics tools and tools from third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior may be analyzed statistically. This occurs primarily through cookies and so-called analytics programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is typically carried out anonymously; your surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information about this in the data protection statement.
- General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. We handle your personal data confidentially and in compliance with legal data protection regulations and this data protection statement.
When you use this website, a variety of personal data is captured. Personal data is data by which you can be identified personally. The present data protection statement outlines which data we capture. It also explains how and for what purpose this occurs.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g., when communication via unencrypted e-mails occurs) can be prone to security loopholes. Therefore, total protection against third-party access can never be guaranteed.
Information about the responsible body
The responsibility for the data processing on this website rests with:
2, Rue de l’Encyclopédie
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 79 327 3743
The responsible body is a natural person or legal entity that, alone or together with others, makes decision about the purpose and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
You have the right to revoke your consent according to article 7/3 of the GDPR with effect extending into the future.
Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke previously given consent at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal e-mail notification. The legality of the data processing up until the revocation remains unaffected.
Children and youth
Persons under 16 years of age should generally not transmit any personal information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We would also like to specifically point out that we neither require, collect, nor pass on to third parties the data of children and youth.
Right of appeal before the responsible regulatory authority
If data protection law is violated, the concerned party has the right to appeal before the responsible regulatory authority. The responsible regulatory authority in questions of data protection is the Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state (Bundesland) in which our company is based. A list of Data Protection Commissioners and their contact details can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/AnschriftenLinks/anschriftenlinks-node.html
Right of data portability
You have the right for the data that we automatically process, based on your consent or as part of fulfilling our contractual obligations, to be issued to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you demand the direct transmission of data to a third responsible person, this can only occur insofar as this is technically viable.
SSL and TLS encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the operator of this website, we use SSL or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock icon in your browser line.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the scope of valid legal regulations, you have the right to free information about the saved personal data, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing and, where applicable, the right of correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For more information about personal data, you can contact us at the address provided under “Legal information.”
If data is not deleted because it is required for other, legally admissible, purposes, its processing will be restricted, that is, the data is blocked and not processed for any other purposes. This applies, for instance, for data that must be stored for reasons of commercial or tax law.
Objection to advertising e-mails
We expressly object to the use of our contact data, published under “Legal information” as a statutory requirement (Impressumspflicht), for the purpose of sending us unsolicited advertisements and informational materials. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mail, is sent to us.
Our websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies help us make our online offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your session. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.
You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, to accept cookies only in certain cases or never to accept cookies at all. You can also activate cookies to be deleted automatically when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be restricted.
Cookies necessary for executing the electronic communication process or for providing certain functions that you would like to use (e.g., the shopping basket), are stored according to article 6/1 lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies for the purpose of a technically smooth and optimized service provision. Insofar as other cookies (e.g., cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) were saved, these are addressed separately in this data protection statement.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This includes:
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
This data is not associated with any other data sources. The legal basis for processing this data is article 6/1 lit. f of the GDPR, allowing the processing of data necessary for fulfilling a contract or implementing pre-contractual measures.
5. Plugins and tools
This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The service provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To be able to use the Google Maps functions, it is necessary for your IP address to be saved. The information will typically be transmitted to, and stored by, a Google server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence over this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps serves the interest of a user-friendly display of our online services and easy findability of any locations mentioned on our website. These reasons constitute a legitimate interest according to article 6/1 lit. f of the GDPR.
For more detailed information about how Google processes user data, go to the data protection information of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/com/policies/privacy/.
In our website we use YouTube. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube.”
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google.”
Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield
guarantees Google, and thus its subsidiary YouTube, that the EU’s data protection requirements will also be met when processing data in the USA.
We use YouTube in conjunction with the Enhanced Privacy Mode feature to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the quality improvement of our website. The Enhanced Privacy Mode feature, according to YouTube, means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server when you actually start a video.
Without this “Enhanced Privacy,” you will be connected to the YouTube server in the United States as soon as you visit one of our websites that embed a YouTube video.
This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will at least collect and process your IP address, the date and time as well as the website you are visiting. It also connects to Google’s DoubleClick ad network.
If you’re logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube will provide the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.
For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies via your Internet browser on your device. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. For more information, see “Cookies” above.
Further information about the collection and use of data and their rights and protections Google holds in the under
available data protection information.
- Online presence in social media
We operate online presences within social networks and platforms to communicate with customers, prospective customers and users active on these networks and platforms and to inform them about our offers. When you access these networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing directives of the respective operators apply:
Unless stated otherwise in the context of our data protection statement, we process user data if users communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g., when they leave comments on our online presences or send us messages.
7. Data protection information regarding applications and as part of application processes
The person(s) responsible for data processing captures and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of administering the application process. The processing may occur electronically. This applies particularly when an applicant transmits their application documents electronically, for instance by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the responsible person(s). If the applicant enters into an employment contract with the responsible person(s), the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of administering the employment relationship in compliance with legal regulations. If no employment contract is entered into by the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the application is declined, unless other legitimate interests by the responsible person(s) conflict with the deletion. An example for other such legitimate interests is the burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Law (AGG).
- Changes to our data protection policy and statement
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical progress. In such cases we will adjust our data protection information accordingly. We therefore ask you to please always refer to our most current data protection statement.