Data protection

Based on article 13 of the Swiss federal constitution and the data protection regulations of the federation (data protection law, DSG) every person is entitled to the protection of his or her privacy and protection from the misuse of his or her personal data. We adhere to these regulations. Personal data is treated with strict confidentiality and not sold or transferred to third parties.

We strive, in close cooperation with our hosting providers, to protect the databases as well as possible from outside access, loss, misuse or falsification.

The following data is stored in logfiles when our websites are accessed: IP address, date, time, browser enquiry and general information transmitted to the operating system or browser. This data use forms the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations in order to recognise trends, which we then use to improve our services accordingly.

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins

Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our website. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or by the ‘like’ button on our website. You can find a summary of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook then receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook ‘like’ button while you are logged into your Facebook account then you can link the content of our pages to your user account. Please note that we, as the website provider, are not informed by Facebook about the content of the transferred data or its use. For more information, please see the Facebook data protection declaration at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our site to your Facebook user account then please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection declaration for Twitter use

Twitter service functions are integrated into our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use Twitter and the ‘re-tweet’ function then your site visits will be connected to your Twitter account and other users will be informed of this. This transfers certain data including IP address, browser type, referring domains, pages visited, mobile phone provider, device and application IDs and search terms to Twitter.

Please note that we, as the website provider, are not informed by Twitter about the content of the transferred data or its use. Please read the current, recently-updated version of the Twitter data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings. Contact privacy@twitter.com if you have any questions.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow you to analyse the use of the website. The information created by the cookie about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However in the event of the activation of IP anonymisation on this website your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within the states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to create reports on website activities for the website operators and in order to provide other services connected with website use and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if the third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The IP address that is transferred as part of the Google Analytics process is not associated with other Google data.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings on your browser; however please note that that you may not be able to use all of the functions on this website if you do so. By using this website you declare your agreement to Google processing data collected about you as described above and for the purpose described above.

Data protection agreement for the use of Google +1

You can use the Google +1 button to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and its partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for a content +1 and information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile or in other places on websites and advertising on the Internet.

Google records information concerning your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and for others.

In order to be able to use the Google +1 button you require a globally visible, public Google profile that must, at the least, contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all the Google services. In some cases this name can also be replaced by another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you.

Besides the uses described above, the information that you provide will also be used in accordance with the valid Google data protection regulations (http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/). Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users or will transfer these statistics to our users and partners such as our publishers, subscribers or associated websites.