Data Protection Act
Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Swiss Federation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person is entitled to have their private sphere protected and also to be protected against the misuse of their personal data. We comply with these regulations. Personal data is treated in the strictest confidence and neither sold to nor passed on to third parties.
What data is collected and used when you visit our website?
You can visit our website without entering any personal details. In such cases, we only store access data in server log files, such as the name of the requested file, the date and time of retrieval, the transmitted data volume and the requesting provider. This data is exclusively evaluated to ensure faultless operation of the website and to improve our product, and does not enable us to personally identify you.
Data collection and use for concluding contracts and to open a customer account
We collect personal data if you provide it voluntarily in the process of your order, when contacting us (e.g. via the contact form or email) or when you open a customer account. It is obvious from the various input forms what data is collected. We use the data you provide exclusively to process the contract and your enquiry. After your enquiry has been answered, the contract has been fully processed or your customer account has been deleted, your data is blocked to prevent any further use and deleted once the statutory retention periods under tax and commercial law have expired. Any other arrangement only applies if you have expressly agreed to the further use of your data or if we reserve the right to use your data in a legally permissible manner that goes above and beyond the described usage, and inform you about this other usage below. You can delete your customer account at any time; this be done either by sending an email to Email or via a function provided for this purpose within your customer account.
Use of data when you register for the email newsletter
If you register for our newsletter, we use either the required data we already have or the data you submit to us separately to periodically send you our email newsletter. The newsletter can be cancelled at any time, either by sending an email to the contact address specified below or via the link provided in the newsletter.
Use of data for advertising by post and your right of objection
Furthermore, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – insofar as we have received this additional information as part of the contractual relationship – your title, academic grade, year of birth and your professional, sector or business designation in summarised lists, and to use this information for our own advertising purposes, for example to send you potentially interesting offers and information about our products by post. You can object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending an email to the contact address specified below.
Below you will find information about the cookies we have stored on your end device and the setting options for your browser.
1. Analytical / Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to collect anonymized data about our visitors' use of the website. We analyse these in order to improve the functionality of the website and to show you potentially interesting offers.
2. Functional cookies
These cookies are used for specific features of our website; for example, to propose an improved navigation flow on our website.
3. Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, including the pages you visited and the links you clicked on. We use this information to adapt our website and the advertising you are shown to your interests.
4. Third-party cookies
These cookies from some of our advertising partners help to make the internet offering and our website more interesting for you. This means that cookies from partner companies are also stored on your storage media when you visit our website. These are temporary cookies which are deleted automatically after the prescribed period. Cookies from partner companies are generally deleted after a few days or up to 26 months, and in individual cases after several years. Our partner companies' cookies also contain no personal data. Instead, pseudonymous data is collected and assigned to a user ID. This pseudonymous data is not merged with your personal data at any time.
How can I configure my browser's cookie settings?
Each browser manages cookie settings differently. This is described in the respective browser's Help menu, which contains instructions on changing your cookie settings. You will find this information for your respective browser via the following links:
Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Use of Google Analytics for web analysis
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies"; text files which are stored on your computer and which permit an analysis of your website use. The information created by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is active on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google if you are within the Member States of the European Union or other signatory states to the agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services connected to website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser while Google Analytics is running is not combined with any other data by Google. You can prevent cookies being stored via the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of the data produced by the cookie and data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided via the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
Use of Google AdWords conversion tracking
Right to information and point of contact
You have the right to receive information from us free of charge about your personal data that we have stored and also, if appropriate, the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. In case of questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, as well as correction, blocking or deletion of data and the revocation of possibly granted consent to or objections against a specific type of data use, please contact us at the following address: