We are subject to Swiss data protection law and any applicable foreign data protection law, in particular that of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Commission recognizes that Swiss data protection law guarantees appropriate data protection.
1. Contact addresses
Responsibility for processing personal data:
ownYOUnity Julia Beskrownych
ownYOUnity Julia Beskrownych
We would like to point out if there are other persons responsible for the processing of personal data in individual cases.
2. Terms and legal bases
Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. A data subject is a person about whom we process personal data.
Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, for example querying, comparing, adapting, archiving, storing, selecting, disclosing, obtaining, recording, collecting, deleting, sorting, organizing, saving, changing, disseminating, linking, destroying and using personal data.
The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the Member states of the European Union (EU) as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) describes the processing of personal data as handling of personal data.
2.2 Legal basis
We process – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – personal data according to at least one of the following legal bases: p>
- Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to fulfill a contract with the data subject and to carry out pre-contractual measures.
- Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of third parties, provided that the fundamental freedoms and fundamental rights as well as the interests of the person concerned do not prevail. Legitimate interests are in particular our interest in being able to carry out our activities and activities in a permanent, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner and to be able to communicate about them, ensuring information security, protection against misuse, enforcing our own legal claims and complying with Swiss law. li>
- Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of member states in the European Economic Area (EEA).
- Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to perform a task that is in the public interest.
- Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the person concerned.
- Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person.
3. Type, scope and purpose
We process the personal data that is necessary in order to be able to carry out our activities and activities permanently, user-friendly, securely and reliably. Such personal data can in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or edge data and usage data, location data, sales data as well as contract and payment data.
We process personal data for the duration that is required for the respective purpose or purposes or by law. Personal data that is no longer required to be processed will be made anonymous or deleted.
We can have personal data processed by third parties. We can process personal data together with third parties or transfer them to third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, specialized providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection for such third parties.
We process personal data basically only with the consent of the person concerned. If and to the extent that processing is permitted for other legal reasons, we may waive the need to obtain consent. For example, we may process personal data without consent to fulfill a contract, to comply with legal obligations or to protect overriding interests.
In this context, we process in particular information that a person concerned voluntarily when contacting us – for example by letter post, e-mail, instant messaging, contact form, social media or telephone – or when registering for a user account voluntarily sent to us. We can store such information, for example, in an address book or with comparable tools. If we receive data about other people, the transmitting people are obliged to ensure data protection for these people and to ensure the accuracy of this personal data.
We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly accessible sources or collect in the performance of our activities, provided and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.
4. Data security
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security that is appropriate to the respective risk. With our measures we ensure in particular the confidentiality, availability, traceability and integrity of the processed personal data.
Access to our online presence, in particular our website, is carried out using transport encryption (SSL /TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers mark transport encryption with a small padlock in the address bar.
Our digital communication is subject – like basically all digital communication – to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion, as well as other surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, and the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot have any direct influence on the appropriate processing of personal data by secret services, police departments and other security authorities.
5. Personal data abroad
We process personal data basically in Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we can also export or transmit personal data to other countries, in particular in order to process them there or have them processed.
We may transfer personal data to all states and territories on the planet a> and elsewhere in the Universe, provided that the local right is according to Resolution of the Swiss Federal Council appropriate data protection and – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – in accordance with Decision of the European Commission ensures adequate data protection.
We can transfer personal data to countries whose law does not guarantee adequate data protection, provided data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, in particular on the basis of standard data protection clauses or other suitable guarantees. In exceptional cases, we can export personal data to countries without adequate or suitable data protection if the special data protection requirements are met, for example the express consent of the person concerned or a direct connection with the conclusion or execution of a contract. Upon request, we will be happy to provide affected persons with information about any guarantees or provide a copy of guarantees.
6. Rights of data subjects
6.1 Data protection claims
We grant affected persons all claims in accordance with applicable data protection law. Data subjects have the following rights in particular:
- Information: Affected persons can request information as to whether we process personal data about them and, if so, what personal data is involved. Affected persons also receive the information necessary to assert their data protection claims and to ensure transparency. This includes the processed personal data as such, but also, among other things, information on the purpose of processing, the duration of storage, any disclosure or export of data to other countries and the origin of the personal data.
- Correction and restriction: Affected persons can correct incorrect personal data, complete incomplete data and have the processing of their data restricted.
- Deletion and objection: Affected persons can have their personal data deleted (“right to be forgotten”) and object to the processing of their data with effect for the future.
- Data release and data transfer: Affected persons can request the release of personal data or the transfer of their data to another person responsible.
We may suspend, restrict or refuse to exercise the rights of data subjects to the extent permitted by law. We can inform affected persons of any requirements that need to be met in order to exercise their data protection rights. For example, we may refuse to provide information in whole or in part with reference to trade secrets or the protection of other persons. For example, we can also refuse to delete personal data in whole or in part with reference to legal retention obligations.
We can exceptionally provide for costs for the exercise of the rights. We will inform those affected in advance about any costs.
We are obliged to take appropriate measures to identify data subjects who request information or assert other rights. Those affected are obliged to cooperate.
6.2 Legal protection
Affected persons have the right to enforce their data protection claims through legal action or to file a report or complaint with a responsible data protection supervisory authority.
The data protection supervisory authority for complaints from data subjects against private parties responsible and federal bodies in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
Possible data protection supervisory authorities for complaints from data subjects – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – are as Members of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) organized. In some member states in the European Economic Area (EEA), the data protection supervisory authorities are structured federally, especially in Germany.
7. Use of the website
Cookies can be stored in the browser temporarily as “session cookies” or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a certain storage period. In particular, cookies make it possible to recognize a browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. However, permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.
In the case of cookies that are used to measure success and reach or for advertising, a general objection (“opt-out”) is required for numerous services via the AdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).
7.2 Server log files
We can record the following information for each access to our website, provided that this is transmitted from your browser to our server infrastructure or can be determined by our web server: Date and time including time zone, IP-Address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including user interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-pages of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referrer).
We store such information, which may also represent personal data, in server log files. The information is required to provide our website in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and to be able to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.
7.3 Tracking pixels
We may use web beacons on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels – also from third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. The same information can be recorded with tracking pixels as in server log files.
8. social media
We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to be able to communicate with interested persons and to be able to provide information about our activities. In connection with such platforms, personal data can also be processed outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
For our social media presence on Facebook, including the so-called page insights, we are – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – together with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Ireland) responsible. Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is part of the meta companies (among others in the USA). The page insights provide information about how visitors interact with our Facebook presence. We use page insights to be able to provide our social media presence on Facebook in an effective and user-friendly way.
9. Third Party Services
We use the services of specialized third parties in order to be able to carry out our activities in a durable, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner. Such services allow us, among other things, to embed features and content on our website. With such embedding, the services used record the IP-Addresses of the users at least temporarily for technically compelling reasons.
For necessary security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use can process data in connection with our activities in an aggregated, anonymous or pseudonymised manner. It is, for example, performance or usage data in order to be able to offer the respective service.
9.1 Digital Infrastructure
We use the services of specialized third parties in order to be able to use the digital infrastructure required in connection with our activities. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from selected providers.
In particular, we use:
In particular, we use:
9.3 Audio and video conferencing
Depending on your life situation, we recommend muting the microphone by default and blurring the background or showing a virtual background when participating in audio or video conferences.
In particular, we use:
10. Extensions for the website
We use extensions for our website to provide additional functionality.
In particular, we use:
- Antispam Bee: More privacy friendly, but still efficient and reliable spam protection (distinguishing between desired comments from humans and unwanted comments from bots and spam); Developers: Pluginkollektiv (in Germany and the rest of Europe); Data protection information: Use on own server infrastructure and without cookies, Documentation (Plugin collective), Documentation (GitHub).
11. Success and range measurement
We try to determine how our online offering is used. In this context, we can, for example, measure the success and reach of our activities as well as the effect of third-party links on our website. However, we can also try out and compare how different versions or parts of our online offer are used (“A/B test” method). Based on the results of the success and range measurement, we can in particular correct errors, strengthen popular content or make improvements to our online offer.
In most cases, to measure success and reach the IP-Addresses of individual users are stored. In this case, IP addresses are basically shortened (“IP masking”) in order to follow the principle of data economy through the corresponding pseudonymization.
When measuring success and reach, cookies may be used and user profiles may be created. Such created user profiles include, for example, the single pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and the – at least approximate – location. Basically user profiles are created exclusively pseudonymised and are not used to identify individual users. We do not use user profiles to identify individual users. Individual third-party services with which users are registered can assign the use of our online offer to the user account or user profile for the respective service.
In particular, we use:
- Matomo: success and range measurement; Provider: Matomo (free open source software); Information on data protection: Use on our own server infrastructure and with pseudonymised Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, «List of all Matomo Features» («List of all Matomo Features»).
12. Final Provisions
We can adapt and supplement this data protection declaration at any time. We will inform you about such adjustments and additions in a suitable form, in particular by publishing the current data protection declaration on our website.