This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within the scope of the provision of our services as well as within our online offer and the websites, functions and contents connected with it as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)
CH-8001 Zurich / Switzerland
Types Of Data Processed
Inventory data (e.g., personal master data, names or addresses).
Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
Usage data (e.g., web pages visited, interest in content, access times).
Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
CATEGORIES OF DATA SUBJECTS
Visitors and users of the online offer (Hereafter, we also refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”).
Purpose Of Processing
Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
Responding to contact requests and communicating with users.
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and covers virtually any handling of data.
“pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be related to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” means any automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.
Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
“processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Authoritative Legal Basis
In accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis for our data processing activities. For users from the area of application of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies if the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration:
- The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO;
- The legal basis for processing for the fulfilment of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering enquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;
- The legal basis for processing for the fulfilment of our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
- The legal basis for the processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller is Art. 6(1)(e) DSGVO.
- The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
- The processing of data for purposes other than those for which it was collected is determined by the requirements of Art. 6 (4) DSGVO.
- The processing of special categories of data (in accordance with Art. 9 (1) DSGVO) is governed by the provisions of Art. 9 (2) DSGVO.
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access to, input, disclosure, ensuring availability and segregation of the data. We also have procedures in place to ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, deletion of data and response to data compromise. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account in the development and selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
Cooperation With Contracted Processors, Joint Controllers And Third Parties
If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (order processors, joint controllers or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we disclose or transfer data to other companies in our group of companies or otherwise grant them access, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, in addition, on a basis that complies with the legal requirements.
Transfers To Third Countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or do so in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to other persons or companies, this will only be done if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will only process or allow data to be processed in a third country if the legal requirements are met. This means, for example, that the processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations.
Rights Of The Data Subjects
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed and to obtain access to such data and further information and a copy of the data in accordance with the law.
You have the right, in accordance with the law, to request that data concerning you be completed or that inaccurate data concerning you be corrected.
You have the right, in accordance with the law, to request that data concerning you be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the law.
You have the right to demand that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with the legal requirements and to demand that it be transferred to other persons responsible.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in accordance with the law.
Right Of Revocation
You have the right to revoke any consent you have given with effect for the future.
Right Of Revocation
You may object at any time to the future processing of data relating to you in accordance with the law. In particular, you may object to processing for direct marketing purposes.
Cookies And Right Of Objection To Direct Advertising
Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his or her browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed are referred to as “permanent” or “persistent”. For example, the login status can be stored if users visit them after several days. Likewise, the interests of users can be stored in such a cookie, which is used for range measurement or marketing purposes. Third-party cookies” are cookies that are offered by providers other than the responsible party that operates the online offer (otherwise, if they are only its cookies, they are referred to as “first-party cookies”).
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
Deletion Of Data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in its processing in accordance with the legal requirements. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.
If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.
Changes And Updates To The Data Protection Declaration
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.
We process the data of our customers within the scope of our contractual services, which include conceptual and strategic consulting, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes/handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.
In doing so, we process inventory data (e.g., customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g., subject matter of contract, term), payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history), usage data and metadata (e.g., in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are components of commissioned processing. Data subjects include our customers, prospective customers as well as their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of the processing is the provision of contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal basis for the processing results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contractual services), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (analysis, statistics, optimisation, security measures). We process data that is necessary for the justification and fulfilment of contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is necessary in the context of an order. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client as well as the legal requirements of order processing pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO and do not process the data for any other purposes than those specified in the order.
We delete the data after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations. The necessity of storing the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years, in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB, 10 years, in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO). In the case of data disclosed to us by the client within the scope of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, in principle after the end of the order.
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as “contractual partners”) in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed in this context, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.
The data processed includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g., names and addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contractual data (e.g., services used, contents of the contract, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history).
As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless they are part of a commissioned or contractual processing.
We process data that is required for the justification and fulfilment of contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure, unless this is obvious to the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies only takes place if it is necessary in the context of a contract. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client as well as the legal requirements.
When using our online services, we may store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. This storage is based on our legitimate interests as well as the interests of users in protection against misuse and other unauthorised use. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO or there is a legal obligation to do so pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO.
The deletion of the data takes place when the data is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal duties of care as well as for dealing with any warranty and comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; in all other respects, the legal retention obligations apply.
Administration, Financial Accounting, Office Organisation, Contact Management
We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as organisation of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the context of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organisation, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information mentioned in these processing activities.
In this context, we disclose or transmit data to the tax authorities, advisors, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.
Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, organisers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of contacting them at a later date. This data, most of which is company-related, is stored permanently.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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