Data Protection

General Information

Pursuant to Article 13 of the Swiss constitution and federal data protection regulations (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person is entitled to protection of his or her private sphere and to protection from misuse of his or her personal data. The protection of your personal data is a matter of serious concern to the operators of these sites. We treat your personal data confidentially and in conformity with legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

We cooperate with our hosting providers to protect as well as possible the databases from third-party access, loss, misuse or falsification.

We caution you, however, that the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. in email communications) can be vulnerable to security breaches. Seamless protection of the data from third-party access is not possible.

By using this website, you give your consent to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the description below. Registration is not required for general access to this website. At the time of a visit, data such as the accessed sites or name of the retrieved file, date and time are stored on the server for statistical persons; these data, however, cannot be attributed to you as a specific individual. Personal data, especially name, address or email address, are collected as far as possible solely on a voluntary basis. None of the data are transferred to third parties without your consent.

Processing of Personal Data

Personal data are any and all information that is attributable to identified or identifiable persons. A data subject is a person whose personal data are processed. Processing encompasses any and every handling of personal data (regardless of the means and procedures used), in particular the retention, disclosure, procurement, erasure, storage, editing, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in compliance with Swiss data protection law. To the extent that, and insofar as, the EU GDPR is applicable, we process in all other respects personal data in accordance with the following legal provisions relating to Art. 6 (1) GDPR:

  • a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject;
  • b) Processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract with the data subject or for the taking of initial steps for the conclusion of a contract;
  • c) Processing of personal data for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject pursuant to applicable EU law or pursuant to the law of a country in which the GDPR is applicable, in whole or in part;
  • d) Processing of personal data to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
  • f) Processing of personal data in the pursuit of our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties unless overridden by the fundamental freedoms and rights and the interests of the data subject. Legitimate interests encompass in particular our business interest in being able to provide our website, the security of information, the defence of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal information for the length of time required for the specific purpose or purposes. In the event we are subject to retention obligations of longer duration pursuant to legal and other obligations, we restrict the processing appropriately.

Privacy Policy for Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to store specific information pertaining to users while they are using the website. Cookies make it possible to determine in particular the frequency of use and the number of users of the sites, to analyse behavioural patterns in the utilisation of the site and to make our service more customer-friendly. Cookies remain stored on the computer after the closing of a browser session and can be retrieved if and when users return to the site. If you do not wish to accept this, you can change the settings of your internet browser to block the acceptance of cookies.

Privacy Policy for SSL Encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents such as the queries that you send to us, the site operators. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol is displayed in the browser bar.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Privacy Policy for Contact Form

If you use the contact form to send queries to us, we will store your information from the query form, including the contact data you have entered in it, so that the query can be processed and we can answer any subsequent questions. We do not transfer these data to other parties without your consent.

Privacy Policy for the Right to Access, Erasure, Restriction

You have the right at any time to obtain free of charge information about the personal data that are stored, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. You may contact us at any time by using the address shown in the legal information to exercise these rights and to submit additional questions on the subject of personal data.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API for the visual presentation of geographic information. During the use of Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about visitors’ uses of the map functions. You will find additional information about Google’s data processing in the Google Privacy Policy. You can also modify your personal privacy settings in the data protection centre at that site.

Detailed instructions regarding the administration of your own data in relation to Google products can be found here.

Privacy Policy for Google Analytics

This website used for Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google provides a browser plugin at that can be used to disable Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to store specific information pertaining to users on the users’ devices. Google can use this information to analyse the use of our website services. As a rule, the information regarding the use of our website captured by the cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We wish to point out that Google Analytics on this website has been expanded by the addition of the code “gat._anonymizelp();” to ensure the anonymised capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). When the anonymisation is enabled, Google truncates IP address within member states of the European Union or other party states to the treaty regarding the European Economic Area, thereby preventing any conclusions about your identity. The full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases. Google complies with the data protection provisions of the “Privacy Shield” treaty and is registered in the “Privacy Shield” programme of the US Department of Commerce; it uses the collected information to analyse the use of our website, to prepare reports on this use for us and to perform other services for us. You can learn more about this by going to

Privacy Policy for YouTube

This website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator if the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a site that has been equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. At this time, the YouTube server receives information regarding what sites you have visited.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account during the visit, you make it possible for YouTube to attribute your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account.

You will find more information about the handling of user information in YouTube’s privacy statement at:


We may modify this privacy policy at any time without prior announcement. The most recently revised policy as disclosed on our website is authoritative. Insofar as the privacy policy is a part of an agreement with you, you will be notified by email or by other suitable means of any changes made during an update.