Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these provisions. In principle, we only collect personal data if it is necessary for the provision of the specific service. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential. Your data will not be passed on unless we are legally obliged to do so (e.g. request by an investigating authority) or authorized to do so (e.g. as part of commissioned data processing) or you have expressly consented to the transfer of your data to third parties. In particular, data will be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment or processing of the contract. Third parties are of course also obliged to protect your data and to use it only for the precisely specified purpose. In addition, they are obliged to treat the data in accordance with this data protection declaration and the applicable legal situation. We process personal data for the period of time required for the respective purpose or purposes. In the event of longer retention periods due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we will adjust the processing accordingly.

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Note on the responsible body

The person responsible for data processing on this website is:

Webagentur Maik Bräuer
Kellerstrasse 27
6005 Lucerne

Phone: +41 41 420 83 94
E-mail: info(at)auswandern-schweiz.net

Right to information, deletion, correction and storage of data

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Please note that we reserve the right to demand proof of identity in this case as well, and that in the event of deletion of your data, it will not be possible to use our services or not to the full extent. In this regard, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Persons about whom we process personal data have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority for data protection. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data concerning you for one or more specific purposes at any time if the processing is based on your express consent. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Please note that legal retention periods apply to certain data. This data must be stored by us until the expiry of the period. If you have requested their deletion, we will block these data in our system and use them exclusively for the fulfillment of legal obligations.

Modification of this privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt the privacy policy to new circumstances from time to time. Corresponding changes apply with effect for the time after the changes have been posted. Consequently, we recommend that you view this privacy policy regularly.

SSL resp. TLS encryption

This site uses ssL resp. TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL resp. TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies, which are required for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions you have requested (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this Data Privacy Statement.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We will use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory data requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.

For important changes, such as changes to the scope of services or technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data collected during registration is stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and is then deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Registration with Facebook Connect

Instead of registering directly on our website, you can register with Facebook Connect. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you choose to register with Facebook Connect, you will be automatically redirected to the Facebook platform. There you can log in with your usage data. This links your Facebook profile with our website or services. This link gives us access to your data stored on Facebook. These are above all:

  • Facebook Name
  • Facebook Profile picture
  • email address registered with Facebook
  • Facebook-ID
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Country

This information is used to set up, provision and personalize your account.

For more information, please see the Facebook Terms of Use and the Facebook Privacy Policy. These can be found at: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/.

Registration with Google

Instead of registering directly on our website, you can register with Google. The provider of this service is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you decide to register with Google, you will be automatically redirected to the Google platform. There you can register with your usage data. This links your Google profile to our website or services. This link gives us access to your data stored with Google. These are above all:

  • Google-Name
  • Google-Profile picture
  • email address registered with Google
  • Google-ID
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Country

This information is used to set up, provision and personalize your account.

Please see the Google Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy for more information. These can be found at: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de, https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/pagesterms.html and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Registration with Twitter

Instead of registering directly on our website, you can register with Twitter. The provider of this service is Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

If you decide to register with Twitter, you will be automatically redirected to the Twitter platform. There you can log in with your usage data. This links your Twitter profile to our website or services. This link gives us access to your data stored on Twitter. These are above all:

  • Twitter-Name
  • Twitter-Profile picture
  • email address registered with Twitter
  • Twitter-ID
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Country

This information is used to set up, provision and personalize your account.

For more information, please see the Twitter Terms of Use and the Twitter Privacy Policy. These can be found at: https://twitter.com/de/tos and https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

Request an offer

The data entered by you in the context of the request for a quotation will be collected, processed, stored and used by us for the purpose of preparing the quotation and for further processing and support. We may disclose your personal data to third parties if you wish to do so (request for an offer or quotation), if this is otherwise necessary for the provision of the service you have requested, or if we have expressly informed you that your data will be disclosed.

The processing of the data entered in the request for quotation is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. For this purpose an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing procedures carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Use of social plugins from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

In some places on our website, so-called social plugins ("plugins") from the social networks Facebook, Instagram, and the microblogging service Twitter are used. These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., Instagram LLC. and Twitter Inc.

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.

Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). An overview of Instagram plugins and their appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.

Click on one of the buttons, a new window of your browser opens and calls up the login page for the service providers, some of which are located in the United States of America (USA). If you are already logged in, your browser will directly open a page from Facebook, Instragram or Twitter, on which you can then click the Like or Share button, for example.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the providers.

Privacy notices from Facebook Privacy notices from Instagram Privacy notices from Twitter

If you do not want Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to directly assign the data collected via our website to your profile in the respective service, you must log out of the respective service before activating the plugins.

You can also completely prevent the loading of individual plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. the Facebook plug-ins with the "Facebook Blocker".

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data on the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to invoice the user.

The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transmission upon conclusion of contract for services and digital contents

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the processing of the contract, e.g. to the credit institution commissioned with the handling of payments.

A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Tag Manager

We also use the Google Tag Manager to manage usage-based advertising services. The Tag Manager tool itself is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personal information. It is a tool that triggers other tags that may collect data (see above). If you have disabled it at the domain or cookie level, it will remain disabled for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Use of Google Analytics for analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google Analytics sets cookies that enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is usually transferred to a server in the USA and stored there.

In Google Analytics, the IP address is shortened by activating IP anonymisation on this website prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide us with further services related to the use of the website and the internet.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website for technical reasons. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website. To prevent collection by Universal Analytics across devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Wenn Sie hier klicken, wird das Opt-Out-Cookie gesetzt: Disable Google Analytics.

Goolge AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense. It is a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for the integration of advertisements. Google AdSense uses cookies. These are files which enable Google to analyse the data of your use of our website. In addition, Google AdSense also uses web beacons, non-visible graphics that allow Google to analyze clicks on this website, traffic on this and similar information.

The information received via cookies and web beacons, your IP address and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. Google will possibly pass on this collected information to third parties if this is legally required or if Google commissions data processing to third parties. However, Google will merge your IP address with the other stored data.

By making the appropriate settings on your Internet browser, you can prevent the aforementioned cookies from being stored on your PC. However, this may mean that the contents of this website can no longer be used to the same extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Facebook Pixel, Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion

Within our online offer, the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are a resident of the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), is used due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer and for these purposes. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active). With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is possible for Facebook, on the one hand, to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of users and do not have a harassing effect. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").

The processing of data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook's data usage policy. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads, in Facebook's data usage policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy. Specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works can be found in Facebook's help section: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can opt-out of the Facebook Pixel's collection and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To set which types of ads are displayed to you within Facebook, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are done in a platform-independent manner, which means that they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices. You can further object to the use of cookies that are used for reach measurement and advertising purposes via the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page (https://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the U.S. website (https://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

Affiliate programs

This website incorporates advertising and links via the partner programs of Amazon, Awin, Partnerize and alao. This means that we receive commissions on sales generated through links to products or services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by affiliate programs.

Amazon uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognise that you have clicked on the partner link on this website. The storage of "Amazon cookies" is based on Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, as the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined by means of the cookies. Further information on data use by Amazon can be found in Amazon's data protection declaration: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.The operating company of these Amazon components is Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Awin use cookies to pay for the success of advertising campaigns. Among other things, Awin can recognize that you have clicked the partner link on this website. The storage of "Awin cookies" is based on Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, since only through the cookies the amount of his affiliate remuneration can be determined. Further information on the use of data by Awin can be found in Awin's privacy policy: https://www.awin.com/de/rechtliches/privacy-policy. The operating company of Awin is Awin AG, Eichhornstrasse 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

Partnerize uses cookies to be able to pay for the success of advertising measures. Among other things, Partnerize can recognise that you have clicked on the partner link on this website. The storage of "Partnerize cookies" is based on article 6 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, as the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined through the cookies. Further information on the use of data by Partnerize can be found in the Partnerize privacy policy: https://partnerize.com/legal/privacy-statement. The operating company of Partnerize is Performance Horizon Group Limited, Level 8, West One, Forth Banks, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Alao uses cookies to be able to pay for the success of advertising measures. Among other things, alao can recognise that you have clicked on the partner link on this website. The storage of "alao cookies" is based on article 6 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, as the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined through the cookies. Further information on the use of data by alao can be found in the alao privacy policy: https://alao.ch/de/page/privacy-policy. The operating company of alao is lao AG, Ottikerstrasse 59, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps for embedding maps. Google Maps is a map service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google. When you call up a web page on our website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with Google's servers. The map content is transmitted by Google directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Google in this way.

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you will not be able to use the map display.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

YouTube

We use YouTube for embedding videos. The operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior. If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to deal with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at Youtube, please refer to the provider's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.

The data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please see the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the privacy policy of Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.