Privacy policy

1. disclaimer
The author assumes no liability whatsoever with regard to the correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and completeness of the information. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected. All offers are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to discontinue publication temporarily or permanently.

2 Liability for links
References and links to third party websites are outside our area of responsibility. Any responsibility for such websites is declined. The access and use of such websites is at the user's own risk.

3. copyrights
The copyrights and all other rights to the content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the company Galledia Verlag AG or the specifically named rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holders must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any elements.

4. data protection
Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DPA), 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. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. 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. When you access our web pages, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general transmitted information about the operating system or browser. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations, so that trends can be identified, which we can use to improve our offers accordingly.

5. cookies
Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer when you call up our website and enable your browser to be assigned. Cookies store information such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the entries you have made there. This prevents you from having to re-enter all the necessary data each time you use the site. Cookies also enable us to recognise your preferences, to make navigation easier for you and to tailor our website to your areas of interest. To make it easier for you to use our website, we therefore recommend that you configure your browser so that cookies are generally accepted. This setting is usually the default setting of the browser. You can also adjust the settings so that cookies are permanently deleted, or delete cookies as required. However, we would like to point out that unrestricted use of our website is only possible with cookies activated. By changing the cookie settings of your browser, it is also possible for you to gain insight into the method and type of cookie.

6. privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

7. privacy policy for the use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data such as IP address, browser type, domains called up, pages visited, mobile phone provider, device and application IDs and search terms, among other things, are transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Due to ongoing updates of Twitter's privacy policy, we refer to the latest version at (http://twitter.com/privacy). You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings Change. If you have any questions, please contact privacy@twitter.com.

8. privacy policy for the use of Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, an advertising integration service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic to these pages can be analyzed. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you. 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. 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.

9. privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. 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. 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.

10. privacy policy for the use of Google Tag Manager
For reasons of transparency, we point out that we use the Google Tag Manager. The Google Tag Manager itself does not collect any personal data. The Tag Manager makes it easier for us to integrate and manage our tags. Tags are small code elements that are used, among other things, to measure traffic and visitor behaviour, to record the impact of online advertising and social channels, to set up remarketing and targeting and to test and optimise websites.

11. privacy policy for the use of AddThis
We also use AddThis on our website. AddThis is a bookmarking service that allows you to bookmark or share interesting website content. When using "AddThis", cookies are used. The data generated (e.g. time of use or browser language) is transferred to Add This LLC 1595 Spring Hill Rd Suite 300 Vienna, VA 22182 in the USA and processed there. You can find more information about the data protection precautions of Add This LLC under www.addthis.com/privacy We receive from AddThis in particular information about the type of data processed and its purpose. A processing of the data concerned by us does not take place. By using the "AddThis" button, you consent to the processing of data by AddThis LLC. In this context, it is possible to object to the use of data by setting an "Opt Out Cookie". More details can be found on www.addthis.com apparent.

12. privacy policy for the use of MailChimp
The newsletter is sent using "MailChimp", a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in this notice, are stored on MailChimp's servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties. We trust in the reliability and the IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and thus undertakes to comply with the EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a "Data Processing Agreement" with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. The privacy policy of MailChimp is available at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ apparent.

13. newsletter
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. When you register for the newsletter, we store the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized person. You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be done via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by sending a message to the contact option above.

14. integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") perceive the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the presentation of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.

15. data security
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect the data we have under our control against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments on the Internet. We also have a firewall (security software) to protect internal information from the Internet. All information we receive from you is protected by a secure server. The server's SSL (Secure Socket Layers) security software encrypts all information you enter before it is transmitted to us. The information is not decrypted until it reaches our server.

16. duration of the storage of your data
The data you provide us with will only be stored by us for as long as is necessary for the fulfilment of the respective purpose for which you have provided us with your data or for compliance with legal requirements. If you have given us your express consent to use your personal data for advertising purposes (e.g. registration for the newsletter), we will use your data for these purposes as long as you do not revoke your consent. The consent you have given can be revoked by you at any time with effect for the future.

17 Information, revocation, deletion and responsible office
Based on the legal provisions, you can contact us free of charge with questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their correction, blocking, deletion or a revocation of consent granted. We will respond to all reasonable requests free of charge and as promptly as possible in accordance with applicable law. Furthermore, we would like to point out that you are entitled to the correction of incorrect data or the deletion of personal data, provided that this claim does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain data.

18. contact address
Galledia Fachmedien AG
Buckhauserstrasse 24
8048 Zurich
Switzerland
datenschutz@galledia.ch

19. authorized representative
Mr Edwin Stäger