Introduction

The owner of this Web site takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially, and in compliance with the legal regulations on data protection, and with this Data Protection Statement.

Normally, using our Web site does not require giving out personal data. Whenever personal data are collected on our pages, such as for instance name, postal address or e-mail address, this is done, whenever possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would point out, that the communication of data over the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) can expose vulnerabilities. A fail-proof protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Server Log Files

Server Log FilesThe provider of the site collects and stores automatically information in so-called “Server Log Files”, that your browser sends automatically to us. They consist of:

  • IP address
  • Type and version of browser
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Date and time of the request to the server

The collected data are only used for statistic reporting, and for the improvement of the Web site. The owner of the Web site reserves the right to further examine the server log files, if concrete indications of illegal use should appear.

Cookies

Our Web site uses so-called “Cookies”. These consist of small text files, which are stored in your end device with the aid of the browser. These files do no damage.

We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly. Some cookies stay stored in your end device until you delete them. They allow us to recognise your browser upon the following visit to our site. When you visit our website for the first time, you have the option of accepting or rejecting the use of cookies. In this case, no personal data will be collected.

If you do not wish this to occur, you can configure your browser to inform you whenever a cookie is stored, so that you can decide whether to give your agreement each single time. In the following, we have compiled links to provide you with detailed information on disabling cookies in popular browsers:

Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Safari

If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our Web site may be limited. Further information can be found in the Cookie Policy of the provider of the website.

Contact us

If you contact us, either through a form in the Web site, or per e-mail, any personal data you share with us will be stored for the purpose of serving your request and any possible follow-up thereof. We do not forward these data without your consent. In order to prevent misuse, we use the Double-Opt-In procedure. You will receive an email with which you have to confirm your email address.

Dealing with Comments and Contributions

If you should leave a contribution or a comment on this Web site, your IP address will be stored, for the security of the owner of the Web site: if your text should violate any bylaws, your identity can thus be tracked.

HubSpot

This Web site, as well as other Internet services offered by InfoGuard, use “HubSpot” by HubSpot, Inc, to adapt contents to visitors and subscribers of this Web site, and also how we communicate with them. The provider of the system is HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA.

In this respect, cookies collect data on the use behaviour of visitors of our Web site. These data are analysed and help us improve our Web site. Cookies collect data, like e.g. the number of visitors of the Web site, how they found the site, and which pages did they visit. You can find further information on the HubSpot cookies in HubSpot’s Data Protection Statement at the address 
https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.

Google Analytics

This Web site uses functions of the Web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, which are text files stored in your computer, to be used to analyse your use of the Web site. Information on your use of this Web site, created through the cookie, shall be normally transferred to a server owned by Google in the USA, and stored there.

Browser Plugin
By appropriately configuring your browser software, you can prevent storage of cookies in your computer; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this Web site. Moreover you can prevent the cookie from collecting data connected to your use of the Web site (including your IP address) and sending them to Google, as well as Google processing them, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this address: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

You will find more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data in Google’s Data Protection Statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en 

IP-Anonymisation
In addition, on this Web site we have configured Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIP” code. This guarantees that your IP address will be masked out, so that all data will be collected anonymously. Only as an exception will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA, and there it will be shortened anyway.

The IP address, communicated by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics, will not be combined by Google with any other data.

Google Analytics data will be automatically deleted after 14 months.

Use of Social Media Plugins

Facebook-Plugins
Plugins by the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You will recognise Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo, or the “Like button” on our site. You will find an overview on Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our pages, the plugin will build a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus Facebook will receive information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click on Facebook’s “Like button” while you are logged in your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would point out that we, as providers of the page, do not have any knowledge of the contents of the data being transferred, nor of the use that Facebook makes of it. You will find further information in Facebook’s Data Protection Statement here https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy.

If you do not want Facebook to connect your visit to our site with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our pages.

Google+
Our pages use functions by Google+, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and forwarding of information: by means of the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google+ button you, and other users, can receive customised contents from Google and their partners. Google stores the fact that you have given + to a content, as well as information on the page you were visiting when you clicked +. Your +1 can be inserted as reference, together with your profile name and your photograph, in Google services, as well as in search results or in your Google profile, or also in other places in Web sites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information on your +1 activities, to improve Google services for you and for others. In order to use the Google+ button you need a public, world-wide visible Google profile, containing the profile name as a minimum. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name, that you have used in sharing contents through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information about you.

Use of collected information: beyond the use scopes mentioned above, information made available by you will be used according to Google’s pending data protection indications. At times, Google may publish collected statistics on users’ +1 activities, or forward them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected Web sites

Twitter
Our pages include functions of the Twitter service. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter, and the “Re-Tweet” function, the Web pages you visited will be linked to your Twitter account, and made known to other users. In the process, data will also be sent to Twitter. We would point out that we, as providers of the pages, do not have any knowledge on the content of the data being transferred, nor of how Twitter uses it. You will find further information in Twitter’s Data Protection Statement here https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection configuration for Twitter in the account configuration at this address: https://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn
Our Web site uses functions of the network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Whenever one of our pages, containing LinkedIn functions, is retrieved, the functions will establish a connection with LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend button”, while you are logged in your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to connect your visit to our Web site to you, and to your user account. We would point out that we, as providers of the pages, do not have any knowledge on the content of the data being transferred, nor of how LinkedIn uses it.

You will find further information in LinkedIn’s Data Protection Statement here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy 

XING
Our Web site uses functions of the network XING, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland. Whenever one of our pages, containing XING functions, is retrieved, the functions will establish a connection with XING servers. As far as we know, no personal data are stored in this case; especially no IP addresses, nor will your behaviour as a user be evaluated.

You will find further information on data protection and the XING share button, in XING’s Data Protection Statement here: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection 

YouTube
Our Web site uses plugins of YouTube, operated by Google. The pages are run by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages containing a YouTube plugin, a connection with one of youTube’s server is established, and the server will be informed of which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to connect your surfing activities directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You will find further information on how YouTube deals with user data in their Data Protection Statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

Newsletter and Blog Subscription

If you wish to receive the newsletter or our blog updates offered on the Web site, we need to obtain your e-mail address from you, together with information that allows us to check that you are the legitimate owner of the provided e-mail address, and that you agree with receiving the newsletter. No additional data will be collected. We shall use these data only for sending the required information. In order to prevent misuse, we use the Double-Opt-In procedure. You will receive an email with which you have to confirm your email address.

You can modify or revoke at any time your consent to storing your data and e-mail address, and to using it to send the newsletter, and/or blog update through the “Unsubscribe” link in the mail footer.

Retention Time of your Data

We keep your data only for the time it is legally required, or according to the purpose of processing. We keep analysis data until the analysis is complete. If we store data within a contractual relationship with you, these data will stay stored at least as long as the contractual relationship is pending, and no longer than the expiration of possible claims from our part, or as long as regulatory or contractual retention obligations exist.

Legal Basis

We process your personal data only within the framework of data processing principles, and provided a legal basis exists. Where this serves for the initiation and execution of our contract, this legal basis applies. Otherwise, we have an interest in continuously improving our offers and adapting them to your needs. This is a necessity to further develop our offers, to be able to finance them and to ensure the security of our offers. We assume that our interests prevail. If you have consented to a data processing, your consent applies.

Your Rights

You are basically entitled to the right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, withdrawal and objection.

If you deem that processing your data violates the data protection regulations, or that your data protection rights have been somehow violated, you can file a complaint by the competent supervisory authority.

If you have questions on the type, scope, place and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data, on data protection legal provisions, and on our services, or you wish to use them without any form of consent, please address us directly by e-mail at dataprotection@infoguard.ch. InfoGuard is glad to answer any question, discuss alternatives, and provide information.

You can reach our data protection officer under
Franco Cerminara, +41 41 749 19 00,
dataprotection@infoguard.ch
InfoGuard AG, Lindenstrasse 10, 6340 Baar, Schweiz


Last Update: 24. May 2018