The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Our website can therefore be used without any indication of personal data. For some functions, however, we use technologies that have to process certain data in order to develop their full potential. In the following, we discuss these services and the respective use of the data in detail.
A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored directly on the user’s computer. The content often contains only a short string of characters, which allows our server to recognize you when you visit the site again in order to facilitate use of the site.
Google Fonts and Font Awesome
This website uses fonts from Google and Fonticons for a uniform and appealing presentation. To display them, your browser retrieves them from the corresponding external servers and transmits the same usage data as if you had clicked on a link. Google itself assures you that this data will only be used for technical purposes and will not be linked to the data in your Google account (https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq). Fonticons also pays close attention to data protection and has set up a special contact address for the EU and Switzerland (https://fontawesome.com/privacy).
Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin etc.
Although our website contains links to so-called “social media”, no data is transmitted to these services because we do not use external plug-ins from social media providers. Only when you click on such a link do you contact the service in question by accessing the page. From then on, the regulations of the respective provider will apply.
Data storage and statistics
As with any connection to a web server, the server of our hosting partner Cyon in Basel (Switzerland) logs and stores certain technical data. These include the IP address and operating system of your device, the date and time of access, the type of browser and the referrer. This is necessary for technical reasons in order to make our website available to you. Your details are always transmitted in encrypted form (https). Our partner uses various technical and organisational measures to protect the data from unauthorised access and does not pass them on to third parties.
For statistical purposes, the same information is anonymously stored and evaluated by Google Analytics. This provides us with information about the use of our services and enables us to optimise them in a targeted manner. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to ensure the allocation of usage data.
For security reasons, our entire website is also copied daily to an external server (off-site backup). These backup copies are stored separately in a safe for a few days. Among other things, they contain the entire database including your personal data, if these have been stored by us. The copies are only accessible to the provider and are only used in an emergency to restore an earlier state after a data loss.