Phone +41 44 938 66 60
Register no.: CHE-436.219.006
You can generally use the website without submitting any personal data whatsoever. However, if the data subject wishes to take advantage of special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data for this purpose.
We have taken numerous technical and organisational measures to offer the best possible protection of personal data processed via this website. In spite of this, however, security loopholes are always possible in Internet-based transfers of data, so that we cannot guarantee total protection of the same.
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is considered identifiable if they can be identified either directly or indirectly, in particular through the assignation of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online ID, or one or several other characteristics which form the expression of a person’s physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for processing.
Processing is defined as any activity performed with or without help of automated processes or each such sequence of activities related to personal data such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, the alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Legal Basis and Scope
The processing of personal data takes place exclusively in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and pursuant to country-specific data protection regulations governing the company.
Rights of Website Users
The rights of users of our website are disclosed in the General Data Protection Regulation, Chapter 3, Articles 12 – 23.
Responsible controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation
The controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws which apply in the member states of the European Union and any other statutory data protection regulations is:
Phone +41 44 938 66 60
Name and address of the data protection officer
SwitzerlandPhone +41 44 938 66 60
Any data subject who has queries and suggestions concerning data protection may consult our data protection officer directly.
Collection of Server Data
Due to our legitimate interest, we collect data concerning access to this website, and store this as server log files on the website’s server.
We may collect (1) the type of browser and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from where an accessing system has come across our website, (4) the subpages accessed on our website via the accessing system, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an IP address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information utilised to fend off danger in the case of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, sofel Ltd does not draw conclusions on the identity of the data subject. This information is in fact required (1) to correctly display the content of our website, (2) to optimise the content as well as the advertising relating to the website, (3) to guarantee the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide prosecution authorities with the information necessary for the prosecution in case of a cyber attack. This data and information is collected anonymously by sofel Ltd for statistical purposes and also processed in order to improve data protection and security in our company with the aim of providing an ideal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data from the server log files is stored separately from all personal data submitted by a data subject.
Due to legal requirements, our website contains information enabling quick electronic establishment of contact to our company and direct communication with us. If you contact us via email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you will automatically be stored. Such personal data provided on a voluntary basis will be retained for processing or contacting purposes. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. WRH Walter Reist Holding and its affiliated companies do not count among these third persons.
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content such as enquiries you send to us as website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line in the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser line.
We have included on this website the component Google Analytics (including an anonymisation function). Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis means the collection, compilation and evaluation of data concerning the behaviour of visitors of websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data which discloses which website a data subject comes from, which subpages have been accessed, and how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. Web analysis is carried out mainly to optimise a website and to optimise the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operating company of Google Analytics components is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
For the web analysis via Google Analytics, we use the add-on “_gat._anonymizeIp”. This allows Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the user’s Internet connection when our website is accessed from a member state of the European Union or from a signatory state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics components is to analyse the stream of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information it has gained, for example, to assess your use of the website, to compile online reports for us about activity on our website, and to provide further services connected with the use of our website.
Google Analytics places cookies into the data subject’s IT system. The placement of cookies allows Google to analyse the use of our website. Every time an individual page on the website we operate and which includes a Google Analytics component is accessed, the Internet browser is called on by the particular Google Analytics components to automatically transfer data from the data subject’s IT system to Google for the purpose of online analysis. In connection with this technical procedure, Google receives information about personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, allowing Google to determine the origin of the visitor and the clicks and, in the process, have access to commission settlements.
With help of these cookies, personal data is stored, including the period of access, the place from where access took place and how often a data subject has visited our website. With every access to our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the USA. This personal data is stored by Google in the USA. Occasionally, Google transfers this personal data, which has been collected with the help of a technical operation, to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the placement of cookies by correspondingly setting the Internet browser, thus permanently objecting to the placement of cookies. This setting of the Internet browser in use also prevents Google from placing a cookie into the data subject’s IT system. You may also at any time delete a cookie which has already been placed by Google Analytics via the Internet browser or another software programme.
Further information as well as Google’s data protection regulations can be accessed under https://policies.google.com/privacy and under https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is explained further under https://www.google.com/analytics/.
On this website, we apply features of LinkedIn, a social media network of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access pages on our website which contain these features, data is transmitted, stored and evaluated by LinkedIn. The data protection regulations governing information collected by LinkedIn can be found under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Last updated: 7. June 2021
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