1. Scope

The provisions below serve to give information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).

2. Collection of general information

With every access to our website, various information is automatically collected by us or the webspace provider. With exception of the IP address, this information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow conclusions to be drawn about you. An evaluation of IP addresses takes place exclusively in the case of an attack or in case of suspected illegal use of our website.

Among other information this includes: website name, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address.

Without this information, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the website content. In this respect, collecting data is absolutely necessary. Furthermore, we use this information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize our services and technology.

3. Handling of personal data

Personal data is any information that uniquely identifies a person. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person. These personal data include the first name and surname, address, the telephone number and the e-mail address as well as the IP address.

These data are only collected, used and if necessary passed on by the provider if the legislator expressly permits this or if the user expressly agrees to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.

4. Contacting us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user.

5. YouTube

On our website we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube server and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser. If you are logged onto YouTube at the same time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR.

Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

6. Google Maps

This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

7. Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. No of these data is transferred to third parties nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. 

The use of cookies enables a correct presentation of our website as well as easy navigation. They are not used to inject viruses or launch programs.

Users have the option of accessing our website without cookies. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. Please refer to the help function of your browser how to deactivate cookies. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

8. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user’s activities across devices.

8.1 IP-Anonymization

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. In these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

8.2 Opposition to data collection

Users have the option of accessing our website without cookies. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. Please refer to the help function of your browser how to deactivate cookies. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of user-related data and the processing of this data by Google by installing a corresponding browser plug-in. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit our website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for this website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Alternatively, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Disable data capture.

9. Questions and comments

WEKA will respond to all legitimate requests for information and where applicable, to correct, amend, or delete your personal data. If you wish to make such a request or if you have questions or comments about this Data Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@weka-ag.ch.

10. Change of our Data Privacy Policy

In order to ensure that our data privacy policy always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time.