The website of Data Quest AG (hereinafter referred to as “Data Quest”) is subject to Swiss Data Protection Law, in particular in accordance with the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), as well as any applicable foreign data protection law, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU). The EU acknowledges that Swiss Data Protection Law guarantees adequate data protection.
The access to our website is carried out by means of transport encryption (SSL/TLS).
We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for us. The Data Quest website can be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to take advantage of special services offered by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this data protection declaration informs affected persons about the rights to which they are entitled.
Data Quest, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. However, Internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as by telephone.
Name and address of the Controller
The legally responsible (hereinafter referred to as “Controller”) is:
Phone: +41 44 745 77 77
E-Mail: data firstname.lastname@example.org
1.1 Contact details for data protection issues
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding data protection:
Phone : +41 44 745 77 77
E-Mail: data email@example.com
1.2 Contact details EU Data Protection Agency
We have a data protection representative in the EU as a point of contact for supervisory authorities and data subjects for all questions relating to EU data protection law, who can also be contacted by e-mail or letter post:
VGS Data Protection Partner UG
Am Kaiserkai 69
When you visit our website, we initially collect and use only the data specified in section 3. In addition, we process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website of our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users is regularly only carried out with the consent of the user. An exception is made in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.
2.2 Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. of GDPR serve as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
In the processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party to, the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of GDPR serves as the legal basis. This shall also apply to processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c of GDPR serve as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the interests, basic rights and constitutional freedoms of the data subject do not prevail, the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for the processing.
2.3 Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Furthermore, personal data will also be blocked or deleted when a statutory or legal storage period expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling a contract. Notwithstanding anything to the foregoing, mandatory provisions of the applicable law shall be reserved, such as but not limited to the data retention periods.
3.1 Description, purpose and scope of data processing
Whenever you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
The following data is collected:
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The log files contain IP addresses or other data that allow an assignment to a user. This could be the case, for example, if the link to the website from which the user accesses the website or the link to the website to which the user switches contains personal data.
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
3.2 Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR.
3.3 Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case of the collection of data for the use of the website, deletion will take place upon ending of the respective session.
3.4 Possibility of objection and removal
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Therefore, there is no opportunity to raise objections by the user.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.
4.1 Description, purpose and scope of data processing
The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.
In this way the following data can be transmitted:
The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its contents. The analysis cookies enable us to find out how the website is used and thus to continuously optimize our offer.
4.2 Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR.
4.3 Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal
5.1 Description, purpose and scope of data processing
The newsletter is sent out based on the user’s registration on the website or based on an existing customer relationship in connection with the sale of goods or services.
On our website you can subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask will be transmitted to us.
With the registration the following information will be collected: Salutation, first name, surname and e-mail address of the user.
In addition, the following data is collected during the registration, which serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used or to be able to prove your consent:
The newsletter is also sent due to the sale of goods or services.
If you purchase goods or services on our website and enter your e-mail address, we may use it to send you a newsletter. In such a case, the newsletter will only be used to send direct advertising for our own similar goods or services.
In connection with the data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.
5.2 Legal basis for data processing
The newsletter is sent out based on the user’s registration on the website.
The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is, if the user has given his/her consent, the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of GDPR.
The legal basis for the dispatch of the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is the FADP as well as other legislation, e.g. the Federal Law on Unfair Competition (UWG, SR 241) and/or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR.
5.3 Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. The user’s e-mail address is therefore stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.
5.4 Possibility of objection and removal
The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the user concerned at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.
5.5 Service providers used for newsletter dispatch
This website uses MailChimp for sending newsletters. Provider is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. MailChimp is a service that can be used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you enter to receive the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA.
MailChimp is certified according to the ‘Swiss-US-Privacy Shield’ and the ‘EU-US-Privacy-Shield’. The ‘Privacy-Shield’ is an agreement between Switzerland or the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is supposed to guarantee the compliance of Swiss and European data protection standards in the USA.
With the help of MailChimp we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web beacon) connects to the servers of MailChimp in the USA. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if any. Furthermore, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you don’t want to receive any analysis by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe directly on the website.
The data processing is based on your consent according to the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by unsubscribing the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of MailChimp after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored for other purposes remains unaffected.
We have signed a so-called ‘Data-Processing-Agreement’ with MailChimp, in which we commit MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties. This agreement can be viewed under the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement /.
6.1 Description, purpose and scope of data processing
On our website there are contact forms which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:
At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:
The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves to process the establishment of contact as well as to inform the users about our goods and service offers.
The other personal data processed during the transmission serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
6.2 Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of the data is the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of GDPR, if the user has given his/her consent.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of GDPR.
6.3 Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection.
6.4 Opportunity of objection and removal
The user has the opportunity to revoke his/her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail (contact form), he can object to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued, and the revocation must be made by telephone.
All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case. For the sake of clarity, the user unconditionally accepts that Data Quest will be released from any and all contractual obligations towards the respective user without any liabilities whatsoever with the deletion of the personal data.
If personal data is processed by you, you are a “data subject” in the sense of the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, the GDPR and you have the following rights against us as the person responsible. You can make use of your rights by contacting us stating your request.
7.1 Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain at any time and free of charge from the controller information about the personal data stored about him/her and a copy of such data.
You may request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.
7.2 Right of rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.
7.3 Right to limit processing
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, if and to the extent to which he/she has the right to request the controller to restrict the processing if one of the conditions as set out in the FADP or, if and to the extent to which it is applicable, in Art. 18 para. 1 of GDPR is fulfilled. The user accepts that any kind of obligations entered into by Data Quest will be diminished or waived without any liabilities for Data Quest.
7.4 Right to deletion
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand that the data controller deletes the personal data concerning him/her without delay if one of the reasons as set out in the FADP or, if and insofar as applicable, in Art. 17 para. 1 of GDPR applies. The provisions as set forth in Section 6.4 shall apply.
7.5 Right to data transferability
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain, in a structured, standard and machine-readable format, the personal data relating to him which have been supplied by the data subject to a controller. He/she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to the FADP or on a contractual entitlement.
7.6 Right of objection
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is carried out pursuant to the FADP. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, the company will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Where the company processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data shall no longer be processed for those purposes.
7.7 Right to withdraw the declaration of consent under data protection law
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that has taken place on the basis of your consent until revocation.
However, the provisions as set forth in Section 6.4 shall apply.
7.8 Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other rights you might have under applicable laws, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the territory in which you are resident, where your place of work is or the place where the alleged infringement occurs.
Our website uses Google AdWords, an analysis service of Google, and within Google AdWords the conversion tracking. Google AdWords stores a cookie for conversion tracking on the hard disk of your computer (so-called “conversion cookie”) when you click on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that page.
The information obtained with the help of conversion cookies is used to create statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Through these statistics, we learn the total number of users who clicked on the ad served by Google and visited a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag.
In addition to conversion tracking we also use the functions:
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue “Twitter bird”. An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources.html
If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Twitter directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, Twitter receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Twitter or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information is also sent directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information is also published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Twitter, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Twitter data protection information: https://twitter.com/privacy
If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Twitter plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net /).
So-called social plugins (“plugins”) from YouTube are integrated on our website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips for free and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or videos created by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time the data subject accesses any of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the relevant YouTube component to download a representation of the relevant YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. In the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged in at the same time on YouTube, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time when he or she visits our website, regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on a YouTube video. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before visiting our website.
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The Plugins can be recognized e.g. by buttons with the character “+1” on a white or colored background. An overview of the Google plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Google. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, Google receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are not currently logged in on Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Google+, Google can directly assign your visit to our website to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Google data protection information: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
If you do not want Google to associate the data collected via our website directly with your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Google plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript”(http://noscript.net/ ).
Our website uses the map service Google Maps via an API (programming interface). The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The Controller has no further power over the data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR.
You can find more information about data protection at Google under the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/