Within the scope of our business activities, we are subject to Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Act of Data Protection (DSG) and, if applicable, foreign data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU). The latter is only applicable to individuals resident in an EU country. The EU recognizes that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
By using our services and website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you in the manner described below and for the stated purpose. You may only disclose personal data of third parties to us if you are entitled to do so and the personal data is correct.
Responsible for privacy issues
The contact person for data protection concerns at Böhni Communications GmbH is:
Phone: +41 79 725 72 61 +41 79 725 72 61
Processing of personal data
To begin with, we clarify the most important terminology that will be used below for a better understanding. We adhere to the definitions of terms contained in the Swiss Data Protection Act (Art. 3 DSG).
- Personal data: all information relating to a specific or identifiable person.
- Data subjects: individuals or corporations whose data are processed.
- Processing: any treatment of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the procurement, storage, use, rework, disclosure, filing, or destruction of data.
We process personal data in compliance with Swiss data protection law. The legality of the processing of personal data according to GDPR – to the extent this is applicable – is ensured as follows:
- The data subject has consented to the processing of the personal data concerning him/her for one or more specific purposes (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or
- the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract the data subject is a party of or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures which are carried out at the request of the data subject (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR) or
- the processing is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are responsible (Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR) or
- the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person (Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR) or
- the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of an official authority, which has been entrusted to us as controller (Article 6, Section 1, item (e) of GDPR) or
- processing is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests as a controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject requiring the protection of personal data prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child (Article 6, Section 1 item (f) of GDPR).
We process the data collected in order to improve the products and services you request, to manage your use and access to our services and information, to maintain our business relationship with you, to monitor the performance of our offer, and to detect, prevent, or clarify illegal activities. We only collect, use, and transfer your personal data if this is permitted or required by law or if you have consented to the data collection.
Processing time of personal data
We process your personal data as long as the purpose of collecting your data makes it necessary. Legal retention periods may mean that your personal data or extracts from it must be kept for several years after the end of the contractual relationship between you and us.
Handling contact information
If you contact us through the contact options offered on the website, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your request. By contacting us, you consent to the processing of your personal data within the scope of these regulations.
Website hosting provider
We host our website at a Swiss hosting provider based in Switzerland. Each time you visit our website, the hosting provider automatically collects and stores information (server log files) that your browser transmits. These include the name and URL of the retrieved file, date and time, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called Referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer), and the IP address. These data are used to identify technical problems, to ensure security, and to statistically evaluate the use of our website and, thus, to develop our offer further.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and that allow for an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization on this website, which truncates your IP address by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of it will not be merged with other Google information. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please be aware that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Google complies with the European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement. A browser plug-in helps prevent cookies-collected information (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and used by Google. The following link leads you to the corresponding plug-in.
Links to other websites
Our website contains hyperlinks to third-party websites that are not operated or controlled by us. We are not responsible for their content or privacy practices.
Your rights as an affected person
As an affected person, you have the right to
- receive, upon request, free information on whether and, if so, which personal data we are processing about you
- correct false personal data
- claim processing restriction of your personal data
- your personal information being blocked
- your personal data being deleted, unless this conflicts with a statutory duty to store data
with a statutory duty to store data
- request data portability, if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable
- revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data
with effect for the future
- object to the processing of your personal data.
If you believe your data has been processed unlawfully, you can file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
If you would like a correction, blocking, erasure, or information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, or if you wish to revoke your consent, you can always contact the aforementioned data protection officer.
To safeguard your data, we apply technical and organizational state-of-the-art security measures.
Communication via our website is encrypted using the encryption protocol SSL/TLS. However, we would like to point out that encrypted data transmission on the Internet always involves security risks. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.