Privacy Statement

Responsible within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is:

Jan Berchtold

Your rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time under the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored with us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • restriction of data processing, insofar as we are not yet permitted to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • Contradiction against the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
  • data transferability, if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you have given us your consent, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can complain to a supervisory authority at any time, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority of the federal state in which you reside or to the authority responsible for us.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Collecting general information when you visit our website
Type and purpose of processing:

When you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.

They shall be processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a trouble-free connection of the website,
  • Suring the smooth use of our website,
  • evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is evaluated statistically by us if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet appearance and the technology behind it.

Legal basis:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Receiver:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage time:

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the survey. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually prescribed. However, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed without the IP address. In addition, individual services may not be available or restricted. For this reason an objection is excluded.

Cookies
Type and purpose of processing:

As many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

This will provide us with certain information such as IP address, browser used and operating system.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies can be used to help you navigate and view our web pages correctly.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

You can of course view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not function if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Storage period and cookies used:

If you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our Web sites:

As far as these cookies can (also) affect personal data, we will inform you in the following sections.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie stock via your browser settings. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how these cookies can be deleted or their storage blocked in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information at the following links:

Registration on our Website
Type and purpose of processing:

When registering for the use of our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data (e.g. telephone number and e-mail address). If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time.

Legal basis:

The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of the user's consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Dient the registration of the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, so is additional legal basis for the processing of data Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Receiver:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as contractors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage time:

data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent has been given. Thereafter they will be deleted unless there are legal obligations to retain them. To contact us in this context, please use the contact data provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content and services.

Newsletter
Type and purpose of processing:

Your data will only be used to send you the subscribed newsletter by e-mail. Your name will be entered in order to address you personally in the newsletter and, if necessary, to identify you if you wish to make use of your rights as the person concerned.

Your e-mail address is sufficient for receiving the newsletter. When you register to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter offering or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. We use the "double opt-in" procedure to verify that a registration is actually carried out by the owner of an e-mail address. To this end, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the reply requested herewith. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for the newsletter dispatch and will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis:

On the basis of your expressly given consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. In every newsletter you will find a corresponding link. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time or inform us of your cancellation via the contact details given at the end of this data protection notice.

Receiver:

Recipients of the data may be order processors.

Storage time:

The data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent is available. They will then be deleted.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Without existing consent we can unfortunately not send you our newsletter.

Contact form
Type and purpose of processing:

The data you enter is stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used to assign the query and then answer it. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The data entered in the contact form will be processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

By providing the contact form, we would like to make it easy for you to contact us. Your data will be saved for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed for the purpose of implementing pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

Receiver:

Recipients of the data may be order processors.

Storage time:

The data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent is available. They will then be deleted.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Usage of Google Analytics
Type and purpose of processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further connected services are then to be provided.

Legal basis:

The data will be processed on the basis of the user's consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Receiver:

Recipient of the data is Google as the order processor. For this purpose, we have concluded the corresponding contract with Google.

Storage time:

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our recording purposes.

Third country transfer:

Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Withdrawal of consent:

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser Add On for deactivating Google Analytics.

In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent Google Analytics from tracking our pages by click this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting this cookie for this website and browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Profiling:

The tracking tool Google Analytics can be used to evaluate the behavior of visitors to the website and analyze their interests. For this purpose, we create a pseudonymous user profile.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
Type and purpose of processing:

To display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use "Google Web Fonts" from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google") on this website to display fonts.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Google Webfonts and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Receiver:

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible - but currently unclear whether and for what purposes - that the operator collects Google data in this case.

Storage time:

We do not collect any personal data, through the integration of Google Webfonts.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Third country transfer:

Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, it may not be possible to display the content correctly using standard fonts.

Withdrawal of consent:

The programming language JavaScript is regularly used to display the contents. You can therefore object to data processing by deactivating JavaScript in your browser or by installing a JavaScript blocker. Please note that this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Google AdWords
Type and purpose of processing:

Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. The operating company of Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Google AdWords and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Receiver:

Personal data, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA each time you visit our website. This personal data is stored by Google. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties in certain circumstances.

Our company does not contain any information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.

Storage time:

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification.

Third country transfer:

Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Withdrawal of consent:

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse to set a cookie as required for this - for example by setting your browser to generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies or to set your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want to record measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Deployment required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption processes (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

j@iou.ch

The privacy statement was created with the help of activeMind AG, the expert for external data protection officer (version #2019-04-10).




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BLINQ AG
Quellenstrasse 28
8005 Z├╝rich
iou@iou.ch

Represented by the managing directors:
Jan Berchtold, Alex Zimmermann

Registered in Zurich Commercial Register under CHE-186.102.534