This privacy statement informs you about the personal data we process in connection with our activities and operations, including our https://honigberg.ch/ -Website. In particular, we provide information on what personal data we process, for what purpose, how and where. We also provide information about the rights of persons whose data we process.
We are subject to Swiss data protection law and any applicable foreign data protection law, in particular that of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Commission recognises that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
1. Contact addresses
Responsibility for the processing of personal data:
CH-6461 Isenthal Switzerland
We point out if there are other persons responsible for processing personal data in individual cases.
Data protection representation in the European Economic Area (EEA)
We have the following data protection representation in accordance with Art. 27 DSGVO:
Niittäjäntie 9, 01660 Vantaa, Finland firstname.lastname@example.org
The Data Protection Representation serves as an additional point of contact for data subjects and authorities in the European Union (EU) and the rest of the European Economic Area (EEA) for enquiries related to the GDPR.
2. Terms and legal bases
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A
data subject is a person about whom we process personal data.
Processing includes any handling of personal data, irrespective of the means and procedures used, such as querying, matching, adapting, archiving, preserving, reading out, disclosing, procuring, recording, collecting, deleting, disclosing, arranging, organising, storing, modifying, disseminating, linking, destroying and using personal data.
The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the member states of the European Union (EU) as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) refers to the processing of personal data as the processing of personal data.
2.2 Legal basis
We process – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – personal data in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:
- 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
- 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject prevail. Legitimate Interests
The main objectives of our business activities are to be able to carry out and communicate about our activities and operations in a sustainable, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner, to guarantee information security, to protect against misuse, to enforce our own legal claims and to comply with Swiss law.
- 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of member states in the European Economic Area (EEA).
- 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a task that is in the public interest.
- 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of personal data with the consent of the person concerned.
- Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural
3. Nature, scope and purpose
We process those personal data that are necessary to be able to carry out our activities and operations in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, sales data as well as contract and payment data.
We process personal data for the period of time required for the respective purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer required is anonymised or deleted.
We may have personal data processed by Drine. We may process personal data jointly with third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, specialised providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection for such third parties.
As a matter of principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the persons concerned. If and insofar as the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, we may waive the requirement to obtain consent. For example, we may process personal data without consent in order to fulfil a contract, to comply with legal obligations or to protect overriding interests.
In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily provides to us when contacting us – for example, by letter, email, instant messaging, contact form, social media or telephone – or when registering for a user account. We may store such information, for example, in an address book or by similar means. If we receive data about other persons, the transmitting persons are obliged to guarantee data protection vis-à-vis these p e r s o n s and to ensure the accuracy of this personal data.
We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly available sources or collect in the course of our activities and operations, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.
4. Personal data abroad
We process personal data in Switzerland and in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we may also export or transfer personal data to other countries, in particular in order to process it or have it processed there.
We may export personal data to all states and territories on earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that the law there ensures adequate data protection in accordance with the decision of the Swiss Federal Council and – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – in accordance with the decision of the European Commission.
We may transfer personal data to countries whose law does not guarantee adequate data protection, provided that data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, in particular on the basis of standard data protection clauses or with other suitable guarantees. Exceptionally, we may export personal data to countries without adequate or appropriate data protection if the special data protection requirements are met, for example the express consent of the data subjects or a direct connection with the conclusion or performance of a contract. We will be happy to provide data subjects with information about any guarantees or a copy of any guarantees on request.
5. Rights of data subjects
5.1 Data protection claims
We grant data subjects all rights under applicable data protection law. In particular, data subjects have the following rights:
- Information: Data subjects can request information as to whether we process personal data about them and, if so, what personal data is involved. Data subjects also receive the information necessary to assert their data protection rights and to ensure transparency. This includes the personal data processed as such, but also, among other things, information on the purpose of processing, the duration of storage, any disclosure or export of data to other countries and the origin of the personal
- Correction and restriction: Data subjects can have incorrect personal data corrected, incomplete data completed and the processing of their data
- Deletion and objection: Data subjects can have personal data deleted (“right to be forgotten”) and object to the processing of their data with effect for the
- Data release and data transfer: Data subjects may request the surrender of personal data or the transfer of their data to another data
We may suspend, restrict or refuse the exercise of the rights of data subjects to the extent permitted by law. We can draw the attention of data subjects to any requirements that must be met in order to exercise their rights under data protection law. For example, we may refuse to provide information in whole or in part with reference to business secrets or the protection of other persons. We may also, for example, refuse to delete personal data in whole or in part with reference to statutory retention obligations.
We may exceptionally provide for costs for the exercise of the rights. We will inform affected persons in advance of any costs.
We are obliged to take appropriate measures to identify data subjects who request information or assert other rights. Data subjects are obliged to cooperate.
5.2 Right to complain
Data subjects have the right to enforce their data protection rights by legal means or to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority.
The data protection supervisory authority for private data controllers and federal bodies in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
Data subjects have the right – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – to lodge a complaint with a competent European data protection supervisory authority.
6. Data security
We take suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data security appropriate to the respective risk. However, we cannot guarantee absolute data security.
Access to our website is via transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers indicate transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.
Our digital communication – like all digital communication – is subject to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion and other surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot directly influence the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police agencies and other security authorities.
7. Use of the website
Cookies can be stored in the browser temporarily as “session cookies” or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies are deleted automatically when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a certain storage period. Cookies make it possible in particular to recognise a browser the next time it visits our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. Permanent cookies can also be used for online branding, for example.
In the case of cookies used for performance and reach measurement or for advertising, a general objection (“opt-out”) is possible for numerous services via AdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAd- Choices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).
7.2 Server log files
We may collect the following information for each access to our website, provided that this information is transmitted by your browser to our server infrastructure or can be determined by our web server: Date and time including time zone, IP address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including user interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-page of our website called up including amount of data transferred, website last called up in the same browser window (referer or referrer).
We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. The information is required to provide our website in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.
7.3 Tracking pixel
We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels – including those from third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically scanned when you visit our website.
can be called up. Counting pixels can be used to record the same information as in server log files.
8. Notifications and messages
We send notifications and messages via email and other communication channels such as instant messaging or SMS.
8.1 Success and reach measurement
Notifications and messages may contain web links or tracking pixels that record whether an individual message was opened and which web links were clicked on. Such web links and tracking pixels may also record the use of notifications and messages on a personal basis. We need this statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement in order to be able to send notifications and messages effectively and in a user-friendly manner based on the needs and reading habits of the recipients, as well as permanently, securely and reliably.
8.2 Consent and objection
In principle, you must expressly consent to the use of your e-mail address and other contact addresses, unless the use is permitted for other legal reasons. If possible, we will use the “double opt-in” procedure for any consent, i.e. you will receive an e-mail with a web link that you must click to confirm, so that no misuse by unauthorised third parties can take place. We may log such consents, including IP address, date and time, for reference and security reasons.
In principle, you can object to receiving notifications and communications such as newsletters at any time. With such an objection, you can at the same time object to the statistical recording of use for performance and reach measurement. This is subject to any notifications and communications required in connection with our activities and operations.
8.3 Service provider for notifications and messages
We send notifications and messages using specialised services.
We use in particular:
9. Social media
We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to communicate with interested persons and t o inform them about our activities and operations. In connection with such platforms, personal data may also be processed o u t s i d e Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA).
We are jointly responsible with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Ireland) for our social media presence on Facebook, including the so-called page in- sights, insofar as and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable. Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is part of the Meta companies (including in the USA). Page insights provide information about how visitors interact with our Face- book presence. We use Page Insights to provide our social media presence on Facebook in an effective and user-friendly way.
10. Third party services
We use the services of specialised third parties in order to carry out our activities and operations in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. With such services, we c a n , among other things, embed functions and content into our website. In the case of such embedding, the services used record the IP addresses of the users at least temporarily for technically compelling reasons.
For necessary security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may process data in connection with our activities and operations in aggregated, anonymised or pseudonymised form. This is, for example, performance or usage data in order to be able to offer the respective service.
We use in particular:
- Google services: Provider: Google LLC (USA) / Google Ireland Limited (Ireland) for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland; General information on data protection: “Privacy and security principles”, data protection statement, “Google is committed to complying with applicable data protection laws“, “Guide to data protection in Google products“, “How we use data from websites or apps on or in which our services are used” (information from Google), “Types of cookies and other technologies used by Google”, “Personalised advertising” (activation / deactivation / settings). (Google’s disclosures), “Types of cookies and other technologies used by Google“, “Personalised advertising” (activation / deactivation / settings).
10.1 Digital infrastructure
We use the services of specialised third parties to provide the digital infrastructure required in connection with our activities and operations. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from selected providers.
We use in particular:
- Hostpoint: Hosting; Provider: Hostpoint AG (Switzerland); Data protection information: Data protection declaration.
10.2 Digital audio and video content
We use services from specialised third parties to enable the direct playback of digital audio and video content such as music or podcasts.
We use in particular:
- YouTube: Video platform; Provider: Google; YouTube-specific information: “Data protection and security centre”, “My data on YouTube”.
We use third party services to integrate documents into our website. Such documents may include, for example, forms, PDF files, presentations, tables and text documents. This enables us not only to view, but also to edit or comment on such documents.
11. Success and reach measurement
We try to determine how our online offer is used. In this context, we can, for example, measure the success and reach of our activities and operations as well as the effect of third-party links to our website. We can also, for example, test and compare how different parts or versions of our online offer are used (“A/B test” method). Based on the results of the performance and reach measurement, we can in particular correct errors, strengthen popular content or make improvements to our online offer.
In most cases, the IP addresses of individual users are stored for the purpose of measuring success and reach. In this case, IP addresses are always shortened (“IP masking”) in order to follow the principle of data economy through the corresponding pseudonymisation.
Cookies may be used to measure success and reach and user profiles may be created. Any user profiles created include, for example, the individual pages visited or content viewed on our website, information on the size of the screen or browser window and the – at least approximate
– location. In principle, any user profiles are created exclusively in pseudonymised form and are not used to identify individual users. Individual services from third parties, where
Users who are logged in can assign the use of our online offer to the user account or user profile of the respective service.
We use in particular:
- Google Analytics: performance and reach measurement; provider: Google; Google Analytics-specific data: Measurement also across different browsers and devices (cross- device tracking) and with pseudonymised IP addresses, which are only transmitted in full to Google in the USA in exceptional cases, “Data protection”, “Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics”.
12. Final provisions
We can adapt and supplement this data protection declaration at any time. We will inform about such adjustments and additions in an appropriate form, in particular by publishing the respective current data protection declaration on our website.