1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The information below provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our privacy policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the legal notice on this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way we collect your data is when you provide it to us. This may be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page retrieval). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website works as intended. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Should you wish to exercise this right, or have further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Third-party analytics and tools

When you visit our website, your browsing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done mainly with cookies and analytics programs. The analysis of your browsing behavior is usually anonymous; the browsing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the privacy policy below.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the objection options in this privacy policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data by which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and how we use it. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.

We would like to point out that data transmission via the internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to guarantee complete protection of the data against access by third parties.

Note on the data controller

The entity responsible for data processing, i.e. the data controller, on this website is:

bossinfo.ch AG
Christian Hebeisen
Tannackerstrasse 3
4539 Farnern
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 844 844 120
Send e-mail

The controller is the natural person or legal entity who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and similar).

Revoking your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to this revocation remains unaffected.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority/data protection agency

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject shall have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority/data protection agency. The competent supervisory authority/data protection authority in matters of data protection law is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically, on the basis of your consent or for the purpose of fulfilling a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

This site may use SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and that a padlock symbol appears in your browser bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to receive information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data, at any time and free of charge. Should you wish to exercise this right, or have further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of our obligation to provide a legal notice for the transmission of advertising and information materials not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer as required by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

bossinfo.ch AG
Christian Hebeisen
Tannackerstrasse 3
4539 Farnern
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 844 844 120
Send e-mail

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Cookies are used on some pages of this website. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after you leave the website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, prevent the acceptance of cookies for specific instances or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyze your browsing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the device used
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures

Online forms

If you send us inquiries via a form, the information you provide in the form, including the contact data you enter there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations carried out prior to this revocation remains unaffected.

The data you enter in the form will remain stored by us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. once we have finished processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions—in particular retention periods—remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We only use the data entered for this purpose to facilitate your use of the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.

For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or in the case of technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you.

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to this revocation remains unaffected.

The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website, and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content determination or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to utilize the service or to bill the user.

The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

5. Social media

Sharing content

Our users can share the content of this site on social networks in a privacy-compliant manner without complete browsing profiles being created by the operators of the networks.

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter in the process. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn

Our website may use functions provided by the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection is established to LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend” button for LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to connect your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING

Our website may use functions provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is accessed, a connection is established to XING’s servers. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior analyzed.

For further information on data protection and the XING Share button, please refer to XING’s privacy policy at:
https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

6. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website may use functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of your use of the website. 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.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web content and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other states signed up to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by configuring the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), for the attention of Google, and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website may use the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be linked to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the advertising settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the Objection to data collection” section above.

Google AdSense

This website may use Google AdSense, an advertising integration service from Google Inc (“Google”). The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses “web beacons” (invisible graphics). These web beacons enable information such as visitor traffic on these pages to be analyzed.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be shared by Google with Google’s contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

The storage of AdSense cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web content and its advertising.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by configuring the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note 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 Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature allows the target audiences for advertising created with Google Analytics Remarketing to be linked to the cross-device functionalities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been adapted to you based on your previous usage and browsing behavior on one end device (e.g. cell phone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized advertising messages can be displayed on every device on which you log in with your Google account.

To support this functionality, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target groups for cross-device advertising.

You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalized advertising in your Google account. To do so, follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggregation of this collected data in your Google account is based solely on your consent, which you can grant or revoke at Google (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). In the case of data collection processes that are not merged into your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected to such merging), the collection of the data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.

For more information and the privacy policy provisions, please see Google’s privacy policy at:
https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Within the scope of our use of Google AdWords, we use the “conversion tracking” feature. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can detect that the user had clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customers’ websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted into conversion tracking. These customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in such tracking, you can object to this by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under its user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web content and its advertising.

For more information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy.

You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, prevent the acceptance of cookies for specific instances or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor opens the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place.

This processing of data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web content from abusive automated espionage and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please see the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Facebook Pixel

Our website may use the visitor action pixel from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), for conversion measurement.

This makes it possible to track the behavior of page visitors after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook ads to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and for optimization of future advertising measures.

The data collected is anonymous for us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, meaning that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and that Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook’s privacy policy:

This enables Facebook to serve ads on Facebook pages as well as outside of Facebook. This use of data cannot be influenced by us as the website operator.

You can find more information about protecting your privacy in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

You can also disable the “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature in the ad settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable usage-based advertising from Facebook on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that enables us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations carried out prior to this revocation remains unaffected.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

MailChimp

This website may use the services of MailChimp for sending newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service that can be used, among other things, to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. If you enter data for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address), this data is stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA.

MailChimp has a certification under the “EU-US Privacy Shield” framework. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with 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 (“web beacon”) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. In addition, 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 the 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 do not want MailChimp to analyze your newsletter usage, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message for this purpose. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

This processing of data is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations carried out prior to this revocation remains unaffected.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers and from the servers of MailChimp after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

For more details, please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms.

Conclusion of a data processing agreement

We have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties. This contract can be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement.

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website may use plugins from the YouTube website, operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages that contains a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube is then able to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

We use YouTube to present our online content in an appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google web fonts

This site may use web fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform display of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This lets Google know that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google web fonts are used to present our online content in a consistent and appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font may be used by your computer.

For more information on Google web fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and see Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

Google Maps

This site may use the mapping 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 store 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.

Google Maps is used to present our online content in an appealing way and to make it easy to find the places we indicate on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

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