Swiss Shield® Disclaimer

This Data Protection Statement is currently valid and is dated May 2018. By accessing public information on the website of Swiss Shield ("website"), you declare that you have understood and agree with the Data Protection Statement.

Data protection

Swiss Shield takes the protection of your personal data seriously and complies with the provisions of data protection legislation. In the following we provide an overview of how we ensure the protection of your personal data and what type of data are recorded for what purpose. Data are personal data if they can clearly be assigned to a particular natural person.

Processing of personal data on this website

The provider of these web pages collects and automatically saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer establishing access
  • Time of the server access request
  • IP address

The data listed are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • To ensure that the website connection is established smoothly
  • To ensure convenient use of our website
  • To evaluate system safety and stability
  • Other administrative purposes

These data cannot be assigned to particular persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. Furthermore the data are deleted after statistical evaluation. This does not apply if the data are further required exclusively for the purpose of supporting and maintaining the services queried by the user, as laid out in the terms of use.

Cookies

We use cookies on our site. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. Cookies allow us to optimize our internet presence and our offers. Most cookies are so-called "session cookies" which are deleted at the end of your session. Sometimes, however, these cookies provide information that allow you to be automatically identified again. This re-identification is based on the IP address saved in the cookies. The information thus obtained allows us to optimize our offers and to facilitate your access to our site. You can prevent cookies from being installed by appropriately adjusting your browser; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

Contact by e-mail

If you contact us by email, we save the data you give us (your email address, and your name and phone number, where applicable) so that we can respond to your query. These data are provided exclusively on a voluntary basis and with your consent. If these data include information regarding communication channels (e.g., e-mail address, telephone number), then you also consent to us contacting you via these communication channels in order to respond to your query. You can of course withdraw your consent at any point in the future. You can demand that your personal data be deleted at any time. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected by this.

Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of 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 saved on your computer and allow your usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is typically transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour to optimize its internet offers. On this website, we have activated the IP anonymisation function. This means that your IP address is first shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transferred to Google Analytics by your browser is not linked to other Google data.

You can prevent cookies being saved by appropriately setting your browser software. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to fully use all of the website functions. Furthermore, you can prevent the storage of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as its processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google Analytics from recording the data by clicking on This link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents your data from being recorded when you visit this website in the future. For you to use this opt-out cookie, your browser must allow cookies to be saved. If you regularly delete your cookies, then you must re-click on the link each time you visit this website. We have concluded an order-data processing contract with Google. Additional information regarding Google's use of data for advertising purposes, setting options and redress options can be found on Google's websites: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ ("How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services"), www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("How Google uses cookies in advertising"), www.google.de/settings/ads ("Control the information Google uses to show you ads") and www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Control the information Google uses to show you ads").

Use of web fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Monotype GmbH (https://www.fonts.com /) to display fonts uniformly. When you access a site, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To this end, your browser must establish a connection to the servers of Monotype. Monotype is thus informed that this site was accessed via your IP address. Web fonts are used to ensure an individual, uniform and attractive presentation of our online offer. If your browser does not support web fonts, then a standard font is used from your computer. You can find additional legal information provided by Monotype at: www.fonts.com/info/legal.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a product from Google Inc. By using this website, you declare your consent to the logging, processing and use of the automatically collected data by Google Inc, its representatives and third parties. You can find the Google Maps terms of service under "Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service": www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.