Data Protection

General Information on Data Processing

Scope of Processing of Personal Data

The processing of our users’ personal data is limited to the data required for the provision of a properly functioning website and of our content and services. This processing of personal data of our users is only carried out for the purposes agreed with them, or where there is some other legal basis for it within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Only those personal data are collected that are actually required for the execution and processing of our tasks and services, or that you have made available to us voluntarily.

Description and Scope of Data Processing

Provision of the Website

Every time you access our website, our system automatically collects data and information about the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data are collected: information about the browser type and version used, the operating system used, the Internet service provider, the IP address, the date and time of access, and the websites from which our website was accessed.

We store this information (log files) for a period of up to 24 hours. The data are stored for reasons of data security in order to ensure the stability and operational reliability of our system.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94.043, USA, (hereinafter referred to as “Google”) to evaluate website usage. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on your computer. The information contained in these cookies about the visitor’s use of the website and Internet may be processed and evaluated by Google.

The data collected by Google may be transmitted by Google to countries outside the EU and the EEA, in particular to the USA. Google has, however, submitted to the Privacy Shield Framework. You can find more information about your rights at ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection.

In addition, we ensure that your IP address is anonymized before being transmitted to Google. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics can be found in Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Google DoubleClick and Google Tag Manager

On this website, besides the standard configuration of Google Analytics, extended functions are also used, which assist in providing interest-based advertising based on the surfing behavior of users. To do so, Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie from DoubleClick to evaluate data about the surfing behavior of users on various websites. These data can be used to make statistical statements about demographic data and areas of interest of website users.

Please note that we cannot view data about individual users, and that we cannot trace the statistical data we use back to specific users.

Some of our website visitors will see our advertisements on other websites after they have visited our website. This form of ad placement is called “remarketing” or “retargeting.” If you object to the placement of these advertisements, we recommend that you make use of the options available to website users in order to deactivate website tracking. Google also allows you to manage cookies yourself for ad preferences: policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en

This website also uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. Tags are small code elements that are used, for example, to measure website traffic and visitor behavior. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags; it does not place any cookies, and therefore no personal data are collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which may in turn collect data, but it does not access such data. If a deactivation has been carried out at domain or cookie level, this remains valid for all tracking tags that are implemented by the Google Tag Manager.

You can find all the information about the Google Tag Manager here: www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy

Cookies

We use cookies on our website in order to increase user-friendliness of our service offer. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet computer, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies remain stored until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

If you object to this, you can adjust your browser to ensure that you are informed about the placement of cookies, and that you only allow them in individual cases. However, we would like to point out that by deactivating cookies you will not be able to make use of the full functionality of our website.

The legal basis for the data processed by cookies can be found in Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Cookies can stay valid until you delete them in your browser.

Contact Form

If you fill out a contact form or send us an e-mail or any other electronic message, your details will only be used for the purpose of processing your inquiry and other related questions, and only within the context of the inquiry.

The legal basis for the processing of your inquiry can be found in Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Your details will be stored by us for any follow-up questions.

External Links

This website contains links to third-party websites (external links). Such third-party websites are subject to liability of their respective operators. We have no influence on the design and content of any linked websites.

Data Security

During your visit to our website, we use the standard SSL/TLS protocol in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can recognize whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed depiction of the key or lock icon in the address bar of your browser.

Furthermore, we use other suitable technical and organizational security measures to safeguard your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction, and unauthorized access by any third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Contact Person

If you have any questions about data protection, or if you wish to request information or request the deletion of your data, please contact info(at)m-opitz.ch, Re: “Data Protection”.