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We protect your privacy and your private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this Privacy Policy and the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA). These data protection provisions regulate which personal data we collect, process and use to provide a functional website and our content and services about you. We therefore ask you to read the following information carefully.

  1. Person responsible

As the operator of the website, FOSS-Group GmbH is responsible for the personal data of users of the website within the meaning of the FADP.

2. description and scope of data processing

2.1 Personal data within the meaning of these data protection provisions means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). This includes in particular your name, your company, your e-mail address, your address and your telephone number.

2.2 Personal data also includes information about your use of our website. In this context, we collect the following personal data from you: Information about your visits to our website, such as The scope of the data transfer, the location from which you retrieve data from our website and other connection data and sources that you retrieve. This is usually done through the use of log files and cookies. Further information on log files and cookies can be found below.

2.3 The information contained on this website is for information purposes only. Consulting the website or sending a contact request does not constitute a contractual relationship. When using the contact form, you provide personal data and your e-mail address. As long as no contractual relationship exists, this data will only be used for communication purposes or to respond to your inquiry. Unless requested at an earlier point in time, this data is stored on the basis of the statutory retention obligation.

3. intended use

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

3.1 For communication purposes and to respond to your request.

3.2 In order to provide the services requested by you – namely general contact via the contact form, requests for orders and shopping cart management, registration for the newsletter or other publications, etc. – we will use the services provided by you. – etc;

3.3 to fulfill our obligations arising from any contracts concluded between you and us;

3.3 To ensure that our website is presented to you in the most effective and interesting way possible;

3.4 To inform you about changes to our services.

4. principles of data processing

When processing data, we take into account the processing principles of lawfulness, proportionality, purpose limitation, transparency – in particular the fulfillment of information obligations – and data security.

5. information about your computer, cookies

5.1 Each time you access our website, we collect the following information about your computer: the IP address of your computer, the request from your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the time you use the website and is then immediately deleted or anonymized by shortening it. We use this data for the operation of our website, in particular to detect and eliminate errors on the website, to determine the utilization of the website and to make adjustments or improvements.

5.2 Cookies help in many ways to make your visit to our website easier, more pleasant and more meaningful. Cookies are information files that your web browser automatically saves on your computer’s hard disk when you visit our website.

For example, we use cookies to temporarily store your selected services and entries when you fill out a form on the website so that you do not have to repeat the entry when you call up another subpage.

If you do not wish to use browser cookies, you can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is not accepted. Please note that in this case you may only be able to use our website to a limited extent or not at all. If you only want to accept our own cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can select the “Block third-party cookies” setting in your browser.

6. data security

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website via the Internet. However, we use technical and organizational measures to protect our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons.

7. no disclosure of your personal data

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the data being passed on or we are entitled or obliged to pass on data on the basis of statutory provisions and/or official or court orders. In particular, this may involve the provision of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, averting danger or enforcing intellectual property rights.

8. changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend these data protection provisions at any time with effect for the future. A current version is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself about the applicable data protection regulations.

9. your rights

You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the personal data as such, the purpose of processing, the storage period or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period, the origin of your data if it was not collected from you, the existence of an automated individual decision and, if applicable, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data is disclosed.

You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time.

You can assert your rights at any time by contacting us at FOSS-Group GmbH, Riedstrasse 29, 2544 Bettlach.

Status: August 2023