Data Protection Declaration
Your trust is important to us, which is why we take the issue of data protection seriously and ensure the appropriate level of security. We of course abide by the statutory provisions of the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (OFADP), the Telecommunications Act (TCA) and, if applicable, other data protection provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
Responsible Party for Data Protection
TechnoVenture GmbH, Schönenbodenstrasse 2, 6410 Goldau, Switzerland, a company specializing in innovation and technology management (CHE-479.733.777), represented by Dr. rer. nat. Franz Josef Beeler (Managing Director), operates the travel portal Switzerland-Highlights.com and is therefore responsible for the collection, processing, and use of your personal data, as well as ensuring the compatibility of data processing with Swiss law.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
Use of Our Contact Form
You have the option of using a contact form to get in touch with us. Doing so requires that you enter the following personal data:
- First name and surname
- Address (street, number, town/city, postcode) (optional)
- Telephone number (optional)
- E-mail address
We only use this data in order to answer your queries in an optimum manner and in a way that is tailored to you. The processing of your contact request constitutes our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. You can object to this data processing at any time (for contact details, see further below, Section 11).
Contacting Us via Email
If you contact us by e-mail regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.
We only use this data to provide the best possible and personalized response to your contact inquiry.
The processing of your contact request constitutes our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. You can object to this data processing at any time (for contact details, see further below, Section 11).
Data Collection When Visiting Our Website
When you visit our website, our servers make a temporary record of each access and store it in a log file. The following data is collected and stored, without any action on your part, until it is automatically deleted by us after 12 months at the latest:
- IP address of the accessing computer
- time and date of access
- name and URL of the file called up
- website from which access is made
- operating system of your computer and the browser used
- country from which access is made
- language settings of your browser
- name of your Internet access provider
The said data is collected and processed for the purpose of allowing you to use our website (establishing a connection), ensuring system security and stability in the long term and allowing our Internet offering to be optimised, as well as for internal statistical purposes. This is our legitimate interest in the processing of data within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The IP address in particular is used in order to determine the country of residence of the visitor to the website and set the language of the website accordingly. The IP address is also analysed in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure of www.myswitzerland.com as well as for statistical purposes.
Data Collection When Booking, Ordering, or Making Reservations with Third Parties
On our travel portal there are a number of ways to make bookings or reservations or request informational material or other services. The corresponding services are provided by third parties in each case. You will be notified accordingly if you are redirected to our partners. Depending on the service to be provided, different data is collected in this respect. This could be the following data, for example:
- Title and/or company
- First name and surname
- Address (street, number, postcode, town/city, country)
- Other contact details (e-mail address, telephone number)
- Credit card details, where required
The data you provide is generally collected by the relevant provider directly or for certain offers passed on to the relevant provider by us. For further data processing, the data protection provisions of the relevant provider shall apply in these cases. The legal basis for the processing of the aforementioned data lies in the performance of a contract within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Die von Ihnen eingegeben Daten werden dabei in der Regel direkt durch den betreffenden Anbieter erhoben oder bei bestimmten Angeboten durch uns an diese weitergeleitet. Für eine solche weitere Bearbeitung der Daten gelten in diesen Fällen die Datenschutzbestimmungen des jeweiligen Anbieters. Die Rechtsgrundlage für die Verarbeitung der vorangehend erwähnten Daten liegt in der Erfüllung eines Vertrages im Sinne von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
Data collection when you register for our newsletter
You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter through our website. Registration is required in order to do so. As part of the registration, the following data must be provided:
- First name and surname
- E-mail address
You also have the option of providing additional information (date of birth and country) on a voluntary basis. We process this data in order to personalise the information and offers sent to you and to better align ourselves to your interests.
By registering, you give your agreement to the data provided being processed for regular dispatch of the newsletter to the address you provided, for the statistical analysis of user behaviour and optimisation of the newsletter. Your consent constitutes our legal basis for the processing of your e-mail address in the sense of art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.We are entitled to commission third parties with the technical processing of advertising measures and to pass your data on for this purpose.
At the end of each newsletter is a link which you can use to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. When unsubscribing you have the option to let us know the reason you are doing so. Once you have unsubscribed, your personal data will be deleted. Further processing shall take place only in anonymised form for the purpose of optimising our newsletter.
On our travel portal we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Further information on cookies can be found at the following link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie
This travel portal may contain hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or monitored by us. These third-party websites are not subject to these data protection regulations, and we are not responsible for their content or for their policies regarding the handling of personal data. We recommend that you read the policy of the respective websites and check in what way they protect your personal data and whether they are trustworthy.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of sites of our travel portal, we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to deal with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
However, normally we embed Youtube videos with the help of the WP Youtube Lyte plugin. This means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. More about that see below.
Youtube mit dem Plugin WP Youtube Lyte
This website integrates videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube with the help of the WP Youtube Lyte plugin. This means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. The video thumbnails are stored locally on our server.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Des Weiteren kann Youtube nach Starten eines Videos verschiedene Cookies auf Ihrem Endgerät speichern oder vergleichbare Wiedererkennungstechnologien (z. B. Device-Fingerprinting) einsetzen. Auf diese Weise kann Youtube Informationen über Besucher dieser Website erhalten. Diese Informationen werden u. a. verwendet, um Videostatistiken zu erfassen, die Anwenderfreundlichkeit zu verbessern und Betrugsversuchen vorzubeugen.
Gegebenenfalls können nach dem Start eines Youtube-Videos weitere Datenverarbeitungsvorgänge ausgelöst werden, auf die wir keinen Einfluss haben.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
On our travel portal we use social plugins Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram:
- Facebook / Meta Platforms Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
- Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
- Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
- Linkedin Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland
You can recognize the plugins by the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo.
Information, which may include personal data, may be sent to the service provider via these plugins and may be used by the service provider. We prevent the unconscious and unintentional collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only this activation of the plugin also triggers the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider. We do not collect any personal data ourselves by means of the social plugins or about their use.
We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. Currently, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the provider’s services is established and that at least the IP address and device-related information is collected and used. There is also the possibility that the service providers try to save cookies on the computer used. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used. Note: If you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a particular page.
Right to information, correction, erasure and restriction of processing
You have the right to receive information about the personal data that we store about you free of charge upon request. In addition, you have the right to correct inaccurate data and the right to delete your personal data, as far as there is no statutory storage obligation or another legal basis for the processing in the sense of art. 6 GDPR that allows us to continue processing the data. You also have the right to reclaim from us the data you have given us (right to data portability). On request, we also pass the data on to a third party of your choice. You have the right to receive the data in a common file format.