Data Privacy

Who we are

This website and its content is provided by YouPers AG, a public limited company under Swiss law.

The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:

Urs Baumeler
Hintertannberg 1
CH-6214 Schenkon

E-Mail: urs.baumeler@youpers.com
Webseite: https://youpers.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you access this website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information is recorded in the server log file and includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address and similar.

This is for the following reason:

  • Ensuring a problem-free connection of the website
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes

Your data will not be used to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is only evaluated statistically in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Storage period

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.

Comments

When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and the user agent string (which identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymised string (also called a hash) can be created from your email address and passed to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment has been approved, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Media

If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

Contact forms

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used for the assignment of the enquiry and the subsequent response to it. The provision of further data is optional.

Cookies

When you post a comment on our website, this may be consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you post another comment you do not have to re-enter all this data. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign up, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display options cookies expire after one year. If you select "Stay signed in" when you sign up, your sign-in will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the article ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner across browsers, we use "Google Web Fonts" from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google") on this website to display fonts.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking services and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into this website.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be 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 activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The purposes of the data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services are then to be provided based on the use of the website and the internet.

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data such as IP address, browser type, domains called up, pages visited, mobile phone provider, device and application IDs and search terms, among other things, are transmitted to Twitter.

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. Due to ongoing updates of Twitter's privacy policy, we refer to the latest version at (http://twitter.com/privacy).

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings. If you have any questions, please contact privacy@twitter.com.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, an advertising integration service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be analysed.

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 passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting 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.

Privacy policy for the use of Google +1

You can use the Google +1 button to publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and its partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notices together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others.

In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content via your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

In addition to the uses explained above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy (http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/). Google may publish aggregate statistics about users' +1 activities or share these statistics with our users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Use of Google Ma

We use the Google Maps service on this website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

You can find more information about data processing by Google in the  den Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter "YouTube"). 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 behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account first.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour

How long we store your data

When you post a comment, it is saved indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal data from us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security needs.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.

Contact information

For data protection-related concerns, please contact:

Urs Baumeler
Hintertannberg 1
CH-6214 Schenkon

E-Mail: urs.baumeler@youpers.com

Social Plugins

Social media plugins are used on our websites. Information, which may also 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 by using 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 through their use.

We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At present, 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. If you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a particular page.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. The company operating the Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have accessed our website via an ad placed by Google, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across AdWords customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The 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 that can be used to personally identify users.

How we protect your data

SSL encryption
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Changes

We may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write to us by e-mail or contact the person in our organisation responsible for data protection listed at the beginning of this privacy policy directly.

Schenkon, 1 January 2021