Privacy policy

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DPA), every person has a right to protection of his or her privacy and protection against misuse of his or her personal data. We comply with these provisions. Personal data is treated in strict confidence and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases to the greatest extent possible against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or fraud.

Furthermore, we respect the new European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO / GDPR).

Who we are

The address of our site is https://leathermen.ch.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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

Your email address can be used to create an anonymous string (also called a hash) and send it to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment is posted, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Media

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

Contact Forms

We store and process the data that you send us via our contact forms. This includes your name, e-mail address, telephone number and any additional information you provide. This information is only used to process your request and to get in contact with you. It will not be passed on to third parties.

Registration Forms

We store and process the data that you send us via our registration forms. This includes your name, e-mail address, telephone number and any additional information you provide. If necessary, we share this information with the respective contract partners/organizers of the events you have booked (e.g. for personalized tickets or hotel room bookings).

Cookies

Information about the cookies used on this website can be found on the Cookie Information page.

Embedded content from other websites

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

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged on to this site.

Services

Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”) is used on this website. The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user’s activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Purposes of the Processing

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients

The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries

Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission’s adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 26 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used.

The settings for this website can be adjusted at any time in the privacy settings.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. By doing this, Google will truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for evaluating your usage of the website, for compiling reports about the website activities and for providing further services in connection with website usage and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Google Maps

Type and Purposes of the Processing

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

You can find more detailed information about data processing by Google in the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.

You can find detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products here.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients

By visiting the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account.

If you do not want the allocation in your profile on Google, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, which you must address to Google in order to exercise.

Duration of Data Storage

We do not collect personal data through the integration of Google Maps.

Transfer to Third Countries

Google processes your data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU_US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

Revocation of consent

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you will not be able to use our website, or only to a limited extent.

Provision required or necessary

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely based on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

The settings for this website can be adjusted at any time in the privacy settings.

Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts on this website. Google Web Fonts are cached in your browser to avoid multiple downloads. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content will be displayed in a default font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – although it is currently unclear whether and for what purposes – that the operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here.

The settings for this website can be adjusted at any time in the privacy settings.

SSL Encryption

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

With whom we share your data

We do not share your data with third parties.

How long we store your data

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

For users who register on our website, we also 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). Website administrators can also view and change this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal data from us, including all the data you have given us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data we have stored about you. This does not include data that we have to keep due to administrative, legal or security reasons.

Where we send your data to

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

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The latest data protection declaration applies to your visit.

Your contact information

If you have any questions about the protection of your data, please contact us at info@leathermen.ch.

Further information

Your data is stored protected by password. Only the Executive Board and, if necessary, functions have access.

We do not obtain data via third parties.