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Special, supplementary or additional privacy policies may apply in the case of individual or additional offerings and services, as well as other legal documents such as general terms and conditions (T&Cs), usage conditions or participation conditions.
Company responsible for the processing of personal data:
Verein Altea Long COVID Network
We will inform you if the company responsible for the processing of personal data differs from the above for a specific individual case.
Data protection officer
We use the following data protection officer as a point of contact for data subjects as well as for the supervisory authorities for any issues relating to data protection law:
Dr. Michael Schlunegger
Verein Altea Long COVID Network
In collaboration with our hosting providers, we endeavor to protect the databases as far as possible against external access, loss, abuse or falsification.
Please be aware that the transfer of data over the internet (e.g. during email communication) may involve security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.
By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can generally be accessed without prior registration. When you access the website, data such as the accessed pages, the name of the retrieved file, or the date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without referring directly to you personally. Personal data, in particular your name, address or email address, is as far as possible collected on a voluntary basis. Data is not transmitted to third parties without your consent.
Processing of personal data
Personal data constitutes all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person whose personal data is being processed. Processing refers to any handling of personal data regardless of the methods and procedures used, but in particular the retaining, announcement, obtaining, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Furthermore – if and to the extent that the GDPR applies – we process personal data in accordance with the following legal foundations in connection with Art. 6, Para. 1 of the GDPR:
- 1a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- 1b) Processing of personal data in order to perform a contract with the data subject and to take steps prior to entering into a contract.
- 1c) Processing of personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject in accordance with applicable EU law or in accordance with the applicable law of another country where the GDPR applies either in full or in part.
- 1d) Processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
- 1f) Processing of personal data in order to safeguard the legitimate interests pursued by us or by third parties, provided that these interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our commercial interest in being able to provide our website, information security, enforcing our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for any period of time that is required for the particular purpose or purposes. In the case of longer storage obligations based on legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.
This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser will change from “http://” to “https://” and the padlock symbol will appear in your browser bar.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. This information includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
It is not possible to attribute this data to a particular person. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later point in time if we have a concrete indication of illegal use.
This website uses Google Maps for the embedding of maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam, and YouTube for the embedding of videos.
Google is committed to guaranteeing an adequate level of data protection in accordance with the EU–US and Swiss–US Privacy Shield.
If you send us any inquiries via our contact form, we will save your details from this form, including the contact details you entered, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for any follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter referred to on the website, we will need you to provide an email address as well as information proving that you are the owner of this email address and that you have agreed to receiving the newsletter. We will not collect any other data. We will use this data solely in order to send you the requested information, and will not pass it on to third parties.
You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and email address and their usage in order to send the newsletter at any time via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
The use of contact details published under the obligation to provide company information is hereby prohibited if used for the purpose of sending advertisements and informational materials that have not been explicitly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of the unrequested sending of advertising information, e.g. in the form of spam emails.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Ireland Limited. If the company responsible for the processing of data on this website is based outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, the processing of data for Google Analytics will be performed by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited will hereinafter be referred to as “Google”.
We use the acquired statistics to improve the service for you and to make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics to carry out a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is performed by means of a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your use in the “My info”, “Personal info” section of your account.
The legal foundation for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6, Para. 1, Clause 1f) of the GDPR. Google does not combine the IP address determined by your browser as part of Google Analytics with other Google data. We would like to point out that the code “_anonymizeIp();” has been added to Google Analytics on this website in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously. This means that IP addresses are shortened prior to further processing, which means that they cannot be traced to a specific user. If data collected about you becomes traceable to you, the link will be discarded, and the personal data immediately deleted.
The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional services connected to the use of the website and the internet for the website operator. Google has submitted itself to the EU–US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework for all exceptions involving the transmission of personal data to the USA.
You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Google Analytics Opt-out. This stores an opt-out cookie on your data carrier, which prevents the processing of data by Google Analytics. Please note that if all cookies are deleted from your end device, these opt-out cookies will be deleted too, i.e. you will need to activate the opt-out cookies again if you still want to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies apply to the individual browser or computer/end device, and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or end device.
This website uses Web Fonts provided by Google in order to ensure that fonts are displayed consistently. When you access a website, your browser loads the required Web Fonts to your browser cache in order to ensure that text and fonts are displayed correctly. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
This website uses functions provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you access our pages that feature Twitter plugins, a connection is established between your browser and the Twitter servers. This in itself will transmit data to Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, this data can be linked to your account. If you do not want this data to be allocated to your Twitter account, please sign out of Twitter before visiting our website. Interactions, in particular clicking on the “Retweet” button, are also transmitted to Twitter. You can find out more at https://twitter.com/privacy.
Our website features functions provided by Instagram. These integrated functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are signed into your Instagram account, you can link the content on our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to allocate your visit to our pages to your user account. Please be aware that as the website provider, we do not have any knowledge of the contents of the transferred data or how it is used by Instagram.
This website uses functions provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you access our pages that feature Facebook plugins, a connection is established between your browser and the Facebook servers. This in itself will transmit data to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to your account. If you do not want this data to be allocated to your Facebook account, please sign out of Facebook before visiting our website. Interactions, in particular using a comment function or clicking on the “Like” or “Share” buttons, are also transmitted to Facebook. You can find more information at https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy.
As part of our online services, we use the marketing services of the social network LinkedIn, from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”).
Information is collected in relation e.g. to the user’s operating system, browser and previously accessed website (referrer URL), the websites that the user has visited, the online content that the user has clicked on, and the date and time of their visit to our website.
The information generated via the cookies in relation to your use of this website is pseudonymized and then transferred to a LinkedIn server in the USA, where it is stored. The user’s name and email address are therefore not saved by LinkedIn. The data specified above is instead only allocated to the system for which the cookie was generated. This does not apply if the user has permitted LinkedIn to process their data without pseudonymization or if they have a LinkedIn account.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also opt out of the use of your data directly via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
We use LinkedIn Analytics in order to analyze the use of our website and carry out regular improvements. We use the acquired statistics to improve the service for you and to make it more interesting for you as a user. All LinkedIn companies have adopted standard contractual clauses in order to guarantee that the traffic of data to the USA and Singapore that is required for the development, performance and maintenance of services is carried out in a lawful manner. If we ask the user for consent, the legal foundation for the processing is Art. 6, Para. 1a) of the GDPR. Otherwise, the legal foundation for the use of LinkedIn Analytics is Art. 6, Para. 1, Clause 1f) of the GDPR.
Use of Adobe Fonts
This website features functions provided by “YouTube”. “YouTube” belongs to Google Ireland Limited, a company that is registered and operated in accordance with Irish law and with headquarters in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which runs the services in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
If you have a Vimeo user account and you do not want Vimeo to collect data about you via this website and link it to your membership details saved with Vimeo, you will need to sign out of Vimeo before visiting this website.
Vimeo also opens the Google Analytics tracker via an iFrame in which the video is opened. This is Vimeo’s own tracking that we have no access to. You can object to tracking by Google Analytics using the deactivation tool that Google provides for some internet browsers. You can also prevent Google from recording the data generated by Google Analytics relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
The copyrights and all other rights to content, images, photos and other files on the website are owned exclusively by the operator of this website or the expressly mentioned rights holders. The written approval of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any files.
Anybody who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the relevant rights holder may be liable to prosecution and, where applicable, liable for damages.
General exclusion of liability
All of the information on our web pages has been carefully checked. We endeavor to provide information that is up to date, factually correct, and complete. Nevertheless, errors cannot be fully ruled out, so we are unable to guarantee the completeness, correctness and actuality of information, including that of a journalistic/editorial nature. Liability claims arising from damages of a material or non-material nature caused by the use of the information provided are excluded provided that no intentional or grossly negligent behavior can be demonstrated.
The publisher can change or delete text at its own discretion and without giving notice, and is not obligated to update the content of this website. The use and accessing of this website is at the user’s own risk. The publisher and its clients or partners are not responsible for damages such as direct, indirect or incidental damages, damages to be specified in advance, or consequential damages that are alleged to have arisen through visiting this website, and therefore accept no liability for such damages.
The publisher also accepts no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites accessed via external links on this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their content. The publisher therefore expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant in terms of penal or liability law, or that is contrary to public order or morality.
Questions for the data protection officer