Privacy Policy

1. Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy policy. It is generally possible to use our website without entering any personal data. Any personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) that is collected when using our web pages is limited, as far as possible, to that which is provided voluntarily. This data is not shared with third parties without your express permission. Please note that the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. communication by email) may not be completely secure. It is not possible to guarantee complete data security against access by third parties.

2. Cookies

The web pages sometimes use ‘cookies'. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help make our services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. The majority of the cookies we use are 'session cookies'. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit. You can adjust your browser settings such that you are informed when cookies are saved and only allow cookies under particular circumstances, block cookies entirely or under particular circumstances, or make sure that cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

3. Server log files

The site provider automatically collects and stores information in 'server log files', which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time the server request was made

This data cannot be associated with a particular individual. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we receive evidence of unlawful use.

4. Contact form

If you send us an inquiry via our contact form, the details you enter, including your contact details, will be stored by us in order to process your inquiry, and in case we have any follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

5. Newsletter data

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we require that you submit an email address as well as information that allows us to confirm that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. We do not collect any other data. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information and do not share it with third parties. You can, at any time, withdraw your consent to the saving of your data and email address, as well as its use to deliver the newsletter – for instance, via the 'Unsubscribe' link in the newsletter.

6. Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics service to continuously improve the website's offering. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses 'cookies'. Cookies are text files stored on your computer that enable analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website collected by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

6.1. Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do so, you may not benefit from the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here:

6.2. Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be activated that prevents your data being collected when you visit this website in future: deactivate Google Analytics. You can find more information on how Google Analytics processes user data in Google's privacy policy:

7. Hatchbuck

This website uses functions of the service provider Hatchbuck. The provider is Hatchbuck, 911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101, USA. Hatchbuck uses 'cookies'. Cookies are text files stored on your computer that enable analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website collected by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Hatchbuck server in the USA and stored there.

7.1. Objection to data collection

You can prevent Hatchbuck from collecting your data by not accepting the cookies. You can find more information on how Hatchbuck processes user data in its privacy policy:

8. SSL encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the padlock symbol in your address bar and the fact that the web address will have changed from 'http://' to 'https://'. When SSL encryption is activated, data that you send to us cannot be viewed by third parties.

9. Right of access, erasure and blocking

You have the right to access, at any time, information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose for which it is being processed, as well as the right to the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. If you have any questions about this or any other issues relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time at:

9.1. Name and address of the controller responsible for processing

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws that apply within EU member states and other data protection-related provisions is: VSHN AG, Neugasse 10, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

9.2. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer responsible for processing is: Bruce Mathers, VSHN AG, Neugasse 10, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, email: Every data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time if they have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

10. Objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the use of the contact details provided in accordance with the legal notice requirements to send advertising or information material that has not been expressly requested. The site operators expressly retain the right to take legal action if unsolicited marketing material is received e.g. in the form of spam emails.

11. Alterations

We expressly reserve the right to change this data protection policy at any time. If any such alterations are made, they will be published on our website immediately. It is your responsibility to remain informed of the latest version of this data protection policy on our website. We therefore recommend that you consult this data protection policy on a regular basis.

Zurich, 12 June 2018