We at Design Prize Switzerland (Falkenweg 18, 2502 Biel, Switzerland) take data protection very seriously. The following Declaration gives you information about the collection and storage of personal data on our website, and ways in which such data may come to be used. Design Prize Switzerland (hereinafter referred to as ‘DPS) is the responsible party as understood by data protection legislation, and is responsible for processing your data. This Declaration applies to all services and activities offered and carried out by us in connection with our website (www.designpreis.ch). It applies in the same way to mobile terminal devices, as well as to online offerings and postings that have been adapted to different platforms.
Personal data are all items of information that relate to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data form the basis for identifying or contacting a data subject. These include for example your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and the IP address assigned to you by your internet service provider. Information that does not form a basis for identifying you (anonymous data) does not fall in the category of personal data.
Automatically transmitted data relating to online use
When you visit our website, your internet automatically sends us, for technical reasons, certain details relating to your use of the site, along with what are known as ‘server log files’. The following information, for example, will be communicated to us:
- Date and time of access
- URL address of the referring website
- File you have accessed
- Quantity of data transmitted
- Host name of the computer making contact (IP address)
- Your browser type and version
- Your operating system.
This information is only used by us for purposes connected with the technical administration of our website, for protecting ourselves against illicit actions in connection with the site and in some cases for purposes of statistical evaluation. We reserve the right to scrutinise these records subsequently, if we have concrete grounds to justify the supposition that illicit actions have taken place.
Data collected and processed from your statements
Fundamentally you can use our website without letting us have any further personal data. Personal data will only be collected and stored if you have given us a separate declaration of consent. Unless stated otherwise, these data will only be used for dealing with your specific request.
In order to ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use the most up-to-date encryption techniques (like SSL for example) based on HTTPS.
Our newsletter gives you information about our offers, services and projects. We send out newsletters and e-mails containing advertising information only with the consent of the recipient. To subscribe to our newsletter, you need to give us your first name and surname and your e-mail address. In order to verify the e-mail address, you will first be sent a log-in e-mail, requesting you to confirm by clicking on a link (this is the ‘double opt-in procedure’). For documentation purposes, the times of initial contact and confirmation will be recorded, along with your IP address.
For our newsletter we make use of MailChimp, a newsletter tool of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (‘MailChimp’). The data will be stored on servers in the USA. MailChimp is certified under the American-European data protection agreement Privacy Shield.
MailChimp offers the possibility of statistically evaluating data relating to internet use. These include, for example, such items of information as whether an e-mail has reached the recipient or has been rejected by the server, and what links have been clicked on. For this MailChimp uses what is known as a ‘tracking pixel’, which is called by the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. With a view to the technical optimisation of the service, certain technical details (e.g. your IP address, browser type and version and the time of access) will also be registered. If users do not want their data to be processed by MailChimp, they should not subscribe to the newsletter.
Further information about data protection and the cookies used in this connection may be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy. You have the right to withdraw your consent to receiving our newsletter at any time, with effect for the future. All you have to do is to unsubscribe. There is a link provided for the purpose at the end of every newsletter.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics with the extension ‘anonymizeIp()’, so that the IP addresses transmitted to Google will be abbreviated before further processing takes place, to exclude any direct reference to your personal identity (this is known as ‘IP masking’). Google will make use of this information to evaluate your visit to the website, to compile reports about activities on our site and to provide further services associated with website and internet use. Google may also pass on this information to third parties, in so far as this is required by statute or in case the data is to be processed by a third party on Google’s behalf. On no account will Google combine your IP address with other data in its possession.
You can prevent the installation of the cookie for Google Analytics by adjusting your browser software accordingly; but we beg to inform you that in this case you may not be able to make use of all the functions of our website to the full extent. You can prevent the collection and storage of data for Google Analytics at any time, with effect for the future, by using Google’s opt-out browser plug-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). Please be aware that you will have to opt out more than once if you make a practice of deleting the cookies on your browser, or if you access our website with a different browser.
The use of Google Analytics can be bypassed by visiting our page in private mode.
Further information about Google Analytics may be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Use of YouTube plug-ins
YouTube videos are embedded on some of our webpages. The operator of the plug-ins in this case is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page which has a YouTube plug-in, it sets up a link to the YouTube servers. As a result, YouTube learns what pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing practices with you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before you visit our site.
When a YouTube video starts, the provider places cookies on your computer which collect indications of user behaviour.
If you have disabled the storage of cookies for the Google AdWords program, you will be able to watch YouTube videos without worrying about cookies of this kind. YouTube does however also store non-personal use information on other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you need to block the storage of cookies in your browser settings.
Further information about data protection on YouTube may found in the data protection declaration of the provider at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We take all statutory precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. You should however be aware that no internet transfer of data can ever be 100% secure or immune from error. We would ask you please to bear this in mind when using this website. E-mail communications that you send to us are not encrypted. So please do not send us any confidential or sensitive data by this communication channel.
Links to other websites
This Privacy Statement only applies to our own website. Our website may however include links to external websites not bound by the content of this Declaration. If you use a link to leave our website, you would be recommended to pay careful attention to the data protection policy of any website you visit.
Changes to our terms and conditions of data protection
We hereby reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement on occasion, in order to comply at all times with current legal requirements, or in order to incorporate changes in our services in the context of the Declaration, e.g. if new services are introduced. When you visit us again thereafter, your visit will be subject to the terms of the Privacy Statement in the new version.
You have the right to obtain information from us at any time, free of charge, about the personal data we hold for you, to correct them if they are wrong, to block them or to delete them. To do this, please contact us by post or by e-mail, using the contact details given below:
Design Prize Switzerland
Status as at 31.10.2018