Privacy policy

Scope of the privacy policy

This pri­va­cy poli­cy informs users about the natu­re, scope and pur­po­se of the coll­ec­tion and use of per­so­nal data by the respon­si­ble pro­vi­der Markus Widmer, Bleicherweg 33, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland on this web­site (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as „Offer“).

The legal basis for data pro­tec­tion can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data/ Server log files

The pro­vi­der (or his web space pro­vi­der) coll­ects data about each access to the offer (so-called ser­ver log files). The access data includes:

Name of the acces­sed web­site, file, date and time of access, amount of data trans­fer­red, noti­fi­ca­ti­on of suc­cessful access, brow­ser type and ver­si­on, the user’s ope­ra­ting sys­tem, refer­rer URL (the pre­vious­ly visi­ted page), IP address and the reques­t­ing provider.

The pro­vi­der uses the log data only for sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­sis for the pur­po­se of ope­ra­ti­on, secu­ri­ty and opti­miza­ti­on of the offer. However, the pro­vi­der reser­ves the right to check the log data sub­se­quent­ly if there is a jus­ti­fied sus­pi­ci­on of unlawful use based on con­cre­te indications.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is infor­ma­ti­on that can be used to iden­ti­fy a per­son, i.e. infor­ma­ti­on that can be tra­ced back to a per­son. This includes the name, email address or tele­pho­ne num­ber. But also data about pre­fe­ren­ces, hob­bies, mem­ber­ships or which web­sites were view­ed by someone count as per­so­nal data.

Personal data is only coll­ec­ted, used and pas­sed on by the pro­vi­der if this is per­mit­ted by law or the users con­sent to the data collection.


When cont­ac­ting the pro­vi­der (for exam­p­le, by cont­act form or e‑mail), the user’s infor­ma­ti­on is stored for the pur­po­se of pro­ces­sing the request and in the event that follow-up ques­ti­ons arise.

Comments and contributions

When users leave comm­ents on the blog or other con­tri­bu­ti­ons, their IP addres­ses are not stored 

Comment subscriptions

Follow-up comm­ents can be sub­scri­bed to by users via RSS. Users will recei­ve a con­fir­ma­ti­on email to veri­fy that they are the owner of the email address ente­red. Users may unsub­scri­be from ongo­ing com­ment sub­scrip­ti­ons at any time. The con­fir­ma­ti­on email will con­tain ins­truc­tions on how to do so.


With the news­let­ter we inform you about us and our offers.

If you would like to recei­ve the news­let­ter, we requi­re a valid email address from you as well as infor­ma­ti­on that allows us to veri­fy that you are the owner of the spe­ci­fied email address or that the owner agrees to recei­ve the news­let­ter. Further data will not be coll­ec­ted. This data is only used for sen­ding the news­let­ter and will not be pas­sed on to third parties.

With the regis­tra­ti­on for the news­let­ter, we store your IP address and the date of regis­tra­ti­on. This sto­rage ser­ves sole­ly as proof in the event that a third party misu­s­es an email address and regis­ters to recei­ve the news­let­ter wit­hout the know­ledge of the aut­ho­ri­zed person.

You can revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage of data, the email address and its use for sen­ding the news­let­ter at any time. The revo­ca­ti­on can be made via a link in the news­let­ters them­sel­ves, in your pro­fi­le area or by sen­ding a mes­sa­ge to the cont­act opti­ons above.

Integration of third-party services and content

It may hap­pen that third-party con­tent, such as vide­os from YouTube, RSS feeds or gra­phics from other web­sites, are inte­gra­ted within this online offer. This always requi­res that the pro­vi­ders of this con­tent (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as „third-party pro­vi­ders“) per­cei­ve the IP address of the user 

Without the IP address, they could not send the con­tent to the brow­ser of the respec­ti­ve user. The IP address is thus neces­sa­ry for the dis­play of this con­tent. We endea­vor to use only such con­tent whose respec­ti­ve pro­vi­ders use the IP address only for the deli­very of the con­tent. However, we have no influence if the third-party pro­vi­ders store the IP address, e.g. for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­po­ses. Insofar as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.


Cookies are small files that enable spe­ci­fic infor­ma­ti­on rela­ted to the device to be stored on the user’s access device (PC, smart­phone or simi­lar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of web­sites and thus the users (e.g. sto­rage of login data). On the other hand, they are used to coll­ect sta­tis­ti­cal data on web­site usage and to be able to ana­ly­ze it for the pur­po­se of impro­ving the offer 

Users can influence the use of coo­kies. Most brow­sers have an opti­on to rest­rict or com­ple­te­ly pre­vent the sto­rage of coo­kies. However, it should be noted that the use and espe­ci­al­ly the com­fort of use will be limi­t­ed wit­hout cookies.

You can mana­ge many online ad coo­kies from com­pa­nies via the US site or the EU site

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web ana­ly­tics ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Google Inc („Google“). Google Analytics uses „coo­kies“, which are text files pla­ced on your com­pu­ter, to help the web­site ana­ly­ze how users use the site. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about the use of this web­site by the users is usual­ly trans­mit­ted to a Google ser­ver in the USA and stored there.

In the event that IP anony­miza­ti­on is acti­va­ted on this web­site, howe­ver, Google will trun­ca­te the user’s IP address before­hand within mem­ber sta­tes of the European Union or in other con­trac­ting sta­tes to 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. IP anony­miza­ti­on is acti­ve on this web­site. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, Google will use this infor­ma­ti­on for the pur­po­se of eva­lua­ting the use of the web­site by users, 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 data from Google. Users may refu­se the use of coo­kies by sel­ec­ting the appro­pria­te set­tings on their brow­ser, howe­ver plea­se note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full func­tion­a­li­ty of this web­site. Users can also pre­vent the coll­ec­tion of data gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie and rela­ted to their use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address) to Google and the pro­ces­sing of this data by Google by down­loa­ding and instal­ling the brow­ser plug­in available at the fol­lo­wing link:

For more infor­ma­ti­on on Google’s use of data for adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses, set­tings and opt-out opti­ons, plea­se visit Google’s web­sites: („Data use by Google when you use our part­ners‘ web­sites or apps“), („Data use for adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses“), („Manage infor­ma­ti­on Google uses to show you ads“) and („Determine what ads Google shows you“).

As an alter­na­ti­ve to the brow­ser add-on or within brow­sers on mobi­le devices, plea­se click this link to pre­vent the coll­ec­tion by Google Analytics within this web­site in the future. This will place an opt-out coo­kie on your device. If you dele­te your coo­kies, you must click this link again.

Use of Facebook social plugins

This offer uses social plug­ins („plug­ins“) of the social net­work, which is ope­ra­ted by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland („Facebook“). The plug­ins are reco­gnizable by one of the Facebook logos (white „f“ on blue tile, the terms „Like“, „Like“ or a „thumbs up“ sign) or are mark­ed with the addi­ti­on „Facebook Social Plugin“. The list and appearance of Facebook social plug­ins can be view­ed here:

When a user calls up a web­site of this offer that con­ta­ins such a plug­in, his brow­ser estab­lishes a direct con­nec­tion with the ser­vers of Facebook. The con­tent of the plug­in is trans­mit­ted by Facebook direct­ly to your brow­ser, which then inte­gra­tes it into the web­site. The pro­vi­der the­r­e­fo­re has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook coll­ects with the help of this plug­in and the­r­e­fo­re informs users accor­ding to its level of knowledge:


This offer uses the but­tons of the ser­vice Twitter. These but­tons are offe­red by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are reco­gnizable by terms such as „Twitter“ or „Follow“, com­bi­ned with a sty­li­zed blue bird. With the help of the but­tons, it is pos­si­ble to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to fol­low the pro­vi­der on Twitter.

When a user calls up a web page of this web­site that con­ta­ins such a but­ton, his brow­ser estab­lishes a direct con­nec­tion with the ser­vers of Twitter. The con­tent of the Twitter but­tons is trans­mit­ted by Twitter direct­ly to the user’s brow­ser. The pro­vi­der the­r­e­fo­re has no influence on the scope of the data that Twitter coll­ects with the help of this plug­in and informs the users accor­ding to its state of know­ledge. According to this, only the IP address of the user the URL of the respec­ti­ve web­site is trans­mit­ted when the but­ton is refer­red to, but not used for pur­po­ses other than the dis­play of the but­ton.
Further infor­ma­ti­on on this can be found in Twitter’s pri­va­cy poli­cy at

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right, upon request and free of char­ge, to recei­ve infor­ma­ti­on about the per­so­nal data stored about him. In addi­ti­on, the user has the right to cor­rect incor­rect data, blo­cking and dele­ti­on of his per­so­nal data, pro­vi­ded that this does not con­flict with any legal obli­ga­ti­on to retain data.

Data pro­tec­tion sam­ple from lawy­er Thomas Schwenke – I LAW it