Privacy policy

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  1. Purpose of the Privacy Policy

    Everyone has a legal right to privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. Personal data is any information relating to a specific or identifiable person. The data subject is the person whose personal data is processed. This includes any processing of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the retention, disclosure, obtaining, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of data. The purpose of this data protection declaration is to inform the user of the website, hereinafter “user”, about the processing of his/her personal data on this website, in particular about the purposes of the processing, the legal bases, the scope of the processing, the recipients, the retention periods and his/her rights. By using this website, the user agrees to the collection, processing and use of data as described below.

  2. Responsible organization / contact details

    The company mentioned with its contact details in the website’s legal notice is legally responsible under the Data Protection Act for the processing of personal data on this website. The user may contact the data protection officer in writing at the following e-mail address:


  3. Purpose of processing

    This website is used to provide the user with information about the manager and its activities and, insofar as it is equipped with a portal function, to exchange information with the manager. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the website’s functionalities are not specifically intended to collect the user’s personal data (hereinafter referred to as “user data”) and to evaluate them for other purposes or to pass them on to third parties. In this context, the purpose of processing user data is to provide smooth access to the information and services concerned and to offer an attractive user experience.

    Die Bearbeitung von Nutzerdaten via Webseite hat vor diesem Hintergrund zum Zweck, ihm einen technisch möglichst reibungslosen Zugang zu den entsprechenden Informationen und Dienstleistungen zu gewähren und ein ansprechendes Nutzererlebnis zu bieten.


  4. Legal basis

    The processing of user data in connection with this website is subject to the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA). In the case of third-party services that process user data outside Switzerland, depending on the circumstances, foreign data protection laws may apply, in particular the EU GDPR in the EU/EEA. This is mentioned accordingly in the descriptions of third-party services contained in this data protection declaration.


  5. Data processing principles

    User data is processed by the responsible party in accordance with, among other things, the following legal principles:

    • Processing will be carried out in good faith and in a proportionate manner;
    • Data will only be processed for purposes that can be identified by the user, and only insofar as this is compatible with those purposes;
    • Data will be destroyed or anonymized as soon as processing is no longer necessary, and for as long as there are no exceptional grounds provided by law for keeping it;
    • Data that is manifestly incomplete or incorrect will be corrected or deleted;
    • The user’s consent to data processing is valid only if it is given voluntarily after appropriate information has been provided;
    • The principles of “Privacy by Design” and “Privacy by Default” are respected.


  6. Scope of data processing

    As a rule, the user may consult all the pages of this website without providing any personal information, with the exception of those areas of the site and services that require the user’s name, address or other data for specific purposes, such as, for example, digital service portals that can only be consulted for specific purposes, accessible via the login. See below, user account.

    The manager reserves the right to keep limited records of website usage for statistical purposes (for example, to determine which days have the highest number of visits or which pages are most frequently visited). Access data is stored in a report file which may be used to identify the user. More specifically, the following data is recorded:

    • User IP address (however, this is automatically anonymized before being saved)
    • Date and time of access
    • Name of file accessed
    • Access status (completed, partially completed, not completed, etc.)
    • Page from which access was made
    • Web browser used
    • Operating system used

    This data is stored in reports on the manager’s computer system. This data is not stored with other personal data of the user. The collection of this data by the system is necessary to enable the transmission of information from the website to the user’s device. In addition, this data is used by the responsible party to optimize the website, guarantee system security and prevent misuse (e.g. via automated mass requests, spam, etc.).

    The anonymization of IP addresses makes it impossible to draw conclusions about specific users. The user’s specific IP address is therefore not merged with other data and a personal assessment is therefore not possible or does not take place.

    Access to user data is only possible for a few persons responsible for the technical support of the protected server and specially authorized by the person responsible and contractually bound to confidentiality.

    Contact form

    If the user sends requests to the manager via the contact form, the contact details provided in the request form will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case of further questions. This data will not be passed on without the user’s consent.

    Newsletter data

    If the user wishes to receive the company’s newsletter, his/her data will be used solely to send the requested information and will not be passed on to third parties. The user may at any time revoke his/her consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter, for example via the “unsubscribe link” in the newsletter.

    Other contractual services

    The data controller processes user data as well as the data of other contractual partners and interested parties to provide them with contractual information or pre-contractual services. The nature, scope, purpose and necessity of the data processed here are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.

    The data processed includes the basic data of contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) and contractual data (e.g. services used, contractual content, contractual communication, names of contact persons).

    In principle, the data controller does not process particularly sensitive user data, unless this is part of a commissioned or contractual processing operation.

    The responsible party will only process data that is necessary for the justification and execution of contractual services and will emphasize the need for information if this is not obvious to the contractual partner. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only take place if contractually required. When processing data communicated to the responsible party in connection with an order, the latter acts in accordance with the customer’s instructions and legal requirements.

    Administration, accounting, office organization, contact management

    The responsible party processes user data as part of its administrative tasks and the organization of its operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In so doing, it processes the same data as it processes while providing its contractual services. Users as well as other customers, interested parties, business partners and visitors to the website are subject to this processing. The purpose and interest of data processing lies in the maintenance of business activities, the performance of tasks and the provision of services by the person responsible.

    In addition, the person responsible stores information on suppliers, organizers and other business partners based on its business interests, for example with a view to subsequent contact. He permanently stores this data, mainly company-related, for business interests.


  7. Service portal / user account

    Depending on the module included, users of this website can log in to a user account in which they can manage the services obtained via the website. As part of the registration process, users are provided with the required mandatory information. Personal data recorded in the context of the service portal and the associated user account are used only by the person responsible for access to the site’s areas and services and stored for purposes recognizable from the content of the corresponding site area or service.

    User accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. By providing personal profile data (e.g. e-mail address/username and password), the user has access to his/her own saved and stored data and can independently add to, change or delete them at any time. If the user has terminated his/her user account, his/her data will be deleted regarding the user account, provided that storage is necessary for reasons of legal retention obligations or the overriding interests of the person responsible. Users are responsible for safeguarding their data in the user account in the event of termination of the user account. In the event of termination of the user account, the responsible party has the right to permanently delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.

    Within the framework of registration and renewed registrations, as well as the use of the responsible party’s online services, the responsible party saves the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The corresponding user data is stored based on the legitimate interests of the responsible party and the user in order to protect against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data will not be passed on to third parties, unless this is necessary to pursue legal action by the person responsible regarding abusive or illegal user behavior or if there is a legal obligation to do so.


  8. Storage / Archiving

    There is no general obligation on the part of the responsible party to store user data. It is primarily the responsibility of the user to keep his or her data available and, if necessary, to archive it. The manager’s interests require longer storage.

    The responsible party retains in its accounting systems user data collected in connection with online store orders after an order has been processed, invoiced and paid for, for as long as it is required to do so by tax, commercial or other regulations. As a general rule, this data is kept for 10 years after the process due to legal regulations, or 10 years after the last process in the case of repeated processes by the same user.


  9. Confidentiality / Disclosure to third parties

    Unless expressly stated otherwise in these data protection regulations, for example around data processing by subcontractors or around third-party services, or unless intended to be passed on in a recognizable manner for a specific purpose, user data will be treated confidentially, and no user data will be passed on to third parties or to third parties for their own purposes. This does not apply to disclosures to third parties that are required by law, for example because of official or judicial orders.


  10. Registration abroad

    Website data, including user data, is stored and processed on secure servers in Switzerland or in EU/EEA countries. Unless expressly stated otherwise in this data protection declaration, particularly around third-party services, there is no transfer of user data to countries outside the EU/EEA. Data processing by agents

    The responsible party has the right to have the user’s personal data processed by contractually bound external service providers or agents. However, they must be legally or contractually bound to comply with data protection and confidentiality law in the same way as the responsible person. You may not process user data to a greater extent than the person responsible is authorized to do so. The person in charge is also obliged to regularly ensure that any subcontractors appointed are able to guarantee data security. Personal data will be presented to the user on request and unless there is an overriding interest to the contrary.


  11. Data security (TOM)

    To guarantee data security, the responsible party and its representatives use state-of-the-art technical and organizational measures (TOM). On request and if this does not endanger the data security of other users, the manager will provide the user with more detailed information on the TOM carried out. This website uses confidential content for security reasons and to protect transmission, such as inquiries made by users. You can recognize an encrypted connection (SSL/TLS) by the fact that the browser address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol on your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

    However, no guarantee can be given that information or personal data transmitted by users using unencrypted online forms, e-mails or FTP uploads cannot be viewed or modified by unauthorized persons. Such transmission is made at the user’s own risk and without any guarantee on the part of the person responsible.


  12. Use of cookies

    This site uses cookies. These are small files that are stored on the user’s computer to track their visit to the website and obvious preferences when using the site. They are used to show how users navigate the website and can also be used to save user settings between visits. Cookies are stored on the user’s device and transmitted to the website. Some of the cookies used on the web site are called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of the user’s visit. Other cookies remain stored on the user’s device until they are deleted. These cookies enable the webmaster to recognize the user the next time he or she visits the site. Cookies contain an identification number with which the person responsible can identify the requesting device’s computer. This enables the person responsible to improve his services when the user visits the website repeatedly. However, it is not possible to attribute personal data to this identification number.

    When accessing the website, the user may, by means of a pop-up advertisement, accept the use of cookies or restrict or deactivate their use. Users can also configure their Internet browser so that a warning appears on screen before a cookie is stored, or so that the creation of cookies is restricted or prevented altogether. Users can also delete cookies later via their browser or activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Users can use their browser’s help functions to find out how to set cookies.

    The user should note that if cookies are deactivated or deleted for technical reasons, not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.


  13. Use of third-party services

    The responsible party uses content or service offerings from third-party providers within the site to be able to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts, into the website (hereinafter referred to as “content”). This always assumes that the third-party providers of such content register the user’s IP address, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required to display the content. Third-party suppliers may also use invisible pixels (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags” may be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. This information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information about the use of our online offering, and may also be linked. to this information from other sources. Depending on the third-party service, it may also be the case that other information about the user is collected, used for the third-party provider’s own purposes and possibly processed in connection with the use of the website, the use of these services and the associated data. processing by third parties, use by third parties for their own purposes, any associated disclosure abroad as well as the provisions relating to the use and protection of third-party data.

    In particular, the user acknowledges that the party responsible for the processing of personal data within the scope of these third-party services cannot assume any liability due to a lack of influence. The responsible party endeavors to use only content whose respective providers use only the IP address to provide the content but cannot guarantee this due to a lack of influence. These third-party services and the associated scope of user data processing change constantly due to updates, bug fixes, new versions or other program modifications. The corresponding descriptions of third-party services in this data protection declaration are therefore only intended to provide the user with an approximate indication of the content and scope of data processing by these services and the possibility of objecting (so-called opt-out). The operator endeavors to update the descriptions regularly but cannot guarantee that the information is up to date at all times. The user is advised to enquire regularly about the content of these services or the extent of the associated user data processing directly with the third-party service provider concerned.

    The list in the appendix provides an overview of third-party suppliers and their content, as well as links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on data processing and, in some cases already mentioned here, the possibility of objecting (so-called opt-out).


  14. User rights

    The user has the following rights regarding user data, subject to statutory or contractually agreed exceptions:

    • The right to information on data processing (art. 19 DSG)
    • The right to information (art. 25 DSG)
    • The right to rectification of data (art. 6, para. 5 DSG; 32, para. 1 DSG)
    • The right to erasure of data (“right to be forgotten”; art. 6, para. 4 DSG; 32, para. 2, lit. c DSG)
    • The right to object to and restrict (“block”) or stop the processing of data (art. 30, para. 2, lit. b; 32, para. 2, lit. a, b DSG)
    • The right to revoke consent to data processing (art. 30, para. 2, lit. b DSG)
    • The right to disclosure and transfer of data (art. 28 DSG)
    • The right to information on automated individual decisions (art. 21 DSG)

    If the user’s consent to data processing is revoked, if data processing is restricted or if deletion of the user’s data is requested, the user’s data will be deleted by the Responsible Person, provided that there are no legal retention requirements or overriding interests of the Responsible Person. In this case in particular, the Person Responsible limits the use of user data to the legally required purposes. This does not apply to user data required for order processing or commercial purposes. In all such cases, the user accepts that no personalized services can be provided, or that services can only be provided to a limited extent.

    If you have any questions about the processing of personal data or other concerns regarding data protection, the user may contact the person responsible via the contact point indicated above under the heading “Person responsible / contact details”. To prevent misuse, the person responsible will only respond to data protection queries in writing and on presentation of proof of identity (copy of your passport or ID). Information is free of charge and is usually provided within 30 days.


  15. Competent regulatory authorities

    The competent authority for data protection issues relating to the processing of user data by private individuals, insofar as persons in Switzerland are concerned or the data is processed from Switzerland, is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner FDPIC. He can investigate violations of data protection regulations on his own initiative or upon notification, and order that processing be adapted, interrupted or cancelled in whole or in part. It also advises individuals on data protection issues, provides information on request to data subjects on how they can exercise their rights, and can lodge a complaint with the relevant law enforcement authority. evident.


  16. Jurisdiction / Applicable law

    Unless there is a conflict of mandatory laws, only Swiss law shall apply to the exclusion of international conflicts of law. In addition to the compulsory places of jurisdiction, the exclusive place of jurisdiction is the registered office of the responsible party. (Sontex SA, rue de la Gare 27, 2605 Sonceboz)

    Sontex AG

    Juni 2024


Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and to make it easy for you to use the map function. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs irrespective of whether Google provides a user account with which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data in the form of usage profiles and uses them for advertising purposes, market research and/or to design its website as required. Such evaluation is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) to offer advertising tailored to requirements and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you should contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google, as well as further information on your rights in this respect and the settings you can make to protect your privacy, can be found here:

Privacy policy for Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the data controller of this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, the data processing of Google Analytics is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

We may use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out using a user ID.If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in the settings under “My data”, “Personal data”.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6, paragraph 1, letter 1, letter f of the GDPR. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We draw your attention to the fact that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” has been extended to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses. As a result, IP addresses are then processed in abbreviated form, meaning that they cannot be associated with individuals. If the data collected about you has a personal reference, this will be immediately excluded, and the personal data will be immediately deleted.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software; accordingly, however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Link verfügbare Disable Google Analytics.

You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Disable Google Analytics. Deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is then stored on your data medium, preventing Google Analytics from processing your personal data. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your end device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e. you will need to set opt-out cookies again if you wish to continue to prevent this form of data collection. Opt-out cookies are set per browser and computer/device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other device.

Privacy policy for LinkedIn

This website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Each time you access one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are connected to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to attribute your visit to our website to you and your user account. Please note that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by LinkedIn.

For further information, please consult LinkedIn’s privacy policy at:

Newsletters – Brevo

The newsletter is sent via the email service provider “Brevo”, a newsletter sending platform whose registered office is located at : 106 Bd Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France. You can consult the data protection rules of the dispatch service provider here ( The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR and an order processing contract pursuant to Article 28(3)(1) of the GDPR.

The dispatch service provider may use recipients’ data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without attribution to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, for example to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the mailing service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass on the data to third parties.

Privacy policy for Vimeo

Plugins from the Vimeo video portal of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated on this website. Each time you access a page that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. Information about your visit and your IP address is stored there. By interacting with the Vimeo plugins (e.g. clicking the start button), this information is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored there. The privacy policy for Vimeo with more detailed information on the collection and use of your data by Vimeo can be found in Vimeo’s privacy policy.

If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect data about you via this website and link it to your membership data stored with Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.

In addition, Vimeo calls up the Google Analytics tracker via an iFrame in which the video is called up. This is Vimeo’s own tracking, to which we have no access. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your 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:

  1. For the sake of simplicity, only the masculine form is used, but all genders are covered.
  2. RS 235.1. References to the DSG refer to the fully revised version which will come into force on September 1, 2023. Before September 1, 2023, the old version of the law applies by analogy.