Data Protection Declaration
The responsible party within the meaning of the data protection laws, especially the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
IC Design AG
Mrs. Stephanie Kahane
In cooperation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect the databases as much as possible from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or forgery.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating by email) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing, and use of data as described below. This website can generally be visited without registration. Data such as pages called up or the name of the file called up, date, and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without these data being directly related to your person. Personal data, particularly name, address, or email address, are collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. Without your consent, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
Processing of Personal Data
Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, especially the storage, disclosure, acquisition, deletion, storage, modification, destruction, and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Moreover, if and insofar as the EU GDPR is applicable, we process personal data according to the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR:
Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) - The data subject has given their consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes.
Performance of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) - Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject's request.
Legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR) - Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
Protection of vital interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR) - Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) - Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject that require protection of personal data.
Application process as a pre-contractual or contractual relationship (Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b GDPR) - To the extent special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR (e.g., health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin) are requested from applicants so that the controller or the data subject can exercise the rights arising from labor law and social security and social protection law and fulfill his or her obligations in this regard, their processing shall be carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b GDPR, in the case of the protection of vital interests of applicants or other persons pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. c GDPR or for purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the employee's ability to work, for medical diagnosis, care or treatment in the health or social sector or for the management of systems and services in the health or social sector pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h GDPR. In the case of communication of special categories of data based on voluntary consent, their processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR.
We process personal data for the duration necessary for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer retention obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.
Relevant Legal Bases
obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs, and the nature, scope, context, and purposes of processing as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as access, input, disclosure, ensuring availability, and their separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures that ensure the exercise of data subjects' rights, the deletion of data, and reactions to data risks. Moreover, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software, and procedures, according to the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
Transmission of Personal Data
In the course of our processing of personal data, it happens that the data is transferred to other places, companies, legally independent organizational units, or persons. The recipients of these data may include, for example, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such a case, we comply with the legal requirements and, in particular, conclude corresponding contracts or agreements, which serve to protect your data, with the recipients of your data.
Data Processing in Third Countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e., outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if processing takes place in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to other persons, bodies, or companies, this is done only in accordance with legal requirements.
Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transmission, we process or let the data be processed only in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, in the presence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_de).
The following cookie types and functions are distinguished:
Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user leaves an online offer and closes their browser.
Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. Likewise, the interests of users used for reach measurement or marketing purposes can be stored in such a cookie.
First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by ourselves.
Third-party cookies (also: third-party cookies): Third-party cookies are mainly used by advertisers (so-called third parties) to process user information.
Necessary (also: essential or strictly necessary) cookies: On the one hand, cookies may be absolutely necessary for the operation of a website (e.g., to store logins or other user inputs or for security reasons).
Storage duration: Unless we provide you with explicit information on the storage duration of permanent cookies (e.g., within the scope of a so-called cookie opt-in), please assume that the storage duration can be up to two years.
Processed data types: Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times), Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Data subjects: Users (e.g., website visitors, users of online services).
Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), Legitimate Interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
This website may use Google Maps for embedding maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam, and YouTube for embedding videos.
Google is committed to ensuring adequate data protection in accordance with the American-European and the American-Swiss Privacy Shield.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
Rights of Data Subjects
Right to Confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the website operator as to whether data concerning them is being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you can contact the data protection officer at any time.
Right to Information
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive free information about their stored personal data and a copy of this information from the website operator at any time. Furthermore, information may be provided on the following, if applicable:
the purposes of processing
the categories of personal data that are processed
the recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
if possible, the planned duration
for which the personal data will be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration
the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them, or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject is otherwise entitled to receive information about the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If you wish to make use of this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right to Rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.
If you wish to exercise this right to rectification, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten)
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand that the controller of this website immediately erase the personal data concerning them, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject withdraws their consent on which the processing was based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing for reasons arising from their particular situation, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in the case of direct advertising and related profiling.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered directly to a child.
If one of the above reasons applies and you wish to have personal data stored by the operator of this website deleted, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with immediately.
Right to Restriction of Processing
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand that the controller of this website restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and you wish to request the restriction of personal data stored by the operator of this website, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
Right to Data Portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning them, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 para. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
To assert the right to data portability, you can contact the data protection officer appointed by the operator of this website at any time.
Right to Object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them.
The operator of this website will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling
legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
To exercise the right to object, you can contact the data protection officer of this website directly.
Right to Withdraw a Data Protection Consent
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam emails.
For the provision of paid services, we ask for additional data, such as payment details, in order to execute your order or your commission. We store these data in our systems until the legal retention periods have expired.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the services of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or customized design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google, in addition to further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Ads will set a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an advertisement placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across Ads customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can reject the required setting of a cookie – for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies or sets your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".
Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.
Use of Google Remarketing
This website uses the remarketing feature of Google Inc. The function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called "cookie" is stored in the browser of the website visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he or she visits websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, advertisements can be presented to the visitor that relate to content that the visitor previously accessed on websites that use Google's remarketing function.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited. If the responsible party for the data processing on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, then the Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Through the statistics obtained, we can 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 via a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can disable the cross-device analysis of your usage in the settings there under "My data", "personal data".
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "_anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses. As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened form, which means that personal reference can be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you has a personal reference, it is immediately excluded, and the personal data is immediately deleted.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
In addition, you can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Disable Google Analytics. This will set an opt-out cookie on your data carrier that prevents the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e., if you want to continue to prevent this form of data collection, you must set the opt-out cookies again. The opt-out cookies are set per browser and computer/device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer, or other device.
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called website tags via an interface and thus integrate Google Analytics as well as other Google marketing services into our online offering. The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal user data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
Note on Data Transfer to the USA
Our website includes tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in the sense of EU data protection law. US companies are required to release personal data to security agencies without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence services) process, evaluate, and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
The copyrights and all other rights to content, images, photos, or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or the specifically named rights holders. For the reproduction of any elements, the written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance.
Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective rights holder may be liable to prosecution and possibly damages.
All information on our website has been carefully checked. We make every effort to offer our information offer up-to-date, correct content-wise, and complete. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely excluded, which means we cannot guarantee completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of information including journalistic-editorial content. Liability claims from damages of a material or immaterial nature, caused by the use of the offered information, are excluded, provided that there is no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent fault.
The publisher may change or delete texts at his own discretion and without notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use or access to this website is at the visitor's own risk. The publisher, his clients, or partners are not responsible for damages, such as direct, indirect, accidental, pre-determined, or consequential damages, which are allegedly caused by visiting this website and therefore assume no liability for them.
The publisher also assumes no responsibility and liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed via external links on this website. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content. The publisher thus expressly distances himself from all third-party content that may be relevant to criminal or liability law or offend common decency.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer