Data Protection Policy

1.  Introduction

All data and information on the website are freely licensed and publicly accessible. This policy governs the use of the private data of authors and users.

By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you in the way described and for the purposes mentioned in this Data Protection Policy.


2.  Personal data: collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data relates to any information concerning your personal or material circumstances, for example, your name, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number or home address. The operator of uses the personal data provided by you if this is necessary to operate the website or communicate with you as the author of articles. We do not use the data for marketing purposes. We do, however, use the data in anonymised form for statistical purposes.

The data is not disclosed to third parties, unless this is legally or officially required.


3.  Revocation, blocking, deletion, contact

You may object to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future, arrange for their partial or complete blocking or deletion or demand information about or the correction of the information we have stored about you. This is possible without compensation. Please send any such requests to


4.  Cookies and automatically generated entries

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser. Our cookies do not save any personal data.

Your computer's IP address and server logs, which are relayed for technical reasons, are automatically anonymised and likewise do not allow us to deduce any information about you.

We use cookies to improve the content and functions of the website. For this purpose, we log the number of hits per page, the page use sequence, search terms entered, etc. We also use cookies to make it easier for you to log in again as a registered author.

You can configure your web browser to prevent cookie storage on your hard drive or to ask permission whenever cookies are used. You can also delete cookies at any time. To do this, check your browser's instructions.


5.  Data security

We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect your data against loss, manipulation or unauthorised access. We cannot, however, guarantee for this.

The Internet is an open network, accessible to all, and therefore cannot be regarded as a safe environment. Moreover, data may be transferred abroad and thus to a country where the data protection standard is lower than in Switzerland. We therefore exclude any liability for the security of data in transit via the Internet.


6.  Social networks

The website may use so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of social networks, in particular Facebook’s “Like” button. Plugins generally have the corresponding logo.

If you visit a website with a plugin, your web browser creates a connection to the servers of this social media platform. The social media platform is told you have visited our website without your clicking the plugin.

If you visit our website while logged onto a social media platform via your user account, the latter may be able to allocate your visit to our website to your user account. If you click on a button, this information is sent to the social media platform and saved there. We cannot control nature and extent of the information transmitted. If you want to avoid such allocation, log off from the social media platform involved before visiting our website.


7.  Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics (a web analysis service of Google Inc.). Google Analytics uses a specific cookie type to analyse how our website is used. These cookies are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA where they are stored. We use a Google Analytics version that guarantees anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Only in exceptional circumstances does Google transmit the complete IP address to a server in the USA before it is shortened.

Google then uses this information to record website activities on our behalf and provide us with additional services related to the use of our website.

You can prevent these cookies being saved by changing your browser settings. To do so, please consult your browser's instructions. You can prevent collection of data on your website use (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at

We also use Google Analytics to analyse AdWords data and “DoubleClick” cookies for statistical purposes. You can deactivate this function via the ads settings manager (


8.  Final provisions

If this policy is published in several languages, the German version is legally binding.

The website operator reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.


9.  Applicable law and place of jurisdiction

Use of the website and all policies relating to it are governed by Swiss law.

The place of jurisdiction is Reinach, BL (Switzerland).


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