Privacy Policy

Last revision: 16.4.2020

ARCO IT is the content operator of the website  https://www. arco-it.ch  and all websites and services published on it and is therefore responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personally collected data. We take the protection of your personal information very seriously. Personal data is only collected on our website to the extent necessary. In no case will the data collected in this way be passed on or sold. 

The responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act is:

ARCO IT GmbH
Bertram Dunskus
CEO

Albulastrasse 34
8048 Zurich

+41 44 229 6850

info@arco-it.ch

Scope

With this data protection declaration, you as a user receive information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your data by ARCO IT  and integrated data processors (providers).

Collection of general information

With each access to our offer, information is automatically collected by us or the provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you. 

These include: name of the displayed website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the stored IP address. 

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize the offer and the technology.

Handling personal data

Definition: Personal data is any information that clearly identifies a person. This is data that can be traced back to a person. This personal data includes the first name and name, telephone number and e-mail address. Personal data also applies to information on websites that have been accessed. This data will only be collected and used if you confirm this by consent, for example in the case of e-mail correspondence or on a website.

Registration on our website

If you register on our website or an event service we use to use personalized services, personal data will be collected. This includes the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address as a means of contact and communication. The registration allows access to services and content that are only available to registered users. On request, we will inform you which personal data have been collected and stored. In addition, we correct or delete the data on request, provided that your request does not conflict with any legal retention obligations. For inquiries as well as your request for correction or deletion of the data, please use the contact details mentioned in this data protection declaration above. In 
order to ensure the security of your data during transmission, we work with encryption methods (such as SSL) over HTTPS, which reflect the current state of the art.   

Comments

If comments or other contributions are written and published on our website, we store the IP address, the username and the time of creation. This data is collected for security reasons, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.). In such a case, the information is used to determine the identity of the author.

Blog-Subscription

When users subscribe to the blog notification offer, they receive a confirmation email. With this e-mail we ensure that the user is actually the owner of the said e-mail address. You can always stop the blog subscription. You will receive information about this together with the confirmation e-mail or in each notification.

Newsletter & E-Mail Notification

If you sign up for our newsletter or an email notification, we will use the information you have entered solely for this purpose or to inform you of the relevant circumstances for this service or registration. We do not share this data with third parties. 
 
A valid (valid) e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. It also stores the IP address through which you sign up for the newsletter and the date on which you subscribe to the newsletter. This data is used as proof of misuse if a third-party e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In order to ensure that an e-mail address is not improperly entered into our mailing list by third parties, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called “double opt-in” procedure. As part of this procedure, the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the registration confirmation are logged. You have the option to revoke your consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and their use for the sending of the newsletter at any time. 
 
For the revocation, we provide you with a link in each newsletter. You also have the option to inform us of your revocation request via the above-mentioned contact options.

Contact Form

When you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your request and to ask possible follow-up questions.

Integration of third-party services and content

Our offer sometimes includes the content, services and services of other providers. These include maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube, and graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user. Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address in order to be able to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this operation is used, among other things, for statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is stored, we would like to inform our users.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. We do not share this data with third parties or link it to personal data without their consent. 
 
Cookies perform two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to inject viruses or start programs. In your browser, you can deactivate all or part of cookies in the settings at any time. If cookies are deactivated, you may no longer have all the functions of this website available to you. 
 
We use cookies:

  • To capture your IP address
  • To detect the operating system of the device or computer you are using, as well as the type of tablet or smartphone you use to access our website
  • To monitor the performance of the website and improve our websites and services
  • To see if you have visited us at least once; this means that we can determine the number of visitors who have visited our websites at least once
  • To customize elements of the advertising layout and/or content of the pages of the website
  • To monitor the use of features and services, traffic, demographic trends and browser versions
  • To collect statistical information about your use of the Site (including how much time you spent on the Site and which pages you visited) and from where you visited the Site. In this way, we can optimize the website and determine which parts are most popular with our visitors and thus better align offers with you
  • To automatically fill out content from forms
  • To collect information about the pages you visit on the website and to assign you to a “market segment/personas”. This information is only collected in relation to the cookie ID you use.

As a user, you have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please check your browser’s help function for how cookies are disabled. However, we would like to point out that this may affect some functions of this website and limit the ease of use. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/  (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/  (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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 truncated there. 
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, comcompile 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 within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. 
 
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie 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 plug-in available at the following link:  Browser Add On for disabling Google Analytics
 
For more information on terms of use and privacy, please  visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Facebook Social Plug-in

We include plug-ins of the social network Facebook on our websites (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You can recognize the plug-ins – an overview can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/  – on the Like button (Like) or on the logo of Facebook. 
 
If you go to one of our websites with Facebook plug-in, a direct connection with Facebook will be established. We have no influence on the nature and scope of the data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to our level of knowledge. 
 
Facebook will be informed via the plug-in that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered with Facebook. In this case, it is possible that Facebook will store the IP address. 
 
If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, the access to a website with Facebook plug-in can be uniquely assigned to your user account on Facebook. In addition, the plug-ins transmit all interactions, for example, when you use the Like button or leave a comment. 
 
To prevent Facebook from storing data about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (for example, “Facebook Blocker”). 
 
Information on the data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing, as well as the setting options for protecting privacy at Facebook, can be found here:  http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php  .

LinkedIn Social Plugin

This offer uses functions of the LinkedIn service, recognizable by the “in” characters on a white background. The plug-in is provided by LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn for short, address: 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA). 
 
If you use the LinkedIn feature on our websites, the websites you visit will be linked to your LinkedIn account and made known to other users through your feed. Data is also transferred to LinkedIn. Information on LinkedIn’s privacy policy and privacy settings can be found here:  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Twitter Social Plugin

This offer uses features of the Twitter service. This is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “tweet” function. If you use the Twitter function on our websites, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and, if necessary, will be made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. As a provider, we as a provider do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter’s privacy policy at  http://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter offers you the possibility to set your privacy settings yourself at the following link:  http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Your rights of access, rectification, blocking, cancellation and opposition

You have the right, upon request, free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: This is the mandatory data storage for business transactions or the data are subject to the statutory retention obligation. For these purposes, please contact the Privacy Officer listed at the beginning of the Policy.

Modification of our Privacy Policy

In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to our offer on your next visit.