Privacy Policy

Please read the following information on how we use your personal data while providing the required level of data protection.

1. Responsible Body

The responsible body for the processing of your personal data is ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS, Rüdigerstrasse 15, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland („ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS“ or „we“ or „us“). Additional information about us can be found in the Legal Notice on our Website. If you are concerned about the processing of your personal data and wish to object thereto in accordance with this Privacy Policy as a whole, or to individual measures within the process, you may send your objection by e-mail to mail@argusdatainsights.ch or by letter to the above-mentioned address.

2. The Collection and Processing of Personal Data when Accessing our Website

When you access our Website, our server automatically records the data which is transmitted by your browser. Thereby the following data is recorded: date and time of the access, name of the accessed file as well as the transmitted data volume and the performance of the access, web browser, browser language and requesting domain. In addition, the IP address will be recorded. Additional personal data will only be recorded if their disclosure is made voluntarily (e.g. in the course of a registration or request).

2.1. Use of Cookies and Web Analysis for Advertising Purposes

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyse how users use the Website. Cookies help us to identify account holders and to optimise their Website experience. No personal data, such as name or address, is collected or stored as part of this process. Some of the cookies used by us will be deleted at the end of your browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (these are called session cookies). Other cookies will remain on your terminal device and will allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our Website (these are called persistent cookies).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website (including your IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Please note that on our Website Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (“IP masking”). At our instigation, your IP address will be recorded by Google in shortened form only, which guarantees anonymisation and permits no conclusions to be made about your personal identity. If IP anonymity is activated on this Website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

On behalf of the provider, Google may use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity and providing the provider with other services relating to Website and Internet use. Moreover, Google may transfer this information to third parties insofar as this is legally required or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google.

You can set your browser to turn off cookies. For this purpose, download and install the Browser-Add-on zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics. Please note, however, that in the non-acceptance of cookies the functionality of our Website may be limited. By using this Website you declare yourself in agreement with the processing of data gathered about you by Google, the data processing strategy described above, and the aforementioned purpose of this action.

2.2. Use of Social Plugins

Our Website may use so-called social plugins („plugins“) of different social networks. Via these plugins, information including personal data may possibly be sent to those social network providers and used by them. ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS prevents the unconscious and involuntary collection and transfer of data by and to the social network providers through the use of a 2-click solution. In order to activate a desired plugin, it first must be activated through a click on the respective button. The collection and transfer of information by and to the social network provider will only be released through this activation. ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS itself does not collect any personal data via plugins or their use.

ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS has no control over what data is collected by an activated plugin and how the data is used by the social network provider. Presently it must be assumed that the collection and use includes at least the IP address and the device information. It is further possible that the social network providers try to store cookies on the respective computer.

Our Website may for example use plugins provided by Twitter, Google+, XING, LinkedIn and Flickr:

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. For more information on this, please see the Twitter data protection/privacy statement at https://twitter.com/privacy
Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information on this, please see the Google data protection/privacy statement at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/?hl=de
XING is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For more information on this, please see the XING data protection/privacy statement at https://www.xing.com/privacy
LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information on this, please see the LinkedIn data protection/privacy statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?src=or-search&veh=www.google.ch%7Cor-search
Flickr, 475 Sansome St. 6F, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA belongs to Yahoo Inc. For more information on this, please see the Flickr data protection/privacy statement at https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/privacy/products/flickr/index.htm

2.3. Data Processing by YouTube

We may use embedded YouTube videos in a so-called extended data protection mode. This means: YouTube does not record any cookies for a user displaying a website with an embedded YouTube video player, as long as the user does not click on play in order to start play. If the YouTube video player is clicked on, YouTube may possibly store cookies on your computer. Thereby it is communicated to the YouTube servers what websites that user has accessed. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate this information with your personal user account. If you want to prevent such data transmission, you must log out before using the plugins. Additional information on how YouTube handles user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.“

2.4. Links

We are not responsible or liable for the content and the data processing of links on this Website created to other websites or sources. We advise you to read the privacy policies of those external websites.

3. Use of Personal Data

If you have provided us with personal data (for example in the course of an order), we will (subject to special circumstances) only use this data for the operation of this Website and the performance of contracts we have concluded with you, and in order to answer your queries and for technical settlement.

4. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS will only disclose your personal data to third parties within Germany, Switzerland and abroad under the following conditions in accordance with the applicable provisions of the law: if legally required or ordered by an authority or a court or if there is an overriding private or public interest in such transfer or if this is necessary for the performance of a contract. Moreover, personal data may be transferred to third parties if this is necessary for account purposes and the enforcement of claims or if you have separately agreed to such transfer. Please note that you may withdraw such separate agreement at any time with future effect.

5. Deletion of Personal Data

Your personal data will be deleted as soon as such data is no longer required for the purposes intended with the storage and after the expiry of the legally prescribed storage period, this, however, being subject to the storage of personal data for the implementation of overriding interests of ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS or any third parties.

6. Right to Information

Upon your request by postal or electronic mail, we are happy to inform you about your stored personal data. You may also be entitled to have your stored data rectified, blocked and deleted. Due to legal and data security reasons, please understand that this information may only be provided upon written request. In individual cases, the response to your access request may be subject to proof of your identity.

If you wish to exercise the above-mentioned rights and/or receive more detailed information about such rights, please send an e-mail to mail@argusdatainsights.ch or use the contact details mentioned in our Legal Notice.

7. Amendments of this Privacy Policy

Please note that ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS is entitled to supplement or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be published here. Please always take note of the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

8. Security Note

We have in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful access to the personal data you have provided to us. As complete data security cannot be guaranteed for communication via e-mails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication, we would recommend sending any confidential information by postal mail.

Updated: April 2017