Data protection

Responsible instance in the sense of data protection laws, especially of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Marc Kocher, Dipl. Arch. ETH Zurich

Your rights as affected party

You may assert the following rights at any time under the contact data of our data protection officer provided:

  • Information about your data saved with us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your data saved with us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing, when we may not yet delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data with us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability when you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

When you have provided us with your consent, you may withdraw this at any time taking effect for the future.

You may turn to a supervisory authority with a complaint at any time, for example, to the responsible supervisory authority of the federal state of your place of residence or to the authority responsible for us.

You can find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with an address at this page of


Type and purchase of processing
Like many other websites, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

In this way we receive certain data like, for example, IP address, the browser and operating system used.

Cookies cannot be used to start programmes or transfer viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies facilitates your navigation and enables the correct presentation of our website.

Under no circumstances are the data we record forwarded to third parties or is a link with personal data produced without your consent.

You can of course principally also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set such that they accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time in the settings of your browser. Please use the Help functions of your Internet browser to experience how these settings can change. Please note that individual functions of our website may not function if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Storage duration and cookies used
When you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or your consent, the following cookies are used at our websites:

  • Google Analytics
  • Intro animation (ensures the one-time playing back of the animation)
  • Cookie note (ensures the one-time showing of the cookie note)

To the extent that these cookies can (also) affect personal data, we shall inform you in the following sections.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire stock of cookies by way of your browser settings. In addition to this, you will receive information and instructions as to how these cookies are deleted or their storage can be blocked in advance. Depending upon your browser provider, you can find the necessary information under the following links:

Use of Google Analytics

Type and purpose of processing
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable your analysis of your usage of the web page. The information concerning your usage of this web page generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated at this website, your IP address will be abbreviated in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatories to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide additional services related to the usage of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing lie in the evaluation of the usage of the website and in the compilation of reports about activities at the website. Other related services should then be provided on the basis of website and Internet usage.

Legal basis

The processing of data takes place on the basis of consent provided by the user (Art. 6, Par. 1 lit. a GDPR).


Recipient of the data is Google as the processor of the order. We have concluded the corresponding order processing agreement with Google to this purpose.

Storage duration

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our recording purposes.

Third country transfer

Google processes your data in the USA and is subject to the EU_US Privacy Shield. On this, see this page from

Provision prescribed or necessary

The provision of your personal data takes place voluntarily, exclusively on the basis of your consent. When this access is prevented, this can result in functional restrictions at the website.

Withdrawal of consent

You can prevent the saving of cookies with a corresponding setting of your browser software; we draw to your attention, however, the fact that you may in this case not be able to make complete use of all functions of this website. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) 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 deactivating Google Analytics

In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics at our pages by clicking on this link. In the process, an opt-out cookie is installed on your device. Recording by Google Analytics is in this way prohibited in future for this website and for this browser as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.


The behaviour of visitors to the website can be evaluated and interests analysed with the help of the Google Analytics tracking tool. To this purpose we create an anonymised user profile.

SSL encoding

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encoding procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS in keeping with the current state of technology.

Change to our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in order that it at all times reflects the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies for your next visit.

Questions for the data protection officer

Please write us an e-mail with any questions you may have about data protection.