Privacy policy

This is a machine translation of the data protection declaration written in German.

Data protection

With this data protection declaration we inform you which personal data we process in connection with our activities and activities, including our website. In particular, we provide information about why, how and where we process which personal data. We also provide information about the rights of people whose data we process.

Additional data protection declarations and other legal documents such as general terms and conditions (GTC), terms of use or conditions of participation may apply to individual or additional activities and activities.

1. Contact addresses
Responsibility for processing personal data:

Sabine Stadler Okuno
Sihlstrasse practice
Sabine Stalder Okuno
Sihlstrasse 61
8001 Zurich

In individual cases, there may be other persons responsible for processing personal data or a joint responsibility with at least one other person responsible.

2. Terms and legal bases
2.1 Terms
Personal data is all information that relates to a specific or identifiable natural person. A data subject is a person about whom we process personal data.

Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, for example querying, comparing, adapting, archiving, storing, reading, disclosing, obtaining, recording, collecting, deleting, disclosing, sorting, organizing, storing, changing, disseminating , linking, destroying and using personal data.

2.2 Legal basis
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (Data Protection Act, DSG) and the Data Protection Ordinance (Data Protection Ordinance, DSV).

3. Nature, scope and purpose
We process the personal data that is necessary to be able to carry out our activities and activities in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or edge data and usage data, location data, sales data and contract and payment data.

We process personal data for the period that is necessary for the respective purpose(s) or by law. Personal data that no longer needs to be processed will be anonymized or deleted.

We may have personal data processed by third parties. We may process personal data together with third parties or transfer it to third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, specialized providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection for such third parties.

We generally only process personal data with the consent of the person concerned. If and to the extent that processing is permitted for other legal reasons, we may waive the need to obtain consent. For example, we may process personal data without consent to fulfill a contract, to comply with legal obligations or to protect overriding interests.

We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly available sources or collect in the exercise of our activities and activities, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.

4. Communication
We process personal data in order to be able to communicate with third parties. In this context, we process in particular data that a data subject transmits when contacting us, for example by post or email. We may store such data in an address book or similar means.

Third parties who transmit data about other people are obliged to ensure data protection for such data subjects. To do this, among other things, the accuracy of the personal data transmitted must be ensured.

5. Data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security that is appropriate to the respective risk. With our measures, we ensure in particular the confidentiality, availability, traceability and integrity of the processed personal data, but cannot guarantee absolute data security.

Access to our website and our other online presence is carried out using transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers mark transport encryption with a small padlock in the address bar.

Our digital communication is – like basically all digital communication – subject to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion by security authorities in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot have any direct influence on the appropriate processing of personal data by secret services, police departments and other security authorities. We also cannot rule out the possibility that individual affected individuals will be specifically monitored.

6. Personal data abroad

We generally process personal data in Switzerland. We can also disclose or export personal data to other countries, in particular in order to process it or have it processed there.

We may disclose personal data to all states and territories on earth and elsewhere in the universe, provided that local law ensures adequate data protection in accordance with a decision of the Swiss Federal Council.

We may disclose personal data in countries whose laws do not ensure adequate data protection, provided that adequate data protection is guaranteed for other reasons. Suitable data protection can be guaranteed, for example, through appropriate contractual agreements, on the basis of standard data protection clauses or with other suitable guarantees. As an exception, we can export personal data to countries without adequate or suitable data protection if the special data protection requirements are met, for example the express consent of the data subjects or a direct connection with the conclusion or execution of a contract. Upon request, we will be happy to provide affected persons with information about any guarantees or provide a copy of any guarantees.

7. Rights of data subjects

7.1 Data protection claims

We grant data subjects all claims in accordance with applicable data protection law. Data subjects have the following rights in particular:

Information: Data subjects can request information as to whether we process personal data about them and, if so, what personal data is involved. Affected persons also receive the information necessary to assert their data protection claims and to ensure transparency. This includes the processed personal data as such, but also, among other things, information on the purpose of processing, the duration of storage, any disclosure or export of data to other countries and the origin of the personal data.
Correction and restriction: Data subjects can correct incorrect personal data, complete incomplete data and have the processing of their data restricted.
Deletion and objection: Data subjects can have their personal data deleted (“right to be forgotten”) and object to the processing of their data with effect for the future.
Data release and data transfer: Affected persons can request the release of personal data or the transfer of their data to another person responsible.
We may suspend, restrict or refuse to exercise the rights of data subjects to the extent permitted by law. We can inform affected persons of any requirements that need to be met in order to exercise their data protection rights. For example, we may refuse to provide information in whole or in part with reference to trade secrets or the protection of other persons. For example, we can also refuse to delete personal data in whole or in part with reference to legal retention requirements.

We may, in exceptional circumstances, provide for costs for the exercise of the rights. We will inform those affected in advance about any costs.

We are obliged to take appropriate measures to identify data subjects who request information or assert other rights. Those affected are obliged to cooperate.

7.2 Legal protection

Affected persons have the right to enforce their data protection claims through legal action or to file a report or complaint with a responsible data protection supervisory authority.

The data protection supervisory authority for reports by data subjects against private parties and federal bodies in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).

8. Use of the Website

8.1 Cookies

We may use cookies. Cookies – our own cookies (first-party cookies) and cookies from third parties whose services we use (third-party cookies) – are data that are stored in the browser. Such stored data need not be limited to traditional text-based cookies.

Cookies can be stored in the browser temporarily as “session cookies” or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, cookies make it possible to recognize a browser the next time you visit our website and thereby, for example, measure the reach of our website. Permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.

Cookies can be completely or partially deactivated and deleted in the browser settings at any time. Without cookies, our website may no longer be fully available. We actively request – at least if and to the extent necessary – your express consent to the use of cookies.

8.2 Logging

We may log at least the following information for every access to our website and our other online presence, provided that it is transmitted to our digital infrastructure during such access: date and time including time zone, IP address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including User interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-page of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, last website accessed in the same browser window (referrer).

We log such information, which can also represent personal data, in log files. The information is required in order to be able to provide our online presence in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner. The information is also necessary in order to ensure data security – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.

8.3 Web beacons

We may incorporate web beacons into our online presence. Web beacons are also known as web beacons. Web beacons – including those from third parties whose services we use – are usually small, invisible images or scripts formulated in JavaScript that are automatically retrieved when you access our online presence. Web beacons can be used to record at least the same information as log files.

9. Notifications and Communications

We send notifications and communications via email and other communication channels such as instant messaging or SMS.

9.1 Success and reach measurement

Notifications and messages may contain web links or web beacons that record whether an individual message was opened and which web links were clicked. Such web links and web beacons can also record the use of notifications and messages on a personal basis. We need this statistical recording of usage to measure success and reach in order to be able to send notifications and messages based on the needs and reading habits of the recipients effectively and user-friendly as well as permanently, securely and reliably.

9.2 Consent and objection

In principle, you must consent to the use of your email address and your other contact addresses, unless the use is permitted for other legal reasons. We can use the “double opt-in” procedure to obtain double-confirmed consent. In this case, you will receive a message with instructions for double verification. We may log consents obtained, including IP address and timestamp, for evidentiary and security reasons.

In principle, you can object to receiving notifications and communications such as newsletters at any time. With such an objection, you can also object to the statistical recording of usage for success and reach measurement. Necessary notifications and communications in connection with our activities and activities remain reserved.

9.3 Notification and communication service providers

We send notifications and communications using specialized service providers.

We particularly use:

Mailchimp: communication platform; Provider: The Rocket Science Group LLC DBA Mailchimp (USA) as a subsidiary of Intuit Inc. (USA); Data protection information: Privacy Policy (Intuit) including “Country and Region-Specific Terms”, “Mailchimp Data Protection FAQ”, “Mailchimp and European Data Transfers”, “Security”, Cookie Policy, “Privacy Rights Requests”, “Legal Terms”.
10. Social media

We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to be able to communicate with interested parties and provide information about our activities and activities. In connection with such platforms, personal data can also be processed outside of Switzerland.

The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) and terms of use as well as data protection declarations and other provisions of the individual operators of such platforms also apply. These provisions provide information in particular about the rights of data subjects directly vis-à-vis the respective platform, which includes, for example, the right to information.


11. Third Party Services

We use services from specialized third parties in order to be able to carry out our activities in a permanent, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner. Such services allow us, among other things, to embed functions and content into our website. With such embedding, the services used record the IP addresses of the users at least temporarily for technically compelling reasons.

For necessary security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may process data related to our activities and activities in aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized form. This is, for example, performance or usage data in order to be able to offer the respective service.

We particularly use:

Google services: Providers: Google LLC (USA) / Google Ireland Limited (Ireland) for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland; General information on data protection: «Principles of data protection and security», data protection declaration, «Google is committed to complying with applicable data protection laws», «Guide to data protection in Google products», «How we use data from websites or apps on or in which our services are used” (information from Google), “Types of cookies and other technologies used by Google”, “Personalized advertising” (activation / deactivation / settings).
11.1 Digital infrastructure

We use services from specialized third parties in order to be able to use the necessary digital infrastructure in connection with our activities and activities. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from selected providers.

We particularly use:

Novatrend: Hosting; Provider: NovaTrend Services GmbH (Switzerland); Data protection information: Data protection declaration.
11.2 Scheduling

We use services from specialized third parties to be able to arrange appointments online, for example for meetings. In addition to this data protection declaration, any directly visible conditions of the services used, such as terms of use or data protection declarations, also apply.

11.3 Audio and video conferences

We use specialized audio and video conferencing services to communicate online. For example, we can use it to hold virtual meetings or conduct online classes and webinars. The legal texts of the individual services such as data protection declarations and terms of use also apply to participation in audio and video conferences.

Depending on your life situation, we recommend muting the microphone as standard and blurring the background or displaying a virtual background when participating in audio or video conferences.

We particularly use:

Zoom: video conferencing; Provider: Zoom Video Communications Inc. (USA); Data protection information: Data protection declaration, “Data protection at Zoom”, “Legal Compliance Center”.
11.4 Map material

We use third-party services to be able to embed maps into our website.

We particularly use:

Google Maps including Google Maps Platform: map service; Provider: Google; Google Maps-specific information: “How Google uses location information”.
11.5 Fonts

We use third-party services to embed selected fonts, icons, logos and symbols into our website.

We particularly use:

Google Fonts: Fonts; Provider: Google; Google Fonts-specific information: “Your Privacy and Google Fonts”, “Data protection and data collection”.
11.6 Payments

We use specialized service providers to process our customers’ payments securely and reliably. The legal texts of the individual service providers such as general terms and conditions (GTC) or data protection declarations also apply to the processing of payments.

We particularly use:

PayPal (including Braintree): Processing payments; Providers: PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (Luxembourg) / PayPal Pte. Ltd. (Singapore); Data protection information: Data protection declaration, “Declaration on cookies and tracking technologies”.


12. Final provisions

We created this data protection declaration using the data protection generator from Data Protection Partner.

We can adapt and supplement this data protection declaration at any time. We will provide information about such adjustments and additions in an appropriate form, in particular by publishing the current data protection declaration on our website.