Privacy policy

1. Responsible person at AVC

Daniel Stähli
Industriestrasse 21
2553 Safnern
Phone: +41 (0)32 356 00 80

2. General information

AVC attaches great importance to the protection of personal data. All personal data will therefore be treated confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and these data protection provisions. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out that there is an increased security risk, especially for data entered on websites. AVC nevertheless undertakes, with the involvement of IT and web experts, to ensure the best possible, although not complete, protection.

By using AVC's websites, filling out any registration or contact forms or personally disclosing your personal data, you agree to the collection, processing and storage of your data. In the case of persons who are registered in AVC's address database, data on the time, place and subject of communication (dispatch of report, thank-you letters, etc.) are also recorded. Data is disclosed to third parties only in the context of contract fulfillment (orders) and subscriptions (e.g. AVCreport or letters of a mass mailing). Other passing on of personal data does not take place without your consent. Your right to access, correct and delete your personal data is given at any time and can be asserted verbally or in writing.

3. Privacy policy for cookies

AVC uses cookies in its websites. Through these, AVC can analyze the use of the websites and optimize them for visitors. In addition, certain data entered is stored on the visitor's terminal device and automatically reappears the next time the website is visited. Entries in the web store are thus retained until the Internet browser is closed. Cookies can be blocked in the settings of the web browser and also deleted from the end device. By blocking cookies, it may not be possible to use all functions of the website.

4. Plugins and other used softwares

Various plugins are installed on AVC's websites. Through these, e.g. videos, stores, payment tools, maps, etc. are directly integrated into the AVC websites. Furthermore, AVC uses software from third parties for the operation of the websites. These software modules and plug-ins are governed by their own legally mandated and product-specific privacy policies. Some software modules and plugins used are explained below:

 reCAPTCHA, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland). To prevent automated programs from making entries on AVC websites, reCAPTCHA is used for forms or input masks. This ensures that a human being makes the input. The processing and forwarding of test-specific data is subject to Google's privacy policy.

 Matomo, open source software (EU Representative, ePrivacy Holding GmbH Große Bleichen 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, Matomo is a widely used web analytics tool that is also used by large website operators. This software, including cookies, enables AVC to statistically evaluate the use of its own website and to continuously develop it further.

 Video portal Vimeo (Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA) and YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). AVC uses the two video portals to integrate videos created in-house into the websites via plugins and to offer them via additional platforms. Each time you call up a video, a connection is established between your browser and Vimeo or YouTube. Both platforms use legally permitted tools to analyze the online movements and interests of visitors. Both Vimeo and YouTube are bound by the legally prescribed data protection guidelines when using data.

5. Copyrights

The content (text, images, etc.) and works (videos, publications, etc.) created by AVC on the websites operated by AVC and in the print media of AVC are subject to Swiss copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution, and any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of AVC. Downloads and copies are only permitted for private, but not for commercial use. Insofar as the content on the web pages was not created by AVC, the copyrights of third parties are respected. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove the affected content immediately.

6. General disclaimer

All information, offers and statements on the websites and print media of AVC are carefully checked before publication. It is important to AVC to keep all published information up-to-date and truthful. However, errors cannot be excluded despite all efforts.

Liability claims arising from any damage caused by the web pages and the information published thereon as well as the print media are excluded to the extent permitted by law. Visiting the websites, opening or downloading files of any kind, entering personal data and using information is at your own risk. AVC also disclaims any responsibility and liability for any linked third-party websites, including but not limited to any content that may be criminal or immoral.

7. Further provisions

The Privacy Policy of AVC is part of the General Terms and Conditions of AVC. The association is entitled to adjust the privacy policy at any time and without prior notice. The valid version is the one published on the website. If the adjustment affects the use of your data stored by AVC, we will inform you about it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AVC at any time.

8. Entry into force

These data protection regulations come into force on 01.01.2022. They replace all data protection regulations of AVC valid until this date.

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