Meteotest's websites are subject to Swiss data protection law, in particular pursuant to the Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz (DSG) and any applicable foreign data protection law such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU). The EU recognizes that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
The access to our web pages takes place by means of transport encryption (SSL / TLS).
Access to our websites, like any other internet use, is subject to general, unannounced, indiscriminate and suspicious mass surveillance by security agencies in Switzerland, the EU, the US and other countries. We have no direct influence on the processing of personal data by intelligence services, police stations and other security agencies.
We use the free open source software Matomo (formerly Piwik) as well as in some cases Google Analytics and New Relic for the statistical evaluation of the usage of our websites without personal reference.
Personal data is any information that relates to a specific or identifiable person. An affected person is a person through whom personal information is processed. Editing includes all dealings with personal information, regardless of the means and procedures used, including, but not limited to, storing, posting, obtaining, deleting, storing, modifying, destroying and using personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Otherwise, insofar as the GDPR is applicable, we process personal data in accordance with the following legal provisions:
We process personal information for the duration necessary for the intended purposes. For longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict the processing accordingly.
On our websites contact forms can be filled in and newsletters can be subscribed. We store the information that visitors fill in on our websites themselves. We can also store the IP address and time and date to combat abuse such as identity theft and spam.
A newsletter unsubscription is possible with every single newsletter e-mail. Newsletters may contain graphics and / or web links that record personally, whether a single newsletter has been opened in an e-mail application and which web links have been clicked. Such graphics and / or web links monitor the use of newsletters to ensure quality and to enable improvements to the newsletter.
We host our websites at Hetzner and Plusserver in Germany. For access to our web pages, standard web server log files are created with the following information: IP address, date and time including time zone, browser request including source of the request, referenced operating system including user interface and version, browser used, including language and version , transferred amount of data. The log files serve to detect technical problems as well as to ensure the security and statistical evaluation of the use of our web pages.
Visitors to our websites as well as other persons of whom we process personal data can obtain a confirmation free of charge whether personal data are processed by us and, if so, request information about our processing of their personal data, restrict the processing of their personal data, exercise their right to data portability (if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable), correct their personal data, delete them («right to be forgotten») or block them, revoke consent granted and object to the processing of their personal data.
Persons on whom we process personal data have a right of appeal to a competent data protection supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
Inquiries from supervisory authorities and affected persons usually reach us by e-mail, but are also possible by mail:
Beat Schaffner is responsible for data protection at Meteotest AG.
We have a data protection representative in the EU as contact point for supervisory authorities and data subjects according to Art. 27 GDPR: