Important legal information
Please read the following conditions carefully before continuing. Persons who log on to the biel-seeland.ch website of Tourism Biel Seeland signify their agreement to the following conditions.
Copyright and trademark rights
The entire content of the biel-seeland.ch website is copyright protected. All rights are owned by Tourism Biel Seeland or third parties. The elements contained on the biel-seeland.ch website are freely accessible for browsing purposes only. Duplication of this material, or parts thereof, in any written or electronic form is permitted only with a specific mention of biel-seeland.ch. Reproduction, transfer, amendment, linking or use of the biel-seeland.ch website for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of Tourism Biel Seeland.
The various names and logos appearing on the biel-seeland.ch site are generally registered and protected trademarks. No part of the biel-seeland.ch is designed in such a way as to grant a licence or right to utilise a picture, registered mark or logo. Downloading or copying the biel-seeland.ch website or parts thereof, confers no rights whatsoever in respect of the software or elements of the biel-seeland.ch website. Tourism Biel Seeland reserves all rights in respect of all elements of the biel-seeland.ch website with the exception of rights belonging to third parties.
Although Tourism Biel Seeland has taken all possible care to safeguard the reliability of the information contained on the biel-seeland.ch website at the time of its publication, neither Tourism Biel Seeland nor its contracting partners can give any explicit or implicit assurance or warranty (including to third parties) in respect of the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information on biel-seeland.ch. Opinions and other information contained on the biel-seeland.ch website may be changed at any time without prior notice.
Tourism Biel Seeland accepts no responsibility and gives no guarantee to the effect that the functions on biel-seeland.ch website will not be interrupted or that the biel-seeland.ch website or the relevant server is or are free from viruses or other harmful contents.
Limitation of liability
All liability of Tourism Biel Seeland (including liability for negligence) for direct, indirect or secondary damage suffered as a result of access to the elements of the biel-seeland.ch website or to use of that site or as a consequence of impossibility of access to or use thereof or links to other websites, is hereby declined.
Links to other websites
The biel-seeland.ch website contains links to websites operated by third parties which might be of interest to you. When activating these links you might leave the biel-seeland.ch website or summaries of third-party websites may be displayed within the context of the biel-seeland.ch website. Tourism Biel Seeland has not carried out any checks whatsoever on the websites of third parties accessible via links on the biel-seeland.ch website and is in no way responsible for their content or effective operation. This applies regardless of whether when activating the link you leave the biel-seeland.ch website or the display appears within the context of the biel-seeland.ch website, as well as if in the latter case the information provider of an external website is not immediately obvious. Establishing the link or consulting websites operated by third parties is at the sole risk and peril of the user.
Tourism Biel Seeland (Zentralstrasse 60, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland), an Association of Swiss Public Law (CHE-107.176.209), operates the website biel-seeland.ch and is therefore responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data and the compliance of the said data processing with Swiss law. Your trust is important to us, which is why we take the issue of data protection seriously and ensure the appropriate level of security. We of course abide by the statutory provisions of the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (OFADP), the Telecommunications Act (TCA) and, if applicable, other data protection provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
Please take note of the information below so that you know which data we collect from you and for what purposes it is used.
1. Scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data
a. when you visit www.biel-seeland.ch
When you visit our website, our servers make a temporary record of each access and store it in a log file. The following data is collected and stored, without any action on your part, until it is automatically deleted by us after 12 months at the latest:
- the IP address of the accessing computer
- the time and date of access
- the name and URL of the file called up
- the website from which access is made
- the operating system of your computer and the browser used
- the country from which access is made and the language settings of your browser
- the name of your Internet access provider
The said data is collected and processed for the purpose of allowing you to use our website (establishing a connection), ensuring system security and stability in the long term and allowing our Internet offering to be optimised, as well as for internal statistical purposes. This is our legitimate interest in the processing of data within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The IP address in particular is used in order to determine the country of residence of the visitor to the website and set the language of the website accordingly. The IP address is also analysed in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure of www.biel-seeland.ch as well as for statistical purposes.
b. when you use our contact form
You have the option of using a contact form to get in touch with us. Doing so requires that you enter the following personal data:
- First name and surname
- Address (street, number, town/city, postcode) (optional)
- Telephone number (optional)
- E-mail address
We only use this data in order to answer your queries in an optimum manner and in a way that is tailored to you. The processing of your contact request constitutes our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. You can object to this data processing at any time (for contact details, see further below, Section 11).
c. when you register for our newsletter
You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter through our website. Registration is required in order to do so. As part of the registration, the following data must be provided:
- First name and surname
- E-mail address
You also have the option of providing additional information (date of birth and country) on a voluntary basis. We process this data in order to personalise the information and offers sent to you and to better align ourselves to your interests.
By registering, you give your agreement to the data provided being processed for regular dispatch of the newsletter to the address you provided, for the statistical analysis of user behaviour and optimisation of the newsletter. Your consent constitutes our legal basis for the processing of your e-mail address in the sense of art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.We are entitled to commission third parties with the technical processing of advertising measures and to pass your data on for this purpose (see under Section 3).
At the end of each newsletter is a link which you can use to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. When unsubscribing you have the option to let us know the reason you are doing so. Once you have unsubscribed, your personal data will be deleted. Further processing shall take place only in anonymised form for the purpose of optimising our newsletter.
We expressly point to the data analysis during the newsletter distribution (see Section 9).
d. when you book, place orders or make reservations with third parties
On our website there are a number of ways to make bookings or reservations or request informational material or other services. The corresponding services are provided by third parties in each case. You will be notified accordingly if you are redirected to our partners. Depending on the service to be provided, different data is collected in this respect. This could be the following data, for example:
- Title and/or company
- First name and surname
- Address (street, number, postcode, town/city, country)
- Other contact details (e-mail address, telephone number)
- Credit card details, where required
The data you provide is generally collected by the relevant provider directly or for certain offers passed on to the relevant provider by us. For further data processing, the data protection provisions of the relevant provider shall apply in these cases. The legal basis for the processing of the aforementioned data lies in the performance of a contract within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
2. Use of your data for advertising purposes
a. Facebook Analytics
In order to provide you with personalised services and information on our website (on-site targeting), we use and analyse the data that we collect about you when you visit the website. For the corresponding data processing, what are known as cookies may be used where necessary (see also under Section 6). The analysis of your user behaviour may be used to create what is known as a usage profile. The usage data is combined only with pseudonymous data, and never with data that has not been pseudonymised.
To allow personalised marketing in social networks, we incorporate so-called remarketing pixels from Facebook into the website. If you have an account with one of the aforementioned social networks and are logged in at the time of your visit to our website, this pixel links the visit to our website with your account. Log out of your account prior to visiting our website if you would like to prevent this link from being made. Further advertising settings can be made from in your user profile in the relevant social networks.
The creation of pseudonymised user profiles for advertising and analysis purposes is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This applies to all data processing operations listed in this Section 2. The legitimate interest lies in direct marketing and analysis of the use of our website.
3. Transfer of data to third parties
We pass your personal data on only if you have expressly consented to this, if there is a legal obligation to do so or if this is required in order to enforce our rights, in particular in order to enforce claims resulting from the relationship between you and Tourism Biel Seeland.
We also pass your data on to third parties where this is required in conjunction with use of the website in order to provide you with the services requested or to analyse your user behaviour. If this is required for the purposes specified in the preceding sentence, your data may also be passed on to third parties abroad. If the website contains links to websites of third parties, Tourism Biel Seeland will no longer have any influence on the collection, processing, storage or use of personal data by third parties once you click on such links and assumes no responsibility in this regard.
4. Transfer of personal data abroad
5. Data security
We take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect any of your personal data that we have stored from manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly being improved in line with technological developments.
You should always treat your payment information as confidential and close the browser window once you have ended your communication with us, particularly if you are on a shared computer.
We also take data privacy within our organisation very seriously. Our employees and the service providers commissioned by us are obliged to maintain confidentiality and comply with our data protection provisions.
Disabling cookies may prevent you from being able to use all of the features on our website.
7. Tracking tools
On our website we use various tracking tools. These tracking tools are used to monitor your surfing behaviour on our website. This is for the purposes of needs-based design and continuous optimisation of our website. In connection with this, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and small text files that are saved on your computer (“cookies”) are used.
Further information about the tracking tools used and the data processing that takes place as a result can be found here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
8. Social media plugins
The social plugins described below are used on our website. The plugins are disabled on our website as standard and therefore do not send any data. By clicking on the corresponding social media button, you can enable the plugins (known as the Shariff solution).
If these plugins are enabled, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers for the relevant social networks as soon as you call up one of our websites. The content of the plugins is transferred from the social network to your browser directly and integrated by your browser into the website. The plugins can of course be disabled again with just a click of the mouse.
a. Social plugins from Facebook
Social plugins from Facebook are used on our website to make our online presence more personal. We use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” buttons for this purpose. This is an offering from US company Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).
By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding website, even if you do not own a Facebook account or are not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser to one of Facebook’s servers in the United States and stored there. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook may assign the visit to our website to your Facebook account directly. If you interact with the plugins, for example the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is likewise transferred to one of Facebook’s servers directly and stored there. The information is published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and needs-based design for Facebook pages. For this reason, usage, interests and relationship profiles are created by Facebook, e.g. in order to analyse your use of our website with respect to the advertisements placed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activity on our website and to provide other services associated with your use of Facebook.
b. Social plugins from Twitter
If you do not want Twitter to be able to identify your visit to our websites, please log out of your Twitter account.
9. Note about data transfer to the US
For the sake of completeness, we would like to point out to users residing or based in Switzerland that in the US there are monitoring measures taken by the US authorities that generally allow the storage of all personal data relating to all persons whose data has been transferred from Switzerland to the US. This happens without differentiation, limitation or exception on the basis of the aim pursued and without an objective criteria that makes it possible to limit access to the data by US authorities and its later use to very specific, strictly limited purposes that may justify the intervention associated with both access to this data and use thereof. We would also like to point out that there are no judicial remedies in place in the US for affected persons from Switzerland that would make it possible to receive access to the data relating to them and to have this corrected or deleted, as well as no effective legal protection against general access rights by US authorities. We refer the persons affected explicitly to this legal and factual situation so that they can make an appropriately informed decision on whether or not to consent to their data being used.
10. Right to information, correction, erasure and restriction of processing; Right to data portability
You have the right to receive information about the personal data that we store about you free of charge upon request. In addition, you have the right to correct inaccurate data and the right to delete your personal data, as far as there is no statutory storage obligation or another legal basis for the processing in the sense of art. 6 GDPR that allows us to continue processing the data. You also have the right to reclaim from us the data you have given us (right to data portability). On request, we also pass the data on to a third party of your choice. You have the right to receive the data in a common file format.
You can reach us for the aforementioned purposes via the e-mail address email@example.com. We may, at our sole discretion, require proof of identity to process your requests.
11. Data storage
We only store personal information for as long as it is necessary
- to use the above tracking advertising and analysis services within the scope of our legitimate interest
- to carry out services that you requested or to which you have given your consent (for example, to newsletter pursuant to pSection 9)to the extent specified above.
- to comply with legal obligations
Contract data is kept longer by us, as this is required by statutory storage requirements. Retention requirements that oblige us to keep data arise from accounting and tax regulations. According to these regulations, business communications, closed contracts and accounting documents must be kept for up to 10 years. As far as we no longer need this data to carry out the services for you, the data will be blocked. This means that the data may then only be used for accounting and for tax purposes.
12. Right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority
You have the right to file a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority at any time.
This page was last amended on Mai 23, 2018. If you have any questions or remarks about our legal indications or data protection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org