Cardea AG (“Cardea”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Cardea is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that you may provide to Cardea as you access and use the materials on cardea.ch (the “Site”), including the subscription pages of the Site. In addition, information that you submit to Cardea in response to an email request for information or other outreach from Cardea will also be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In this written Privacy Policy, Cardea describes the scope and breadth of our commitment to privacy. Cardea may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any material changes to our policy will be reflected on this page, so that you remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it. By exploring and using this Site, and by submitting information to Cardea, you agree to Cardea’s use of such information as described herein. This Site may contain links to external sites, which sites are not governed by this privacy policy, and Cardea does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.

Who is Responsible

Responsibility for data processing and in connection with this Site rests with Cardea. For more detailed information about Cardea, please see contact.

Information That We Collect, and How We Use It

Cardea uses the Internet to present general information about our company and what we do. When you visit our Site, your IP address is recorded, along with the data you requested from the Site, how much data you downloaded, the server reply code on the request from your browser, what browser you used, the date you visited, and for how long.

Cardea cannot attribute this data to any specific person as a general rule (unless you log in). We do not combine this data with data from any other sources. We statistically analyze this data constantly so we can keep the Site optimized at all times.

We record and process information you enter on the Site or send us otherwise. This includes data you enter in forms or contact fields, or select from lists or menus.

We also record and process personal information when you e-mail someone at Cardea. This concerns the contents of your e-mails as such, but also data obtained from queries to our e-mail server, such as sender and addressee IDs, time stamp, errors or grounds for refusal if mail doesn’t get through.

There are points on the Site where we offer newsletters or comparable information services. If you’d like to use these, we’ll need a working e-mail address for you and details to enable us to verify that this e-mail address is really yours, or that the person whose address it is agrees to receive the newsletter. That’s the only information we gather.

You can withdraw your consent to your data and e-mail address being recorded and used to send newsletters at any time.

Sending Data to Third Parties

As a fundamental rule, we do not disclose, transfer, sell or otherwise market personal data to third parties, such as other companies or organizations, without your express consent, or as required to meet our contractual obligations between Cardea and you, the website user, which make it necessary to transfer such data.
Where data is not subject to specific terms, we delete it or block it once the reasons we collected it for cease to apply.

Cardea takes extensive technical and organizational security precautions to protect your personal data against being manipulated, either accidentally or deliberately, or being lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized third parties. We are constantly improving these precautions as technology develops.

Cookies

The Site uses “cookies” in different places. These are small text files which are downloaded onto your computer and are saved in your browser. Cookies do not harm your computer, and do not contain viruses. Most cookies we use are “session cookies”, and are deleted automatically at the end of your visit.
If you’d like to know how your browser uses cookies, or instruct it not to use them or confirm them in each case, you should activate your browser settings accordingly.

Change and/ or Delete Information

We’ll be happy to tell you, subject to the relevant legal provisions, what personal details we store on you. You may access, correct, update, and/or delete as the case may be, any personally-identifiable information that you submit to Cardea through this Site or through other means. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered or see contact.

Information storage and security

We use data hosting service providers to host the information we collect, and we use technical measures to secure your data. By accessing our pages device and connection information are automatically collected and stored in so-called server log files, which your device and browser automatically transmits to us. This device information includes:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the device
  • Time of the server request.

These data cannot be directly assigned to specific persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of an illegal use.
These data and all data on this website are stored by our hosting provider IFIT – Institute For Innovative Trading, Voltastrasse 61, 8044 Zurich.

Contact Form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you have provided there, including your IP address, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter Data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information.You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with other e-mail addresses.
Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Also the changes of your data stored with MailChimp are logged.

MailChimp

The newsletter is sent via “MailChimp”, a newsletter distribution platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and process the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data according to its own information to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the processing and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients originate. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to submit marketing emails or pass them on to third parties.
We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and thus commits itself to comply with EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. Based on this contract MailChimp commits itself to protect the data of our users, to process them on our behalf in accordance with their data protection regulations and in particular not to pass them on to third parties. The data protection regulations of MailChimp can be viewed here.

vtiger

Contacts, including personal data, are processed with the help of the CRM provider Vtiger. You can find Vtiger’s privacy policy here.

Web Analysis and Tracking Technologies (Google Analytics)


Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how visitors arrive at, use and browse our products and website to identify areas for improvement such as navigation and user experience. The information generated in this way is transferred to the Google server in the USA and stored there. We have closed an agreement with the provider for this kind of order data processing.
To opt-out of our use of cookies, you can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from websites you visit.

Facebook


Our website contains links to the external social network, Facebook. This external social network is exclusively operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA (Facebook). Links to Facebook are made clearly visible on our website through the use of the Facebook logo or through the add-on “like” button (Facebook plug-ins are not used).
Where these links are followed, Facebook plug-ins will be activated and your browser will establish a direct link with the Facebook servers.
If you follow the links on our website whilst you are signed into your Facebook user account, information concerning your visit to our website will be passed to Facebook. Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account.
This information will be transferred to and stored by Facebook. To prevent this, you must log out of your Facebook account before clicking on the link.
Functionalities attached to Facebook links, in particular the transfer of information and user data are not automatically activated by visiting our website, but are only activated upon clicking the relevant link.
Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php) for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Facebook, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Twitter


Plugins from the short messaging network Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA are integrated into our website. The Twitter plugin (tweet button) is recognisable by the Twitter logo on our website.Links to Twitter are made clearly visible on our website through the use of the Twitter logo or through the add-on “tweet” button.If you activiate the social plugins, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Through this connection, Twitter receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter tweet button while you are logged in to your Twitter account, you may link the content of our websites to your Twitter profile. Twitter can attribute the visit to our websites to your user account as a result. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the page, we do not know the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. Please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy (https://twitter.com/privacy) for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Twitter, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Google+


Our website contains programmes (plug-ins) operated by the social network “Google+”. These programmes are exclusively operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The plug-ins are made clearly visible on our website through the use of the Google+ logo or through the add-on “+1”. When visiting our website or profile containing such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers operated by Google+; as a result the content of the plug-in will be transferred to your browser and embedded in the website being shown.
The fact that you have visited our website will be passed on to Google. In the case that you visit our website whilst you are signed into your Google+ user account, Google+ can assign your visit to our website to your user account. Information arising from interaction with the Google+ plug-ins (such as by clicking the “+1” button or by leaving a comment) will be directly transferred to and stored by Google+. To prevent this you must log out of your Google+ account before visiting our website.
Please refer to Google+’s privacy policy for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Google+, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

LinkedIn


Our website contains links to the external social network, LinkedIn. This external social network is exclusively operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Links to LinkedIn are made clearly visible on our website through the use of the LinkedIn logo or through the add-on “share” button. Where these links are followed, LinkedIn plug-ins will be activated and your browser will establish a direct link with the LinkedIn servers.
LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the “share” button of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that, as provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING


Our website contains links to the external social network, XING. This external social network is exclusively operated by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Links to XING are made clearly visible on our website through the use of the XING logo or through the add-on “share” button. Where these links are followed, XING plug-ins will be activated and your browser will establish a direct link with the XING servers. The purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by XING as well as your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy are detailed in XING’s data protection statement at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Relationships to consultingsearcher


consultingsearcher is an internet-based service exclusively operated by Cardea AG. The services allow its users to search for consulting services. In addition, consultingsearcher publishes and makes available content (e.g. consulting profiles).

Right to Disclosure


You have the right to request a free copy of your information, to know about how we use information about you, to object to our use of your information and to request the deletion or restriction of your information.