Updated 24th January 2017
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information;
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
3. Collecting personal information
3.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
(b) Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);
(c) Information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
(d) Information relating to any purchases you make of our goods and/or services or any other transactions that you enter into through our website (including your name, address, telephone number, email address). No credit card details are stored;
(e) Information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication);
(g) Any other personal information that you choose to send to us;
3.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
4.Using personal information
4.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
4.2 We may use your personal information to:
(a) Administer our website and business;
(b) Personalise our website for you;
(c) Enable your use of the services available on our website;
(d) Send you goods purchased through our website;
(e) Supply to you services purchased through our website;
(f) Send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
(g) Send you non-marketing commercial communications;
(h) Send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(i) Send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
(j) Send you marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(k) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(l) Keep our website secure and prevent fraud;
(m) Verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service); and
(n) To improve any of our products or services to you, or your experience of this website;
(o) The email address you as a customer provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to you order. It may also be used to respond to your inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us via our Site.
4.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us;
4.4 Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website;
4.5 We will not supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing;
5. Disclosing personal information
5.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy;
5.2 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
5.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
6. International data transfers
6.1 Personal information that you publish on public sections of our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others;
6.2 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 6.
7. Retaining personal information
7.1 This Section 7 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information;
7.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes;
7.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
8. Security of personal information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
8.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information;
8.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers and those of our hosting providers;
8.3 All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology;
8.4 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet;
8.5 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
9.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website;
9.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy;
9.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
10. Your rights
10.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) The payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10); and
(b) The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
10.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
10.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
10.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
11. Updating information
11.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
12.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server;
12.3 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed;
12.4 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies;
12.5 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website;
12.6 The cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
12.7 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) In Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) In Firefox (version 39) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) In Chrome (version 44), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
12.8 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) In Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at
(b) In Firefox (version 39), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) In Chrome (version 44), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
12.9 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
13.1 In the context of electronic messaging, “spam” means unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, typically sent for a commercial purpose;
13.2 We have a zero-tolerance spam policy.
14. Spam filtering
14.1 Our messaging systems automatically scan all incoming email and other messages and filter out messages that appear to be spam;
14.2 We may also report incoming email as spam. This can result in IP addresses and domain names being blacklisted.
15. Spam filtering issues
15.1 No message filtering system is 100% accurate, and from time to time legitimate messages will be filtered out by our systems;
15.2 If you believe that a legitimate message you have sent has been filtered out by our systems, please advise the message recipient by another means;
15.3 You can reduce the risk of a message being caught by the spam filters by:
(a) Sending the message in plain text instead of, or in addition to, HTML;
(b) Removing any message attachments;
(c) Avoiding the terminology and text styling typically used by spammers; and/or
(d) Ensuring that your messages are scanned for malware before dispatch.
16. Receipt of unwanted messages from us
16.1 In the unlikely event that you receive any message from us or sent using our systems that may be considered to be spam, please contact us using the details below and the matter will be investigated.
17. Our details
17.1 This website is owned and operated by Angie Clark;
17.2 You can contact us at Sprach Forum, Chalet Mack, Brunnenstrasse 12, Brienzwiler 3856, Switzerland