Privacy Policy

 


 

The sole proprietorship VO-Style Olga Vögeli is the operator of the website www.vo-style.com and therefore responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data and the compatibility of data processing with applicable law. 

Your trust is important to us. We take the issue of data protection seriously and ensure appropriate security. Of course, we observe the legal provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (DSG), the Ordinance to the Federal Data Protection Act (VDSG), the Telecommunications Act (FMG) and, if applicable, other data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”).

In order for you to know what personal data we collect from you and for what purposes we use it, please take note of the information below.

  1. Principles of data processing at www.vo-style.com

The personal data collected on the www.vo-style.com website

    1. are processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner understandable to the data subject.
    2. are used solely for the implementation and processing of the services and offers offered on the website and will under no circumstances be further processed in a manner incompatible with this purpose.
    3. which are inaccurate with regard to the purposes of their processing shall be deleted or rectified immediately.
    4. Only stored for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which they are processed.
    5. are processed in a manner that ensures adequate security, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.
  1. Lawfulness of data processing

By using this website, the user gives his consent to the processing of his personal data. 

The offers on www.vo-style.com are aimed exclusively at persons over 16 years old. Identified personal data of children under the age of 16 will be deleted immediately.

The person concerned has the right to revoke his/her consent at any time (by email to info@vo-style.com). The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its revocation.

  1. Scope and purpose for collection, processing and use of personal data
    1. when visiting www.vo-style.com

When you visit www.vo-style.com, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. The following data will be collected without your intervention and stored by us until the automated deletion after twelve months at the latest:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the country from which you accessed and the language settings in your browser

This data is collected and processed for the purpose of enabling the use of our websites (connection establishment), to permanently guarantee system security and stability and to enable the optimisation of our Internet offer as well as for internal statistical purposes. In particular, the IP address is used to record the country of residence of the website visitor and to preset the language of the website accordingly. Furthermore, the IP address is evaluated for statistical purposes in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure of www.vo-style.com. 

In addition, we use so-called pixels and cookies to display personalised advertising and to use web analysis services when you visit our websites.

    1. When using our contact form 

You have the possibility to use a contact form to get in touch with us. The entry of the following personal data is mandatory: 

  • Dear,
  • First name and surname
  • Address (street, house number, town, postal code)
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Failure to provide this information may hinder the provision of our services. Providing other information is optional and has no influence on the use of our websites.

We use this data only to be able to answer your contact inquiry in the best possible and personalised way. You can object to this data processing at any time and request that we delete your data (by email at info@vo-style.com).

    1. When registering for our newsletter 

You have the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter on our website. This requires registration. The following data must be provided during registration:

  • Dear,
  • First name and surname
  • Address (street, house number, town, postal code)
  • Phone number
  • Email address

The above data is necessary for data processing. We process this data exclusively in order to personalise the information and offers sent to you and to better tailor them to your interests. 

By registering, you give us your consent to the processing of the data provided for the regular dispatch of the newsletter to the address you have provided and for the statistical evaluation of usage behaviour and optimisation of the newsletter. This consent constitutes, within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) of the GDPR, our legal basis for processing your email address. We are entitled to commission third parties with the technical handling of advertising measures and are entitled to pass on your data for this purpose.

At the end of each newsletter, you will find a link to unsubscribe at any time. You can voluntarily inform us of the reason for your cancellation. After the cancellation, your personal data will be deleted. Further processing will only take place in anonymous form to optimise our newsletter. 

    1. Registration and user account

On our website you have the opportunity to register and open a customer account. The following data must be submitted for this purpose:

  • Dear,
  • First name and surname
  • Address (street, house number, town, postal code)
  • Phone number
  • Email address

The above data is necessary for data processing. We process this data exclusively in order to personalise the information and offers sent to you and to better tailor them to your interests. 

By registering, you give us your consent to process the data provided for the regular dispatch of the newsletter (online or print) to the address provided by you and for the statistical evaluation of usage patterns. This consent constitutes, within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) of the GDPR, our legal basis for processing your information. We are entitled to commission third parties with the technical handling of advertising measures and are entitled to pass on your data for this purpose.

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time (on info@vo-style.com). After revocation your personal data will be deleted.

  1. Use of your data for advertising purposes

VO-Style can use personal data of the users of www.vo-style.com to advertise their services (online and/or print advertising, etc.). VO-Style is allowed to pass on personal data to third parties for this purpose. The user expressly agrees to this use of his data.

  1. Data cession to third parties.

We only pass on your personal data if you have expressly consented, if there is a legal obligation or if this is necessary for the enforcement of our rights, in particular for the enforcement of claims arising from the relationship between you and us. 

Furthermore, we pass on your data to third parties as far as this is necessary in the context of the use of the web pages for the provision of the services requested by you as well as the analysis of your user behaviour. Insofar as this is necessary for the purposes mentioned in sentence 1, the transfer may also take place abroad. If the website contains links to third-party websites, visite does not have any influence on the collection, processing, storage or use of personal data by third parties after clicking on these links and assumes no responsibility for them.

  1. Transmission of personal data abroad 

We are entitled to transfer your personal data to third parties (contracted service providers) abroad if this is necessary for the data processing described in this Privacy Policy. These are obliged to the same extent as we ourselves to data protection. If the level of data protection in a country does not correspond to that in Switzerland or Europe, we contractually ensure that the protection of your personal data corresponds at all times to that in Switzerland or the EU.

  1. Data security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your stored personal data against manipulation, partial or complete loss, as well as against unauthorized access. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology develops. 

You should keep your access information confidential and close the browser window when you have finished your session, especially if your computer is also used by other people.

We also take internal company privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are sworn to secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.

  1. Cookies

Cookies help in many ways to make your visit to our website easier, more pleasant and more meaningful. Cookies are information files that your web browser automatically stores on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our websites. Cookies neither damage the hard disk of the computer, nor do they transmit any personal data of the user to us.

For example, we use cookies to better tailor the information, offers and advertising displayed to your individual interests. The use does not result in us receiving new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or a message always appears before a new cookie is created.

Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website. 

  1. Tracking Tools

We use tracking tools on our website With these tracking tools your surfing behaviour on our website is monitored. This monitoring is carried out for the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimisation of our websites. In this context, pseudonymous user profiles are created and small text files stored on your computer (“cookies”) are used.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files stored on your computer which enable your website use to be analysed. Information generated by the cookie about your website use is usually transmitted and stored on a Google server in the USA. The IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. We have also expanded Google Analytics with the code “anonymizeIP” on this website. That guarantees your IP address is masked, so all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with services related to website usage and internet use. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please be advised that in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by
<a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”>clicking on this link</a> . This sets an opt-out cookie which prevents any future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Note: For instructions on incorporating the opt-out cookie, please visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=en#disable].

We still use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to be carried out, you can disable the function via the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).

We use Google Analytics, including the features of Universal Analytics.  Universal Analytics allows us to analyse activities on our pages across devices (e.g. access via laptop followed by access via tablet). This is achieved through pseudonymous linkage of a user ID to a user. Such a linkage will for instance be effected when you register for a customer account or log into such an account. However, no personal data will be transmitted to Google.  While Universal Analytics provides Google Analytics with additional functionality, this does not involve a restriction of data protection measures such as IP masking or browser add-ons.

  1. Social media plug-ins 

The social plugins described below are used on the website. The plugins are deactivated by default on our website and therefore do not send any data. You can activate the plugins by clicking on the corresponding social media button.

If these plug-ins are enabled, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network as soon as you visit a page of our website. The content of the plug-in is transferred from the social network directly to your browser, which then embeds it into the website. The plug-ins can of course be disabled again with one click.

Further information can be found in the respective data protection declarations.

    1. Plugins from Facebook

Social plugins from Facebook are used on this website to make our website more personal. For this we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is a service from the American company Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). 

Through the integrated plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, that information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.

Facebook can use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and the design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose Facebook creates usage, interests and relationship profiles, e.g. in order to evaluate your use of our website in terms of the advertisements displayed for you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services relating to the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to link the data collected on our website to your Facebook account, you must log out from Facebook before visiting our website.

Please see the Facebook privacy policy for information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your applicable rights and settings options for protecting your privacy.

    1. Plugins from Instragram

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information please see the data protection policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

  1. Note on data transmission to the USA

For the sake of completeness, we would like to point out that in the USA, the surveillance measures of US authorities allow the general storage of all personal data of all persons whose data has been transmitted from the EU or Switzerland to the USA. This is done without differentiation, restriction or exception with respect to the aim pursued and without an objective criterion that would make it possible to restrict the US authorities’ access to data and its subsequent use to very specific, strictly limited purposes which justify the interference associated with both access to, and use, of such data. Furthermore, we would like to point out that, in the USA, there are no legal remedies available to data subjects that would allow them to gain access to the data concerning them and to obtain its correction or deletion, and that there is no effective legal protection against general access rights by US authorities. We explicitly point out this legal and factual situation to the data subject in order to make an appropriately informed decision to consent to the use of their data.

We draw the attention of users residing in an EU Member State to the fact that, from the point of view of the European Union, the USA does not have an adequate level of data protection.

  1. Right of information, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing; right to data portability

You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about the personal data that we store about you. In addition, you have the right to correct incorrect data and to have your personal data deleted, insofar as this does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain data or an event of authorisation which allows us to process the data. In accordance with Articles 18 and 21 of the GDPR, you also have the right to demand a restriction on data processing and to object to data processing.

You also have the right to reclaim from us the data that you have provided to us. Upon request, we will 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 contact us for the above-mentioned purposes by email at info@vo-style.com  . We may, at our sole discretion, require proof of identity to process your requests.

You can also tell us what to do with your data after your death by giving us appropriate instructions.

  1. Storage of data 

We store personal data only for as long as is necessary to use the above tracking, advertising and analysis services in our legitimate interest, to provide the above services you requested or for which you have given your consent, and to comply with our legal obligations.

We keep contractual data for a longer period of time, as this is prescribed by legal storage obligations. Storage obligations, which oblige us to store data, result from accounting regulations and tax regulations. In accordance with these regulations, business communications, concluded contracts and accounting records must be kept for up to 10 years or, in the case of users resident in France, for up to 5 years. If we no longer need this data to perform the services for you, the data will be blocked. This means that the data may then only be used for accounting and tax purposes.

  1. The right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority

If you reside in an EU country, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority at any time. 

Burgdorf, November 1, 2018