Privacy Policy

In this privacy notice, we explain which information and personal data we process during your visit and your use of our website (“website”).

We assume that the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is generally not applicable. If this is nevertheless the case, please note the legal bases listed under section A.IV in connection with a specific processing purpose (whereby this only applies if the DSGVO applies).

I.\tWho is responsible for the data processing?

The data controller responsible for the processing of personal data under this privacy notice is Beisheim Holding GmbH, Neuhofstrasse 4, 6340 Baar, Switzerland. Insofar as this privacy notice states “we” or “us”, this refers, in each case, to the aforementioned company.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice and/or the processing referred to herein, you can contact our internal data protection office at any time via the aforementioned contact details.


In compliance with data protection regulations, we process your personal data if we are permitted to do so by law or if you have given your consent.

On this website, we may also collect information that in itself does not allow us to draw any direct conclusions about your person. In certain cases, especially when combined with other data, this information may nevertheless be considered "personal data" in the sense of data protection law. Furthermore, we may also collect information on this website that does not allow us to identify you directly or indirectly; this is the case, for example, with aggregated information about all users of this website.

III.\tWhich data do we process?

You can access our website without directly providing personal data (such as your name, postal address or e-mail address). Even in this case, we must collect and store certain information below in order to allow you the access to our website. In addition, we use an analysis procedure on our web pages and have integrated links to other websites, whose operators possibly process other (personal) data. For certain functionalities on our web pages, the indication of personal data is necessary.

1. Server log files: When you visit this website, our web server automatically collects and stores the information listed below in so-called server log files, which are transmitted to us by your web browser:

a) the domain name or IP address of the requesting computer (usually your Internet access provider); 

b) the applications and terminals used by you;

c) the date and time of the server query, as well as the duration of your visit; and

d) the website (referrer) last visited before your visit to our website as well as the sub-pages that you access on our website.

The information in the server log files cannot be assigned to a particular person, and this data is not merged with other data sources. The log files are stored in order to guarantee the functionality of the website and to ensure the safety of our information technology systems. 

2. Website analysis: On our website, we use the open-source software tool Matomo to ana-lyse your usage behaviour. When you visit our website, the following data is stored on the servers of our website using Matomo:

a)\tthe domain name or IP address of the requesting computer (usually your Internet access provider);

b)\tthe website (referrer) last visited before your visit to our website as well as the sub-pages that you access on our website;

c)\tthe dwell time on the website and the individual sub-pages; and

d)\tthe frequency of calling up the website.

We have disabled the use of tracking cookies when using Matomo. Thus, personal data of the users is only stored on the servers of our website. The data is not forwarded to third parties. Matomo is also set in such a way that the IP address used by you is not stored fully, but the last two bytes of the IP address are masked. Thus, personal assign-ment of the IP address is no longer possible.

3. Cookies: Information on the cookies used by us can be found in our cookie declaration under

4. Contact: When you contact us using the ways specified on our website, we collect the personal data that you have provided in connection with your contact, e.g. your name, your e-mail address, your address, telephone and/or fax number.

IV.\tFor which purposes and on which legal bases do we process your data?

  1. The processing of any personal data contained in the log files is carried out in order to enable you to use our website (if applicable, on the basis of section 15(1) TMG or art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).
  2. The processing of your personal data when using Matomo is carried out for the purposes of web analysis as well as for the continuous improvement of our website and based on your consent (if applicable, on the basis of art. 6 (1) a) GDPR).
  3. The processing of personal data transmitted to us in the context of an enquiry sent via the contact channels shown on the website is carried out for the purpose of processing the respective enquiry and thus for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interest in carrying out our other business activities (if applicable, on the basis of art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).
  4. We may also process data related to your use of our website in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject (if applicable, this is done on the basis of art. 6 (1) c) GDPR).
  5. If necessary, we also process your personal data beyond the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests or the interests of third parties (if applicable, this is done on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR). Our legitimate interests include:

a) the assertion of legal claims and the defence during legal disputes;

b) the prevention and investigation of criminal offences;

c) the control and further development of our business activity including the risk control.

V.\tAm I obliged to provide data?

The provision of personal data is mandatory in the following cases:

a) The storage of the server log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. You therefore do not have the option of objecting to the storage of the said information in the server log files.

b) To respond to a request made to us via the contact ways provided on our website, we require your contact details (e.g. e-mail address, address, telephone and/or fax number); without the provision of at least one contact detail, we cannot respond to your request.

If we collect further personal data from you in connection with the further development of our website (in particular in the case of supplementary functionalities), we will inform you at the time of collection whether the provision of this information is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract. In doing so, we generally mark the information whose provision is voluntary and is not based on one of the aforementioned obligations or is not required for the conclusion of a contract.

VI.\tWho receives my data?

Your personal data is basically processed within our company. Depending on the type of the personal data, only certain departments / organisational units have access to your personal data. By means of a role and authorisation concept, the access within our company is limited to the functions and to the extent necessary for the respective purpose of the processing.

VII.\tIs automated decision-making used?

In connection with the operation of our website, we generally do not use automated decision-making (including profiling) within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR. If we use such procedures in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately to the extent provided by law.

VIII.\tIs data transmitted to countries outside of the EU / the EEA?

The processing of your personal data is generally carried out within Switzerland and the EU or the European Economic Area.

Information may be transmitted to recipients in so-called "Third countries” only in connection with the collaboration between the companies of the Beisheim Groups in Germany and Switzerland and/or the provision of IT services associated with the operation of the website (e.g. the use of applications for website analysis). “Third countries” are countries outside of Switzerland and the European Union or the Agreement on the European Economic Area, where a level of data protection comparable with that in the European Union cannot be readily assumed.

If the transmitted information also includes personal data, we ensure before such a transmission that the required adequate level of data protection is granted. The adequate level of data protection results from a so-called "adequacy decision" of the European Commission, which determines an adequate level of data protection overall. Further information on adequacy decisions can be found on the websites of the European Commission or, for Switzerland, in Annex I of the Dat Protection Ordinance. Alternatively, we can also base the data transmission on the so-called “EU standard contractual clauses” agreed upon with a recipient (more information).

IX.\tHow long is my data stored for?

We generally store your personal data as long as we have a legitimate interest in this storage and your interests in not continuing the storage do not outweigh this.

Even without a legitimate interest, we may continue to store the data if we are legally obliged to do so (e.g. to comply with retention obligations). We also delete your personal data without your intervention as soon as knowledge of it is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose of the processing or the storage is otherwise legally inadmissible.

As a rule, 

  • the server log files are deleted within seven days as long as further storage is not necessary for statutory purposes, such as the detection of abuse and the detection and elimination of technical faults;
  • the data collected in connection with a contact is deleted after its processing and expiry of any applicable legal retention periods;
  • the data collected in connection with a registration or with the creation of a user account is deleted after deletion of the user account by the registered user; in case of a long period of inactivity, we reserve the right to inform registered users about the existence of a user account and to delete inactive user accounts after a reasonable notice;
  • the data collected in connection with a funding request is deleted after a negative funding decision and the expiry of any applicable legal retention periods;

Personal data, which we need to store to fulfil retention obligations, is stored up to the end of the respective retention obligation. If we store personal data exclusively to fulfil retention obligations, it is usually blocked, so that it can be accessed only when this is necessary in view of the purpose of the retention obligation.

X.\tHow is my data protected?

We take reasonable security measures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal data and to protect it against unauthorised or unlawful pro-cessing and against the risks of loss, accidental alteration, unauthorised disclosure or ac-cess.

However, we and your personal data may be subject to cyber-attacks, cyber-crimes, brute force methods, hacking and other fraudulent and malicious activities, including but not limited to viruses, forgeries, malfunctions and interruptions, which is beyond our control and responsibility.

XI.\tWhat rights do I have?

Depending on the applicable data protection law, you have the below mentioned rights in relation to the processing of your personal data by us:

  • right to object; You have the right to object to certain processing of your personal data at any time. This applies in any case to processing for direct marketing purposes, including the associated profiling;
  • right to information;
  • right to rectification;
  • right to erasure;
  • right to restriction of processing;
  • right to data portability;
  • right to withdraw consent; and
  • right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.

To exercise these rights, you can contact us at any time via or via the contact details mentioned in section I.

XII.\tUpdates and modifications of this privacy notice

Due to the continuous development of our website and its content, as well as changes in the law or regulatory requirements, we may need to amend this privacy notice from time to time. The version published on this website is the current version.

Baar, 1 September 2023