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Last Update: 15. February 2020

Secure data handling

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1. General information
Findea AG is operator of the website www.taxea.ch and provider of the services offered on this website. Thus, Findea AG is responsible for the collection, processing and use of your data and must ensure that it is compatible with Swiss law. The protection of your personal data is a top priority for Findea AG. In this document we inform you about the data collected on www.taxea.ch and how they are used. You will also find out how to check the accuracy of this information and how you can arrange for us to delete this data. Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time. We therefore recommend that you read this data protection statement regularly to ensure that you are always familiar with the latest version.
2. Collection, use and processing of personal and company data
When you visit www.taxea.ch, certain data is automatically stored on our servers for system administration, statistical or backup purposes. These are:
  • the name of your Internet service provider
  • your IP address (under certain circumstances)
  • the version of your browser software
  • the operating  system of the computer with which www.taxea.ch was accessed
  • the date
  • the time of day
  • the website from which you visit www.taxea.ch
  • the search words you used to find www.taxea.ch
This data may allow conclusions to be drawn about a particular visitor. However, personal data is not used in this context. The use of such data is exclusively anonymous.

By registering as a user and entering your data at www.taxea.ch, you agree that the data you enter may be used for service-related use.
3. Transfer to our official partners
Taxea.ch offers you the opportunity to takemeasures to optimise your personal insurance, financial and tax situation. Thisoption is without cost to you.
If you accept the data protection provisions, you also agree that your datamay be made available to our partners for the purpose of contacting them andsubmitting offers.
If, at a later point in time, you no longer agree with the use of your data forthis purpose, you can prohibit this at any time by sending an e-mail toinfo@taxea.ch. We shall immediately block your data internally from this pointin time, such that it can no longer be made accessible to third parties.
4. Disclosure to third parties
Your data will be transferred to our partners (third parties) as far as the order processing makes it necessary. If we pass on data to external service providers, technical and organizational measures are taken to ensure that the transfer is in accordance with the legal provisions of data protection. If you provide us with personal or company-related data of your own accord, we will not use, process or pass on such data beyond the scope permitted by law or specified by you in a declaration of consent. In addition, we will only pass on your data to external service providers to the extent necessary for the execution of the contract and if they have agreed to the relevant confidentiality and due diligence provisions. Furthermore, we will only pass on your data if we are obliged to do so by law or by official or court orders.
5. Access, deletion and rectification
You can request information about your data stored by us at any time. To do so, we ask you to send an e-mail request for information to the address below. Together with the request, proof of identity must be sent to the same address.

You have the possibility to request the deletion or correction of your data at any time. Of course, you are also entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the use or processing of personal data with effect for the future. We ask you to write us for this purpose by e-mail to info@taxea.ch.

Stored data will be deleted by us when they are no longer needed for the stated purpose. Concerning the deletion of data, it is important to note that we are subject to certain legal obligations which require us to retain certain data. We must comply with this obligation. If you wish the deletion of data which is subject to the legal obligation to retain, the data will be blocked in our system and only used to fulfil the legal obligation to retain data. After the retention period has expired, your request for deletion will be complied with.
6. Data security & cookies
Data security
We will keep your information secure and therefore take all reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, access, misuse or alteration. Our employees and contractual partners who have access to your data are contractually bound to secrecy and compliance with data protection regulations. In some cases it will be necessary for us to pass on your requests to companies affiliated with us. In these cases as well, your data will be treated confidentially.
Cookies
To facilitate the use of our service on www.taxea.ch we use so-called cookies. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are temporarily stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and are necessary for the use of our website www.taxea.ch. Thus, the information contained in the cookies is used for session control, in particular to improve navigation and enable a high degree of user-friendliness of a website. The cookies we use do not store any personal information. With most web browsers, cookies are accepted automatically. You can avoid this by changing the settings of your browser. You can remove cookies stored on your PC at any time by deleting the temporary internet files (browser bar "Extras-Internet Options").

The deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all functions of our portal.
7. Plug-Ins
7.1. Facebook-Plugins
On our website, plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" or "Share" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address, 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 by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you click the Facebook "Like-Button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign visits to our pages to your user account. The information of your interaction is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook.

Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

You can find further information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account before using our website.
7.2. Twitter
On our website plugins of the short message network Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA are integrated. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (Tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. You can find an overview of the Tweet button at https://dev.twitter.com/.

If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server is established. Twitter thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the "Tweet button" while you are logged in to your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For further information, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy.

If you do not want Twitter to be able to attribute visits to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account.
7.3. LinkedIn
On our Internet pages, plugins of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "LinkedIn") are integrated. You can recognize LinkedIn plugins by the LinkedIn logo or the "Recommend" button on our site. When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is thus informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend-Button" while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages on your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our sites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. Details on the collection of data (purpose, scope, further processing, use) as well as your rights and setting options can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy.

You can find this information at: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
7.4. YouTube
Our web pages contain at least one plug-in from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc., resident LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. As soon as you visit a page of our website equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which specific page of our website you have visited. In addition, if you are logged into your YouTube account, you would allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can cancel this possibility of assignment if you log out of your account before. For more information about YouTube's collection and use of your information, please see their privacy policy at http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy.
7.5. Tumblr
These Internet pages use the plugins of the Tumblr service. These buttons are provided by Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. They are recognizable by the term "Tumblr". With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer at Tumblr or to follow the provider at Tumblr.

When a user calls up a web page of this website that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Tumblr. The content of the Tumblr button is transmitted by Tumblr directly to the user's browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Tumblr collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to its level of knowledge. According to this, only the user's IP address is transmitted along with the URL of the respective website when the button is obtained, but it is not used for any other purpose than the display of the button.

For more information, please refer to Tumblr's privacy policy at http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.
7.6. Google Adsense
These Internet pages use Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on the user's computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer can be evaluated.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, users agree to the processing of data collected about them by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.
7.7. Pinterest
We use the service pinterest.com on our Internet pages. Pinterest.com is a service provided by Pinterest, Inc, 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The "Pin it" button on our site informs Pinterest that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. If you are logged in to Pinterest, Pinterest can assign this visit to our site to your Pinterest account and thus link the data. The data transmitted by clicking on the "Pin it" button is stored by Pinterest. The purpose and scope of the data collection, its processing and use, as well as your rights in this regard and the settings you can make to protect your privacy are explained in the Pinterest Privacy Policy, which is available at http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/.

To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our sites with your Pinterest account, you must log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our sites.
7.8. Google+
So-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"), are used on our website. The Plugins can be recognized by buttons with the character "+1" on a white or colored background. An overview of the Google plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins

If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, Google receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are not currently logged in on Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in at Google+, Google can assign the visit of our website directly to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "+1" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Google data protection information: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not want Google to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Google+ profile, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Google plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
7.9. Instagram
On our Internet pages, so-called social plugins from Instagram are used, which is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an "Instagram Camera". An overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

When you access a page on our site that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to Instagram's servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration informs Instagram that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. When you interact with the plugins, for example, by clicking the "Instagram" button, this information is also sent directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information is also published to your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Instagram, as well as your rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to Instagram's privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

Wenn Sie nicht möchten, dass Instagramdie über unseren Webauftritt gesammelten Daten unmittelbar IhremInstagram-Account zuordnet, müssen Sie sich vor Ihrem Besuch unserer Websitebei Instagram ausloggen. Sie können das Laden der Instagram Plugins auch mitAdd-Ons für Ihren Browser komplett verhindern, z. B. mit dem Skript-Blocker"NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
7.10. Google Adwords
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you reach www.startups.ch via an advertisement placed by Google, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. Such cookies lose their validity after a predefined period of time and do not serve the purpose of personal identification. If you revisit certain pages on our site and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that you clicked on an ad and were redirected by it. Cookies are different for each customer; each receives his or her own. The conversion cookie tells us the total number of users who have clicked on an ad and been redirected to a corresponding page. However, we do not receive any personal information that could identify you as a user.

If you do not desire tracking, you can set a Do Not Track cookie or adjust your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".
7.11. Facebook Remarketing
Remarketing tags of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. When you visit our pages, the remarketing tags establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. This enables Facebook to assign visits to our pages to your user account. We can use the information thus obtained to display Facebook Ads. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If you do not wish to collect data via Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audiences here.
7.12. Google Remarketing
Remarketing Tags from Google Inc. ("Google") integrated on our pages. With a remarketing tag, a direct connection between your browser and Google is established when you visit our website. We receive the information that your IP address has visited our site via Google. We may use such information for specific advertising.
7.13. Google Tag Manager
Our website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed through an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access such data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags to the extent that they are implemented with Google Tag Manager.
7.14. MailChimp
By registering for our newsletter, you disclose your e-mail address and can optionally enter your name. In addition, your IP address and the date of registration are also saved when you register, the latter only for evidence purposes in the event of an abusive registration. We use the list provider Mailchimp to send our newsletter. Mailchimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318 ("Rocket"). The information stored during registration is encrypted and transmitted to Rocket and stored by Rocket. After registering, Mailchimp will send you an e-mail to confirm your registration. Furthermore, Mailchimp offers various analysis options on how the newsletters that have been sent are opened and used, for example to how many users an e-mail was sent, whether e-mails were rejected and whether users have unsubscribed from the list after receiving an e-mail. However, such analyses are only group-related, and we do not use them for individual evaluation. Mailchimp also uses Google Analytics, the analysis tool provided by Google, Inc., and integrates it into the newsletter under certain circumstances. For more details about Mailchimp's privacy policy, please visit www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
7.15. Live Chat Tools
This site uses the live chat tool for the offered live chat. We are able to manage chats with the assistance of the tool. The chat is integrated in the source code on this website by means of a script. By using the chat, you automatically use the services of the live chat. The following data is transmitted and collected there: chat history, name that is indicated, IP address at the time of the chat and country of origin. Such data is stored the live chat and will not be passed on to any other third party.

The content of your chat is visible to everyone on this website and is stored there. The live chat is powered by WordPress, and if you wish to enter content you must have a WordPress login. Further information can be found here: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/
7.16. Crazy Egg Tool
Our website uses the tracking tool of CrazyEgg.com to record randomly selected individual visits (only with anonymised IP addresses). This tracking tool allows us to use cookies to evaluate the manner in which someone is using our website (for example, which content are clicked on). For this purpose, a usage profile is presented visually. When using the tool, no personal data is collected, processed or used. Only user profiles are created when using pseudonyms. You have the option to prohibit the anonymous tracking by Crazy Egg. The instructions can be found at http://www.crazyegg.com
7.17. SumoMe
This website uses SumoMe, an online marketing tool of Sumo Group Inc. 1305 E. 6th St 3, Austin, TX 78702, USA. This creates a log of, for example, mouse movements and clicks with the aim of showing possible improvements to the respective Internet site. In addition, information regarding the operating system, browser, incoming and outgoing references (links), geographical origin, along with resolution and type of device are evaluated for statistical purposes. If you do not desire such recording, you can deactivate it on all Internet pages that use SUMOME by adjusting the Do Not Track header in your browser. Further information on this can be found at https://help.sumome.com/customer/portal/articles/1963436-privacy-policy
7.18. Online appointment bookings
If you book an appointment online on this website, your data will be forwarded to the provider of the external booking system. The data collected during the course of your booking will be passed on, by using an external booking system, to the booking provider YouCanBookMe Limited 38 Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD, United Kingdom. For further information, please visit https://www.youcanbook.me/privacy/.
7.19. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie (browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL previously visited website, IP address, time of server request) about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Further information about the web analysis service used can be found on the website of Google Analytics. Instructions on how to prevent the processing of your data by the web analysis service can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
8. Changes
Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this page. In this way, you can inform yourself at any time about which data we store, how we collect and use it. You can save and / or print out the data protection regulations here.
9. Completeness of the data submitted
Herewith the user declares that the recording of the control data is complete and complete. The user has declared all relevant revenues and assets in full and confirms that he/she has no other revenues or assets.

Furthermore, the user confirms that he/she is not a person of public interest.