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Data Protection

Version of August 31, 2023


In this privacy policy, the Foundation Urgestein (hereinafter "we" or "us") explains how personal data is collected and processed.


This is not a conclusive description; other privacy policies or general terms and conditions, participation conditions, and similar documents may regulate specific issues.


This privacy policy is based on the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the Swiss Data Protection Act ("DPA"). However, whether and to what extent these laws apply depends on the individual case.


Publisher and responsible for the content of the web pages

Foundation Urgestein

Dorf 77b

3158 Guggisberg


General / Introduction

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the federal data protection regulations (Data Protection Act, DPA), every person is entitled to the protection of their privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.


In collaboration with our hosting providers, we strive to protect databases from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or falsification as much as possible.


We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.


By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing, and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can generally be visited without registration. Data such as accessed pages or names of accessed files, date, and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes, without these data being directly related to your person. Personal data, such as name, address, or e-mail addresses, are collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.


Processing of Personal Data

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. An affected person is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, especially the storage, disclosure, acquisition, deletion, storage, modification, destruction, and use of personal data.


We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. If and insofar as the EU GDPR applies, we also process personal data on the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 (1) GDPR:


  • Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.

  • Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for carrying out pre-contractual measures.

  • Processing of personal data to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject under EU law or under the law of a country in which the GDPR applies in whole or in part.

  • Processing of personal data to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

  • Processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, provided the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject do not override them. Legitimate interests include, in particular, our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our legal claims, and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.


With SSL/TLS Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL/TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://", and by the lock symbol in your browser line.


When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


Services from Third Parties

This website may use Google Maps to embed maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect against bots and spam, and YouTube to embed videos.


These services from the American company Google LLC use cookies, among other things, which means that data is transmitted to Google in the USA. However, we assume that no personal tracking takes place solely through the use of our website.


Google has committed to ensuring adequate data protection in accordance with the US-European and US-Swiss Privacy Shield.


For more information, see Google's privacy policy.



All information on our website has been carefully checked. We strive to ensure that the information provided by us is up-to-date, correct, and complete. Nevertheless, errors cannot be completely excluded, so we cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of the information, including journalistic and editorial content. Liability claims relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided, or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information, are fundamentally excluded.

The publisher can change or delete texts at its discretion and without prior notice and is not obliged to update the content of this website. The use of this website or access to it is at the visitor's own risk. The publisher, its customers, or partners are not responsible for damages such as direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages allegedly caused by visiting this website and therefore do not accept any liability for such damages.

The publisher also accepts no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed via external links from this website. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content. The publisher, therefore, expressly distances itself from all external content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that violates public decency.



We can change this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The most recent version published on our website applies. Insofar as the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the update by e-mail or in another suitable manner.



The author does not guarantee the correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and completeness of the information.

Liability claims against the author for material or immaterial damage resulting from access to or use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection, or technical malfunctions are excluded.


All offers are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, delete parts of the pages, or the entire offer without separate announcement or to cease publication

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