Privacy Policy

SWISS Virtual collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DPA), every person is entitled to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. SWISS Virtual complies with these provisions. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is not sold or disclosed to third parties unless it is necessary as described below. We work closely together with our hosting providers to protect the databases as well as possible from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or forgery. When you access our website, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information transmitted about the operating system or browser. This usage data serves as the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations. This allows trends to be identified, which we can use to improve our offers accordingly.

Your rights as a data subject

Using our contact information, you may exercise the following rights at any time:

  • information about your data stored with us and their processing,
  • correction of incorrect personal data,
  • deletion of your data stored with us,
  • restriction to processing your data, in case we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data with us, and
  • data portability, provided you have given your consent to processing your data or have entered into a contract with us.

If you have given your consent, you may withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future.

Purposes of data processing by the responsible party and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes specified in this privacy statement. We will not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties, if:

  • you have given us your express consent to do so,
  • the processing of your data is necessary for the execution of a contract with you,
  • the processing of your data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
  • the processing of your data is necessary in order to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in non-disclosure of your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We store your personal data only as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned in this privacy statement or for the diverse storage periods prescribed by law. When the respective purpose ceases to exist or after expiry of these periods, the corresponding data are blocked or deleted routinely in line with the applicable statutory provisions.

Collection of general data when visiting our website

If you access our website, information of a general nature will be collected automatically by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for instance, the type of browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar data. In this context, we only collect information that cannot be traced back to an individual person. For technical reasons, this information is necessary to deliver the requested content from web pages correctly, and it is coming up inevitably when using the internet. It will be processed for the following purposes, in particular:

  • to ensure a problem-free connection to the website,
  • to ensure the smooth usage of our website,
  • to evaluate the security and stability of the system, as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest resulting from the purposes for data collection mentioned above. We will not use your data to draw conclusions regarding individual persons. Only the responsible party and processors, if necessary, shall receive these data. Where appropriate, we will evaluate anonymous information of this type statistically in order to optimize our internet presence and the underlying technology.


Like many other websites, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard disk. They provide us automatically with certain data, such as IP address, used browser, operating system and your connection to the internet. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies facilitates navigation on our website and is necessary for the correct display of our web pages. In no case will the collected data be disclosed to third parties or be linked with personal data without your consent. In principle, you can view our website without cookies. Regular internet browsers are set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the latest encryption methods (e.g. SSL) on HTTPS.


On the basis of the consent you granted, we will send you regular updates on our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by you. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address and your initials. When registering for our newsletter, the data provided by you are used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail about circumstances, which are relevant for the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offering or technical conditions).

For an effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is made by the holder of an e-mail address, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. To do this we record the ordering of the newsletter, the sending of an e-mail confirmation and the receipt of the response requested in the e-mail confirmation. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending out the newsletters and will not be disclosed to third parties. You may withdraw the consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for sending out the newsletters at any time. In each newsletter, there is a corresponding link to unsubscribe. In addition, you can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us about your wish to unsubscribe using the contact data specified at the end of this privacy statement.

Online forms

If you contact us with questions of any kind by e-mail or via the online form, you implicitly give us your consent to contact you. The minimum requirement for using our online forms is the indication of a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address is used to assign the request and subsequently respond to it. When requesting advisory service, further data are required. The information you provide shall be stored for processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereafter referred to as Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. However, due to the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is truncated by Google for users located within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and be truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide other website and internet related services to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser in the context of Google Analytics shall not be merged with other data from Google. The purpose of the data processing is the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the internet, further related services are to be provided. The processing of data is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator. You may prevent the use of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You may also prevent the transfer of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent the tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This prevents the collection of data by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie is installed in your browser.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our pages, we embed YouTube videos. Operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, U.S.A. If you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to servers of YouTube is established, informing YouTube about which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behaviour with you personally. You can prevent this by logging out from your YouTube account before visiting a page with a YouTube plugin. Once a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies, which collect information about the user behaviour. If you have disabled the storing of cookies for the Google Ad program, no such cookies will be used when you are watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also deposits non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this from happening, you need to block cookies from being stored in the browser. For more information about data protection at “YouTube”, please refer to the privacy policy of the provider under:

Amendments to our privacy statement

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement so that it always meets the current legal requirements and in order to incorporate any changes to our services into the privacy statement, e.g. following the launch of new services. For your next visit after such an amendment, the new privacy statement shall apply.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please send us an e-mail.