Privacy policy

The following english version of our privacy policy is a translation of the german version. The german version prevails: Datenschutzerklärung.

1. General information

We process personal data only in accordance with the applicable data protection law, including the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection in its current version and, where relevant, the EU Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which comes into force on 25 May 2018. For these reasons, we would like to inform you about our data processing, which we carry out in contact with you (website, mailings of information about Gravity Arts offers and events).

Responsible for the data processing, which we describe here, is Gravity Arts GmbH. If you have data protection concerns, you can communicate these to the following contact address: info@gravityarts.ch

1.1 Types of personal data processed by us

Personal data is data that can be used to identify you or that can be assigned to you in any other way. We process certain personal information that you and third parties voluntarily provide to us, for example, when you contact us by e-mail or other means of communication, when you register for our newsletters and similar communications, or when you wish to receive them delivered. The personal data that we process may include surname, first name, e-mail address, telephone numbers, year of birth and home addresses.

1.2 How we use your personal data

We use personal data in the context of courses and events as well as for communication purposes, e.g. for sending emails, newsletters, information letters, invoices and for maintaining our contacts. However, your personal data will not be sold or otherwise passed on to third parties. However, it is possible that our service providers and other auxiliary persons (e.g. for setting up, servicing and maintaining our IT systems) may also have access to certain personal data. All such service providers are contractually bound by us to comply with all applicable data protection regulations by means of an Order Data Agreement, which contains the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.

1.3 Why and on what legal basis do we process your personal data?

As described above, we process your personal data within the framework of the customer relationship with you and for communication purposes. When processing data for communication purposes, we rely on our legitimate interest in maintaining customer relations and communicating with you about our activities and events. We are of the opinion that our legitimate interests are in accordance with the applicable legal basis and your and our legal rights and freedoms.

1.4 Where and how do we store your personal data?

Gravity Arts GmbH is a Swiss company and all your personal data is processed and stored exclusively on servers in Switzerland and/or Lichtenstein.

1.5 How long do we store your personal data?

The personal data will be stored for communication purposes as long as you do not inform us that you no longer wish to receive such communication from us. You can contact us at any time if this is the case.

Thereafter, your personal data will be archived and stored only for as long as necessary for us to fulfil legal or contractual obligations to store, prove and document. You can also inspect your personal data stored with us at any time and update or change it. Upon request, you can also have this personal data deleted as soon as we no longer have any such legal or contractual obligations to store, prove or document.

1.6 Our measures to protect your personal data

We use the technical, organizational and other measures we deem appropriate to protect your personal data from loss, disclosure and, above all, unauthorized access, such as issuing instructions, IT and network security solutions and other controls. We regularly review our security guidelines and processes together with our IT specialists to ensure that the protection of your data is guaranteed.

To protect legitimate interests, we must disclose personal data in certain cases. This may be the case in the event of (i) the customer’s consent and (ii) justification by law.

If you have any questions regarding the storage, processing or archiving of your personal data, you can contact us by e-mail at info@gravityarts.ch.

1.7 Your rights

Within the framework of the data protection law applicable to you and to the extent provided for therein (such as in the case of the DSGVO), you have the right to information, correction, deletion, the right to limit data processing and otherwise to object to our data processing and to surrender certain personal data for the purpose of transfer to another body (so-called data portability). Please note, however, that we reserve the right to assert the restrictions provided for by law on our part, for example if we are obliged to store or process certain data, if we have an overriding interest in doing so (insofar as we are entitled to invoke this), if an active business relationship exists or if we need the data for the assertion of claims.

2. Cookies

2.1 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 cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored 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. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

2.2 Deinstallation von Cookies | Google Analytics

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 the website.  You can object to the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie that will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. In this case, however, it may not be possible to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

3. Plugins

We also use so-called plugins from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, Vimeo or Instagram on our websites. This is always visible to you (typically via corresponding symbols). We have configured these elements so that they are deactivated by default. If you activate them (by clicking on them), the operators of the respective social networks can register that you are on our website and where and can use this information for their purposes. The processing of your personal data is then the responsibility of this operator in accordance with their data protection regulations. We do not receive any information about you from him. If you do not want social networks to be able to assign visits to our pages, please log out of your respective user accounts.

4. Changes

We may change this privacy policy at any time without notice. The current version published on our website applies. If the data protection declaration is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the change by e-mail or other suitable means in the event of an update.