This Sentience Politics website (the “website”) is governed by Swiss data protection law, in particular by the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) and any applicable foreign data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU). The EU recognizes that Swiss data protection law ensures adequate data protection.
Access to this website is via transport encryption (SSL/TLS).
Access to this website – like all Internet use – is subject to general, indiscriminate and suspicionless mass surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, the EU, the USA and other countries.
Access data / Server log files
The web host collects data about accesses to this website and stores them as “server log files”. The following data is logged in this way:
- Visited website
- Time at the time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you came to the site
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The collected data is only used for statistical analysis and to improve the web server. However, the web host reserves the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
Handling of personal data
In principle, you can visit this website without providing any personal information. We only store data without reference to your person, such as in particular the name of your Internet provider, any pages you may have visited previously, or fields you click on this website. We evaluate this data in order to further improve our offer. However, the data does not allow us to draw any conclusions about your person.
Personal data is collected by us when you provide it to us of your own accord, for example when you contact us. We will, of course, use the personal data provided to us in this way exclusively for the purpose for which you provide it when contacting us.
Any communication of this information is expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. Insofar as this involves information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via this communication channel, if necessary, in order to respond to your request.
You can, of course, revoke your consent at any time for the future. To do so, please contact us by e-mail.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
This website uses “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymization is activated on the website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union (EU) or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. 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 can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you can disable web tracking under the following link: Web Tracking Settings.
Use of Google Maps
The “Google Maps” component from Google is used on this website.
With each individual call of the Google Maps component, a cookie is set by Google in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the Google Maps component is integrated. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.
Use of reCAPTCHA
To protect input forms on this website, we use the “reCAPTCHA” service from Google. By using this service, it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or misused by automated machine processing.
To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behavior of website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and dwell time, cookies, display instructions and scripts, the user’s input behavior and mouse movements in the area of the “reCAPTCHA” checkbox are transmitted to “Google”.
Google uses the information thus obtained, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter and to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition).
The IP address transmitted as part of “reCAPTCHA” is not merged with other data from Google, unless you are logged into your Google account at the time of using the “reCAPTCHA” plugin. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behavior on our website by “Google”, you must log out of “Google” before you visit our site or use the reCAPTCHA plugin.
Cookies are small text files that are permanently or temporarily stored in your computer when you visit this website. The purpose of the cookies is in particular to analyze the use of this website for statistical evaluation as well as for continuous improvements.
If you wish to restrict or block cookies stored on your device, you can do so via your browser settings. Information on this can be found in the help function of your browser. Comprehensive information on how to block cookies in many browsers can also be found at computerhope.com. If cookies are disabled, you may no longer be able to use all the functions of this website.
Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion
As a user, you can request information free of charge about what personal data has been stored about you. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your personal data blocked or deleted.