Data protection declaration / Privacy Policy

The Worldwide Church of God (WKG Switzerland) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. By using the website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. Our website is operated in a Swiss data center.

Our website can usually be used without providing personal data. Exceptions are areas and services that naturally require personal data (e.g. orders). Such personal information will only be used and stored for the purposes specified by the operator or as a result of the content of the website and will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from third-party access.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are valid for several years and remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us, for example, to recognize the settings you have made and thus increase user friendliness.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • IP address
  • Date Time
  • called page
  • Status code
  • User Agent
  • Referrer

This data is automatically deleted from the web server after one week. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Matomo (Range analysis)

The following data is collected and stored within the framework of Matomo:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer (anonymized before saving)
  • Date and time of access
  • the website from which the access was made (Referrer URL)
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file
  • the browser used (Type, version and language),
  • the operating system of the computer
  • country of origin
  • number of visits

Matomo uses cookies that are stored on users' computers and that allow an analysis of how users use our online offerings. In this case, pseudonymous user profiles of the processed data can be created. The cookies have a retention period of one week. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will only be stored on our server and will not be passed on to third parties.

Users can object to the anonymized data collection by the Matomo program at any time with future effect.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. 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. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Using the website search

Our site uses the «Google website search functions». The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The searched terms are sent to the database via a form so that the possible results can be output. However, there are no search statistics on the page (who searched for what when).

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software 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. In addition, you can collect the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Integration of services and content of third parties

We use our online offer based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. GDPR) content or service offers from third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as "content"). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the device of the user and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk; The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transfer, securing availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Changes to data protection

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time to comply with current legal requirements or to implement any changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, such as: For example, when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Further information

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to give you an answer at any time. If you have any questions that this Privacy Policy could not answer or if you would like more in-depth information, please contact us at any time.

Source: Parts of this data protection declaration come from e-recht24.de


Association Worldwide Church of God (Switzerland)
8000 Zürich

Email: info@wkg-ch.org
Internet: www.wkg-ch.org