Privacy and Use Conditions

Privacy and Use Conditions for the DOETSCH GRETHER AG Website

By accessing the DOETSCH GRETHER AG website (hereinafter referred to as “DOETSCH GRETHER”), you consent to the data protection and terms of use and all legal information relating to this website. DOETSCH GRETHER may change or supplement these terms of use from time to time, so you should check them regularly. If you do not agree with the data protection and terms of use, please refrain from accessing this website.

Purpose and Functions of this Website/Disclaimer
The purpose of this website is primarily to provide information about our company and our services. However, the contents of this website do not constitute binding decision-making aids, offers, recommendations, advice or consultancy services. If you are interested in the contents of the website, please contact DOETSCH GRETHER employees directly.

The content on the website is offered “as is” and “as available”. No warranty or assurance is made, expressed or implied with respect to the accuracy, completeness, topicality, reliability or accuracy of the content and features. Any information is subject to change without notice and/or may differ from other facts or other criteria. No warranty is made as to its merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor for copyrights or other rights. In particular, DOETSCH GRETHER makes no guarantee that the website, its contents and individual functions are always error-free, or that they are otherwise free from harmful components. Any action taken based on the content of this website is at the sole risk of the user.

To the extent permitted by law, DOETSCH GRETHER expressly excludes any liability for damage that may be associated in any way with this website. DOETSCH GRETHER shall in no event be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damage (such as lost profits) arising from the operation or non-availability of this website, or arising from access to or use of information and functions on this website, or from access to third-party information via this website (e.g. links) that arise or are related to the website. Likewise, DOETSCH GRETHER accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused by the dangers of the internet or technologically harmful material (such as viruses).

Third-Party Links and Content
This website may contain third party content and/or links to third party websites. Links to and/or content of third parties are not checked by DOETSCH GRETHER on a regular basis. DOETSCH GRETHER does not assume any responsibility or guarantee for these or their function and contents and does not provide any quality assurances for their reliability, topicality, correctness, completeness or legality.

In particular, DOETSCH GRETHER is not liable for the content or websites of third parties or links. Likewise, DOETSCH GRETHER is not liable for websites that link to the DOETSCH GRETHER website or display it in frames or otherwise use its contents.

Your Use of the Website
This website may only be used for the purposes for which it is intended and in particular not for indecent or unlawful purposes or other purposes which are in competition with DOETSCH GRETHER or otherwise directly or indirectly harmful to DOETSCH GRETHER.

You must ensure that appropriate anti-virus programs, firewalls or other necessary security software are set up to access this website.

Your right to use our website expires with immediate effect in the event of violation of the law and/or these provisions. DOETSCH GRETHER can block your access to the website.

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
The content of the DOETSCH GRETHER website is protected by copyright. All rights, titles and claims (including copyrights, trademarks and patents) to the content (including the text, data, graphics, images, logos, trademarks, videos, directories, databases, lists or software) on this website remain with DOETSCH GRETHER or the respective rightsholders. Individual pages and/or parts of the website may only be printed out for private or internal use and only insofar as the respective printout contains all existing references to copyrights and other rights. Users of the website are prohibited from copying, reproducing, modifying, or using any content of the website, in whole or part, without the prior written consent of DOETSCH GRETHER; from using or transmitting it in a frame or stream or similar to another website; from creating derivative works based on its content; and from using it in any other way for commercial or public purposes. Without the written permission of DOETSCH GRETHER, it is also forbidden to systematically retrieve content from this website (be it by robots, spiders, automated or manual) in order to compile directly or indirectly a collection or database or a directory or for any other commercial or public use.

Electronic Communication (Email)
Many electronic means of communication, such as email, are neither confidential nor secure. They can be viewed, intercepted or changed by others, or they can be lost. You use unsecured/unencrypted electronic means of communication to contact DOETSCH GRETHER at your own risk. DOETSCH GRETHER shall not be liable to you or any other person for any damage incurred in connection with messages sent to DOETSCH GRETHER via ordinary email or any other electronic messaging system.

Data Protection

In connection with your use of the website, your personal data will be processed according to the principles described on the website or the applicable legal regulations on data protection. This is primarily the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection (DSG).

In general, DOETSCH GRETHER uses this personal data to provide services, provide and operate the website, technically manage and refine it, evaluate and analyze the use of the website, identify your potential needs, and respond to enquiries. The nature, scope and purpose of processing your personal data is described further below or on the website concerned or can be read in the terms and conditions or legal regulations. Unless otherwise stated or identifiable, the data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled or legal retention periods or a legitimate interest in storage no longer applies.

Automatic Storage of Personal Data by the Website
When you visit the website the webserver and logfiles automatically register:

  • Browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • The previously visited website (Referrer URL)
  • Websites accessed via the website
  • Host name of the accessing computer (your IP address)
  • Your internet service provider
  • Time and date of visited websites

The storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. In addition, the data mentioned above is used to optimize the operability of the website and for the security of information technology systems. Logfiles are saved to ensure the functionality of the website.

Generally, data collected for the purposes of providing the website will be deleted when the session ends.

Use of Data You Enter via the Website
In addition, our website collects information that you enter yourself (for example, via the contact form). This information is used to provide the services we offer. The transfer of data necessary for the performance of the services to “authorised service providers and third parties” (see sections below) takes place in compliance with customary security standards. More information can be found below or on the affected website.

Use for marketing only takes place if this is legally permissible or if you have given us your consent. If you do not agree to the use of your data for marketing purposes, please contact the address given below.

Contact Form
If you enter your contact details on the website (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number), we will use them, among other things, for contacting you by telephone, email or post as well as for the recognizable and aforementioned purposes.

Subscribing to Our Newsletter
DOETSCH GRETHER will process personal data you provide to us in connection with a news­letter subscription for the (marketing) purposes specified on the website. As part of the registration process, we will obtain your consent to the sending of newsletters to the specified address.

If you have purchased products or services via our website and have stored your email address on the website, this can subsequently be used by us for the sending of newsletters. In such a case, the newsletter will only contain direct advertising for similar goods or services.

Your data will be stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. (e.g. through pixel tracking). For this purpose, we analyse, for example, which newsletter you open or which link in it you click and link this to stored data and information, e.g. about your interests and preferences.

If users do not want their data to be processed as described, they should not sign up for the newsletter, or they should unsubscribe from the newsletter. There is an unsubscribe link in every newsletter email. You can also contact the address given below.

The cookies listed below are used on our website to make it more user-friendly. Cookies are data files that the visited website saves on your computer. This can be used, for instance, in order to recognize your computer on a later visit.

Unless you have already expressly consented to the use of cookies by using the website without disabling cookies, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by cookies.­­

By configuring your browser accordingly, you can prevent the installation of cookies or make your browser display a warning before accepting a cookie and thus decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. In principle, this website can also be used without the acceptance of cookies, but individual functions may be restricted.

The DOETSCH GRETHER website includes to following cookies:

Disclaimer Cookie
stores the information as to whether the user accepts cookies.
Storage duration: 1 year

Cookies for usage data and web tracking:

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), to collect usage and tracking data on our websites. The information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and processed there. However, if IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: (

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at or at

We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to happen, you can deactivate it via the ads preferences manager at

Google AdWords
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set whenever a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. The information gathered with the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking.

The customers are informed of the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page featuring a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

Google Remarketing / Retargeting
Our website uses the Google Analytics Remarketing functions in combination with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. These functions allow interest-based, personalised ads that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behaviour on one end device (e.g. mobile phone) to also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC). For this purpose, the web and app browsing history is linked to your Google account.

To support this function, Google Analytics records Google-authenticated IDs of the users, which are temporarily linked to Google Analytics data. This allows us to define and create target groups for cross-device advertising.

Our website uses remarketing technologies for marketing purposes. The aggregation of the collected data in your Google account takes place on the legal basis of your consent, which you can give or withdraw at Google. For data collection procedures that are not aggregated in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the aggregation), the collection of data is based on the legitimate interests in analysing user behaviour and offering user-specific advertising.

You can object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google account under the following link (

Further information and the data protection provisions can be found in Google's privacy policy at

For retargeting purposes, we also work with Facebook Inc. (Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) and Facebook Ireland Ltd. (Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland). This involves analysing the behaviour of website visitors using cookies and collecting it in anonymised form. This is used to adapt ads to your interests. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in improving our services.

Social media plug-ins

Embedding YouTube videos

This website uses plugins from the YouTube site, which is operated by Google, in the form of embedded videos. The operator is Google Ireland Ltd. (Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). When you visit one of our pages that features a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the Google/YouTube servers and data is transmitted to Google/YouTube servers. According to Google's privacy policy, this includes in particular information on

  • Videos that you have watched
  • Ads that you have viewed or clicked on
  • Your location, IP address, Google unique ID
  • Websites you have visited
  • Your search terms
  • Your browser and device

Google also collects your data in accordance with Google's privacy policy:

The data may vary depending on your settings.

When using plugins, YouTube also uses cookies. If you do not wish Google to collect data about you via these cookies, you can select the “Block third-party cookies” function in your browser settings. However, please note that in this case the performance of the website will be reduced and its use may be restricted.

YouTube plugins are used for advertising purposes. The legal basis for this is therefore our legitimate interest in improving our services.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile.

Facebook and Instagram social plug-ins

We use Facebook and Instagram social plugins on our website. These services are provided by Facebook Inc. (Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) and Facebook Ireland Ltd. (Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland). The social plugins are displayed as “Share” or “Like” buttons. 

When you visit our website, the plugins establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. This informs Facebook that you have visited our website with your IP address. In addition, Facebook receives information about your device, websites you have visited, ads you see and how you use our services (e.g. make purchases), regardless of whether you have a Facebook or Instagram account or are logged in to Facebook or Instagram. Facebook may also receive information about your online and offline activities and ‑purchases from third-party data providers through the plugin if they are authorised to share your information with Facebook. Further information is available at or

When you click the Facebook or Instagram “Share” or “Like” button, Facebook or Instagram will associate that information with your personal profile.

We use Facebook and Instagram social plugins to make our offer accessible to a wider audience. These are our justified interests which serve as the legal basis for processing the data.

Facebook and Instagram plugins may also set cookies. If you do not wish the providers to collect data about you via these cookies, you can select the “Block third-party cookies” function in your browser settings. However, please note that in this case the performance of the website will be reduced and its use may be restricted.

LinkedIn post

We use components of the LinkedIn network on our website, such as the “Apply with LinkedIn” or “Share on LinkedIn” plug-ins. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA and LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time you visit our website that is equipped with such a component, a representation of the component is downloaded by LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed about which specific page of our website you are currently visiting, among other things.

You can find more information on data collection by LinkedIn as well as on your rights and setting options in LinkedIn's privacy policy at .

If you click on a LinkedIn button, such as “Share on LinkedIn”, while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages to your LinkedIn profile.

We use the LinkedIn components to make our offer accessible to a wider audience. These are our justified interests which serve as the legal basis for processing the data.

LinkedIn components may also set cookies. If you do not wish the providers to collect data about you via these cookies, you can select the “Block third-party cookies” function in your browser settings. However, please note that in this case the performance of the website will be reduced and its use may be restricted.

Data Security
To increase data security, DOETSCH GRETHER takes appropriate security measures. These include, for example, the protection of certain areas of the website through SSL encryption or passwords, and the restriction of access to personal data to employees and contractors of DOETSCH GRETHER who need to be familiar with the data to be able to work with it based on their specific purposes. However, keep in mind that no data sent over the internet is ever 100% secure or error free. In particular, emails may be non-secure. Unauthorized third parties may be able to access your data that you send over the internet. This may result in this data being made accessible to third parties, disclosed, altered in content or lost, or being subject to other problems. Even if the sender and the recipient are in the same country, data sent over the internet can leave the country and be routed to a country that has less stringent privacy requirements than your country of residence. DOETSCH GRETHER expressly points out that the transmission of data on the internet has security gaps and that protection against access by third parties is not always guaranteed. DOETSCH GRETHER is not responsible or liable for the security of your information while it is being transmitted to DOETSCH GRETHER over the internet.

Data Transfer/Transmission to Third Parties
DOETSCH GRETHER is entitled to transmit your data, in the context of the purpose for which it was collected, to related companies and their agents and third party service providers within or outside the country in which you reside or from which the data was transmitted, so that these third party service providers can use your data in the same manner in which DOETSCH GRETHER is permitted to. They are also obligated to comply with data protection regulations. Any other transfer of your data will only take place if this is legally permissible or if you have given us your consent to do so or if DOETSCH GRETHER is obliged to do so under applicable laws, government regulations or a decision of a state authority or court.

Applicable Law and Other Provisions
Certain areas of this website may contain additional terms or conditions. If these are contrary to the Privacy and Use Conditions, the additional provisions shall apply.

Should individual provisions of these Privacy and Use Conditions be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions will not be affected. Instead of the invalid provision, a provision is to be entered which comes as close as possible to the meaning of the invalid clause.

The use of this website and these terms of use are governed exclusively by substantive Swiss law – with the exclusion of norms established by international treaty. The courts in Zurich are exclusively responsible for all disputes arising in connection with this website.

Your contact person, especially for questions about data protection
In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA), you have the right to information about or the correction of your stored and used data. If you have any questions regarding data protection as well as the revocation of your consent granted within the framework of the website and offers of DOETSCH GRETHER, please contact:

Data Protection Officer
Sternengasse 17
CH-4051 Basel / Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 287 34 11
Fax +41 61 287 34 13

Letzte Aktualisierung: 18. Dezember 2020