Legal Notice & Privacy

LEGAL NOTICE

The information contained and accessed on this site (the "Site") is provided by the Caminada Treuhand AG Zug entity indicated on the homepage as owner of the Site ("CAMINADA") for general guidance and is intended to offer the user general information of interest. The information provided is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for any audit, advisory, tax or other professional advice, consultation or service. You should consult with a CAMINADA professional in the respective audit, advisory, tax or other professional area to obtain such services.

The application of laws and regulations may vary depending on specific facts or circumstances. Due to the nature of electronic communication processes, CAMINADA does not guarantee or warrant the Site will be uninterrupted, without delay, error-free, omission-free, or free of viruses. Therefore, the information is provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event shall CAMINADA or any of their respective partners or employees, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages (including but not limited to, liability for loss of use, data or profits), without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to, contract, negligence or other tortious actions, arising out of or in connection with the Site, any content on or accessed by use of the Site, or any copying, display or other use.

As all content on the Site may be copyrighted, proprietary and subject to intellectual property or other rights any unauthorized use of any materials on the Site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws or applicable intellectual property or other rights.

Materials on the Site may not be modified, reproduced, publicly displayed, performed, distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes without explicit written permission from the appropriate content or material provider (including third-party links). CAMINADA bears no risk, responsibility or liability in the event that a user does not obtain such explicit written permission as advised by CAMINADA.

Third-party links are provided as a convenience to our users. CAMINADA does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. CAMINADA vigorously protects its reputation and trademarks and CAMINADA reserves the right to request removal of any link to our website.

The following web link activities are explicitly prohibited by CAMINADA and may present trademark and copyright infringement issues:

  • links that involve unauthorized use of our logo
  • a form of link that disguises the URL and/or bypasses the homepage or pages containing the entity copyright, legal disclaimer and online policy statement.

 

PRIVACY

Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by online visitors so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we have obtained.

1. Collection and use of personal information

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it — for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. By registering and/or submitting personal information to CAMINADA, you are also agreeing to the use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards.

In some cases where you have registered for certain services we may store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request).

CAMINADA generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.

1.1 Automatic collection of personal information

In some instances, CAMINADA and its service providers uses cookies, web beacons and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit us online, as well as through emails that we may exchange. The collection of this information allows us to customize your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of CAMINADA’s online presence, and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.

1.1.1 IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.

1.1.2 Cookies

Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites' features.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Other third party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEB SITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS AREAS RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR INTERNET ENABLED DEVICE.

1.1.3. Google Analytics

CAMINADA uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by CAMINADA can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

1.1.4. Web beacons

A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. CAMINADA only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.

CAMINADA or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.

1.1.5. Location-based tools

CAMINADA may collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.

1.2. Social media widgets and applications

CAMINADA web sites may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as buttons and widgets of Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Xing. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of CAMINADA web. Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

In addition, CAMINADA web sites may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively "social media features"). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any CAMINADA social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.

2. Sharing and transfer of personal information

We do not share or sell personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards.

In some instances, CAMINADA may share personal information about you with various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fulfill your requests.

3. Choices

In general, you are not required to submit any personal information to CAMINADA online, but we may require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. CAMINADA may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

4. Data security and integrity

CAMINADA has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite CAMINADA’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual's request or until that person asks that the information be deleted.

5. Links to other sites

Please be aware that CAMINADA web sites may contain links to other sites, that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each Web site visited before disclosing any personal information.