Privacy Policy

The responsible body for the purposes of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is
Meisterfilter AG
Untere Brühlmatt 714
CH-4712 Laupersdorf

General notice
Pursuant to Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the Federal Government’s data protection provisions (Data Protection Act, FADP), every individual is entitled to protection of their privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these sites take 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 privacy policy.
Working with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect our databases as best we can against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification.
Please be advised that there may be gaps in security with regard to the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail). It is not possible to protect data completely from third-party access.
By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. This website can fundamentally be visited without registration. Data such as pages viewed, names of retrieved files, dates and times are recorded on the server for statistical purposes without such data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular names, addresses and e-mail addresses, are wherever possible collected on a voluntary basis. No data are forwarded to third parties without your consent.

Processing of personal data
Personal data are defined as all information relating to a specific or specifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data are processed. Processing includes all handling of personal data, regardless of the means and processes used, particularly the retention, disclosure, procurement, deletion, storage, amendment, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Furthermore, we process personal data – if and insofar as the EU GDPR is applicable – in accordance with the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6, Para. 1 of the GDPR:
a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take relevant steps prior to entering into a contract.
c) Processing of personal data for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, in accordance with applicable EU law or in accordance with the applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is entirely or partially applicable.
d) Processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
f) Processing of personal data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Legitimate interests in particular include our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the assertion of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose/s. We restrict processing accordingly in the case of longer retention obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject.

Privacy policy for SSL encryption
This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send us as a site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and there is a lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Services of third parties
This website may use Google Maps to integrate maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect against bots and spam and YouTube to integrate videos.
These services of the American company Google LLC among other things use cookies so that data are transmitted to Google in the USA, although we assume that no personal tracking takes place within this framework solely through the use of our website. Google has undertaken to guarantee appropriate data protection in accordance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield. Further information can be found in Google's privacy policy.

Privacy policy for the contact form
If you send an enquiry to us using the contact form, we will store your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

Data protection policy for newsletter data
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we require an e-mail address and information allowing us to verify that the e-mail address provided belongs to you and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data are collected. We use these details exclusively to send the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, e-mail address and the use thereof to send the newsletter at any time using the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Services subject to charge
We request additional data for the provision of services subject to charge, such as payment details, in order to be able to execute your order or mandate. We store these data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired.

Use of Google Maps
This website makes use of Google Maps API in order to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, data about the use of the map functions by visitors are also collected, processed and utilised by Google. Further details about data processing by Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy. There you can also alter your personal data protection settings in the privacy center. Detailed instructions about managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA
This website makes use of the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The purpose of the request is to distinguish between entry by a human being and entry by means of automated machine processing. The request includes sending to Google the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. Your entries are transmitted to Google for this purpose and put to further use by Google. However, your IP address is truncated in advance in the Member States of the European Union and in other signatory states 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 truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with reCAPTCHA is not combined with any other Google data. Your data may also be transmitted to the USA. An adequacy decision of the European Commission, the “Privacy Shield”, exists for data transmission to the USA. Google participates in the Privacy Shield and has agreed to be bound by its provisions. By activating the request you consent to the processing of your data. Processing is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6, Para. 1 (a) of the GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time without this affecting the legality of processing carried out on the basis of consent up to the time of revocation.
Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and its applicable privacy policy can be found at

Privacy policy for Google Analytics

This website makes use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google provides a browser plug-in at for deactivating Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are small text files that enable specific user-related information to be stored on the user’s device. These facilitate an analysis of the use of our website by Google. The information collected by the cookie concerning use of our website (including your IP address) is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is saved. Please note that Google Analytics has been extended on this website by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure the anonymised recording of IP addresses (known as IP masking). If anonymisation is activated, Google truncates IP addresses within the Member States of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area so that no conclusions about your identity can be drawn. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google observes the data protection provisions of the “Privacy Shield” Agreement and is registered with the “Privacy Shield” Program of the US Department of Commerce and makes use of the information collected to assess the use of our websites, draw up reports for us in this regard and provide us with other services in this regard. Further information can be found at

Privacy policy for Facebook
This website makes use of functions of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA . When retrieving our website via Facebook plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and the servers of Facebook which already entails the transmission of data to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, these data can be linked to it. Please log out of Facebook before visiting our site if you do not wish these data to be assigned to your Facebook account. Interactions, particularly the use of a comment function or clicking a “Like” or “Share” button, are also passed on to Facebook. Further information can be found at

Privacy policy for Twitter
This website uses functions of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When retrieving our website via Twitter plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and the servers of Twitter which already entails the transmission of data to Facebook. If you have a Twitter account, these data can be linked to it. Please log out of Twitter before visiting our site if you do not wish these data to be assigned to your Twitter account. Interactions, particularly clicking a “Re-Tweet” button, are also passed on to Twitter. Further information can be found at

Use of Adobe Typekit
We use Adobe Typekit for the visual layout of our website. Typekit is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. that provides us with access to a font library. In order to display the fonts used by us, your browser needs to establish a connection with a server of Adobe in the USA and download the font required for our website. Adobe is thus informed that our website has been retrieved by your IP address. Further information about Adobe Typekit can be found in Adobe’s privacy policy that you can retrieve here:

Contractual services
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other principals, customers, clients or contractual partners (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) in accordance with the Federal Government’s data protection provisions (Data Protection Act, FADP) and Art. 6, Para. 1 (b) of the EU GDPR in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed for this purpose and the type, scope, purpose and necessity of their processing are determined according to the underlying contractual relationship.
The data processed include the master data of our contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact details (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contractual data (e.g. services received, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contacts) and payment data (e.g. bank accounts, payment history).
In principle we do not process special categories of personal data unless they form components of commissioned or contractual processing.
We process data required for the justification and fulfilment of contractual services and indicate the necessity of its disclosure if this is not evident for the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies only takes place if necessary within the scope of a contract. When processing the data made available to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client as well as the statutory requirements.
When use is made of our online services, we can store the user’s IP address and the time of the applicable user action. Such data are stored on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as those of users in protection against misuse and unauthorised use. These data are in principle not passed on to third parties unless this is necessary for the pursuit of our claims in accordance with Art. 6, Para. 1 (f) of the GDPR or there is a statutory obligation to do so pursuant to Art. 6, Para. 1 (c) of the GDPR.
The data are deleted if they are no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or statutory duties of care and for handling any warranty and comparable obligations, with the necessity for the retention of data reviewed at irregular intervals. The statutory retention obligations otherwise apply.

Administration, financial accounting, office organisation, contact administration
We process data in accordance with the Federal Government’s data protection provisions (Data Protection Act, FADP) and the EU GDPR for administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with statutory obligations such as archiving. For this purpose we process the same data that we process for the provision of our contractual services. The processing foundations are Art. 6, Para. 1 (c) and (f) of the GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by such processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lie in administration, financial accounting, office organisation and data archiving, i.e. tasks serving the maintenance of our business activities, assumption of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the details specified for these processing activities.
For this purpose we disclose or transmit data to the Finance Administration, consultants such as tax advisers and auditors as well as other billing centres and payment service providers.

Copyright and all other rights to content, images, photographs or other files on the website are held exclusively by the operator of this website or the specifically nominated rights holders.
The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained before any files may be reproduced.
Any person committing a breach of copyright without the consent of the applicable rights holder can be liable for prosecution and payment of damages.

General disclaimer
All the information contained on our website has been carefully reviewed. We endeavour to provide information that is up to date and correct and complete in terms of content. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out and we are unable to guarantee the completeness, correctness and relevance of information also of a journalistic and editorial nature. Liability claims from damages of a material or non-material nature caused by the use of the information provided are ruled out in the absence of any demonstrably intentional or grossly negligent fault.
The publisher can amend or delete texts at its own discretion and without announcement and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. Use and access to this website take place at the visitor’s own risk. The publisher, its clients or partners are not responsible for any damages such as direct, indirect or coincidental damages and damages to be specified in advance or consequential damages allegedly incurred through visiting this website and therefore assume no liability in this regard.
The publisher likewise assumes no responsibility or liability for the contents and availability of third-party websites accessible via external links of this website. Responsibility for the content of linked websites lies exclusively with the operators of those sites. The publisher thus expressly disassociates itself from all third-party contents that may be relevant in terms of criminal or liability law or violate common decency.

We may amend this privacy policy at any time without advance notice. The version currently published on our website shall apply. If the privacy policy forms part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of any changes by e-mail or in another suitable way in the event of an update.
Laupersdorf, 6 September 2018
Source: SwissAnwalt