Privacy Policy

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The responsible authority as defined by the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is

Franco Faga
Bellingua GmbH
Nüschelerstrasse 45
8001 Zürich

phone: +41 44 250 20 00

Data privacy statement for cookies

This website uses cookies. These are small text files that make it possible to store specific user-related information on the user’s electronic device while the user is using the website.

Cookies make it possible to determine in particular the frequency of use and the number of users of the website, to analyse web navigation behaviour and patterns, and also to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies remain stored at the end of a browser session and can be retrieved when the user revisits the site. If you do not agree with this, please change your browser settings to disable cookies.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for many services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site or the EU site Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by disabling them in your browser settings. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Data privacy statement for SSL/TLS encryption

This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the address line of your browser.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Data privacy statement for server log files

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

Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Referrer URL
Hostname of the accessing computer
Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Third-party services

This website uses Google Maps for embedding maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam and YouTube for embedding videos.

These services of the American Google LLC use among other things cookies, and as a result data is transferred to Google in the USA. However, we assume that in this context no personal tracking takes place solely through the use of our website.

Google is committed to ensuring an appropriate level of data protection in accordance with the American-European and the American-Swiss Privacy Shield.

Further information can be found in Google’s data privacy statement.

Bellingua also uses the Borlabs cookie plugin:

Borlabs Cookie allows visitors to select which cookies they would like to accept (opt-in) via a tickbox or switch button for each cookie and each cookie group.

With the introduction of the DSGVO (GDPR) or since at least the introduction of the ePrivacy Regulation, cookies must no longer be set without the consent of the visitor (opt-in obligation). When visiting a website, they will be notified via a pop-up window about the possibility to save their preferred cookie settings by making a simple selection. No personal data is collected by Borlabs Cookie. The IP address is also not used for this purpose as it falls under personal data as determined by the DSGVO.

Borlabs Cookie contains the necessary code for Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google Tag Manager and Facebook Pixel Tracking. Fully DSGVO-compliant, visitors’ IP addresses are only transmitted to the services if they have given their consent. For cookies, there is also an integrated opt-out solution for visitors, as required by the DSGVO. The visitors’ cookie settings are also stored in a log (without using personal data).

Google Web Fonts

This site uses web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. For this purpose, the browser must connect to the servers of Google. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via an IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at and in the Google privacy policy:

Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps. This allows us to display maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function in a convenient manner. If you visit the website, Google receives information that the corresponding subpage of our website has been accessed. This happens irrespective of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists.

If you are logged in to Google, your data will be linked to your account. If you do not want the data to be linked with your profile, please log out before clicking the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising purposes, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for those users that are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activity on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles and can do so by contacting Google. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by Google as well as further information on your rights and options regarding privacy settings can be accessed at:

Data privacy statement for Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the person responsible for data processing on this website is based outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are referred to as “Google” in the following text.

We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and to make it more interesting for you as a user. This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. If you have a Google user account, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis by going to “My Data”, “Personal Data” in your account settings.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit f DS-GVO. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses. As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened form, so that a personal reference can be excluded. If the data collected about you contains a personal reference, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is therefore deleted immediately.

Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address passed on to a server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of 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 plugin available under the following link: disable Google Analytics.

You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Disable Google Analytics. This will save a so-called opt-out cookie on your data carrier, which prevents the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your end device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, i.e. you will have to set the opt-out cookies again if you wish to continue to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are set per browser and computer/terminal device and must therefore be activated separately for each browser, computer or other terminal device.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface and thus integrate e.g. Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer. The Tag Manager itself, which implements the tags, does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, we refer to the following information on Google services. Guidelines for use:

Changes to the data privacy statement

We may change this privacy policy at any time without notice. The current version published on our website applies. If the data protection declaration is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the change by e-mail or other suitable means in the event of an update.

Questions for the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please write to us by e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.

Zurich, 23.09.2020

Source: SwissAnwalt