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Updated: July 20, 2023
Protecting your privacy is very important to us.
With the following statement, Flourish GmbH complies with our statutory duty to inform you about the storage of data, the type of data, the purpose and our identity. Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Federal Government (Data Protection Act, DSG), the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation DSGVO, and in accordance with GDPR, every person is entitled to protection of their privacy and to protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these regulations and will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is taken very seriously by us and the use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data will be kept on a strictly confidential basis and will not be sold or passed on to third parties. Submitting personal data (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or email address) takes place, as far as possible, always on opt-in basis. If you have given us consent to process your personal data for particular purposes (for example when you subscribe to newsletters), we will process your personal data on the basis of this consent. You can revoke your consent at any time.
immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
For external links to third-party content, we accept no liability despite careful content control, since we have not initiated the transmission of this information, have not selected or changed the addressee of the transmitted information or the transmitted information itself.
Herewith, we detail what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used:
1. COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA, AND THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF DATA USE
a) Visiting the website: every time a visitor accesses our website, the internet browser used on the visitor’s device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile (log file) on the server side (web hosting provider).
The following data will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
if necessary, the IP address of the requesting computer, as well as the device ID or individual device identifier and device type,
name of the retrieved file and the amount of data transferred, as well as the date and time of retrieval,
requesting domain (i.e., the origin of your request, from which you came to our website),
the search words you used to find this website
the time of day
description of the type of internet browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your terminal and the name of your access provider,
location information, including location data from your mobile device. Please note: on most mobile devices, you can control or disable the use of location services in the mobile device's settings menu.
Our legitimate interest is in accordance with Art. 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO as the collection of data is based on the following purposes:
ensuring a smooth connection setup and comfortable use of the website,
evaluation of system security and stability,
for further administrative purposes.
In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.
b) When entering into a contractual relationship of any kind, we ask you for the following personal data:
data that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address and telephone number,
other personal data which we are legally obliged or authorised to collect and process and which we need for your authentication, identification or verification of the data we collect.
The mentioned data will be used to process the contractual relationship. The processing of data is based on Art. 6, Para. 1 DSGVO. The retention period is limited to the purpose of the contract and, if available, statutory and contractual retention requirements. In entering into a contractual relationship with us, you are invited to provide the personal data that is required to enter into and conduct a business relationship and fulfil the associated contractual obligations. Generally speaking, you are not legally required to provide data to us. However, without this data, we will usually be unable to conclude or process a contract with you (or the organisation or person you are representing). The website cannot be used either if certain details designed to secure data traffic (such as your IP address) are not disclosed. We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication via email) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.
About Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd. is a software company that provides cloud-based web development services. It allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. This website (www.flourish.gmbh) and its associated newsletters have been created using Wix.
Wix Data Centre Locations
Wix Security Measures Overview
Please see here: Wix Security Measures Overview
Wix Data Location
1. Wix.com Ltd. is based in Israel, which is considered by the European Commission to have an adequate level of protection for the personal information of EU individuals. Wix.com Ltd. is publicly listed in the USA.
2. Wix also has many group companies and third-party processors worldwide so they may process personal information in other countries if necessary. They store personal information in their data centres which are in the United States of America, Ireland, Japan and Israel.
Swiss Data Privacy
Wix and its affiliates, including DeviantArt Inc., participates in, and has certified its compliance with, the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
US Department of Commerce Data Privacy Framework here: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/
Downloadable information here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/ps/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=015t0000000QJdg
Deletion/Data Purge Process
Any Wix user and/or visitor can:
2. TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA
A transfer of your data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. We only pass on your data to third parties if:
you have given your express consent to this (Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR),
this is necessary for the settlement of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR),
there is a legal obligation to pass it on (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR),
disclosure is required for asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data (Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR).
In these cases, however, the amount of data transmitted is limited to the minimum required.
3. AFFECTED RIGHTS
On request, we can inform you whether and which clearly personal data about you are stored (Article 15 GDPR), in particular: the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed or will, the planned storage period, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of data, if data was not collected from us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to correct any incorrectly collected personal data or to complete incomplete data collected (Art. 16 GDPR). Furthermore, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data, provided that the legal conditions for doing so are met (Art. 18 GDPR). You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible (Art. 20 GDPR). In addition, you are entitled to the so-called "right to be forgotten". You can request the deletion of your personal data from us, provided that the legal prerequisites exist (Art. 17 GDPR). Regardless of this, your personal data will be automatically deleted by us if the purpose of the data collection has been omitted or the data processing has been unlawful.
Every data subject is entitled to assert their claims in court or file a complaint with the competent data protection authority. The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner: www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.
4. DURATION OF DATA STORAGE and COOKIES
The data collected will be stored by us as long as necessary for the performance of the contracts we have entered into, or if you have not exercised your right to cancellation, or your right to transfer data to another company.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically; however, you can partially or entirely disable cookies in your browser settings at any time. If you do not want us to recognise information about your computer, please set your internet browser to delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or warn you before a cookie is stored. You can find out how to delete or block cookies in the Help & Support section of your internet browser. There you will find instructions for searching the file or directory where cookies are stored. Please note: in the case of complete deactivation of all cookies, it may mean that you cannot use all our website functionality.
5. EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS, PLUG-INS and LINKS AS INTEGRATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE
We use services from other providers on our website and mobile applications. For example, clicking an element from one of these third-party providers (e.g., the “Like” plug-in from LinkedIn), may automatically connect you to this third-party provider’s servers. Data relating to your visit to the website may then be transferred to the third-party provider and possibly be associated with the user account you have created with them. You can find out how these platforms collect and use data in their respective privacy policies, where you will also be given the option to adjust the settings to restrict the use of your personal data. We have no influence on the extent of data collected by the social networks via these links (buttons).
Liability for links
We may place links on our website to external services or organisations that we think may be of interest to you. We only provide links to pages that did not appear to contain any misleading or illegal content when the link was created. We have no control over the way these pages will be set up in future, however. We therefore cannot be held responsible for recommended pages that have been changed after the link was created. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, in particular, for any damage or loss suffered as a result of using this information lies solely with the provider of the page in question.
CRM and Eventbrite
These two tools are used in compliance with the existing data protection statement for invitations to events and for dissemination of further information. Eventbrite, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 535 Mission Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA and is an event management and ticketing website. For further information, please visit:
External Payment Providers
We use external payment service providers through whose platforms users can make effective and secure payment transactions, based on our legitimate interests in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance and, if necessary, Art. 6 Para. 1 DSGVO. Providers may include:
American Express (www.swisscard.ch/en/legal-conditions-and-information#data-protection)
Bexio AG (www.bexio.com/de-CH/datenschutz)
Google Analytics (Web Statistics Collection Tool)
When subscribing to our possibly offered newsletter, if, according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO you have explicitly consented, we will use your email address to send you, possibly, and indefinitely, our newsletter. You only need to provide your name, email address and consent to subscribe to our newsletter via the www.flourish.gmbh website. We will treat your newsletter data as strictly confidential and will not sell it to third parties. We may also use this information to tailor any follow up sales and marketing communications with you. Please do not forward your newsletter as this may provide a means of accessing your personal information. Deregistration is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of a newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscribe request at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably with the subject: "unsubscribe newsletter").
Wix may collect, store and process certain Personal Information of "Users-of-Users" (“Users-of-Users Information”), solely on their Users’ behalf and at their direction. For example, each of the Wix Users is able to import their email contacts from third-party services like Gmail, or otherwise collect and manage contacts via their User Website. Such contacts are then stored with Wix, on the User’s behalf. For such purposes, Wix serves and shall be considered as a “Processor” and not as the “Controller” (as both such capitalized terms are defined in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)) of such Users-of-Users Information. The Processing of the Users-of-users’ Personal Information shall take place within the territory of the European Union, Israel or a third country, territory or one or more specified sectors within that third country of which the European Commission has decided that it ensures an adequate level of protection and such processing and transfer will be in accordance to the Data Processing Addendum – Users (“DPA"). Any transfer to and Processing in a third country outside the European Union that does not ensure an adequate level of protection according to the European Commission, shall be conducted under an approved transfer mechanism, as detailed in the DPA.
6. DATA SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to store your personal data so that it is not accessible to third parties or the public. If you would like to contact us by email, we respectfully point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be completely guaranteed via this communication method. We therefore recommend that you provide confidential information solely by telephone or by post. For email communication, we recommend the best possible encryption of your outbox via SSL technology. Please contact your email service provider for more information.
7. VALIDITY AND AMENDMENTS
8. GENERAL EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
All information on this website has been checked carefully. We make every effort to ensure the information provided is up-to-date, correct and complete. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out, which means that we cannot guarantee the completeness, correctness and relevance of information. Liability claims arising from material or non-material damage caused by the use of the information provided are excluded, unless there is evidence of wilful intent or gross negligence.
The use or access to this website is at the visitor’s own risk. The publisher, its clients and/or partners are not responsible for damages, such as direct, indirect, accidental, pre-determined concrete or consequential damages, which are allegedly caused by visiting this website and therefore do not accept any liability.
The publisher also takes no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed via external links on this website. The content of linked sites is the sole responsibility of their operators. The publisher thus expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or that is contrary to public decency.
This website and its content is copyright © of Flourish GmbH. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all the contents in any form (including but not limited to text, images, models, diagrams, files, research findings, theories) is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and, if necessary, to damages.
10. NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS OF THE CONTROLLER
We commit to helping all people concerned in connection with the handling of personal data and exercising their rights. For assistance, please contact Joanna Williams: email@example.com.