The declared aim of tellmed.ch is to protect the privacy of its users. The information withheld by tellmed.ch includes such items as are voluntarily indicated, and those that are automatically recorded. Except where personal data are voluntarily disclosed, tellmed.ch records no data on the basis of which individual visitors could be identified. In the following sections, you will see how we deal with this. Should you not agree, we would politely ask you to leave our site.
Not personally identifiable information
You can visit tellmed.ch at any time without saying who you are or revealing any information about your person. The tellmed.ch sites automatically record data which do not permit the identification of an individual.
These data are, in particular, the IP address of your Internet provider domain and the type and version of your browser (with these data, we can draw up statistics on which browsers our visitors use and optimise our web pages accordingly); the address of the web page from which you reached us (with these data, we can draw up statistic on the web page from which you started out to reach our web page, so that we can optimise our image); the pages displayed, the information sought as well as the time spent on line.
All this information give us reference points for optimising our web site. None of this information involves data that makes it possible to discover who you are. Tellmed.ch uses this information, which remains in a collective form, in order to form some idea of how visitors use its web pages so that they can be constantly improved. Tellmed.ch also uses these data for statistical purposes, in order to measure the use made of the web pages and to provide reports.
Personally identifiable information
For some services, tellmed.ch needs personally identifiable data such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other information. This information is collected only if voluntarily provided. If, however, you decide to withhold such data when you are expressly asked for it, we will sometimes not be able to grant you access to certain parts of our website, not be able to process your order, not send you the desired information, or not enter into contact with you.
These personal data are held exclusively by tellmed.ch and are in no form made available for use by third parties. Should tellmed.ch be obliged by law to disclose confidential information, this obligation to protect personal data shall no longer apply.
Tellmed.ch treats all personal data confidentially. Please remember, however, that any personal information, which you reveal e.g. in a forum or chatroom is not covered by the data-protection regulations and can be seen by third parties having nothing to do with tellmed.ch. Therefore consider carefully what information you release in these areas.
Tellmed.ch uses your personal data exclusively to provide the services you request. These data can also be used to improve the tellmed.ch services and contents, e.g. for updating the material on tellmed.ch to make interactive use and information exchange with users possible.
By providing personally identifiable data, you are consenting to this information being stored and processed for the purposes specified above, unless otherwise indicated. Tellmed.ch, however, will store your data only as long as is necessary. If your personal data (e.g. your address) should change or should you no longer wish to use one of our services, we offer you the possibility of updating, deleting or removing your personal data. Information on our forums, chat rooms and services is stored in archives, since it can be useful for future users.
Tellmed.ch sets cookies on a number of its pages (small files with configuration information). They help us determine the hit rate and number of users of tellmed.ch in order to constantly improve our offer. The cookies themselves contain no personal information, but are compiled from personal information given by users, e.g. by registration, then this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies.
Tellmed.ch contains links to third-party websites. Please note that tellmed.ch is not responsible for the data security of the other sites. Nor is tellmed.ch responsible for the correctness or other aspects of the information contained on such websites and is not liable for any damage which you may suffer from accessing such websites. Links to other websites are made available for your convenience. You access them at your own risk. Do please remember to comply with the legal and secrecy regulations of each website.
Tellmed.ch operates a secure data network, which corresponds to the industry standard and is protected by appropriate firewall and password systems. Whenever tellmed.ch processes personal information, all precautionary measures are taken in order to keep the data secure, e.g. the information is encoded with SSL and stored in a safe technical environment.
Unfortunately it can never be guaranteed that data communication over the Internet is 100 percent secure. Tellmed.ch strives to protect your personal information. Nevertheless, tellmed.ch cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit.
Tellmed.ch reserves the right to amend these guidelines at any time. These data security guidelines do not confer any contractual or other legal rights on any party or in favour of any other party. Amendments will be announced on the website. The users will thus always be informed as to what data are collected and how they are used.
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