Privacy Policy


Date: October 15th 2018

1. Introduction
This privacy policy provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data.

DavosCourse (referred to as "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy policy) is the data controller. We are responsible for your personal data.

Our full details are:
Name of company: DavosCourse Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Gastrointestinale Chirurgie (Foundation for Gastroenterological Surgery), CEO Peter Vogelbach
Email address:
Postal address: GI-Course Secretariat
c/o ak-medizin
Hübel 14
4333 Münchwilen

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 18 years of age.
It is important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at

2. Attorney-Client Privilege
This privacy policy explains how we collect and process personal data in accordance with the relevant data protection laws. However, data entrusted to us by our clients also falls under the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege may provide for different and/or additional protections and rules.

Please be aware that no attorney-client relationship is formed when you contact us through our website or similar communication channels. Please do not send us confidential data through these channels.

3. What Data Do We Collect About You, for What Purpose and on What Ground Do We Process It
Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymized data. We store your Data in the CMS and export them on local company computers.

We may process the following categories of personal data about you:

  • Contact and Communication Data: This includes name, title, address, email address, phone number or any other contact details. It also includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through our website , email, text, social media messaging, social media posting, video and audio calls or any other means of communication. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defense of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are communicate with you, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.

  • Client Data: This includes data relating to any data between us. Such data includes your name, title, address, email address, phone number, contact details, transaction details, and any other information necessary for us to fulfill our contract with you. We process this data to supply the services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.

  • Technical Data: This includes data about your use of our website and other online services, such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system (Google Analytics). We process this data to analyze your use of our website, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content you and to understand the effectiveness of our website. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and to grow our business.

We do not collect any sensitive personal data about you, except with your explicit consent if necessary to fulfill a contract with you.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it and for reasons compatible with these purposes. If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will let you know and explain the legal ground of processing.

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

4. How We Collect Your Personal Data
We may collect your personal data when you provide it directly to us (for example by sending us emails). We may automatically collect certain data from you as you use our website by using cookies and similar technologies. Please see our Cookie Policy for more details about this.

We may receive data from third parties such as search information and analytics providers like Google based outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA) or providers of technical and payment services such as PayPal based outside of Switzerland and the EEA.
We may also receive data from publicly availably sources.

5. Disclosures of Your Personal Data
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

  • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.

  • Professional advisers including bankers, auditors and insurers.

  • Government bodies that require us to report processing activities

  • Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business.

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Client data is subject to the attorney-client privilege, which provides for additional protection against disclosures. We only disclose this data in line with the rules governing the attorney-client relationship.

We never share your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes.

6. International Transfers
If we need to transfer data to a third-party service provider based outside of Switzerland and the EEA, we will ensure that certain safeguards are in place to ensure a similar degree of security for your personal data. As such:

  • We may transfer your personal data to countries that the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data; or

  • We may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe

If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

7. Data Security
We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization. We allow access to your personal data only to those partners who have a business need to know such data.

8. Data Retention
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means, and legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

9. Your Legal Rights
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, or transfer, to object to processing or portability of data, and to withdraw consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at You will not have to pay a fee for any legitimate request to access your personal data or to exercise any of the other rights.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, the supervisory authority for data protection issues in Switzerland ( We would be grateful if you contacted us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

10. Third Party Links on Our Website
Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

11. Cookies
We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

  • Persistent cookies: A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

For more information about Cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

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