Every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG complies with all applicable data protection regulations.
Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. In close cooperation with our hosting provider (Hostpoint AG, Neue Jonastrasse 60, 8640 Rapperswil-Jona), we make every effort to protect the databases from unauthorized access, loss, misuse and forgery.
Below is a detailed explanation of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified.
1. data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by us as the website operator. You can find their contact details and the specific contact person in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form or an event registration.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems or those of third parties when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior, as well as to process your contact or project inquiries and event registration.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, legal recourse in accordance with the relevant legal basis is of course open to you at any time.
Are third-party analysis tools and tools used on the website?
When visiting our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to such analyses or prevent them by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found below.
2. General information and rights of data subjects
Protection of personal data
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal message by e-mail (datenschutz[at]hightechzentrum.ch). The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Legal recourse in the event of data protection violations
If you feel that your privacy or otherwise with respect to your personal data has been violated as a result of data processing operations on our part, you may contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. We take such reports seriously and are always interested in finding amicable solutions.
You are, of course, free to take legal action in accordance with the specifically applicable legal provisions.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
Operation of the website by third parties (hosting)
Our hosting provider Hostpoint AG, Neue Jonastrasse 60, 8640 Rapperswil-Jona is responsible for the provision, operation and technical support. Insofar as data is transferred, stored and processed, this is done in accordance with the instructions of Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG and within the framework of order processing.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries sent to us as the site operator via the contact form. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
3. data collection on our website
Our website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make the offer on our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Depending on the provider of your web browser, you can find the necessary information under the following links:
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoft-edge/cookies-in-microsoft-edge-l%C3%B6schen-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested may be stored. We, as the website operator, have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based exclusively on your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time. To do so, simply send us a message by e-mail (datenschutz[at]hightechzentrum.ch). The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it or revoke your consent to store it.
Registration for events
For registration to Hightech Zentrum Aargau's own events, a registration form is provided on the website. Your data from the registration form will be stored by us for the purpose of processing and the communication flow for the registered event.
For important changes, such as program adjustments or cancellation of the event, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
For this purpose, we use the marketing automation and e-mail marketing platform "Evalanche" of SC-Networks GmbH, Enzianstr. 2, 82319 Starnberg, Germany, see point 6. newsletter.
The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so, simply send us a message by e-mail (datenschutz[at]hightechzentrum.ch). The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
Processing of data
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that it is necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use our services.
4. analysis tools
Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing agreement with Google and implement the most stringent international requirements when using Google Analytics.
Google Analytics 4 and Google Tag Manager
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics 4. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With its European headquarters Google Ireland Limited, located in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is the data protection controller within the European Union.
Google Analytics 4 uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is done lawfully. As website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to further optimize the website.
The "Google Analytics 4" tool is integrated on this website with the "Google Tag Manager" (GTM). The GTM is a tool that makes it possible to integrate various tools and scripts on a website and manage them centrally. The GTM itself does not collect any personal data, but only the tools used by the GTM, such as Google Analytics 4 in the case of this website.
In Google Analytics 4, the anonymization of IP addresses is activated by default. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. 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 at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website:
Disable Google Analytics
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party website providers. This data cannot be assigned to any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item "Objection to data collection".
5. social media plugins and tools
Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG operates various company profiles on social media platforms such as, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter/X. If you do not want the aforementioned social media platforms to directly assign data collected via our website to your profile on the respective service, you must log out of the corresponding service before visiting our website.
Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG has the following social media presences:
Further information on the providers used:
Functions of the LinkedIn service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Community, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" ("Like") on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The data controller for persons living outside the United States is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest on our part.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information.
For sending our newsletter, we use the marketing automation and e-mail marketing platform "Evalanche" of SC-Networks GmbH, Enzianstr. 2, 82319 Starnberg.
In addition to cookies, Evalanche also uses so-called tracking pixels, which is a miniature graphic and determines whether a newsletter has been opened or not. In the context of such a retrieval, further technical information such as information about the web browser, your system, the terminal device used, mail clients and also your IP address, as well as the time of the retrieval are collected. This also includes which links are clicked and whether the newsletter delivery was successful.
This information is used for the technical improvement of our services, e.g. for a target group-specific newsletter dispatch.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the newsletter (including your IP address) is read and sent to a server in Germany.
You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time. You can find the unsubscribe for this under the link in the newsletter or in the unsubscribe form on our website.
We take great care in compiling the information contained on these web pages. HTZ does not guarantee the correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness of the information. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.
The visit of the HTZ web pages, the use of the information contained therein as well as the use of offers listed therein is at your own risk and responsibility. Liability is also excluded for Internet failures of any kind (e.g. interruption of operation, malfunctions, viruses, harmful components, terrorist acts.... etc.), misuse by third parties (viewing of data, copies etc.) as well as loss of programs or other data in your information systems. This also applies if the possibility of such damages is pointed out on the HTZ web pages.
Some links on the HTZ websites lead to third-party websites. These are no longer under the control of HTZ. HTZ therefore accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy, completeness and legality of the content and links to other websites contained therein, or for any offers, products and (services) provided therein. This also applies if these websites contain the HTZ logo or another protected designation. Access to and use of linked websites is at the user's own risk.
Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
Any disputes between you as a visitor and user of the HTZ web pages and clicks, which arise from the operation or visit of the HTZ web pages, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts having jurisdiction over the registered office of HTZ. Swiss law is exclusively applicable.
The copyrights and all other rights to the content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG or specifically named rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holders must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any elements. Linking to these pages and quoting from them is permitted provided the source is acknowledged ("Source/Copyright: Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG /www.hightechzentrum.ch).
Last update: August 2023