Data protection

Information on the use of your data
Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the provisions of federal data protection legislation (Data Protection Act - DPA), everyone has the right to the protection of their privacy as well as to the protection from misuse of their personal data. We comply with these provisions. Personal data are treated in strict confidence and will be neither sold nor forwarded to third parties.
We work closely with our hosting providers to ensure that databases have the highest possible level of protection against external access, loss, misuse and falsification.
The servers are located in secure certified computing centres in Switzerland. The connection to the servers is by means of 256-bit SSL encryption (identifiable by the URL, which begins with «https»).
The following data will be saved in log files when our websites are accessed:

  • IP address
  • Date, time of the server request
  • Operating system of your computer
  • Your browser (type, version and language)
  • Referrer URL

These user data form the basis for anonymous statistical analyses which help us to identify trends and thus improve our products and services accordingly.

Making contact
The details of any user who makes contact with us (by contact form or email) will be processed for the purpose of processing and handling the request. User details are saved in our content management system (CMS system).

Right of access, rectification and objection
Whenever we process your personal data, we make every effort to take appropriate measures to ensure that they are correct and up-to-date for the purposes for which they have been recorded. We give you the opportunity to object to the processing of your personal data if there is no legitimate business purpose for such processing under the terms of this Data Privacy Statement or applicable law. In the case of electronic direct marketing, we give you the opportunity to decline any further marketing materials or to give your express consent to receiving such materials if this is required by law. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding the use of your personal data or would like to object to the processing of your personal data, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to get in touch with us, please state the name of the website on which you entered the data and specify which data you would like us to rectify, update or erase for you. Please attach proof of identification. Requests for the erasure of personal data are subject to any legal and ethical reporting, archiving and retention obligations that apply to us.

Cookies are used on our websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies from Rudolf Märkle Properties fulfil many different purposes. For example, they help you to navigate efficiently from page to page, save your preferred settings and generally improve your experience of visiting our website.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears when you receive a new cookie. You will find details on the following pages of how you can configure the processing of cookies on modern browsers:

You may object to the use of cookies for the purposes of reach measurement and advertising by visiting the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative ( and the US website ( or the European website ( .
If cookies are deactivated, you may be unable to use the full functionality of our websites.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information created by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you enable the IP address anonymity function on this website, however, then your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union and in other signatories to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with other Google data. You can prevent the storing of cookies on your computer by making the corresponding settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that if you do so you may not be able to make full use of all functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording the data relating to your use of the website that is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the following link: The current link is
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Additional embedding of third-party services and content
In order to analyse and optimise our online service and operate it cost-effectively, we use content or services from third-party providers on our web pages in order to embed their content and services, e.g. videos and fonts. This always requires the third-party providers of this content to use the IP address of users as they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is thus necessary to display this content. We will strive only to use content from providers who supply content solely through the IP address.

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