Data protection

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Copyright and trademark rights
The entire content of the appenzellerland.ch website is protected by copyright. All rights are owned by Appenzellerland Tourism or third parties. The elements contained on the appenzellerland.ch website are freely accessible for browsing purposes only. The duplication of any material, or parts thereof, in written or electronic form is only permitted when appenzellerland.ch is clearly mentioned. The reproduction, transfer, modification, linking, or use of the appenzellerland.ch website for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of Appenzellerland Tourism. The various names and logos appearing on the appenzellerland.ch are, as a rule, registered and protected trademarks. No part of the appenzellerland.ch website is designed in such a way as to grant a licence or right to use an image, registered trademark or logo. Downloading or copying the appenzellerland.ch website, or parts thereof, confers no rights whatsoever with regard to software or elements of the appenzellerland.ch website, with the exception of rights belonging to third parties.

No warranty
Although Appenzellerland Tourism has made every effort to ensure the reliability of the information contained on the appenzellerland.ch website at the time of its publication, neither Appenzellerland Tourism nor its contractual partners can offer an explicit or implicit assurance or warranty (including to third parties) with regard to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained on the appenzellerland.ch website. Opinions and other information contained on the appenzellerland.ch website may be changed at any time without prior notice. Appenzellerland Tourism assumes no responsibility and offers no guarantee that functions on the appenzellerland.ch website will not be interrupted, or that the appenzellerland.ch website or the relevant server is free from viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation of liability
Insofar as a contractual agreement exists between Appenzellerland Tourism and the users of the appenzellerland.ch website or any other service provided by Appenzellerland Tourism, Appenzellerland Tourism is liable only for gross negligence or wilful damage. Appenzellerland Tourism declines all liability for damages caused by a contractor. Appenzellerland Tourism is not liable for loss of profits, loss of data or any other direct, indirect or secondary damage suffered as a result of accessing elements of the appenzellerland.ch website or the use thereof, or a consequence of failure to access the website or the use thereof, or links to other website, or as a result of any kind of technical disruption.

Links to other websites
The appenzellerland.ch website contains links to websites operated by third parties which may be of interest to users. By clicking on these links, you may leave the appenzellerland.ch website, or partial content from a third-party website may be displayed within the context of the appenzellerland.ch website. Appenzellerland Tourism has not carried out any inspections whatsoever of third-party controlled websites connected to the appenzellerland.ch website via links, and is in no way responsible or liable for the content or effective operation of third-party websites. This applies regardless of whether you leave the appenzellerland.ch website by activating a link, or whether content from a third-party website is displayed within the context of the appenzellerland.ch website, even if it is not immediately obvious that the content stems from a third-party website. Establishing a link or consulting a third-party website is done at the sole risk and peril of the user.

Data protection
Appenzellerland Tourism attaches great importance to data protection. As a visitor to the appenzellerland.ch or STNet.ch websites, you decide which personal details you are willing to disclose to us. We would like to inform you, however, that through your visit to our website and your reading of the newsletter, we automatically gain access to information that enables us to discern how visitors use our website and newsletter, and which information and offers they find of most interest. When you register yourself or use our websites to make reservations or request information material or other services, we require personal information from you, such as your name and address. In the event that such services are provided by a third party, we will pass on your personal information to the relevant service provider; the act of giving us your personal information authorises us to do so. In every other respect, we will treat your personal details with great care and process them ourselves or through a third party in an anonymous format. Such a third party may be located outside of Switzerland. Other than using it to provide you with the services you request, we, or a third party, carry out data processing expressly for the purpose of providing our customers with personalised information focussed on meeting their interests and needs, and for our own marketing and statistical purposes and those of tourism service providers in Switzerland. Data processing is intended to enable us to design our website and our range of services to meet the needs of the user. Data processing is also specifically used for market analysis and to determine the level of interest in the wide range of tourism services available throughout Switzerland, resulting in feedback which helps us design our tourism services to best satisfy existing needs and which will be used to influence the Swiss tourism industry. Any other use of your personal details, in particular selling them to a third party, is expressly excluded.

Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies
Cookies are small data files that can be sent from a website to your browser in order to better assist you when you use database-supported systems. However, you can set your browser in such a way so that it alerts you when you receive a cookie, or automatically declines it. In this way, you can decide for yourself whether you wish to accept it or not. If you choose to decline cookies, however, you will be prevented from registering a personal account on the appenzellerland.ch website and from making online hotel reservations.

Delivery of our e-newsletter and emails

Appenzellerland Tourism sends out newsletters containing additional information, e.g. about updated websites or special offers, by email. In the event that you register for this service, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that emails are usually delivered in a non-encrypted form, which, among other things, can run the risk that data is intercepted and read by a third party.

Opt out policy
You may unsubscribe from the appenzellerland.ch newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains a direct link that will cancel your subscription easily and automatically. Should you have any questions or comments concerning our legal disclaimer or data protection policy, please contact us at info@appenzellerland.ch.