The websites https://wemakeit.com, https://wemakeit.ch, https://wemadeit.ch, https://blog.wemakeit.ch, https://wemakeit.net, https://blog.wemakeit.net or https://blog.wemakeit.com (hereinafter collectively wemakeit.com or the «website») are run by Wemakeit.ch GmbH (hereinafter «wemakeit»). On the website wemakeit.com, individuals and companies may present or financially support projects.
This Privacy Notice governs the processing of personal data of visitors, project owners and project backers (hereinafter collectively «Users») of the websites of wemakeit. Users agree to this Privacy Notice by using the website. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully before you use the website wemakeit.
Data protection and data security are a top priority for us. We adhere strictly to the applicable data protection laws in Switzerland. We protect all data using the highest confidentiality and security standards. We deploy technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data adequately against unauthorized access, manipulation, loss and destruction and review these measures on a regular basis
wemakeit.com websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third party websites, products, and services. Information collected by third parties, which may include location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy notices of such third parties. This Privacy Notice does not apply to websites of third party providers which can be accessed through our website. We have no influence on how these companies comply with data protection requirements.
1. Data Processing
The term «data processing» includes all steps in the handling of personal data from the collection to storage and use to deletion. We process personal data of the Users of wemakeit.com in connection with different processes for different purposes. For details on data, purposes, legal bases, possible disclosure and recipients, please refer to the following.
1.2. Data we process
In connection with the use of individual website and mobile website services, wemakeit and / or its service providers (system, hosting, distribution partners) collect and process the following data:
- (a) The contact details (master data) of you as a project owner or project backer that you provide at registration including, as a minimum, first name, surname, gender, e-mail address, as well as information about the means of payment.
- (b) Technical usage data, including information about the date and time of the website visit, the pages visited, IP address, device ID and type, language settings, information on data usage and storage, content uploaded to wemakeit.com, information of the operating system and browser used by the User’s device.
1.3. Purposes of the Processing
wemakeit will process personal information for the following purposes:
- (a) For the execution of the contract, in particular the provision of the crowdfunding services on wemakeit;
- (b) To provide information on projects (newsletter, news by e-mail), unless the User declines to receive such information;
- (c) To analyze the technical usage data on an anonymous and aggregated basis for the ongoing optimization of the wemakeit.com.
1.4. Disclosure to Third Parties
- (a) We generally do not disclose your data to third parties and do not make such data available to them.
- (b) Your data or contact information will be disclose to third parties only if such data is public, or if disclosure is necessary in relation to the use or deployment of our services or if data must be disclosed to adhere to legal obligations or regulatory requirements or if it is permitted by law.
- (c) Furthermore, we use third party software to distribute our newsletter and you hereby accept that your data can also be stored at this third party for the purpose of distributing such newsletters.
1.5. Storage of Personal Data
Applicable retention period runs as follows:
- (a) Master data: until you delete your profile, at the earliest 12 months after the last successful login on wemakeit.ch.
- (b) Payment details: 12 months after conclusion of the project or of the contract on the purchase of a service.
- (c) Technical usage data: until you delete your profile.
Users can use personal browser settings to decide whether to accept or disable cookies or other tracking technologies, or to warn them against the use of these technologies. For more information, please use the help-function of your browser. Blocking or disabling such features may limit or exclude your use of our website.
1.7. Google Analytics
On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter «Google»). Cookies are saved on the Users’ computers which allow an analysis of the Users’ use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of the public part of our website is, as a rule, transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use the service on our website with activated IP anonymization. This means that on our website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and therefore anonymised. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet to us as operator of the website.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
In addition, the transmission of data generated by the cookies and related to the use of the website (including the IP address of the User) to Google and the processing of this data by Google can be prevented by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
On our website (public parts only) we use the web analytics tool Hotjar in order to better understand the needs of our users and to optimize the site’s offers. It provides us with insights into our users’ experiences (such as how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click, what they like and don’t like etc.).
In the process of this, cookies are stored on the users’ computers in order to collect data on user behavior and their terminal devices. In particular, the devices’ IP addresses (anonymized collection and storing), screen size, type of device (Unique Device Identifiers), data on the preferred browser, location (country only) and on the preferred website language are collected. It is also possible to collect data on the use of computer mouse and keyboard, date and time of the visit and on the pages visited.
The data on the visit of our website (public parts only) produced by the cookies are stored by Hotjar on the servers of Amazon Web Services in Ireland. To store the data, Hotjar anonymizes it. The data is used neither by Hotjar nor by us to identify individual users or to merge this data with other data on individual users. Find more information on Hotjar’s data protection declaration here.
On our behalf, Hotjar uses the data to analyze your visit on the website, to compile reports on the website activities and in order to provide further services related to website and internet use to us as the website operator.
You may oppose storage of a user profile and of data on your visit on our website by Hotjar as well as the planting of Hotjar Tracking Cookies on other websites by clicking on this Opt Out Link.
1.9. Social Plugins
wemakeit uses social plugins («plugins») from various social networks.
When you visit a web page containing plugins, the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network. The contents of the plugins are transmitted from the respective social network directly to the browser and integrated by the latter into the website. By integrating the plugins, the social network receives information as to how the device used by the User has accessed the website.
If you are logged in to the respective social network, your visit of our website will be assigned to your account on the respective social network. If you interact with the plugins, for example, by using the Facebook «Like» button or make a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to the respective social network and stored there.
Please note that we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or of the use of these by the respective social network.
After you have provided us with their email address, we will send you news on our company, services and products from time to time.
We use Mailchimp to send and analyze the opening and clicking rates of the newsletter, as well as application emails (for example confirming a registration). Mailchimp is provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave, NE Suite 5000 Atlanta, GA 30308 USA.
The data (e-mail address, if necessary name, IP address, date and time of your log-in) are stored on servers of this provider. However, personal data cannot be used by this provider for purposes other than sending e-mails on behalf of us.
1.11. Contact form
At wemakeit.com, Users have the possibility to contact us via a contact form. To this end, it is necessary that the Users submit their personal data to us.
The personal data provided by the User via the online form is processed to address Users personally, and for forwarding to the correct contact person, as well as for processing and responding to the request. Any further processing will only take place with Users’ express consent.
1.12. Forum, Blog, Chats
On our website you can participate in interactive forums, chats and weblogs (blogs). Please note that any information you provide in these areas is publicly available and can be re-edited by wemakeit.
2. Rights of the data subjects
As a data subject, you can make use of the following rights. To claim these rights, please contact us at the below stated address and provide us with appropriate identification.
2.1. Access and Information
You have a right to request access to personal data processed by us. We will provide prompt information about the data processed, including available details of the origin of the data, the purpose as well as the categories of processed personal data, those involved in the collection and the recipients of the data and further information as required by applicable law.
2.2. Correction and Deletion
Users have the right to have personal data concerning him or her rectified.
Upon request, all personal data of a User shall be deleted, unless such deletion is not possible due to a legal or contractual duty of retention. Anonymized data of members will continue to be held in our database and processed for statistical and analytical purposes.
3. Security Notice
We cannot guarantee confidentiality for transmissions by electronic means (e.g. by email). The internet, websites and the electronic transmission of data are considered fundamentally insecure with regard to confidentiality and data security. Unauthorised third parties may be able to access information that is exchanged through the above channels, and data can be damaged or changed in content. We assume no liability for the security of data transmitted electronically.
4. Privacy Notice
By using wemakeit.com, you agree to the processing of personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Notice at any time. The current public version of this Privacy Notice, as amended from time to time, applies.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
wemakeit GmbH, Gasometerstrasse 9, CH-8005 Zürich
Current version: February 15th 2021