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, Purposes and Retention

1.1. General 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. Cookies

On our web pages we use cookies. These are small text files that are stored on the User’s device. Cookies record how our website is used and enable us to analyze, manage, develop and improve our services.

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. Disabling or disabling such features may limit or exclude your use of our website.

1.5. Google Analytics

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by 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 collection 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

1.6. 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 the information that 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.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective social network as well as the respective rights and options for the protection of the privacy of the User are governed by the privacy policy of the respective social network.

1.7. Newsletter

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 may not be used by this provider for purposes other than sending e-mails on behalf of us.

For more information about the Mailchimp privacy policy, please visit: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

1.8. 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 you via online form are processed for being able to personally address you, 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 your express consent.

1.9. 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. Applicable is always the published version of this Privacy Notice.

5. Contact

Please direct any questions to hello@wemakeit.com or to:

wemakeit GmbH, Schöneggstrasse 5, CH-8004 Zürich

Current version: March 2018