For using our website.

Thank you for using our website! Here you will find information about which personal data we collect, how we handle this data and what decision-making options you have as a user. The GENO INVEST SUISSE cooperative is responsible for data processing. Hereinafter referred to as GIS, but also "we" and "us".
Contact / responsible body
Unless otherwise stated in this data protection notice, the responsible body for data processing is the GENO INVEST SUISSE cooperative.
If you would like to get in touch with us, you can reach us as follows:
GENO INVEST SUISSE, Churerstrasse 35, CH 8808 Pfäffikon
We are at your disposal for information and suggestions on the subject of data protection.
Collection, processing and use of personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g. name, address, telephone number, date of birth or e-mail address).
When we process personal data, this means that we process this data e.g. B. collect, store, use, transmit to others, or delete.
GIS collects and processes your personal data only in the following cases:
When you visit our website.
When you contact us directly.
What data GIS collects in detail can be found in the following explanations.
What data does GIS collect from its contractual partners to fulfill the contractual relationship?
In order for GIS to provide the services, it is necessary to process the personal data described below, which the user provides, among other things, as part of the recording process.
Admission as a comrade
In this process, the applicant provides certain minimum information, without which admission to the cooperative cannot be completed. These dates are:
Name first Name
Date of birth
company name
phone number
email address
Payment and billing information
Furthermore, GIS requires further information from its members in order to provide its services:
The signed subscription form.
In addition, applies
GIS does not store any data when we communicate with our comrades.
GIS does not store data when our comrades communicate with each other.
What data does GIS collect when using the GIS website?
Each time the GIS website is accessed, the usage data of the respective website visitor - unless otherwise indicated below, even if they are not GIS comrades - is transmitted by the respective Internet browser and stored in log files, so-called server log files. These dates are:
Information about the browser type and the Internet service provider of the user as well as the operating system used (e.g. Windows 7, Apple OS, etc.)
IP address (Internet Protocol address) of the accessing computer, tablet or smartphone (the IP address is also compared with a geo-database and the origin or the country, state and city of the user is determined.
Name of the retrieved page
Date and time of retrieval
the referrer URL (origin URL) from which the user came to the accessed page
Amount of data transferred
Status message about whether the retrieval was successful
session identification number
Session participant pseudonym
Screen resolution used
In the so-called login data records, the user ID is also saved on the GIS website every time the GIS member logs into the network.
In addition to the aforementioned data, when you use the GIS website, cookies or pseudonymous IDs (such as user ID, ad ID) are stored on your end device during or after your visit to our online offering.
processing purposes
GIS processes the personal data of its users for the following purposes:
To fulfill the services for our comrades. (The legal basis for data collection is the fulfillment of the contractual relationship concluded with you as a member. The legal basis for the processing of special categories of data is your consent.)
To prevent and defend against abuse. GIS collects, processes and uses personal data and geodata related to your application for membership in our cooperative for an automated check of whether there are indications or data of misuse of the GIS service. The data is stored in a database and compared with empirical values. If the automated processing reveals a suspicion of misuse, a GIS employee will check the requirements for membership with us. GIS also makes it possible for its comrades to report abuse.
Furthermore, GIS uses the voluntary specification of the cell phone number to carry out a cell phone-based identity comparison as part of a so-called ID check. (The legal basis is the legitimate interest of GIS and the GIS comrades that the GIS service is not misused for contractual and / or illegal actions of third parties. We also comply with our legal obligation in the area of ​​​​data security, system security and the detection and to ensure tracking of unauthorized access attempts or access.)
To ensure your remuneration obligations from the contractual relationship in the event of default. If you do not pay open invoices / partial payments despite repeated reminders, we will transmit the data required to carry out a collection procedure to a collection service provider for the purpose of fiduciary collection. (In addition to the fulfillment of the contractual relationship, the legal basis is also the legitimate interest of GIS in the payment of the contractually agreed remuneration and the cooperative share.)
For the protection and defense of our rights and the fulfillment of legal obligations. (The legal basis is the legal obligation that applies to us and our legitimate interest in asserting and defending our rights.)
For self-promotion through advertising e-mails, newsletters and individualized guides (exclusively GIS products). (The legal basis is the legitimate interest of GIS in direct marketing for its own products. In some cases, the legal basis is also your consent.)
The processing purpose and the legal basis for the processing of personal data using "cookies" and other tracking technologies when using the GIS website can be found below.
disclosure of data to third parties; service provider
Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties by GIS if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or if you have given your consent. If personal data is transmitted to third parties on the basis of a legitimate interest, we explain our legitimate interest in this privacy policy.
In addition, personal data can be transmitted to third parties if GIS is obliged to do so by law or by an enforceable official or court order.
How do we protect your data?
GIS employs various security measures such as state-of-the-art encryption and authentication tools to protect the security, integrity and availability of its customers' personal data. In particular, these are the following measures: Strict criteria for authorization to access your data and random 2-factor authentication,
storage of confidential data in encrypted form,
Firewall protection of IT systems to protect against unauthorized access,
Permanent monitoring of access to IT systems to identify and prevent misuse of personal data.
Duration of storage; retention requirements
We store your data for as long as this is necessary to fulfill our obligations from the contract with our members and the associated services or we have a legitimate interest in further storage. In all other cases, we delete your personal data with the exception of data that we must continue to store to fulfill contractual or legal (e.g. tax or commercial law) retention periods (e.g. invoices).
Cookies & tracking
In addition to the processing of personal data mentioned in the data protection information, cookies and other tracking technologies are stored on your end device during or after your visit to GIS.
Cookies are small text files that are sent when you visit a website and are stored in the user's browser. If the corresponding website is called up again, the user's browser sends back the content of the cookies and thus enables the user to be recognized.
Certain cookies are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies), others are stored in the user's browser for a specified period of time or permanently and then delete themselves automatically (so-called temporary or permanent cookies).
Which cookies does GIS use in general?
Depending on their function and purpose, cookies are divided into different categories by GIS.
"Necessary" cookies
Certain cookies are required so that we can provide our online offer in a secure and user-friendly manner. This category includes B.
Cookies that serve to identify or authenticate our customers, as well as cookies in connection with a secure authentication process (Secure Authentication Process),
Cookies to ensure the security of SF's information technology systems, anti-abuse cookies,
Cookies that temporarily store certain user inputs;
Cookies that store certain user preferences.
These cookies enable you to move around our website safely and to use the functions as desired. Without these cookies, essential GIS services could not be provided. We only use these cookies when you visit our website. They are usually deleted after you close your browser. In addition, these cookies are used to call up the optimized website display when accessing with a mobile device, so that your data volume is not used up unnecessarily.
The legal basis is the legitimate interest of GIS and the GIS comrades that the GIS service can be used safely and easily and the quality of our website and the content is constantly improved.
No consent is required for the use of "necessary" cookies. They cannot be deactivated.
"Functional" cookies
"Functional" cookies enable us to record the usage behavior (e.g. clicked advertising banners, visited subpages, search queries made) of our users. We collect information about how GIS customers and users interact with our website. In this way, we recognize which pages have been visited and can get a complete picture of the user activities on our website.
This category includes B.
cookies to develop and improve products,
Market research cookies to gain insights into audiences,
Cookies to create personalized content profiles,
cookies to select personalized content,
Cookies to measure content performance.
The purpose of using "functional" cookies is to improve the performance of the website and to tailor the GIS website to the needs of users in order to make GIS more user-friendly. We also need statistical information about the use of our online offer and therefore carry out range measurements, which we evaluate in statistical form and thus obtain values ​​that are comparable across the market. In this context, we create usage profiles with the help of cookies or by evaluating the log files. As a rule, we either do not use the IP addresses of the users at all or shorten them immediately after collection. "Functional" cookies can also be used to ensure useful functions. This is how we store information (such as usernames and language choices) that is unique to you. Or we use cookies to enable features you want. Such cookies are only used if the corresponding function has been activated or requested by you.
Since we want to offer you a website that is designed for optimal user-friendliness, "functional cookies" are usually activated as soon as you visit our website. However, you can deactivate these cookies at any time - either via the buttons provided or via the settings in your browser. Data collected using "Functional" cookies cannot be used to personally identify you or track your activity on other websites.
The legal basis for the use of "functional" cookies is, on the one hand, GIS's legitimate interest in gaining insight into the market value of the GIS website in direct comparison with third-party websites. The legitimate interest also results from the economic usability of the findings resulting from the range measurement. On the other hand, the legal basis is your consent. This applies, for example, to the formation of user categories, which are the basis for an interest-based alignment of advertising material or advertising measures.
"Marketing" cookies. We also use cookies for advertising purposes ("marketing" cookies). We use the user behavior profiles created with the help of these cookies (e.g. advertising banners clicked, subpages visited, search queries made) to show you advertising or offers that are tailored to your interests ("interest-based advertising").
This category includes B. advertising banners clicked, subpages visited) as a whole and not limited to our online offer. We also pass on tracking data to third parties (e.g. Google and Microsoft) to measure the success of these advertising campaigns (so-called conversion tracking). Finally, “marketing” cookies enable us to evaluate log files and use them to create usage profiles.
The respective provider is responsible for the processing of data in connection with the tools, unless we have stated otherwise. The providers of the tools may also pass on information to third parties for the purposes mentioned above. The tools either do not process users' IP addresses at all or abbreviate them immediately after collection.
Appendix: Technical information cookies
Internet explorer:
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Google Chrome:
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Google Ads
GIS uses the online advertising program “Google Ads”, an analysis service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). We use the following functions as part of Google Ads:
Google Ads conversion tracking (visit action evaluation). This function can be used to determine whether you have clicked on a GIS ad placed by Google. The information is used to create conversion statistics for GIS. This allows us to see whether you have responded to our offer.
The Google Ads remarketing feature. Using this function, GIS can address visitors to the GIS website in a targeted manner with advertising on other platforms by placing personalized, interest-based advertisements for visitors to GIS when they visit other offers in the Google Display Network or use the Google search function or a use partners.
The Google Ads Similar Audiences. This feature allows GIS to expand our targeting by targeting ads to users who have similar interests to those who already use or plan to use our website. Our interest is to reach these users who are not directly looking for our products or services, but who can interact with our advertisements based on their interests.
Further information on Google Ads and Google's data protection declaration can be found here (
Pfaeffikon 03/17/2022