Data protection

We take the protection of your data serious!


The SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION takes the protection of personal data seriously. On this page we inform you as a user of our website which personal data is stored and how it is used. SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION does not sell, exchange or otherwise make unauthorised use of personal data and information. We ensure that your personal data is not passed on to other companies or organisations without authorisation. By submitting your information and using this website, you accept the privacy policy and agree to the terms described therein.

Below you will find information regarding personal data SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION collects and how the data is processed or used.


Collection and processing of personal data

You do not have to provide SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION with any personal information to inform yourself about our website. However, if you wish to make use of certain services, certain details are required to process your request.
This personal data includes:

  • Title
  • First Name/Last Name

  • Street address

  • Telephone number

  • E - mail

  • Language preferences

  • Interests, e.g. canyoning, bungy jumping

By registering or ordering the respective services, you agree that SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION may collect, process and use your personal data for the purposes stated in each case. The information you provide to us will only be used for the purposes you have requested.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION works together with external service providers to whom personal data may be transferred for this purpose. These service providers are contractually bound by SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION and may only use personal data they receive in this context for the agreed purposes.
SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION currently uses the following services:

  • SalsaLabs: 

Database for storing, grouping and managing contacts (CRM), sending e-mails

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  • LimeSurvey:

Application for the creation of online surveys, evaluation of the surveys

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  • Google Analytics:

Tracking tool of the US-American company Google LLC, which serves the data traffic analysis of websites (web analysis). The following data can be collected via Google Analytics: 
Most clicked areas, session duration, bounce rate, ordering & creating accounts, viewing contact details & ratings, playing media, updating the page, adding to favorites, sharing content in social media, campaign tracking 

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Transmission of personal data to the course instructor and the treasurer

Your data, which are relevant for courses and are recorded during course registration (first name, surname, title, language, telephone number, email, birthday, address, postcode, city and company), will be forwarded to the course instructor of the relevant course (or exam), as well as to the cashier. The instructors use the data for the communication concerning the course itself. The cashier uses the data to issue the corresponding invoice.

Integration of social media

To make the information about SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION easier to disseminate on the net, SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION uses "share buttons", "recommend buttons", "plugins" and "widgets" from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter in some places. If you click on these, a new window opens, via which the respective content or link can be sent directly to these networks. This requires prior login to Facebook or Twitter. Only when you are logged in to Facebook or Twitter will your chosen information be sent to your contacts on Facebook or Twitter according to their privacy settings. For further information about the purpose and scope of the data collected via the integration into the websites of SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION of Facebook and Twitter, please refer to the respective data protection information (Facebook Privacy Policy, Twitter data protection regulations). 

Recording of data

SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION collects general statistical information when you visit our website. These data are used exclusively for statistical analysis such as visitor numbers, page popularity and for purposes of identification and tracking of unauthorized access attempts. SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION also uses external services, in this case Google Analytics.
These evaluations are only accessible to specially authorized employees and are deleted after 38 months. It is not possible to link this and personal data.

Use of cookies

To ensure the optimal functioning of the SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION website and to collect general usage information, the use of cookies is used in some places. These are small text files without personal data, which are temporarily stored on your computer and can be deleted at any time using your browser settings. 

When you first visit our site, you can agree to the use of cookies. If you delete the cookies, you must give your consent again the next time you visit. 

For an optimal service, we use both "Session Cookies" and "Permanent Cookies". Permanent cookies store data that enable you to use our website as comfortably as possible after your current visit. Session cookies, on the other hand, serve to enable you to use our services for your current visit without restriction.

You can deactivate both types of cookies in your browser settings. However, if session cookies are deactivated, we can no longer guarantee the unrestricted use and function of our website.

Liability for external links and copyrights

Registered users may only upload content to which is either not subject to copyright protection, for which they are the owner of the rights or for which the owner of the rights has agreed to the publication. Content that does not meet these criteria will be deleted by us. If any content on our site infringes your copyright, please report it to We will take care of it as soon as possible.
Setting a hyperlink to is allowed and is welcomed by us. 
SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION hereby also declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION has no influence on the contents of the linked page adapted at a later date. The provider of the linked page is liable for incorrect, incomplete and illegal content on its page.

Revocation of consent to the use of data and deletion of data

Consents that you have given us when registering for certain services (e.g. newsletter subscription) can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Personal data that has already been collected will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected. The data will be blocked instead of deleted if there are legal or contractual retention periods to the contrary.
If you wish us to delete your personal data completely, please contact our data protection officer at:

You can unsubscribe from newsletters by clicking on the link in the e-mail or on our unsubscribe page. If you unsubscribe from all newsletters and we no longer have your consent to use your data for other orders, your data will be deleted within 30 days.

Data export

You have the right to receive an export of any personal data we hold about you. Please send an email with the subject "Data Export" to After verification of your person we will export all your personal data within 30 days and send it to you in a secure way. 

Future changes and queries

Due to technical developments on the Internet and developing social and legal practices, it may be necessary to adapt and supplement these data protection notices. The SWISS OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION will inform you about updates at this point.


If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns concerning data protection, please contact us:

Andreas Freimüller,


Hermetschloostrasse 70 / 4.01
8048 Zurich