Data Protection

We at Flossbach von Storch AG Zurich are glad that you have chosen to visit this website and that you have expressed an interest in our company. We would like you to feel safe when visiting our website. This is why protecting your personal data is a high priority for us.

Collecting and processing personal information

Your data is collected and processed by Flossbach von Storch AG Cologne, Germany, and is protected in accordance with statutory requirements.  This data is then made available to Flossbach von Storch AG, Zurich. Every time the website is accessed and a file stored on the website is retrieved, we log this information for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is logged: name of the retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, volume of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain. The IP address of the requesting computer is also logged in anonymised form.

Additional personal information is only collected if you give this information voluntarily, for example as part of a query or during registration.

Data security

Flossbach von Storch AG Cologne takes technical and organisational security measures to protect data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure. The security measures are continuously improved as technology changes.

Use of cookies

Some of our webpages use cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer.

Most of the cookies we use are called session cookies and are automatically deleted when your visit ends. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit us again.

You can change your browser settings to be informed when cookies are stored and to accept cookies on a case-by-case basis, reject cookies in general or in specific cases, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when your browser is closed. Deactivating cookies could limit the functionality of this website.

Click here to disable all tracking cookies on our website. Instead, a secure cookie will be set which suppresses all tracking. Please note that if cookies are deleted, or your browser settings are changed, tracking will be activated again and you will have to reset the secure cookie by clicking on the link.

Information on the Google web analytics service

Data protection for the use of Google Analytics

This website relies on functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The service’s supplier is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website saved by the cookie is transferred to a Google server in the US and then saved on that server. More information regarding how Google Analytics uses your information can be found in Google’s data protection statement:

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the saving of cookies by activating the relevant preference in your browser software; we would like to inform you, however, that in this case, not all of the functions of the website will be available. You may also prevent the transfer of the cookie and the information contained within it (this includes your IP address) to Google by clicking on the following link and downloading the browser plug-in:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google by clicking on the following link. An “opt-out” cookie is created which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to the website: Click here to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics.

Data processing

Flossbach von Storch AG Cologne has entered into an agreement with Google regarding data processing and, as a result, has implemented the strict standards enshrined in German data protection law in the use of Google Analytics.

Rendering the IP address anonymous

The “activate an anonymous IP address” function is used on this website for the collection and processing of data. This function shortens the IP address you have from Google within the member states of the EU or the members of the European Economic Area (EEA). Only under exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. On behalf of the website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about the website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and internet. The IP address that Google Analytics receives will not be combined with other user data that Google has.

Right to information and public procedure register

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates in Article 8 of 19 June 1992 (data as of 1 January 2014) that you have the right to obtain information at any time without charge about your personal data stored by Flossbach von Storch AG Cologne. Accordingly, we will inform you, upon written request, whether and which personal data about you is stored by us.

Public procedure register for Flossbach von Storch AG

In order to give you the opportunity to acquire an initial overview, we shall present the key information below in a compressed and summarised form. Upon request, we shall gladly inform you as to whether or not we have stored data about you, which automatic processing method was used and which data is stored.

1. Intended purpose of data processing

Data processing is carried out in accordance with the BDSG, but in particular
(a) to fulfil statutory obligations which Flossbach von Storch AG is subject to, and
(b) for the execution of a contract to which the data subject is involved, or for the execution of pre-contractual measures taken at their request.

2. Recipients or categories of recipient to whom the data might be disclosed

These include public bodies with priority legal regulations or third parties in the customer order or for the settlement / fulfillment of the obligations listed in point 1.

3. Time limit for the retention of data

The legal obligation to retain data and time limits are complied with, and the data is deleted upon expiry of the time limit. Where no such retention periods apply, the relevant data will be deleted once the objectives specified in point 1 cease to exist.

4. Contact

Flossbach von Storch AG
Fraumünsterstr. 21
8001 Zurich


(As at: May 2018)