The Association GAIA Chamber Music Festival processes personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations (in particular the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). The personal data of users will only be processed if legal permission has been granted, i.e. in particular if the data processing is necessary or legally required for the provision of our contractual services (e.g. buying concert tickets) as well as online services (i.e. newsletter).
Persons under the age of 18 should not submit personal data to GAIA without the consent of their parents or guardians. GAIA does not request personal data from minors.GAIA does not knowingly collect such information or share it with third parties.
2. Data processing as a result of our services
The Association GAIA Chamber Music Festival produces the GAIA Music Festival, therefore it processes personal data of people and legal entities who are affiliated with this festival. GAIA processes personal data (e.g. names, addresses) for the purpos e of fulfilling obligations and providing services (for example: selling concert tickets) according to Article 6 para 1 b. GDPR and/or according to Article 4 para 3 b. GDPR and/or Article 13 para 2 DSG.
3. Cookies & audience measurement, third party providers
Cookies are information that is transferred from our web server or web servers of third parties to the web browsers of users and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.
If users do not want cookies stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional limitations of www.gaia-festival.com.
Below you will find an overview of Third-Party Providers and their content, together with links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of data and some of the aforementioned possibilities for objection (so-called opt-out):
The personal data of subscribers to our newsletter will be used exclusively for the delivery of the newsletter, as described in the registration. An email address only is required to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscriptions as well as changes to the newsletter subscription are logged and can therefore be tracked.
Newsletter content Newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications are sent out with promotional information about GAIA’s activities.
The newsletters are sent using MailChimp, a newsletter mailing platform of US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The email addresses of our newsletter recipients and any other data provided by the users are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, by its own account, MailChimp may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, for example to technically optimise the sending and presentation of newsletters, or for economic purposes. However, MailChimp does not use the individual data of our newsletter recipients to contact them and does not pass them on to third parties. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and is therefore obliged to comply with EU data protection regulations (https://www.privacyshield.gov).
Users can cancel their subscription to our newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw their consent. Their consent to its dispatch by the mailing service provider and to statistical analyses expires at the same time. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.
5. Right of access, right to rectification and right to block
Every user has the right of disclosure, the right to rectification or erasure, the right to limited data processing and the right to object to our data processing as well as the right to release certain personal data for the purpose of transfer to another body ("data portability"). The responsible authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (https://www.edoeb.admin.ch).
The data stored with us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose, provided the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. Unless user data are deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to user data that must be stored for reasons of commercial or tax law.