.legal notes

The legal notices as well as the information and views on the website of Terranimo may be changed at any time without notice.
For questions concerning data protection, please refer to the Data Protection Declaration.

The entire content of the Terranimo website is protected by copyright (all rights reserved). Any further use of this content is permitted for information purposes only. Any reproduction (in electronic, written or other form) or any other use of the content published on the Terranimo website or logos, for any other purpose, in particular public or commercial use, is therefore prohibited without the express consent of BFH or the relevant rights holders.

No liability for content
BFH exercises the utmost care and caution when updating the information it posts on the website Terranimo. The information and views published on the BFH website are subject to change at any time without notice. BFH assumes no liability for the calculations performed and results presented on Terranimo and there is no claim to completeness and correctness.

No guarantee
BFH shall not be held liable and does not guarantee that the functions on the BFH website will not be interrupted or be error-free, that defects will be rectified or that the BFH website or the respective servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Exclusion of liability
Even in the event of negligence on its part, BFH excludes, to the permissible legal extent, liability for any loss or consequential damage resulting from access to, or use of, any elements of the website Terranimo e.g. inability to access or use).

Links to other websites
By clicking on an underlined hyperlink (link), you may be leaving the Terranimo website. BFH shall not be liable for the content, products, services or goods offered on the pages accessed via such links. The operators of the relevant websites are solely responsible for the linked information.

Privacy protection
For the collection and processing of personal data, BFH observes applicable data protection legislation.

Data Protection Declaration
By accessing the Terranimo website, you accept this Data Protection Declaration and consent to the functions described therein.

1. Scope
The protection of personal data is important to us. We comply with the Cantonal Data Protection Act (KDSG) and, where corresponding regulations are applicable, Switzerland’s Data Protection Act (DSG) as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following notices apply solely to usage of the terranimo.world website and their subsites. They further apply to the processing of personal data by our institution.

BFH assumes no responsibility for compliance with data protection regulations by websites of third parties to which the Terranimo website refers and links. BFH shall not be liable for the linked content.

2. Data Protection Officer
This Data Protection Declaration applies to data processing by:

Bern University of Applied Sciences
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
Länggasse 85
3052 Zolllikofen

Data Protection Officer
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern

Regulatory authority
Data Protection Office for the Canton of Bern
Poststrasse 25
3072 Ostermundigen

3. Processing of personal data; type, purpose and usage
3.1 On visiting the website
When you access one of the above-named websites, information is temporarily stored in ‘log files’ on our internal and external server systems. This consists of information that the browser of your device automatically sends, specifically:
Anonymised IP address of the contacting device
Date and time of server query
Country of origin
URL of the site accessed
Referring URL
Operating system used
Browser type/version

This information is captured anonymously and cannot be traced to you as an individual. We use the data for establishing connection to the website, for usage analysis and optimisation of our website, for system security and stability, for statistical purposes and for answering and processing enquiries and for recruitment purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is the GDPR as well as the corresponding legal foundation. Our interest consists in configuring and constantly updating our website in such a way that it corresponds to the needs of our website visitors and in statistically capturing and evaluating usage of our website to optimise our services.

3.2 Email communication
When you contact us by email, we use the contact data such as name and email address that you voluntarily submit so we can respond to your query. Please note that data exchange by email is not secure. In particular for confidential information or sensitive personal data or personal data in certain categories, we recommend an encrypted method of transmission. Therefore we request that you inform us expressly if you wish to communicate with us in encrypted form.

The purpose of this processing is to be able to communicate with you.

3.3 Input form
The Terranimo website contains an input form (registration), with which you may voluntarily share personal data with us. You can see from the relevant input form which personal data is captured.

When you use the input form, a secure connection with TLS encryption is established, ensuring confidential transmission of data.

4. Cookies
We use cookies (session cookies and permanent cookies) on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. A cookie does not always mean that we can identify you.

The use of session cookies serves on the one hand to record the frequency of use, number of users and usage behaviour on our website; on the other hand, to increase the security of website usage and to present our information in a user-friendly way. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you leave the website.

In addition, we also use permanent cookies (cookies that are stored on your device for a specific period of time) to improve usability. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognise that you have visited before and what inputs and settings you made so you do not have to re-enter them.

By continuing to use our website or by agreeing to this privacy policy, you agree that we may set cookies and collect, store and use personal user information even after the browser session has ended. You may revoke this consent at any time by activating the default setting of the browser to refuse third-party cookies.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and the interests of third parties. We use cookies to make our site more attractive, effective, secure and user-friendly.

Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your device, you can set your browser to warn you before certain cookies are stored. You can also set your preferences so that your browser rejects most of our cookies, or rejects or disables only certain cookies. You may also revoke your consent to cookies by deleting the cookies already stored.

Please note that certain functions of the website may no longer be available to you if you restrict or deactivate cookies. The complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

5. Web analysis
5.1 Google Analytics
To improve its website and user experience, as well as for statistical analysis of visitor traffic to its website, BFH uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on your device and which enable analysis of your use of the Terranimo website. We use the ‘Activation of IP anonymization’ function on our website. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the Terranimo website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to BFH. Google maintains that it will never merge the transmitted IP address with any other data provided by Google.

You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. However, this can limit the functionality of the Terranimo website.

Our interest consists in configuring and constantly updating our website(s) in such a way that they correspond to the needs of our customers and website visitors, and in statistically capturing and evaluating usage of our website(s) to optimise our services.

6. Google Maps
The Terranimo website uses Google Maps API to visually represent geographic information. When you access Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about visitors and their use of map features. From a data protection perspective, the collaboration with Google LLC occurs on the basis of a signed joint accountability agreement, available at https://privacy.google.com/intl/de/businesses/mapscontrollerterms/.

7. Transfer of data to third parties
With respect to processing of your personal data when you visit our website, there is no transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed. Your personal information is shared with the following categories of third parties:

Search engine operators
Analysis tools
Manufacturers and/or suppliers (website developers/support operators)

Your data and information will be used and, if necessary, transferred to provide you with optimal, efficient support, to answer your questions satisfactorily and for optimal availability of the services provided. This also helps us to constantly optimise our services and our support.

Data security

We have technical and organisational security procedures in place to safeguard the security of your personal data and to protect your session data and personal data against predominantly unauthorised or unlawful processing and/or accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access.

However, you should always be aware that the transmission of information via the Internet and other electronic means carries certain security risks and that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted in this way.

Your personal data related to our website is transmitted to us from the website using TLS encryption. We protect our website with technical and organisational measures against unauthorised access.

8. Retention period
We will retain your personal information for as long as we deem necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. We will delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer needed and in any case after expiry of the statutory maximum retention period of five or ten years. Data that is no longer required and which is not subject to a statutory retention period is deleted after the purpose and justification have lapsed.

9. Currency and amendment of the privacy policy
BFH reserves the right to update its data protection information without prior notice at any time or to amend it to reflect new processing methods. The current privacy policy can be accessed at any time on the aforementioned website.