Data protection declaration of TechSpark Academy, educational division of sbg consulting, registered at Chemin des Ramiers 8 1009 Pully.

The data protection declaration explains how your personal data are processed when you visit the TechSpark Academy website or use our services. Further information about the processing of personal data will also be provided in connection with the specific services concerned.


Responsible entity

The entity responsible for collecting and using your personal data on our website and when our services are used within the meaning of the Data Protection Acts is:
TechSpark Academy
c/o sbg consulting strategic marketing
Chemin des Ramiers 8
CH – 1009 Pully


Collection of personal data

When you visit the website, Google Analytics and Facebook Pixels may collect personal data about your website use such as the IP address, browser settings and pages visited to facilitate your use of the website and improve our offer. This data protection declaration tells you how data are collected and the particular purposes for which they are used.
We collect your contact information, such as names and addresses, if this helps to enable your enquiry to be handled correctly, e.g. if you request information material and register for events.

If you sign up to make use of one of the services that we offer, we will collect further personal data about you. Those data and the purpose of use will always be notified to you in connection with the specific service.


Purposes for which personal data are used

• provision of our contractual services;
• communication with you;
• sending information material and other information about TechSpark Academy and its services, e.g. the newsletter;
• availability, improvement and evaluation of website use;
• enforcement of our claims;
• evidential purposes.


Legal bases for processing

We mainly process your personal data to perform a contract. That is the case in particular if you make use of one of our offers (e.g. workshops, clubs or holiday camp etc.). In this connection, we use your personal data to the extent needed to provide the service. In the absence of the data collected from you for processing to enable the contractual service to be provided, we cannot or can no longer provide our services.

Some of our processing activities are necessary to safeguard our justified interests. These also include processing your personal data to notify and improve our offer.
By submitting your information we obtain your consent for sending you advertising material or the Newsletter and in order to improve our offer. Should you no longer wish to receive notifications from TechSpark Academy, you may unsubscribe from our mailing list using the option provided at the bottom of our Newsletters or by contacting our team via email.

In cases where we have a legal obligation to process data, that is the basis for doing so (e.g. statutory requirements).


Visiting the website

When our website is visited, personal data are necessarily stored – e.g. IP address, date and time of the enquiry, time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/ HTTPS-status code, quantity of data transferred in each case, website from which the request originates, browser, operating system and its interface, language and browser software release. These data may permit identification – however TechSpark Academy makes no personal use of website visits. To continuously improve our website we do evaluate our website logfiles for statistical purposes, but the individual visitor remains anonymous in this connection.



Over and above the data referred to previously, cookies are stored on your computer when our website is used by you. Cookies are small text data files which are stored on your hard disc and associated with your browser and through which certain information flows to the entity which places the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot run programs or infect your computer with viruses. Their purpose is to make the Internet offering more user-friendly and effective overall.

The personal data provided by you on our website will be used by TechSpark Academy solely to give you the desired information material or services (e.g. Newsletter).


Reference to Google Analytics

The TechSpark Academy website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text data files which are stored on your computer and enable your website use to be analysed. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to a Google server in the USA where it will be stored.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and provide further services concerning website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser in the Google Analytics framework will not be combined with other Google data.
Google Analytics has been extended on the TechSpark Academy website by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymised recording of IP addresses (known as IP masking). Your IP address will be abbreviated by Google before it is transferred. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google Server in the USA and abbreviated there.

You may prevent storage of the cookies by making a suitable setting of your browser software; however, we wish to point out that you may then not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent recording of the data generated by the cookie about your website use including your IP address by Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at the following link:
Further information about Google Analytics and data protection can be found at

Information about data use by Google when visiting partner websites or using partner apps will be found at

References to Google Maps

This website uses a Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address must be stored to use the Google Maps function. This information is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA where it will be stored. The provider of this site has no influence on such data transfer.

Use of Google Maps is made in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to enable places mentioned by us on the website to be located easily. This constitutes a justified interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.

Further information about the way in which user data are handled will be found in the Google data protection declaration:
Social media

a) Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are incorporated into our pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter in this connection.

We wish to point out that we, as the web pages provider, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and of their use by Twitter. Further information on this matter will be found in the Twitter data protection declaration at:

Your data protection settings for Twitter can be changed in the account settings at

b) Facebook-Plugins (Like & Share-Button)
Plugins of the Facebook social network provider, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our web pages. You can recognise the Facebook-Plugins by the Facebook-Logo or the “Like-Button” on our page.

You will find a summary of Facebook-Plugins here:

When you visit our web pages, the plugin establishes a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is informed in this way of the fact that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like Button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our web pages with your Facebook profile. In that way, Facebook can associate the visit to our web pages with your user account. We wish to point out that we as the web pages provider have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data and of their use by Facebook.

Further information on this subject can be found in the Facebook data protection declaration at:

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate the visit to our web pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

c) Google+ Plugin
Our web pages use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and transfer of information: using the Google+ button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button, you and other users obtain personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have indicated for a +1 content and information about the page which you viewed after clicking on +1. Your +1 can be included as references, together with your profile name and photo, in Google services, e.g. in search results or in your Google profile or at other points on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities so as to improve Google services for you and other persons. To enable the Google+ button to be used, you must have a public Google profile that can be viewed anywhere in the world and must contain at the very least the name chosen for the profile. That name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, that name may also replace a different name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other information enabling you to be identified.

Use of the collected information: apart from the purposes of use explained above, the information provided by you will be used in compliance with the applicable Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarised statistics of users’ +1 activities or disclose such information to users and partners such as publishers, advisers or linked websites.

d) Instagram Plugin
Functions of the Instagram service are incorporated into our web pages. These functions are provided by Instagram
Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you may link the contents of our website pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. Instagram can then associate the visit to our web pages with your user account. We wish to point out that we, as the web pages provider, have no knowledge of the contents of the data which have been transferred and of the use made of them by Instagram.

Further information on this matter can be found in the Instagram data protection declaration:

Disclosure of personal data

We disclose data to third parties if statutory provisions so require or so permit or if you have given your consent. In addition, we pass personal data on to suppliers and service providers. We have signed agreements with the latter which guarantee compliance with data protection standards and the applicable data protection laws and prohibit use of the data for purposes other than those specified by us.

Data will only be transferred to countries outside Switzerland or the European Economic Area if that is necessary to provide our services or in particular to communicate with you or if we are required by law to effect such disclosure. If one of our service providers is located in such a country, we use contractual guarantees or certificates (e.g. Privacy-Shield in the case of the USA).

Data security/Encryption

TechSpark Academy takes organisational measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data against loss, manipulation or unauthorised access.


Storage of personal data

We process and store your personal data as long as that is necessary to provide our contractual services or for the duration prescribed by law. We may also store personal data for as long as we need such data to enforce claims or defend ourselves against claims. To the extent that your data are no longer needed for the above purposes, they will be deleted.



You are entitled, on request and without charge, to receive information about the personal data concerning you which have been stored. In addition, the statutory provisions give you a right to correction, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing and to the transferability of such personal data.

You likewise have a right to make an appeal to a data protection supervisory authority. This is generally located at your place of residence.


Withdrawal of consent

You may withdraw consent given to us (e.g. on the occasion of a search for information material about TechSpark Academy or when registering for the Newsletter) at any time by notifying us; such withdrawal will take effect for the future.

Amendments to this data protection declaration

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration.