Why We Collect Your Data

Michael P. Hofmann AG ( [abbreviated as "we", "us" and "our"] is an independent IT consulting company. We offer various services to help them get the most out of the cloud. When you contact us, we need your personal information to figure out how we can best help and get in touch with you.

We recognize that protecting your personal information is important. Here you will find information about the types of personal information we collect when you use and visit and how we protect your information.

What Data We Collect

We collect their personal data in the course of providing services to them.

The following are the types of data we collect:

... Examples of Collected Data

Information you give us

You provide information to us when you:

Depending on how you use the Offerings, you may provide us with information such as:

Automatic Information

We automatically collect information when you:

Examples of information we collect automatically include:

Information from other sources

Examples of information we receive from other sources include:

Processing of Your Data ...

... with external data processors

We use the following external data processors in the following countries:

We have signed the appropriate contracts (DPA-SCC) with these companies to adequately ensure privacy.

... for website users

We use Google-Sites for the creation of our web pages.

The use is usually possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name or email addresses) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis.

... for wiki users

Our wiki is hosted by Infomaniak.

The use is usually possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name or email addresses) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis.

... for meeting users

We use either Google-Meet or Infomaniak-kMeet for video conferencing.

Thereby we can see mail address, name, first name.

... for mail users

We use Google-GMail as a mail system.

Thereby we can see the data you send us.

... for newsgroup users

We use Google-Groups for the administration of our newsgroups and for sending our newsletter.

In doing so, we can view mail address, name, first name.

The legal basis for the processing is your consent. You can revoke this at any time by unsubscribing.

... for form users

We use Google Forms to collect form data and surveys.

In doing so, we can view the data you submit to us.

... used cookies & plugins


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect Internet log data and information about visitor behavior. This information is used to track visitors' use of the website and to generate statistical reports about website activity.

For more information, see, and Google's Cookie Policy.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above websites will tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, this may cause some features of our website to stop working.  


When visiting our websites, Google Analytics may be used and automatically provide usage information. Google Analytics anonymizes all traffic data so that no personal information is recorded. You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

... used legal bases

We process your personal data on one or more of the following legal bases:

Use of Your Data

Use of personal information

We use your personal information to operate, provide and improve our offerings. We use personal information for the following purposes, among others:


We retain your personal data to enable your continued use of the Offerings for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Notice, as required by law (including tax and accounting purposes), or as otherwise communicated to them. The length of time we retain certain personal information depends on the purpose for which it is used, and we will delete your personal information in accordance with applicable law.

Data Minimization

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that it is necessary for the processing of the consented customer orders. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our web services only insofar as this is necessary to enable the user to use the services or to bill the user.

Locations & Transfers

Your data is located at the sites of our named, third-party data processors. Depending on the extent of your interactions with our offerings, your personal data may be stored or accessed in multiple countries. Whenever we transfer personal data to other countries, we ensure that the data is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in compliance with applicable data protection laws.

Austausch mit Dritten

Informationen über unsere Kunden sind ein wichtiger Teil unseres Geschäfts, und es ist nicht unsere Aufgabe, die persönlichen Daten unserer Kunden an andere zu verkaufen. Wir geben personenbezogene Daten nur wie unten beschrieben an Partner weiter, die entweder diesen Datenschutzhinweisen unterliegen oder Praktiken anwenden, die mindestens so sicher sind wie die in diesen Datenschutzhinweisen beschriebenen.

Sharing with third parties

Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and it is not our business to sell our customers' personal information to others. We share personal information only as described below with partners that are either subject to this Privacy Notice or have practices that are at least as secure as those described in this Privacy Notice.

Security of Your Data


Security is our top priority. We develop our offerings and systems with security and data protection in mind. We implement technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the data collected remains confidential and is protected against accidental or unlawful access, alteration or disclosure, as well as against loss and destruction; and that access to the data is granted exclusively on a need-to-know basis to those persons who need to access the personal data on the basis of their function and task.


Personal data stored by us and our third-party data processors use industry-standard secure server connections to ensure that their personal data is encrypted both at rest and during secure transmission over the Internet.

Security Measures

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. Our security procedures mean that we may require proof of identity before disclosing personal information to them.

Your Rights


Subject to applicable law, you have the right to:

If they wish to do so, they can contact us at any time at the contact address below. It may take up to 30 days for us to respond to their request.

If they have consented to the processing of their personal data for a specific purpose, they may withdraw their consent at any time and we will cease further processing of their data for that purpose.

Complaints & Supervisory Authority

However, if they feel that we have not adequately addressed their complaints or concerns, they have the right to file a complaint with a competent data protection authority.

Changes & Contact

Our business is constantly changing, and so our privacy notice may change as well. You should visit our website frequently to check for recent changes. You can see the date the last version of this privacy notice was posted. Unless otherwise stated, our current privacy notice applies to all personal information we have about you and your account. However, we stand behind our promises and will never materially change our policies and practices to degrade the protection of personal information collected in the past without informing affected customers and giving them a choice.

Should you require further information on the personal data collected and further processed about you, you can best reach us at the following e-mail address or in writing to: Michael P. Hofmann AG, Hintergasse 14, 8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland.

Rapperswil 2022-02-10