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Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

GIS AG takes data protection very seriously and wishes to ensure that your private sphere is protected whenever you visit GIS AG’s websites. This is why we have compiled this privacy policy to inform you of how we handle your data. We reserve the right to amend the contents of this privacy policy from time to time and therefore recommend that you check on our privacy policy at regular intervals.

1. Personal data

We only collect, process and use your personal data if you have given us your prior consent or if legal provisions permit us to do so. We collect, process and use only such personal data as are required for the provision and use of our services, or as you may provide to us voluntarily.

Personal data are all data which contain information about a particular, or an identifiable, customer’s personal or factual situation. Such data include, for example, the customer’s name, email address, place of residence, sex, date of birth, telephone number and age.

2. Purposes of collecting personal data

We need your personal data for the following purposes:

- to be able to provide our services to you;

- to be able to answer any questions you may have;

- if you are a registered user of a service, we may contact you by email to inquire about whether you are satisfied with our service.

3. Automatic data collection through cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer and allows us to analyze how you use our website. The following data are collected automatically by our computer system through cookies when you access our website:

- your internet address (IP address);

- the type of browser used and the version;

- the website from which you visit our website (referrer URL);

- the operating system used;

- the website to which you are transferred from our website; and

- the date and time of access by you.

These data will be stored separately from any other data which you may provide to us and will not be linked to your other data. They will be analyzed for statistical purposes so that we can optimize our website and our offers. The data will be deleted after being evaluated.

If you do not want cookies to be used, you can block them in your browser. It cannot be excluded, however, that this will impair our website’s functionality for you.

4. Consent and revocation

If you have given us your consent to the use, processing and transfer of your personal data for marketing purposes (e.g. newsletters or offers sent electronically), you can revoke such consent at any time with effect for the future without adhering to a particular form or observing a notice period. If we use your data for postal marketing campaigns or similar purposes, as far as permitted by law, you can additionally object to this type of use. In both cases you should address your revocation to:

Geopolitical Information Service AG

c/o Industrie- und Finanzkontor Etablissement

Herrengasse 21

LI-9490 Vaduz

Fax: 00423 231 1944

Email: barich@geopolitical-info.com

After you have revoked your consent, we will use your data solely for the purpose of providing our information service and refrain from sending any further advertising materials.

5. Transfer of personal data to third parties

We may have to transfer your personal data to third parties to be able to handle your order. Any third party to whom your data are disclosed will use such data for the sole purpose of performing its tasks and obligations. Your data will only be transferred to public institutions or authorities if and to the extent that we are required to do so by mandatory national law.

6. Duration of data storage

We will only store your personal data for as long as we need them to provide our services. In certain cases we may have a statutory or legal duty to store data for a longer period of time.

7. Data security and safety

We have taken technical and organizational measures to protect your data, especially against loss, manipulation and unauthorized access. We continuously adjust these measures to current technical developments.

8. Information/Correction/Blocking/Deletion

You may demand at any time that we inform you free of charge of your data stored by us. If your data are incorrect or our storing them is unjustified, we will be glad to correct, block or delete such data. Please also let us know if there is any change in your personal data. Requests for information, queries, complaints or suggestions regarding data protection should be sent by mail to

Geopolitical Information Service AG

c/o Industrie- und Finanzkontor Etablissement

Herrengasse 21

LI-9490 Vaduz

or by facsimile to: 00423 231 1944

or by email to: barich@geopolitical-info.com

9. Third Party

We use products of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.

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