Welcome to ESTA-SCHWEIZ.CH
This website is privately owned and run to provide travel information to the United States of America.
Specific data is acquired automatically as a result of using the internet and visiting websites like www.esta-schweiz.ch.
This privacy statement outlines how we collect, utilize, and share personal information. We do not gather personal information from users to this website for commercial purposes. However, certain technical data is collected and processed in order to ensure the best viewing experience for all visitors. Technical data do not identify visitors.
If you disagree with any portion of it, we ask that you leave the site and remove all cookies associated with it from your browser.
Information Gathering and Utilization
We employ analytics and analytical software to store and analyze specific data, such as:
- The website from which you accessed our website and the parts of our website you visited;
- The date and length of your stay;
- Your IP address has been anonymized.
- Data from the device (device kind, operating system, screen resolution, language, your location, and the type of web browser you used during your visit).
Tracking and Cookies
For record-keeping purposes and to improve the performance of our website, we utilize cookies and comparable tracking technology. Cookies are tiny files that include an anonymous identifier and tiny bits of data. Our website sends cookies to your browser, which are then kept on your device. You may set your browser to either reject all cookies or notify you when one is being sent. Cookies stored in your browser can be removed at any time. However, sections of our website may not function correctly if you refuse to accept cookies.
Examples of cookies used on our website:
- Session cookies: they enable functionalities of our website.
- Preference cookies: they allow us to remember your preferences and settings.
- Security cookies: they render the browsing and usage of this website safe.
If you contact us via email, we will only use your email address and comment/question to reply. We remove both your email and our response after responding. We do not record your email address or its contents.
We do not repurpose or sell any email-collected information. Moreover, we will only hold your email address until we have responded.
Never send personal information by email unless it is required to respond to your inquiry. If yes, submit only the essential information. We are not responsible for the content of any email you may send to us.
You can delete cookies from your system at any time. Please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for further information about this.
Disclosure of Data – Legal Requirements
We may share your personal data if we believe, in good faith, that such action is critical to:
- To fulfill a legal requirement;
- To preserve and defend ESTA-SCHWEIZ.CH’s rights and property;
- To prevent or investigate potential violations of our website’s terms of service;
- To protect the personal safety of website users and the general public;
- To defend against legal responsibility.
Data protection is of the utmost importance. However, no technique of Internet transmission or computer storage is entirely safe.
We make every effort to employ commercially reasonable techniques to protect your personal information, and all traffic between this website and your device is encrypted and provided via HTTPS.
We cannot, however, guarantee its ultimate security.
This website’s usage may be monitored and analyzed by third-party service providers.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
Matomo is a web analytics platform that monitors and reports website traffic. Matomo uses the collected data to monitor and track the usage of this website. These details are not shared.
Links to other domains
ESTA-SCHWEIZ.CH is a purely informational website.
No one processes applications or collects data on our behalf.
This website contains links to privately owned domains and is unaffiliated with the government. These domains may offer ESTA application processing for a cost. Feel free to utilize their services before your departure for the United States.
However, please be aware that we have no control over any third-party websites or services’ content, privacy policies, or practices and accept no responsibility for them. We recommend that you review the Privacy Policies of each website you visit.
This website is not intended for children under 18 (or whatever the age of consent is in your country of residence; henceforth, “children”).
We do not collect personally identifying information from children on purpose. Please notify us if you are a parent or guardian who discovered that your child has provided us with personal information. If we learn that we have obtained personal information from children without parental consent, we will erase such information from our servers.