Privacy Policy

With this data protection declaration we inform you which personal data we process in connection with our our other services. In particular, we provide information on what personal data we process, for what purpose, how and where. This privacy policy also informs you about the rights of individuals whose data we process.

Special, supplementary or further data protection declarations as well as other legal documents such as general terms and conditions (GTC), terms of use or conditions of participation may apply to individual or additional offers and services.

1. Contact addresses

Responsibility for the processing of personal data:

Evi Lanter
Dr. Margrit Egnér-Stiftung
CH-8032 Zürich

We point out if there are other persons responsible for processing personal data in individual cases.

2. Processing of personal data

2.1 Terms

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, collection, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.

2.2 Legal basis

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, such as in particular the Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz (DSG) and the Verordnung zum Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz (VDSG).

2.3 Type, scope and purpose

We process the personal data that is required to provide our services in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, sales, contract and payment data.

We process personal data for the period of time required for the relevant purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer necessary is anonymised or deleted. Persons whose data we process generally have the right to have their data deleted.

We process personal data generally only with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, such as for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for appropriate pre-contractual measures, to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests, because the processing is evident from the circumstances or after prior information.

In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily and self-submits to us when contacting us – for example by post, email, contact form, social media or telephone – or when registering for a user account. We may store such information, for example, in an address book or by similar means. If you transmit personal data to us via third parties, you are obliged to ensure data protection vis-à-vis such third parties and to ensure the accuracy of such personal data.

We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly accessible sources or collect in the course of providing our services, insofar as and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.

2.4 Processing of personal data by third parties, including abroad

We may have personal data processed by commissioned third parties or process it jointly with third parties and with the help of third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are in particular providers whose services we use. We also ensure appropriate data protection with such third parties.

Such third parties are generally located in Switzerland as well as in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, such third parties can also be in other states and territories on Earth and elsewhere in the universe, provided that their data protection law is applicable under Einschätzung des Eidgenössischen Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragten (EDÖB) ensures adequate data protection, or if adequate data protection is ensured for other reasons, such as through an appropriate contractual agreement, in particular on the basis of standard contractual clauses, or through appropriate certification. Exceptionally, such a third party may be located in a country without adequate data protection, provided that the requirements under data protection law, such as the explicit consent of the data subject, are met.

3. Rights of data subjects

Data subjects whose personal data we process have the rights under Swiss data protection law. This includes the right to information as well as the right to rectification, deletion or blocking of the personal data processed.

Data subjects whose personal data we process have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB).

4. Data security

We take appropriate and suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data protection and in particular data security. However, despite such measures, the processing of personal data on the internet can always have security gaps. We can therefore not guarantee absolute data security.

Access to our online offer takes place via transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers indicate transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.

Access to our online offer is subject – as is basically any use of the Internet – to mass surveillance without cause and without suspicion as well as other surveillance by security authorities in Switzerland, in the European Union (EU), in the United States of America (USA) and in other countries. We cannot directly influence the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police agencies and other security authorities.

5. Use of the website

5.1 Cookies

We may use cookies for our website. Cookies – both our own cookies (first-party cookies) and cookies from third parties whose services we use (third-party cookies) – are data that are stored in your browser. Such stored data need not be limited to traditional cookies in text form. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit malware such as Trojans and viruses.

Cookies can be stored temporarily in your browser as “session cookies” when you visit our website or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, they allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. However, permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.

You can deactivate or delete cookies in full or in part in your browser settings at any time. Without cookies, our website may no longer be fully available. We actively request your express consent for the use of cookies – if and when required.

5.2 Server log files

We may collect the following information for each access to our website, provided that this information is transmitted by your browser to our server infrastructure or can be determined by our web server: Date and time including time zone, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including user interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-page of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referer or referrer).

We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. The information is required in order to provide our online offer in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and in order to be able to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.

5.3 Tracking pixel

We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Counting pixels – also from third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. Counting pixels can be used to collect the same information as server log files.

6. Services from third parties

We use third-party services in order to be able to provide our offer permanently, in a user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services may also be used to embed content on our website. Such services – for example, hosting and storage services, video services and payment services – require your Internet Protocol (IP) address, otherwise such services cannot deliver the relevant content.

For their own security, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may also process data in connection with our offer as well as from other sources – including cookies, log files and counting pixels – in aggregated, anonymised or pseudonymised form.

In particular, we use:

6.1 Digital infrastructure

We use services from third parties in order to be able to make use of the digital infrastructure required for our offer. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from specialised providers.

In particular, we use:

  • StackPath CDN: Content Delivery Network (CDN); Providers: StackPath LLC (USA) / Highwinds Network Group Inc. (USA); Data protection information: Privacy policy.
  • Blog hosting and website builder; Provider: Automattic Inc. (USA) / Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd. (Ireland) for users in Europe and elsewhere; data protection information: privacy policy, cookie policy.

6.2 Fonts

We use third party services to embed selected fonts as well as icons, logos and symbols on our website.

In particular, we use:

7. Extensions for the website

We use extensions for our website in order to be able to use additional functions.

In particular, we use:

8. Final provisions

We have created this data protection declaration with the data protection generator of Datenschutzpartner.

We may amend and supplement this privacy policy at any time. We will inform about such adjustments and additions in an appropriate form, in particular by publishing the respective current privacy policy on our website.