We use various technologies and services on our website, such as Google Analytics, Google Maps, and YouTube video embeds, to provide you with an optimal user experience. The use of these services results in the collection and processing of data, which may be personal under certain circumstances.
2. Responsible Party
The party responsible for the processing of personal data on this website is:
Verein «Forschung für Leben»
For all questions and concerns regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time.
3. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
3.1 General Data Collection When Visiting Our Website
When you visit our website, general information is automatically collected. This information includes, among other things:
- IP Address
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the accessed file
- Website from which access is made (Referrer URL)
- Used browser and operating system
This data is collected for technical reasons and serves the security and stability of our website. It is not used for the purpose of identifying you personally. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest under Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and Art. 13 Para. 1 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP).
3.2 Data You Actively Communicate to Us
When you contact us via email or otherwise, the data you provide will be stored to process your request. This may include:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Message text
The processing of this data is based on your consent under Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and Art. 13 Para. 1 FADP or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures under Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR and Art. 13 Para. 2 lit. a FADP.
4.1 What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your device (e.g., computer, smartphone, tablet) when you visit our website. Cookies help us analyse the use of our website, improve performance, and offer you a better user experience.
4.2 Arten von Cookies
We use various types of cookies:
- Session Cookies: These cookies are stored only for the duration of your online session and are deleted when you close the browser.
- Permanent Cookies: These cookies remain stored on your device even after you close the browser and allow us to recognise you on your next visit.
- Third-Party Cookies: These cookies are set by third parties, e.g., social networks, and are mainly used to tailor the website content to your preferences.
4.3 Purpose and Legal Basis
Cookies are used for various purposes:
- Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for the basic functions of the website and cannot be deactivated. The legal basis is our legitimate interest in the functionality of the website under Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and Art. 13 Para. 1 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP).
- Performance Cookies: These cookies help us improve the performance and user-friendliness of our website.
- Marketing Cookies: These cookies are used to show you advertising that is relevant to you.
4.4 Cookie Consent System
4.5 Managing and Deactivating Cookies
Regardless of our cookie consent system, you can also adjust the settings for cookies in your web browser and deactivate cookies. Please note that deactivating cookies may limit some functions of the website.
5. Google Analytics
5.1 Whast is Google Analytics?
5.2 Purpose of Data Processing
The use of Google Analytics serves the analysis of user behaviour on our website. We receive statistics that help us improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user.
5.3 Legal Basis
Data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and Art. 13 Para. 1 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), provided you have given your consent via our cookie consent system.
5.4 IP Anonymisation
6.1 What is YouTube?
This website uses video embeds from YouTube to provide you with various video content. YouTube is a service provided by Google LLC, and the use of YouTube may result in the transmission of personal data to Google servers, which may also be located in the USA.
6.2 What Data is Collected?
The following data is collected and sent to YouTube servers:
- IP Address
- Date and time of access
- Information about the used device and browser
6.3 Purpose of Data Processing
The embedding of YouTube videos serves to offer you a wider range of media content and to improve the user experience on our website.
6.4 Legal Basis
Data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and Art. 13 Para. 1 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), provided you have given your consent by clicking on the video.
6.5 Opt-out Option
7. Your Rights
As a data subject, you have various rights concerning your personal data. Below is an overview of these rights:
7.1 Right to Information
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing personal data concerning you. In addition, you have the right to obtain information about this personal data and other information according to legal requirements.
7.2 Right to Rectification
You have the right to request the correction of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Furthermore, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data.
7.3 Right to Erasure ("Right to be Forgotten")
Under certain conditions, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data from us.
7.4 Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.
7.5 Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance.
7.6 Right to Object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time.
7.7 Right to Revoke Data Protection Consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.
7.8 Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates data protection law.
8. Data Security
8.1 Technical Measures
We use state-of-the-art security technologies and procedures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, misuse, or disclosure. These include, among others:
- Encryption of data transmission using SSL/TLS
- Regular security checks and updates
- Access controls and restrictions
8.2 Organisational Measures
In addition to technical security measures, we have also taken organisational measures to ensure data protection:
- Training of our staff in handling personal data
- Establishment of internal data protection guidelines
- Obliging external service providers to comply with our data protection standards
8.3 Data Processing by Third Parties
When we commission third parties to process data, this is always done in compliance with legal regulations and under strict control.
8.4 Existing Risks
Despite all the measures taken, we cannot guarantee absolute security, as no system can be completely protected against cyberattacks. In the event of a security incident, however, we will take all legally required steps, including notifying affected individuals and relevant authorities.
9.3 Your Responsibility
We make no warranty for the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, or completeness of this information.
Claims for liability for material or immaterial damages arising from the access or use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection, or technical malfunctions are excluded.
All offers are without obligation. We expressly reserve the right to change, supplement, delete, or temporarily or permanently discontinue the publication of parts of the pages or the entire offer without separate announcement.