Pri­vacy Policy


In this pri­vacy policy, we inform you about how we collect and pro­cess per­so­nal data. We handle your per­so­nal data respon­si­bly and in accordance with the requi­re­ments of the Swiss Federal Data Pro­tec­tion Act (DSG). We are exclu­si­vely sub­ject to the Swiss DSG.

Collec­tion of Access Data and Log Files when Visi­t­ing Our Website

When using our web­site, no per­so­nal data is collec­ted. As with any con­nec­tion to a web ser­ver, the ser­ver we use auto­ma­ti­cally logs and stores cer­tain tech­ni­cal data (known as ser­ver log files). These log files store various infor­ma­tion, such as the name of the acces­sed web­site, file, date and time of access, trans­mit­ted data volume, mes­sage about suc­cess­ful retrie­val, brow­ser type (inclu­ding ver­sion), user’s ope­ra­ting sys­tem, refer­rer URL (the pre­viously visi­ted page), IP address, and the reques­ting pro­vi­der. Log file infor­ma­tion is collec­ted and stored for secu­rity rea­sons (e.g., for inves­ti­ga­ting abuse or frau­du­lent acti­vi­ties) and kept as long as necessary for evi­den­tiary pur­po­ses. These are anony­mous data that do not pro­vide any indi­ca­tion to iden­tify you.

Refe­ren­ces and Links

We do not assume any lia­bi­lity for direct or indi­rect refe­ren­ces to third-party web­sites (through so-cal­led hyper­links) that are out­side our area of respon­si­bi­lity. We expressly declare that at the time of set­ting the link, no ille­gal con­tent was reco­gniz­able on the lin­ked pages. We have no influ­ence on the cur­rent and future design, con­tent, or aut­hor­s­hip of the linked/associated pages. The­re­fore, we expressly distance our­sel­ves from all con­tents of all linked/associated pages that have been chan­ged after our link was set.

Hand­ling of per­so­nal Data

We pro­cess per­so­nal data that you pro­vide to us. When you con­tact us via email or phone to inquire about our ser­vices or apply with us, we store the infor­ma­tion you trans­mit to us. This regu­larly inclu­des per­so­nal data, such as first name, last name, email address, and tele­phone num­ber, infor­ma­tion about your role in the insti­tu­tion you work for or on whose behalf you con­tact us, and, if rele­vant, your family cir­cum­s­tan­ces. When you apply with us, we record your CV and other infor­ma­tion in your app­li­ca­tion dossier.

We pri­ma­rily collect and pro­cess your per­so­nal data to pro­vide our ser­vices pro­fes­sio­nally and in accordance with our con­trac­tual and legal obli­ga­ti­ons, to docu­ment them, and to bill our efforts pro­perly. We pro­cess per­so­nal data about you that we receive from third par­ties. “Third par­ties” can include courts, aut­ho­ri­ties, oppo­sing par­ties and their legal repre­sen­ta­ti­ves, or busi­ness part­ners. In order to repre­sent you effec­tively and respon­si­bly, it may also be necessary for us to collect infor­ma­tion about you from publicly acces­si­ble regis­ters (e.g., com­mer­cial regis­ter, land regis­ter), web­sites, or plat­forms or to obtain infor­ma­tion from the insti­tu­tion you work for. Refe­ren­ces are only obtai­ned in the app­li­ca­tion pro­cess if you have given prior con­sent. To ful­fill our man­date and wit­hin the scope of our inter­nal orga­niz­a­tion, it may be necessary for us to share your per­so­nal data with third par­ties: such as aut­ho­ri­ties and courts, oppo­sing par­ties and their legal repre­sen­ta­ti­ves, your busi­ness part­ners with whom we need to coor­di­nate our man­date, and exter­nal ser­vice providers.

Sto­rage Dura­tion of your Data

We store your per­so­nal data only to the extent and for as long as necessary for the pro­vi­sion of our legal ser­vices, the ful­fill­ment of legal obli­ga­ti­ons (espe­cially reten­tion obli­ga­ti­ons), or for other pur­po­ses descri­bed in this pri­vacy policy. We will delete your data whe­re­ver and whenever requi­red by app­li­ca­ble law. Cur­r­ently, your data is pri­ma­rily stored on our ser­ver. Addi­tio­nal data backup is done with a cor­re­spon­ding ser­vice pro­vi­der in Switz­er­land. Howe­ver, we reserve the right to use a com­pre­hen­sive cloud soft­ware solu­tion in Switz­er­land or abroad in the future. For more infor­ma­tion regar­ding data sto­rage with third-party tools, refer to this pri­vacy policy.

Users’ Right to Information

You have the fol­lowing rights regar­ding per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you:

- The right to know which per­so­nal data we store about you and how we pro­cess it

- The right to receive or trans­fer a copy of your per­so­nal data in a com­mon format

- The right to cor­rect your per­so­nal data

- The right to delete your per­so­nal data

- The right to object to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data

Please note that there are con­di­ti­ons and excep­ti­ons for these rights. To the extent per­mit­ted by law, we may reject your request to exer­cise these rights. You also have the right to file a com­p­laint with the Swiss Federal Data Pro­tec­tion and Infor­ma­tion Com­mis­sio­ner (FDPIC).

For ques­ti­ons or if you wish to exer­cise your data pro­tec­tion rights, please con­tact us at or write to Dr. Harry Nötzli, Zue­rich Law Rechts­an­wälte, Lim­mat­quai 52, Post­fach, CH-8024 Zürich.


We use coo­kies on our web­site to mea­sure infor­ma­tion about the usage and reach of our web­site. This is done based on a legi­ti­mate inte­rest (opti­mi­zing our online offe­ring and the asso­cia­ted user expe­ri­ence). Coo­kies are small text files that are stored on your com­pu­ter and allow an ana­ly­sis of your use of the web­site. This gives us the oppor­tu­nity to make our offe­ring more user-friendly. Coo­kies are stored bey­ond the end of a brow­ser ses­sion and can be acces­sed again when you revi­sit the site. You can deac­ti­vate or indi­vi­du­ally allow/block the use of coo­kies on our web­site and/or third-party web­sites at any time in your brow­ser set­tings. Please note that dis­ab­ling coo­kies may result in you not being able to use cer­tain fea­tures of our (and other) sites to the same extent.

SSL Encryp­tion

For secu­rity rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as the requests you send us as the site ope­ra­tor, this site uses SSL encryp­tion. You can reco­gnize an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by the fact that the address line of the brow­ser chan­ges from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock sym­bol in your brow­ser line. When SSL encryp­tion is acti­va­ted, the data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third parties.

Use of Google Tag Manager

Wit­hin our web­site, we use Google Tag Mana­ger, a ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Google Inc. In the Euro­pean region, the respon­si­ble com­pany is “Google Ire­land Limi­ted” based in Ire­land. Using Google Tag Mana­ger, we manage various code snip­pets from dif­fe­rent tracking tools. These code snip­pets are refer­red to as “tags” in the tech­ni­cal jar­gon. These mostly come from Google pro­ducts such as Google Ads and GA4, but social media tags (such as Pin­te­rest and Face­book) can also be mana­ged wit­hin the Tag Mana­ger. These tags collect brow­ser data, set coo­kies, or can track users across web­sites. We use the Tag Mana­ger in our com­pany to manage and con­trol these code snip­pets in a cen­tral loca­tion. The Tag Mana­ger its­elf does not set coo­kies or store data; it prac­ti­cally ser­ves as a mana­ger for the tags con­tai­ned in it. The data is collec­ted by the indi­vi­dual tags being mana­ged. You can find out what data these respec­tive tags collect from the sec­tions for the dif­fe­rent tools in this pri­vacy policy. The data stored by Google in this con­text is mostly loca­ted on Google’s own ser­vers, which are dis­tri­bu­ted world­wide. Howe­ver, most of them are loca­ted in the USA. You can find out where the ser­vers are loca­ted at the fol­lowing link:

Use of Google Ana­ly­tics 4 (GA4)

Our web­site uses Google Ana­ly­tics 4, a web ana­ly­tics ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Google Inc. (1600 Amphi­theatre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA). GA4 uses coo­kies. These are small text files that make it pos­si­ble to store spe­ci­fic infor­ma­tion rela­ted to the user on the user’s end device. These enable an ana­ly­sis of the usage of our web­site by Google. The infor­ma­tion gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about the usage of our pages (inclu­ding your IP address) is usually trans­mit­ted to a Google ser­ver in the USA and stored there. Howe­ver, if IP anony­miz­a­tion is acti­va­ted on our web­site, your IP address will be shor­tened by Google wit­hin mem­ber sta­tes of the Euro­pean Union or in other con­trac­ting sta­tes of the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area before. Only in excep­tio­nal cases will the full IP address be trans­mit­ted to a Google ser­ver in the USA and shor­tened there. IP anony­miz­a­tion is active on our web­site. We use the data collec­ted by GA4 to create ana­ly­ses of user beha­vior and expe­ri­en­ces and opti­mize our web­site and improve the user expe­ri­ence on our web­site as a result. The collec­ted data is trea­ted con­fi­den­ti­ally at all times and is not pas­sed on to third par­ties. You can deac­ti­vate the use of GA4 by instal­ling a simple brow­ser add-on at any time. You can find the add-on at the fol­lowing link:

Use of Google Maps

We use the Google Maps map­ping ser­vice on our web­site. The pro­vi­der is also Google Inc. (1600 Amphi­theatre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA). To use the func­tio­n­a­li­ties of Google Maps, Google stores your IP address and your geo­lo­ca­tion. We have no influ­ence on this data trans­mis­sion. The use of Google Maps is inten­ded to help our cus­to­mers find our phy­si­cal loca­tion more easily. For more infor­ma­tion on how Google hand­les your user data, please refer to their pri­vacy policy:

Use of Google Ads

Wit­hin our web­site, we use Google Con­ver­sion Tracking. This means that if you access our web­site via an ad pla­ced by Google, Google Adwords sets a coo­kie on your com­pu­ter. These coo­kies lose their vali­dity after a pre­de­fi­ned period and do not serve for per­so­nal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. If you visit cer­tain pages of our web­site again and the coo­kie has not yet expi­red, we and Google can reco­gnize that you cli­cked on an ad and were redi­rec­ted from it. Coo­kies vary depen­ding on the cus­to­mer; each one recei­ves an indi­vi­dual one. With this con­ver­sion (coo­kie) tracking, we learn the total num­ber of users who cli­cked on an ad and were redi­rec­ted to a cor­re­spon­ding page. Howe­ver, we do not receive any per­so­nal infor­ma­tion, so you can­not be iden­ti­fied as an indi­vi­dual. If you do not wish to be tra­cked, you can set a Do Not Track coo­kie or con­fi­gure your brow­ser to block coo­kies from spe­ci­fic domains.

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