Data Protection Policy

This privacy policy applies to the website of

Data Protection

Critical Scientists Switzerland (henceforth CSS) is committed to the careful and responsible handling of personal data. We inform openly and transparently about the collection, storage and use of all data. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name, address, or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Browser plugins

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Hosting Provider & Server Logfiles

As with any connection to a web server, the server of our web hosting provider cyon in Basel, Switzerland logs and stores certain technical data. This data includes the IP address and the operating system of your device, the data, the access time, the type of browser and the browser request including the origin of the request (referrer). This is necessary for technical reasons in order to provide you with our website. cyon uses technical and organizational measures to protect this data from unauthorized access and does not pass it on to third parties. To the extent that we process personal data in the process, we do so based on our interest in providing you with the best possible user experience and ensuring the security and stability of our systems.

Further information and the privacy policy of our web hoster

cyon GmbH
Brunngässlein 12
4052 Basel

can be found here:

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator.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. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, including IP address will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information. No data will be passed on to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the footer of each newsletter. The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, the changes to your data stored in our newsletter tool (Acymailing) are logged.

Social networks

CSS has integrated so-called plugins from social networks such as Twitter and Facebook into its website, visible to users as the "Facebook button". If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which page of our website users are visiting and assigns the clicking of the "Like" button or the submission of comments to the personal user account. In addition, the information that you have visited our website is transmitted to Facebook, regardless of whether one of the plugins has been pressed or not. If you want to prevent this, you must log out of Facebook completely before visiting our website. To block the collection and transfer of data by Facebook plugins, you can obtain a browser add-on for some internet browsers at the following link: Facebook's privacy policy with more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard, and the settings options for protecting your privacy can be found here:

Legal basis: Data Protection Regulations

In accordance with the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) applicable from May 25, 2018 and the revised Data Protection Act of Switzerland from September 1, 2023, we inform you that the consents to the sending of email addresses are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 para. 2 no. 3, respectively para. 3 UWG.


For the optimization of our offer and public appearance we use the open source web analytics platform Matomo. Based on the evaluations, no assignment to your person is possible. The data is stored on our own servers at cyon GmbH in Switzerland.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.