Data Protection Policy
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.
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.
can be found here: https://www.cyon.ch/legal/privacy
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.
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.
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.
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.