Status: April 2020

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in the UZH Foundation. Please note the following data protection information on the use of this website, which is the responsibility of the UZH Foundation, Moussonstrasse 15, 8044 Zurich, telephone: +41 44 634 34 00, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here you can find information about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data. This information can be reviewd on our website at any time. It relates to use via PC, smartphone, tablet and other Internet-capable devices.



Who collects, processes and uses your data?

The responsible data processing office is the UZH Foundation, Moussonstrasse 15, 8044 Zurich, phone: +41 44 634 34 00, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


What is personal data?

Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject), e.g. your name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, etc.


What rights do you have and where can you assert them?


What data is collected and used?

1. collection and use of non-personal (anonymous) data for internal system and statistical purposes

When accessing our website, your internet browser automatically transmits data (e.g. date and time of access, URL (address) of the referring website, accessed file, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system, IP address) to our server for technical reasons. This information is statistically evaluated by us anonymously and used exclusively to improve the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website. The data is not used by us to identify the individual user. The data is not merged with other data sources. The data will be deleted after a statistical evaluation.

2. Collection and use of personal data

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    Personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address) is only collected on this website if you provide it to us voluntarily, for example when you contact us, e.g. via the contact form, when you enter data in an input field on our website or send it to us by e-mail. In order to be able to use some services, it is sometimes necessary to collect personal data such as name, e-mail address, address and telephone number etc.

    Your personal data will only be used to contact you or for the purpose for which you have provided us with this data, e.g. to process your enquiries, for technical administration of the website and customer management.

    Any communication of this information is expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. As far as it concerns information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you via this communication channel in order to answer your request.


In which cases do third parties have access to your data?

Your data will not be passed on to third parties, unless you have given your consent or we are legally obliged to pass it on. Data will only be passed on to external service providers or partner companies if this is necessary in the context of providing the offers or services. In these cases, however, the extent of the data passed on is limited to the necessary minimum.


Was hat es mit Cookies und anderen Erhebungsverfahren auf sich?

  1. Cookies

We use cookies for statistical evaluation. Cookies are files that are stored on the hard disk of your computer, smartphone or tablet and serve to facilitate navigation. They avoid the need to re-enter all necessary data each time you use them. Cookies help us to tailor our website exactly to your needs, such as preferred areas of interest. Cookies are used to record time, default settings, log-in status and remember the view you have set. If you do not wish this, you only need to switch off the acceptance of cookies in your browser. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but offer the option of rejecting cookies or displaying a warning before saving them. Please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer for details of how all this works.

It is not absolutely necessary to allow cookies for the pure visit of our site. However, switching off all cookies may mean that some functions on our website cannot be carried out.

  1. Web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. 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 the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (

Alternatively, you can also prevent Google Analytics from recording the data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizeIp" in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only to this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you have to click this link again.

  1. Social bookmarks

No social bookmarks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat) are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow the users of such a service to collect links and news items.

  1. Newsletter

A newsletter is used to convey information to selected target groups. The following data is used for this purpose: Salutation, first and last name, e-mail address. These data are necessary for data processing. You can cancel the newsletter at any time. We use the list provider Mailchimp to send our newsletter. Mailchimp is an offer from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318 ("Rocket"). The data stored during the registration process is transmitted to Rocket in encrypted form and stored by Rocket. Mailchimp offers various analysis possibilities about how the sent newsletters are opened and used, e.g. how many users have sent an e-mail, whether e-mails have been rejected and whether users have unsubscribed from the list after receiving an e-mail. However, these analyses are only group-related and are not used by us for individual evaluation. Mailchimp also uses the analysis tool Google Analytics from Google, Inc. and may include it in newsletters. You can find more details about Mailchimp's privacy policy at


On the website you will find links to other websites that may be of interest to you. The UZH Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or their content. Therefore, this privacy policy may differ from the privacy policies of other websites. We recommend that you also read the data protection information of the other websites.

Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change the data protection information at any time. You will find the date of the last revision at the top of this page.