This privacy policy [privacy policy] applies exclusively to the use of our website.


The controller pursuant to data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Swiss association of information and communications technology (association)
Data protection officer
Vulkanstrasse 120
8048 Zurich

Telephone: +41 43 336 40 20

Supervisory authority:

Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, FDPIC
Feldeggweg 1
3003 Bern


Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the federal data protection regulations (Data Protection Act, FADP), everyone has the right to protect their privacy and to protect against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

In cooperation with our hosting providers, we ensure that the databases are adequately protected against unauthorized access, loss, forgery or misuse.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may have security flaws. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

By using this website, you agree to your data being collected, processed and used in accordance with the following description. This website can be visited without registering.


When accessing our website [], information is temporarily stored in a log file on our server. This is information that your device’s browser sends automatically. In particular:

  • IP address of the contacting device
  • Date and time
  • URL of pages and files accessed
  • Referrer URL
  • Browser and other device information

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Establishing a connection the website
  • Use of our website
  • System security and stability

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR and Art. 13(1) FADP. Our legitimate interest follows from optimizing and ensuring the security of the use of our website.

Disclosure to third parties for execution of the contract

Insofar as this is legally permissible pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and Art. 13(2)(a) FADP and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes, in particular, disclosure to shipping companies for the purpose of delivering the goods you have ordered and the disclosure of payment data to payment service providers or credit institutions in order to carry out a payment transaction. The data which is passed on may be used by the third party exclusively for the stated purposes.


We use cookies (session cookies as well as temporary and permanent cookies) on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. A cookie does not always mean that we can identify you.

The use of cookies is intended, on the one hand, to log the frequency of use, number of users and behaviors on our website, to increase the security of website use and to make our offer user-friendly. As soon as you leave the website, these cookies are automatically deleted.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness. These cookies are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, we will automatically detect that you have already visited us and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from optimizing and ensuring the security of the use of our website.

You can configure your browser settings so that no cookies are stored on your computer. Complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you will not be able to use all the features of our website.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the U.S. site or the EU site

By continuing to use our website and/or agreeing to this privacy policy, you consent to our use of cookies to collect, store and use personal usage data, even after the end of the browser session. You can revoke this consent at any time by activating the browser setting to refuse third-party cookies.


Our website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. Google Analytics uses cookies (see cookies section). These allow analysis of the use of our website including IP addresses by Google in the USA. Please note that Google Analytics has been extended with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website in order to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking). If anonymization is enabled, Google abbreviates IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which means your identity cannot be established. The full IP address be only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. Google complies with the data protection provisions of the “Swiss-USA Privacy Shield” agreement and therefore has an adequate level of data protection. Google uses the information collected to evaluate the use of our websites for us, to compile reports for us in this regard and to provide other related services to us. You can find out more at To disable Google Analytics, Google provides a browser plug-in at

With the tracking measures we use, we want to ensure a needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purposes of optimizing our offer for you. By means of the targeting measures we use, we want to ensure that you only see advertising on your end devices that is oriented towards your real or supposed interests. We use Google Analytics to safeguard our legitimate interests based on Art. 13(1) FADP or Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.


This website uses web fonts provided by Google to display fonts in a standardized manner. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

More information about Google web fonts can be found at and in the Google privacy policy:


We use the following social plug-ins on our website to increase awareness of our association. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Responsibility for data-protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers. Data processing in connection with these plug-ins takes place with your consent when you use these plug-ins.

If you use the services of these social networks independently or in connection with our website, the social networks evaluate your use of the plug-in. In this case, information about the plug-in will be forwarded to the social networks.


Our website uses plug-ins from the social network Facebook, which is provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA and Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The Facebook plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or the words “Like” or “Share”. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance can be found at

When you visit a page on our website that contains this type of plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page.

By means of this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly match your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the “Like” button, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and settings options to protect your privacy in this regard, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy:


Functions of the X service (Twitter) are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using X and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your X account and disclosed to other users. Data is also transmitted to X. For more information, please refer to X’s privacy policy at

You can change your privacy settings for X in the account settings at:


Plug-ins of the LinkedIn network (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) are used on our website.

Please note that when you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is therefore informed that your IP address has visited our website. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are also logged into your LinkedIn account, you have the option of linking content from our website to your LinkedIn profile page. You allow LinkedIn to match your visit to our website to your user account.

For more information, please refer to LinkedIn’s privacy policy at:

You can also completely prevent the LinkedIn plug-ins from being loaded with add-ons for your browser, e.g. in Mozilla Firefox with the script blocker “NoScript” (


The website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our websites featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to match your browsing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at:


This website uses:

  • Google Maps to visualize geographic information (embedding maps). When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the visitors’ use of the map functions.
  • Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam.
  • YouTube for embedding videos.

These services of the U.S.-based Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, USA, use, among other things, cookies and, as a result, data is transferred to Google in the USA. We assume that no personal tracking takes place solely through the use of our website in this context.

Google is committed to ensuring appropriate data protection in accordance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield.

For more information about data processing by Google, see the Google privacy policy. You can also change your personal privacy settings in the data protection center there. Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

The legal basis for the above data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the optimization of our website and our offerings.


You have the right:

  • To request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information on its details (Art. 15 GDPR). In the event that a disproportionately large amount of effort is required, we reserve the right to ask you to provide proof of identity as well as to assume the actual costs in advance.
  • To immediately request the rectification of inaccurate or completion of your personal data stored by us (Art. 16 GDPR).
  • To request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, insofar as the processing is not necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (Art. 17 GDPR).
  • To request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to have it erased and we no longer need the data, but you do need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR (Art. 18 GDPR).
  • To receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller (Art. 20 GDPR).
  • To revoke the consent you once granted to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future (Art. 7(3) GDPR).
  • To complain to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).


If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, if there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.


If you have any questions about data protection or would like to assert your rights listed above, please send us an e-mail to or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization listed at the beginning of the privacy policy.


We use technical and organizational measures to protect our website against unauthorized access.


This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


The copyright and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or to the respective rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance to reproduce all files.

Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and, if necessary, liable for damages.


All information on our website has been carefully checked. We strive to ensure that the information we provide is up-to-date, accurate and complete. Nevertheless, errors cannot be completely ruled out, which means that we cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy and up-to-dateness of information, including information of a journalistic-editorial nature. Liability claims for damages of a material or immaterial nature caused by the use of our website or the information offered are completely excluded to the extent permitted by law.

The publisher may, at its sole discretion and without notice, modify or delete texts and is not obliged to update the content of this website. Use or access to this website is at the user’s own risk. The publisher, its clients or partners are not liable for damages, such as direct, indirect, incidental, consequential damages or damages to be determined in advance allegedly incurred by visiting this website and therefore assume no liability for this.

The publisher also assumes no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that are accessible via external links on this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their content. The publisher hereby expressly distances itself from all content of third parties that may be relevant to criminal or liability law or violate good morals.


We retain your personal data for as long as we consider necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. We will erase your personal data as soon as it is no longer required and in any case after the legally prescribed maximum retention period of five or ten years has expired. Data which is no longer necessary and for which there is no statutory retention obligation will be destroyed after the purpose and justification has ceased to exist.


We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time without prior notice or to adapt it to new processing methods. The current privacy policy can be accessed at any time on [ > privacy policy]. Older versions of the privacy policy will be available here. To the extent that the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, we will notify you of the change by e-mail or other appropriate means in the event of an update.