Data privacy statement

Please read this data privacy statement carefully and make sure that you understand it.

You are deemed to have accepted the statement the first time that you use the website. If you do not accept this statement and do not agree to it, you must stop using the website without delay.

The Balgrist Group understands that protecting your privacy is important and that you have an interest in how your personal data is used online and passed on. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits the website Subject to the limited exceptions in Section 4, we do not collect any personal data about you, unless you contact us (see Section 5).

1. Definitions

The following terms have the following meaning in this data privacy statement:

Personal data is all data that relates to an identifiable person, who can be directly or indirectly identified from this data. In this case, it is personal data that you communicate to us via the website. This definition may also include the definitions outlined in the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) in the currently applicable version and/or the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We/our relates to the Balgrist Group as defined above.

A website is the presentation of a company, individual or organization on the World Wide Web. A website generally consists of many websites i.e. individual HTML documents.

2. What does this data privacy statement cover?

This data privacy statement only applies to use of the website The website may contains links to websites that are not part of the website Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, saved or used on these external websites. We recommend that you review the data privacy statement for the relevant website before sending your data.

3. Your rights

As the data subject, you have the following rights under the DSG and/or GDPR:

  1. Right to information on the collection and use of personal data.
  2. Right of access to the personal data that we have saved about you (see Section 4).
  3. Right to rectification if any personal data that we have saved about you is incorrect or incomplete.
  4. Right to be forgotten i.e. the right to demand that we delete your personal data.
  5. Right to restrict the processing of your personal data (i.e. to prevent it).
  6. Right to data portability (receipt of a copy of your personal data for use by another service or organization).
  7. Right to object to your personal data being used for certain purposes.
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.

If you have reason to object to the use of your personal data, please contact us using the contact details shown in Section 8. We will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) and/or a responsible EU supervisory authority (depending on the jurisdiction).

4. What data do we collect?

Subject to the information in Section 5, we do not collect any personal data from you. We place cookies on your computer or device. Please see our cookie guideline in this regard.

When you send us an e-mail, we may record your name, e-mail address and all other information that you provide.

5. How do we use your data?

If we collect personal data, we shall only process and save this data for as long as is required for the purpose for which it was collected. We will meet our obligations and protect your rights under the DSG and/or GDPR at all times. See Section 6 for details on the security of your data.

As mentioned above, we generally do not collect personal data. If you contact us and we receive personal data in your e-mail, we may use this to respond to your e-mail.

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties.

6. How and where do we save your personal data?

We only save your personal data for as long as necessary in order to use it as described in Section 5 and/or for as long as we have your consent for this.

Your data is only saved in Switzerland.

Data security is incredibly important to us and we have taken suitable measures to protect your data (even if it only relates to your e-mail address).

7. How can you access your personal data?

You have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have saved about you (if any). Please send us an e-mail for further information.

8. Contact

If you have any questions about the website or this data privacy statement, please contact us via . Please ensure that your enquiry is clear, particularly if it relates to information about the data that we have saved about you (cf. Section 3).

9. Amendments to this privacy statement

We may occasionally make amendments to this statement (for example if the law changes). All amendments shall be immediately published on this website and it is assumed that you have accepted the conditions outlined in the statement when you use the website for the first time after the amendments have been introduced. We recommend that you visit this page regularly to keep yourself up to date.

10. Cookie guideline

The website uses cookies and similar technologies to distinguish you from other users. Using cookies enables us to make the website easier for you to use and improve it by better understanding how you use it. Please read this cookie guideline carefully and ensure that you understand it. You are deemed to have accepted our cookie guideline if you continue to use the website or click «okay» on our cookie pop-up. If you do not accept our cookie guideline, please stop using the website.

In this cookie guideline, the following terms have the following meaning unless otherwise required by the context:

A cookie is a small file that the website places on your computer or device when you visit certain parts of the website and/or if you use specific features of the website.

Cookie legislation refers to the relevant sections of the Guideline on Universal Service and Users’ Rights relating to Electronic Communications Networks and Services (EU Guideline from 25 November 2009) and EU Directive 2016/679 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How does the website use cookies?

The website may place certain «first party cookies» on your computer or device and access these. «First party cookies» are cookies that are placed directly by us and used only by us. We use these cookies to make it easier for you to use the website, design it better, and offer and improve our services. We have carefully selected these cookies and taken measures to ensure that your privacy and personal data are protected and respected at all times.

When you use the website, you may also receive certain «third party cookies» on your computer or device. «Third party cookies» are cookies placed by other websites, services and/or providers. Cookies from third-party providers are used on the website for advertising purposes. More detailed information can be found below.

Which cookies does the website use?

The following cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from the technology company Google LLC. Google Analytics uses so-called «cookies». These are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, prepare reports about website activities for the website operators and perform other services associated with the use of the website and the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. will not associate your IP address with other data held by Google.

Deinstallation of Google Analytics cookies

You can prevent cookies being installed by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case you may be unable to use all features of this website in full. You can also object to your data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the Deactivate Google Analytics link. This places an «opt-out cookie» that prevents your data being collected on future visits to this website. However, you will then no longer be able to use all the features of this website.

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram plug-ins

The website uses plug-ins for the social networks Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram. You can recognize the plug-ins from the logos or the «like button» or «share button» on our website.

When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the server of the relevant plug-in provider. The plug-in content is sent directly by the provider to your browser and incorporated into the website. This gives the provider the information that you visited our website with your IP address, even if you do not have an account or are not currently logged onto the social network. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a server belonging to the provider in the USA and saved there. If you click on the provider’s «like button» while logged into your account, you can link the content of our website to your profile. This enables the provider to assign the visit to our website to your user account. The information on your interaction is also sent directly to a server belonging to the provider and saved there. Furthermore, information is disclosed by the provider and shown to your friends. Please note that we, as a provider, do not have any knowledge about the content of the data sent or its use by the provider.

Consent and monitoring

Before cookies (including plug-ins and web analytic tools) are placed on your computer or device, a pop-up appears with the request to agree to these cookies being placed. By giving us your consent, you help us to enable you to use the website in the best way possible. If you wish, you can withhold your consent to the placement of cookies (unless these cookies are absolutely necessary). In this case, it may not be possible to use certain functions of the website in full or as intended.

You can also activate or deactivate cookies in your browser. In most browsers you can also choose whether you want to deactivate all cookies or only «third party cookies». Most browsers have the default setting that most cookies are accepted. However, you can change this setting. Further details can be found in the help menu for your browser or the documents provided.

Amendments to this cookie guideline

We can amend this cookie guideline at any time. Such amendments will be binding for you when you use the website for the first time after the amendment has been implemented. We therefore recommend that you view this page regularly and inform yourself about the latest status.

If provisions in the latest version of the cookie guideline contradict one or more of the provisions contained in earlier versions, the current and valid provisions shall prevail, unless expressly agreed otherwise.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about how we use cookies, please contact us via e-mail.