Privacy policy

Consent to privacy policy
By using the Swiss Heritage Center website, you give your express consent to the following terms and conditions:
The Swiss Heritage Center is a financially and legally independent entity and complies with the provisions of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in collecting and processing personal data.

Purpose-related and proportionate
The Swiss Heritage Center collects and processes data exclusively for its own purposes in order to provide free and at-cost services and to improve its offerings. Data is protected by appropriate measures during transmission (e.g. using SSL encryption) and storage. Personal data is processed in accordance with legal requirements.

Analysis of website usage
Visits to our websites are evaluated using Google Analytics and cookies for the purpose of optimizing the user experience. An data processing agreement has been concluded with Google. The data is collected anonymously in non-personalized form. You have the option of generally deactivating Google Analytics by installing a browser add-on.

Transmission of sensitive data
When you send us data, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your data for the specified purpose. Unless otherwise stated, this data will be stored in the form of an e-mail. When you submit personal data to us online, we assume that you consent to a response via the same or a more secure communication channel. Sensitive data such as usernames and passwords should be shared with us via separate communication channels.

By registering for the newsletter, you expressly agree that we may send you information and statistically evaluate access to linked contents independent of personal details. You can revoke your consent at any time by clicking on the corresponding link in the newsletter or communicating such in an e-mail.

Embedded content
We use YouTube and Vimeo to display videos. For the representation of fonts, we integrate web fonts from Favorit as well as Machina. We utilize swisstopo for the presentation of maps. These providers can track access to their platform.

Third-party providers such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo use cookies to provide other services (e.g. advertisements) related to website use and Internet usage based on previous visits to this or other websites. You can delete cookies in your browser or disable the storage and transmission of cookies altogether by changing your browser settings.

Social plugins
We do not use any social plugins embedded directly by providers. If you visit our social media pages, you agree to the relevant guidelines of the social media provider.

Please be aware that e-mails may not always be encrypted when communicated due to technological factors. E-mails may be viewed by third parties during transmission and could potentially be manipulated. Additionally, they may be filtered as spam or lost. We are legally required to store business correspondence and documents for 10 years.

Data privacy shield
The Swiss Heritage Center may use software from companies that are subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield or a corresponding agreement.

You have the right to request information about your stored data free of charge and demand that we correct or delete data if necessary.

Swiss Heritage Society
Swiss Heritage Center at the Villa Patumbah
Zollikerstrasse 128
8008 Zurich


Swiss Heritage Center, March 2021