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Data Privacy Statement


Applicable scope

This data privacy statement applies to the websites of scienceindustries and all communication media (such as e-mail, contact forms, etc.) that refer to this statement. Please note that you have to pay attention to the data privacy statements of any third parties whose links or websites you access via our services. scienceindustries is not responsible for the information or data protection policies of third-party websites or services.

Contact address

If you require more information on data privacy, please contact scienceindustries:

Nordstrasse 15 – P.O. Box
8021 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 368 17 11

When contact is established with us (for example via contact form or e-mail), the data relating to you or to third parties are stored in order to process the enquiry and to handle any subsequent queries.

Data privacy

Pursuant to Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the federal government’s data protection provisions (Data Protection Act, FADP), every individual is entitled to protection of their privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. scienceindustries complies with these provisions. Personal data are treated confidentially.

Working closely with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect our databases as best we can against external or unauthorised attacks, loss, misuse or falsification.

Nevertheless, scienceindustries does not provide any guarantees regarding the security of your personal data. To the full extent permitted by law, scienceindustries excludes any and all liability and damages relating to external or unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification. scienceindustries advises you to implement all security measures available to you to protect your personal data.

Handling of personal data

Personal data are defined as all information relating to a specific or specifiable natural person. Among others, these include the name, e-mail address and telephone number. When you access our website we can collect certain personal data. Although you cannot be directly identified by name, these data make it possible to identify your specific computer or device (IP address).

Personal data are only processed (in particular saved, stored, used, archived, etc.) by scienceindustries where this is permitted by law or if you have consented to the processing of your data.

By providing your personal data, you agree that scienceindustries may process and exchange them, inter alia, for:

  • the delivery of information (e.g. invitations, information about the association, its activities or third parties, etc.);

  • improve user friendliness;

  • carry out website analyses and performance measurements;

  • maintain the website, including for security purposes.

In some places on our website you are asked to enter personal data if you wish to use the relevant functions. In these cases you provide your personal data on a voluntary basis, which serves as consent for the processing of the data you provided by scienceindustries or its order processors. Please note that you may be unable to use certain functions of this website if you should refuse to provide specific personal data. We will process all the personal data you provide to us in accordance with this data privacy statement.

Access data

When you access the website of scienceindustries, the following data are filed in log files (files that keep a log of events that occur in a computer system or network): IP address, date, time, browser request and general transmitted information on the operating system or browser. These usage data form the basis for anonymised statistical analysis, allowing trends to be identified and enabling us to improve our services accordingly. scienceindustries reserves the right, however, to subsequently check the protocol data if there is specific evidence to legitimately suspect the unlawful use of the website.

Revocation, changes, rectification and updating

You have the right to request information from scienceindustries and/or its order processors free of charge regarding your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the rectification of incorrect data as well as the blocking and erasure of your personal data, unless these data have to be stored by law for a specified retention period.

Storage/retention period of your personal data

The period for which your personal data are stored depends on the purpose for which these data were collected and are being processed. However, we will store your data for longer when we are required to do so by law.


Our newsletters inform you about topics of current relevance and our activities. If you wish to receive a newsletter, we need your valid e-mail address and your name for the salutation. By providing your personal data you confirm to scienceindustries that you have taken note of the data privacy statement and consent to your data being used by scienceindustries to send you the subscribed newsletter. No further data are collected. These data are only used for sending the newsletter to a third-party system and are not forwarded to third parties.

When you subscribe to a newsletter, we also store your IP address and the date of subscription. These stored data are solely used to prove subscription in the event that an e-mail address is misused by a third party to subscribe to the newsletter without the knowledge of the owner of the address.

You can revoke your consent for the storage of your data and e-mail address and the use thereof to send the newsletter at any time. Consent can be withdrawn via a link in the newsletter itself, on the website under "Newsletter subscription" by entering your e-mail address, first name and surname, and clicking on "Unsubscribe", or by using the above contact data to send a message.


The scienceindustries website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer on a permanent or temporary basis when you visit this website. The purpose of cookies is in particular to analyse the use of this website for statistical evaluations and to ensure continuous improvement.

Data privacy statement for using Google Analytics

The scienceindustries website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to facilitate an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookies about your usage of our website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the US. If IP anonymisation is activated on the website of scienceindustries, however, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website of scienceindustries, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the scienceindustries website. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Data privacy statement for using Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

The scienceindustries website is equipped with plugins provided by the social network Facebook (Meta Platforms, Inc.). Facebook plugins on the scienceindustries website are indicated by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button. An overview of the Facebook plugins is available here:

When you visit the website of scienceindustries, the plugin establishes a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the "Like" button while you are signed into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of the scienceindustries website with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to the scienceindustries website with your user account. Please note that we as provider of our website have no knowledge of what data are transmitted nor of what Facebook does with it. For more information on this topic, please see the Facebook data privacy statement at[A1] 

If you do not want Facebook to know that you have visited the website of scienceindustries, you should sign out of your Facebook user account before doing so.

Currently no plugins are used on the scienceindustries website. Our website is only linked to the Facebook page of scienceindustries. When you log in to your Facebook user account and visit the Facebook page of scienceindustries, the above data privacy statement applies to the use of Facebook plugins.

Data privacy statement for using Twitter

The scienceindustries website incorporates functions of the Twitter service. These functions are offered by X Corp. (formerly Twitter, Inc.). If you use Twitter and in particular the "re-tweet" function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data such as your IP address, browser type, called-up domains, visited websites, mobile phone providers, device and application IDs and search terms are transmitted to Twitter.

Please note that we as provider of the scienceindustries Twitter account have no knowledge of what data are transmitted nor of what Twitter does with it. As Twitter constantly updates its data privacy statement, you are referred to the latest version of this statement at

You can change your Twitter data privacy settings in the account settings at If you have any questions, you can find further information at

Updating of this data privacy statement

scienceindustries may from time to time amend this data privacy statement. Our advice is to regularly check this data privacy statement for changes. The date of the last amendment is provided at the bottom of this declaration.


May 2023


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