Privacy Policy

Data protection is important to us

We place great importance on the protection of your personal data and strictly adhere to data protection regulations. The following privacy policy informs you about the personal data we collect, process, and use when you visit our website and use our services.

1. Responsible Party

The responsible party according to Swiss data protection law is:

Directorate 3RCC
c/o University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 6
CH-3012 Bern

2. Data We Collect

By visiting our website, certain data is automatically stored on our servers or on servers of services and products we use and/or have installed for system administration, statistical or backup purposes, or for tracking purposes. This includes:

  • Your internet service provider's name

  • Your IP address (under certain circumstances)

  • The version of your browser software

  • The operating system of the computer accessing the URL

  • The date and time of access

  • The website from which you visit the URL

  • The search terms you used to find the URL

If you contact us via email, the following data will be processed:

  • Email address

  • Content, subject, and date of your email

  • Contact details provided by you (e.g., name, phone number, address, etc.).

If you subscribe to our newsletter, the following data will be processed:

  • Email address

Our website uses cookies, which are data records stored on your device's operating system when you access our website through your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Most of our cookies are "session cookies" that are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit, helping us save certain settings (such as language preferences or location information) so that you don't have to enter them again when you revisit the website. How can you prevent data collection via cookies? Cookies are stored on your computer, so you have full control over their use. You can delete them entirely or disable or restrict their transmission by changing the settings in your browser. If you disable cookies for our website, some functions of the website may not be fully usable.

3. Services We Use

Our website integrates videos from YouTube, a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The use of YouTube is for the purpose of an appealing presentation of our online offers. When accessing YouTube videos, connections to Google's servers are established. YouTube is informed about the pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your browsing behavior with you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website. For more information on handling user data, see YouTube's privacy policy:

Matomo Analytics
We use the web analysis service software Matomo ( on our website, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis Street, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand ("Matomo"). Matomo enables the creation and evaluation of pseudonymized usage profiles. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies, among other things, allow the recognition of the internet browser. The data collected with Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) is processed on our servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the carrier of the pseudonym. Matomo is used for the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. These are also our legitimate interests. How can you prevent data collection via Matomo? You can prevent the storage of cookies and thus the analysis by Matomo by adjusting settings in your browser.

Mailchimp (Newsletter)
Our website uses the services of Mailchimp, a newsletter service provided by Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA, to regularly send you information about [topic or company]. By signing up, you agree to the processing of your data by Mailchimp in accordance with the following provisions.

  1. Newsletter Registration

When you sign up for our newsletter, the data you enter is transferred to Mailchimp and stored there. This usually includes your name and email address. Additionally, you can optionally provide further information, such as your first and last name.

  1. Data Processing by Mailchimp

Mailchimp uses this information for sending and evaluating newsletters on behalf of our company. However, Mailchimp may use the data for its own purposes, such as improving its services, technical optimization, or its economic interest in analyzing user behavior. Mailchimp also uses third-party analysis tools. For more information, see Mailchimp's privacy policy at:

  1. Unsubscribe and Revocation

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, i.e., revoke your consent. An unsubscribe link is provided at the end of each newsletter. If you unsubscribe, your data will be deleted from Mailchimp.

This website/app uses Mapbox, a mapping service provided by Mapbox Inc., 740 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA. By using Mapbox, certain information, including your IP address and location, may be transmitted to Mapbox. Mapbox may also store or access cookies on your device.

Mapbox uses this information to provide you with interactive maps and analyze the usage of its services. For more information about Mapbox's privacy practices, please refer to Mapbox's Privacy Policy at

Please note that the use of Mapbox may involve the use of cookies and the transmission of data to Mapbox, whether or not you have an account with Mapbox.

By using this website/app, you consent to the processing of your data by Mapbox in the manner and for the purposes described above.

4. Social Network (Social Media)

From the website, you can access the respective social media platforms through links. Detailed information and the privacy policies of the respective platforms can be found as follows:

Detailed information and privacy policy can be found here:

Twitter (X)
Detailed information and privacy policy can be found here:

5. For What Purposes Do We Collect Your Data

We process your data for the following purposes:

  • Providing the website

  • General communication with you

  • Sending newsletters with your consent

  • Evaluation of usage statistics by Matomo

  • Improvement and development of our offerings

  • Analysis and optimization of website usage

  • Security purposes

  • Compliance with legal or regulatory requirements

6. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

For the above purposes, we also transmit your data to service providers such as IT providers, payment providers, or providers of the tools mentioned below. We also transmit data to authorities if we have a legal obligation to do so.

7. Data Disclosure Abroad

In connection with data transmission to third parties, it is possible that your data may be processed not only in Switzerland. If the legal data protection in the recipient country does not correspond to the data protection level of Switzerland, we ensure by appropriate measures that transmission is permitted, e.g., by concluding the standard contractual clauses of the European Union or by another legally provided possibility, e.g., by fulfilling a contractual obligation for you or obtaining your consent.

8. Duration of Data Processing

In principle, data is deleted as soon as the purpose is fulfilled, and there are no longer any legal retention obligations.

9. Data Security

For the above purposes, we also transmit your data to service providers such as IT providers, payment providers, or providers of the tools mentioned below. We also transmit data to authorities if we have a legal obligation to do so.

10. Your Rights

You have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, and objection. If you wish to exercise your rights or have questions about the processing of your data, please contact us using the contact details above.

11. Updating the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is regularly reviewed and updated. The last update was on 01.12.2023

12. Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about data protection, we are happy to assist you.