Privacy policy


The University of Basel attaches great importance to the protection of personal data. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, photo, user behavior, IP address, etc.

With this privacy policy, we would like to inform you which data the Department Biozentrum of the University of Basel collects from you as a user of the website, processes, discloses, and for what purpose, and which measures the University of Basel takes to ensure the security of this data. In addition, we inform you about your rights by means of this privacy policy.

Personal data is always processed in compliance with the Information and Data Protection Act of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (IDG) applicable to the University of Basel and, if applicable, the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DSG). In addition, the University of Basel complies with the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which may be applicable, and states the relevant legal basis for this case in each case, in accordance with Art. 13 Para. 1 lit c DSGVO.

What personal data does the University of Basel process and for what purpose?

The use of certain offers on the website, including applying for open positions and other open calls, such as for internship programs or course attendance, may require the collection, processing and longer-term storage of personal data such as name, address, telephone number, or mail address. We process this data in accordance with Art. 9 of the Information and Data Protection Act of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (IDG) or the corresponding university regulations.

If and insofar as the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) applies, we process the data:

based on legal requirements (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO) or in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO),
based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO),
to fulfill contractual obligations as well as to carry out corresponding pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO),
to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO),
to protect vital interests of you or another natural person (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO).

Any consent you have given us for certain services can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Personal data that has already been accumulated will be deleted if it is no longer required for the purposes for which the data was collected. Instead of deletion, the data will be blocked if there are legal or contractual reasons against deletion.

If you would like us to delete your personal data completely, please contact:

Why are cookies set?

Cookies are small text files that are transferred from our server or the server of a third party to the user’s browser and stored on your terminal device. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as the IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of the website. Via the settings of your browser, you can see which cookies have been set by the website and can delete them if necessary.

What access data does the University of Basel process (collect, save, etc.) when you use the website and for what purpose?

For security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse and to secure our network infrastructure, so-called access data, which are automatically collected when calling up the website, are stored in a web server log file on servers of the University of Basel for a period of 4 weeks. In the event of an attack on our network infrastructure, longer-term storage may be necessary for reasons of evidence and for possible civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker.

The following access data is collected:

Does the website use web analytics tools?


What third party services does the website use?

We integrate services of third parties, paying attention to the principles of data protection (especially purpose limitation, data minimization and, if possible, without data transfer to unsafe third countries).

Google reCAPTCHA

Is your data secure at the University of Basel?

The University of Basel uses technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the data it collects and further processes via the website,

The measures to be taken depend on the type of information, the type and purpose of use and the respective state of the art.

Is the website encrypted?

Our website is offered encrypted.

Encryption ensures that the website accessed (the information requested) also comes from the server it claims to be. Unencrypted traffic can be manipulated by third parties.

The University of Basel or Department Biozentrum has not reviewed websites linked to the website via hyperlinks as well as displayed RSS feeds and assumes no liability for their content or for the products, services and other offers provided thereon.

What rights do you have as a data subject?

Users of the website, through which we process personal data, have the right, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, to obtain at any time

Can the privacy policy change?

The University of Basel or Department Biozentrum reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time if necessary. The current status of this privacy policy is 08.09.2023.

Who is responsible for the website and who can you contact if you need help?

University of Basel
Department Biozentrum
Spitalstrasse 41
CH-4056 Basel

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data on the website, you can contact the following address:

Main Responsibility:
University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, P.O. Box
4001 Basel

Data Protection Officer of the University of Basel:

Danielle Kaufmann lic. iur.
Schönbeinstrasse 18-20
4056 Basel