The Paul Sacher Foundation (Paul Sacher Stiftung, hereinafter referred to as ‘the PSS’) takes the protection of your personal data (this means name, address, contact details, IP address, etc.) very seriously. The following privacy policy is intended to inform users of our website ( about the data we collect from you, process and, if necessary, store, the purposes for which we collect, process and store this data, and the measures the PSS takes to ensure the security of this data. In addition, this privacy policy explains your rights in relation to the above.

Legal notice

Please read the following information carefully. It contains legally relevant provisions. By accessing the website and its pages, you declare that you have understood and accept the following terms and conditions of use related to this website. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions, please refrain from accessing this website.

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and all other rights to content, images, photographs or other files on the website belong exclusively to the PSS or the specifically named rights holders. No elements may be reproduced without the prior the written consent of the copyright holders.


All texts on the website have been carefully checked and are regularly updated. While we make every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and complete, we cannot guarantee that the information provided on this website will be accurate, complete and up-to-date at all times and we disclaim all liability and responsibility in this respect. We reserve the right to change the information on this website without prior notice. While all links to external providers were checked for accuracy at the time they were created, we cannot be held liable for the content and availability of websites that are reached via hyperlinks. Liability for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, and especially for damage arising from the content of linked pages, lies solely with the providers of the pages to which the user was referred. This applies whether the damage is of a direct, indirect or financial nature, and to any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data, loss of use or otherwise.

Privacy policy

Data protection officer:

Paul Sacher Foundation
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Phone +41 61 269 66 44

The Paul Sacher Foundation (Paul Sacher Stiftung,hereinafter referred to as ‘the PSS’) takes the protection of your privacy very seriously and is therefore keen to comply with the strict legal provisions on data protection. We firmly believe that data protection begins with transparency. That is why we would like you to know at all times when we collect your personal data, what data we collect (i.e. name, address, contact details, IP address, etc.), how we use it, and also how you can restrict its use.

Data from visitors to our institution and our website is stored in order to provide our online services in a user-friendly manner and to measure the reach of our website (e.g. access statistics). This usually means contact details when visiting the PSS in person and usage data when visiting the website, e.g. the sub-pages visited and time of access, but may also include IP addresses and, if applicable, the status of consent to the storing of contact details.

Personal data is always processed in compliance with the information and data protection act applicable to the PSS, i.e. the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP). We cannot accept any responsibility for the security of data transmitted over the internet; in particular, there is a risk that data may be accessed by third parties when transmitted by email.

Should individual rules or formulations of this disclaimer be or become invalid, this shall not affect the content or validity of the remaining provisions.

Registration via the contact form and sending of communications

When you contact us (for example, using the contact form on our website or by email), the data you enter (normally your contact details and the content of the enquiry/request) will be stored in the Foundation's internal address database for the purpose of processing your request and answering any follow-up questions that may arise. The same applies if you register to receive our annual bulletin. The PSS is committed to protecting your privacy and will use your personal information only within the PSS and to communicate with you. Unless otherwise agreed with you, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties, except where we are obliged to disclose it, e.g. due to a court or official order. 

Period for which personal data is stored

We process and store your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the use of our services, i.e., for example, as long as you are on the mailing list for our bulletin, and beyond in accordance with the statutory retention and documentation obligations. As soon as your personal data is no longer required for these purposes, it will generally and wherever possible be deleted or anonymised. Technical data (e.g. logs, system logs) are subject to shorter retention periods.

Right to information; questions

You have the right to request information free of charge at any time about the personal data concerning you that is being stored. We reserve the right to provide this information electronically. You also have the right to object to the further future use of your personal data at any time. In either case, or if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact our administration office: office-pss@unibas.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

Withdrawal of consent

You may withdraw your consent at any time to the storage of the data and email address, and to their use for sending our communications. Personal data already collected will be deleted promptly at your request. Data may be blocked instead of deleted, unless there are legal or contractual requirements to the contrary. The changed or deleted information will not be retained by us. If you wish to submit a request for information or an objection, you must provide sufficient information to enable us to confirm your identity and provide valid proof that the information in question relates to you. Consent can be withdrawn by notifying office-pss@unibas.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

How we use cookies

Cookies are small text files that the web server places on your computer's browser and which can be used to identify you the next time you visit the website. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies, but you can opt out of cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are placed on your device. However, if you do not accept cookies, it may restrict some of the functions available on our website.

Embedded third-party services

We embed functional and content elements obtained from the servers of external providers (hereinafter referred to as ‘third-party providers’) in our website. Examples include audio data and videos (hereinafter jointly referred to as ‘content’).

Embedded content always requires the third-party providers of this content to process the user's IP address as they would be unable to send the content to the user's browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore essential for the presentation of such content and functions. We endeavour to use such content only where the respective provider uses the IP address solely to deliver the content in question. Third-party providers may also use what are known as ‘pixel tags’ (invisible graphics, also referred to as ‘web beacons’) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymised information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and the operating system, referring websites, the time visited and other information about the use of our online services, and may also be linked with such information from other sources.

Audio content is made available via the service provider SoundCloud (SoundCloud – Musikhosting; SoundCloud Global Limited & Co. KG, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany); you can find further information by clicking on the following links:; privacy policy:

Video content is made available via the service provider Vimeo ( Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA). You can find further information by clicking on the following links:; privacy policy:; opt-out: Please note that Vimeo may use Google Analytics; please refer to the Google Analytics privacy policy ( and to the Google Analytics opt-out options ( and the Google settings for the use of data for marketing purposes (

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’). We use the Universal Analytics version. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymised user ID and thus analyse the activities of users across devices.

Google Analytics uses cookies that allow an analysis of your use of the website. For example, information about the operating system, the browser, your IP address, the website you previously accessed (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website are recorded. The information about your use of our website generated via this text file is then transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on the website accessed, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services connected with the use of the website and the internet. Google will also disclose this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. This use is anonymised or pseudonymised. Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google advertising and content advertising network privacy policy.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in relation to Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can block cookies in your browser settings. In addition, you can prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link. Further information on Google Analytics and the Google Analytics terms of service can be found directly at and the Google privacy policy can be found at

Right of modification

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time in compliance with the legal provisions. This privacy policy was last updated on 19 September 2023.