We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. Below is a comprehensive explanation of how we handle your data.
Every person is entitled by law to have his or her privacy respected and their personal data protected from abuse. We comply with these regulations. Personal data is handled with the strictest confidentiality and will not be sold or passed on to third parties. In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect our databases as far as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification.
Handling of personal data
Personal data is any information that can be used to identify a person, in other words, any data that can be used to trace an individual's identity. Names, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers are examples of this information. Personal data also includes information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites a person views.
We collect, use or share personal data only where permitted by law or where the user consents to the collection of data. If such data is collected, it may be processed as appropriate by analytics and tracking services.
If you contact us via a webform on the website or by e-mail, your data will be stored in order to process your inquiry and answer any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
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Access data / server log files
Our web provider «CYON» collects data (server log files) every time a page is accessed on our website. This access data includes the name of the web page requested, the date and time of the request, browser type/version, operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and the host name of the requesting computer (IP address).
The provider uses this log data solely for statistical analyses for the purpose of operating, safeguarding and optimizing the site.
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However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within the member states of the European Union, or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened. IP anonymization is enabled on this website. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operator of this website as well as providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of the website. You can prevent Google’s collection of the data generated by these cookies and data connected with the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google's processing of such data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Your rights and our contact details
Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)
c/o Bern University of Applied Sciences
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
Länggasse 85, CH-3052 Zollikofen
Tel.: +41 (0)31 910 21 91
Last updated: July 2023