Data collected through this website is stored subject to Swiss federal law regarding data protection.

The following data is, or may optionally be collected: name, email address(es), telephone number(s), affiliation, address(es), picture, gender, academic status, research field or interests, scientific advisor or mentor, a short biography, social networking addresses, news and publications feed address(es).
This data is collected for the purposes of: registration for workshops, conferences and the like, billing of the same, providing social networking information to your fellow attendees, and ensuring that suitable accomodation is provided for you at the events you attend.

No data is collected about you other than that which is entered through this website, or that which is unavoidably associated with your use of the website such as your IP address.

All of the data you provide may be transmitted to fellow registrants for social networking purposes.
No data will be transmitted to other third parties except insofar as it is required to be supplied to third party organizations running conferences, workshops and the like for which you have registered, e.g. for the production of identity badges, or insofar as it is required by third party organizations (e.g. hotels) arranging accomodation for you at events for which you have registered, or insofar as required by law.

Your data may be held on servers in Switzerland, or outside of Switzerland, but only in countries and territories which the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) (German: Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB)) considers offer appropriate protection. 

As of 2nd June 2014, the list of countries and territories considered to offer appropriate protection includes the following: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

If your data needs to be held on servers in any other country, e.g. the USA, we will ask for explicit permission.

If you access your data from any country, you are deemed to have thereby given permission for your data to be transmitted to and from that country.

You may modify your data through this website at any time, technical circumstances permitting. If you are unable to modify specific items of data, you may write to us (e.g. by email) requesting us to make the changes you desire.

You may also write to us if you wish us to disclose to you the entirety of the data we hold relating to you.

We take reasonable physical and technical steps to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction.