Data protection in general

At Swiss Transfusion SRC, we believe protecting your privacy is extremely important as a matter of principle. Thus, we see the need to comply with the legal provisions on data protection (Swiss and EU law) as self-evident.


If you have a question about your right to obtain information or any other questions about data protection, please contact:


Data protection and this website

Thank you for visiting our website. We would like to take this opportunity to familiarise you with our online privacy policy.

General information and data protection

Swiss Transfusion SRC wants you to be informed about how we use and handle your personal information and about the precautionary measures we take to ensure the confidentiality and security of your data.

Normally, you do not need to provide any personal data in order to use our website. If you use the site only to obtain information – i.e. as long as you do not register anywhere or use an online form to transmit data to us – the only data that we collect is that transmitted by your browser for technical purposes. This includes, for example, your IP address.

We do everything we can to ensure that any personal data (such as a name, address or email address) that our site does collect, is collected on a voluntary basis. We would not share such data with any third party without your express consent.

Cookies

Some areas of our website use “cookies”. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files saved by your browser that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are the kind called “session cookies”. Session cookies are automatically deleted once you leave our site. You can delete cookies manually at any time from your browser’s security settings. Cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit the site. You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is being set and allow you to accept or reject them on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, you can set it to refuse cookies under certain conditions or always reject them You can also set your browser to delete all cookies automatically when it closes. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Analytics

Our website uses Matomo, an open source web analytics tool (https://matomo.org), to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. This data is available to Swiss Transfusion SRC, and we do not share it with any third party. This data can be used to create usage profiles under pseudonyms. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser used to visit the site. Cookies allow us to recognise your Internet browser if you return to the site. The data collected by Matomo will not be used to identify individual visitors to this website nor will it be combined with personal data relating to individual bearing the pseudonym unless the individual concerned has issued explicit consent to such use, affirmed in a separate statement.

You can prevent Matomo from tracking your visits by clicking on the following link:

Security

If you are asked to enter data about yourself when accessing an area or file on this website, you will be notified that SSL encryption is being used to secure the transmission of your data over the Internet. This privacy policy does not apply to the content of other websites that you may visit via a link contained in this site. We cannot accept responsibility for the content of such sites.

Contact forms

When you fill out an online contact form, you are sharing the personal data collected by this form with us. This usually consists of your name, postal and e-mail address, and might include your date of birth, mobile phone number, your donor number or the time and date that you contacted us. We process this data internally only, and for the purpose specified in the contact form.

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