1. General information

The protection of your data is of particular concern to us. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable to us. With the help of this data protection declaration, we inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by Swiss Biotech Association and the rights to which you are entitled. 

Personal data is the information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes in particular your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and your IP address. 

The responsible body for data processing on this website is: 

Swiss Biotech Association

Löwenstrasse 11
8001 Zurich

Tel.:  +41 44 455 5678


2. Data processing related to visiting this website

Categories, sources and origin of data
In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser transmits to us. These are: 

– Visited page on our domain
– Date and time of the server request
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Hostname of the accessing computer
– IP address (anonymized) 

These data are not merged with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.  

Passing on to third parties
We use processors, i.e. companies that we commission to process data within the scope provided by law, Art. 28 DSGVO. This applies in particular to the areas of payment and shipping. The necessary data protection agreements were concluded with these service providers.  

Otherwise, data will only be passed on to third parties if we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions (passing on data to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement agencies).  

Within our company, we ensure that only those persons receive your data who need it in order to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations. 

Storage period of the data
We store your data as long as they are needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous retention periods mean that data must continue to be stored. This applies in particular to commercial law or tax law storage obligations (e.g. Commercial Code, Tax Code, etc.). If there are no further storage obligations, the data will be deleted as soon as it has been used for its intended purpose. 

Data transmission
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line. 

In order to protect data stored with us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons in the best possible way, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures. 

Third country transmission 
Data will only be transferred to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) to the extent that this is necessary for the performance of the contractual obligation is required by law or you have given us your consent. 

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us to make our site more user-friendly, effective and secure.Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the use of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies can result in a limited functionality of our website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart), takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.

Our website uses the web analysis service MatomoMatomo is an Open Source solution. Matomo uses “cookies”. These are small text files, which your web browser stores on your terminal device and which allow an analysis of the website use. Information generated by cookies about the use of our website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised before it is stored.

Matomo cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them.

Matomo cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and, if necessary, advertising.

The information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the setting of cookies by your web browser. However, some functions of the website may be restricted as a result.

You can deactivate the storage and use of your data here. Your browser uses an opt-out cookie, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. When you visit our website again, the opt-out cookie must be set again to prevent the storage and use of your data.

Social Plugins
On this website social plugins are integrated, with which data can be sent to social networks and used by them. You can recognize these plugins by the corresponding logos of the networks as well as the label “twitter” or “share”. Currently there are plugins for
Twitter and LinkedIn. When you visit our website, no data is transferred to the social networks. Only after a click on one of the corresponding buttons data will be transferred and stored there. The use of the social plugins is voluntary and not linked to the use of the website. 

The provider of the respective service receives the information that you have accessed our website and can link this information to your user account in case you are logged in there. We have no influence on the extent, purpose and duration of the storage. It is also possible that the provider of the social network uses cookies. 

Via the social plugins on our site you can use the services of the following providers: 

Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA) 

Font Awesome
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Fonticons, Inc. for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. 

For this purpose, your browser has to connect to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. This will allow Fonticons, Inc. to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. 

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. 

Further information on Font Awesome can be found at and in Fonticons, Inc.’s privacy policy: 

Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. 

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. 

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. 

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at

SPAM/Fishing mails by third parties
SCAM and SPAM mails offering to sell attendee data of the Swiss Biotech Day Conference for sale have been reported. We are not involved in any data sale activities. Therefore, we advise to treat such mailing as you would treat any other SPAM/SCAM activity.

If available in your country, you can report the issue with the respective authority. If you reside in Switzerland, such events can be reported to National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the Swiss Federal Administration via the following website:

Where possible, we will pursue legally misappropriations of our names and brands.

3. Events

On our website, you can register for participation in the Swiss Biotech Day 2024. In order to be able to handle your registration, we process the personal data provided in the registration mask on the basis of the declaration of consent you gave during registration. In doing so, it is obligatory to provide your first name, last name, e-mail address, company/organisation, billing address and country of origin. The data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of organising and carrying out the event, in particular to check the registration when accessing the event and to create the name badges.  

If you register for the Swiss Biotech Day 2024, your personal data will be forwarded to BIOCOM Interrelations GmbH, Jacobsenweg 61, 13509 Berlin (, which is the service provider commissioned to organise the event. The service provider will store your data on a server located in Germany.

4. Partnering

Visitors have the opportunity to register for partnering as part of the event registration process. The purpose of partnering is to facilitate mutual contact. For this purpose, profiles can be posted on the partnering portal. These profiles are visible to all other visitors who have registered for partnering and can be searched by name of the person and name of the company or organization. It is possible to make contact requests via the partnering portal, about which the requested person will be informed by e-mail. E-mail addresses themselves are not displayed on the partnering portal. After sending the consent to partnering, the data entered in the input masks will be transmitted exclusively for the operation of the partnering portal to the Venture Valuation AG, Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland:

5. Payment Provider

Wallee AG
Our products and services can be paid for through the services of Wallee. Provider for customers within the EU is Wallee AG, General-Guisan-Strasse 47, CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland (hereinafter “Wallee”).
 In the event of payment via Wallee, your payment details will be forwarded to Wallee via an interface in order to carry out the payment. Details of this can be found in Wallee’s Privacy Policy at the following link: 

The transfer of your data to Wallee is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contract processing) and on our justified interest in using reliable and secure payment processes (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).  

6. Newsletter with SendinBlue

This website uses Sendinblue to send newsletters. The provider is SendinBlue GmbH, Köpenicker Strasse 126, 10787 Berlin, Germany.  SendinBlue is a service that can be used, among other things, to organise and analyse the sending of newsletters. The information you enter to subscribe to the newsletter is stored on SendingBlue’s servers. 

Data analysis by SendinBlue
With the help of
SendinBlue we are able to analyse our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if any. Among other things, this enables us to find out which links were clicked on particularly often. 

Legal basis
Your data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. We do not pass on this data to third parties, nor do we use it for other purposes. Our registration system, which includes a confirmation message with a web link for full registration (double opt-in), ensures that you have expressly requested the newsletter.
  If you do not want SendinBlue to analyse your data, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. To do this, we provide a link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe directly on the website.  Data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.  For further details, please refer to the privacy policy of sendinblue   

7. Contact form

We enable interested parties on our site to contact us using an online form. Personal data (name, e-mail address) used for answering the form will be collected. This data will not be passed on to third parties or used beyond the processing of the inquiry. We would like to point out that the processing of this personal data is based on article 6 paragraph 1 letter e EU-DS-GVO in connection with §3 BDSG. Processing of the personal data provided by you is necessary for the purpose of processing your request. If we receive a message via the contact form or an e-mail from you, we assume that we are entitled to reply by e-mail. Otherwise, please expressly point out to us another form of communication   

8. Your rights as a data subject

 Your rights as a data subject are standardized in Art. 15 – 22 EU-GDPR.  These include  – The right of access (Art. 15), – The right to rectification (Art. 16), – The right to erasure “right to be forgotten” (Art. 17), – The right to restriction of processing (Art. 18), – The right to data portability (Art. 20), – The right to object to data processing (Art. 21) – Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77)   

Right of access, rectification, deletion, limitation
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions. You can contact us at any time in this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Data portability
Data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract can be handed over to yourself or third parties. The information is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

Rights of objection
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Rights of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority
You can assert the aforementioned rights in writing using the contact details given in point 1.
You also have a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the EU DS Block Exemption Regulation if you believe that we have disregarded data protection regulations when processing your personal data. You can lodge a complaint with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (EDÖB), for example. Contact details of the EDÖB: Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter Feldeggweg 1 CH-3003 Bern Switzerland.