Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

The Wyss Zurich Translational Center (WZTC) is committed to protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected and used by the WZTC, based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Federal Government (Data Protection Act, DSG) and in accordance with GDPR.

You can find our full contact details on the right side of the webpage.

Collecting Processing and Use of Personal Data

We do not collect any personal data from you when you visit this website. Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us yourself when you register for an event, subscribe to our newsletter, or provide it voluntarily. This data will only be used to respond to your request(s) and can be deleted upon request.


When certain pages are accessed, a so-called “session cookie” is set. This is a small text file that is automatically deleted from your computer at the end of the browser session. The sole purpose of this file is to enable you to use certain applications. You can change the settings of most web browsers so that your browser does not accept new cookies, or you can delete cookies that have been received. You can find out how to delete or block cookies in the Help and Support section of your Internet browser. Please note in any case that the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all functions of our website.

Server Log Files

The WZTC website,, is hosted by Tells Söhne GmbH (Dammstrasse 2, 6440 Brunnen, Switzerland), with the physical hardware located at Keyweb AG (Neuwerkstraße 45/46, 99084 Erfurt, Germany), which logs and stores certain technical data. This data includes the IP address and operating system of your device, the data, the access time, the type of browser and the browser request including the origin of the request (referrer). This is necessary for technical reasons to make our website available to you. The web hosting provider protects this data from unauthorized access using technical and organizational measures and does not pass it on to third parties.

Web Analytics

WZTC uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text data that are stored on your computer, to allow an analysis of the use of this website. The information on the use of the website is transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. In some cases, Google passes on this information to third parties, where this is required by law or where Google commissions third parties to process the information. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

By using this website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner as described above and for the purpose already referred to.


WZTC uses Mailchimp, a newsletter service provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000 Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

When you enter your e-mail address to receive the newsletter, it is initially stored by MailChimp for the purpose of sending the owner an e-mail in which he/she can confirm the subscription to the newsletter mailing (“double opt-in”). After such confirmation, the email address is stored permanently at MailChimp until the owner has unsubscribed from receiving the newsletter or it is deleted by us. MailChimp stores the date of registration as well as the IP address under which the registration took place. There is no further use of the owner’s IP address.

Additionally, the data collected and used via MailChimp is stored and processed on computers in the USA. With your consent to receive our newsletter, you agree to this. In addition, we have concluded a data processing contract with MailChimp based on EU standard contractual clauses. Your e-mail address will not be passed on to third parties in any other way.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. An unsubscribe link is included in every email with our newsletter. You can also revoke your consent to the use of your e-mail address for the future at any time. To do so, please use the contact information below.

Consent to Further Use of Data

Use of specific functions or services on the WZTC website (e.g. newsletters, contact or registration forms, and web applications) may require further collection, processing, and long-term storage of personal data such as names, addresses, and e-mail addresses. By entering and sending this data, you give your consent for this information to be processed.

External Links

We publish links to third-party websites on, in the Wyss Zurich newsletter and on our social media channels. The WZTC has no control over such third-party websites and is not responsible for the policies and practices of such third-party websites. This privacy policy does not address the policies and practices of such third parties related to privacy and security, data collection, processing, use, storage, and disclosure of personal data.

Duration of Data Storage

The data collected will be stored by us as long as necessary for the performance of the contracts we have entered into, or you have not exercised your right to cancellation or your right to transfer data to another company.

Your Rights

You have certain rights under applicable data privacy laws in relation to your personal data, including rights to, in certain circumstances:

  • the right to revoke your once given consent to us at any time (Art. 7 (3) GDPR) as a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.
  • the right to correct any incorrectly collected personal data or to complete incomplete data collected (Art. 16 GDPR).
  • the so-called "right to be forgotten". You can request the deletion of your personal data from us, provided that the legal prerequisites exist (Art. 17 GDPR). Regardless of this, your personal data will be automatically deleted by us if the purpose of the data collection has been omitted or the data processing has been unlawful.
  • the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data, provided that the legal conditions for doing so are met (Art. 18 GDPR).
  • the right to receive the personal data relating to you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible (Art. 20 GDPR).

Right to Information

You have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation, and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact us at any time

Wyss Zurich Translational Center
ETH Zurich / University of Zurich
Weinbergstrasse 35 (WEH)
8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 89 79


Wyss Zurich Translational Center
ETH Zurich / University of Zurich
Weinbergstrasse 35 (WEH)
8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 89 79