Privacy policy

The University of Basel (Unibas) attaches great importance to the protection of personal data. Personal data is any data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, photo, user behaviour, IP address, etc.

The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you of the data that IT Services collects from you as a user of the website, the purposes for which this data is processed and disclosed, and the measures that Unibas takes to ensure the security of this data. In addition, we inform you of the rights to which you are entitled by means of this data protection declaration.

Personal data is always processed in compliance with the Information and Data Protection Act of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (IDG) applicable to the University of Basel and, if applicable, the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DSG). In addition, the University of Basel complies with the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which may be applicable, and states the relevant legal basis for this case in each case, in accordance with Art. 13 Para. 1 lit c DSGVO.

Apart from access data, no personal data is collected.

Cookies are small text files that are transferred from our server or the server of a third party to the user's browser and stored on your terminal device. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as the IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of the website. You can use your browser settings to see which cookies have been set by the website and delete them if necessary.

For security reasons, e.g. in order to be able to clarify cases of abuse and to secure our network infrastructure, so-called access data, which are automatically collected when the website is accessed, are stored in a web server log file on servers of the University of Basel for a period of 4 months. In the event of an attack on our network infrastructure, longer-term storage may be necessary for reasons of evidence and for possible civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker.

The following access data is collected:

  • Visited website
  • Time at the time of access
  • browser used
  • operating system used
  • IP address

On the website, the web analysis component Matomo is integrated in cooperation with the company Ops One.

Web analysis (tracking) is the collection, compilation and analysis of data about the behavior of users of the website. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data on which website a person came to a website from (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is used to optimize a website.


In order to display an interactive map and to create directions, we integrate the maps of the "OpenStreetMap" service(, which are offered by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).

To our knowledge, the data of the users are used by OpenStreetMap exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually executed in the context of the settings of their mobile devices).

You have the option to deactivate the service of OpenStreetMaps and thus prevent the transfer of data to OpenStreetMaps by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use the map display on our website.


The OpenStreetMap privacy policy can be found at

The data may be processed in the USA. Further information can be found in the OpenStreetMap privacy policy:

The University of Basel implements technical and organisational security measures to ensure that the data it collects and further processes via the website,

  • remain confidential and are protected from accidental or unlawful access, alteration or disclosure, and from loss or destruction; and
  • access to the data is granted exclusively on a need-to-know basis to those persons who need to access the personal data by virtue of their function and duties.

The measures to be taken depend on the type of information, the nature and purpose of its use and the respective state of the art.

No social media plugins are integrated.

Our websiteits.unibas.chis offered in encrypted form.

Encryption ensures that the website called up (the information requested) also comes from the server it claims to be. Unencrypted data traffic can be manipulated by third parties.

Unibas or IT Services has not checked the websites linked to the its.unibas.chwebsitevia hyperlinks or the RRS feeds displayed and accepts no liability for their content or for the products, services and other offers they contain.

Users of the website, through which we process personal data, have the right at any time, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, to

  • free confirmation as to whether personal data is being processed by Unibas (ยง25 and 26 IDG)

  • information about any stored data,

  • restriction of the processing of data

  • to data transfer, if and insofar as the DSGVO is applicable

  • to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.

  • to revocation of any consent given

  • to object to the processing of their personal data.

In this regard, you can always contact us at our contact address: .

The University of Basel or IT Servicesreserves the right to amend this data protection declaration at any time if necessary. The current status of this data protection declaration is 15 October 2018.

University of Basel
Spitalstrasse 41
4056 Basel

Main Responsibility:
University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, P.O. Box
4001 Basel

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you can contact us at the following address:

Sandra Hausmann
Spitalstrasse 41
4056 Basel CH

Data Protection Officer of the University of Basel:

Danielle Kaufmann lic. iur.
Petersgraben 35
4001 Basel