The University of Basel 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 behavior, IP address, etc. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you which data the Faculty of Law collects from you as a user of the website ius.unibas.ch, processes, discloses and for what purpose, and which measures Unibas takes to ensure the security of this data. In addition, we inform you about your rights by means of this data protection declaration. As a general rule, you can always contact the responsible contacts on the subject of data protection (data protection officer of the university, webmaster of the Faculty of Law and, in addition, for IT questions, IT Services Jacob Burckhardt Haus.
Data Protection (University of Basel)
Data Protection Officer
Tel. +41 61 207 31 22
Data Protection (Faculty of Law)
Peter Merian-Weg 6
+41 61 207 02 05
IT questions (browser settings, etc.)
Jacob Burckhardt Haus
Peter Merian-Weg 6
PF 4002 Basel
Tel. +41 61 207 05 00
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 observes the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which may be applicable, and in this case, pursuant to Art. 13 Para. 1 lit c DSGVO, states the relevant legal basis in each case. For further questions, you can contact the responsible office of the University of Basel.
The use of certain offers of the Faculty of Law (e.g. Recht aktuell or Lawjob Fair) on its website may require the collection, processing and long-term storage of personal data such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. We process this data in accordance with Art. 9 of the Information and Data Protection Act of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (IDG) or the corresponding university regulations. If and insofar as the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) applies, we process the data:
- on the basis of legal requirements (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO) or in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO)
- based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO)
- to fulfill contractual obligations as well as to carry out corresponding pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO)
- to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO)
- to protect the vital interests of you or another natural person (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO).
Any consent you have given us for certain services can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Personal data that has already been accumulated will be deleted if it is no longer required for the purposes for which the data was collected. The deletion will be replaced by the blocking of the data if there are legal or contractual reasons against deletion. If you would like us to completely delete your personal data that the Faculty has collected as part of its offerings, please contact the relevant office at the Faculty of Law. For all other questions regarding the use of data at the University of Basel, please contact the responsible office at the University of Basel.
For security reasons, e.g. in order to be able to clarify cases of abuse and to secure our network infrastructure, access data that are automatically collected when the website of the Faculty of Law 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:
- website visited
- time of day at the time of access
- browser used
- operating system used
- IP address
The web analysis component Matomo is integrated on the website of the Faculty of Law. Web analysis (tracking) is the collection, compilation and evaluation 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. We only use web analysis to optimize the website and the associated communication tools. To deactivate tracking, you must activate the so-called "Do Not Track" setting in your browser settings (if you have any questions about this, please contact IT-Services Jacob Burckhardt Haus at any time).
The University of Basel employs technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the data it collects and further processes via the website of the Faculty of Law,
- remains confidential and is protected from accidental/unlawful access, alteration or disclosure, and from loss or destruction; and
- access to the data is granted only on a need-to-know basis to those individuals 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 type and purpose of use and the respective state of the art.
Social media plugins from Facebook and Twitter are used on the website of the Faculty of Law. However, accounts of the University of Basel are linked, as the Faculty of Law does not currently operate its own social media channels. You can recognize the plugins by the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo. Via these plugins, information, which may also include personal data, is sent to the respective social media provider under certain circumstances and may be used by the latter. Direct contact between the social media provider and the user of the ius.unibas.ch website is only established by clicking on the respective social media button.
The website of the Faculty of Law is offered in encrypted form. Encryption ensures that the website called up and the information requested with it also comes from the server it claims to be. Unencrypted traffic can be manipulated by third parties (if you have any questions about this, you can always contact IT Services Jacob Burckhardt Haus).
Users of the website of the Faculty of Law, through which we process offer-related personal data, have the right, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, to the following at any time
- free confirmation of whether personal data is being processed by the Faculty of Law (§25 and 26 IDG)
- to information about any stored data
- to restrict the processing of the data
- to data transfer, if and to the extent that the DSGVO is applicable
- correction, blocking or deletion of this data
- revocation of any consent given
- objection to the processing of your personal data.
In this regard, you can contact the competent office of the Faculty of Law at any time.