Data protection is a key concern for SIB. The purpose of this explanatory notice on data protection (hereinafter "Privacy Notice") is to explain the measures taken by SIB in terms of Personal Data processing with respect to the use of the website www.biomedit.ch (hereinafter "BioMedIT website"). This Privacy Notice is intended to help You understand how We may use the data you provide as a user (hereinafter “User” or “You”) of the BioMedIT website.
By accessing and using the BioMedIT website, You acknowledge that You have read, understood and accepted that You are subject to all of the conditions laid down in this Privacy Notice.
BioMedIT website owner and Data Controller
The BioMedIT Network initiative (hereinafter "BioMedIT") mandated by the Swiss federal government aims to provide a secure IT environment for the handling of sensitive data for research. SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (hereinafter "SIB" or “We”) is responsible for carrying out the mandate related to the BioMedIT initiative.
On behalf of SIB
Personalized Health Informatics Group (PHI)
Elisabethenstrasse 43 CH-4051 Basel
dcc [at] sib.swiss
A group of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the PHI manages both the SPHN Data Coordination Center and the BioMedIT project.
While accessing and using the BioMedIT website, SIB is controller when processing Personal Data pursuant to and in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) and, if applicable, the European Regulation EU 679/2016 (GDPR). Any Personal Data provided or otherwise collected while using the BioMedIT website is processed in compliance with the principles laid out by the above-mentioned regulations.
Personal Data means any information concerning an identified or identifiable natural person. This concerns in particular information and information such as name, address or postal address, telephone number or email address, insofar as this contains an indication making it possible to identify the person. Personal Data that You communicate to BioMedIT website in the registration forms, the newsletter and when making contact are used exclusively for the processing of your requests (registration, request, etc.).
- As a User, you have the following rights:
- The right to be informed about how we collect and use data;
- The right to access the data we hold on you;
- The right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete data;
- The right to have your data deleted;
- The right to restrict processing of your data;
- The right to obtain a copy of your data;
- The right to object to us using your data for a particular purpose;
- The right to remove consent for using your data;
- The right to object to automated decisions and profiling.
Depending on the applicable law, the above-mentioned rights may be subject to specific restriction.
Personal Data processing while accessing and using the BioMedIT website
If You only use the BioMedIT website for information purposes, without actively sharing any Personal Data (e.g. by filling in a form), We process Personal Data necessary for the display of the BioMedIT website on your device connected to the internet that You are using. These include:
- the IP address,
- the date and time of the request,
- the quantity of data transmitted,
- the type and version of the internet browser,
- the operating system used.
These log files are collected only for the sole purpose of administering the BioMedIT website, simplifying and improving its management and identifying and preventing unauthorized access.
When You contact us by email, the information You provide is solely used to respond to your request and to address any additional questions. These Personal Data are: courtesy form, surname and first name, street, ZIP / city, email address, telephone number, data specific to the event and / or to the funding request, message / comments. The following Personal Data is also stored when your request is sent: IP address, date and time of registration.
We use Personal Data to interact with You and to respond to your requests regarding the BioMedIT website or any related information to BioMedIT projects You might have.
Participation in events
When You fill out the form to participate in events referenced on the BioMedIT website, the information You provide is used to respond to your request. These Personal Data are: first and last name, email address, postcode / city, message / comments, role, country, organization. The following Personal Data is also stored when the request is sent: the User's IP address, date and time of registration.
We use your Personal Data to interact with You and to respond to your requests regarding the BioMedIT website or any related information to BioMedIT projects You might have.