Privacy policy

Welcome to the website of our medical practice. The following privacy policy applies to the use of our website and the services offered on it, unless otherwise agreed in a specific contract. This Privacy Policy informs you about the collection of personal data during your visit to this website. By using this website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Our medical practice attaches great importance to data protection. Due to its legal obligations (medical confidentiality according to Art. 321 StGB, Data Protection Act and other federal and cantonal decrees), a high level of legal protection already exists. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection laws and requirements.

As a matter of principle, our medical practice offers its services only in Switzerland and is directed only at persons resident in Switzerland.

Collection of general data and information
Each time a data subject or an automated system calls up the website, a series of general data and information is collected. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our IT infrastructure.

This data and information is required in order to (1) correctly display the content of our website, (2) optimise the content of our website, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our IT infrastructure and the technology of our website, and (4) provide the necessary information to the law enforcement authorities in the event of a cyber attack. Furthermore, our medical practice can evaluate this data and information on the one hand statistically and on the other hand with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of its IT infrastructure. The data and information collected in this way are only processed for the purposes just mentioned and are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

Links to other websites
This website may contain links to websites of other providers. Our medical practice has no influence on these websites, their content, offers or availability or the data protection declarations and provisions applicable there. It therefore declines any liability.

Cookies and other services
Our medical practice may use cookies on its website to provide the best possible service and specific information. Cookies contain a so-called cookie ID, a unique identifier of the cookie, which assigns websites and servers to a specific internet browser. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified via this unique cookie ID. The purpose of this recognition is to provide users of this website with an optimal visitor experience and to improve the website design.

Such information about the use of this website (including your IP address) may, for example, in the case of Google Analytics, be transmitted to servers abroad and stored there. Google Analytics uses this information, for example, to compile reports on visitors’ website activity. Google may also transfer this data to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the data on Google’s behalf. Google, as well as other cookie providers, have their own privacy statements and policies. The use and processing of data stored via cookies by third-party companies such as Google are outside the scope of responsibility of the medical practice. It therefore declines any liability.

Our medical practice may use further service offers from third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or articles, into the website. A corresponding integration always requires that these third-party providers can collect and process the IP address and other information of the visitors to this website.

In the settings of your browser, you can block the use of cookies, request a warning before a cookie is created or delete cookies subsequently. Please note that if you block or subsequently delete cookies, you may not be able to use this website to its full extent or its display may be impaired.

Social media / social networks
This website may contain buttons (“social media plugins”) that establish contact with the servers of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). By clicking on one of these buttons, you grant your

consent to certain data such as IP address, website visit, etc. being transmitted to the respective operator of the social network. This data transfer takes place without any action on the part of the medical practice. The data protection declarations and regulations of the respective social network apply.

You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter via our website. Data that you provide to the medical practice, in particular your e-mail address and your name, may be used for the regular dispatch of our newsletter. The newsletter is sent either directly by the medical practice or by a company specialising in this field. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time (via the link in the newsletter or on the website). You can also inform us of this by e-mail or to the contact details given in the imprint.
The newsletters of the medical practice may contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. Based on the tracking pixel embedded in the e-mail, our medical practice may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links contained in the e-mail were called up by the data subject. Such collected personal data is stored and evaluated in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content to the interests of the data subject. This personal data remains with our medical practice and, if necessary, with the company commissioned to send the newsletter.

Communication options
Due to legal regulations (“imprint obligation”), the website of our medical practice contains certain information that enables a quick electronic contact as well as direct communication, which also includes a general e-mail address. If you contact us via the communication options offered on our website, your contact details and content will only be used to process and respond to your enquiry.

Please note: Access to information and services on this website is via the Internet and therefore an open network accessible to everyone. The transmission of your data via this website or via means of communication such as e-mail, SMS or WhatsApp is generally considered to be insecure. Our medical practice therefore declines any liability.

Your rights
You have various rights regarding your data within the framework of the Data Protection Act. In particular, you have the right to information, correction and deletion (insofar as the data no longer needs to be retained for legal reasons). The exercise of such rights usually requires that you provide clear proof of your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your identity card, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). To assert your rights, please contact the medical practice. We will be happy to provide you with further information in this regard.

Our medical practice may amend this privacy policy at any time without notice. The current version published on our website will apply. Where the privacy policy forms part of a contract with you, we will notify you of the change by email or other appropriate means in the event of an update.

Authors: Health Info Net AG, Association of Swiss Doctors FMH, Dr. iur. Sascha D. Patak, Attorney at Law, Goetz & Patak Attorneys at Law, June 2018.

This privacy statement has been drafted by Health Info Net AG (HIN) and the Association of Swiss Doctors FMH in collaboration with Dr. S. Patak, Goetz & Patak Attorneys at Law of Küsnacht ZH and is made available to FMH members as well as HIN participants for their free use (without acknowledgement of any legal obligation). This statement or parts thereof may not be passed on to third parties without the express consent of the authors.