The University of Teacher Education in Special Needs would like to welcome you to our website. The protection of your personal data is important to us. In this Privacy Statement, we explain what data is collected and processed when you visit our website.
The relevant legal principles can be found here.
Definition of Personal Data
Section 3 of the Information and Data Protection Act of the Canton of Zurich (IDHG ZH) defines personal data as information relating to an identified or identifiable person (e.g. name, address, telephone number, email or IP address).
When you visit the website, personal data is automatically collected. The data collected includes, in particular, the IP address, information on the device, browser or operating system used and the internet provider. Also collected are the date and time of the visit, pages and content accessed, functions used, the referring website, location information, language and country settings. We use the data collected to improve our services and web content.
Storage of Data
The University of Teacher Education in Special Needs will process and store your personal data for as long as is necessary in order to fulfil legal or contractual obligations or for operational reasons. Data can be stored for operational reasons beyond the legal retention periods if a legitimate business interest makes this necessary. Data that no longer needs to be stored is deleted, anonymized or archived.
Data subjects may at any time request the erasure or rectification of personal data concerning the data subject (see 12.)
Security of the Data
The University of Teacher Education in Special Needs takes the necessary technical and organizational measures to protect the data in accordance with the current state of technology and the applicable legal requirements.
The data collected automatically when visiting the website is only disclosed to third parties if there are legal requirements (e.g. court orders) or if disclosure is necessary for legal or criminal proceedings (e.g. in the case of attacks on the university network infrastructure).
In addition, data can be processed by external service providers such as «Google Analytics» (see 8.) Where this is the case, the University of Teacher Education in Special Needs ensures that the commissioned service providers comply with data protection regulations.
To improve our services, we use «Google Analytics» web analysis services on our website.
Your IP address is anonymized by the Google Analytics function «_anonymizeIp()» to protect your privacy. The function changes the last octet of your IP address, which only allows a rough geographical localization.
If you want to completely prevent Google Analytics from collecting data, you can either prevent the installation of cookies (see 7.) or load an opt-out cookie onto your computer. This cookie prevents Google Analytics from collecting data on further visits. See here.
Social Media Plug-Ins
This website does not use «social media plugins» which transmit IP addresses directly to social networking sites such as Facebook. The website only contains links to the offers of the corresponding third-party providers. Please note that the University of Teacher Education in Special Needs is not responsible for compliance with data privacy regulations by social media providers.
Further Data Collection
For some services offered by the University of Teacher Education in Special Needs (e.g. newsletters, contact forms, web applications, etc.), it is necessary to provide further personal data. By entering your data or registering, you agree to the use and storage of the personal data provided. We only use the personal data you give us to provide the service you have chosen. You can withdraw the consent you have given at any time using the email address given in the newsletter/contact form or by emailing kommunikation [at] hfh.ch.
This website contains links (cross references) to websites of other providers. When visiting these websites, only the data privacy statement of the respective provider is applicable. The University of Teacher Education in Special Needs accepts no responsibility for the content and security of linked pages.
Rights of Users
The University of Teacher Education in Special Needs respects the data protection rights of the users of the website. Should you require further information on data protection (in particular information on your stored data) or wish to exercise your rights to rectify, complete or erase your personal data, please contact the legal service of University of Teacher Education in Special Needs, which can be reached at the following address:
Florian Hofer, MLaw
Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich
T +41 (0)44 317 11 43
florian.hofer [at] hfh.chflorian.hofer [at] hfh.ch ( )
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The University of Teacher Education in Special Needs reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time. We therefore recommend that you consult the Privacy Statement regularly.