Privacy policy hfh.ch

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The Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik (University of Teacher Education in Special Needs, hereinafter reffered to as HfH) welcomes you to its website. The protection of your personal data is important to us. In this data protection declaration, we would therefore like to show you which data is collected and processed when you visit our website.

Mandate of the HfH. The university provides basic and continuing training for curative education teachers and specialist educational and therapeutic staff.

The university conducts application-oriented research and development work in its field of activity and provides services for third parties.
The activities of the University are governed by federal regulations, intercantonal agreements and intercantonal and cantonal law.

Rights of users. If you require further information on data protection (in particular information about your data stored by us) or wish to exercise your rights to rectification or, if applicable, erasure of your personal data, please contact datenschutz [at] hfh.ch.

Changes to the privacy policy. The HfH reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time. We therefore recommend that you consult the data protection declaration regularly.

Webhosting. The hfh.ch website is hosted by:

Nine Internet Solutions AG
Badenerstrasse 47
8004 Zurich
Switzerland

Server location. Zurich

General information about the processing of your personal data on hfh.ch

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data. The HfH processes personal data in order to fulfill its tasks as set out in the acts described above and to provide information about the education and training courses offered by the HfH or to evaluate the use of the website.
  2. Scope of application. This privacy policy applies to the website https://www.hfh.ch as well as selectively to other subpages. Subpages not listed by name are governed by separate privacy policies.
  3. Personal data. The Law on Information and Data Protection of the Canton of Zurich (IDG ZH) defines personal data in § 3 para. 3 as information relating to a specific or identifiable person (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail or IP address).
  4. Data collection. Personal data is automatically collected when you visit the website. The data collected includes, in particular, the IP address, details of the device used, browser or operating system and internet provider. The date and time of the visit, pages and content accessed, functions used, referring website, location information, language and country settings are also collected. We use the data collected to improve our offers, services and web content. Some HfH services (e.g. newsletters, contact forms, web applications, etc.) require the provision of additional personal data, information on which is provided in the following sections. 
  5. Storage of the data. HfH processes the data for as long as storage and processing are necessary to fulfill legal or contractual obligations and for operational interests. Data that no longer needs to be stored is deleted, anonymized or archived. Data that no longer needs to be used is generally deleted after 12 months. Under certain conditions, data subjects may request the deletion or correction of the data stored about them.
  6. Data security. HfH takes the necessary technical and organizational precautions to protect the data. The current state of the art and the applicable legal requirements are decisive.
  7. Disclosure of data. The data collected automatically when you visit the website will only be disclosed to third parties if there are legal obligations (e.g. court orders) or if disclosure is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution (e.g. in the event of attacks on the HfH network infrastructure). 
  8. Cookies. We use cookies to collect and analyze data (see also section 9. below). Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer when you visit the HfH website. Cookies allow us to recognize your device when you visit our website again. We also use cookies that allow us to analyze your surfing behavior. Your web browser and the banner used on the website allow you to block the use of cookies. We would like to point out that blocking cookies may mean that you will not be able to use all the functions of our website optimally.
  9. Web analysis. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc («Google», 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in Ireland. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To protect your privacy, your IP address is anonymized by the Google Analytics function «_anonymizeIp()». The function changes the last octet of your IP address, which means that only a rough geographical localization is possible. See at google.com. Google's terms of use also apply. If you wish to prevent data collection by Google Analytics, you can either prevent the installation of cookies (see section 7. above) or, under certain circumstances, load an opt-out cookie onto your computer. This cookie prevents Google Analytics from collecting data on future visits. Further information on the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics can be found at google.com.
  10. Social media plugins. This website does not use any social media plugins that transmit IP addresses directly to social network providers such as Facebook. The website only contains links to social media offerings. We would like to point out that the HfH assumes no responsibility for compliance with data protection regulations by social media providers.

Information about embedded third-party services and forms on hfh.ch

a) Embedded third-party services

In the following service provisions, the services of third parties are integrated into this website in such a way that they may receive information about your behavior on this website if you use these third-party services via hfh.ch. These third-party services may also set cookies if you allow this. These are the following third parties: 

  • Swisscovery of the provider SLSP AG, Kasernenstr. 77 A/B, 8004 Zurich, for the national library search
  • Vimeo of the provider Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA, for video hosting
  • YouTube of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for video hosting
  • Refline AG, Nüschelerstr. 35, 8001 Zurich, for job advertisements

b) Forms

Informations about forms:

Applications for further training

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to registration for continuing training courses:

When users register for offers from the continuing education planner (https://www.hfh.ch/weiterbildung/weiterbildungsplaner), they are redirected to the daylight web platform (https://daylightweb.hfh.ch/) of the company Daylight AG, Bahnhofplatz 12, 8500 Winterthur, which processes the personal data listed below, among other things, for the booking of the continuing education offer. The data protection declaration of Daylight AG must be observed.

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company (optional)
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Canton abbreviation
  • Country
  • Course name
  • Course details
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address
  • Correspondence language
  • Training diploma
  • Training center
  • Professional activity
  • Institution
  • How did you hear about us?
  • What prompted you to register for this training course?
  • Remark

Search form on the library page

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the search form on the library page:

A Swisscovery search form from SLSP AG, Kasernenstr. 77 A/B, 8004 Zurich is integrated on the website https://www.hfh.ch/services/bibliothek/suchen-und-finden (via https://slsp-zph.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search). For the processing of personal data, the privacy policy of SLSP AG must be observed. The HfH does not store any personal data in connection with the search.
 

Newsletter

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to registration for the newsletter:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • IP address
  • Selection of newsletters (multiple possible)
    • HfH magazine «heilpädagogik aktuell» 
    • Current research & development 
    • Continuing and Current training 
    • HfH News 
    • Biblio-Blog 
    • Development Center 
    • Invitations to the information events for the degree programs 
    • Alumni HfH 
    • Annual report 
    • Curative education, four issues per year 
    • Early curative education, two issues per year 
    • Speech therapy, two issues per year 
    • Psychomotor therapy, two issues per year 
    • Sign language interpreting, up to two editions per year 
    • Executive functions, up to two issues per year 
    • Residential homes and workshops, up to two issues per year 
    • Physical and multiple disabilities, up to two issues per year 

This data is transmitted in encrypted form to the provider of the newsletter tool:
RTP GmbH, Josefstrasse 92, 8005 Zurich (Switzerland).

This data is stored internally at the HfH so that it can still be accessed if the transfer to the newsletter provider is not successful.

Alumni membership application

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the alumni membership application.

The following data is processed via the website for alumni membership applications:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company (optional)
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Country
  • Membership application
  • Newsletter registration (optional)
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the applications for alumni memberships and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data for the newsletter is transferred manually to the newsletter tool of RTP GmbH, Josefstrasse 92, 8005 Zurich (Switzerland).

Registration for information events

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to registration for information events.

The following data is processed via the website for registrations for information events:

  • Type of information event
  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company (optional)
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Country
  • Membership application
  • Newsletter registration (optional)
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend in order to be able to process registrations for information events and still have them available in the event of problems with e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

The data regarding your participation may be disclosed to third parties, e.g. other schools as our cooperation partners, if necessary for the organisation of the event.

Registration information e-mail career module

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to registration for the information e-mail career module.

The following data is processed via the website for registrations for the information e-mail career module:

  • Preferred modules
  • Preferred days
  • Preferred implementation time
  • Information on how user became aware of the offer
  • First name (optional)
  • Last name (optional)
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth (optional)
  • Institution/school/company (optional)
  • Institution address (optional)
  • Function (optional)
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend in order to be able to process the registrations for the information mail career module and still have them available if there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Event registrations

In addition to the general statements on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to registration for events.

The following data is processed via the website for event registrations:

  • Day of participation
  • Type of participation (on site/online)
  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Institution/school/company (optional)
  • Function (optional)
  • Consent for photographs
  • Consent data protection

This data is temporarily stored in the backend in order to be able to process the event registrations and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Order annual report

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies when ordering the annual report.

The following data is processed via the website for orders of the annual report:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company (optional)
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Country
  • Comment
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend in order to be able to process the annual report orders and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Surveys

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to surveys.

The following data is processed via the website for surveys:

  • Question
  • Selection of the answer
  • IP address

The results of the surveys are then shown in the website's content management system, without details of the users who completed them.

Registration for the admission procedure for persons without a Matura (via PHZH)

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the application for the admission procedure for persons without a Matura (via PHZH).

The following data is processed via the website for applications for the admission procedure for persons without a Matura (via PHZH):

  • Planned study program
  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Address
  • Telephone private/mobile
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Residence in the last 2 years
  • Documents as PDF 
    • Curriculum vitae (CV) jn table form
    • Copies of the certificates from the schools attended
    • Copy of the certificate of passing the final apprenticeship examination incl. grades
    • Proof of at least 3 years of professional activity
    • Copies of degrees and diplomas
    • Current confirmation of residence from your municipality
  • Registration for entrance exam
  • Information on preliminary course
  • Remarks
  • Date
  • Location
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process applications for the admission procedure for persons without a Matura (via PHZH) and to still have this data available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Order continuing education program

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to orders for the continuing education program for persons without a Matura (via PHZH).

The following data is processed via the website for orders from the continuing education program:

  • Specification of the training program
  • Information on shipping (by mail)
  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Country
  • Comment
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the orders of the continuing education program and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Recognition of academic achievements

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the recognition of academic achievements.

The following data is processed via the website for the recognition of academic achievements:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Matriculation No.
  • Study program
  • Start of studies
  • Documents
    • Transcript of Records (copy)
    • Proof of examinations, certificates, diplomas or other achievements (copies)
    • Detailed description of the achievement with information on the content, form and scope of the completed coursework
    • Previous applications with decision
  • E-mail address
  • Date
  • Location
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the crediting of academic achievements and still have it available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Application for dropout or interruption of studies

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the application to dropout or interruption of studies.

The following data is processed via the website for applications to dropout of or interrupt studies:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Matriculation No.
  • Study program
  • Seminar group
  • Mentor
  • Time of the interruption
  • Reason for the interruption
  • Reason for dropout/termination
  • Documents
  • Planned resumption of studies
  • E-mail address
  • Date
  • Location
  • Consent data protection
  • Comment
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the applications for dropout or interruption of studies and to still have it available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Order research reports

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the ordering of research reports.

The following data is processed via the website for ordering research reports:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Country
  • Comment
  • Consent data protection
  • Comment
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process orders for research reports and still have them available in case there are problems with e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Contact Therapy-Teaching-Practice

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to contacting the therapy-teaching practice.

The following data is processed via the website for contacting the therapy-teaching practice:

  • Last name, first name of the child
  • Birthday of the child
  • Last name, first name of parents
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Telephone
  • E-mail address
  • Comment
  • Newsletter registration
  • Consent data protection
  • Comment
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the therapy-teaching-practice contact and still have it available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Magazine orders

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to magazine orders.

The following data is processed via the website for magazine orders:

  • Title of the magazine
  • Type of mailing (newsletter/by mail)
  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Company (optional)
  • Address
  • Postcode/location
  • Country
  • Comment
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is stored temporarily in the backend in order to be able to process the magazine orders and still have them available if there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally on the HfH server.

Application for authorization to use an academic title by dossier Master of Arts / Bachelor of Arts

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to the application for authorization to use an academic title by dossier Master of Arts / Bachelor of Arts.

The following data is processed via the website for applications for the authorization to use an academic title by dossier Master of Arts / Bachelor of Arts:

  • Form of address (Mr., Mrs., other, not specified)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Street
  • Postcode/location
  • Date of birth
  • Home town
  • Details of education/training
  • E-mail address
  • Date
  • Location
  • Consent data protection
  • Comment
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process applications for the authorization to use an academic title by dossier Master of Arts / Bachelor of Arts and to still have it available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Access Curriculum 21

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to access to Curriculum 21.

The following data is processed via the website for access to Curriculum 21:

  • Registration code
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Institution/School
  • Address Institution
  • Function
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the accesses to Curriculum 21 and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Orders in the store

In addition to the general information about the processing of your personal data, the following information applies to orders in the store.

The following data is processed via the website for store orders:

  • Shipping address
    • Company
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Street
    • Postcode/location
    • Canton
    • Country
  • Billing address
    • Company
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Street
    • Postcode/location
    • Canton
    • Country
  • Telephone
  • E-mail address
  • Shipping method
  • Ordered products
  • Total amount of the order
  • Consent general terms and conditions
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the store orders and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

All details of the store order are transmitted to SIX Saferpay (https://www.six-payment-services.com/) so that credit card payments can be accepted.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Registration interest in information from «Fachstelle Inklusion Sek 1»

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies regarding the registration interest in information from «Fachstelle Inklusion Sek 1»:

The following data is processed via the website regarding the registration interest in information from «Fachstelle Inklusion Sek 1»:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • E-mail adress
  • Participation in working group (optional) 
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the registration interest in information from «Fachstelle Inklusion Sek 1» and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Registration «Stotterchamp»

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies regarding the registration for the  «Stotterchamp»:

The following data is processed via the website regarding the registration for the  «Stotterchamp»:

  • First name of the adolescent
  • Surname of the adolescent
  • Gender
  • Digital accessibility of the parents 
  • Digital accessibility of the adolescent 
  • Address
  • Location 
  • Postcode (optional)
  • Telefon (optional)
  • Date of birth
  • Confirmation that the adolescent is between 11 and 18 years old
  • School / type of school
  • I would like to say the following about my stuttering and my therapy experience to date
  • I have illnesses / need medication that you should know about (optional)
  • Address of the treating speech therapist (if in therapy) (optional)
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the registration for the  «Stotterchamp» and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Information start of registration conferences 2024

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies regarding the information start of registration conferences 2024:

The following data is processed via the website regarding the information start of registration conferences 2024:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • E-mail address
  • Professional activity (optional)
  • How did you hear about the offer? (optional)
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the registration for the information start of registration conferences 2024 and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Questionnaire tax at source

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies regarding the questionnaire tax at source:

The following data is processed via the website regarding the questionnaire tax at source:

  • Salutation 
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Address
  • Postcode/location, Ort
  • Adresse gültig ab
  • Civil status
  • Civil status since
  • Nationality
  • Authorisation type
  • Religious denomination
  • Do you live in a cohabitation? (optional)
  • Are you a single parent?
  • Are you receiving a pension?
  • Information on your partner (if married or ina registered partnership)
  • Information on your children (if children requiring support are present)
  • Information on semi-families (if there are people requiring support are present in the household)
  • Other paid employment or replacement income
  • Information on cross-border commuters (if not resident in Switzerland)
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the questionnaires tax at source and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.

Staff master data sheet

In addition to the general information on the processing of your personal data, the following information applies regarding the staff master data sheet:

The following data is processed via the website regarding the staff master data sheet:

  • Salutation 
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Address
  • Postcode/location, Ort
  • Telephone private/mobile
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Civil state
  • Civil state since
  • Home town, canton / nationality
  • Residence permit / settlement permit (upload file, optional)
  • Are you subject to tax at source?
  • Would you like to receive family allowances via the HfH?
  • Bank account details
  • IBAN number / account number
  • Highest level of education completed
  • Year in which the degree/diploma was obtained
  • Qualified professional experience in business / education / research in years
  • Photo for the CampusCard (upload file)
  • Date
  • Location
  • Consent data protection
  • IP address

This data is temporarily stored in the backend with the purpose of being able to process the staff master data sheet and still have them available in case there are problems with the e-mail transmission.

The data is then stored internally at the HfH.