Data protection: an overview

1. General terms and conditions for the users of the website

The protection of your personal data is important to us. This data protection agreement details how we collect and use your personal data on the website (subsequently: ‘website’), what your rights are, what analysis tools we use and how potential misuse is prevented.

We handle personal data, i.e. data referring to specific or specifiable persons in line with the requirements of Swiss data protection legislation (in particular nFADP). In addition, we adhere to the relevant provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) insofar as the GDPR is applicable to the services we provide.

2. Responsibility for data handling on the website

The website you are accessing is run by Swiss Foundation for Performing Artists (Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS), Kasernenstrasse 15, CH – 8004 Zürich betrieben; this same body is responsible for the processing of data on the website. If you have questions or requests regarding data protection, you can contact us as follows:

Telephone:           +41 43 433 10 61

This privacy policy does not apply to third party websites or other websites we operate, which we also provide a link to on this website. We accept no liability for the implementation of data protection provisions on third party websites. If you click on a link / button taking you to a third party website, the data protection provisions on the website you access apply.

3. Data processing when you visit our website

In principle, you can visit our website without sharing any person-specific data.

When you visit our website, data which can identify you are saved automatically, such as log data and information about the device you have used. Further data which can be saved include:

  • your IP address
  • the date and time of access
  • files accessed
  • webpages selected
  • the quantity of data transferred
  • the page via which access took place (referrer URL)
  • the browser used
  • the operating system used

We do not make reference to persons in our analysis of these data and do not use them to draw conclusions regarding your identity. The data are only saved for security purposes and to operate and optimise our website.

4. Data processing when you make contact with us

If you get in contact with us about a concrete issue, we use the data provided to us to answer your queries. That means that we handle the personal data you have made available to us, including for example your contact details, essential information and – depending on the request – also financial information and sometimes data which are particularly sensitive.

Special case-specific declarations of consent shall always override the provisions of this data protection agreement.

5. Purposes of data handling

We use your personal data only for the purpose or purposes for which you have entrusted us with it, or to fulfil legal obligations and protect our rights (under civil and criminal law). Data may also be transferred to countries with no appropriate data protection in line with Swiss standards if this is needed to fulfil our duties.

6. Technical and organisational measures / data protection

We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to facilitate the protection of your personal data, insofar as they fall under our responsibility, from unauthorised access, unlawful handling, publication, modification, loss or destruction. You are responsible for data protection on your devices.

Communication via our website and by e-mail is not encrypted, meaning that your security and confidentiality are not guaranteed.

7. Cookies

Our website uses ‘cookies’. Cookies do no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses; they are small text files which are saved on your computer and which your browser stores. Cookies enable us to make the services we offer more user-friendly, effective and safer.

Most of the cookies we use as ‘session cookies’ (as are the cookies used by WordPress, our CMS). Session cookies are not used for tracking or similar purposes, but include correct functionality of the system.

Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit. We use cookies in this way in our language plug-in, which allows us to save the language selected. We also use Google Analytics (cf. following section 8.1.).

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are set and you only allow cookies in individual cases, you exclude allow cookies in specific cases or generally, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of the website may be limited.

For further information on cookies, please see the following website:

8. Analysis tools and advertising

1. Google Analytics (GA4)

We use the services of Google Analytics of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This analysis service uses cookies (see the previous section, No. 7) together with information such as:

    • browser type/version
    • operating system used
    • referrer URL (the page visited previously)
    • IP address of the accessing computer
    • time of the server request

We use the data handled by Google exclusively for the purpose of analysis of our website and offers and not to collect information on individual persons. The information generated by the cookie is typically transferred to Google servers in the EU and processed there (analysis of the usage of our website, creation of reports on website activities and potentially further services), but can also be handled in the USA in exceptional cases.

You can also prevent the collectio n of data created by the cookie regarding your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of your data by downloading and installing the following available browser plug-in:

This opt-out cookie applies to the browser used and only to the website used and is stored on your computer. If you delete the cookies in the settings of the browser used, the opt-out cookie must be reset.

You can find further information on data protection regarding Google Analytics in Google Analytics Support, where a link is provided to Google’s privacy policy:

2. Social Media

We provide a link on our website to our pages on Facebook, Instagram and possibly other social networks. As soon as you click on such a link, you will be taken to the relevant page, where you can find the usage and data protection conditions of the relevant social networks.

9. Transfer of data to third parties

We may transfer your personal data to ‘mandated data processors’, who process the data on our behalf and only use them as we are also authorised to. They include for example, but not exclusively, external IT providers.

Your personal data are in principle only transferred to third parties not acting on our behalf if this is necessary to meet your wishes (e.g. third parties which have to be contacted as part of the handling of requests) or to fulfil statutory or regulatory duties. We do not sell your data.

10. Transfer of data abroad

In principle, we handle your data in Switzerland or in a country with appropriate data protection (EU). You data are not transferred abroad for purposes other than those stated in this data protection agreement. Should the level of data protection abroad not meet Swiss or EU standards, we shall ensure contractually that Swiss or EU data protection standards are upheld or request that you grant express permission for this transfer.

11. Your Rights

  • In line with the legal provisions in force, you have the right to receive free information about your personal data stored by us, and information about how we process it.
  • Additionally, you also have to obtain a release or a copy in a usual format of your data.
  • Additionally, you have the right to request correction or deletion of your personal data.
  • Additionally, you have the right to reject that your personal data be handled in certain ways.
  • Additionally, you have the right to annul authorisation granted at a previous point in time. Such an annulment shall only be applicable subsequently.

Exceptions apply to all these rights in certain cases, which allow us to reject your request in full or in part.

You also have the right to file a complaint to the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

We reserve the right to require that you make a written request and identify yourself before we provide information or make a correction.


We recommend that you regularly check this data protection policy. It is updated where necessary and revised in line with current statutory requirements.