Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is governed by Swiss legislation and must be interpreted in the light of this legislation. The provisions take into account the new regulations related to the EU General Data Protection Regulation of 2018 (GDPR 2016/679).

Data protection: an overview

General notice

The follow indications give you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means all data which allow you to be identified personally. For detailed information on data protection, see our Privacy Policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website? Data from this website are collected by the website operator. You can find the operator’s contact details in the legal notice on this website.

How do we collect your data?

Your data are collected when you share them with us. This may be for example data you enter in a contact form.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when visiting the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, Operating System or time when the page was accessed). The data is stored automatically as soon as you access our website.

What to we use your data for?

Some of the data are collected to ensure that the website functions correctly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can also contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice with further questions about data protection. Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your use of the site is evaluated statistically. This is mostly done using cookies and analysis programs. Your use of the site is generally evaluated anonymously; your internet usage cannot be traced back to you. You can refuse this analysis or block it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information in the privacy policy which follows. You can reject this analysis. In this privacy policy, we will provide information on the ways to do so.

2. General notice and obligatory information

Date protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in line with the legal data protection requirements and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, different items of personal data are collected. Personal data means data which can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how this happens and for what purpose.

Please note that data transfer via the internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) can be subject to security flaws. Flawless protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

Details of party responsible

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS
Kasernenstrasse 15
CH-8004 Zürich
Telephone: +41 43 322 10 60

The party responsible is the natural or legal person who takes decisions on the purpose of collecting and means used to collect personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses etc.), either alone or together with others.

Revocation of your consent to data handling

Many data handling processes are only possible with your express consent. You can also revoke consent at any time after it is given. A simple notification by e-mail is sufficient. The revocation has no effect on the legality of the data processing which occurred before the revocation was made.

Your right to file a complaint to the relevant supervisory body

If privacy rights are violated, the person affected has the right to file a complaint to the relevant supervisory body. The relevant supervisory body for privacy issues is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which your company is based. A list of data protection commissioners and their contact details can be found by following this link:

Right to data portability

It is your right that data which we automatically handle based on your consent or to enable fulfilment of a contract be sent to you or a third party in a habitual, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only happen in so far as it is technically possible.

SSL and TLS encryption

The page uses an SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential contents, such as for example orders or requests which you send us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by changing ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ in the address line of your browser and by checking for the padlock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

You always have the right to receive free information about your saved personal data, the origin and recipient of the data and the purpose of data collection within the framework of the legal provisions in force, and in some cases a right to correction, blocking or deletion of your data. To make use of this right and in case of other queries about personal data, you can contact us at any time at the e-mail address given in the legal notice.

Prohibition of advertising e-mails

The use of the contact details mandatorily published in the legal notice to send advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mails, is sent.

3. Data collection on our website


In some cases, the webpages use ‘cookies’. Cookies do no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are ‘session cookies’. After the end of your visit, they are automatically deleted. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can apply browser settings which allow you to be informed about the placement of cookies and only permit cookies in individual cases, accepted cookies in specific cases or generally exclude them and automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies which are required for electronic communication or for providing specific functions you wish to be available (e.g. basket function) are saved on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to optimise provision of services and avoid technical faults. If other cookies are saved (e.g. cookies for analysing your internet usage), they are covered separately in the privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the webpages automatically collects and saves information in server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us.

The server log files are:
– browser type and browser version
– operating system used
– referrer URL
– host name of the computer used for access
– time of the server request
– IP address

These data are not combined with other data sources.

Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b of the GDPR forms the basis for the data handling and permits the processing of data to fulfil a contract or implement pre-contractual measures.

Personal data

We only save and collect information which is publicly available or which you choose to share with us or our subsidiaries, notably if you order contracts and forms via our website, amend addresses and / or get in contact with our team.

Use of personal data

We only use your personal data for the purpose for which you have expressly entrusted us with them.

We have the right to process personal data to fulfil obligatory duties under legal acts, articles of association, regulations, tariffs and treaties. In particular, processing of data enables the fulfilment of mandated, reciprocal and licence contracts, and the provision of individual advice to members and general legal information. Moreover, we use the data for the enforcement under civil and criminal law of the rights entrusted upon us, income collection, fighting piracy and statistical and economic purposes. In this context, data may be transferred to third parties, in particular domestic and international subsidiaries, and to authorities and courts on the basis of an express order. This may mean that data may reach countries where appropriate protection in line with Swiss privacy standards is not guaranteed.

Moreover, personal data are not transferred to third parties, unless you agree to to such a transfer.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, text files stored on your computer which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behaviour to optimise both their web offering and advertising.

IP Anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. That means that your IP address is shortened by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the European Economic Area agreement before transfer to the USA. Your full IP address is only transferred to a Google service in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behave of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, to create reports about website activities and to provide further services for the website operator linked to the usage of the website and of the internet. The IP address transferred by your browser through Google Analytics is not collated with other Google data.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the saving of cookies by selecting the relevant setting in your browser software; however, please note that you may then no longer be able to use the full range of functions provided by this website. You can also stop the data generated by the cookie on your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being saved and the these data being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available by clicking on the following link: Browserplugin

Contracted data processing

We have entered into a data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict standards of the German data protection authorities for the usage of Google Analytics.

Demographic features regarding Google Analytics

The website uses the Google Analytics function ‘demographic features’. That allows reports to be created containing information about the age, sex and interests of the visitors to the page. These data come from Google’s interest-related advertising and visitor data from third parties. These data cannot be assigned to a given person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or refuse all processing of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section under ‘Revocation of your consent to data handeling’.