Privacy policy, terms and conditions

1. Processing in accordance with the legal requirements

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) processes personal data on this website within the scope of its legal mandate (Art. 34 para. 1 Data Protection Act (FADP)). In principle, the duty to provide information does not apply to this processing of personal data, which is required by law (Art. 20 para. 1 let. b FADP). In the interests of transparency for visitors, we list below the forms and reports containing personal data that we process via our websites. The processing is carried out for the purpose of complying with the legal provisions cited.

The following contain data that is processed for purposes required by law:

  • Report form for data subjects or third parties
    Art. 49 para. 1 FADP

  • Contact form for 

    - Controllers:
    Submission of the code of conduct (Art. 11 FADP); Submission of data protection clauses in a contract (Art. 16 para. 2 let. b FADP); Submission of specific guarantees (Art. 16 para. 2 let. c FADP); Submission of standard contractual clauses (Art. 16 para. 2 let. d FADP); Submission of binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 16 para. 2 let. e FADP); Data protection impact assessment (Art. 23 FADP); Consultation (Art. 58 para. 1 let. a FADP)

    - Media request
    Art. 58 para. 1 let. c FADP

    - Other concerns
    Art. 58 para. 1 let. a and let. d FADP

    - Access to FDPIC official documents 
    Art. 6 para. 1 Freedom of Information Act

    - Schengen/Dublin contact form
    Art. 58 para. 1 let. b FADP

  • DataBreach reporting portal 
    Art. 24 para. 1 in conjunction with. Art. 49 para. 1 and 58 para. 1 let. a FADP

  • Data protection officer reporting portal 
    Art. 10 para. 3 let. d FADP 

  • Datareg reporting portal
    Art. 56 in conjunction with. Art. 12 para. 2 FADP

2. Contact for data subject rights

If the FDPIC processes personal data about you, you may exercise the following rights:

  1. Right to information
  2. Right to correction
  3. Right to deletion

If you wish to exercise one or more of the rights mentioned above, please contact us by using the contact form :

or by letter to:

Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter
Feldeggweg 1
3003 Bern

3. Processor

The technical aspects of the web server used to operate our website are maintained by the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT). FOITT has once again commissioned Swisscom AG to carry out continued development. 

4. Use of cookies 

The processing of personal data using cookies and similar technologies on this website is limited to the processing carried out to fulfil the purposes listed in Section 1. Personal data processed in this way will not be used, linked or analysed for any other purposes.


Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are saved on your end device (computer, smartphone, laptop, etc.) when you visit our website. The following table provides a summary of the cookies used on our websites (as of February 2024)

Cookie Purpose Personal data Expiry
BITS-Persistence This cookie helps ensuring that the content of the webpage is served to the same person that asked for it in the process called “load-balancing”. It lasts only the length of the session and is never shared to third parties. Yes
(IP address)
End of session
cookiesession1 This cookie is used for the three reporting portals to track user sessions and protect the website against malicious actors. Yes
(IP address)
End of session
TS0142722c This cookie serves to make sure that the cookies are not modified by third parties for security reasons. It lasts only for the length of the session and is never shared with third parties. No End of session

Limitation of liability

Although every care has been taken by the Federal Authorities to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information.

The Federal Authorities reserve the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

In no event will the Federal Authorities be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.


Links to third party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of the Federal Authorities. Access and use of such websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. The Federal Authorities expressly state that they have no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties.


Copyright, Swiss federal authorities.

Information on the federal authorities' websites is accessible to the public.

Downloading or copying of texts, illustrations, photos or any other data does not entail any transfer of rights on the content.
Copyright and any other rights relating to texts, illustrations, photos or any other data available on the Federal authorities' websites are the exclusive property of the federal authorities or of any other expressly mentioned owners. Any reproduction requires the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

Last modification 26.03.2024

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