Automatic logging and retention
When visiting this website, our server logs the following information (connection data), which is automatically provided by your browser: IP address, homepage (the website from which you accessed our website), browser type, operating system, browser language, as well as the date and time of access. This data provides us with information as to the interests, preferences, or customs of our users, and is used by Swissgrid for anonymous statistical analyses and to enhance the quality of service.
It is not absolutely necessary to accept cookies in order to use the portal, but it makes Internet surfing easier. You can block or delete cookies in your web browser, however this may impair some of this portal’s functions.
The «Google Analytics» web analysis tool is used for the anonymous analysis of non-personal user data (connection data) to identify trends and enhance our online offering. As a result, not only Swissgrid processes this data. Google also processes this data on behalf of Swissgrid. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to generate reports on website activities, and to provide additional services in connection with the website and Internet usage. Google may also provide this information to third parties insofar as this is legally prescribed or when third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The IP address transmitted to Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
Collection and processing content data
When registering on online portals, filling out surveys, subscribing to newsletters or other interactions on our website, you transmit information about yourself to us, e.g. name, address, email address («content data»). By transmitting this data you agree that your personal data may be retained and processed for the analytic purposes described in this policy.
In principle, Swissgrid does not disclose your personal data to third parties outside the company without your express consent. The service providers that support us with our website or other business activities are an exception. However, these parties must follow the instructions of Swissgrid and ensure privacy. In addition, data is disclosed to third parties when required by the law, court orders, or public regulations.
Data transmission to the Swissgrid website takes place over an open network that is accessible to anyone. Transmission is not encrypted. Therefore the loss of transmitted data, viewing by third parties, or tracing the contact to Swissgrid cannot be ruled. Consequently your data could be disclosed or modified. Furthermore, data sent on the Internet can be transmitted across national boundaries, and hence through countries that do not have the same strict data privacy requirements as Switzerland, even when the sender and receiver are located in Switzerland. Swissgrid does not assume liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage resulting from data transmission between website visitors and Swissgrid.
However, Swissgrid has implemented security measures to protect data against unauthorised access and to ensure the authenticity of the website, data integrity, and the confidentiality of data transmitted over our internal network.
We retain your personal data in accordance to the Data Protection Act as long as needed for the purposes described here. The requirement for the retention of connection data is six months. The user can request the deletion of content data at anytime with an email to info@swissgrid. Data will be retained if deletion rights are not exercised.