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Legal notice and data privacy statement

Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Expat Services Switzerland
Florastrasse 14
CH-8008 Zürich

Company number: CHE-456.130.177
Phone: 044 552 72 32
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.expatservices.ch

General information

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Confederation (Data Protection Act, DPA), every person has the right to the protection of his or her privacy and to protection against the misuse of his or her personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make an effort to protect the databases as good as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or adulteration.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e. g. communication by e-mail) can exhibit security holes. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

By using this website, you comply with the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can be visited without registration. In doing so, data such as pages accessed or names of files accessed, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address are collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Processing of personal data

Personal data is all information that refers to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, announcement, acquisition, deletion, filling, alteration, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Furthermore, we process personal data – if and to the extent to which EU GDPR is applicable - in accordance with the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR:

(a) processing of personal data with the consent of the person concerned.
(b) Processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a contract with the person concerned as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
(c) Processing of personal data to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable EU law or under any applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is applicable in whole or in part.
(d) Processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the person concerned or of another natural person.
(f) Processing of personal data in order to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, provided that the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the person concerned do not prevail. In particular, legitimate interests include our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal data for the duration necessary for the particular purpose or the particular purposes. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to statutory and other obligations to which we are subject, we shall restrict processing accordingly.

Secrecy / Ethics

If particularly sensitive personal data is viewed or processed in connection with your consultation in accordance with data protection legislation, Expat Services Switzerland undertakes to take the necessary steps to comply with the relevant data protection regulations.

Expat Services Switzerland undertakes to maintain absolute secrecy regarding all information that it receives in the context of or in connection with a consultation.

Expat Services Switzerland will treat all personal data entrusted to it by you absolutely confidentially.

Expat Services Switzerland generally stores personal data in electronic form. The storage period depends on the legal regulations.

If an insurance application is prepared, data will be exchanged between Expat Services Switzerland and the insurance company.

According to the data protection act, you have the right to receive information on request about the existing data about you and for which purpose as well as on which legal basis it is processed. You have the right to correct false data or let it be destroyed or forbid the announcement to third parties.

Data privacy statement for cookies

This website uses cookies. This are small text files that render possible to save specific, user-related information on the terminal of the user while he or she is using this website. Cookies enable the identification of frequency of utilization and number of users of the page, the analysis of the behaviour pattern of page utilization but also to make the offer more customer-friendly. Cookies remain saved after the end of a browser session and can be retrieved when using the website again. If you do not want this, you should adjust your browser so that he refuses the acceptance of cookies.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be raised for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Data privacy statement for contact form

If you accord us inquiries over the contact form, your data from the contact form including the stated contact data is saved for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your compliance.

Data privacy statement for newsletter data

If you want to obtain the newsletter offered on this website, we require an e-mail address as well as information that allows us the examination whether you are the possessor of this e-mail address and whether you comply with the reception of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

The given agreement for the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their utilization for the dispatch of the newsletter can be cancelled anytime, for instance via the “unsubscribe from newsletter” link in the newsletter.

Use of Google Maps This website uses Google Maps API to plot geographic information. When using Google Maps, data concerning the usage of the card function by the visitors is collected, processed and used by Google. Further information regarding the data processing can be taken out of the Google data protection notice. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products can be found at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190.

Data privacy statement for Facebook

This website uses functions of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When requesting our pages with Facebook-plug-ins, a connection between your browser and the servers of Facebook is built. In doing so, data will already be transferred to Facebook. If you are in possession of a Facebook account, this data can be linked with your account. If you do not want an attribution of this data to your Facebook account, please log out on Facebook before visiting our website. Interactions, in particular the utilization of a comment function or the clicking of a “Like” or “Share” button are passed on to Facebook as well.

You can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.


We can amend this data privacy statement at all times and without advance notice. The current version published on our website applies. If the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, we will notify you of the amendment by email or other appropriate means if it is updated.


Expat Services Switzerland accepts no liability at all with regards to the correctness, accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness and completeness of the information provided.

Liability claims against Expat Services Switzerland due to material or immaterial damages which result from the access to or the utilization respectively the disuse of the published information as well as damages which result from misuse of the connection or from technical disturbances are excluded.

All our offers are without obligation. Expat Services Switzerland explicitly reserves one’s right to alter, complement or delete parts of the website or the whole offer or to stop the disclosure temporary or definitely without separate announcement.

Cross references or links to the websites of third parties are outlying our area of responsibility. Any responsibility for such websites is rejected. The access and the utilization of such websites take place at one’s own risk.

Questions for the data security officer

If you have any questions concerning the data protection, please write us an e-mail.

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