Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. In accordance with the relevant data protection regulations we inform you in the following about the collection, processing and use of your data in the context of our website.

You can access the website without disclosing your identity. The browser on your end device automatically sends information to our website server (e.g. IP address of the querying computer, date and time of the access, name and URL of the accessed file, browser type and version and also further information sent by the browser (such as your computer’s operating system, the name of your access provider, geographical origin, etc.).

This information, which also includes your ip-address, is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and deleted automatically after 1 month.

We process these data to ensure trouble-free connection to the website, comfortable use of our website, for evaluating system security and stability and also for further administrative purposes.

Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

To improve our online services, we occasionally evaluate how the site is used.

For this purpose, we create visitor statistics by using the web analytics software Matomo. In doing so we don’t collect personal data.

Matomo saves two anonymized identification numbers in your browser (HTTP cookies), in order to differentiate between the different website users. In this context your IP address is used for the analysis, while being shortened in a manner that makes it impossible to link it to you.

You have two further options, should you not agree to us using your visits of our website in order to create these statistics:

  • You can block and delete the cookies which are used by our website using your browser settings;
  • You can disable javascript on our website.

Newsletter subscription

AlgorithmWatch Switzerland offers a newsletter on automated decision-making systems with a focus on Switzerland.

For all subscribers to these newsletters, the following privacy policy applies.

With your subsription of the newsletter, we store your e-mail address, IP address, the date of registration, and if given, your first and last name, as well as your organization. We also use link tracking to improve the quality of our newsletters. For the registration process, we use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure in order to prevent fraud by using a confirmation e-mail, thereby making sure that you really want to be contacted by us.

We use the program Mailjet by Mailgun Technologies, Inc. for emailing and contact management services. We have committed Mailgun Technologies, Inc. to a data processing agreement. Their servers are located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and in St. Ghislain, Belgium.

Your data is being solely used for the distribution of the newsletters and only based on what you have given consent to. The date of your registration is collected exclusively for documenting your registration to the newsletter.

Subscribers can subscribe or unsubscribe themselves, without any intervention from AlgorithmWatch Switzerland, at any time via the “unsubscribe“ link in each newsletter, or via e-mail to By unsubscribing, they revoke their consent to the storing and processing of their data.