Privacy policy

POSIC manages personal data in conformity with Swiss and EU data protection laws. If you have any questions or comments regarding your personal data or data privacy at POSIC, please contact us at:

Avenue de la Gare 6A
2013 Colombier (Milvignes)
Phone: +41 32 552 1800

Data protection officer :

What personal data do we collect from you?

We collect personal data that you provide to us in connection with our scientific or professional relationship, or via your use of our websites, e.g. by filling out a contact form, subscribing to our newsletter or marketing/corporate publications, or requesting information.

Such personal data may consist of names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, business contact information, IP-address and cookies Cookie Policy (link to Cookie Policy).

How long is your data retained?

Your data will be retained as long as necessary to maintain our scientific or professional relationship, or until you withdraw your consent for future processing.

For which purposes do we process your personal data?

As required by Swiss data protection laws and European regulations, we do not collect more data than necessary. We process information and personal data relating to you, as part of our professional contact, based on our legitimate interest in managing our existing or prospective scientific or professional relationship, or based on your consent when you voluntarily provide us with your personal data with the intention of receiving specific information:

If you provide us with personal data (for example your name, workplace, postal or e-mail address) in the context of an existing scientific or professional relationship, a subscription to receive our marketing information (such as our newsletter or press releases), we will use your data for these purposes only. You can update your preferences or unsubscribe at any time through the link provided in our newsletter or information campaigns.

If you reach out to us through our contact form or by email to, your name, e-mail-address, telephone number, workplace, professional role, preferences, etc. that have been provided will be used only to the extent necessary to provide you with answers, information or any service requested. Any personal data collected at this stage is for internal use only and will not be shared with third parties.

Where your data is stored

Your data are hosted in Switzerland, on POSIC’s internal servers and/or on Amazon Cloud. We provide access to our internal servers to our IT/IS subcontractors, all located in Switzerland. Unless stated otherwise below, your personal information will not be shared with any other organization – commercial or otherwise.

Your rights

In compliance with Swiss law and EU regulations concerning privacy protection, you have the following rights concerning the processing of your personal data:
- Right to rectification: Ask for your information to be updated or corrected.
- Right to be forgotten: Request that your personal data be permanently deleted.
- Right to data portability: Receive a copy of the information which you have provided under contract so that you can provide that information to another organization.
- Right to object: Objecting to use of your information.
- Right of access: Find out what kind of personal information is held about you and get a copy of this information.
- Right to restrict use: Ask for your personal information to stop being used in certain cases, in particular if you believe that information about you is incorrect or its use is unlawful.

Please contact us at if you wish to exercise any such rights.

If you believe that our processing of your personal data is violating data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority : Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, Feldeggweg 1 CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland, Tel: +41 58 462 4395.

Links to other websites

We may provide links to non-POSIC websites that we believe may be of interest to you. This Online Privacy Policy applies only to the POSIC sites, and not to websites owned by third parties. We do not guarantee the privacy standards of such websites or assume any responsibility for their content.

Use of our online services

Information collected during registration or submission is protected using industry-standard encryption technology (https) as it is sent over the Internet.


Please note that our Online Privacy Policy may be updated at any time.

Latest update: August 15, 2023.