Privacy policy


The present privacy policy is intended to inform the users of our newsletter, members and interested parties of our circle of friends «Les Amis des Passions» as well as users of our website in accordance with applicable legislation about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator. The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions. Please bear in mind that data transmission on the Internet can always be subject to security vulnerabilities. A full protection against access by third parties is not feasible.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called «Cookies». Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system about your computer and your connection to the Internet. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our website. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies in principle. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Data collected


The website operator or page provider collects data about accesses to the page and stores them as «Server-Logfiles». The following data is logged in this way:

  • Visited website
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used
  • Downloads made

The data collected is only used for statistical analysis and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

Newsletter registration

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. The collected data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter and will not be transmitted to third parties.

Data collected:

  • Name (must be entered)
  • Email address (must be entered)
  • Date and time of registration (will be saved automatically)
  • address (will be saved automatically)             

Registration circle of friends «Les Amis des Passions»

The website operator collects data when registering for the circle of friends «Les Amis des Passions». The data collected will be used exclusively to send information letters by mail, to occasionally send information by e-mail, and to issue invoices, process and settle membership fees, and will not be transmitted to third parties.

Data collected:

  • Type of membership chosen (individual, family, patron)
  • First name, last name
  • Street, house number
  • Postal code, city, country
  • Telephone number (optional)
  • Email address

Additional integration of third-party services and content

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our website for the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos. This always requires that the third-party providers of this content, perceive the IP address of the user, because without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. We strive to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content.

  • Videos from the YouTube platform of the third-party provider Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
    Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/,
  • Videos from the Vimeo platform of the third-party provider Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
    Privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
  • Audio files from the Spotify platform of the third-party provider Spotify AB, Regeringsgatan 19, Stockholm, 111 53, Sweden.
    Privacy policy: https://www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy-update/.

Handling of personal data

The website operator collects, uses and discloses your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data. Personal data includes all information that can be used to identify you personally and that can be traced back to you – for example, your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

Handling of contact data

If you contact the website operator using the contact options provided, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your inquiry. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Unsubscribing from the newsletter and the «Les Amis des Passions» circle of friends

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so, either click on unsubscribe in the footer of a newsletter or click on Newsletter on our website (www.lespassions.ch), enter the data you used to register and click on unsubscribe. Please note that your data will not be deleted automatically but will only be deactivated for the newsletter dispatch. For a final deletion of your data, see «User rights» below. To unsubscribe from the Friends of «Les Amis des Passions», we need a written notification from you by mail or by e-mail. For this purpose, please write to:
Les Amis des Passions, Prof. Dr. Birgitt Borkopp, Sahlistrasse 1, 3012 Bern or amis@lespassions.ch.

Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion

As a user, you can request information free of charge about what personal data has been stored about you. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your personal data blocked or deleted. If you wish to request information, correction or deletion of your data, please contact us at .

Status: September 2021