The University of Basel attaches great importance to the protection of personal data. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, photo, user behavior, IP address, etc.

With this privacy policy, we would like to inform you which data le séminaire d'études françaises collects from you as a user of the website, processes, discloses, and for what purpose, and which measures the University of Basel takes to ensure the security of this data. In addition, we inform you about your rights by means of this privacy policy.

Personal data is always processed in compliance with the Information and Data Protection Act of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (IDG) applicable to the University of Basel and, if applicable, the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DSG). In addition, the University of Basel complies with the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which may be applicable, and states the relevant legal basis for this case in each case, in accordance with Art. 13 Para. 1 lit c DSGVO.

Apart from access data, no personal data are collected.

Cookies are small text files that are transferred from our server or the server of a third party to the user's browser and stored on your terminal device. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as the IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of the website. Via the settings of your browser, you can see which cookies have been set by the website and can delete them if necessary.

For security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse and to secure our network infrastructure, so-called access data, which are automatically collected when calling up the website, are stored in a web server log file on servers of the University of Basel for a period of 4 weeks. In the event of an attack on our network infrastructure, longer-term storage may be necessary for reasons of evidence and for possible civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker.

The following access data is collected:

  • website visited
  • time of day at the time of access
  • browser used
  • operating system used
  • IP address

On the website the web analysis component Plausible Analytics is integrated.

Plausible Analytics collects, compiles and analyses the data about the behaviour of users of the webite. The web analysis tool collects data from which source the user came to the website, which device/browser was used, from which country the user accessed the website and for how long different subpages were visited. A web analysis is used to optimise a website.

We integrate services of third parties, paying attention to the principles of data protection (especially purpose limitation, data minimization and, if possible, without data transfer to unsafe third countries).

The University of Basel uses technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the data it collects and further processes via the website

  • remains confidential and is protected from accidental or unlawful access, alteration or disclosure, and from loss or destruction; and
  • access to the data is granted exclusively on a need-to-know basis to those persons who need to access the personal data by virtue of their function and duties.

The measures to be taken depend on the type of information, the type and purpose of use and the respective state of the art.

The website is offered encrypted.

Encryption ensures that the website accessed (the information requested) also comes from the server it claims to be. Unencrypted traffic can be manipulated by third parties.

The University of Basel or le séminaire d'études françaises has not reviewed websites linked to the website via hyperlinks as well as displayed RSS feeds and assumes no liability for their content or for the products, services and other offers provided thereon.

Users of the website, through which we process personal data, have the right, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, to obtain at any time

  • to receive free confirmation as to whether personal data is being processed by the University of Basel (§25 and §26 IDG),
  • to information about any stored data,
  • to restriction of the processing of the data,
  • to data transfer, if and to the extent that the DSGVO is applicable,
  • to correction, blocking or deletion of this data,
  • to revocation of any consent given,
  • to object to the processing of your personal data.

In this regard, you can always contact us at our contact address:

The University of Basel or le séminaire d'études françaises reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time if necessary. The current status of this privacy policy is 11th December 2023.


University of Basel
Französisches Seminar
Maiengasse 51
CH-4056 Basell

Main responsibility:

University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, P.O. Box
CH-4001 Basel

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data on the website, you can contact the following address:

Data Protection Officer of the University of Basel:

Danielle Kaufmann lic. iur.
Petersgraben 35
CH-4001 Basel