Privacy policy

Welcome to the website of our medical practice. The following privacy policy applies to the use of our website and the services offered on it, unless otherwise agreed in a specific contract. This privacy policy informs you about the collection of personal data during your visit to this website. By using this website, you declare that you agree to this privacy policy.

Our medical practice attaches great importance to data protection. Due to its legal obligations (medical confidentiality in accordance with Art. 321 StGB, Data Protection Act and other federal and cantonal decrees), a high level of legal protection already exists. Your personal data is collected and processed in compliance with the applicable data protection laws and requirements.

In principle, our medical practice only offers its services in Switzerland and is only aimed at people resident in Switzerland.

Collection of general data and information

A range of general data and information is collected each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded 

  1. the browser types and versions used,
  2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
  3. the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),
  4. the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
  5. the date and time of access to the website, an internet protocol address (IP address),the internet service provider of the accessing system and
  6. other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our IT infrastructure

This data and information is required to

  1. display the content of our website correctly,
  2. optimize the content of our website,
  3. to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT infrastructure and the technology of our website and
  4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information in the event of a cyberattack

Furthermore, our medical practice can evaluate this data and information statistically and also with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of its IT infrastructure. The data and information collected in this way is only processed for the aforementioned purposes and stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to websites of other providers. Our medical practice has no influence on these websites, their content, offers or availability or the data protection declarations and provisions applicable there. It therefore accepts no liability whatsoever.

Cookies and other services

Our medical practice may use cookies on its website to provide the best possible service and specific information. Cookies contain a so-called cookie ID, a unique identifier of the cookie, which assigns websites and servers to a specific Internet browser. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via this unique cookie ID. The purpose of this recognition is to provide users of this website with an optimal visitor experience and to improve the website design.

Such information about the use of this website (including your IP address) may, for example in the case of Google Analytics, be transferred to servers abroad and stored there. Google Analytics uses this information, for example, to compile reports on the website activities of visitors. Google may also transfer this data to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the data on Google's behalf. Google and other cookie providers have their own privacy policies and regulations. The use and processing of data stored via cookies by third-party companies such as Google are outside the scope of responsibility of the medical practice. It therefore accepts no liability whatsoever.

Our medical practice may use other services offered by third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or articles, into the website. Such integration always requires that these third-party providers can collect and process the IP address and other information of visitors to this website. In your browser settings, you can block the use of cookies, request a warning before a cookie is created or delete cookies subsequently. Please note that if you block or subsequently delete cookies, you may not be able to use this website to its full extent or its display may be impaired.

Social media / social networks

This website may contain buttons ("social media plugins") that establish contact with the servers of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). By clicking on one of these buttons, you give your consent for certain data such as IP address, visit to the website, etc. to be transmitted to the respective operator of the social network. This data transfer takes place without any action on the part of the medical practice. The data protection declarations and provisions of the respective social network apply.


You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter via our website. Data that you provide to the medical practice, in particular your email address and your name, may be used to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. The newsletter is sent either directly by the medical practice or by a specialized company. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time (via the link in the newsletter or on the website). You can also inform us of this by e-mail or using the contact details provided in the legal notice. The newsletters of the medical practice may contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis.

By means of the tracking pixel embedded in the e-mail, our medical practice can recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were called up by the data subject. Such personal data collected is stored and evaluated in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content to the interests of the data subject. This personal data remains with our medical practice and, if necessary, with the company commissioned to send the newsletter.

Communication options

Due to legal regulations ("imprint obligation"), the website of our medical practice contains certain information that enables quick electronic contact and direct communication, which also includes a general e-mail address. If you contact us via the communication options offered on our website, your contact details and content will only be used to process and respond to your inquiry.

Please note: Access to information and services on this website takes place via the Internet and is therefore an open network accessible to everyone. The transmission of your data via this website or via means of communication such as email, SMS or WhatsApp is generally considered insecure. Our medical practice therefore rejects any liability.

Your rights

You have various rights regarding your data under the Data Protection Act. In particular, you have the right to information, rectification and erasure (provided the data no longer needs to be stored for legal reasons). The exercise of such rights generally requires that you clearly prove your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your identity card, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). To assert your rights, please contact the medical practice. We will be happy to provide you with further information in this regard.


Our medical practice may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website applies. If the privacy policy is part of a contract with you, we will inform you of the change by email or other suitable means in the event of an update.

Authors: Health Info Net AG, Swiss Medical Association FMH, Dr. iur. Sascha D. Patak, Attorney at Law, Goetz & Patak Attorneys at Law, June 2018

This Privacy Policy was drafted by Health Info Net AG (HIN) and the Swiss Medical Association FMH in collaboration with Dr. S. Patak, Goetz & Patak Attorneys at Law from Küsnacht ZH and is made available to FMH members and HIN participants for free use (without recognition of any legal obligation). This statement or parts thereof may not be passed on to third parties without the express consent of the authors.