General Information

Personal data is any data related to you personally, such as your name, address, email, telephone number, photo, user behaviour, IP address, etc. This Data Privacy Policy aims to inform you about which data the Zampieri Lab collects from you when you use the website as well as how it processes and discloses this data, the purpose for which the data is collected and the measures that the Zampieri Lab takes to ensure the security of this data. This Data Privacy Policy also explains your rights.

Legal basis

Personal data is always processed in compliance with the Canton of Basel-Stadt’s Information and Data Privacy Act (IDPA) and, where applicable, with the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA). In addition, the Zampieri Lab also complies with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), where applicable, and it provides the corresponding legal basis in accordance with Art. 13(1)(c) GDPR.

Processing of personal data by the Zampieri Lab

The use of certain features of our website, in particular completing the contact form, may require the collection, processing and long-term storage of personal data, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. We process this data in accordance with Art. 9 of the Canton of Basel-Stadt’s Information and Data Privacy Act (IDPA) and the corresponding university regulations. If and to the extent that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies, we process the data: on the basis of legal obligations (Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR) or in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR), on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) for the performance of a contract and for appropriate pre-contractual measures (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) to safeguard our own legitimate interests or those of third parties (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person (Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR).

You may revoke any consent you may have granted us for particular services at any time with future effect. Any personal data that has already been collected will be deleted if it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. If there are legal or contractual reasons that prevent the data from being deleted, the data will be blocked instead. If you would like us to fully delete your personal data, please contact us using the contact form.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are transmitted from our server or a third-party server to the user’s browser and stored on your end device. With cookies, we automatically collect certain data, such as your IP address, the browser you use, your operating system and your internet connection. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of the website. You can check your browser settings to see which cookies the website stores and, if necessary, delete them.

Processing of access data when you visit the website

For security reasons, e.g. to investigate cases of misuse and to secure our network infrastructure, certain access data is automatically collected when the website is accessed and stored in a web server log file temporarily. In the event of an attack on our network infrastructure, it may be necessary to store these files longer as evidence and for any civil or criminal proceedings against the attacker. The following access data is collected: website visited, date and time accessed, browser used, operating system used and anonymized IP address.

Use of web analysis tools

The web analysis tool “Matomo Analytics” is integrated in the website. Web analysis (tracking) is the collection and assessment of data based on the behaviour of the website’s users. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data about the website from which the individual visits the website (the “referrer”), the pages on the website that are accessed and how often and for how long a page is viewed. Website analysis is used to optimize the website. If you wish to deactivate tracking, you will need to activate the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser settings.

Use of third-party services

We use the Google Maps API to display an interactive map and to create route maps. As a result of the use of Google Maps, information about your use of the website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google may send the information obtained through Maps to third parties if doing so is legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can deactivate the Google Maps service and thus prevent your data from being transmitted to Google by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. However, if you do so, you will not be able to use the map display on our website. The Google privacy policy and additional user terms and conditions for Google Maps can be found at Google also processes your personal data in the US and has submitted to the Swiss-US Privacy Shield (

Use of social media plugins

The website uses the social media Twitter / X plugin. You can recognize the plugin by the corresponding logo with which they are marked. Under some circumstances, information, which may include personal data, is sent via these plugins to the relevant social media provider, who may use this data. Direct contact between social media providers and the user of the website is only created when the user clicks on the relevant social media button.

Data security at the Zampieri Lab

The Zampieri Lab uses technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the data it collects and processes via the website remains confidential and is protected against accidental or unlawful access, amendment or disclosure as well as loss or destruction; and is accessible solely on a need-to-know basis by those persons who must access the personal data because of their function and duties. The relevant measures are based on the type of information, the type and purpose of utilization and the state-of-the-art at the time.

Website encryption

The website is encrypted. This encryption ensures that the accessed website (the requested information) comes from the server it purports to come from. Unencrypted data transmissions can be manipulated by third parties.

Responsibility for links to the websites of other providers

The Zampieri Lab has not reviewed the websites linked from the website via hyperlinks that are displayed and accepts no responsibility for their content or the products, services and other offers available on them. This in particular applies to the links available from the Zotpress bibliography plugin on the publication website and the linked online profile accounts such as google scholar, orcid, linkedin etc. on the team website.

Rights as an affected person?

Users of the website and its subdomains through which we collect personal data have at all times, within the framework of the applicable legal regulations, the following rights: to confirmation at no charge as to whether their personal data is processed by the Zampieri Lab, to information about any of their data that is stored, to limit the processing of the data, to data portability, if and to the extent the GDPR is applicable, to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data, to the revocation of any consent that has been granted, to object to the processing of their personal data. You can submit a relevant request at any time via the contact form.

Data Privacy Policy amendments

The Zampieri Lab reserves the right to modify this Data Privacy Policy at any time if necessary. This Data Privacy Policy was last updated on 24 April 2024.

Responsible for the website and contact:

Zampieri Lab, Department of Medicine, University of Basel, Mattenstrasse 28, 4058 Basel, Switzerland