Privacy Policy

Last updated: 4 April 2017

Data protection is a matter of confidence and your trust is important to us. We respect Swiss data protection legislation when we collect or use any data relating to your personal information, as detailed below. Your personal details are treated confidentially and only shared with third parties where necessary.

The web sites exts.epfl.ch, epfl.extensionschool.ch and extensionschool.ch use a variety of third party services to develop, operate and promote the service offering of the EPFL Extension School. The third parties with whom we work, including Google (for analytics and tags), may place cookies on your computer, if you choose to allow this, and the information that they collect through this method may be sent outside of Switzerland. We use other providers for newsletter and electronic communications services, for marketing, promotion, optimization and analysis services, as well as for infrastructure services and support.

When you access any of our sites, various access data (e.g. IP address, date and time of access, name of the file accessed, etc.) are recorded in server log files. These data may be analyzed anonymously for purposes of statistics and performance.

When you access any of our sites, we and our service providers will seek to place cookies - small text files - in the cache of your browser. You may choose to disable cookies by changing the settings in your browser, though our services may not function as they are designed to if you choose to do so.

When you sign up to any of our newsletters or other communications, you are providing personal data to us, specifically your e-mail address. This personal data is treated as confidential, subject to legal obligations, but is shared with third parties who provide newsletter mailing and marketing services on our behalf. By submitting your data to us, you specifically authorize its use for marketing purposes. You may unsubscribe from our newsletters or communications at any time.

At any time, you may request that your personal data be deleted across the third party services we use by sending a signed, dated letter specifying the specific data to be deleted and accompanied by a copy of a valid photo ID with signature, to the EPFL Extension School using the postal address provided on the contact page of the exts.epfl.ch web site.

We do not share your personal data with any other entity outside of those with whom we have a contractual service relationship, and it is never sold.

We reserve the right to collect, treat and analyse personal information for research and statistical analysis as well as to transmit or share this information with third parties on an anonymized basis.