Data Protection

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW places great importance on correct and up-to-date information. Some or all of the content on our website may therefore need to be amended, deleted or (occasionally) no longer shown.



Personal information

The FHNW is committed to the targeted and sparing use of personal information. The information collected is used only for the intended respective purpose.

The personal information stored remains within the sovereignty of the FHNW. Information is stored carefully and protected against third-party access. We secure information by means of technical and organisational measures in keeping with the latest developments. We never disclose personal information to third parties, unless the law requires us to do so or we have obtained express permission.


Cookies are text files which are stored temporarily or permanently on your computer and which, for example, enable your use of the website to be analysed.

You can entirely or partially prevent the cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser application. However, please be aware that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use all of the functions on this website.

Web analysis and re-/marketing by Google

Google Analytics

The FHNW uses the Google Analytics web analysis service to receive information about how our website is used. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by cookies is transmitted to a Google server in the USA. Google operates its own privacy policy.

The FHNW uses Google Analytics only with IP anonymisation enabled. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not combined with any other Google data.

Users are not only able to prevent the storage of cookies, but – by downloading and installing the browser plugin provided under the following link – also the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the online service and the processing of this data by Google:


Google AdWords

To measure performance, AdWords Conversion Tracking also uses a cookie, which is stored on your computer for up to 30 days after you click on an AdWords ad. The cookie then deletes itself.

Google Tag Manager

The FHNW uses Google Tag Manager for the administration of 'website tags'. This technology allows e.g. Google Analytics and other marketing analysis services to be incorporated into the online offering. The Tag Manager itself, which implements the tags, does not process any of the user's personal information. With regard to the processing of the user's personal information, please refer to the following descriptions of Google services.

Google privacy policy and information

Google operates its own privacy policy:
» Google Privacy Policy & Google Terms of Service
» Use of data for advertising purposes

Guidelines relating to the use of Google Tag Manager:

Third party services

The FHNW uses content or services provided by third parties to e.g. integrate videos, plugins and fonts.

There follows an overview of third-party providers and their contents, as well as links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of data and, mentioned here in places, opt-out possibilities. The opt-in/opt-out status of all common online marketing systems can be viewed and edited via Your Online Choices' cookie management.



This website can use functions of the SoundCloud service. These functions are offered by SoundCloud Ltd., Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, United Kingdom.



This website can use functions of the Vimeo service. These functions are provided by Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.



This website can use functions of the YouTube service. These functions are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.



FHNW does not accept liability for any material or immaterial damage arising in connection with the use or non-use of the information offered, with the misuse of the connections or with technical faults.