Privacy Policy


Data protection and security (in particular confidentiality and integrity) are a high priority for Swiss Aids Federation.

We have taken appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continually being improved in line with developments in technology.

Purpose of the website

The purpose of the Swiss Aids Federation is to provide reliable information to the general population about the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and to give people who live with HIV and AIDS basic knowledge about the various aspects of the disease.

Purpose / disclosure to third parties / storage / deletion of data

General enquiries using the contact form
We require certain personal data to enable us to process enquiries. To handle general enquiries, we need at least a valid e-mail address so that we can ask for further details if anything is unclear. This e-mail address can also be anonymous. No data are disclosed to third parties.

The Swiss AIDS Federation also recommends to users, who wish to remain as anonymous as possible, to create an anonymous webmail address (e.g.,, etc.).

Web analysis by Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for our web statistics and in order to continually improve our online offer.

Extract from the terms and conditions for the use of the Google Analytics service
“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”


Certain pages on our website give you the option of sending us an e-mail. Your own e-mail software will be used for this. Your mail will be sent to us from your computer or smartphone, via the internet. The Swiss AIDS Federation supports secure e-mail using the TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 protocols. If your provider permits only an obsolete form of encryption (SSLv1, SSLv2) or none at all, your message will be sent to us in unencrypted form. Please note that data which is sent unencrypted by mail via the internet is unsecured. In privacy terms it is comparable to sending a postcard. It cannot be ruled out that unauthorised third parties may read or change the data that you send.


Please note that some links take you away from our website. We cannot take responsibility for further content.

This Privacy Policy was revised on November 1, 2019.

Published by
Aids-Hilfe Schweiz
Freilagerstrasse 32
8047 Zurich

Tel. 044 447 11 11
Fax 044 447 11 12

Mary Manser, Tel. 044 447 11 57,