Privacy policy – important information

Responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO):

General Anthroposophical Society
School of Spiritual Science, Medical Section
PO Box
CH-4143 Dornach
Tel. +41 61 706 42 90
Fax +41 61 706 42 91


Purpose of the privacy policy

With this privacy policy we inform you about the collection, processing and storage of personal data when you visit the website​​​​​​​.


Your rights of data subjects

You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored with us and how it is processed,
  • Correcting incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your data stored with us,
  • Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • Data transferability, if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. 
You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the presumed violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found at:


Collection of general information when visiting the website

You cannot log on to the website, enter data or make comments. Therefore, we only collect data that your internet browser transmits to our server (so-called server log files). When you visit the website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:

  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the site
  • Used browser
  • Operating system in use
  • Used IP-address.

Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of our justified interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.


Use of cookies

To optimize our website, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on the visitor's end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). If you do not deactivate the use of cookies, certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values are collected and stored on the website to an individual extent. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie.

Insofar as personal data are also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interest in the best possible functionality of the website and a user-friendly design of the page visits.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for each browser under the following links:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

Microsoft Edge:





Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.


Google Web-Fonts

We use Google web fonts that have been outsourced locally, so no access to Google servers is necessary.



In our internet presence we use Matomo (formerly: "PIWIK"). This is an open source software, with which we can analyse the use of our internet presence. Your IP address, the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the website from which you have switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), your length of stay on our Internet presence as well as the frequency with which you call up one of our websites are processed.

To collect this data, Matomo stores a cookie on your end device via your internet browser. This cookie is valid for one week.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimization of our internet presence.

However, we use Matomo with the anonymization function "Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs". This anonymization function shortens your IP address by two bytes so that an assignment to you or to the Internet connection you are using is impossible.
If you do not agree with this processing, you have the possibility to prevent the storage of the cookie by a setting in your internet browser. You will find more information on this under "Cookies" above, and you also have the option of ending the analysis of your usage behaviour by means of the so-called opt-out. With the confirmation of the link a cookie is stored on your end device via your internet browser, which prevents further analysis. Please note, however, that you will have to click the above link again if you delete the cookies stored on your terminal device.

(Source: Law firm Weiß & Partner)


Measures to protect your privacy

We herewith assure you that we do not carry out any analyses using personal data that has been stored on the web server as a result of your visit to the website. We therefore do not know and make no attempt to find out whether, when and how often you visited this website and which pages you clicked on.

We do not work with advertising partners and do not use cookies from third parties.

We do not share any user-related data with third parties.

In particular, we do not use social plugins from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and similar services on our website in order to prevent the secret surveillance of your website visits by spy services.

Please note: For example, if you have logged in to Facebook and visit our website, Facebook may register the pages you visit. We cannot prevent this. Therefore, please log off Facebook, YouTube and similar services before visiting our website.


Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies to your renewed visit.


Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

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