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Intellectual property rights
The logos and brands used on the website and registered as trademarks are protected by trademark law. Third parties may only use the logos and brands with the permission of the respectively authorized. The entire content of the website is protected by copyright law. Consequently, presentations, brochures, flyers, graphics, texts, designs, charts, etc., may not be reproduced or reused in any way or used for commercial purposes. The right remains reserved to take legal action in the event of any breach or violation of this provision.
Data Protection Declaration
This Data Protection Declaration (hereinafter “Declaration”) explains how the Swiss Finance Museum1 (hereinafter “Museum”) collects, uses and discloses (hereinafter referred to together as “processes”) personal user data (hereinafter “Personal Data”) of visitors to this website (hereinafter “User”), and the means by which this is done. The Declaration also describes how the Museum safeguards the confidentiality of the Personal Data processed.
The User agrees to the Museum processing Personal Data in accordance with the Declaration. Legal or contractual duties to maintain confidentiality to which the Museum is subject in relation to the User's Personal Data are not affected by this Declaration.
The Museum may amend the Declaration unilaterally at any time. The most recent version is published online by the Museum.
Type of collected Personal Data
The museum processes Personal Data about the User if the latter
- visits websites of the museum,
- applies for or uses products or services offered by the museum online; this includes, in particular, registration for specific services or web content only accessible by means of a personal login and subscriptions to print media or online newsletters,
- obtains, installs and/or uses apps of the museum from the relevant app stores, or
- takes part in a competition.
In selected cases, Personal Data is processed if the museum records telephone calls with Users, whether this be to meet its own legal obligations or for training or quality assurance purposes.
The museum processes the personal data (such as name, gender, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number) that the user expressly and actively makes available to the museum. This also applies if the user takes part in events of the museum (online or in person). The web server of the museum automatically records details of the user's visit (such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system used, originating website, pages accessed, date, length of visit).
Usage of Personal Data and legal basis
By processing Personal Data according to this Privacy Statement, the museum is able to improve the quality of its products and services.
Personal Data is processed for the following purposes in particular:
- technical management as well as research and further development of websites,
- user administration and marketing,
- user information on the services and products rendered by the museum, provided the User has given their consent for this,
- selecting competition winners and awarding prizes,
The museum processes your Personal Data according to the applicable law. Depending from the processing purpose, the legal basis for the processing of the User’s Personal Data will be one of the following:
(a) necessary for the legitimate interests of the museum, without unduly affecting your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms,
(b) necessary for taking steps to enter into or executing a contract with the User for the services or products requested or for carrying out our obligations under such a contract,
(c) User’s consent.
Examples of the “legitimate interests of the museum” referred to above are:
- pursuing certain of the above mentioned purposes
- exercising the museums’ rights, including the freedom to conduct a business and right to property,
- providing products and services and assuring a consistently high service standard across the museum, and keeping our customers, employees and other stakeholders satisfied, and
- meeting our accountability and regulatory requirements,
in each case provided such interests are not overridden by the User’s privacy interests.
The User authorizes the museum to transmit Personal Data to employees, agents or other third parties within or outside the country where the User lives in order to provide services and for the purposes indicated above. Employees, agents and other third parties which have access to Personal Data are required by the museum to ensure compliance with all applicable data protection provisions. Any person who authorizes the museum to access their Personal Data as defined in this Privacy Statement will be made aware of the data security and data protection implications. When Personal Data of the User are transferred to other countries, the museum will ensure data protection by granting the protection level required by the applicable law, e.g. by adopting EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) or similar safeguards.
The museuem reserves the right to disclose Personal Data to regulatory and supervisory authorities, as well as, pursuant to this Privacy Statement, to Analysis Service Providers. In so doing, the museum will comply at all times with applicable regulations, laws, court orders or official requests.
Data protection measures
The museum protects Personal Data with appropriate physical, electronic and process-related security measures, such as firewalls, personal passwords, encoding and authentication technologies. Personal Data collected via a website owned by the museum will be encrypted during transmission using SSL Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which currently provides the best-available security for data transfers.
Data Subject’s Rights
Users whose Personal Data is processed within the scope of this Privacy Statement have the following rights:
to receive information on whether the museum may save Personal Data and what form this Personal Data may take (which categories of data, recipients or categories of recipients, retention periods for Personal Data or criteria governing retention periods)
- to receive a copy of the Personal Data
- to request the rectification of Personal Data if it is incorrect
- to request the deletion of Personal Data
- to request restrictions on processing Personal Data
- to receive Personal Data in a structured, accessible and machine-readable format (if available)
- to submit an objection to processing, especially for the purpose of direct advertising
The rights specified above may be denied or restricted if the interests, rights and freedoms of third parties take precedence or if processing is necessary to establish, exercise or defend legal claims of the museum.
Queries in relation to processing Personal Data are to be directed to the Data Protection Officers of the museum:
Users have also the right to make a complaint to the data protection authority responsible for them or in the place where they think an issue in relation to the Data has arisen
The museum will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected or to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
The websites of the museum may contain hyperlinks to other websites which are not operated or monitored by the museum. Third-party websites are not subject to this Privacy Statement. The museum is not responsible for their content or how they handle Personal Data.
Social Media Buttons
Functions (plugins) of third-party providers or social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) are embedded into the websites of the museum. These plugins enable the User to share content on the social networks mentioned. The interfaces are deactivated by default when the website is accessed. This means that no Personal Data is transmitted to the respective third-party providers without intervention on the part of the User. Once the User has activated the interfaces, data (incl. also Personal Data) is automatically transmitted to the relevant third-party providers by the plug-ins. If the User is simultaneously logged in to the network of the respective third-party provider when they visit the website, the third-party provider can assign the visit to the User's network account. The museum has no influence on this. The purpose and scope of such a form of data collection and the further processing and usage of Personal Data are outlined in the data protection guidelines of the individual social networks. Users can also obtain information there on rights and settings options in relation to protecting their privacy.
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Right to withdraw consent in respect of data protection
Anyone affected by the processing of Personal Data can withdraw their consent to this effect at any time. This must be done in writing or by e-mail to the Data Protection Officer of the museum.
Cookies particularly serve the following purposes:
- save the User's preferred language and country settings
- perform a statistical analysis of the number of users and of their usage habits
- improve the loading speed of the individual pages
The User can control cookie specifications via their browser settings. The relevant browser options and instructions on use can generally be found in the browser manual or help file. If the User rejects, blocks or deactivates cookies, this may restrict the availability of the services offered via the website. In addition, parts of the website may not work correctly under certain circumstances
The museum analyses how its websites are used with the help of third-party analysis tools, such as Google Analytics (hereinafter «Analysis Service Providers»). The museum assumes no responsibility or liability for any data processed by Analysis Service Providers.
In specific cases the museum uses the Google reCAPTCHA v2 to avoid the usage of text fields by automated programs/bots. It helps to support the security of our website and to avoid spam for Users. This is our legitimate interest and fulfills our legal obligation.
The collected data is hardware and software information, such as device and application data and the result of integrity checks. This data will be sent to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The data will not be used by Google for personalized ads.
The museum may use customized electronic marketing technology based on “tracking pixels” provided by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google. A tracking pixel collects information from the header of a webpage, such as a visitor’s IP address or browser, which is forwarded to an advertiser (Facebook, Google, etc.) for the purpose of providing advertising to its customers that is based on their personal interests. The museum may use tracking pixels to investigate the effectiveness of advertising for statistical and market research purposes. The data that is collected cannot be used to identify the User as it is anonymous. However, above advertisers do store and process this data. More information on how they process data can be found in the privacy policies of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google.
Last update: 26 May 2023
Terms and Conditions
Booked guided tours can be cancelled free of charge up to 5 working days before the start of the tour. After that, the full tour fee of CHF 130 (weekend tours: CHF 190) will be charged.
Room bookings for events can be cancelled free of charge up to 5 working days before the event. For cancellations up to 48 hours before the event, 50% of the rental price will be charged. For cancellations less than 48 hours before the event, the full rental price will be charged.
The Swiss Finance Museum may cancel booked guided tours or room reservations for events for important reasons (e.g. interests that are to be given higher priority) up to 5 working days before the event without charge.
Last updated: 26 May 2023
1 The Swiss Finance Museum is operated by the charitable foundation “Stiftung Sammlung historischer Wertpapiere”, which is based in Olten.