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Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Effective date: December 20, 2018

By accessing and using the website you explicitly agree with the following general conditions.

Intellectual property rights

The contents of this site, including the brands, logos, drawings, data, product or company names, texts, images etc. are protected by intellectual rights and belong to SBNet or entitled third parties.

Limitation of liability

The information on the website is of a general nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances, and can therefore not be considered as personal, professional or legal advice to the user.

SBNet makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is complete, accurate and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the information provided. If the information provided contains inaccuracies or if certain information on or via the site is unavailable, SBNet will make the greatest possible effort to rectify this as quickly as possible.

SBNet cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the information on this site.

If you find inaccuracies in the information made available via the site, you can contact the site manager.

The content of the site (including links) can be adapted, modified or supplemented at any time without notice or notification. SBNet gives no guarantees for the proper functioning of the website and can in no way be held liable for a malfunction or temporary (un)availability of the website or for any kind of damage, direct or indirect, which would result from the access to or use of the website.

SBNet can under no circumstances be held liable in any way whatsoever, direct or indirect, special or otherwise, for damage resulting from the use of this site or of another, in particular as a result of links or hyperlinks, including without limitation all losses, work interruptions, damage to programs or other data on the computer system, equipment, software or other of the user.

The website may contain hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties, or indirectly refer to them. Placing links to these websites or pages in no way implies an implicit approval of their content.

SBNet explicitly declares that it has no control over the content or other characteristics of these websites and can in no case be held liable for their content or characteristics or for any other form of damage resulting from their use.

The use of cookies

During a visit to the SBNet website cookies can be placed on your computer, only for the purposes of optimizing the site for the needs of the returning visitor. These cookies are not used to follow the surf behaviour of the visitor to other websites. Your internet browser will allow you to block the use of cookies, it will give you a warning when a cookie is installed, and it allows that you have cookies removed from your computer afterwards. For this you can consult the help function of your internet browser.


Privacy Policy

SBNet takes your privacy seriously. SBNet complies with the local legislation and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In case you have any questions on these matters you can contact the SBNet secretariat at swissbiosafety@wildapricot.org.

SBNet only collects personal data that are relevant in the context of the normal functioning of SBNet as a biosafety association. In most cases this is limited to name, affiliation, address, e-mail and phone number. If additional personal data would be collected this will be explicitly communicated to the data subject.

At SBNet you can manage the information about your personal profile yourself via logging onto the members-only section of the website and editing the information that is visible to other members.

The goal of personal data processing by SBNet will always be explicitly mentioned, but in general terms they can be summarized as follows:

  • Communication with members, customers, suppliers in the context of contracts, including membership agreements (legal basis of processing being a contractual agreement)
  • Compliance with legal obligations (for instance administrative or tax obligations) (legal basis of processing being a legal obligation)
  • Communication to prospects/non-members and actors/stakeholders making use of explicit consents or on the basis of justified interests.

The processing of your personal data involves the storage of these data on both physical as well as digital carriers, the use of these data for normal or electronic mailings and the internal analysis of such data. SBNet will not transfer any personal data to a third party unless there is a legal obligation to do so. The data will not be stored longer than is truly necessary.

If SBNet acts as a processor of data from third parties an appropriate processing agreement would be concluded.

You have the following rights: right to information about our approach to privacy, the right to consult your personal data, the right to correct or have your data removed, the right to data transfer, and the right not to be subjected to automated individual analysis. Note that SBNet members can manage their personal data themselves, by logging in as an SBNet member, and then edit your profile.

You can also object to the use of certain types of processing and have the right to withdraw consent. Any request concerning these matters can be sent to swissbiosafety@wildapricot.org. You are also free to submit a complaint to The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

Changes to the SBNet privacy policy are possible at any time, but will be communicated via individual communication or via the website.

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