Privacy policy and legal notice

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy aims at informing users of the website how Idiap may process their personal data and what their rights are.

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person according to the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (hereinafter “FADP”).

Identity of the Data Controller

The website is operated by the Foundation of the Idiap Research Institute, a foundation duly organized under the laws of Switzerland.

Idiap is responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data and the compatibility of data processing with the FADP and, where applicable, with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”).

Purpose of the processing

When visiting our website, our servers temporarily store every access (including IP address) in a log file. The collection and processing of the data is for the purpose of enabling the use of our website, to ensure the security and stability of the system, to optimize our website and for internal statistical purposes.

Idiap will also collect personal data when you decide to contact us by means of contact forms on Idiap’s website, by email, by post or when you interact with us via a third party service (e.g. social media). We only use this data to answer your contact request in the best possible and personalized way.

Data retention period

Idiap keeps your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed, in accordance with the applicable legislation.

International transfers

Idiap processes your personal data in Switzerland. In compliance with the applicable laws, personal data may be transferred outside of Switzerland if the recipient state has an adequate level of personal data protection or if such level is provided with appropriate safeguards.

Social networks and other third party services

To offer you enhanced online services, we may embed third party services like streaming services (e.g. YouTube) and social media (e.g. X, Instagram, LinkedIn). These service providers may collect and process personal data as data controllers. We invite you to refer directly to the terms and privacy policies of those providers.

Use of cookies

This website uses “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. They help in many ways to make your visit to our website easier, enjoyable, and meaningful.

There are several types of cookies: Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once your exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire.

When you access Idiap’s website, we can, according to your settings, install cookies on your devices, which will allow us to recognize your browser, during the validity time of the cookies.

The cookies that Idiap generates notably allow us to prepare statistics including frequency of access, the use and performances of website and to improve our communication and services.

Idiap website may include web beacons, cookies, or similar technologies from third-party service providers, in particular Google Inc.

The service offered by Google Analytics allows Idiap to determine the number of hits on the site and to pinpoint the most frequently visited pages. Those cookies are introduced and read on user’s terminal Equipment and by accessing a web site, using the service “Google Analytics”. The information produced by the cookie are related to your use of Idiap website and to your IP address. For more information regarding Google Analytics, please refer to this website : You can opt out of data collection or use by clicking the following links : (requires you to install a browser add-on).

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Please refer to your browser’s privacy or help documentation to find instructions for blocking or deleting cookies.


Your rights

You have the right to request information on the processing of your personal data by Idiap at any time. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for legitimate reasons as well as a right to object to the use of those data in accordance with applicable laws.

When the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Idiap reserves the right to refuse any abusive request or one which is contrary to applicable laws.

 If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to us at the address or email address listed in the section headed “Contact us” below.

Data security

Idiap ensures the safety and the security of personal data by implementing enhanced data security through the use of data and logical security resources. We deploy appropriate measures at both the technological and organizational level to protect the stored personal data of our users from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.

Contact us

If you have any question or comment about this Privacy Policy or if you wish to request access to the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at or by post at Idiap Research Institute, Centre du Parc, Rue Marconi 19, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland.

Privacy policy update

This page was last updated on November 21, 2023.  We may update this Privacy Policy at any time in particular as a result of legal and regulatory developments and doctrine. Any changes to this Privacy Policy are posted on this page.



The website is the property of the Idiap Research Institute (Idiap).

Although Idiap takes great care when presenting information on its website, it cannot guarantee the correctness, accuracy, up-to-dateness, reliability and completeness of the content of this information at any given time.

In addition, Idiap has not checked third party websites, i.e. websites not located on its servers or in its area of influence, which may be connected to Idiap’s website via links, and does not accept any responsibility for the content or the services offered thereon.

In no event will Idiap be liable towards you or third parties for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damage, which might arise from the use of this website or any website linked with it.

Idiap expressly reserves the right to modify or delete content published on its website at any time and without giving notice.

Intellectual property rights

The website (including the documents and information published on this website) is protected by copyright. All rights are owned by Idiap or third parties.

Without prior written consent from Idiap it is forbidden to reproduce, transfer, modify, link or use the website and its content for any commercial purpose.

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