General information for visiting this website
Responsible for data protection
The responsible data processing company on this website is:
International Fire Academy
Intercantonal Fire Service Training Centre
Industriezone Klus 17
P: +41 62 386 11 11
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected on the one hand by you informing us of it. For example, this might be data that you enter in a form. Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you visit this website.
Your right to information, deletion and rectification
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin, the recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us at the address given above and in the imprint.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the registration form that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser says "https://" as well as the lock icon in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the host's servers. These may include IP addresses, meta and communication data, contact data, website access, and other data generated through a website. A host is used in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider. Our host will process your data only to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with respect to this data.
Request by e-mail, telephone, contact form or social media channels
If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, contact form or social media channels, your request will be stored and processed by us, including any resulting personal data (e.g. name, request) for the purpose of processing your request. We will not share this information without your consent. The data sent by you to us will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for the data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular, statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on this website to use additional features on the site. We will only use the data entered for this purpose for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will refuse registration. For important changes, such as the scope of the offer, or in the case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided at the time of registration in order to inform you in this way. The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website and will then afterwards be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and more secure Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser to inform you about the storing of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to enable the automatic deletion of the cookies when the browser is closed.
When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. This will truncate your IP address before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
Demographic features in Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of page visitors. These data are from interest-based advertising from Google and from third-party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the section "Objection to the recording of data".
If you wish to obtain the ifaNEWS offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and agree to receive the ifaNEWS. Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties for any other purpose. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the ifaNEWS at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the ifaNEWS. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. The data transmitted by you for the purpose of receiving the ifaNEWS will be stored by us, or the newsletter service provider until you are unsubscribed from the ifaNEWS and deleted from the distribution list after unsubscribing from the ifaNEWS. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected. After you have been removed from the distribution list, your e-mail address may be blacklisted by us or the newsletter service provider in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements. Blacklist storage is not limited in time. You may object to storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interests.