We are committed to protecting your data. ETH Zurich considers the protection of not only your personal data, but all data, to be of the utmost importance. As part of the measures taken in this respect, we process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection legislation and, where applicable, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In the following, we will inform you of which data pertaining to visitors and users of the website https://www.icho2023.ch is collected, processed and disclosed by ETH Zurich as well as of the measures taken to ensure the security of this data.
2.Meaning and purpose of IChO 2023
IChO 2023, a non-profit project hosted by ETH Zurich, is a platform connecting chemistry enthusiasts from all over the world. The first IChO in Switzerland takes place from 16 - 25 July 2023, and expects around 900 participants, mentors and volunteers from around 90 countries and areas. Besides two chemistry exams the young talents will experience a wide range of cultural activities as well as the picturesque landscape of Switzerland.
Promoting young talents in STEM* subjects - especially chemistry - with an attractive extracurricular educational programme
Motivating young people from all over the world to study chemistry in Switzerland
Public relations work on the topic of chemistry using an image campaign
Positioning Switzerland as a leading location for education, research and innovation
*Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
3.Use of data
Every person is entitled to have their privacy protected and to have their personal data protected against misuse. ETH Zurich complies with the relevant principles with regard to its web pages and web services.
3.2.Server log files
The following information is stored in log files when you access the IChO 2023 website:
IP address of the accessing computer
time of the server request
This data is used without identifying you personally. It serves us to improve communication on the website. It will not be merged with other data sources.
3.3.Tracking settings (web analysis)
In order to better adapt the content structures and navigation mechanisms of the IChO 2023 web pages to the needs of its users, the page views and the clicked elements within the pages are logged and analysed.
In order to do this the IChO 2023 website uses features of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and from Wix.com Ltd., Nemal St. 40, 6350671 Tel Aviv, Israel.
Google and Wix analyses your user behaviour in order to optimise its web presence and advertising, for instance.
3.5.Social networks and other third-party services
ETH Zurich has no influence on the collection and subsequent use of data by these third-party providers. ETH Zurich cannot control the extent of, the place of data storage or the duration of data storage. Nor can ETH Zurich influence the extent to which these providers comply with any existing erasure obligations, which data analyses they perform or whether they recombine the data and to whom they transfer the data to.
As soon as you access a IChO 2023 web page containing an embedded YouTube video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and YouTube (Google LLC subsidiary) plug-ins are used in individual cases. This lets YouTube know which page has been visited and from which IP address. You can find more information about the handling of user data in YouTube’s terms and policy.
Twitter, Inc. is an American microblogging and social networking service through which users publish and interact with messages known as “tweets”. When you use Twitter, even if you only view tweets, Twitter receives individual pieces of personal information from you, such as the type of device you are using and your IP address. You can find information about the handling of user data in Twitter’s privacy and cookies policy.
3.8.Facebook and Instagram
Google Forms is a survey administration software included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google.
IChO 2023 is using Google Forms to register and administer volunteers at ETH Zurich. By registering in Google Forms on IChO 2023 website, you agree that any data you enter, in particular personal data, has been lawfully collected and may be administered by ETH Zurich using the Google Forms Services under the Google Form policies: https://www.google.com/forms/about/. Your data will only be requested and used for the participation in the IChO 2023 at ETH Zurich.
For reasons of security and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries sent by you to ETH Zurich as the site operator, the IChO 2023 website uses SSL/TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser address bar changes from "http://" to "https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar
Additionally, ETH Zurich implements further technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data which is collected and processed via the IChO 2023 website
remains confidential and protected against accidental or unlawful access, alteration or disclosure, and loss or destruction.
Access to data is only granted to those who require access to the personal data on account of their function and role according to the principle of necessity (“need to know”).
The measures taken are determined by the type of information, the nature and purpose of its use, and the state of the art.
6.Right to information
Should you wish to obtain information regarding your personal data being collected and processed, should you request the correction, erasure or blocking of such data, or have further questions regarding its use, please contact the ETH Zurich IChO 2023 team. You can contact the team at the following address:
HCI J 343