Welcome to the Internet site of the Museum of Communication (an institution of the Swiss Foundation for the History of the Post and Telecommunications, Helvetiastrasse 16, 3000 Bern 6, Switzerland). We are pleased that you are visiting us online. The offers on our website are for persons from Switzerland, not from the European Union. Accessing and using our site are subject to the following conditions.
The Museum of Communication makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the content of this website but cannot guarantee it. The information is provided for information purposes only and solely for personal use. The Museum of Communication may thus not be held liable for the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or up-to-dateness of content on any part of the site. The Museum of Communication also reserves the express right to change or remove site content, in full or in part, without prior notice.
Unless deliberate error or gross negligence can be proved, the Museum of Communication may not be held liable for material or immaterial damages resulting from accessing or using this website and any of the content therein; from misuse of the connection; from technical faults; or from other causes (including infection by viruses, worms, or Trojans).
Any web addresses mentioned on this site, or direct links, are not the responsibility of the Museum of Communication. Access and use of other sites are the sole and entire responsibility of the user. The Museum of Communication expressly states that it has no influence over the layout, content or offers on other sites. Information and services on recommended or linked sites are entirely the responsibility of the site owners. The Museum of Communication declines all responsibility for such websites.
Having regard to the applicable Swiss data protection legislation, every individual has the right to privacy and to protection from the misuse of private information. The Museum of Communication respects these provisions.
No data that could personally identify a web visitor (such as, for example, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) is collected by the Museum of Communication unless such data is submitted by the site user – for example, by filling out a form or sending an e-mail. Only with the express permission of the visitor can such data be stored and used for marketing purposes, market research, or sales statistics.
All personal data that visitors to this website disclose will be handled with the utmost confidentiality. The data will not be sold, traded or used by anyone else, with the possible exception of mailings with Museum of Communication partners to announce joint exhibitions and events.
The Museum of Communication may use information that is not attributable to individual users for the purposes of improving the museum’s offer and the quality of its website. Such information would include, for example, a user’s Internet browser and operating system as well as the domain name of any Internet site via which the visitor linked up to the Museum of Communication website..
You have the right to assert your data protection rights at any time and to obtain information about your personal data stored by us, to correct or supplement your personal data, to object to the processing of your personal data or to request the deletion of your personal data. Our contact details are provided below.
If you wish to exercise your rights in relation to your personal data or have any questions or concerns about the processing of your personal data, you can contact us as follows:
Museum of Communication
3000 Bern 6
When you access certain pages, a so-called “session cookie” is set. This is a small text file that is automatically deleted from your computer at the end of the browser session. The sole purpose of this file is to enable you to use certain applications. You can modify the settings of most web browsers so that your browser does not accept new cookies or you can have previously set cookies deleted. How this works for your particular browser can usually be found out by consulting your browser’s help function. If you do not allow cookies to be set, we cannot guarantee that all elements of the website will function properly.
Server log files
As with any connection to a web server, certain technical data is logged and stored by our web hosting provider’s server. This data includes the IP address and the operating system of your device, the data, the access time, the type of browser and the browser request including the origin of the request (referrer). This is necessary for technical reasons to enable you to use our website. The web hosting provider has technical and organisational measures in place to protect this data from unauthorised access and does not pass it on to third parties. Where we process personal data as part of this process, we do so because of our interest in providing you with the best possible user experience and in ensuring the security and stability of our systems.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.
Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website on behalf of the operator of this website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator relating to website activity and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics will not be aggregated with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored or delete them again by making the appropriate settings in your browser.
Further information on Google Analytics and data protection can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and give directions for finding us. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed. If you call up the Google Maps component integrated into our website, Google stores a cookie on your device via your internet browser. In order to display our location and provide directions, your user settings and data are processed. We cannot exclude the possibility that Google uses servers in the USA. The connection to Google established in this way enables Google to determine which website your request was sent from and to which IP address the directions should be sent.
The online presence of the Museum of Communication includes the services Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. These services are also partially integrated into the website in order to be able to display content from the social networks on our website. We also link to content on our social channels.
When you access our online presence on these platforms, personal data is stored.
This user data supplies statistical information about the use of our company presence. The social networks use this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create user profiles. These profiles make it possible for these platforms e.g. to tailor advertising to the users inside and outside the platform in line with their interests. If a user is logged on to their account on the social media website when accessing our pages, the platform is also able to link the data with the user’s account.
In the event that a user contacts us via social media, the personal data entered on this occasion will be used to process the enquiry. The user’s data will be deleted by us once the enquiry has been conclusively resolved and there are no legal obligations to retain data, such as in the case of subsequent contract processing.
The respective platforms may also set cookies to process the data.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of your data by the provider, as well as your rights and the settings that can be made to protect your privacy, can be found in the data protection policies of the platforms:
We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google. We also use Vimeo. This is a service provided by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. For both video services, the processing of user data can take place on servers in the USA.
If you visit a page on our website on which a video is embedded, a connection to the servers of the corresponding provider in the USA is established, in order to display the video. For technical reasons, it is necessary for the providers to process your IP address. The date and time of your visit to our website is also logged. If you are logged on to YouTube or Vimeo at the same time as your visit to one of our web pages in which a video is embedded, the provider may associate the information collected in this way with your personal user account there. If you wish to prevent this, you must either log out of the video platforms before visiting our website or configure your user accounts accordingly.
For further information, please refer to the data protection policies of the video platforms:
Our website uses the “Facebook pixel” provided by the social network facebook.com. As a visitor to our website, the Facebook pixel enables Facebook to identify you as a target group for the display of advertisements. Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our website or who exhibit certain characteristics or interests that we transmit to Facebook. The Facebook pixel also enables us to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad.
The processing of the data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s policy on data use. Within Facebook, you can adjust the settings that relate to your personal advertising preferences, reset them or deactivate unwelcome advertising. You can prevent cookies from being stored or delete them again by making the appropriate settings in your browser.
If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your email address, we will store and use your email address to send you our newsletter with information and advertising about us until you unsubscribe from our newsletter.
We use the “MailChimp” newsletter service based in the United States of America to manage our newsletter.
Please note that the data collected and used via MailChimp is stored and processed on computers in the US. By giving your consent to receive our newsletter, you declare yourself in agreement with this. Your e-mail address will not be passed on to third parties in any other way.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. An unsubscribe link is included in every email with our newsletter. You can also revoke your consent to the use of your e-mail address for the future at any time. Please use the contact options below.
Copyright and all other proprietary rights pertaining to content, imagery, photographs and other data on the Museum of Communication website belong either to the museum or to expressly accredited rights holders. For the reproduction (in whole or in part), transmission (electronically or by other means), modification, linking or use of any elements, prior written permission from the Museum of Communication is required. The use of tools that systematically and automatically retrieve, index and/or transmit website content (e.g. so-called spiders, crawlers, etc.) is also prohibited.
Downloading or copying content, imagery, photographs or any other data from the site can in no way be construed to mean that there has been any transfer of proprietary rights.
All content on the Museum of Communication website is for information purposes only and for private use. Public or commercial uses are only allowed if prior written permission has been granted by the Museum of Communication.
Bern, May 2021