Privacy policy

I. Name and address of the party responsible and of the Data Protection Officer

The party responsible with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

University of Liechtenstein
9490 Vaduz
Tel.: 00423 265 11 11

The Data Protection Officer of the University of Liechtenstein, Mr. Jens Eric Bodack, can be contacted using the address above or at

II. General information on data processing

Scope of the personal data processed

Your personal data (i.e. form of address, first and last name, title, date of birth, place of birth, profile picture, company name, company address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, mailing address or private address as well as information pertaining to your areas of interest or attendance or any other information regarding events that you provide) will be treated confidentially. If you register via a linked social media platform, the following data will be transferred to the platform's own profile: e-mail address, first name, surname, full name if applicable, latest profile picture and a textual profile description if applicable.

Profile data, institution-related data and posts that you provide to us on your own initiative are stored, publicly presented on the platform and used for the platform's own search and statistics purposes. Stored contact data will be used to send you notifications about activities you have signed up to, function updates and the publication of new reports. The stored contact data also enables you to reach the respective contact persons. In addition, evaluations of institutions and programmes, as well as likes, are stored on a person-specific basis to prevent multiple evaluations.

We only collect personal data that you have voluntarily provided to us.

Legal basis

Besides the fact that you provided your consent, the legal basis for processing your data is to carry out duties in the public interest and to safeguard our legitimate interests.

Your rights

You have the right to request information about how we process your personal data. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes; the personal data categories; the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed; the planned duration of storage; the existence of your right to rectify, erase, restrict or oppose the processing; data transfer; the origin of your data if not collected from us; and the existence of any automated decision-making activities including profiling. You also have the right at any time to revoke any consent you may have given to the use of your personal data. If you are of the opinion that how we process your personal data breaches current data protection regulations, you are entitled to lodge a complaint to the data protection office.

III. Description and scope of our data processing

1. Analytics

We use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) on our website on the basis of our legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimization and marketing purposes in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.

Cookies may be used for this purpose (see III.2.). The data collected with Matomo technology (including your anonymised IP address) is processed on our servers. If individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data is stored:

  • two bytes of the IP address of the user's calling system
  • the website from which the user has accessed the accessed website (referrer)
  • the subpages that are accessed from the accessed website
  • the time spent on the website
  • the frequency with which the website is accessed

The software is set so that the IP addresses are not completely stored, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g.: In this way it is no longer possible to associate the shortened IP address with the computer accessing it. By anonymising the IP address, sufficient account is taken of the users' interest in protecting their personal data.

We offer our users on our website the possibility of an opt-out from the analysis procedure. In this way, another cookie is placed on your system, which signals to our system not to store the user's data. If the user deletes the corresponding cookie from his own system in the meantime, he must set the opt-out cookie again.

More information about the privacy settings of the Matomo software can be found at the following link:

2. Cookies

We use cookies on our website in order to make our services user-friendly. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. The cookies remain stored until you delete them. This enables us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site. If you do not wish this to happen, you can set your browser so that it informs you when cookies are set and you can then allow them in individual cases. However, we would like to point out that deactivating cookies means that you will not be able to use all the functions of our website.

3. E-mail notifications

You may subscribe to various e-mail notifications via your profile settings. If you subscribe to the e-mail notifications, you consent to the storage of your e-mail address, including the date of your registration. We use your e-mail address and the personal data collected simultaneously purely for administration purposes and for sending the e-mail notifications.

Our e-mail notifications do not contain any obvious or hidden counters, third party advertisements or links to external sites that are not directly related to the content of our newsletter. You may unsubscribe any time via your profile settings.

4. Social plugins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.)

All embedded social plugins work with the 2-click process; this means that a plugin does not start recording your surfing behaviour unless you activate it with your click. If you are logged in to your Facebook account at the same time as you visit our website, Facebook registers your visit after the plugin is activated (first click) and can allot this visit to your user account.

IV. Data security

During your website visit we use the usual SSL process in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the presence of the closed key or lock symbol in the address bar of your browser. In addition, we apply other appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously being improved in line with technological developments.