Below we provide information on the collection of personal data when using the websites, including any country versions and subdomains (hereinafter “website”).

Identity of the controller
Zurich Jazz Orchestra Association, Josefstrasse 106, 8005 Zurich

Collection of personal data
If you use the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register to use the website or otherwise provide us with information, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website (namely IP address, browser, amount of data transmitted, etc.).

Processing purposes and legal basis
We process personal data in connection with the provision of our services to you and for communication with you, including the sending of newsletters and invitations to events, the maintenance of our contact list and/or the provision of other information that you may request from us. The processing of your data is necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (for example, when you register to receive newsletters), we will process your personal data within the scope of and based on this consent, provided we have no other legal basis and do not require one. Consent that has been given can be withdrawn at any time, but this has no effect on data processing that has already taken place.

Origin of data
We only collect personal data that you provide to us when communicating with us (such as name, e-mail and postal address, telephone number, source of connection and content of the communication).

Within the scope of our business activities and purposes, we also disclose personal data to third parties where permitted. This relates in particular to the following data recipients:

Third parties as part of the fulfillment of legal or contractual obligations.
Some of these recipients are in Switzerland, but some may also be abroad. In particular, you must expect your data to be transferred to all countries where the service providers we use are located. If we transfer data to a country without adequate statutory data protection, we ensure an adequate level of protection as provided for by law through the use of appropriate contracts or rely on the statutory exceptions of consent, contract performance, the establishment, exercise or enforcement of legal claims, overriding public interests, published personal data or because it is necessary to protect the integrity of the data subjects.

Use of cookies
We typically use “cookies” and similar technologies on our websites to identify your browser or device. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk and assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie (in this case, us). They are used to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall and to analyze the surfing behavior of website visitors. We use cookies to be able to identify you for subsequent visits.

This website uses the following transient cookies (temporary use) and persistent cookies (time-limited use):
In accordance with applicable law, we may store cookies on your device if they are technically necessary for the operation of the website. For other types of cookies, if we use them, we need your permission, which you can give by clicking on the corresponding fields in the pop-up button. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website.

We are happy to inform you about current topics relating to the Zurich Jazz Orchestra via our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and thus object to the further use of your data. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at the end of a newsletter.

We use the Swiss-based application to send our newsletter. Addressix is a service that organizes the sending of newsletters. No information on IP address, browser type or operating system is collected.

Social Media
The website uses buttons from the following social media platforms:

Meta (Facebook): The privacy policy of Meta (Facebook) can be found at

Instagram: Instagram’s privacy policy can be found at and

Youtube (Google): The privacy policy of Youtube (Google) can be found at

Spotify: Spotify’s privacy policy can be found at

The respective buttons of the aforementioned social media platforms on our website are configured so that these buttons are deactivated by default. If you activate the respective button (by clicking on it), the operator of the relevant social media platform can register that you are on our website and use this information for its own purposes.

Podcast publication
We use the Podigee platform to publish our podcast. The data protection provisions can be found at

Duration of data storage
Unless otherwise stated, we store usage data or other personal data for as long as we deem necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or for as long as we deem necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. We will delete your data as soon as it is no longer needed and in any event after the maximum retention period required by law.
Data security

We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transmission and from third parties gaining knowledge of it. These are adapted in line with the current state of the art.

Rights of the data subject
If the relevant legal requirements are met, you have the following rights

the right to request information about your personal data stored by us;
the right to have incorrect or incomplete personal data corrected;
the right to request the deletion or anonymization of your personal data;
the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data;
the right to receive certain personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format
the right to withdraw consent with effect for the future, insofar as processing is based on consent.

Please note, however, that we reserve the right to assert the restrictions provided for by law, for example if we are obliged to store or process certain data, have an overriding interest in doing so (insofar as we are entitled to invoke this) or require it for the assertion of claims.

The exercise of such rights generally requires that you clearly prove your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your ID, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). To assert your rights, you can contact us at the address given above.

Every data subject also has the right to enforce their claims in court or to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority. The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

Amendment of the privacy policy
We may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply. If the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the change by e-mail or other suitable means in the event of an update.

Status November 14, 2023