What we can say is that we don’t purposefully store personal information of yours beyond the data that is necessarily exchanged to view this website in your browser.
What we do know is that this website is hosted by SWITCH in Switzerland. If you are interested, there are several services to check the publicly accessible hosting information for any website.
You can check the Website Carbon Calculator to get an estimated carbon footprint for this website, too.
You can use the developer tools of your browser to see the local data stored by this website. It is generally a good habit to take a look at this every now and then anyway.
This website also deploys content and services offered from third-party providers, to do things like integrate videos and other content, for instance.
Especially when we embed content from these services through their provided embed codes or APIs, this might trigger cascades of cloud-based processes that obscure the exchange of data between a bevy of servers and services that we are not totally aware or in control of. We treat these services mostly with the same naive mix of suspicion and convenience that seems to be the prevalent attitude for navigating the privatized corporate internet.
At the moment, we don’t use Google Analytics to track your visit to the site. But services from the mentioned third-party providers might be running tracking services in the background. Add Ghostery to your browser to see who tries, and who is prevented from doing so.
Lastly, we’ll put ourselves on the safe side by adding the following very brief disclaimer (a peculiar legal term in itself): We or FHNW shall not accept any liability for any material or immaterial damage arising in connection with the use or non-use of the information offered, with the misuse of the connections or with technical faults.
We are not entirely sure what this means.