Data privacy obligation

ds books (“Provider“) takes data privacy seriously. Under the terms of Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data privacy provisions of the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection, every individual has the right to the protection of privacy and to protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these provisions. Personal data are treated as strictly confidential and neither sold nor passed on to third parties. Personal data includes all the details and information that refer to a specific or identifiable person. In addition to contact details such as your name, telephone number, address and e-mail address. In close collaboration with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the data bases as effectively as possible against unauthorised access, data loss, misuse or falsification. However, should be considered that data transmission on the Internet may contain deliberate security loopholes and therefore is not possible to ensure complete protection against access from unknown parties.

Responsibility for data processing

Hegenheimerstrasse 90
4055 Basel

Processing personal information

The Provider collects, uses and passes on your personal details only within the legally permitted limits or with your permission.

Duration of data retention

Your details are stored for the purpose of delivering the on-line offerings and the related services. Thereafter the data are retained for the duration of the periods defined by the law or by the provisions governing specific data. A legal retention period of up to 10 years applies under the tax law and the requirements of the regulatory law. In cases where data processing is subject to your consent (e.g. newsletter registration), the data are retained until you revoke them.

Contact enquiries

If you use the options provided to contact the Provider, your details are stored so that they can be accessed for the purposes of processing and responding to your enquiry.

Newsletter subscription

You can subscribe to a newsletter on this website and receive regular updates from the Provider on our events, exhibitions, works of art. If you wish to receive the newsletter, the Provider requires a valid e-mail address. The information is used exclusively for the purposes of distributing the newsletter and is sent by the Provider via the newsletter service provider MailChimp. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.


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Access data

The Provider receives information on visits to its website and stores this as a server logfile. Information is also collected via the Google Analytics service integrated in the website. The following data are logged:

–    Name of the website visited
–    Data and time of access to a specific website
–    Volume of data transferred
–    Source/indications of where you have accessed the website from (Referrer URL)
–    Browser used
–    Operating system used
–    IP address used

The collected data are used only for statistical purposes and to optimise the website. However, the Provider reserves the right to check the logged data if there are concrete indications of illegal use or reasonable grounds to suspect illegal use.

Google Analytics

These services use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data that are stored on the user’s computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information obtained by this cookie on the use of the website by the user is usually transferred and stored on one of Google’s servers in the USA. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the user’s IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within member States of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and abbreviated there. Under the authority of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to ask users to evaluate the use of the website in order to produce a report for the website provider on website activities and to provide further services linked to the website use and internet use. The IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics is not collated with other Google data. Users can disable cookies by using the relevant settings in their browser software. However, these services inform users that, in this case, they will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, users can prevent Google from logging the data produced by the cookie and those relating to their use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading the browser plugin available from the following link: Alternatively, to prevent Google Analytics from collecting further data, you can click on the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device that will prevent Google Analytics from logging further data from this website in future: deactivate Google Analytics

For more information about the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, please visit or We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

Use of social media plugins

Our website also contains integrated Instagram functions. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged on to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign the visit to our website to your user account. Please note that, as Provider of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred and how they are used by Instagram. For more information, see the Instagram data privacy policy:

User Rights

As the user, you are entitled to request information, free of charge, on which personal details about you are retained. Provided your preference does not conflict with the legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention directive), you are entitled to rectify inaccurate data and block or delete personal information.