Privacy policy

This data protection declaration explains the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on our website (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) by the Office for Economic Affairs and Labour of the Canton of Zurich (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”) and informs you of your rights. These rights are governed by applicable data protection laws.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. Some of this data is passed on to third parties in accordance with this data protection declaration.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Responsible for data processing

For the data processing described in this data protection declaration, the Division for Economic Development at the Office for Economic Affairs and Labour of the Canton of Zurich is responsible for the data processing, unless otherwise communicated in individual cases.

You can contact us for your privacy concerns as follows:

Canton of Zurich
Division for Economic Development
Walchestrasse 19
8090 Zurich

Contact form

If you use our contact form, your details from the enquiry form will be processed by us in order to process the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. As a rule, we require the following information:

  • First name and surname
  • E-mail address
  • Content of the message

We use the information you provide to answer your request. Insofar as the GDPR is applicable, the basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.


The website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Hosting Provider & Server Log Files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be directly assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

This data, as well as all data on this website, is stored by our hosting provider Hostpoint AG, Neue Jonastrasse 60, CH-8640 Rapperswil-Jona, whose privacy policy can be found here.


We offer a newsletter that you can subscribe to. If you register for the newsletter, we collect at least your e-mail address. Our external newsletter service provider may collect further data; we refer to its privacy policy.

We use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter by e-mail.

Newsletter Analytics

We use an analysis service to measure the reach of our newsletter. It measures how often the newsletter is opened and which links the recipient follows.


When you register your organisation or company on our website, the information you enter is stored. We collect the following information:

First name and surname
E-mail address
Telephone number

We use the data to provide you with the profile. 

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

External services

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the appropriate browser plugin.

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google’s privacy policy.

Order data processing

We have concluded an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account.


Videos displayed on the website are integrated via the YouTube API. Users are asked for their prior consent before a connection to YouTube is established and the video is played. Privacy Policy of YouTube


On our website you will find links to websites of third parties. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of external websites that you can reach via the links. Please inform yourself about data protection directly on the respective websites.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.