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Data protection

The operator of this site takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in the strictest confidence and in accordance with statutory data privacy regulations, as well as in accordance with this data protection policy.

In general, it is possible to use this website without specifying personal information. Where personal data (such as your name, address or e-mail address) is recorded on our site, this information is always, wherever possible, provided on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We would like to point out that the transfer of data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may not be 100% secure. Complete protection of data from interception by third parties is therefore not possible.

Data protection policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

Our pages use plug-ins from the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognised from the Facebook logo or the 'Like' button on our page. A summary of Facebook plug-ins can be found here:

When you visit our sites, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook 'Like' button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This means that Facebook can assign the visit to our site to your user account. We point out that we, as providers of the site, have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred, nor of its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook's data protection policy at

If you do not want Facebook to assign the visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection policy governing the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics. They are supplied by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses 'cookies'. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which permit an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transferred to a server owned by Google in the USA and stored there.

If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google first truncates your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area Agreement. The full IP address is only communicated in full to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together reports on website activities and in order to provide other services related to website use and Internet use. The IP address communicated by your browser as part of the Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; we do point out, however, that by doing so you may be unable to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent any data generated by the cookies or data relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) from being transferred to Google or being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:


Our websites use cookies at various points. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. These are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are known as 'session cookies'. They are deleted automatically once your visit is complete. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser next time you visit our website.

You can make settings in your browser so that it will notify you when cookies are stored and only allow cookies in individual instances, refuse the acceptance of cookies for specific instances or in general and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, the function of this website may be limited.

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry via our contact form, we will store the information from the enquiry form, along with the contact details you provide on it, in order to process your enquiry and if we have any further questions. We will not pass this data on to anyone without your consent.

Natural History Museum Basel

Augustinergasse 2
CH-4001 Basel
Phone +41 61 266 55 00