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Data protection and privacy are of the highest priority at LINK Internet-Panel. We are aware of the fact that we handle a lot of confidential data.

The following measures are in effect and guarantee the protection and privacy of data:

1. Organisational measures
Our employees’ contracts obligate them to comply with the following laws and industry norms:
Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection
German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)
Internationally accepted market and social research rules (ESOMAR: www.esomar.org)
Professional and ethical norms and guidelines of the vsms (Verband Schweizer Markt- und Sozialforscher: www.vsms-asms.ch)
ADM guidelines (Arbeitskreis Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute: www.adm-ev.de)
Non-compliance is punishable by instant dismissal.

2. Technical execution
Only a few specialists at the LINK Institut have password-protected access to the database of respondents and panel participants
Survey results are stored separately from the database of respondents and panel participants
Our clients do not have the opportunity to view the database of respondents and panel participants
Our clients only see anonymised results that do not permit any conclusions to be drawn about an individual person

Date of last update: 20. October 2015
Jürg Tütsch
Data protection and privacy officer of LINK Institut

Data protection and privacy are of the highest priority at LINK. We are aware of the fact that we handle a lot of confidential data.

The following measures are in effect and guarantee the protection and privacy of data:

1. Organisational measures
Our employees’ contracts obligate them to comply with the following laws and industry norms:
Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection
German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)
Internationally accepted market and social research rules (ESOMAR: www.esomar.org)
Professional and ethical norms and guidelines of the vsms (Verband Schweizer Markt- und Sozialforscher: www.vsms-asms.ch)
ADM guidelines (Arbeitskreis Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute: www.adm-ev.de)
Non-compliance is punishable by instant dismissal.

2. Technical execution
Only a few specialists at the LINK Institut have password-protected access to the database of respondents and panel participants
Survey results are stored separately from the database of respondents and panel participants
Our clients do not have the opportunity to view the database of respondents and panel participants
Our clients only see anonymised results that do not permit any conclusions to be drawn about an individual person

Date of last update: 20. October 2015
Jürg Tütsch
Data protection and privacy officer of LINK Institut