Privacy policy

General remarks

The privacy of visitors to our website is important to us and we are committed to protecting it. This online privacy policy explains what data we collect when you visit our website. It also explains how and for what purposes we collect this data.

When processing data, we act in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), where applicable, and the Federal Data Protection Act [DPA or revised DPA; nLPD] as well as the corresponding Data Protection Ordinance [DPO or DPO].

This online privacy policy has been drawn up at the request of the Swiss Runners association, the umbrella organization for running in Switzerland. Its use is reserved for Swiss Runners members.

Responsible for data processing

The data protection officer responsible for data processing on this website is: the association Course de l’Escalade, Rue des Eaux-Vives 63, CP 6479, 1211 Geneva 6, Switzerland, 022 700 59 02,

If the RGPD is applicable, Startklar – Rose Müller, Bei der Kelter 5, D-74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen is our representative within the meaning of Article 27 RGPD.

Who are we ?

Our website address is :

Collection of personal information

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored and used:

  1. Information about your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  2. Information about your visits to and use of this website, including the referring source, length of visit, pages viewed, and website navigation paths;
  3. Information generated when you use our site, including when, how often and under what circumstances you use it;
  4. Information you enter when using our website services;
  5. Information contained in any communications you send us by e-mail or on our website, including their content and metadata;
  6. Any other personal information you provide to us.

Before disclosing personal information about another person to us, you must obtain that person’s consent to the disclosure and processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Use of your personal information

Personal information provided to us through our website will be used for the purposes described in this policy or on the relevant pages of the site. We may use your personal information to:

  1. Administer our website and our business;
  2. Personalize our website for you;
  3. Enable your use of the services offered on our website;
  4. Send you non-marketing communications;
  5. Send you marketing communications relating to our company or to carefully selected third-party companies that we believe may be of interest to you, in the form of publications, or if you have expressly agreed, by e-mail or similar technology (you may inform us at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications);
  6. To provide statistical information about our users to third parties (without these third parties being able to identify individual users with this information);
  7. Maintain the security of our website and prevent fraud;
  8. To verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website’s private messaging service); and
  9. Other purposes.

Without your explicit consent, we will not provide your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing or that of other third parties.

Disclosure of your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisors, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information:

  1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. In connection with any current or future legal proceedings;
  3. To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for fraud prevention and risk reduction purposes);
  4. To any person whom we reasonably believe to be an integral part of a court or other competent authority for the disclosure of such personal information if, in our opinion, such a court or authority would be likely to require disclosure of such personal information.

Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we will not pass on your personal information to third parties.

Contact form

If you send us requests using the contact form, the data entered in the form, including your indicated contact details, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request, the date and time of entry and in the event of follow-up questions. The processing of the data entered in the form is therefore based on your consent (Article 6, paragraph 1, point a RGPD or 13, paragraph 1 LPD or Art. 31, paragraph 1 nLPD).
You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing operations carried out up to the revocation is not affected by the revocation.
The data you have entered in the form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose of the data storage ceases (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Contact by email

If you contact us directly by e-mail, we process the data you have transmitted to us (e-mail address, surname, first name, as well as other personal data you have made available) exclusively for the purpose of processing your inquiry for the purpose of handling the contact and this on the basis of a legitimate interest (answering inquiries; Article 6, paragraph 1, point f RGPD or Art. 13, paragraph 1 LPD or Art. 31, paragraph 1 nLPD).

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may present security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to respond to your request, unless statutory retention obligations prevent this.

You have the right to object to the processing at any time, in which case the conversation cannot continue.

Online store

When you order items from our online store, we store your surname, first name, address, postal routing number, town and e-mail address. This data is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract and is therefore processed on the basis of fulfilling the contract with you (Article 6, paragraph 1, point b RGPD or Art. 13, paragraph 2, letter a LPD or Art. 31, paragraph 2, letter a nLPD).

Transmission of registration data

Companies commissioned by us to organize our race, process registrations (online, offline), manage participant data, collection, timing, results service, race number creation processes, advertising and participant information, process data on our behalf and for our purposes. We choose our service providers carefully and are obliged by law to monitor their data processing and to ensure that they do not process data for their own purposes or pass it on to unauthorized third parties.

By participating in the Course de l’Escalade, you consent to the transmission of your personal data such as first and last name, private address (street, postcode and town), date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address to partners (e.g. photo and video service), provided that you do not object to the transmission of the data by ticking the appropriate box when registering or by sending a message to the postal or e-mail address given above. These partners may use the data for their own services and without advertising purposes.

Insofar as we are legally obliged to do so, we ask for the runner’s consent at the time of registration before passing on personal data to third-party companies who process the data for their own purposes (the provision of their own services). You may revoke your consent to the transfer of your data to third parties at any time.

The following data are transfered to the following companies :

  • All personal data collected during group and individual registration on the platform is transferred to LYSOFT SA (186 Route de Saint-Julien, CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates), for IT support and statistical purposes, and then to DATASPORT AG.
  • Transfer of all personal data collected during individual registration on the Datasport platform to DATASPORT AG (Bolacker 1, Postfach 117, CH-4563 Gerlafingen).
  • Surname, first name and time of the first 100 runners in each category to Tamedia Publications romandes (Avenue de la Gare 33 1003 Lausanne). These data are used to establish the rankings, published after the race in the Tribune de Genève.
  • Bib number, surname, first name, postal address, country, zip code, town, gender, year of birth, category, race time, ranking and number of participations are transmitted to Berney Associés SA (Rue du Nant 8, CH-1207 Geneva), which will not pass them on to third parties. The data is used to compile official statistics for the Course de l’Escalade (number, age and origin of registrants and participants, as well as participants’ speed).

This data is used for the registration process (publication of runner data on the Datasport start lists, on the Datasport runner account (MyDS), sending of the registration confirmation mailing, sending of the information mailing, sending of the SMS informing you of your time and ranking, registration history).

  • By accepting the photo service when you register, you agree to your surname, first name, category number, postal address, zip code, town and country of residence being passed on to our partner Alpha Foto (Alpha Foto GMbH, Lerzenstrasse 27, CH-8953 Dietikon). This data is used to send you your personal race photo after the event. The photo is also visible on the Alpha Foto website.
  • By accepting the video service when registering, you agree that your name, first name, category, locality (language), intermediate time and final time will be transmitted to our partner iRewind (iRewind, Richtistrasse 2, CH-8304 Wallisellen) for the production of your personal video and its hosting on the Migros Impuls website. The service is financed by UBS and Migros, but no data is passed on to them.
  • By accepting the Swiss Athletics Newsletter, you become a Running member of Swiss Athletics and of the Swiss Olympics umbrella association. To this end, we will pass on your name and e-mail address to Swiss Athletics. Your data will then be used exclusively for the membership procedure and will not be passed on to any other third parties. At the beginning of the year, you’ll receive an e-mail with an overview of the best races in Switzerland. Membership is free and expires at the end of the following calendar year. Further information: You can revoke your consent to the transfer of your data to Swiss Athletics at any time in writing (e.g. by e-mail to the organizer).

International data transfers

  1. None of the data are internationaly transfered.
  2. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication may be available via the Internet worldwide. We cannot prevent the use of this information by third parties.

Retention of your personal information

  1. This section details our data retention policies and procedures, designed to help us comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.
  2. Personal information that we process for any purpose is retained no longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
  3. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
    To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
    If we believe the documents may be relevant to any current or potential legal proceedings; and
    To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for fraud prevention and risk reduction purposes).

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, incorporate additional tracking by third parties and monitor your interaction with such embedded content, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your rights

You may ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; the transfer of such information will be subject to the following condition: the presentation of sufficient proof of your identity (for these purposes, we will generally accept a notarized photocopy of your passport plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may retain the personal information you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may ask us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

Your rights

Access, blocking, deletion and rectification

Within the framework of the legal provisions in force, you have the right at any time to obtain, free of charge, information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, as well as the purpose of the data processing and, where applicable, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of such data. You can contact us at any time at the above address for this and any other questions relating to personal data. The transfer of such information will be subject to the following condition: the presentation of sufficient proof of your identity (for this purpose, we generally accept a notarized photocopy of your passport plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, please contact us at any time at the above address.

Withdrawal of consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the revocation is not affected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in individual cases and to direct advertising (art. 21 RGPD)

You can ask us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract delivered to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request that your data be forwarded directly to another data controller, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically possible.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of a breach of the GDPR or the DPA, data subjects have a right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority. This right of complaint is exercised without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session”: a persistent cookie is stored by the browser and remains valid until its expiry date, unless deleted by the user before that date; a session cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the browser is closed. Cookies generally do not contain any personally identifiable information, but the personal information we store about you may be linked to information stored in and obtained through cookies.

  1. The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them are described below:
    We use Google Analytics on our website to: recognize a computer when a user visits the website/ track users as they navigate the website/ improve website usability/ analyze website usage/ administer the website/ prevent fraud and improve website security.
  2. Most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies. For example,
    with Internet Explorer (version 10), you can block cookies using the alternative cookie management settings available by clicking on “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” then “Advanced”;
    with Firefox (version 24), you can block all cookies by clicking on “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” then selecting “Use personalized settings for history” from the drop-down menu and unchecking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
    with Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Personalize and control” menu, then clicking on “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, then selecting “Prevent sites from setting data” in the “Cookies” header.
  3. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. Here’s an example:
    with Internet Explorer (version 10), you need to delete the cookies file manually (you can find instructions on how to do this here;
    with Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking on “Tools”, “Options”, and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use personalized settings for history” and clicking on “Show cookies”, then on “Delete all cookies”; and
    with Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Personalize and control” menu, then clicking on “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Delete browsing data”, then “Delete cookies and module data from other sites” before clicking on “Delete browsing data”.
  4. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the use of many websites.

Social media plugins

Common provisions

We are active on various social networks (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn). Our social network presences are recognizable on our websites by means of the corresponding icons. The social network plugins have been installed using the two-click procedure, which means that they are only activated when you click on the provider’s icon. Data is therefore not automatically transferred to the social network services when you visit our website. It is only when you click on the icon that your browser establishes a connection with the servers of the operators of the social networking services. In this case, the social network service provider is informed of your visit to our website and of your IP address, regardless of whether or not you have a corresponding service account. If you have a corresponding account and are logged in, the data may be assigned to your social network profile.

We have no influence on how social network service providers handle your data. You will find further information on this subject in the corresponding privacy policies, which are linked below. However, it is likely that providers will profile your data and use it for personalized advertising purposes.

We rely on the legal basis of consent in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, point a RGPD or Article 31, paragraph 1 nLPD or Article 13, paragraph 1 LPD, if you have clicked on the icon.

We draw your attention to the fact that due to the integration of social network plugins, it is possible that your data will be processed both in the EU/EEA and in countries that do not have an adequate level of data protection. If we use such service providers in unsafe countries, the transfer is based on Article 49(1)(a) GDPR or Article 17(1)(a) nLPD or Article 6(2)(b) LPD. If you do not wish your data to be processed accordingly by activated plugins, please make sure you no longer click on the corresponding icons.


Features of the Instagram service are integrated on our site. These features are provided by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are connected to your Instagram account, you can, by clicking on the Instagram button, link the content of our site to your Instagram profile. Instagram can thus associate your visit to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the site provider, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram.

For more information, please consult Instagram’s privacy policy:


We also use Facebook social plugins on our website, which are operated for users in Europe by Facebook Ireland Ltd, Dublin, Ireland. Facebook’s privacy policy can be viewed at Some of your data is then transferred to the United States. If you wish to object to advertising in this respect, you can do so here:


Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website operated byoperated by Google. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

On our website, we show you thumbnails of locally stored videos, stored locally, which does not allow the third-party provider to obtain any information about you. They only receive this information when you click on the preview image and the third-party content is third-party content is loaded. The supplier receives information that you have visited our site as well as the usage data technically necessary.

We have no influence whatsoever on the way in which the supplier processes your data. You will find further information on the processing of user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at

Data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security. For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as site operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser’s address line.

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


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