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Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance (IMP-HSG)
Research Center for Organization Studies
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Phone: +41 71 224 73 45
Email: sgmm@unisg.ch

Authorized representatives

Johannes Rüegg-Stürm
Simon Grand

Implementation partners

Website realization: MIND Kommunikation GmbH
Design and graphics: Alltag Agentur GmbH

Data protection

The website is subject to Swiss law. All rights reserved. All contents (texts, graphics and photographs) are subject to copyright and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. The contents of this site may not be used without the written consent of IMP-HSG. All offers are non-binding. The authors expressly reserve the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

References and links to third-party websites are outside our area of responsibility. Any responsibility for such websites is rejected. Access to and use of such websites is at the user’s own risk.

Data protection

All people have a right to privacy and to protection from misuse of their personal information. We comply with these provisions. Personal information is kept strictly confidential and will not be sold to or shared with third parties.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect the databases against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification.

Personal data

Your safety is important to us. Therefore, the protection of your privacy and your data is a very special concern for us. In the following, you will find all information about which data we collect and use.

All personal data that you communicate to us via our website will be used confidentially and only for the intended purpose, not sold or passed on to third parties. This applies to all web forms. Specifically, for example, the contact details provided by you in connection with the download area.

We use your personal data* only for the purpose you have requested. We use this data exclusively to process your inquiry to our service or your order. We then store this data in accordance with the retention periods applicable in tax and commercial law. After the expiry of this period, we will delete your data if you have not consented to further processing and use.

*By personal data, we mean individual information about personal or material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person.

We will not pass on your data to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners, with whom we cooperate to process the contractual relationship. Of course, we adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and transmit only a minimum amount of data.

Anonymous data collection

You remain anonymous: During your entire visit to our website, nothing about you will be revealed We do not store any personal data. In order to improve our offer, we only evaluate statistical and anonymous data, which do not allow any reference to you.

Cookies

Our Internet pages use cookies in several places. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies also enable our systems to recognize your browser and offer you services. Cookies do not contain any personal data.

Most browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. However, you are free to set your browser so that cookies are generally rejected by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (opt-out). In this case, however, you may not be able to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

Contact form

If you use our contact form, you are passing on individual details about your personal or professional circumstances* to us. We use this data exclusively for the purpose you have chosen. Your e-mail address is used by us to process your enquiry. If you have not agreed to the further processing and use of your data, we will delete them immediately after we have successfully helped you.

*By personal data, we mean individual information about personal or material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person.

Google Analytics

In order for us to constantly improve our service and our website, we collect anonymous data about the user behavior of our visitors. It is also important to us that you decide which data you would like to share with us. This is why we show you in this text section whether we record your movement based on the respective page. Of course you have the possibility to turn off the analysis. In this way you switch off the recording of data for the entire duration of your visit.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization on our 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. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator.

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 Google from collecting the data generated by cookies or related to your use of the website and processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under this link.

You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google by following this link, downloading and installing the plug-in provided there.

Alternatively, you may opt out of the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page using this link and following the information provided there.