Privacy Policy

Who are we?

We, accelopment Schweiz AG, are a competent service provider in the public funding sector. We assist universities, companies, and other organisations in the acquisition of a participation in publicly funded innovation projects.

accelopment Schweiz AG
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zürich

What data protection policy does accelopment follow?

Our policy for data protection strictly follows the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP).
We only collect data from our clients with their informed consent and only use data for the purpose for which the consent was given.
We only store data for the time period which is required for us to fulfil our contractual obligations and only keep records and other supporting documents in case of an audit from the EU.
We do not share data with third parties without consent, except for our suppliers of IT infrastructure. In such cases, a data processing agreement is put in place to ensure the safe and correct data processing on behalf of accelopment.
All our data processes are continuously monitored to ensure the highest degree of security and reliability.

In case of questions concerning the data protection policy of accelopment, our Data Protection Officer (DPO) Liam Colman is at your disposal on email: [email protected]

What data is collected and processed and for what purposes?

When using our website, we collect some information about you in order to provide you with a user-oriented and personalized website experience.

Contact form
When fulfilling our contact form, we record your email address, your message and peripheral data (time, IP address, etc.).

Job application
If you apply for one of our jobs by email, we will save your CV, certificates and motivation letter. This data is stored, evaluated, processed or forwarded internally exclusively within the framework of your application.
Legal basis for the processing is our justified interest in the processing of your application.
If we conclude an employment contract with you, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the application procedure ends without employment, your personal data will still be stored for three months for documentation purposes and then deleted unless you have given us permission to use your details for further application procedures with us.

Does accelopment use cookies?

Yes, we use cookies on our company websites ( and on all project websites.
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you use our website. We use cookies for the general evaluation of user behaviour, to evaluate which services and content are popular and to increase the usability of our website.
No information is collected, which can lead to behavioural conclusions or identification of individuals. When a cookie is activated, it is automatically given a randomised identification number. Henceforth, only this identification number is used for evaluations and no conclusions to the identification of the visitor can be drawn.
Both temporary and permanent cookies are used on our websites. Temporary cookies will disappear when you close your browser window. Permanent cookies will remain on your device after the termination of the browser session and can be saved between one month and ten years (or in accordance with the programmed deleting time of your browser). The latter enables us to identify repeated visits. Please be aware that it is your right, to not accept cookies or to delete them on your device.

Does accelopment use links?

Yes, on our pages you will find links to the following companies: Twitter Inc. and the LinkedIn Corporation.
accelopment Schweiz AG has no influence on these sites and is therefore not responsible for the data collection on the linked sites. For the data processing on the linked pages, the data protection declarations of
the named companies are decisive.

Will my data be passed on to third parties?

accelopment discloses personal customer data in connection with the use of the website to third parties only as follows:

  • Funding Advice
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Project Management
  • Project Communication

What measures are taken to protect personal data?

We take technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons and to guarantee the protection of your rights and compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.
The measures taken are intended to guarantee the confidentiality and integrity of your data and to ensure the long-term availability and resilience of our systems and services when processing your data. They should also ensure the rapid restoration of data availability and access in the event of a physical or technical incident.
Our data processing and security measures are continuously improved in line with technical developments.

Does accelopment use log-files?

Yes, we use web server log files, collecting information such as timestamp, browser, operating system, HTTP request and possible error codes of the homepage. In the case of log files, no information is collected that could lead to the identification of any individual.

What happens with my data once the project/contract comes to an end?

Data are stored on a safe platform in accordance to EU and Swiss law. You can ask that the data are deleted, anonymized, or used in a restricted manner. See “What are your rights?” for more details.

What are your rights?

In principle, you are entitled to the rights to information, correction, completion, deletion, restriction, objection and revocation with regard to your data.
If we process your personal data, you may request information about our processing of your personal data free of charge, have the processing of your personal data restricted, have your personal data corrected, deleted (“right to be forgotten”) or blocked, revoke consent given and object to the processing of your personal data.
If we are not able to delete your data due to a legal storage obligation (see “How long will personal data be stored?”), we will inform you of this.
If you would like to have your personal data deleted, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or parts thereof at any time in our sole discretion. You can always find the latest version on our website. If you have any questions or suggestions about this statement, please email us at [email protected]

Cookie Policy

For more information about the use of cookies while visiting our sites, please email [email protected].

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit this site, we may collect information from you through cookies or similar technology.

How do we use cookies?

Using cookies and other technology allows other organisations to help us to analyse how our site is being used and measure the number of visitors to the site.

Cookies that are used by accelopment Schweiz AG on are referred to as “first-party cookies” and those stemming from websites other than are referred to as “third-party cookies”. We use three types of cookies, which we describe in this section.

  • Strictly necessary: Cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
  • Performance: Cookies, which measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our website and to improve our sites, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you have downloaded anything (details of how to opt out of it are below).


The website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States and allows us to notice trends to improve the user experience on our website. The following information is collected:

  • The unique User ID set by Google Analytics
  • Date and time
  • Title of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
  • Screen resolution
  • Time in local timezone
  • Files that were clicked on and downloaded
  • Links clicked on to an outside domain
  • The type of device
  • Country, region, and city


You may opt out of this tracking at any time by activating the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser.

How to manage cookies

You can manage the use of cookies and disable the sharing of data with partners for advertising purposes by using the steps set out here. In some cases, you can turn off advertising cookies on a cookie-by-cookie basis, and we give the most common examples below. You can find information about how to opt out of the cookies provided by our key partners here:

Google Analytics



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Cookie policy

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It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.

How long cookies are stored on your device

The cookie seopress-user-consent-accept will be stored on your device for up to one month. This allows us to know whether you want to opt in to Google Analytics or not, and will keep the cookie banner hidden until the cookie is removed.

The cookie __cf_bm is used by Cloudflare, a service we use to improve this site’s performance and security. This cookie is temporary and is removed once you exit the site.

The Google Analytics cookies are stored for up to 14 months. This helps us measure new and returning users to the site. This cookie will only be loaded if you allow us to do so.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about privacy, cookies, and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful:

If you would like to contact us about cookies, please email [email protected].