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This website is created and managed by the Directorate General for Economic Development, Research and Innovation.

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We want to constantly improve our website. In order to adapt the content of our web pages to your expectations, it is important for us to know the most visited sections, both in terms of frequency and duration of visits. The data collected from visitors to our sites are treated in accordance with the provisions of data protection in force in the canton of Geneva. Whygeneva site may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not extend ipso facto.


Department of Regional Affairs, Economy and Health received approval attendants to data protection and transparency in the use he makes of Google analytics.
No personal data is stored in the access to the website Whygeneva. The web server merely registers impersonal site usage data that show trends by which we improve our offer (log files). This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Internet. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site by its users. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for its publisher and providing other services relating to website activity and use of Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf, including without limitation the publisher of this site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, this may prevent the use of certain features of this site. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the above data by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above. These data are used for this purpose and are not shared with third parties.


When you visit our website, our servers automatically record information of a general nature. These include the date of your visit, your browser type, operating system of your computer, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and therefore only non-personal information does not allow identify you. The only personal data recorded are those that you decide to give yourself, p. ex. during an inquiry, a response to a survey, etc..
In addition, as a provider of telecommunication services, the State of Geneva has a legal obligation to keep for at least 6 months of traffic data and billing transactions recorded during online, law enforcement Federal Surveillance of Post and Telecommunications (LSCPT, SR 780.1)


Swiss law is applicable to this website according to the terms and conditions outlined above. In case of dispute, only the courts of Geneva shall have jurisdiction.