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Privacy and Cookie Policy

acad.jobs AG ("acad.jobs", "we") are committed to handling information responsibly and in compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws.

acad.jobs is a technology company and provides a job board for thousands of job positions in academics and private industry (“Services”) to private, academic and enterprise users. acad.jobs operates several websites including www.acad.jobs, www.akad.jobs, www.math-jobs.com, www.tesla-jobs.com, www.turing-jobs.com and www.nobel-jobs.com.

We only collect personal information required to:

  • fulfill the contract with our users,
  • comply with applicable laws and regulations,
  • protect our rights.

Any personal information used to monitor the usage of our Sites and improve our Services is anonymized and aggregated.

This policy describes how we collect and use personal information in connection with providing our Services and in operating our Sites. It also describes the choices you have regarding our processing of your personal information.

Information we collect

acad.jobs may collect the following information:

  • User information: Users may provide information such as an email address, a name, a company name, a job title or similar in order to register for one of our Services.
  • Billing information: For paying users, our payment service provider PostFinance AG and our Bank (UBS AG) may collect and store billing addresses and credit card information on our behalf. We may also store your billing details if you provide them to us for the purpose of billing on invoice.
  • Usage information: To maintain and improve our Services we may collect usage statistics. This may include administrative and support communications with you.
  • Browser data: We may collect a standard website visitor information supplied by your browser (e.g. your operating system, the browser you are using, IP addresses, language settings). This information is dependent of the type of the device, browser and the settings you are using.

acad.jobs does not seek to collect information that we consider to be sensitive, including but not limited to: details of past, present, or potential health status, medical conditions, or medical treatments; genetic information; family medical histories; financial account numbers or other financial account identifiers; political and religious beliefs and/or affiliations; interest in or use of adult products or services; and illegal activities. Regardless of the source of the information, if we learn that we have collected information that we consider to be sensitive, we take reasonable steps to promptly delete the information from our systems.

How do we use the collected information

acad.jobs uses the collected information to provide Services to users and continuously improve them. From time to time, acad.jobs may publicly release aggregated statistics, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our Sites. acad.jobs engages trusted third-parties that provide parts of Services on behalf of acad.jobs.

How do we protect personal information

acad.jobs discloses personal information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on acad.jobs’s behalf or to provide services available at acad.jobs’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using acad.jobs’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. acad.jobs will not rent or sell (potentially) personal information to anyone. Other than as described above, acad.jobs discloses personal information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when acad.jobs believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of acad.jobs, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of acad.jobs and have supplied your email address, acad.jobs may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with acad.jobs and our products. acad.jobs takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies and Google Analytics

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. acad.jobs may use technical cookies required to provide the Services to the users. acad.jobs visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using acad.jobs’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of acad.jobs’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We use Google Analytics services on our Sites to evaluate visitors' use of our Sites. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect standard visitors' information in an anonymous format and generate aggregated reports. The information generated using cookies about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. acad.jobs will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personal information from any source associated with you, unless you explicitly submit that information and the corresponding request to our support team.

Besides the cases described above in this section, acad.jobs doesn’t use cookies for any further purposes.

Business transfers

If acad.jobs, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that acad.jobs goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of acad.jobs may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Location of processing

We process personal data only on servers located in Switzerland.

Your choices

You may always refuse to supply personal information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from making use of our Services.

You can request us to provide you with the information that we have collected about you, as well as request us to correct or delete this information using the contact details below.

Information relating to Job Applicants

acad.jobs will collect and process information that you voluntarily communicate about you to acad.jobs for purposes related to a potential employment. Additionally, acad.jobs may collect publicly available information (e.g. your LinkedIn profile). You can request access, correction or deletion of job applicant information about you at any time using contact details below.

Information Relating to Children

We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of thirteen. If we learn that we may have received information from someone under the age of thirteen, we will take reasonable measures to remove this information.

Do Not Track

At this time, there is no general agreement on how companies like us should interpret Do Not Track signals. We do not currently respond to Do Not Track signals, whether that signal is received on a computer or on a mobile device. To learn more about Do Not Track, you can do so at http://allaboutdnt.com.


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. An up to date version is available under www.acad.jobs/Privacy_Policy.


Please don't hesitate to contact us for privacy-related questions under privacy [at] acad.jobs.