Data protection

In accordance with Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the relevant data protection legislation, everyone has the right to have their privacy respected, as well as to protection against misuse of their personal data. The Labour Market/Unemployment Insurance Division of the Labour Directorate of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) complies with these provisions. Personal data is treated in strict confidence and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. No personal data is stored when you visit our website. Our web servers merely collect impersonal usage data that enables the SECO Labour Market/Unemployment Insurance Division of the Labour Directorate to identify trends so that it can improve the content of this site accordingly. This usage data is not associated with personal data. The following log data is collected when you visit your IP address, the utilised operating system and browser type, the date, time and pages visited. The following log data is also collected in connection with job searches, job posts and recruitment: the IP number and search string. This data is used for statistical purposes only and deleted within the legally stipulated time frame. Use of the job room account by private employment agencies is covered by the provisions of the relevant agreement.

Web analytics tools:


For non-personal web analysis, SECO, Directorate of Labour, Labour Market and Unemployment Insurance Division uses the Matomo software solution as standard. Matomo is operated by the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT) as standard. A server is used at the company Metanet (Switzerland) AG. Tracking by means of Javascript and pixel is completely under the control of the federal administration, all data remain in Switzerland. The data obtained is used exclusively for web analysis, it is not shared or merged with other data sets.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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 for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.