Privacy Policy

General legal information

The use of our documents available online is subject to copyright. We assume no liability for the topicality and correctness of the information provided.


Please read the following explanations carefully. By accessing the website of the University of St.Gallen and its institutes (hereinafter: University) you declare that you have understood and acknowledge the following legal information.

If parts of this text do not or no longer correspond to the current legal situation, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity.


All online documents and websites as well as their parts are protected by copyright and may only be copied and printed for private, scientific and non-commercial use.

Without prior written permission from the University of St.Gallen, the documents and websites and their parts may not be reproduced or stored on other servers, posted in newsgroups or online services, or stored on a CD-ROM or other data carrier. This applies in particular to the logo of the University.

Intermediate storage in a cache or on a proxy server to optimize access speed is permitted.

The citing of documents and web pages with correct reference to the source as well as the setting of links to our website is expressly permitted. HSG, Assessment Level, Contextual Studies are registered trademarks of the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland and/or in other countries.


The University of St.Gallen reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. The University of St.Gallen expressly reserves the right to change the information at any time and without prior notice.

Liability claims against the University of St.Gallen for material or immaterial damages resulting from access to, use or non-use of the published information, from misuse of the connection or from technical faults are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

The University of St.Gallen has not checked third-party websites, i.e. websites that are not on its servers or in its sphere of influence, which may be linked to this website via hyperlinks, and accepts no responsibility for their content, the products, services or other offers made on them.

Privacy policy

Access to the website of the University of St.Gallen and its institutes is generally anonymous.

Access and navigation

This anonymous access to the website of the University of St.Gallen and its institutes also includes the navigation within the websites. Exceptions are separate password-protected areas such as the assessment level and service portal.

Automatic data collection

As a rule, no cookies are used. The surfing behaviour of visitors to the websites is not evaluated in a form that allows conclusions to be drawn about clearly defined or definable persons. As a rule, no data obtained from third parties is used to evaluate surfing behaviour. Our website uses the web analysis service “Google Analytics” to evaluate access.

Voluntary data collection

The website contains various forms which must be filled out by visitors in their own interest in order to make use of the associated offer. These are mainly for registrations and orders.

Purpose of the collected data

The collected data is only collected for the declared purpose and is not passed on. (Exception: Web analysis with “Google Analytics”, see below).

Confidentiality / Security

The data you enter in a form is transmitted unencrypted. It cannot therefore be ruled out that data may be lost or accessed by third parties en route. The online transmission of personal data is therefore at your own risk.
The data transmitted by you will be stored on our servers, kept with all due care and protected against access by third parties. Only those employees have access to your data who need it to fulfil their tasks. We will not pass on your data to third parties. (Exception: Web analysis with “Google Analytics”).

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of 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 this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link.