SCWD Society Privacy Policy


Data Privacy

Welcome to All contents of this website are legally protected by the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders, registered in Lausanne, Switzerland. This website is operated by the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting disorders (SCWD) and is geared toward medical professionals and patients living all over the world. This data-privacy policy applies exclusively to this website. It does not include websites that are linked to this website. Links to other websites are marked as such. Please note that we have no control over or responsibility for other websites; hence, this data-privacy policy does not apply to any other websites. We therefore suggest that you read the data-privacy policy of each website you visit.

Personal Data

SCWD will collect and use personal data exclusively in accordance with the applicable Swiss data-privacy law. Personal data is information about your identity such as your name, address, e-mail address, mobile phone number, or date of birth. We will only process (i.e., obtain, save, use, archive, etc.) this information if you actively send it to us. Wherever possible, we let you visit our website without recording personal data. If you make data available to us, you are thereby agreeing to the provisions of this data-privacy policy.

In the terms of this data-privacy policy, SCWD explains what data we record, process, and use. Please make sure that you read the policy carefully before using the website or sending personal data through the website. By using this website you agree to the terms of this data-privacy policy.

Active Transmission of Personal Information

We will not actively record any personal data about you on this website without your approval. Consequently, it is entirely your decision as to whether or not you wish to provide us with personal data. Like many other websites, this website will actively collect data about visitors if you are asked specific questions or if you are enabled to communicate directly by e-mail and feedback forms. Some of the information you provide may be personally ascribable information (i.e. information that can only be ascribed to you, for example, your full name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number).

In some areas of this website you may be asked to provide information in order to enable you to take advantage of the services offered (such as receiving answers to inquiries) or the opportunity to participate in a special activity. You will be informed at each data-collection point about what information is required and what information is optional.

Monitoring Transmitted Personal Data

You will always be able to check any personal data provided. This means that you can always:
1. obtain information about your personal data stored in our systems upon request,
2. request us to correct or update the personal data,
3. request us to delete or block personal data

Passive Collection of Information

While you browse our website, some information may be recorded passively (i.e., information is collected even though you have not actively provided it), making use of a range of technologies and methods, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, navigation-data procurement.

On our website we use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number which is allocated to your computer by your internet service provider in order to enable you to access the Internet. Data is saved automatically when you browse a website, whereby it is possible that information indirectly related to your person is collected. Likewise, it is very common that such data is collected when you access websites of other providers. This includes, for example, information on the web browser you are using, the web pages visited or the duration of your visit. Where it is possible to relate this data to specific persons, we delete the data recorded soon afterwards. Otherwise, the recorded data is used anonymously in order to make improvements to the website for the users or to ensure its security and stability. Apart from that, we will not require any data from you for a visit to our website, unless you are using special services. You may therefore browse our website anonymously, as prescribed by the data-privacy law.

On this website data is recorded and used for marketing purposes. In addition, this data is used for improving the information we provide on the website, but no data is allocated to any specific user. Consequently, you can browse the website anonymously. User profiles are created exclusively under a pseudonym, using cookies.

A “cookie” is a small text file that is sent to your web browser by a website and helps the website to collect data about you and your preferences. “Session cookies” are small temporary text files that are deleted as soon as you close the web browser window or otherwise shut down your computer. Session cookies are used to improve the navigation on websites and to collect additional statistical data. “Permanent cookies” are small temporary text files that are deleted as soon as you close the browser window or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as to retrieve certain information you recently used (e.g., address entries). In addition, they help to find out which of our websites are of particular interest to individual users, in order to better adapt the pages to the needs of visitors.

Cookies cannot damage your computer. If you nonetheless do not want to have cookies installed on your computer, you may set up your computer so that a notification is displayed which announces that cookies are to be installed. You may then decide whether you want to accept such cookies. If you do not want to have any cookies installed when using our website, please contact us by e-mail. We would like to inform you, however, that possibly not all of the functionalities of your browser will be usable without accepting cookies.

”Navigation data” (“log files”, “server logs” and “clickstream” data) is used for system management, improvements to the content of the website, market research purposes, and sending information to visitors. Any person-related information will be deleted immediately. Navigation data is used on this website.

Use and Disclosure of Information

SCWD will only use your personal data for the purpose of:
(1) providing scientific education and information about the activities of the SCWD
(2) informing you about the Journal of the SCWD
(3) informing you about the conferences and workshops held by the SCWD
(3) responding to your inquiries and providing the services you requested.
(4) SCWD will not store data longer than it is required. It will always handle your personal data in strict confidence.

Access and Corrections

In order to ensure that your personal data is accurate, up to date and complete, please contact us as described below. We will take appropriate measures to update or correct any personal data in our possession that you previously sent to us through this website.


We will take appropriate measures to protect personal data sent to our website from your computer, and to protect such information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, changes, deletion, or destruction. Nevertheless, please note that sending data over the Internet is never entirely secure or error-free.

When sending your personal payment data electronically via our website, a secured internet connection (SSL) will be used for the transmission to our computer. In particular, e-mails sent to or from this website may be unsecure. Please be particularly careful in deciding what information you send to us by e-mail. In addition, it is your responsibility to take corresponding safeguarding measures in the use of passwords, ID numbers, or other special access facilities on this website.

Contact Us

In case you have any queries, comments or concerns about this data privacy policy or the methods used on this website please contact:

Amendments to this Data-Privacy Policy

Please note that from time to time we will amend our data-privacy policy in accordance with our services and requirements, taking into account changes in legislation. Consequently, the terms set out in this data-privacy policy may be changed at any time and without prior notice at our own discretion. In order to be informed of such changes, please visit our website regularly. It is your responsibility to check this website regularly for changes, in particular before sending us personal data.