Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is a matter of prime importance to us. Please note the points covered by our Privacy Policy below.


e-codices' Privacy Policy applies to the e-codices – Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland ("e-codices") website. e-codices cannot guarantee that external websites accessible by links from the e-codices website comply with e-codices' data protection requirements.

Use of information

You may visit our website without being required to provide any personal details. Usage data, such as your IP address, the website you last visited, which browser you are using, date and time, etc., are recorded so that we can identify trends and improve our online services (cf "Data Protection – Google Analytics – Statement"). The data is anonymized. It cannot be traced to you and is not used to attempt to derive information about you.


The e-codices website uses so-called "cookies". You can configure your browser to display a warning before cookies are saved. You can also choose to dispense with personal cookies and the advantages that they offer. If you do so, however, you will not be able to use certain services.

Data Protection - Google Analytics - Statement

“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. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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.” 
(Google Analytics Terms Of Service)

Data Protection - Social Plugins

The e-codices website uses social plugins of the social networking site, operated by Facebook Inc., California, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins can be identified by the Facebook’s logo (a white "f" on a blue tile). The list of Facebook social plugins and their appearances can be found on the website.
These social plugins will connect your browser to Facebook's servers and transmit to Facebook some of your personal data (in particular, your IP address, your Facebook ID if you are logged into Facebook, and information about which websites you are visiting). Your information, once transmitted, will be held and used by Facebook in accordance with its privacy policy, which is accessible here. If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate your browsing behavior at our website with your Facebook user ID, then please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. Please also refer to the Facebook website for Facebook’s detailed information on websites with a social plugin and on the use of data.

Data Protection - Annotation Tool

New users of the annotation tool are asked to register with their real first and last names. Furthermore, a new user must be able to be contacted via an e-mail address. Your personal data will not be made public by e-codices or by the participating libraries and will not be shared by e-codices.

Changes in this Privacy Policy

e-codices reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time. Please consult this policy regularly.

Legal basis

This Privacy Policy is based on the Federal Law on Data Protection

Questions about data protection

Please address all questions or requests to have information corrected or deleted to e-codices:


e-codices – Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
University of Fribourg
Rue de l'Hôpital 4 
CH-1700 Fribourg