Privacy Statement

At getAbstract we understand that your personal information is yours. We support the principle that online consumers are entitled to full disclosure about how we collect and use the information you give us. Therefore, we want you to know that we adhere to the following principles and policies:

Data Protection Policy – Starter / Starter+ / Pro

All information collected about you ("You"), is processed in compliance with the applicable data protection laws.

This Data Protection Policy ("Policy") explains how we use any personal information we collect about You when You subscribe to and use our services as chosen in the Subscriber Agreement ("Services") and when using this website ("Website").

How do we collect information about You?

In the following context we collect information about You:

When You first subscribe to the Services You will provide various information (see below).

Thereupon, we set up and activate access to the getAbstract Library ("Library") for You. The Library will be hosted and maintained on our servers in Switzerland. The Library consists of abstracts which shall remain available to You for the duration of the Subscriber Agreement.

Optionally, You will be able to subscribe to the individual weekly abstract service. You will then receive via e-mail one weekly abstract according to your interest profile (push service). The frequency of this service can be changed anytime in your personal account.

What information do we collect about You?

The information we collect about you relates to personal data which You choose to provide to us when subscribing to the Services. This entails: Your first- and last name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, your interest, language, invoice and/or credit card details.

When using the Services and the Website we will collect information on You and on Your use of the Services and the Website. This entails: IP-addresses, number of visits to the Library and the Website, number of downloads from the Library, and which abstracts are downloaded from the Library.

We also collect information when You voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback and participate in competitions. Website usage information is collected using cookies (collectively together with the above information: the "Information").

How will we use the information about You?

The Information is used to render the Services You subscribed to, to manage Your account, and, if You agree, to email You about other services we think may be of interest to You. We use the Information to personalize Your repeat visits to the Website and provide a better user experience.

Further, based on such Information we will create personalized reports and statistics. These re-ports and statistics can only be reviewed by You in the dashboard in the member sign-in area or will be sent to You by e-mail (whichever You indicated). Moreover, we use the Information for billing purposes and internal development purposes.

With the exception of online credit card payment processing, we do not sell, share or otherwise distribute Your Information to third parties.

Where is Your information stored?

We are a Swiss company and all Your information is processed and stored on servers in Switzerland.

Data Security

We have implemented technical and organisational measures to protect the Information against intentional or accidental manipulation, unauthorised third-party access, loss, destruction or changes. We continually improve this protection as technology changes.


We would like to send You information about services of ours which may be of interest to You. If You have consented to receive marketing information, You have a right to stop us from contacting You for marketing purposes and you may opt-out at any time.

Access to Your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the Information that we hold about You. If You would like a copy of some or all of Your Information, please email or write to us at the following address We may impose a small charge for this service. We want to make sure that the Information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove Information You think is inaccurate.


Cookies are text files placed on Your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on Website activity. You can set Your browser not to accept cookies. However in a few cases some of our Website features may not function as a result.

Other Websites

The Website contains links to other websites. This Policy only applies to the Services and this Website so when You link to other websites You should read their own privacy policies.

Business Transfers

We may share the information we collect, including Personal Information, with any third party in connection with, or during negotiations of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure, or repossession), or any other type of acquisition of all or any portion of Company assets, conveyance or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company.

Changes to our Policy

We keep our Policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this Website. This Policy was last updated in June 2017.

How to contact us

Please contact us if You have any questions about our Policy or the Information we hold about You: or getAbstract AG | Alpenquai 12 | 6005 Luzern | Switzerland.