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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Legal Responsibility for the Content / Website owner


UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein.

In the following, we would like to inform you about our handling of personal data when using this website. Unless otherwise described in the following sections, the legal basis for handling your personal data follows from the necessity of handling it for the provision of the functionalities requested by you on this website.

I. Website Access

Every time you visit our website, your browser transmits certain information to our web server for technical reasons in order for you to access our website and to provide you with the information you have called up. To enable you to visit the website, the following information is collected, stored for a short time and used:

- IP address
- Country, date and time of access
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Website from which the request came
- Browser software, device type and operating system


The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with your other personal data. 


In addition, we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

To protect our legitimate interests, we will store the above information for a limited period of time in order to be able to derive the personal data in the event of unauthorised access or attempted access to our servers.

II. Cookies

This website partly uses cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.


Furthermore, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to anonymously evaluate to identify trends and optimimize our website. According to the federal law on the monitoring of postal and telecommunications traffic (BÜPF), there is a statutory retention requirement for connection data from the last six months. If you contact us voluntarily, your email address will be recorded in a separate database which is not linked to the anonymous log files. You have the option to cancel your registration at any time.


III. Personal information and forms

We only process your personal data if this is necessary to provide a functional website or to provide you with our contents and services, or where you have given your consent. The processing of personal data only takes place based on the appropriate legal basis and as permitted by law.

Contact form

You can contact us directly through our contact form provided on our website. You have the option of providing us with the following information in particular:

- First and last name

- Contact details (e-mail address)

- Personal message

We process the information you provide through the contact form exclusively for processing your specific request. 

Newsletter registration form

We process the information you provide through the newsletter form exclusively to send you our newsletter. 

You have the option of providing us with the following information in particular:

- First and last name

- Salutation

- Contact details (e-mail address)

- Company information

Registration forms for events, Accelerators and others

You can register to our events by filling out the according forms provided on our website. You have the option of providing us with the following information in particular:

- First and last name

- Salutation and title

- Contact details (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number, postcode, city, country)

- Company and function

- UN Global Compact Participant status

- Other information relevant to a specific event

We process the information you provide through event forms to ensure your successful registration and participation to the requested events. We store your information for internal statistics to identify event trends and to optimize our event offering.

Data transfer

If activities, studies or events are co-organized or include external partners, the following information will be shared with our external partners to ensure an optimal preparation of the event or processing of the content:

- First and last name

- Salutation and title

- Company and function

- City and country

No contact details will be shared (e.g. e-mail address) unless it is specifically mentioned in the individual event privacy policy.

IV. Your Rights

You have the following rights under the applicable data protection laws:

- Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
- Right to request the rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data;
- Right to object to processing on the grounds of legitimate interest or public interest, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or that such processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
- Right to data portability;
- Right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority;
- If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Such a withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal.

V. Disclaimer

All texts and links have been carefully checked and are continuously updated. We make every effort to provide correct and complete information on this website, but assume no responsibility, guarantee or liability that the information provided on this website is correct, complete or up-to-date. We reserve the right to change the information on this website at any time and without prior notice, and we do not undertake to update the information contained therein. All links to external providers were checked for correctness at the time of their inclusion, but we are not liable for the content and availability of websites that can be reached via hyperlinks. The provider of the linked site is solely liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage caused by the content of linked sites. It does not matter whether the damage is of a direct, indirect or financial nature or there is any other damage that could result from data loss, loss of use or other reasons of all kinds.

VI. Copyright

The copyright and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the owner of the website or the specifically named rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any elements. Title and / or header images as well as feature images are provided.

VII. Contact

For  any queries regarding our privacy policy or your personal data, please contact us at the following address:

VIII. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time. Updates to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website and will become effective upon posting. We therefore recommend that you check the relevant page regularly to keep up to date with any changes that may have been made.

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