Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
This privacy statement was last updated on Janaury, 15, 2024, and applies to citizens and permanent legal residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland

With this Data Protection Statement, we inform you about what personal data is collected by the SwissABILITY Association ( and how, where, and for what purpose it is processed. The protection of personal data is very important for our Association, and we strictly adhere to the current regulations in this regard.

The following data protection statement applies to all individuals whose personal data
is processed and to the users of our website and recipients of our newsletters.

The activities of the SwissABILITY Association are subject to Swiss data protection law

1) Legal information

1.1 Copyright
The content of this website is subject to copyright. The distribution and use of photos and documents from SwissABILITY can only be carried out with prior written authorization.

1.2 Liability for links
Although links to other websites have been carefully reviewed, we cannot assume any responsibility for their content. The respective provider or operator of linked sites is always responsible for the content of those sites.

1.3 Disclaimer
SwissABILITY assumes no responsibility for the correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and completeness of the information.
Claims for damages caused by the use of the information provided, including incomplete or incorrect information, will therefore be rejected.
Compensation requests for damages arising from the use of the provided information, including incomplete or incorrect information, will be rejected. All content is subject to change. The author expressly reserves the right to change, add, or delete parts of the pages or the entire content without prior notice or to temporarily or permanently discontinue publication.

2) Purpose of Data Storage and Retention Period

We may collect or receive personal information for a variety of purposes related to our activities that may include the following:

2.1 Membership Agreement

Through paper documents, email, and/or web forms For this purpose, we request and store the following data:
• First name and last name
• Home address
• Email address
• Phone number
• Date of birth

The legal basis for processing this data is: Consent provided.

Retention period: For statistical purposes, the data of members will remain in SwissABILITY’s database even after the contract has expired (unless a written request for deletion is submitted by the individual concerned). However, the Association reserves the right to use the provided data to inform all members about its activities and events unless a written request is made.

2.2 Donations
For this purpose, we request and store the following data:
• First name and last name
• Home address
• Email address

The legal basis for processing this data is: Consent provided.

Additional information regarding the type, scope, and purpose of data processing is provided in the Raisenow Privacy Policy.

Retention period: For statistical purposes, donor data will remain in SwissABILITY’s database unless a written request for deletion is submitted by the individual concerned. However, the Association reserves the right to use the provided data to inform all donors about its activities and events unless a written request is made to the contrary.

2.3 Newsletter
For this purpose, we use the following data:
• First name and last name
• Email address
• Date of birth

The legal basis for processing this data is: Consent provided.

Additional information regarding the type, scope, and purpose of data processing is provided in the Mailchimp Privacy Policy.

Retention period: You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and email address, as well as their use for sending you the newsletter, at any time by using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. The legal validity of data processing already carried out is not affected by the revocation. The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter is stored by us until they are removed from the newsletter and will be deleted after unsubscribing from the newsletter.

2.4 Compilation and analysis of statistics to improve the website
For this purpose, we use the following data:
• IP address
• Internet activity information, including but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information about a user’s interaction with a website, applications, or advertisements
• Geolocation data

The legal basis for processing this data is: Consent provided.

2.5 Google reCAPTCHA
We use Google reCAPTCHA to secure online forms on our website. The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on our site is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. Cookies set by the service provider are also used for this purpose. This analysis is started automatically and executed completely in the background as soon as the visitor opens the website. Visitors to the website are not informed that an analysis is being conducted.

For analysis purposes, Google may evaluate all information from these form pages (including IP address, time spent by the visitor on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is transmitted to Google.

Use of the reCaptcha service is in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The legal basis for processing this data is: Consent provided.

3) Sharing with other parties
We share this data with the website provider (Dinamic Solution Sagl) and with other third parties only for SwissABILITY-related events and activities, and not for third-party commercial purposes.

4) Social Media
On the SwissABILITY website, you will find links to contributions on external social media pages such as Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and LinkedIn. We use these web pages on social media as a means of communication to increase the Association’s visibility. SwissABILITY has no influence and no access to the processing of personal data that users themselves enter on these social media platforms. The content or web pages of third parties – including third-party web pages that have a link to our website or display it through frames – are beyond our control. SwissABILITY disclaims any responsibility for the correctness, completeness, and legal validity of the content therein and links to other websites, as well as any offers, performances, and the like presented therein. The use of this content or websites is at your own risk. In this regard, we refer to the data protection statements of the individual service providers.

4.1 Social media sharing options
On our website, we provide options for social media sharing to inform about SwissABILITY’s activities and increase its visibility. The inherent advertising purpose is considered by us as a legitimate interest under data protection law. However, the responsibility for compliant data protection management lies with the individual service providers. When you use the sharing options or other features, you consent to the processing of data by the respective service providers. We work with the following service providers:

o Instagram
On our website, we have integrated functions of the Instagram service. These functions are provided by ‘Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.’ If you are logged into your Instagram account, clicking the Instagram button can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to associate your user account with the visit to our pages. Please note that as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. For more information, please refer to Instagram’s Privacy Policy.

o Facebook
This website uses functions from ‘Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.’ When you visit our pages with Facebook plugins, a connection is established between your browser and Facebook’s servers, and data is transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be associated with your account. If you do not want this data to be associated with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our Facebook page. Interactions, especially the use of a commenting function or clicking the ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ button, are also transmitted to Facebook. For more information, please refer to the following link.

o LinkedIn
Within our online offer, we use the marketing services of the social media platform LinkedIn, operated by ‘LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland’ (‘LinkedIn’). These services use cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer. This allows us to analyze your use of our website. In this way, we can measure the success of our advertisements and show users products they may not have previously been interested in.
At the same time, information such as the operating system, browser, the last web page you visited (URL del referrer), as well as which websites the user visits, which offers the user clicked on, and the date and time of the user’s visit to our website are also recorded.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is transmitted in pseudonymized form to a LinkedIn server in the USA, where it is stored. LinkedIn does not save the user’s name or email address. Instead, the above-mentioned data is only attributed to the person for whom the cookie was created. This is not the case if the LinkedIn user has consented to processing without pseudonymization or if the user has a LinkedIn account.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software; however, please note that in this case, not all functions of this website may be fully usable. You can also object to the use of your data directly with LinkedIn.
Information from the third-party provider ‘LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland’: User Agreement and Data Protection Statement.

5) Cookie
When you visit the website, a so-called ‘Session Cookie’ is set. This is a small text file that is automatically deleted from your computer at the end of the browser session. The sole purpose of this file is to be able to use certain information. You can change the settings of most web browsers so that the browser does not accept new cookies or you can delete the cookies received. Usually, you can find out how this works for your browser through the browser’s help function.

6) Disclosure practices
We disclose personal information if required by law or a court order, in response to a law enforcement authority, as allowed by other legal provisions, to provide information, or for an investigation into a matter related to public safety.

If our website or organization is acquired, sold, or involved in a merger or acquisition, your data may be disclosed to our advisors and any potential buyers and will be transferred to the new owners.

7) Security
We are committed to the security of personal data. We take adequate security measures to limit the abuse and unauthorized access to personal data. This ensures that only necessary individuals have access to your data, that data access is protected, and that our security measures are regularly reviewed.

8) Third-Party Websites
This privacy statement does not apply to third-party websites linked through links on our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data reliably and securely. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of these websites before using them.

9) Changes to this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy statement. It is recommended to regularly review this privacy statement to be aware of any changes. In addition, we will actively inform you where possible.

10) Access and Modification of Your Data
If you have questions or want to know exactly what data we have about you, please contact us. You can contact us using the information provided below.

11) Contact details
SwissABILITY Association
Via alle Vigne 4
6963 Pregassona (TI)