Welcome to Women in Digital Switzerland

 

We, WOMEN IN DIGITAL SWITZERLAND, are committed to upholding the trust and confidence of our members, speakers, partners and all our visitors to our websites and our social pages (the “Sites”).

The Terms of Use apply to anyone using our Sites. Your access and use of our Sites are governed by these Terms of Use and you must accept them.

We reserve the right to update these Terms of Use from time to time in particular for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow optimal functioning of the Sites.

Privacy Notice

SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY NOTICE AND YOUR CONSENT
 

By using our Sites or by giving us your personal data, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to this Privacy Notice, please refrain from using or visiting our Sites or providing personal data.

WOMEN IN DIGITAL SWITZERLAND reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Notice at any time and we will communicate to you any substantial changes

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We only collect personal information that is necessary for a specific purpose or that you provide to us with your consent, based on a contract with us or through your actions or for a legitimate reason:

  • Personal contact information, such as first and last name, home address and e-mail address, age, company, interests, telephone number, or gender;

  • Payment information, credit cards and billing addresses;

  • Queries you may have regarding our services and your interaction with us;

  • Your comments and user-generated content, including any photos, videos and personal stories that you share with us;

  • Your profiles on social networks as well as photos and videos where our brand is mentioned;

  • Your CV and professional background if you share information with the association members, if we invite you as a speaker or if you are joining our committee as a volunteer.

 

We also use cookies and other tracking technology which collect certain kinds of information when you interact with our Sites or open our emails, such as IP addresses, devices or browsing preferences. You can find more information in our Cookie Notice.

We may collect personal data about you from third party data aggregators (e.g. Google), promotional partners, public sources and third-party social networking sites. Such information may include personal data as part of your profile on a third party social network and that you allow that third party to share with us, pursuant to their rules.

 

WHY DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA AND USE IT?

We may collect and use your personal data for a number of purposes, including:

  • to complete your registration with us as a member or as a volunteer;

  • to respond to your queries;

  • to invite you to our events either as a guest or as a speaker;

  • to share it among the association members with your consent;

  • to contact you for educational and information purposes with your consent or based on your membership;

  • for security and maintenance of our Sites; for reporting; and for risk, dispute and record management.

 

WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE PERSONAL DATA

We may disclose your personal data to the following entities: 

  • Our chapters located in Switzerland : Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Basel, St-Gallen, Bern and Zug

  • advertising, marketing and communication (e.g. press relations) partners delivering and analysing our campaigns;

  • data processing entities acting upon our instructions: hosting or security providers, IT developers, and web analytics tools such as Google Analytics;

  • Authorities, if so requested by law.

The WOMEN IN DIGITAL SWITZERLAND Sites may use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve you ads on third party websites after you leave our WOMEN IN DIGITAL SWITZERLAND Sites, and we may use third party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the WOMEN IN DIGITAL SWITZERLAND Sites. See more information in our Cookie Notice.

We require such third parties, who may be based outside the country from which you have accessed the Sites, to comply with all relevant data protection laws and security requirements in relation to your personal data, usually by way of contract.

We might propose social plugins, in which case we may collect and process information relating to your account on social media platforms. The third-party platform’s use of information collected from you (or as authorized by you) is governed by its own privacy policy and your settings on the service.

 

HOW DO WE STORE, SECURE AND RETAIN DATA

We take all reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data we hold against loss, unauthorised access or disclosure and against other misuse. Your personal data will not be sold or disclosed to any other third parties except as provided in the Privacy Notice.

When the personal data that we collect is no longer required for the given purpose, or for legal requirements, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

 

HOW YOU MAY ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND SEEK ITS CORRECTION

You can request access to the personal data we hold about you by visiting womenindigitalswitzerland.com/contact. You have the right to tell us if you would like to withdraw your consent, correct, update or delete your personal data in our records or object to any processing. To assist us in dealing with your request, please provide your full name and details.

You may opt-out at any time from marketing communications by by visiting womenindigitalswitzerland.com/contact. You may also limit the use of tracking technologies (such as the use of cookies by setting browser to warn you before accepting them, or you can simply set it to refuse them).

HOW TO CONTACT US

Women in Digital Switzerland, an association located in Switzerland,acts as “data controller” for the personal data it processes in the framework of this Privacy Notice. Please contact us by visiting womenindigitalswitzerland.com/contact. 

HOW TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA

If you feel that your data has been handled incorrectly, or you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your query regarding the way we use your personal data, you have the right to complain. You should seek advice from the Supervisory Authority of the country where you reside.

COOKIE NOTICE

 

A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to the hard drive of your device by a web server so that some information about your browsing activity can be collected.

We use the term “cookie’ for any technology that is collecting information from your device, such as information about your use of our apps and websites, about your device such as the device ID, IP address and browser type, demographic data and if applicable the URL of the linking page.

We also use web beacons or pixel tags to allow us to count visitors who have viewed our pages or read our promotional e-mail messages/newsletters. They are not used to access your personal information without your consent.

Necessary Cookies are used to:
 

  • Remember information you have entered when you navigate on our Site

  • Identify you as being logged in to our Site

  • Remember the goods and services you ordered when you get to the checkout page

Performance cookies are used to:

  • Provide statistics on how our Site is used

  • See how effective our adverts are

  • Detect any errors that occur

  • Test different designs of our Site

Functionality cookies are used to:

  • Remember settings you have applied such as layout, language, or preferences

  • Show you when you are logged in to our Site

  • Share information with partners to provide a service on our Site. Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. We use them to

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, which may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites

  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

 

We use a cookie preference center to customize your cookies settings

You can customize the cookies you agree to activate by clicking on the cookie settings tab provided by our cookie preference center.

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this Notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and any new additional information.

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