Imprint / Privacy policy


Förderverein Humanitas
Rössligasse 2
CH-8180 Bülach

Christoph Umbricht, President


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FVH privacy policy

The protection of your privacy and the protection of your personal data is very important to us.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your first and last name, your address, your telephone number, your email address, but also your IP address.

In this privacy policy, we explain how we collect and otherwise process personal data.

If you provide us with personal data of other persons (e.g. family members, data of work colleagues), please ensure that these persons are aware of this privacy policy and only share their personal data with us if you are authorised to do so and if this personal data is correct.

This Privacy Policy is designed to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“), the Swiss Data Protection Act ( “DSG” ) and the revised Swiss Data Protection Act (“revDSG“). However, whether and to what extent these laws are applicable depends on the individual case.


  1. Controller / data protection officer / representative pursuant to Art. 37 GDPR

The Humanitas Support Association is responsible for the data processing described here. If you have any data protection concerns, please send them to the following contact address: Rössligasse 2, 8180 Bülach;

Our representative in the EEA pursuant to Art. 27 GDPR is: Silvan Metzger

  1. Collection and processing of personal data

We primarily process the personal data that we receive from our members and business partners as part of our relationship with them and other persons involved or that we collect from their users when operating our website and other applications.

Where permitted, we also obtain certain data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. public telephone directory, commercial register, press, Internet) or receive such data from our members, partners and other third parties.

  1. Purposes of data processing and legal basis n

We use the personal data we collect primarily to ensure our organisation’s activities. This includes regularly informing our members (online or offline) about our activities and their rights and obligations, as well as fundraising.

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (for example, when you register as a member, when you register for an event organised by us or to receive future newsletters), we will process your personal data within the scope of and based on this consent, unless we have another legal basis and require one. Consent that has been granted can be revoked at any time, but this has no effect on data processing that has already taken place.

  1. Use of Google Analytics

Our 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 analyse 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 analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator 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 conditions) 

  1. Use of Google Web Fonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the standardised display of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This informs Google that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at and in Google’s privacy policy:

  1. External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and follow our instructions with regard to this data.

  1. Data transfer

As a matter of principle, we do not pass on data collected as part of our organisation’s activities. However, we may disclose data to the following parties where permitted and for the performance of certain association activities: Our service providers (e.g. printers), including contract processors (such as IT providers)

  1. Duration of storage of personal data

We process and store the data of our members and partners for as long as is necessary for the fulfilment of our association’s activities, i.e. for the duration of the membership or collaboration (in the case of partners and in connection with our fundraising activities) and beyond that in accordance with the statutory retention and documentation obligations.

  1. Data security

We take appropriate technical and organisational security precautions to protect your personal data from unauthorised access and misuse.

  1. Contact by e-mail
  • You can contact us by e-mail. Our data collection is limited to the e-mail address of the e-mail account you use to contact us and any personal data you provide when contacting us.
  • The purpose of data processing is to enable us to respond to your enquiry appropriately. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. There is a legitimate interest in the processing of the above-mentioned personal data in order to be able to process your request properly.
  • The duration of storage of the above-mentioned data depends on the background to your contact. Your personal data is regularly deleted if the purpose of the communication no longer applies and storage is no longer necessary. This may result, for example, from the processing of your enquiry.
  1. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to information, correction, deletion, the right to restrict data processing and otherwise to object to our data processing, in particular profiling for marketing purposes and other legitimate interests in processing, as well as to the disclosure of certain personal data for the purpose of transfer to another organisation (so-called data portability) within the scope of the data protection law applicable to you and to the extent provided for therein (such as in the case of the GDPR). Please note, however, that we reserve the right to assert the restrictions provided for by law, for example if we are obliged to store or process certain data, have an overriding interest in doing so (insofar as we may invoke this) or need it for the assertion of claims. If you incur costs, we will inform you in advance. We have already explained the possibility of withdrawing your consent in Section 0 above. Please note that exercising these rights may conflict with contractual agreements and may have consequences such as premature cancellation of the contract or cost consequences. We will inform you in advance if this is not already contractually regulated.

The exercise of such rights generally requires that you clearly prove your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your identity card, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). To assert your rights, you can contact us at the address given in section 1 address given in section 1.

Every data subject also has the right to enforce their claims in court or to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.  The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

  1. Changes

We may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply. If the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the change by e-mail or other suitable means in the event of an update.

Source reference: This declaration is based on the Data Protection Self Assessment Tool, sample data protection declaration of Swiss law firms dated 31 July 2023 (