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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use GL Zürich

1. Scope

This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use apply to all relations between GL Zürich and the users of its services and products. They also apply to Hilfswerk GL Zürich, whose internet presence is integrated into the website of GL Zürich.

This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use are binding upon all users; by using GL Zürich's products and services, all users accept these. This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use thus become an integral part of every contract concluded between GL Zürich or Hilfswerk GL Zürich and its users. Any provisions deviating from them are only valid if both contracting parties have expressly agreed to them in writing.

GL Zürich expressly reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use at any time. The applicable version at any time is the version published on our website. Users are therefore advised to check our website for the current version of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

2. Privacy Policy

2.1 Principle

GL Zürich and Hilfswerk GL Zürich attach great importance to protecting the privacy of those using their services and products. It is a matter of course for them to handle personal data responsibly. Under no circumstances will personal data – i.e. information that determines the identity of the user or makes it determinable for us – be passed on or sold for marketing purposes.

The following is a general outline of the personal data collected, processed and stored by GL Zürich or Hilfswerk GL Zürich.

2.2 General Use

In principle, you can visit the GL Zürich website without providing any personal information. Our web servers automatically register non-personal, technical information of the requesting computer, such as the model of the hardware you are using, the IP address, the browser used, the language of the browser, the operating system or the internet provider. The collection and processing of this information is used, among other things, to enable or optimize the use of our website.

When processing an order in the web store, the internet connection is SSL-encrypted to protect your data.

2.3 Cookies or Similar Technologies

Your browser or device may be identified by cookies or similar technologies. They do not normally contain any personal data, but they do make it easier for you to use our website.

2.4 Google Analytics

GL Zurich uses Google Analytics for the measurement, analysis and optimization of its website. You can find more information about Google Analytics at

2.5 Personal Data

You can only use certain services on the GL Zürich website if you provide personal data. Your personal data is only accessible to authorized employees and will be treated in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.

GL Zürich and Hilfswerk GL Zürich collect data from its members that are necessary for the establishment and execution of the membership relationship.

If you order a product or service from us by telephone, in writing, or in our web store, we collect the data required to provide the delivery or service.

The application for the newsletter makes use of Google Cloud Engine services. Data, such as the email address, is temporarily stored in the Google Cloud Engine for the purpose of sending the newsletter.

If you make a non-anonymous donation to GL Zürich or the Hilfswerk GL Zürich, your first name, surname, address, and the amount donated (e.g. to thank you for your donation) will be recorded.

2.6 Information, Cancellation, Blocking

You have the right to be informed about the personal data stored by us and the purpose of its processing, and to demand correction, blocking or deletion of this data. To do so, please contact

2.7 Right of Objection to Data Collection

We will not use your personal data for profiling or for individualized direct advertising (see also section 2.1). However, you have the right to object to the use of your personal data at any time. We will then no longer use the personal data, unless this is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

2.8 Right to Revoke your Consent to Data Processing

You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing that has taken place until then.

2.9 Security and Liability

GL Zürich has taken all reasonable technical and organizational security precautions to protect personal data from unauthorized access.

However, the provision of personal data via the internet is always associated with certain risks, despite all precautions. Despite the highest level of technical security, it is not possible to offer a hundred percent guarantee against sabotage or manipulation. GL Zürich cannot accept any liability for any damage that may result.

3. Terms of Use

3.1 Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights

The contents of the GL Zürich website are protected by copyright. The website contents may not be modified, transferred, copied or republished without the prior express written consent of GL Zürich.

4. Party Responsible for Data Processing

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
GL Zürich
Letzigraben 117
CH-8047 Zürich
Telephone: +41(0)44 383 60 10
Alone, or together with others, it decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.) and is the contact point for questions regarding this Privacy Policy or these Terms of Use.

5. Common Final Provisions

5.1 Place of Jurisdiction, Applicable Law

Swiss law is applicable to all legal relations between GL Zürich or Hilfswerk GL Zürich and the users. Exclusive place of jurisdiction for disputes arising from this Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use is Zürich – subject to other mandatory jurisdictions.

5.2 Partial Invalidity

If individual provisions of this Privacy Policy or these Terms of Use should be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Any invalid provision shall be replaced by a new provision that comes as close as possible to the invalid provision in its economic and legal effect.

Zürich, 16 September 2020