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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our World YWCA websites. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected on this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfil your specific request. This information is only used to fulfil your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

World YWCA’s Commitment to Data Privacy Protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to the World YWCA, we therefore take all reasonable measures to be in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data World YWCA may collect, how we use and safeguard the data and with whom we may share it.

Personal data

Through our websites, the World YWCA will only collect personal data (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), when you voluntarily choose to provide it to us e.g. by making a donation (excluding anonymous donations), filling out a registration form, taking part in a survey, etc.; by your specific consent; or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data.

Purpose of Use

When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your donation or provide you access to specific information on our work and activities.

Purpose Limitation

The World YWCA will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed herein, unless the disclosure:

  • is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
  • is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
  • is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities
  • is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense,
  • is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on World YWCA information technology systems.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

The World YWCA websites may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the website, and understanding how visitors use the website. Cookies can also help customise the website for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
By e-mail: worldoffice@worldywca.org
By phone: +41229296040
By fax: +41229296044

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for www.worldywca.org, www.worldywca.info and www.worldywca.net only (hereafter ‘World YWCA websites’). If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.