Declaration of Confidentiality

Declaration of Confidentiality

Version: April 2010

Humanium respects your right to a private life. The objective of this Declaration of Confidentiality is to provide you with information about the way we put this into practice.


Confidentiality is one of the main concerns of those using the internet and the protection of personal data constitutes a human right. Confidentiality plays an essential part in enabling us to use the Web in an enjoyable and fulfilling way. Humanium is familiar with and fully understands the concerns held by our sponsors, donors and other website visitors regarding the privacy of their personal information.

Please note: our website contains links to other websites. Humanium is not responsible for the practices and declarations of confidentiality of these websites, nor is it responsible for their content and the ways in which they work.

Information given to us

Personal information

We do not collect any personal information from our website visitors unless they explicitly and intentionally provide it. No personal information is collected about you if you are just paying our website a visit.

There are two ways in which you can explicitly and intentionally give us personal information or authorise us to collect it.

E-mail or newsletter information request

Our site contains links enabling you to contact us by e-mail in order to ask questions, to request information and documents or to let us know your comments and suggestions. When you register you must state whether you accept this type of contact. If you accept, we may ask you for further information such as your name and telephone number in order to fulfil your request.

We will only send you information about our projects if you have authorised us to do so. You are free to change your mind at any point by unsubscribing via the link in our marketing e-mails (normally at the foot of the e-mail), or by contacting our data protection officer at the address noted at the end of this Declaration of Confidentiality.

How will we use the personal information that we gather, and who will we share it with?

When you provide Humanium with any personal information, we treat it in accordance with our legal obligations.

The principal use of the information that you give to Humanium is to:

• communicate with you

• provide you with information about Humanium or our projects.

Data conservation

We will ensure that all personal information is stored safely in accordance to the legal obligations that Humanium agreed to (Swiss law, notably the federal law on data protection).

To send answers and updates

We generally answer all questions, enquiries about Humanium and our projects that we receive through email. We also may use these mails in order to improve our projects and our website. We frequently store contacts in order to send individual updates or any other relevant information concerning our projects.

Transferring your personal data

Your personal data are safe with Humanium and we do not send them to a third party.

Please believe that we have put in place security measures to prevent loss, theft or alteration of any personal data that we receive from you. However, like any other transmission made through the internet, a risk remains regarding sending personal information.

If you wish to access your personal data, please contact us at the address mentioned at the end of this privacy statement.

You have a say on your personal information and can ask that any inaccurate information about you is corrected. If you want to use this right or to inform us of a change in your contact, please contact Arndt Soret, Founding Vice-President, International attorney, Humanium Association, Chemin de l’Ancien-Péage 6, 1290 Versoix, Genève, Suisse, or send an email at .

Information automatically gathered on the website

Humanium uses the tool Google Analytics conceived by Google, in order to improve the quality of its web communications and to improve the results of its activities on the web.

Google Analytics uses a web cookie and JavaScript code to collect information on the visitors of the humanium website.

Google Analytics does this follow-up only when visitors have activated the cookies on their browser. If you do not wish for your information to be collected when you visit the Humanium website, you simply have to deactivate cookies on your browser.

To learn more, you can visit Google Analytics website :

Modifications of this Declaration of Confidentiality

When a substantial modification is brought to the present privacy statement, we announce it on our website.

Declaration of Confidentiality – 2.3 version