Data protection

Handling your personal details

As someone interested in HELVETAS Swiss Inntercooperation, a customer, a donor or subscriber to our E-News, you give us your personal details by Internet, post or telephone. We then enter these details into our internal, self-managed address database in order to process your donation or your request for information. Protecting your personal details is of the utmost importance to us and it is therefore of concern to everyone who works at Helvetas, paid staff, trustees and volunteers alike. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation does not do any business with addresses, does not hire out, sell or exchange any personal details, and complies with applicable data protection guidelines, especially data protection laws and the guidelines of ZEWO and Swissfundraising, the Swiss fundraisers’ association.

Declaration on data protection

This website uses Universal Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Universal Analytics uses what are known as “cookies” to enable analysis of how the website is used. The data the cookies generate about your visits to this website is generally transmitted to, and saved on, a Google server in the United States.

However, if IP anonymization is activated, as on this website, your IP address is abbreviated within a Member State of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area, meaning that your IP address can no longer be geolocated. Only in exceptional circumstances will your entire IP address be transmitted to, and stored on, a Google server in the US.

IP anonymization has been activated for this website. The owner of this website has authorised Google to use this data to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on your activity on this website and to provide Internet-use-related services to the website owner. The IP address communicated by your browser while using Universal Analytics will not be stored with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting specific options on your browser software; we should nevertheless advise you that you may not be able to fully enjoy all of the website’s functionalities. Since cookies are not the only method of procuring user data, however, erasing the latter will not entirely prevent data collection by the measurement protocol. You can prevent Google from recording the cookie-generated data about how you use the website (including your IP address), and Google’s analysis of such data, by clicking on the following link to download and install the browser add-on:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can prevent your activities from being analysed by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie that will stop your data from being recorded on your next visit to this website:
deactivate Google Analytics

You will find more details about the terms of service and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008

Our website uses a Google Analytics technique for recording IP addresses, but the addresses are anonymized to protect visitors’ privacy. (“gat._anonymizeIp();”.

Demographic details and areas of interest
This website uses cookies to collect information about visitor demographics and interests. The user gives prior authorisation to Google Services to use any data that is collected.

Online donations

We process payment of your online donation using Six Multipay’s online donation solutions.

Right to information

If you have any questions about Helvetas’ data management systems or about the data about you that they contain, or if you wish to change or cancel your contact details, please contact the Helvetas donor service directly on +41 (0)800 368 100 or send an email to info@helvetas.org.