General terms and conditions and data protection

General terms and conditions and data protection

Type of personal data

general personal data

General personal data

We process general personal data about you.

financial data

Financial data

We process your financial data.

Purpose of the processing



We use your personal data for marketing and advertising.

product development

Product development

We use your personal data for the development and improvement of products and services.

other purposes

Other purposes

We use your personal data for other purposes not related to the core service.

Special finishes



We analyze your behavior and make assumptions about your interests and preferences.

Disclosure to third parties

data transfer

Data transfer

We pass on your personal data to other companies who can decide for themselves how they use the data.

Place of processing



We also process your personal data outside Switzerland and the EU.

1. what is this privacy policy about?

terre des hommes switzerland, Kasernenhof 8, CH - 4058 Basel (hereinafter "terre des hommes" or also "we", "us") obtains and processes personal data that you or other persons (so-called "Third") concern. We use the term "Data" here is synonymous with "Personal data" or "personal data".

In this privacy policy, we describe what we do with your data when you make a donation or sponsorship, when you https://www.terredeshommesschweiz.ch/, other websites of ours or our apps (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Website"), communicate with us in the context of processing contracts or otherwise have dealings with us. In addition, we may inform you separately about the processing of your data (e.g. in forms, contractual conditions or additional data protection declarations).

If you provide us with data about other persons (e.g. family members, work colleagues), we assume that you are authorized to do so and that this data is correct. By transmitting data about third parties, you confirm this. Please also ensure that these third parties have been informed about this privacy policy.

This privacy policy is based on the Swiss Data Protection Act ("DSG"), with the associated regulations and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") are interpreted. Whether and to what extent these laws are applicable, however, depends on the individual case.

2 Who is responsible for processing your data?

For the data processing described in this privacy policy, the following applies under data protection law terre des hommes switzerland, Kasernenhof 8, CH - 4058 Basel, the "terre des hommes", unless otherwise communicated in individual cases.

You can contact us with data protection concerns and to exercise your rights as follows:

terre des hommes schweiz
Kasernenhof 8
CH-4058 Basel
Phone +41 (0)61 338 91 38


Please note that we have outsourced some of the data processing to third parties, although we remain responsible for compliance with data protection regulations. In particular, we have outsourced the implementation of campaigns and part of the processing of donations to the Swiss service providers Corris AG, Lazoona AG and Brave Fundraising GmbH, which specialize in this area. These service providers may only process your personal data for our purposes and in accordance with our instructions and are our data processors; terre des hommes remains the data controller under data protection law.

3 What data do we process?

We process various categories of personal data about you. The most important categories are as follows:

  • Master data: This includes basic data (e.g. name, contact details), further information about you (e.g. roles and functions) and your relationship with us (e.g. donor, sponsor, supplier, visitor, donation recipient or employee of such, etc.), bank details, amount of donations or other contributions, date of birth, photos, copies of IDs, any powers of attorney, signature authorizations and declarations of consent, information about third parties (e.g. contact persons, representatives).
  • Registration data: This is data that is collected as part of a registration (newsletter) with us or that you provide to us (e.g. name, e-mail), but also data that is collected as part of competitions or when redeeming vouchers and, if applicable, access data as part of access controls.
  • Contract data: This is data that arises in connection with a contract concluded by us or in the context of the provision of our services, such as information about the type of contract, date of conclusion of the contract, duration of the contract, contractual services, data from the run-up to the conclusion of the contract, information required or used for processing (e.g. information regarding invoicing), financial data (e.g. bank details).
  • Communication data: This is data that arises in connection with communication between us and third parties (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone, letter or other means of communication), such as the content of e-mails or letters, your contact details and marginal data of the communication, possibly a copy of an ID card.
  • Technical data: This is data that is generated when you use our electronic services (e.g. website), such as IP address, information about the operating system of your device, the region and the time of use. Technical data in itself does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your identity. However, it can be linked to other data categories (e.g. registration data) and thus possibly to your person.
  • Behavioral and preference dataThis is data about your behavior and preferences, such as donor behavior, responses to electronic communications, navigation on the website, interactions with our social media profiles, etc.), supplemented with information from third parties (including from publicly accessible sources). With regard to tracking, see section 13.
  • Other data: This may include the following information and data: Data that arises in connection with official or legal proceedings (e.g. files, evidence, etc.), photos, video or audio recordings that we produce or receive from third parties and in which you are recognizable (e.g. at events, through security cameras, etc.), participation in events, workshops or other activities (e.g. competitions and events), when you use our infrastructure and systems.

4 Where does the data come from?

  • From you: You provide us with much of the data mentioned in section 3 yourself (e.g. in the context of communication with us, in connection with a donation or other contracts or our services, through the use of our website and other services, etc.). You are not obliged to disclose your data, with exceptions in individual cases (e.g. legal obligations such as legally required identification). However, if you wish to conclude contracts with us or make use of our services (for yourself or your employer or client or other third parties), you must provide us with certain data (in particular master data, contract data and registration data). When using our website, the processing of technical data is unavoidable. If you wish to gain access to certain systems or buildings, you may have to provide us with registration data. In the case of behavioral and preference data, however, you always have the option of objecting or not giving your consent.
  • From third parties: To the extent permitted, we may also obtain data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. debt collection registers, media or the Internet, including social media) or from authorities and other third parties (e.g. credit agencies, address dealers, associations, contractual partners, Internet analysis services, etc.). This includes in particular the following categories Master data, contract data and other data, but also all other data categories in accordance with section 3 as well as data from correspondence and meetings with third parties. If you work for an employer or client or for someone else who has a business relationship with us or is otherwise in contact with us, they may also make data about you available to us.

5 For what purposes do we process your data?

  • Communication: In order to be able to communicate with you (e.g. to answer inquiries and process contracts), we need to process your data (in particular communication and master data and, in connection with the services you use, registration data). If we need or want to establish your identity, we collect additional data (e.g. a copy of an ID card).
  • Donation processing: We process your personal data in order to receive, record, monitor and manage donations and other contribution payments that you make to us, including issuing a donation receipt. This also includes processing your data in order to identify, prevent and eliminate abuses in the donor system. In particular, we process your master data, contract data and communication data for this purpose.
  • Recording, administration and processing of contracts: We process related personal data in connection with the conclusion or execution of contracts (in addition to the donation agreements mentioned above) with our suppliers, subcontractors or other contractual partners (e.g. project partners). For this purpose, we also process data to check creditworthiness, to open and manage the business relationship, to handle joint projects and to provide and collect contractual services (which also includes the involvement of third parties such as logistics companies, advertising service providers or credit agencies, which may then provide us with data). This also includes the enforcement of legal claims arising from contracts (debt collection, legal proceedings, etc.), accounting, the termination of contracts and public communication. In particular, we use master data, contract data and communication data, as well as registration data of the customer or the persons to whom the customer provides a service and technical data (e.g. in the case of digital offers).
  • Marketing purposes and for relationship management: For marketing purposes and to maintain relationships, we process data, for example, to send our customers, other contractual partners and other interested parties general and personalized advertising and information (e.g. in printed form, by e-mail, on other electronic channels or by telephone) about products, services and other news from us and third parties (e.g. from product partners) or as part of individual marketing campaigns (e.g. events, competitions, etc.). You can refuse such contacts at any time or refuse or revoke your consent to be contacted for advertising purposes by notifying us (Section 2). For marketing purposes and relationship management, we process communication, registration, behavioral and preference data in particular.
  • Market research, improving our campaigns and communication and our operations: In order to continuously improve our products and services (including our website, our advertising and campaigns) and to be able to react quickly to changing needs, we analyze, for example, how you navigate through our website or how you interact with our advertising communications and how new products and services can be designed (for further details see section 13). This gives us an indication of the success of past campaigns and the potential of new campaigns and communications. In particular, we process master data, behavioral data and preference data, but also communication data and information from customer surveys, polls and studies and other information, e.g. from the media, social media, the Internet and other public sources. As far as reasonably practicable, we use pseudonymized or anonymized data for these purposes.
  • Registration and security purposes as well as technical and physical Access controls: In order to use certain offers and services (e.g. newsletters), you must register (directly with us or via our external login service providers), for which we process data. We also collect further personal data about you while you are using the offer or service. We continuously check and improve the appropriate security of our IT and other infrastructure (e.g. buildings). We therefore process data, for example, for monitoring, checking, analyzing and testing our networks and IT infrastructures, for system and error checks, for documentation purposes and as part of backup copies. Access controls include controlling access to electronic systems (e.g. logging in to user accounts) as well as physical access control (e.g. access to buildings). We also keep access logs and visitor lists for security purposes (preventive and to investigate incidents). We will inform you of surveillance systems at the relevant locations by means of appropriate signs. For this purpose, we process registration and technical data in particular, but also other data mentioned in section 3.
  • Compliance with laws, directives and recommendations from authorities and internal regulations: We may process personal data in order to comply with the law (e.g. tax obligations). In addition, data may be processed in the course of internal investigations and external investigations (e.g. by a law enforcement or supervisory authority or a commissioned private body). In particular, we process master data, contract data and communication data, but may also process behavioral data, technical data and data from the categories of other data. The legal obligations may relate to Swiss law, but also to foreign regulations to which we are subject, as well as to self-regulation, industry standards, our own corporate governance and official instructions and requests.
  • Risk management and corporate governance: We may process personal data in the context of risk management (e.g. to protect against criminal activities, in addition to monitoring misuse in the context of donation processing) and corporate management, including our business organization (e.g. resource planning) and corporate development (e.g. acquisition and sale of business units or companies). In particular, we process master data, contract data, registration data and technical data, as well as behavioral and communication data.
  • Other purposes: These other purposes include, for example, training and education purposes, administrative purposes (e.g. managing master data or accounting), safeguarding our rights and evaluating and improving internal processes. We may record telephone or video conferences for training, evidence and quality assurance purposes. In such cases, we will inform you separately (e.g. by displaying a message during the relevant video conference) and you are free to inform us if you do not wish to be recorded or to terminate the communication (if you simply do not wish your image to be recorded, please turn off your camera). In general, such recordings may only be made and used in accordance with our internal guidelines. The protection of other legitimate interests is also one of the other purposes, which cannot be listed exhaustively.

6 On what basis do we process your data?

The processing of your data by us is based on the following principles, depending on the situation and the purpose of processing, where necessary:

  • Contract: Insofar as we process data for the conclusion and execution of contracts that we conclude or have concluded for you or with you or your employer, client or other persons for whom you work, this is also the legal basis on which we process your data.
  • Legal obligations: We may also process your data based on the applicable legal, regulatory and professional requirements with which we must comply.
  • Legitimate interest: We may process your data on the basis of our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of a third party. This applies in particular in relation to the achievement of the purposes and objectives set out in section 5 and for the implementation of related measures. Among other things, we have a legitimate (and overriding) interest in marketing our products and services, in improving our campaigns and communication and in gaining a better understanding of the markets relevant to us and our activities (in particular in the efficient and secure handling of our processes and the further development of our activities), in the efficient and effective management of our company and in safeguarding the security of our systems and our interests vis-à-vis third parties.
  • Consent: If we ask you for your consent to process your data, this is the legal basis on which we process your data. We will inform you of the purpose of the processing. You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending us written notification (by post or, unless otherwise stated or agreed, by email) with effect for the future (see section 2 regarding our contact details and section 13 regarding the withdrawal of your consent in the area of online tracking). Once we have received and processed the notification of the withdrawal of your consent, we will no longer process your data for the purposes to which you originally consented (unless further processing may be carried out on another legal basis).
  • Other legal bases: In specific cases, we may also carry out data processing based on other legal bases. If this is the case, we will inform you on a case-by-case basis.

7 What applies to profiling?

"Profiling" refers to a procedure in which personal data is processed automatically in order to analyze personal aspects or make predictions (e.g. to analyze a person's personal interests, preferences and inclinations or to predict likely behavior). For example, we carry out profiling in order to provide you with more targeted information and advice on products and projects. In particular, we use behavioral and preference data, technical data and communication data (e.g. your reaction to our communications) for this purpose. Profiling helps us to continuously improve our offers and better adapt them to your individual needs, to plan our business activities, to determine the probability that a transaction is fraudulent and to better support you through our customer service. To improve the quality of our analyses and forecasts, we may also create profiles, i.e. link personal data from different sources, in order to better understand you as a person with your different interests and characteristics. In both cases, we ensure the proportionality and reliability of the results and take measures against any misuse.

8. to whom do we disclose your data?

In connection with our contracts, the website, our services and products, our legal obligations or otherwise to protect our legitimate interests and the other purposes listed in Section 5, we also transfer your personal data to third parties, in particular to the following categories of recipients:

  • Service provider: We work with service providers in Switzerland and abroad (third parties) who process data about you (i) on our behalf, (ii) under joint responsibility with us or (iii) data that they have received from us under their own responsibility (e.g. IT providers, shipping companies, advertising service providers, cleaning companies, security companies, banks, insurance companies, debt collection agencies, credit agencies, address verifiers, consulting firms or lawyers). For the service providers used for the website, see section 13.
  • Contractual partners, including customers: This initially refers to customers and other contractual partners of ours where a transfer of your data results from the contract (e.g. because you work for a contractual partner or they provide services to or for you). The recipients also include contractual partners with whom we cooperate or who advertise for us. Contractual partners receive, for example, registration data for vouchers issued and redeemed, invitations, etc. The recipients process the data under their own responsibility.
  • Authorities: We may pass on personal data to offices, courts and other authorities in Switzerland and abroad if we are legally obliged or entitled to do so or if this appears necessary to protect our interests. The recipients process the data under their own responsibility.
  • Other people: This refers to other cases where the involvement of third parties arises from the purposes set out in Section 5 Other recipients are, for example, delivery recipients or third-party payees specified by you, third parties in the context of representative relationships (e.g. your lawyer or your bank) or persons involved in official or legal proceedings. If we work with the media and transmit this material (e.g. photos), you may also be affected under certain circumstances. As part of our corporate development, we may sell or acquire businesses, parts of businesses, assets or companies or enter into partnerships, which may also result in the disclosure of data (including from you, e.g. as a customer or supplier or as their representative) to the persons involved in these transactions. In the course of communication with our competitors, industry organizations, associations and other bodies, data may also be exchanged that may concern you.

All these categories of recipients may in turn involve third parties, so that your data may also become accessible to them. We can restrict the processing by certain third parties (e.g. IT providers), but not by other third parties (e.g. authorities, banks, etc.).

We also enable certain third partieson our website and at events organized by us. Personal data about you (e.g. media photographers, providers of tools that we have integrated on our website, etc.). Insofar as we are not decisively involved in this data collection, these third parties are solely responsible for it. If you have any concerns and wish to assert your data protection rights, please contact these third parties directly. See section 13 for the website.

9. will your personal data also be sent abroad?

We process and store personal data mainly in Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA). Occasionally, however, we may also pass on personal data to service providers and other recipients (see section 8) located outside this area or process personal data outside this area, in principle in any country in the world

If a recipient is located in a country without adequate statutory data protection, we contractually oblige the recipient to comply with the applicable data protection (we use the revised standard contractual clauses of the European Commission, which are available here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?), unless the recipient is already subject to a legally recognized set of rules to ensure data protection and we cannot rely on an exception. An exception may apply in particular in the case of legal proceedings abroad, but also in cases of overriding public interests or if the performance of a contract requires such disclosure, if you have given your consent or if the data in question has been made generally accessible by you and you have not objected to its processing.

Please also note that data exchanged via the Internet is often routed via third countries. Your data may therefore be sent abroad even if the sender and recipient are located in the same country.

10 How long do we process your data?

We process your data for as long as required by our processing purposes, the statutory retention periods and our legitimate interests in processing for documentation and evidence purposes or for as long as storage is technically necessary (e.g. in the case of backups or document management systems). If there are no legal or contractual obligations to the contrary, we delete or anonymize your data after the storage or processing period has expired as part of our normal processes.

If there are no legal retention requirements in individual cases, we generally process personal data for the duration of the business relationship or contract term and then, depending on the applicable legal basis, for a further five, ten or more years. This corresponds to the period during which we can assert legal claims against third parties or third parties can assert legal claims against us. Ongoing or anticipated legal proceedings may result in processing beyond this period. You can find further information on the storage duration of cookies in section 13.2.

11 How do we protect your data?

We take appropriate security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal data, to protect it against unauthorized or unlawful processing and to counteract the risks of loss, unintentional modification, unwanted disclosure or unauthorized access. However, security risks cannot generally be completely ruled out - a certain residual risk is unavoidable.

12 What rights do you have?

Under certain circumstances, applicable data protection law grants you the right to object to the processing of your data, in particular for the purposes of direct marketing, profiling for direct marketing and other legitimate interests in processing.

To make it easier for you to control the processing of your personal data, you also have the following rights in connection with our data processing, depending on the applicable data protection law:

  • The right to request information from us as to whether and which of your data we process;
  • the right to have us correct data if it is incorrect;
  • the right to request the deletion of data;
  • the right to obtain from us the personal data concerning you in a commonly used electronic format or to transmit those data to another controller;
  • the right to withdraw consent where our processing is based on your consent;
  • the right to receive, upon request, further information necessary for the exercise of these rights.

If you wish to exercise the above rights against usPlease contact us in writing, at our premises or, unless otherwise stated or agreed, by e-mail; our contact details can be found in section 2. In order for us to rule out misuse, we must identify you (e.g. with a copy of your ID, unless this is possible by less extensive means).

You also have these rights vis-à-vis other bodies that work with us on their own responsibility - please contact them directly if you wish to exercise rights in connection with their processing. You will find information on our key cooperation partners and service providers in section 8, and further information in section 13.

Please note that these rights are subject to conditions, exceptions or restrictions under the applicable data protection law (e.g. to protect third parties or business secrets). We will inform you accordingly if necessary.

If you do not agree with our handling of your rights or data protection, please let us know. In particular, if you are located in the EEA or Switzerland, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in your country. A list of authorities in the EEA can be found here: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_de. You can also contact the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/de/home/der-edoeb/kontakt/adresse.html.

13. do we use online tracking, online advertising techniques and similar techniques?

We use various technologies on our website (including newsletters and other digital offers) (e.g. cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies) with which we and third parties engaged by us can recognize you when you use our website and, under certain circumstances, track you over several visits.

We use our own tools and sometimes third-party services, in particular to improve the functionality or content of our website (e.g. integration of videos or maps), to compile statistics and to place advertisements. This enables us and authorized third-party providers to offer you a personalized web experience (e.g. personalized advertising, interactions on social media sites, etc.)..

  • What are cookies and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small text file with an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is transmitted between the server and your system. This allows us and the third parties we use or work with to recognize visitors to our website and track them across multiple visits and across different websites. Cookies allow us to recognize a particular device or browser and do not necessarily contain information that personally identifies a user. However, personal data that we or third-party providers commissioned by us store about you (e.g. if you have a user account with us or these providers) may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies and thus possibly to your person.

In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies such as pixel tags and social media plug-ins. Pixel tags are small, normally invisible images or program code that are loaded by a server and provide the server operator with certain information (e.g. access to a website). Social media plug-ins are small software components that establish a connection between your visit to our website and the social media platform of a third-party provider. The social media plug-in informs the third-party provider that you have visited our website and may send the third-party provider cookies that it has previously placed on your web browser. For more information on how these third-party providers use your personal data collected via their social media plug-ins, please refer to their respective privacy notices.

  • What types of cookies and similar technologies do we use?

The cookies and similar technologies that we use on our websites serve the following purposes (similar technologies are included in each case):

  • Necessary cookies: Some cookies are essential for the use of the website and its functions. These cookies ensure the essential functionality of the website, e.g. the ability to navigate from page to page without the products placed in the shopping cart disappearing. They also ensure that you remain connected to the website. These cookies have an expiration period of up to 12 months.
  • Performance and analysis cookiesPerformance and analytics cookies collect information about how our website is used and allow us to perform analytics about how the website is used, such as which pages are viewed most frequently and how visitors navigate our website. These cookies are used to make visiting the website easier and faster and to generally improve the user experience and comfort. We use third-party analytics services for this purpose. Before we use such cookies, we ask for your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time via the cookie settings on our website. These cookies have an expiry period of up to 24 months.
  • Marketing Cookies: Marketing cookies help us and our advertising partners to show you advertisements on our website for offers or services that may be of interest to you, or to display our advertisements if you continue to surf the Internet after leaving our website, i.e. to show you targeted advertising. These cookies have an expiry period of a few days to 12 months, depending on the circumstances.

Details of our third party providers and advertising partners can be found in the Consent Management System available on our website. In the Consent Management System you also have the option to disable certain categories of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings.

Some of the third-party providers we use may be located outside Switzerland. Information on the disclosure of data abroad can be found in section 9.

If you consent to the use of cookies, you accept that your data may be transferred to a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection and accept the risk that your data may be exposed to access by foreign authorities in the recipient's country that do not adhere to adequate data protection regulations. You can withdraw your consent to cookies at any time, as explained in section 13.3.

The specific types of cookies used on our website and the purposes they serve and their expiry dates are described in the Consent Management System on our website.

We currently use offers from the following service providers and advertising contract partners (insofar as they use data from you or cookies set by you for advertising purposes):

  • Google AnalyticsGoogle Ireland (based in Ireland) is the provider of the "Google Analytics" service and acts as our processor. Google Ireland relies on Google LLC (based in the USA) as its processor (both "Google"). Google uses performance cookies (see above) to track the behavior of visitors to our website (duration, frequency of pages accessed, geographical origin of access, etc.) and compiles reports for us on the use of our website on this basis. We have configured the service so that the IP addresses of visitors are truncated by Google in Europe before being forwarded to the USA and therefore cannot be traced. We have switched off the "Data sharing" and "Signals" settings. Although we can assume that the information we share with Google is not personal data for Google, it is possible that Google can use this data for its own purposes to draw conclusions about the identity of visitors, create personal profiles and link this data to the Google accounts of these persons. If you agree to the use of Google Analytics, you explicitly consent to such processing, which also includes the transfer of personal data (in particular website and app usage data, device information and individual IDs) to the USA and other countries where your data may be accessible to authorities that are not subject to adequate data protection regulations. You can find information on Google Analytics data protection here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 and if you have a Google account, you can find further information on processing by Google here https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=de.
  • Google Ads: This website uses the Google AdWords conversion tracking function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google uses cookies that allow an analysis of the users of the website by you if you have clicked on a Google ad. The cookies are valid for a maximum of 90 days. As long as the cookies are valid, Google and we can recognize that you have clicked on an ad and have reached a specific target page (e.g. order confirmation page or newsletter registration). These cookies cannot be tracked across multiple websites by different AdWords participants. The cookies generate statistics for us in which the number of users who have clicked on one of our ads is recorded. They also count how many users have reached a target page that has been provided with a "conversion tag". However, the statistics do not contain any data that can be used to identify you. You can find Google's privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de#intro.
  • Facebook AdsThis website uses Facebook Ads from Meta Platform Ireland Limited, 6 Serpentine ave, Dublin, D04 H0C9, Ireland. We use these technologies to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to users on Facebook and the partners cooperating with Facebook (so-called audience network) who have shown an interest in us or whose characteristics correspond to those that we transmit to Meta for this purpose (e.g. interest in certain topics or products that can be seen from the websites visited; "custom audiences"). We can also use these technologies to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion measurement"). We are jointly responsible with Meta for the exchange of data that Meta collects or receives via the pixel or comparable functions, for the display of advertising information that corresponds to the interests of users, the improvement of ad delivery and personalization of functions and content (but not further processing). We have therefore concluded a corresponding supplementary agreement with Meta. Users can therefore address requests for information and other data subject requests in connection with joint responsibility directly to Meta. Meta's privacy policy can be found here: facebook.com/privacy/policy.
  • How can I control the use of cookies and similar technologies?

You can manage your preferences in relation to the use of cookies and similar technologies on our website by accessing the Consent Management System on our website.

Browsers can automatically accept or reject cookies, but allow you to change these settings. You can also disable or delete cookies that you have previously accepted. Please note that all settings will be lost if you delete all cookies, including the setting that you do not want to accept cookies, as this in turn requires that an opt-out cookie has been set. The settings must be made separately for each browser you use. You can find out how to manage cookies in your browser in your browser's help menu.

If you decide to reject cookies and similar technologies, you can still use our website, but your access to some functions and areas of our website may be restricted.

14 What data do we process on our pages in social networks?

We may operate pages and other online presences ("fan pages", "channels", "profiles", etc.) on social networks and other platforms operated by third parties and process the data about you described in Section 3 and below. We receive this data from you and the platforms when you come into contact with us via our online presence (e.g. when you communicate with us, comment on our content or visit our presence). At the same time, the providers of the platforms can analyze your use of our online presences (e.g. the way you interact with us, how you use our online presences, what you view, comment on or "like") and process this data together with other data they have about you (e.g. information about your age and gender and other demographic information). In this way, they create profiles about you and statistics about the use of our online presences. They use this data and profiles to display our or other advertisements and other personalized content on the platform and to manage behavior on the platform, but also for market and user research and to provide us and other parties with information about you and the use of our online presence. Insofar as we are jointly responsible for certain types of processing with the provider, we will conclude a corresponding contract with the provider. You can find out about the main content of this contract from the provider. They also process this data for their own purposes, in particular for marketing and market research purposes (e.g. to personalize advertising) and to manage their platforms (e.g. to decide what content to show you), and act as separate controllers for this purpose.

We are entitled, but not obliged, to check content before or after it is published on our online presences, to delete content without notice and, if necessary, to report it to the provider of the platform in question. In the event of breaches of the rules of decency and conduct, we may also inform the provider of the platform on which the user account in question is located in order to block or delete it.

For further information on processing by the platform operators, please refer to the data protection notices of the respective platforms. There you can also find out in which countries your data is processed, what rights of access and erasure you have and how you can exercise these or obtain further information. We currently use the following platforms:

  • Facebook: Here we operate the site facebook.com/terredeshommesschweiz. The entity responsible for operating the platform for users from Europe is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Dublin, Ireland. Their privacy policy is available at www.facebook.com/privacy/policy. Some of your data will be transferred to the USA. You can object to advertising here: www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. We are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd, Dublin, Ireland, for the data that is collected and processed when you visit our site for the creation of "Page Insights". As part of Page Insights, statistics are compiled about what visitors do on our page (comment on posts, forward content, etc.). This is described at www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data. It helps us to understand how our site is used and how we can improve it. We only receive anonymous, aggregated data. We have regulated our responsibilities regarding data protection in accordance with the information on www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
  • X: Here we operate the site twitter.com/terredeshommesschweiz. The entity responsible for operating the platform is Twitter International Unlimited Company, Dublin, Ireland. Their data protection information can be found at https://twitter.com/de/privacy to find.
  • LinkedIn: Here we operate the site linkedin.com/company/terre-des-hommes-switzerland. The controller for the operation of the platform is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Dublin, Ireland. Their privacy policy can be found at https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
  • YouTube: Here we operate the site youtube.com/@tdhschweiz. The controller for the operation of the platform is Google Ireland Limited, Dublin, Ireland. Their privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de#intro.

15. can this privacy policy be amended?

This privacy policy is not part of any contract with you. We may amend this privacy policy at any time. The version published on this website is the current version.

Last update: 26.03.2024

Privacy on the Internet

The protection of privacy is not only a legal obligation, but also one of our concerns. On the website of the Federal Data Protection Commissioner you will find much more information about their rights in the area of data protection. There you can find out about the legal basis and the technical possibilities for protecting your privacy.


is responsible for these data protection provisions:


terre des hommes schweiz

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