Privacy Policy

Data protection information

Kalkidan Association (Switzerland) (“we”, “us” or “our”) operates the website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with these policies.



The service is the website managed by the members of the Kalkidan Association and the technicians hired by them.

Personal data

Personal data means data about a natural person who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

Usage data

Usage Data is data collected automatically generated by the use of the Service or by the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).


Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

Data controller

Data controller means the natural or legal person who (individually or jointly with others) determines the purposes and means by which personal information is or will be processed.

For the purposes of this Policy, we are responsible for the processing of personal data.

Data controller (or service provider)

Data controller (or service provider): any natural or legal person who processes data on behalf of the Data Controller.

We may use the services of various service providers in order to process your data more effectively.


The User is a natural person who uses our service and is the subject of personal data.

Collection and use of information

We collect different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service. In particular, we collect data in order to be able to send you information about our activity, in particular the association’s activities, donations, projects.

Types of data collected

Personal data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address

Name and surname

Telephone number

Address, state, canton/region/province, zip code, city

Cookies and usage data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you.

Usage data

We may also collect information about how you access and use the Service (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of visit, time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking cookie data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our Service and maintain certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used include beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can ask your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our Service.

Examples of cookies we use:

Session cookies. We use session cookies to operate our service.

Preference cookies. We use preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

Security cookies. We use security cookies for security purposes.

Use of data

Kalkidan Association uses the data collected for various purposes:

  • Provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • Provide assistance
  • Gather analysis or valuable information to improve our Service
  • Monitor the use of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and resolve technical problems
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about goods, services and events we offer unless you have opted out of receiving such information.

Legal basis for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Kalkidan Association’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which it is collected.

The Kalkidan Association is authorized to process your personal data because:

you gave us permission to do so, or

the data processing is necessary to perform a contract of which you are a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures taken at your request, or the processing is necessary for the pursuit of our legitimate interests, provided that your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of your personal data are not overriding, or to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

Data retention

The Kalkidan Association will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rules of conduct legal.

The Kalkidan Association will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods of time.

Data transfer

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, county/region/province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction .

If you are located outside Switzerland and choose to provide us with information, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Switzerland and process it there.

Your consent to this Policy followed by your submission of such information constitutes your consent to such transfer.

The Kalkidan Association will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Disclosure for law enforcement

In certain circumstances, the Kalkidan Association may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by authorities (for example, a court or government authority).

Legal requirements

The Kalkidan Association may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • comply with a legal obligation
  • to protect and defend the rights or property of the Kalkidan Association
  • to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • to protect yourself against any legal liability.

Data security

The security of your data is important to us. Please remember, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Taking into account the state of the art and costs of implementation, as well as the nature, object, context and purposes of the processing, as well as the risk of varying probability and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we strive to implement adequate technical and organizational measures to guarantee a level of safety appropriate to the risk, although we cannot guarantee absolute safety.

Your data protection rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The Kalkidan Association aims to take reasonable measures to allow you to correct, modify, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you would like to be informed about the Personal Data we hold about you and if you would like it removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following rights in relation to data protection:

The right to rectification. You have the right to rectify your information, if such information is inaccurate or incomplete.

The right of opposition. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.

The right to limit processing. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

The right of opposition. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.

The right to limit processing. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

The right to data portability. You have the right to receive a copy of the information we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, where Kalkidan Association has relied on the same for processing your personal data.

The right to notification of a personal data breach

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For further information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

Links to other sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party site. We strongly advise you to review the Data Protection Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s privacy

Our service is not intended for children under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 18 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from minors without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Policy

We may update data protection rules of conduct from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or via a notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and updating the “effective date” at the top of this Policy.

We recommend that you review this Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Lugano, 10 November 2023