Privacy Policy



1. Introduction

GENDRO operates the website and is responsible for collecting, processing and using your personal data in compliance with the applicable data protection law.
GENDRO values your privacy and is committed to the security of your personal data. This privacy policy provides you with an understanding of how we at GENDRO gather, use, disclose and manage your personal data. This policy also set out the terms of use of GENDRO’s Website.

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.


2. Information Provided to Us

Personal information – collecting and storing

We do not collect any personal data from our website visitors. No personal data is collected about you if you are just paying our website a visit.
The following are the ways that you can intentionally give us personal data or authorize us to collect it.

  • We collect personal data such as contact details, including Name, email address and professional affiliation once you register GENDRO’s Gender, Health and Evidence Network (GEH). This data is kept in our database with the sole purpose of contacting you regarding GENDRO’s network activities. Only the Board Members of GENDRO have access to this data. Your personal data is not shared with third parties. In some instances, Network members reach out to us to ask for the contact details of another member. In such a case, we would first ask for your written permission.
  • Once you register as a member of the GEH, your email address is automatically added in our mailing lists, the aim of which is to keep you informed about GENDRO activities. As a member, you will receive emails on a regular basis. Notifications may include newsletters, event invitations, announcements, information on activities of our partners or similar information.
  • GENDRO has a private membership area (knowledge center) on a private Google Group Listserve, where GEH members may access all resources collected for, or developed in, our network. Members can link their Google profile including adding a picture, social media links, email address and birthday. It is the decision of each member to create such a profile and which information to add. This information is only available to GEH members.
  • GENDRO also collects email addresses as well as basic personal data of non-members through our sign- up/contact form on our website ( . This information is treated in the same way as the personal data of the GEH members. It is not shared with third parties nor is it made public. GENDRO adds these email addresses to its general mailing list to inform recipients about general notifications or upcoming GENDRO or GENDRO partner events. Each individual has the choice to unsubscribe from this email list in case she/he does not wish to receive more notifications. You can do this by sending us a message to [[email protected]] so that we can delete you from our mailing list.

All personal information you provide to us is stored safely in our databases but will not be encrypted. How we use the personal information you have provided us, and who might we share it with?


3. Cookies

Cookies help in many ways to make your visit to our website easier, more enjoyable and more meaningful. Cookies are information files that your web browser automatically saves on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our website. In particular, we use the following cookies:

  • technically necessary cookies,
  • performance Cookies.


4. Tracking tools?

We use the web analysis service of Google Analytics for the purpose of designing and continuously optimising our website to meet your needs. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and small text files stored on your computer (“cookies”) are used. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our website is transferred to the servers of the provider of these services, stored there and processed for us. In addition to the data listed in section 2, we may receive the following information:

  • navigation path of a visitor to the site,
  • time spent on the website or a subpage,
  • the subpage on which the website is left,
  • the country, region or city from which access is made,
  • the device (type, version, colour depth, resolution, width and height of the browser window), and
  • if you are a recurring or new visitor.

The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the internet for purposes of market research and need-based design of this website.


5. Storage and exchange of data with third parties
Location data means any data processed in an electronic communications network, indicating the geographic position of the terminal equipment of a user of a publicly available electronic communications service.
Where location data other than traffic data, relating to you, may be processed, such data will only be processed when they are made anonymous, or with your consent and only to the extent and for the duration necessary.


6. Transfer of personal data abroad

We are entitled to transfer your personal data to third parties (contracted service providers) abroad for the purpose of the data processing described in this privacy policy. These are bound to protect data to the same extent as we are. If the level of data protection in a country does not correspond to that in Switzerland or Europe, we will contractually ensure that the protection of your personal data corresponds to that in Switzerland or Europe at all times. This protection does not apply to social media platforms. To get further information on the safeguards when transferring data through social media, particularly, social plug-ins provided on our homepage, please, check the privacy policy of the respective social media platform.


7. Other things to know

You have a right to request information about the personal data that we store about you. In addition, you have a right to correct incorrect data and a right to request deletion of your personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data and no legal basis for further processing the existing data.
You also have a right to request the data that you have provided to us (right to data portability). Upon request, we will transfer your data to a third party of your choice. You have a right to receive the data in a common file format.

You can contact us for the aforementioned purposes via the e-mail address [email protected]. In order to process your requests, we may request proof of your identity.
In many countries, you also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your data.

These rights depend on the applicable data protection legislation and may be either more limited or more comprehensive.


8. Safety of the data

We use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data stored with us against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
You should always treat your access data confidentially and close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer, tablet or smartphone with others. We also care about data protection internally. Our employees and the service providers are contractually obliged to ensure confidentiality of personal data and compliance with applicable data protection laws.


9. Complaints

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority at any time.


10. Governing law

This privacy policy and the contracts concluded on the basis of or in connection with this policy are subject to Swiss law, unless the law of another country is mandatory. The place of jurisdiction shall be the registered office of GENDRO, unless another place of jurisdiction is mandatory.


11. Amendments to this privacy policy

Should individual parts of this privacy policy be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the rest of the privacy policy. The invalid part of this privacy policy shall be replaced in such a way that it comes as close as possible to the economically intended purpose of the invalid part.


This page was last modified on February 2020. If you have any questions or comments about our legal notices or data protection, please contact us at [email protected].