This privacy policy (the Privacy Policy) applies to the processing of personal data by Wikimedia CH, a Swiss association, 8008, Zürich, Switzerland (Wikimedia CH) in connection with the website accessible at https://www.wikimedia.ch/ (the Website).

By accessing and using the Website, you expressly agree that Wikimedia CH processes your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Wikimedia CH reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time at its sole discretion in order to adapt it to any new commercial or technological practice or change in the law. Should this occur Wikimedia CH will inform you by any appropriate means (including via email and/or the Website, e.g. banners, pop-ups or other notification mechanisms). If you do not accept the amendments thus made by Wikimedia CH, your sole remedy is to no longer access and/or use the Website.

1.Introduction

Wikimedia CH recognizes the importance of your privacy and of transparency in its processing of your personal data.

The Privacy Policy explains (i) which personal data are collected when you access and use the Website, (ii) the manner and the purposes for which Wikimedia CH processes the personal data, and (iii) the measures which Wikimedia CH takes in order to protect such personal data.

2.Data collection

Wikimedia CH collects the personal data which you provide.

  • Wikimedia CH collects, directly or indirectly via its partners, the personal data you provide with Wikimedia CH and/or its partners through web forms or email, or in your use of the Website, for example, when you subscribe to Wikimedia CH’s newsletter, donate to Wikimedia CH, apply for a job within Wikimedia CH, or apply for membership within Wikimedia CH.
  • Such information includes your name, company name, if applicable, date of birth, gender, address, email, telephone numbers, resume, and any other information which Wikimedia CH and/or its partners may request from you.

Certain personal data are also collected in an automated manner.

  • Wikimedia CH may also automatically collect personal data when you access and use the Website, including by means of tools and other active elements contained in or through third-party plugins/websites, and cookies and other analytics tools, such as the IP address or other user identifications on your devices, visiting date on the Website, information about your Web browser, the data contained in your device, the data contained in third party services (g. social plug-ins), your preferences, the internet sites that you visit before and after the Website, the links displayed on the Website which you select or other information related to your interaction with the Website, including your navigation details on the Website.

You can define certain authorizations and settings related to the automated collection of your personal data.

  • You may define certain authorizations related to data collection, in particular in connection with your device’s right to access data contained in your device, according to the available functionalities. You may also define certain settings for the automated collection of your personal data on your Web browser. For more detailed information, please consult the chapter on cookies below.

3.Processing Methods

Wikimedia CH may process your personal data by automated means but takes appropriate security measures in this respect.

  • Wikimedia CH takes the appropriate technical and organizational security measures to prevent the unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, alteration or destruction of your personal data. Data processing is carried out with computers or computer tools, and in compliance with the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy.
  • Wikimedia CH does not use any individual decision-making based solely on automated processing including profiling mechanisms on the Website.

4.Purposes of Data Processing

Wikimedia CH processes your personal data to operate the Website.

  • Your personal data are collected so that Wikimedia CH may operate the Website in accordance with the circumstances, or in the manner expressly indicated when the personal data concerned are collected. For example, Wikimedia CH allows you to navigate on and use the Website or to re-engage you accessing and using the Website.

Wikimedia CH may process your personal data to provide you with its newsletter and provide you further news and updates.

  • For example, by subscribing to Wikimedia CH’s newsletter, Wikimedia CH will provide you with email alerts on Wikimedia CH news and updates on Wikimedia CH’s community life, in particular on its activities and events such as Wikipedia / Wikimedia contribution workshops or clinic, activities and events proposed by its members within Wikimedia CH’s statutory goal such as open source photo contest. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

Wikimedia CH may process your personal data to allow you to apply for membership within Wikimedia CH.

  • Wikimedia CH is a Swiss association. As an individual, you can join Wikimedia CH as an active member provided you actively contribute to Wikimedia projects, for example as a Wikipedia author or photographer for Wikimedia Commons, and provided you adhere to and accept Wikimedia CH’s Bylaws accessible at https://www.wikimedia.ch/association/bylaws.

Wikimedia CH may process your personal data to allow you to make a donation to Wikimedia CH.

  • In certain sections of the Website, Wikimedia CH may process your personal date to allow you to make a donation to Wikimedia CH and to support our non-for-profit associative purpose, our global movement that supports Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, and our actions (see https://www.wikimedia.ch/donate).

Wikimedia CH may process your personal data to provide you with job opportunities within Wikimedia CH.

  • In a certain section of the Website, Wikimedia CH may process your personal date to allow you consulting and applying for job opportunities within Wikimedia CH. Your personal data is processed no longer that the recruitment process unless required otherwise by contrary applicable laws and regulations or Wikimedia CH’s legitimate interest.

Wikimedia CH may process your personal data to provide Wikimedia CH’s services for volunteers and for institutions.

  • Wikimedia CH offers a wide range of services to support projects lead by volunteers, who supported Wikimedia CH, or for galleries, libraries, archives, museums or other institutions, which want to share their collections.

Wikimedia CH processes your personal data for statistical and planning purposes.

  • Notably without limitation, Wikimedia CH processes your personal data to improve the Website and for internal analyses and statistics. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

5.Communication to Third Parties

Wikimedia CH may disclose your personal data to third parties in case this is necessary for the proper operation of the Website or as listed below.

  • Wikimedia CH may communicate your personal data to third parties as part of operating the Website. In particular, Flikr, Facebook and Twitter, or PostFinance AG, when you donate to Wikimedia CH.
  • Wikimedia CH may also enable you to use third-party services directly from the Website, namely through social plug-ins of Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, in which case you recognize that the third-party operators of these services may access some of your personal data in connection with the Website.
  • Wikimedia CH may disclose your personal data to subcontractors such as IT systems providers, cloud service providers, database providers and consultants.
  • Wikimedia CH may disclose your personal data to any third party to whom Wikimedia CH assigns or transfers any of Wikimedia CH’s rights or obligations.
  • Wikimedia CH may disclose your personal data to competent courts or supervisory or regulatory bodies, when Wikimedia CH shall compellingly disclose your personal data, pursuant to any applicable law, regulation or order.
  • In the above contexts under Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3, the Website may contain links to other websites. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any company or individual that Wikimedia CH does not control, nor to any other websites that may be linked from the Website. You should carefully review the privacy policies of any other websites that you visit from the Website to learn more about their information and privacy practices. In such contexts, the collection and use of your personal data shall be governed by such other party or website’s privacy policy. Wikimedia CH shall not be held responsible for their privacy practices.
  • Wikimedia CH may transfer some of your personal data, in particular the IP address and/or other user identifications for your devices, to the third-party suppliers of these solutions, who will process this data in accordance with their own internal data protection and privacy policies.

6.International transfer

Your personal data may be disclosed to countries that do not guarantee the same level of data protection and privacy as Switzerland and the European Union.

Wikimedia CH stores and handles your personal data in Switzerland and/or within the European Union. But your personal data may be disclosed and transferred to other states, provinces, countries or other governmental jurisdictions, always in compliance with this Privacy Policy, that do not necessarily guarantee the same level of personal data protection as Switzerland and the European Union or an adequate level. If you transfer your personal data to Wikimedia CH, you specifically agree to such disclosure and international transfer.

7.Cookies and similar technologies

Wikimedia CH uses cookies and other similar technologies in connection with the Website.

  • A cookie is a small data file that Wikimedia CH transfers to and is stored on your electronic device. For example, Wikimedia CH uses cookies or other analytics tools to measure the traffic to and usage of the Website and its distinctive features, and other miscellaneous uses.
  • Wikimedia CH uses diverse types of cookies or other similar technologies some of which are likely to automatically process data directly on your devices and/or to transfer data personal concerning you to Wikimedia CH.

You may manage the cookies and similar technologies via the settings of your browser and/or your devices.

  • If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can configure your Web browser or your device to refuse and/or restrict the cookies. Certain cookies are however essential to the functioning of the Website itself and its use may be altered or prevented by refusing these cookies.
  • If you do not refuse or restrict the cookies, you consent to their use and to the processing of your personal data collected in this manner.
  • For more information, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please check the user help sections of your Web browser or electronic device for specific instructions on the management of cookies.

Why and how Wikimedia CH uses cookies and other similar technologies?

  • These technologies are generally aimed at monitoring and analyzing your interactions with the Website and/or to enable Wikimedia CH to improve the Website and its functionalities, namely through a personalization of the Website and the related services, according to your interactions.
  • Wikimedia CH also uses cookies and similar technologies to measure and monitor the traffic and use of the Website, as well as its performance.
  • Some cookies are retained in your electronic device for only as long as you access and use the Website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

Wikimedia CH uses the following cookies and other similar technologies:

Essential cookies

  • Some cookies Wikimedia CH places on your electronic device ensure that the Website delivers you without limitation information securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of the Website.
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Functionality cookies

  • Some cookies enable websites to remember choices persons make, for example, user name, and language or text size. These cookies are known as “functionality cookies” and help to improve a person’s experience of a website by providing a more personalized service.
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Productivity cookies

  • Wikimedia CH uses a number of tools that monitor your use of the Website to help Wikimedia CH improves and customizes the provided information.
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Third-party cookies

  • The Website uses third party services or software. Many of these services may set cookies on your electronic device. You can block or remove cookies yourselves by altering the settings of your electronic device or browser. Blocking these cookies is unlikely to impact on your experience of the Website.
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8.Your rights

You have the right to access your personal data processed by Wikimedia CH and may request without limitation that they be removed, updated, or rectified.

  • Except as otherwise required by law, you are entitled at all times to know if Wikimedia CH is processing personal data concerning you. You may contact Wikimedia CH to know the content of such personal data, verify their accuracy and request that they be supplemented, removed, updated, or rectified. You also have the right to ask Wikimedia CH to cease processing any personal data that may have been obtained in breach of applicable law, and to object to the processing of your personal data for any other legitimate reason.
  • Where Wikimedia CH relies on your consent to process your personal data, Wikimedia CH will seek your freely given and specific consent by providing you with informed and unambiguous indications relating to your personal data. You may revoke at any time such consent.
  • You have also the right to request your personal data’s portability, e. that the personal data you have provided to Wikimedia CH be returned to you or transferred to the person of your choice, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format without hinderance from Wikimedia CH and subject to its confidentiality obligations.
  • If you have any questions or a request in relation to the processing of your personal data by Wikimedia CH, please contact info@wikimedia.ch.