This Policy will explain when and why we collect your personal data when you use our website. It will provide an explanation on the conditions we may be in need to disclose your personal data to third parties and how we protect it.

This Policy shall be read in combination with our Privacy Policy  and may be updated from time to time. This is why we invite you to please occasionally check this page so that you are happy with the way we process your personal data. In the event of considerate changes that would affect such processing of your personal data, we will notify you.

For any question regarding the processing of your personal data, you can email us at contact Or you can call us at +41 78 915 9142.

At the Global Cyber Security Association (GCA), we are committed to protect your personal data and respect your privacy at all times in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), national Swiss legislation and the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection 1992 (FADP).

1. When and why does this Policy apply?

In accessing our website at GCA – Global Cybersecurity Association and in registering to our services, you give us the consent to process your personal data such as name, address, email address, internet protocol (IP) address, time zone and location, the type of device, browser and version used to access the website. We do so in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The reason behind the need of processing your personal data collected through our website is to provide you with our services and to allow you to have a personalised experience anytime and anywhere while using any type of device. We will do so while acting in accordance with applicable legislation at all times, for no longer than what is necessary and for the limited purpose provided under this Policy. When accessing our website, you are in control of the type of personal data you want us to collect from you and you can determine the type of cookies you want us to collect from you. This is because it is paramount to us to protect your privacy and we want you to be in control of your personal data.

You have the right to exercise any of your rights under Chapter 3 of GDPR including the right to lodge a complaint to the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of Switzerland.

We will be happy to help with any of your concerns before you contact the FDPIC so please get in touch with

2. How do you use my personal data collected on your website?

When you access our website, we use your personal data to:

  • Provide you with a user-friendly navigation experience;
  • Provide you with our virtual services;
  • Make sure that our website and services function in order to allow you to enjoy the navigation experience;
  • Comply with legal obligations;
  • Provide changes to our website when needed;
  • Deal with potential malware attacks to our servers.

For any other purpose not stated above, we will make sure to get in touch with you first.

In order to provide you our services through our website, we collect cookies. These are small text files of data stored on your device that allow you to navigate through the different pages and that allow us to improve the website user experience. They are the tool used by our website that could identify you as the user and this is why it is necessary for us to receive your consent through the cookie banner. Unless for strictly necessary cookies essential for you to browse the website and its features, you are in control of which type of cookies you want us to collect from you.

If you do not want to use our website or online services, you are free to do so at any time. You can also remove any cookies that have been placed on your device when you accessed our website and online services.

3. Third parties

When you access our website through third parties such as Google, LinkedIn or other social media, we may collect that information about your visit to our Website. This is to allow us to analyse how our users interact with the website and what are their preferences.

We may share anonymised usage data regarding our website users to third parties to help us improve the delivery of a user-friendly navigation experience. This type of information will not specifically identify you. We will always do so in accordance with our Privacy Policy and while acting in compliance with legislation at all times.

We may share your personal data when we are under a legal obligation to do so and to protect the rights of our website users.

Please be reminded that we will not be responsible for those third parties and for the way they manage their cookies.

The website may also provide links that will lead you to other third parties’ online properties and web pages. Those third parties’ online properties will be subject to their own Privacy Policies. We will not therefore be responsible for the way they process your personal data or their own privacy policies even if you access those online properties through our website.


Last update: 04/10/2021

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