Privacy Policy

What’s in these terms?

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please, read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Part of our mission is our commitment to being transparent about the personal data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

Our Code of Conduct and our Terms of Use may apply to you. Please, read our policies carefully. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our websites. By accessing or using this, you agree to our policies.

About HumanImpact5 – Hi5 Association and how contact us

HumanImpact5 – Hi5 Association (hereinafter we, us or similar pronouns) is the operator and therefore responsible for the processing of your personal data and have our principal office at Rue Fendt, 1, 1201 Geneva.

The HumanImpact5 – Hi5 Association promotes, convenes, raises awareness, educates, advocates, and mobilizes young and seasoned professionals and organizations within the public and private sectors.

We strive for greater adherence to better policies, practices, processes, research, and programme implementation in the fields of gender equality; diversity and inclusion; healthy workplaces and benevolent leadership; safeguarding; sustainable development and migration; and global health.

Our flagship project is the hosting of Women in Global Health Switzerland (WGHS).

See our statutes here.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us at

There are other terms that may apply to you

Our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use also apply to your use of our websites.

Data processing in connection with our website

1. Visit our website

When you visit our website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. The following technical data is collected without your intervention and stored by us until automated deletion, as in principle with every connection to a web server:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer;
  • the operating system of your computer;
  • the browser you are using (type, version and language);
  • name of the IP address range;
  • the date and time of the server request;
  • the web page from which access was made (referrer URL), possibly with the search terms used; and
  • the status code (for example, error message, debug information).

The collection and processing of these data are carried out for the purpose of enabling the use of our websites (establishing a connection), ensuring system security and stability over the long term, and optimising our internet presence as well as for internal statistical purposes. It is within our legitimate interest to process such data to offer you a well-functioning website.

The IP address will also be used together with the other data in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure or other unauthorised or abusive use of the website to identify offenders in connection with civil or criminal proceedings. The processing of this data is in our legitimate interest to track your visit to our website and to improve the website accordingly.

2. Join the WGH network by creating an account

You can create a member account on website, through which you can easily interact with other members of the Global Health platform in Switzerland. For this we need the following information:

  • User name;
  • Email address;
  • First name;
  • Last name;
  • Languages;
  • Preferred language;
  • Information if you are a medical and healthcare field professional;
  • Information, if you live in Switzerland, are a Swiss national or work in a Swiss-based organization;
  • Professional sector(s);
  • Mentorship;

As a default, we have managed the account settings so that each member can see the information you entered when registering. You can change these settings while registering or afterwards in your account information. Alternatively, you may change the settings so that everyone (including website visitors) or only you can see the information. You have the option to make this choice for each piece of information you provide to us. Please note that website visitors will see your post if you make your profile public.

We use this data as well as additional information voluntarily provided by you (e.g., gender, stage of career or photo) only to offer our services to you in the best possible way. The processing of this data is, therefore, necessary for the performance of pre-contractual and contractual measures.

3. Access the WGH members directory

We have implemented our WGHS directory services on our website and made them available to all website visitors. If you have managed your settings in a manner that allows us to make you visible to website visitors, they will be able to find you in the directory and your publicly available information will be disclosed. We make this information available based on your consent when registering or changing your settings later in your account.

4. Site support, questions, and FAQ on the WGH website

We offer registered members the possibility to create new topics and interact by sharing media files and creating posts in our forum. To make use of this function you need to register and provide us with all the necessary registration information. Any information you share in the forum is up to you and, therefore, based on your consent.

5. Accepting or rejecting 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 websites. We use the following cookies:

  • Technically necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies help to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website. They help to improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to a website. This enables a website to personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. The information gathered by these cookies is used to make websites and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests.

These are some of the cookies we use on our websites:

Name of the cookie Purpose
This cookie establishes communication between the web server and the browser and temporarily stores information about your session
_ga, _gid, _gat, _gac_<property-id>,
(Google Analytics)
Analytical / performance cookie
wordpress_logged_in_<id>, wordpress_sec_<id>, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-<id>, wp-settings-time, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_<id>, itsec-hb—login-<id> WordPress User cookies
Strictly necessary cookies for certain functionalities on websites

Cookies may also be used to identify you as a registered user after you register on the WGHS website, without you having to log in again when you visit another website.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or a message always appears when you receive a new cookie.

Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all features of our website.

6. Tracking tools

We use the web analysis service of Google Analytics for the purpose of designing and continuously optimising our websites 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. We may receive the following additional information:

  • Navigation path of a visitor to the website.
  • Time spent on the websites 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 needs-based design of this website. In addition, this information may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf.

The provider of Google Analytics is Google Inc, a company of holding company Alphabet Inc, based in the USA. Before the data collected within the European Union or in a state that is part of the European Economic Area or Switzerland on this website is transmitted to the provider, the IP address is shortened by activating IP anonymisation (anonymize IP). The anonymous IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In such cases, we provide contractual warranties to ensure that Google Inc. maintains an adequate level of data protection. According to Google Inc., under no circumstances will the IP address be associated with other data relating to you.

Further information about the web analysis service used can be found on the Google Analytics website. Instructions on how to prevent your data from being processed by the web analysis service can be found at

Storage and exchange of personal data with third parties

7. Storage of your personal data

We store the personal data described in this privacy policy in Switzerland.

Retention of personal data

We generally retain your personal data as long as you keep your account open or as needed to provide you services. This includes data you or others provided to us, and data generated or inferred from your use of our platform and websites.

For personal data that we have about you, you can:

  • Delete Data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).
  • Change or Correct Data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
  • Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
  • Have your objection recorded: You can request that we record and make a note of your objection.
  • Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine-readable form.

Otherwise, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary for the above-described uses and further processing in the context of our legitimate interest. Contract data is stored by us for a longer period of time, as this is prescribed by statutory obligations. Obligations to store data may arise out of accounting law, civil law and tax law. According to these laws, business communication concluded contracts and accounting vouchers must be stored for up to 10 years.

8. Disclosure of personal data

We only disclose your personal data to other third parties if you have expressly consented, if there is a legal obligation to do so or if this is necessary to enforce our rights, in particular, to enforce claims arising from the contractual relationship. In addition, we disclose your data to third parties insofar as this is necessary for the use of the website and the execution of contracts (also outside the websites), namely the processing of your workshop orders.

9. Links and social plug-ins

We may have embedded links on our websites to the websites of some of our partners and to other relevant websites. If you access such links from our website it may be that data is disclosed to the owner of the website that you are accessing.

In addition, we also use social plug-ins, such as Twitter and LinkedIn. We offer you the possibility to directly share the content of our websites by clicking on the respective button. We cannot influence what data these platforms process. Therefore, we recommend that you check their respective privacy policies before accessing these social media platforms.

10. Transfer of personal data to third countries

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 or otherwise necessary to maintain our legitimate interest. These service providers 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.

11. Transfer of personal data to the USA

For the sake of completeness, for users residing or domiciled in Switzerland, we would like to point out that in the USA there are surveillance measures by US authorities which generally allow them to get access to all personal data that has been transferred from Switzerland to the USA. This is done without differentiation, limitation or exception based on the objective pursued and without an objective criterion that would allow limiting the access to the data and subsequent use thereof by US authorities to very specific, strictly limited purposes that could justify the interference associated with both with access to and use of such data. In addition, we would like to point out that in the USA there are no legal remedies available for the persons concerned from Switzerland that would allow them to gain access to the data concerning them and to obtain its correction or deletion, or that there is no effective legal protection against general access rights of US authorities. We explicitly draw your attention to this legal and factual situation in order to enable an informed decision to consent to the use of your data.

We would like to point out to users residing in an EU member state or in Switzerland that, from the point of view of the European Union and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner in Switzerland, the USA does not have an adequate level of data protection, partly due to the issues mentioned in this section. Insofar as we have explained in this privacy policy that recipients of data (such as Stripe) are based in the USA, we will ensure that your data is protected at an appropriate level by our service providers, through concluding corresponding contractual arrangements with these companies.

Anything else you need to know?

12. Your rights

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

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. Also, you have a right to have your objection recorded.

You can enforce your rights at any time by contacting us at

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.

13. Data security

All information you provide to us is stored on our and, where applicable, third parties’ secure servers. Any payment transactions are processed by third parties who process payments using accepted security standards. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We are committed to ensuring a high level of data protection. We have put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures in order to prevent unauthorized access and to ensure a sufficiently high level of security in relation to the inherent risk involved in data processing, to meet regulatory demands and to protect your rights and your data from the moment your data is collected.

Applicable law

This privacy policy and the contracts concluded based on 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 our registered office unless another place of jurisdiction is mandatory.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. These terms were most recently updated on 28 April 2022.

Questions? Please, contact us!

If you have any questions or comments about our legal notices or data protection, please contact us at