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The GICHD respects your privacy and is dedicated to taking the necessary steps to protect any provided personal data and to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Swiss Federal Act on Data protection.

This Data Protection Policy explains how we collect and use your personal information. It also describes your rights and how you can apply them. You are welcome to contact us with any questions at

Your data and what personal data do we collect?

The personal data that you choose to transmit to us is collected only for the purposes of specific activities, such as:

  • Email and News alert subscription
  • Training and workshop registration
  • Online courses registration
  • Jobs applications and tenders’ submission
  • Events registrations
  • Product and companies listing in Equipment catalogue.

The information we collect for each activity is directly related to our needs to process your request adequately. Examples of the data we request, includes:

  • Name,
  • Title,
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Organization,
  • Address,
  • Work experience
  • Information provided for the purpose of applying for a job or tender submission.

You are always asked for your explicit consent to share this information. For newsletters and email updates, we only request name and email address.

You can visit most of this website without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information. We only analyse statistical data (for example, information regarding country location, number of downloads and page visits) in order to monitoring how our website is being used to help us improve the user experience and content.

As per our Cookies Policy, it is possible to disable the cookies that collect this information so that this anonymized information is no longer tracked at all. In the event that you have disabled your cookies and you would like to see content that requires cookies (eg. YouTube videos), you will be asked to re-accept cookies for the GICHD website.

Your Data security

We take appropriate security measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date. However, the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our websites.

For what purposes do we use the personal data?

We process information about you to:

  • Access our training portal for online courses.
  • Attend our workshops and receive our correspondence.
  • List your company and products in the equipment catalogue.
  • Manage and improve our website.
  • Tailor the content of our website to give you a more personalised experience.
  • Manage and respond to any request you submit through our website.

Sharing, selling, and transferring your information

The Personal Data collected are primarily intended for communicating with you and improving our services. However, we may give certain independent contractors and affiliates access to the Personal Data in order to assist us with the operation of our website, as well as data management and marketing activities.

Personal details are not stored or captured without your prior knowledge and consent. The GICHD does not distribute, sell or rent personal details captured through the website to anyone. As a general rule, the GICHD does not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by Swiss law.

In the unlikely event of a data breach, the GICHD will take all necessary actions to ensure the continued security of its stored data and to communicate any violations promptly.

Where is your data stored?

GICHD works with third parties to run a range of services such as email management, data storage, and data analytics.  We strive to make sure that all your personal and non-personal data is held securely, protected, and, after it is no longer needed, gets deleted periodically or sooner at your request.

Personal information submitted through the forms on GICHD websites are held either by the processing party or in secure databases by Infomaniak (servers located in Switzerland).

We retain Personal Data in an identifiable format for the least amount of time necessary to fulfil our legal or regulatory obligations. We may retain Personal Data for longer periods than required by law if it is in our legitimate organisation’s interests and not prohibited by law.

Data Controller

The data controller for this website and other GICHD related websites and web applications is Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining Address, Maison de la paix | Tower 3 Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2C, P.O Box 1300 CH – 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland.

Your Rights

The Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation grant the following rights:

  • To request copies of your data
  • To request rectification of your data (complete, updated)
  • To object to the processing of your data
  • To limit the processing of your data (Purpose & duration of treatment)
  • To erase your data (Right to be forgotten)

You can exercise your rights or request information by contacting us via the email address or by post to the address below. We will answer you as soon as possible.

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining Address:

Maison de la paix | Tower 3
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2C
P.O Box 1300 CH - 1211
Geneva 1