Privacy policy

    (Status November 2016)

    This data protection declaration applies to all business areas of the Christian Police Association Switzerland, hereinafter referred to as “CPV”.

    Should any contradictions arise between this data protection declaration and the otherwise applicable contractual or business conditions of the, the provisions of this data protection declaration shall take precedence.

    Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. We respect your personality and privacy. We also want to ensure that your personal data is protected and processed in accordance with the law.

    It is important to us that you consent to the processing of your personal data. This data protection statement provides you with comprehensive information about our data processing methods. And you decide whether you wish your personal data to be processed.

    This privacy policy covers both historical and future personal data. If you consent to the processing of your personal data, we will not only process the personal data we collect from you in the future in accordance with this privacy policy, but also the personal data we already hold about you.

    When we talk about processing your personal data in this privacy policy, we mean any handling of your personal data. This includes, for example:

    • the collection,
    • storage,
    • administration,
    • use,
    • transmission,
    • disclosure or
    • deletion of your personal data.


    1. How do we protect your personal data?

    We have technical and organisational security procedures in place to maintain the security of your personal data and to protect your session data and personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and/or accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access. However, you should always be aware that there are certain security risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet and other electronic means and that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted in this way.

    2. How long do we keep data?

    We will retain your personal information for as long as we consider necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. We delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer needed and in any case after the maximum retention period required by law has expired.

    3. What rights do you have with regard to your personal data?

    You have the right to assert your data protection rights at any time and to obtain information about your stored personal data, to correct or supplement your personal data, to object to the processing of your personal data or to request the deletion of your personal data. You will find the contact options in section 4 below. We reserve the right to correspond with you electronically (in particular by e-mail) in this context.

    4. How can you contact us?

    If you wish to exercise your rights in relation to your personal data or have questions or concerns about the processing of our personal data, you can contact us as follows: Christian Police Association Switzerland, CH-8000 Zurich, tel. +41 44 77 00 117, email:

    We will endeavour to answer your questions or concerns promptly upon receipt.

    5. Who is the owner of the data collection?

    We are required by law to inform you of the owner of the data collection containing your personal data. The owner of the data collection is the Swiss Christian Police Association, CH-8000 Zurich.

    6. When do we collect personal data?

    We collect your personal data whenever we have contact with you. The situations in which we have contact with you are varied. For example, we collect your personal data in the following circumstances:

    • You purchase our goods or services through our internet sites;
    • You attend our courses, seminars or training sessions;
    • You register a good or service purchased from us;
    • You receive a newsletter or other advertising about our goods and services;
    • You become a member, patron or belong to the circle of friends of the CPV;
    • You use or communicate with us or third parties via our internet sites or social media;
    • You communicate with us by telephone, fax, email, voice messages, text messages (SMS), picture messages (MMS), video messages or instant messaging;You contact us at our events.

    7. What personal data do we collect?

    The personal data we collect is equally diverse. On the one hand, we collect personal data that you provide to us. On the other hand, we collect personal data that is collected automatically or manually when you contact us, such as:

    • Surname and first name;
    • birthday and age;
    • gender;
    • home address;
    • church affiliation;
    • Other family data
    • Occupation and place of work;
    • Delivery address and billing address;
    • Credit card and account information;
    • Language preferences;
    • Telephone number(s);
    • Email address(es);
    • Identification numbers of your technical devices;
    • Information about newsletters you have subscribed to or other advertising;
    • Consent to receive advertising;
    • Memberships within the CPV;
    • Photographs and video recordings of visits to our events.
    • Session data relating to visits to our websites, mobile apps or offers on internet platforms, multimedia portals or social networks (including duration and frequency of visits, language and country preferences, browser and computer operating system information, internet protocol addresses, search terms and search results; ratings given);
    • location-based data when using mobile devices;
    • Communications by telephone, fax, email, voice messages, text messages (SMS), picture messages (MMS), video messages or instant messaging;

    8. Why do we process personal data?

    We process your personal data for different purposes. These purposes can be grouped into different categories. Specifically, we may process all or part of your personal data for one or more of the following purposes:

    • Provision and sale of our goods and services;
    • Processing orders and contracts, including sending order and dispatch confirmations, delivery confirmations, delivery and invoicing;
    • Organising and conducting courses, seminars or training;
    • Organisation and performance of membership or customer services;
    • providing, administering and conducting customer communications by mail and by electronic means of communication;
    • Business communications by mail and by telephone, facsimile, e-mail, voice mail, text messaging (SMS), picture messaging (MMS), video messaging or instant messaging; Sending individualised and personalised advertisements by mail or by telephone, facsimile, e-mail, voice mail, text messaging (SMS), picture messaging (MMS), video messaging or instant messaging;
    • Individualised and personalised customisation of offers and advertising on our websites or social networks.

    9. Who do we share your personal data with?

    Within CPV, employees will only have access to your personal data to the extent necessary for the performance of their duties. We may also disclose your personal data if we consider it necessary to do so in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, in the event of legal proceedings, at the request of the competent courts and authorities, or as a result of other legal obligations, in order to protect and defend our rights or property.

    10. How do we use cookies?

    We also use so-called cookies on our Internet pages. These are small files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you use one of our internet sites. We would also like to inform you comprehensively about our use of cookies.

    The cookies we use serve first of all to guarantee the functions of our Internet pages – such as the shopping basket functionality. In addition, we use cookies to adapt our Internet offer to your customer wishes and to make surfing with us as comfortable as possible for you. We also use cookies to optimise our advertising. Cookies enable us to present you with advertising and/or special goods and services that may be of particular interest to you based on your use of our Internet site. Our aim here is to make our Internet offering as attractive as possible for you and to present you with advertising that matches your areas of interest.

    Most of the cookies we use are automatically deleted from your computer or mobile device at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). For example, we use session cookies to store your country and language preferences and shopping cart across different pages of an internet session.

    In addition, we also use temporary or permanent cookies. These remain stored on your computer or mobile device after the end of the browser session. When you visit one of our websites again, the system automatically recognises which entries and settings you prefer. Depending on the type of cookie, these temporary or permanent cookies remain stored on your computer or mobile device for between one month and ten years and are automatically deactivated after the programmed time has expired. They serve to make our internet pages more user-friendly, effective and secure. Thanks to these cookies, you will, for example, be shown information on the page that is specifically tailored to your interests.

    Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can instruct your browser not to accept cookies or to prompt you each time before accepting a cookie from an Internet site you visit. You can also delete cookies from your computer or mobile device by using the appropriate function on your browser.

    11. How do we use log files?

    Every time you access our Internet pages, your Internet browser transmits certain usage data to us for technical reasons and stores it in log files, so-called log files. This involves the following usage data: Date and time of accessing our internet site; name of the internet site accessed; IP address of your computer or mobile device; address of the internet site from which you came to our internet site; amount of data transferred, as well as name and version of your browser.

    The analysis of the log files helps us to further improve our internet services and make them more user-friendly, to find and correct errors more quickly and to control server capacities. Using the log files, we can determine, for example, at what times the use of our Internet services is particularly popular and provide the corresponding data volume in order to guarantee you the best possible use.

    12. How do we use web analysis tools?

    In order to constantly improve and optimise our Internet services, we use so-called tracking technologies. Web analysis tools provide us with statistics and graphics that give us information about the use of our Internet pages. In the process, data about the use of an Internet page is transmitted to the server used for this purpose. Depending on the provider of a web analysis tool, these servers may be located abroad. For the most commonly used web analysis tool, Google Analytics, this data is transmitted including shortened IP addresses, which prevents the identification of individual devices. Google observes the data protection provisions of the “U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework” agreement and is registered with the “Safe Harbor” programme of the US Department of Commerce. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. A transfer of this data by Google to third parties only takes place on the basis of legal regulations or within the framework of commissioned data processing.

    If other web analysis tools are used within the CPV, the data collection process is basically the same.

    You can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link ( For more information on Google Analytics and data protection, please visit or

    13. How do we use social plugins?

    Our internet pages use social plugins, e.g. from Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The plugins are marked with the provider’s logo and can be, for example, Like buttons or a Google+ button or Twitter button.

    When you call up our Internet pages that contain such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the provider’s computers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by the offering site and integrated into the Internet page by the browser. By integrating the plugins, the provider receives the information that you have accessed our website. If you are logged in to the provider at the same time, the provider can assign the visit to your profile. If you interact with the plugins – for example, by clicking the “Like” button or posting a comment – the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to the provider and stored there.

    If you do not want the provider to collect data about you via our website, you must log out from the provider before visiting our website. Even when you are logged out, the providers collect anonymised data via the social plugins and set a cookie for you. If you log in to the provider at a later time, this data can be assigned to your profile.

    If a login is offered via a social login service – e.g. Facebook Connect – data is exchanged between the provider and our website. In the case of Facebook Connect, this may be data from your public Facebook profile, for example. By using such login services, you consent to the transfer of data.

    The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of your data by the provider, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the providers’ data protection notices.

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    If you do not want the providers to collect data about you via these cookies, you can select the “Block third-party cookies” function in your browser settings. Then the browser will not send any cookies to the server for embedded content from other providers. With this setting, other functions of our website may also no longer work.