Stiftung Green Ethiopia | Postfach | CH-8405 Winterthur +41 (0)52 233 1531

Privacy policy

The responsible body in terms of data protection laws, especially the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is :

Stiftung Green Ethiopia

Adrian Pfister

Postal box

8405 Winterthur

Phone: +41 52 233 15 31



General Information

Based on the Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulation of the Confederation (Data Protection Act, DPA), every person has the right to protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. The web administrator of these page is taking the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the data protection laws as well as this privacy policy.

In cooperation with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect the databases as far as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification of the data.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (for instance, when communicating by e-mails) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

By using this website, you declare that you agree to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. This website can in principle be visited without registration. In this context, data such as pages visited, names of the requested file, date and time are stored on the server, without these data being directly related to your person. Personal data, especially name, address or e-mail address are collected on a voluntary base as far as possible. Without your permission, no data will be transferred to third parties.

Processing of personal data

Personal data are any information that relate to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data are processed. Data processing includes any manipulation with personal data, regardless of the means and procedures employed, especially the storage, disclosure, acquisition, deletion, modification, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in compliance with the Swiss data protection law. In addition, we process personal data – insofar as the European DPA is applicable – in accordance with the following legal bases pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR:

  • lit. a) Processing of personal data with permission of the data subject
  • lit. b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
  • Lit. c) Processing of personal data for the performance of a legal obligation, to which we are subject, in compliance with the applicable laws of the EU or with the applicable laws of a country in which the GDPR applies in whole or in part.
  • Lit. d) Processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
  • Lit. f) Processing of personal data in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties,  provided that the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject are not prejudiced. Legitimate interests are particularly our commercial interest in being able to make our website available, the security of information, the application of our legal rights and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal data as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) pursued. If we have to store personal data on a long-term basis due to legal and other obligations, we restrict the processing accordingly.

Privacy policy for cookies

This websites uses cookies. These are small text files that enables to store specific information about the user on the user’s terminal device while the user is visiting the website. Cookies makes it possible to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of the pages, to analyze how the pages are used, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly. Cookies remain stored beyond the end of a browser session and can be used again when visiting the website again. If you do not wish it, you can configure your internet browser so that it refuses cookies.

A general objection against the use of cookies can be expressed for a large number of services, especially in case of tracking, via the US site or the EU page Besides, the storage of cookies can be deactivated by adjusting the settings of the browser.

Privacy policy for SSL-/TLS- encryption

This website uses SSL-/TLS- encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as web administrator. You can recognize a SSL-/TLS- encryption when the browser address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and when the lock symbol appears in your browser line.

If the SSL or the TLS- encryption are activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Data transmission security (without SSL)

Please keep in mind that data transmitted via an open network such as the internet or an e-mail service without SSL encryption can be read by anyone. You can recognize a unlocked connection by the fact that the browser address line shows “http://” and no lock symbol is displayed in your browser line. Information that are transmitted on the internet and content received online may possibly be transmitted over third party networks. We cannot ensure the confidentiality of communications or documents transmitted over such open or third-party networks.

If you disclose information over an open network or over third-party networks, you should keep in mind that your data may be lost or that third parties may potentially have access to this information and, therefore, collect and use those data without your permission. Although in many cases the individual data packets are transmitted in encrypted form, it is not the case for the sender’s and the recipient’s names. Even if the sender and the recipient are living in the same country, data are often transmitted over such networks and, without any checks, also via third countries, also via countries that do not offer the same level of data protection as your country of domicile. We are not responsible for the security of your data during their transfer via the internet and we assume no responsibility for direct or indirect losses. We ask you to use other means of communication if you consider this necessary or reasonable for security reasons.

Despite technical and organizational security measures, some data may potentially be lost or intercepted and/or manipulated by unauthorized persons. We implement as many technical and organizational measures as possible to prevent this from occurring in our system. However, you computer is located outside the security perimeter under our control. Consequently, as a user, you are obliged to inform yourself about security measures and take necessary steps in this regard. As web administrators, we are not responsible for any damage that you may suffer as a result of data loss or manipulation.

Data which you enter in online forms may be transferred to mandated third-parties for the purpose of order processing and may be read and potentially processed by them.

Privacy policy for server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log files, that your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data are not attributable to any specific person. They will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data later if we discover concrete indication of illegal use.

Privacy policy for contact form

If you want to send us inquiries using the contact form, the information you gave in the request form including the contact details you have provided there will be stored by us in order to process the inquiries or in case of follow-up questions. We do not transfer these data without your consent.

Use of Google Maps

This websites uses the Google Maps service. This enables us to provide you with interactive maps directly on our website and gives you the opportunity to use the map function conveniently. When you are visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have visited the corresponding sub-page of our website. This happens regardless whether you are logged into your Google account or whether you do not have a Google account. If you are logged into your Google account, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish your data to be attributed to your Google profile, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or the design of its websites. Such an evaluation is done in particular (also for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising adapted to user needs or to inform other users of the social network about your activity. You have the right to refuse the creation of these usage profiles, in which case you must contact Google in order to exercise this right. Further information about the purpose and the amount of data collection and processing by Google, as well as information about your rights in this regard and your setting possibilities for the protection of your privacy can be found at

Privacy policy for Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytic service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the responsible for the data processing on this website is outside the European economic area or outside Switzerland, the Google Analytic data processing is done by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are referred to below as “Google”.

With the statistics collected, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you. Furthermore, this website uses Google Analytics for a multi-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a used ID. Provided that you have a Google account, you can deactivate the multi-device analysis of your use in the settings under “My data”, “Personal data”.

Legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is the Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f GDPR. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended to “_anonymizeIp();” on this website, in order to ensure a anonymous collection of IP addresses. In this way, IP address are processed in abbreviated form, which means that a personal identification is excluded. If the data collected about you are related to a person, there are immediately excluded and the personal data are deleted.

Only in exceptional cases, the entire IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the web administrator of this website, Google uses these information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet use for the web administrator. Regarding the exceptional cases, in which personal data are transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information obtained by the cookies about your use of this website are normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data obtained by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics.

Furthermore, you can prevent the functioning of Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Deactivate Google Analytics. By doing so, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored on your data carrier, that prevent the processing of personal data by Google Analytics. Please not that if you delete all cookies on your terminal device, these opt-out cookies will also be deleted, which means that you will have to install new opt-out cookies, if you still want to prevent this form of data collection. The opt-out cookies are configured per browser and have therefore to be activated for each browser, computer or other end device.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google so that the fonts are displayed uniformly. If you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser do not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Further information about Google Web Fonts are under and in the Google privacy policy:

Privacy policy for YouTube

Functions of the “YouTube” service are related to this website. “YouTube” belongs to Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland with headquarters in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which operates its services in the European economic area and in Switzerland.

Your legal agreement with “YouTube” consists of the terms and conditions under the following link: These terms form a legal binding agreement between you and “YouTube” regarding the use of the service. The Google privacy policy explains how “YouTube” treats and protect your personal data when you are using the service.


The copyrights – and all other rights regarding the content, photos or other data on this website belong exclusively to the web administrator of this website or to the rights holder specifically named. The written permission of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any files.

Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the permission of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and required to pay damages.

General exclusion of liability

All information on our internet website are carefully checked. We endeavour to ensure that the information we provide are up to date, reliable and complete. However, the occurrence of errors cannot be excluded, which means that we cannot ensure the completeness, reliability and topicality of information, including journalistic and editorial information. We are not responsible for any material or immaterial damages dues to the use of any information provided, as long as it can be proven that there is no clearly intentional or grossly negligent fault.

The editor may change or delete text at its own discretion and without notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use and the access to this website are at the user’s own risk. The editor, his clients or partners are not responsible for any damages such as direct or indirect, incidental, predictable or consequential damage caused by the visit of this website and therefore assume no responsibility for such damages.

The editor is also not responsible for the content and availability of third-party websites that are accessible through external links. The web administrator of these websites are the only responsible for their content. The editor thus explicitly distances himself from any third-party content that may potentially lead to legal or penal consequences or may offend common decency.


We can adjust this privacy policy at any time without notice. The current version published on our website is the official version. As long as the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, you will be informed about any changes per e-mail of any other appropriate means communication in the case of an update.

Questions about the privacy policy

If you have any question regarding the privacy policy, please send us an e-mail or directly contact the person in our organization responsible for data protection mentioned at the beginning of the privacy policy.

Winterthur, 20.11.2020
Soure: SwissAnwalt