Please be sure to read this entire Internet Privacy Notice before using or submitting information to this website. By using this website, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Notice.

Whenever you submit information via this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Internet Privacy Notice. Your use of this website is also subject to the Terms of Use for this website, which is incorporated herein.

Your use of this website is also subject to the Terms of Use for this website, which is incorporated herein. This Privacy Notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information.

Generally speaking, the Geneva Initiative website can be visited without divulging any personal information. However, there are areas of the Geneva Initiative’s site that require this information to complete their functions (i.e. specific information requests for the “sign-in” section for contribution to the collection of scientific content).

The Geneva Initiative collects and processes personal data voluntarily communicated by the user when she or he subscribes to the activities offered by the website, registers for the website, requests information about the Geneva Initiative or asks a general question. The personal data collected by the Geneva Initiative is mainly processed via automatic electronic procedures pursuant to the processing objectives, but also via non-electronic procedures for the duration strictly necessary to fulfil the processing objective in question.

The Geneva Initiative will not share personal information with anyone who is not an employee or affiliate of the Geneva Initiative, or who has not signed an appropriate non-disclosure agreement. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share with unaffiliated entities any personally identifiable information we collect unless you are first notified and expressly consent to such transfer.

When someone visits the Geneva Initiative website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor navigation patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We may merge such information collected about a user with that collected from other users in order to identify and analyse trends to improve the site.

We may collect statistical information about how visitors are generally searching or using our website and we may also compile and prepare internal reports about visits to our website without the visitor’s name and addresses. Such uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users’ needs. We also use this information to troubleshoot problems, and to make available to our visitors additional services that may be of interest to them.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use the following cookies: most browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you may visit

Search Engine

Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected.

Users Who Email Us

We will use your personal information to provide you with any information or services that you ask for, or to reply to any correspondence. We will also use it to analyse information, such as which country users of our website come from, what questions they are asking, and whether the Geneva Initiative office was able to respond in a satisfactory manner. Any email sent to us, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for reasons of security and for monitoring compliance with the Geneva Initiative office policy.

We may use an email monitoring or blocking software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.

Underage Users

The site is intended for adults. The Geneva Initiative will not knowingly collect any personal information from children 13 years of age or younger. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us to request that this information is deleted from our files as soon as reasonably possible. Anyone under 18 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any personal information on this website.


We understand that some information collected may be sensitive or confidential in nature, and we will take reasonable measures to keep this information private. In the event that the Geneva Initiative is required by law or court order to disclose the information submitted by a user, we will provide the user with notice (unless such notice is prohibited) so that the user may object to or seek to limit the disclosure.

Again, the Geneva Initiative will not sell, rent, or share personally identifiable information to any unaffiliated third party unless we have previously informed you in disclosures or agreements, have been authorized by you, or are required by law.


This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site connecting to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on December 15, 2017. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it periodically. If we make changes to this policy, we will notify users by posting a notice on the site.


If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us or write to:

Geneva Global Initiative 

36 boulevard Helvétique 

1207 Geneva - Switzerland

Privacy Policy

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