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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy informs you about the personal data we process in connection with our activities and operations, including our websites. In particular, we provide information on what we process personal data for, how we process them and where we process them. We also provide information on the rights of persons whose data we process.

This privacy policy applies to all websites, applications, services, applications for employment, contracts and tools of the Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, unless they have their own privacy policy, and regardless of how you access or use them (including access via mobile devices). If necessary, we can draw up a separate privacy policy for other activities.

I. Name and address of the data controller

The Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, Falkenplatz 9, 3012 Bern, is responsible for data processing.

II. Name and address for data protection enquiries

If you have any questions concerning your personal data, you can contact us as follows:

Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, Falkenplatz 9, 3012 Bern, Switzerland, phone +41 31 302 05 65 or

III. General information on data processing

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and the Ordinance on Data Protection (DPO).

The protection of your data is important to us. We respect your privacy and are committed to ensuring that your data are processed in accordance with the applicable laws. The Ruedi Lüthy Foundation is subject to Swiss law.

We process the personal data that you yourself provide to us. If necessary for our activities and operations, we also process personal data that we have lawfully obtained from publicly accessible sources (e.g. public databases or the internet) or from third parties (e.g. address dealers).

Please note that without your personal data we are not able to conduct our activities and operations or to conclude or process a contract with you.

1. Processing of personal data

The processing of personal data includes, for example, the collection, storage, administration, use, transmission, disclosure and deletion of personal data. We process personal data such as:

2. What do we use your personal data for?

We process personal data necessary for us to be able to carry out our activities and operations in a sustainable, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner, e.g. to answer your enquiry or process your donation.

We process your personal data in connection with, for example,

3. Who do we share your personal data with?

We do not pass on your personal data to unauthorised third parties. Our employees only have access to the data they need to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations. We pass on your data to third parties if necessary for the purposes stated here in the privacy policy, for example to make use of technical or organisational services which we require for the fulfilment of the purposes stated. These third parties are contractually bound to comply with the currently applicable data protection legislation. Personal data will only be passed on to recipients abroad if they are subject to appropriate data protection legislation.

We may disclose your personal data to trusted third parties, including but not limited to:

Furthermore, we must disclose your personal data to government agencies (e.g. authorities, social insurance authorities and courts) if we are legally obliged to do so.

4. Where are your personal data processed?

If necessary for activities and operations and depending on the purpose, your personal data will be transmitted to and processed by the recipients designated in 3 above.

5. How long are personal data stored for?

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or made anonymous as soon as the purpose for which it was stored no longer applies.

6. What rights do you have in connection with your personal data?

You have a right to information, correction, objection, restriction and deletion with respect of your personal data and – where applicable – a right to data portability as well as a right of appeal to the competent data protection supervisory authority (

Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. If we process your personal data within legitimate interests, you can also object to processing if there are reasons against data processing based on your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us. You will find the contact details in section II of this privacy policy. You can submit your request for information in writing and enclose a copy of your identity card or passport. Please note that if you exercise these rights we may no longer be able to enter into and perform a contract or provide further services. We may also, in certain circumstances and in accordance with applicable law, refuse or only partially comply with such disclosure or refuse to correct or delete your personal data. 

IV. Cookies | Tracking and other technologies and platforms in connection with the use of our websites

We typically use cookies and similar technologies on our websites to identify your browser or device. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer and/or automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by the web browser you are using when you visit our website. This allows us to recognise you when you return to this website, even if we do not know who you are. In addition to cookies that are only used during a session and deleted after your visit to the website (session cookies), cookies can also be used to store user settings and other information for a certain period of time (e.g. two years) (permanent or persistent cookies).

However, you can set your browser to reject cookies, save them for one session only or otherwise delete them prematurely. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. We use permanent cookies to help us understand how you use our services and content. If you block cookies, certain functionalities (e.g. language selection) may no longer work.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If, however, IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can set your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved; however, we would point out that if you do so it may not be possible for you to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from capturing and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

You will find more detailed information on the terms of service and data protection in the Google Analytics Terms of Service or in the Google Analytics Overview.

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Facebook Pixel

We use Facebook Pixel from Facebook on our website. This is an evaluation tool from Facebook Incorporated, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. With the help of a code implemented on our website, Facebook can track your user actions if you have come to our website via Facebook ads. If you are a Facebook user and are logged in, your visit to our website is automatically assigned to your Facebook user account.

Facebook Pixel enables our advertising to be better tailored to your wishes and interests. Facebook also uses the data collected for analysis purposes and its own advertisements. The data collected are anonymous and not visible to us and can only be used in the context of ad placements. We reserve the right to change the service provider if necessary.

As the site operator, we have no influence on the use of the data by Facebook. You can find out more about protecting your privacy in Facebook’s privacy notices. You can manage the use of data for advertising purposes in your Facebook profile settings.


RaiseNow is a donation tool that ensures secure and easy payment and donations on the internet. The platform was developed especially for non-profit organisations and is also used on our website. RaiseNow guarantees simple and secure credit and debit card payments, both for the Ruedi Lüthy Foundation and for you as the cardholder. Please also note RaiseNow’s privacy policy

Social media

On our website you will find links or plug-ins to various social networks (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.). Clicking on the links opens the corresponding social media pages; to which this privacy policy does not apply. For details of the provisions applicable there, please refer to the relevant privacy policies on the websites of the individual providers.

No personal information is transmitted to the respective providers before the corresponding link or plug-in is activated. Your accessing the linked page is also the basis for data processing by the respective providers. We have no influence on the data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of data by the providers of the plug-ins.

V. Secure data transmission

When you transmit information to us via the Internet or by other electronic means, there is always a risk that it may be lost, damaged or manipulated. You therefore do so at your own risk.

Data traffic via the internet platforms provided is always transmitted in encrypted form. We ensure that there are technical and organisational measures in place to protect the personal data received from unauthorised processing, loss and destruction. Personal data that you provide to us via website forms are transmitted to us in encrypted form via a secure connection. The security procedure used (SSL, Secure Sockets Layer) corresponds to the usual state of the art.

All employees of the Ruedi Lüthy Foundation who handle your data are obliged to comply with the data protection rules. Access to the system is via an authorisation procedure. SSL encryption (recognisable by https:// in the address line of the browser) is a protocol for encrypting data during transmission from the web server to the browser. This transmission offers particularly high security. During transmission, your personal data are encrypted between your computer and our SSL server using the SSL protocol.

VI. Liability for links

The Ruedi Lüthy Foundation hereby expressly declares that no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages at the time the links were created. The Ruedi Lüthy Foundation has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. For this reason, it hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the Foundation's own website. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, in particular, for damage arising from the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the provider of the site to which reference is made, and not with the party who merely refers to the publication in question via links.

VII. Changes to this privacy policy

We may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply.