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Data Privacy Policy

This policy presents how Skat Foundation processes your data through our website. Regardless of whether you are a beneficiary, a donor, a project partner, a person interested in our programme, a member of our networks or an RE Scout applicants, Skat Foundation takes the protection of your personal data very seriously.

We may enter details into our internal, self-managed address database of individuals who are current or past beneficiaries, donors, RE Scout applicants, past, current or potential sub-contractors or partners; or those have given us personal details by email, post or telephone. We may collate and present aggregated, de-personalised data from those who visit our websites to help us improve our communications and outreach.

Protecting your personal details is of utmost importance to us and it is therefore of concern to our staff and our board members alike. We do not hire out, sell or exchange your personal details. We comply with applicable data protection guidelines, especially data protection laws of the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) and EU General Data Protection Regulations.

The information below will enable you to gain an insight into which personal data we collect from website visitors and in which form we process them. In addition, you will gain an overview of the rights which you are entitled to under the applicable data protection legislation. We also inform you whom to contact, if you have any questions.

Responsible party

As responsible party, Skat Foundation takes all measures required under applicable data protection legislation to ensure the protection of your personal data. If you have data privacy concerns or questions, you can report them to the following address:

Skat Foundation
St. Leonhardstr. 45
9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 71 227 07 99
Data protection contact: Bertha Camacho

No transfer of your personal data (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR)

Upon receiving your consent, your personal information provided to us is used only for the following purpose: to answer your requests. We do not share with others any personal data you provide us with.

The information shared with us via our website is not collected and stored by us directly. In particular, we do not collect any names, postal addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses through your visit to our website. Insofar as you have given us consent to the processing of your personal data for specific purposes, we process your personal data based on this consent. Your consent can be revoked at any time.

We do not collect any data related to religion, political affiliations or personal data of children.

In accordance with the applicable data protection regulations we store your personal data for the time needed to fulfil the purposes of the relevant processing. When data is no longer required it will be deleted.

The following personal data is processed by us:

  • Data generated by your access of the website (“server log files“) e.g. IP addresses, user names, data on your visits to our website(s), the actions taken on our websites, the browser used, the operating system used, the time and location of access, the link from which you accessed the website and the quantity of data sent.
  • and other information comparable with this data category.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are files stored on your computer by our website when you call up the site. These files contain information making your use of this website more efficient. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which will be deleted, automatically, at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them.

We use Google Analytics to analyse usage behaviour on our website. We access the usage information created by the cookie (including the shortened IP address of the user) on Google Analytics. We use the usage analysis to optimise our own websites and to better serve our clients and partners.

The information created by the cookie about your use of this website will not be transferred to any third parties. If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use of cookies at any time by clicking in the link below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored on your browser which has the effect that Google Analytics does not collect any session data. You can also adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are created and when to allow cookies in individual cases, when to exclude acceptance of cookies, and when to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate the storage of cookies, the functionality of this website may be impaired. Also, if you delete all your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you will need to reactivate it.

Use of Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, our website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website, your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address.

The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font. For further information, please see as well as Google’s Privacy Policy:

Service Providers

In order to ensure that the same legal data protection standards apply to our service providers as in our own enterprise we have concluded corresponding contracts for order processing. Among other things, these contracts provide that third parties only gain access to data which they need to complete the tasks assigned to them; that at the service providers only employees who are explicitly obliged to comply with data protection law provisions have access to your data; that at the service providers technical and organisational measures are maintained which ensure data security and data protection; for what happens to your data when the contractual relationship between the service provider and us ends.

In the case of service providers who have their registered headquarters outside the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) or European Economic Area (EEA), we take specific security measures (e.g. through use of specific contractual clauses) to ensure that the data is/are handled with the same level of care as within the EFTA and EEA. We check all our service providers regularly for compliance with these provisions.