Privacy policy

Please note the following information on data protection on our website.

Privacy Policy – The DEAR Foundation

1. Introduction

Please read the Privacy Policy ("Policy") carefully before visiting the DEAR Foundation Website ("Website", "Service"), operated by The DEAR Foundation in Switzerland ("DEAR Foundation", "us", "we" or "our"). Your visit of the Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Policy. The Policy applies to all visitors, users and others who visit the Website. By visiting the Website you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you disagree with any part of the Policy then you are not permitted to access the Service.

If you choose to visit our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this Policy. The personal data that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will only use or share your information as described in this Policy.

If you choose to visit our Service, you consent to the collection and use of data under this Policy. The DEAR Foundation is responsible for data collection and data processing and processes personal data in accordance with

  • the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection ("FADP") and
  • the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").

Responsible Party

The DEAR Foundation

c/o Burch & Partner Consulting GmbH
Poststrasse 30
6300 Zug

Correspondence Address:
Obfelderstrasse 41
8910 Affoltern am Albis


2. Personal Data Collection and Use

Personal data is defined as any information that relates to a specific or identifiable person, such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail. Both natural and legal persons about whom data is processed are affected.


Cookies and similar technologies for mobile devices and websites are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory. Our Service uses cookies.

Opt-out option

You always have the option to revoke a given approval to cookies or object to the usage of your data by cookies. You can do this by deactivating the use of cookies of your browser or on your device.

If you choose to revoke your consent or to refuse cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of this Service.


Our Website uses Meta-Pixel. The operator is Meta Platforms Inc., Willow Road Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. For users in Europe, the operator is Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Meta-Pixel is used for the display of Ads to you as a visitor of the DEAR Foundation Website. The tool determines you as a target group for the display of Ads. With the help of Meta-Pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of the Ads for statistical and market research purposes.

Google Analytics

Our Website uses Google Analytics. The operator is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). For users in Europe, the operator is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics for websites measures and optimises the user acquisition and engagement with our Website.

Google API Fonts

Our Website uses Google API Fonts. The operator is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). For users in Europe, the operator is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

3. Other Sites and Social Media

The Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by The DEAR Foundation. The DEAR Foundation has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, the privacy policies, or the practices of any third party websites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that The DEAR Foundation shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

Services used by and/or linked to the Website:

Opt-out option: You always have the option to revoke a given approval or object to the usage of the service of other websites and/or the above mentioned social media platforms. To do so, please visit the aforementioned websites and/or social media platforms and opt-out.

With the following services the user can voluntarily share the link of our Website to other possible users:

  • E-mail
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • WhatsApp

4. Log Data

The provider of this Website automatically collects and stores information in server log files. These are transmitted to us automatically.

This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

5. Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals for the following reasons:

  1. To facilitate and improve our Service;
  2. To provide the Service on our behalf;
  3. To perform Service-related Services; or
  4. To assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

However, these companies and individuals are obligated to protect your information and are forbidden from disclosing or using the information for any other purpose.

6. Security

We value your trust in providing us with your personal data, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. As example this site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. It is possible to recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Children’s Privacy

The Service of the Website does not address anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. In the case we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with information, we will immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary actions.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace this Policy at any time. The user will be informed about changes to this Policy. The changes become effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

9. Rights of the User

In accordance with relevant legal requirements (FADP and the EU GDPR) users have the following rights with regards to their data: right to object, right to information, right to deletion of data, right to correction, right to data transmission and right to complain to supervisory authority.

10. Deletion of Data

In accordance with the legal requirements, the data processed by us will be deleted as soon as the permissions granted for processing are revoked or cease to apply (e.g. the purpose of processing this data has ceased to apply and/or is not required).

11. Contact

If you have any questions about or requests to our Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at: .

If you would like to use the contact form to contact us, your information from the request form will be stored with us together with the contact data you have provided. This is due to the processing of the request and possible follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Last update: 2 February 2023

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