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Privacy and Cookies

This Privacy Statement describes the ways in which IFPMA ("we", "us") acts as a controller for the processing of Personal Data covered in this Privacy Policy. Specifically, we may collect, hold and use information about individual persons who visit this website. By using this website, you acknowledge having received the information set forth in this privacy policy. You also acknowledge that IFPMA may periodically modify this privacy policy at its discretion, without prior notification. We therefore encourage you to consult the latest version of this Privacy Policy both before your first and every subsequent use of this website. This Privacy Policy informs you about the type of information we gather when you use the website, how we use that information, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed. Our Privacy Policy is accessible from our homepage and from any page where Personal Data are requested. At such data collection points, further explanation may be provided as to the purposes for which the collected data will be used, as appropriate.


Pledge on privacy

The term "Personal Data" as used in this Privacy Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number and other information that can be linked to you such as information obtained through cookies. Generally, we will only process your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. However, we reserve the right, to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law, or in support of any legal or criminal investigation or as otherwise notified to you.

Intended use of Personal Data

Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some of our services, e.g., event registration, may require you to provide us with Personal Data upon request. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any Personal Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site or for us to provide the information or services requested by you.

We use and process your Personal Data to operate this website and to communicate with you, upon your request, and it is in our legitimate interest to do so. Where required, we will ask for your consent before processing your Personal Data. Although unlikely, we may also be subject to legal obligations that mandate us to process your Personal Data in a certain way.

Non-disclosure of Personal Data

IFPMA will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your Personal Data to third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy.

Data Security and Retention

We maintain appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures intended to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. Moreover, we only store Personal Data for as long as necessary to achieve the processing purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or otherwise in order to comply with applicable law. Unfortunately, no information security system can be 100% failproof. As a result, although we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the Personal Information against unpredictable loss or unauthorized access.

Your Rights

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is kept accurate and up-to date for the purposes for which it was collected, and you are responsible for informing us of any relevant update to your Personal Data. You have the right to access, correct and object to the processing of your Personal Data by us if such processing is not reasonably required for a legitimate business purpose as described in this policy or in compliance with law. If we use direct outreach communications, you will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving further communications from us, and/ or you will be asked to opt-in prior to receiving the outreach communication if required by law.

Depending on where you are located, you may also have the right to delete and restrict our processing of your Personal Data, to correct any errors, to transfer ("port") your Personal Data, and to lodge a complaint with a competent Data Protection Authority.

Your rights are not absolute, and restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your Personal Data or to exercise your rights, please email us at If you contact us, please note the address of the website where you provided the information, as well as the specific information you would like us to correct, update or delete, plus your proper identification. We will process all rights requests subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.


This section describes how and why we use cookies on this website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website or app - when visited by a user - or when you interact with an email, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as whether or not you have consented to our use of cookies. Those cookies are set by us and are called first party cookies.

Third party cookies are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting - we do not use any third party cookies at this time.

How do we use cookies?

This website uses two types of cookies: persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your device for a certain period of time (as indicated in the table below) or until you manually delete them or object to them. Session cookies are cookies that expire at the end of the browser session (e.g., when you leave our website and close your browser).

We use strictly necessary cookies to (i) save user preferences (including cookie preferences), and (ii) secure our website and our services (e.g. to detect malicious brute force attacks).

We use non-essential (non-strictly necessary) cookies to observe and analyse traffic levels and other metrics on our website, which helps us improve our website as well as your overall user experience. We only use non-essential cookies where we have your consent (see below).

How can you manage cookies?

On your first visit to our website and every six months thereafter, on the homepage you will see a cookie banner informing you why cookies are used and asking you to consent to each non-essential cookie ("Accept"). If you do not agree, you can select which ones to reject or accept or you can chose to ("Decline").

You can change your cookie preferences through the cookie banner, where you have the option of opting-in or opting-out to the use of non-essential cookies on your device. However, you can also update your cookie preferences at all times by using this button below:

Alternatively, most web 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, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

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

Please note that you cannot disable strictly necessary cookies since these affect the functionality of our website and your ability to use certain features and functionalities.

Which personal data do we collect and process through cookies?

We collect and process information about your visit to this website using cookies such as Google Analytics cookies. This may include information about the pages you visit, the website you came from and some of the searches you perform (“analytic information”) but also information related to the device(s) you use to access our website, such as your IP address. We use the information to improve the contents and functioning of the website.

What are the types of cookies we use?

OperatorCookie NameSession or PersistentPurposeLifespan
Strictly Necessary Cookies
ifpma.orgCookieControlPersistentSaving user's cookie acceptance settings throughout sessions3 months
Non-Essential Cookies
ifpma.org_gaPersistentAnalytics1 Year
ifpma.org_ga_5SN6STM0ZRPersistentAnalytics & functionality1 Year
ifpma.org_gidPersistentAnalytics: registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website24 Hours
ifpma.org_gatPersistentAnalytics: Used to throttle request rate1 minute

For more information on our use of cookies on our website, please contact us at

Links to other sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to this website, and not to websites owned by third parties. We may provide links to other websites which we believe may be of interest to our visitors.

This Privacy Policy is not intended to be applicable to any other site, including those 3rd party sites linked on the IFPMA site, and we do not take responsibility for 3rd party sites.


Unless otherwise indicated, IFPMA is not directed to minors as defined by applicable law (often below 18 or 16 years of age depending on the jurisdiction). We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from minors. If you provide us with Personal Data of minors, you represent that you have the appropriate authority to do so and that you can demonstrate such authority to us upon request.

Jurisdiction and cross-border transfer

We are based in Switzerland and the majority of your Personal Data will be stored and processed therein, but processing may also occur in any country where we engage service providers that process data for us. By providing your Personal Data, you understand that your Personal Data will be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, to business which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country of residence. Although unlikely, in certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Data. We only transfer your Personal Data to jurisdictions which are not found to provide an adequate level of data protection in compliance with applicable data protection law, for instance by executing Standard Contractual Clauses. Note, however, that transfers of Personal Data between the EEA/UK and Switzerland are not restricted.