Pledge on privacy
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
Data Security and Retention
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 email@example.com. 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.
What are 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.
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 www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
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?
Session or Persistent
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Saving user's cookie acceptance settings throughout sessions
Analytics & functionality
Analytics: registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Analytics: Used to throttle request rate
Links to other 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.