Privacy Policy
In the following, we provide information on the collection of personal data when using the website, including any language versions, subdomains and apps (hereinafter "website").

Identity of the person responsible
Public Discourse Foundation, Leonhardshalde 21, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Collection of personal data
When using the Website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register to use the Website, click on social media plugins or otherwise provide us with information, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the Website (namely IP address, browser, data volume transmitted, etc.).

Processing purposes and legal basis
We process personal data in connection with providing our services to you and communicating with you, including sending you newsletters and invitations to events, maintaining our contact list and/or providing you with other information that you may request from us. The processing of your data is necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

If you have given us consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (for example, when you register to receive newsletters or make a donation), we will process your personal data within the scope of and based on this consent, unless we have and require another legal basis. Consent given can be revoked at any time, but this has no effect on data processing that has already taken place.

Data origin
We only collect personal data that you provide when communicating with us (such as name, e-mail and postal address, telephone number, source of connection and content of communication).

We also disclose personal data to third parties, where permitted, in the course of our business activities and purposes. This involves the following data recipients in particular:

- Third parties in the context of fulfilling legal or contractual obligations.

Some of these recipients are in Switzerland, but they may also be abroad. In particular, you must expect the transfer of your data to all countries where the service providers we use are located. If we transfer data to a country without adequate legal data protection, we will ensure an adequate level of protection as provided for by law by using appropriate contracts or rely on the legal exceptions of consent, contract performance, the establishment, exercise or enforcement of legal claims, overriding public interests, published personal data or because it is necessary to protect the integrity of the data subjects.

Use of Mailchimp
This website uses the services of Typeform for contact and online forms (e.g. for an online platform on equal pay). The privacy policy of Mailchimp can be found here.

Use of Raisenow
This website uses the donation tool Raisenow. The privacy policy of Raisenow can be found here.

We are happy to inform you about current topics via our newsletter. To send a newsletter we need your [name, first name and email address]. You can enter this in the fields provided. After you have sent this data, you will receive an e-mail from us to the e-mail address you have provided, in which you must click on a confirmation link to verify the e-mail address you have provided.

Your data provided in accordance with the above paragraph will only be used and stored by us for the purpose of sending the newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and thus object to the further use of your data. You can unsubscribe at the end of a newsletter.

To send our newsletter, we use the application "MailChimp", a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, in Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Further information on data protection can be found here.

Duration of data storage
Unless otherwise stated, we will retain usage data or other personal data for as long as we consider necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or for as long as we consider necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. We will delete your data as soon as it is no longer needed and in any case after the maximum retention period prescribed by law has expired.

Data security
We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transmission and from third parties gaining knowledge. These are adapted to the current state of the art.

Rights of the data subject
You are entitled to the following rights if the relevant legal requirements are met:

- Right to information
- rectification
- deletion
- Restriction of processing
- information
- data portability.

You also have the right to object at any time to processing based on your consent or our legitimate interests.

Please note, however, that we reserve the right to enforce the restrictions provided for by law, for example if we are obliged to retain or process certain data, have an overriding interest in doing so (insofar as we are entitled to rely on this) or need it for the assertion of claims.

The exercise of such rights usually requires that you clearly prove your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your identity card, where your identity is otherwise not clear or cannot be verified). In order to assert your rights, you can contact us at the above address. In addition, every data subject has the right to enforce his or her claims in court or to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority. The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

Amendment of the data protection declaration
We may amend this data protection declaration at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply. If the Privacy Policy is part of an agreement with you, we will notify you of the change by email or other appropriate means in the event of an update.

Status: Zurich, 12 February 2023