Privacy Policy

We at Irish Business Network Switzerland (“IBN”, “we” or “us”) believe it is vital to protect your privacy when you access the information on our website. That is why we want to tell you what we do with your personal data, in particular how it is processed, disclosed, secured and deleted.


Personal data (“data”) refers to all data relating to a particular individual or identifiable person. You trust us with your data when you become a member, purchase an event ticket, donate, subscribe to our newsletter or take part in an information campaign (e.g. a quiz). Usually you just give us your name and e-mail address, occassionally also your address – including the postcode, town and country where you live – and perhaps your telephone number and date of birth.


We also record your IP address, location, navigation data and data provided by cookies. We can also record how long you spend on our website.


Personal data associated with financial transactions (e.g. credit card data) is not transferred to us. This data is used according to the data protection rules and regulations of the websites and platforms responsible for handling this data.


We only send you information if you have given us your consent to do so. You may change your mind at any time and contact us to tell us you no longer wish to receive it. To unsubscribe, just send us an e-mail or send the contact form.


Of course, we do not keep data any longer than is legally permitted.


We aim to provide you with the information that you have subscribed to receive and to make available services which we believe improve our website. This is so you can have more information about the IBN and our work. We do everything we can to ensure that your personal data is protected.


By accepting these data protection regulations you agree to us collecting, storing and using your personal data for the following purposes:

  • so you can use the services offered on our websites
  • so we can send you our newsletter and information about our events, if you have given us your express consent to do so
  • so we can evaluate, adapt and improve our services and content
  • so we can prevent any illegal activity


In principle, we do not disclose your data to third parties. However, there are exceptions, for example when we have a legal obligation to do so. We may also pass on your data to third parties who provide services for us, e.g. Matomo analytics


Our online donation platform is processed by the organisation. This information is, however, is not used further in any way, and is not stored any longer than the law allows.

If you would like to have access to your personal data, please contact us.


We also use cookies to improve the quality and security of our services and communication. Cookies are small files which are transferred between computers; they collect details (sometimes IP addresses) which help us to provide you with information on the basis of your preferences and settings, and to improve your security on the web.


We do not currently use cookies and similar technology such as retargeting from Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter for personalized content and advertising.


For analysis we use Matomo Analytics. According to Matomo, the information collected by them remains anonymous. Visitors to our website are therefore not identified personally.


The IP address allows MAtomo Analytics to identify the country, region and town or city in which the visitor is located.


We take technical and organizational measures in order to protect the data you give us against unauthorized processing. We improve these measures continuously, keeping them up to the latest technical standards. However, even with state-of-the-art technical measures, it is unfortunately not possible to protect data entirely.


Particularly sensitive data, for example bank details given to us in a fundraising campaign, are collected directly by our partners (Paypal, Stripe); please refer to their data protection regulations.


We only save your data for as long as the law allows us to. Thereafter, all data is deleted.

You may request the destruction of your data and any time by contacting us.


You can, of course, appeal against the use of your personal data at any time. You just need to inform us by contact form or by email.