Privacy Policy


Data security is a priority for TRIAL International.

TRIAL International is committed to taking all reasonable administrative and technical measures to prevent any unauthorized disclosure and use, alteration, or destruction of data. uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience. These cookies are purely functional, for example, they ensure that pop-up windows do not open repeatedly. They collect anonymous information such as IP addresses or connection times to our site.

Any user can navigate without disclosing personal information. Only voluntarily shared information is stored by TRIAL International. This is the case, for example, when signing up for the newsletter or donating. In general, this is limited to the following information: name, first name, address, phone number, and email address.

Your data is collected for internal use only. TRIAL International shares this information with certain service providers strictly as needed for their services, and only for that purpose. The collected personal data is not sold, disclosed, rented, or otherwise shared with third parties.


We process your personal data only for the purposes for which they were provided and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, particularly the new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (nDPA).

For certain processing activities, as per Article 3(2) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation.


The processing of personal data is based on the principle of lawfulness and relies on one of the following legal bases:

  • Free, informed, and explicit consent: explicit agreement for data processing.
  • Fulfillment off a contract agreement (e.g., personnel recruitment)
  • Prosecution of the legitimate interests of TRIAL International (e.g., reaching out to members)
  • Compliance with a legal obligation (e.g., social declarations)
  • Prosecution of a mission of public interest

You can inquire about the legal basis of a processing activity by sending a request to or directly from our website on the dedicated page.


  • Personal Data: any information that allows the direct or indirect identification of a natural person.
  • Data processing: any operation performed on data, whether automated or not, including mere consultation.
  • Data subject: person whose data is being processed.


All your personal data processed by TRIAL International in the context of this Policy are controlled by TRIAL International, which is considered to be the data controller.

Our address is:

  • TRIAL International
  • Rue de Lyon 95
  • 1203 Genève
  • Suisse

Contact : or directly through our website on the dedicated page.


  • Newsletter: email address;
  • Online contact form: name, surname, address, email address, any other data possibly provided in the form;
  • Members: name, surname, address, email address, financial data such as payment information;
  • Donors: name, surname, address, possibly email address, financial data such as payment information;
  • Recruitment: CV, training, diplomas, recommendation letter, references, other data possibly provided within the scope of the recruitment process;
  • Interaction and usage data: user preference feedback, device type, operating system; internet site access software;
  • Website data: user’s IP address, cookie-related information (see cookie policy), time, date and duration/frequency of visits.


As with most websites, collects non-personally identifiable information typically made available by web browsers and servers, such as browser type, preferred language, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. By collecting non-personally identifiable information, the goal of (hosting services) is to better understand how visitors to use the website. Occasionally, may publish aggregated non-personal information, for example, by releasing a report on its website usage trends. also collects potentially personally identifiable information, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. However, does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors and does not disclose this information except in the same circumstances as it uses and discloses personal identification information, as described below.


Some visitors to choose to interact with the site in a way that requires the collection of personal information. The amount and type of information that gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For instance, visitors who fill out our contact forms are required to provide a username and an email address.

In each case, collects such information only to the extent that it is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with does not disclose personally identifiable information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information, with the understanding that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

All information collected on will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (nDPA)

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION discloses personal identification information only to administrators, its employees, and partner organizations that need to know this information in order to process it on behalf of Some of these administrators, employees, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

TRIAL International will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personal identification information to anyone. discloses personal identification information only if required by law.


  • Internally: where the proper functioning of the organization requires it;
  • With third party service providers who process personal data on behalf of TRIAL International and with whom the issue of personal data is addressed in contracts (e. g., hosting, storage, database management, or IT services);
  • With administrative authorities in the context of legal obligation (e. g., Cantonal Tax Administration).

When third-party service providers have access to your data, they only collect the data necessary for the fulfillment of their tasks.

Sharing or using the data for any other purpose is prohibited.


TRIAL International processes and stores your data for the duration necessary to fulfill contractual or legal obligations, for the duration required for the purposes for which they were collected, as long as legitimate interests persist, or until the given consent is withdrawn.

In certain circumstances, TRIAL International may be obliged to retain your personal data for a longer period due to legal requirements or for statistical purposes. In this latter case, the data is rendered anonymous.

Details regarding the data retention period are available upon request addressed to or via the dedicated online form.


  • Access and information: you can request to know what information about you is being retained by TRIAL International and receive a copy of it. You can also inquire about the processing, its purpose, the retention duration, and any data transfer, if applicable;
  • Rectification: you can request the correction of your personal data;
  • Erasure (right to be forgotten): you can request the deletion of your personal data unless the data are still necessary for the purpose for which they were collected.

In this context, TRIAL International has an obligation of means. It must take into account the available technologies and their implementation costs, and cannot guarantee the complete erasure of data.

  • Restriction of processing: you can request the restriction of the process of your data if:
    • You contest the accuracy of your data;
    • You don’t wish to assert your right to erasure;
    • You want us to retain your data beyond the retention period of their processing;
    • In case of a dispute, you request the suspension of the processing of your data until it is resolved;
  • Portability: you can request to receive the data held by TRIAL International to transmit it to another entity;
  • Objection: at any time, for a legitimate reason, you can object to the processing of your data if no principle of lawfulness prevails on your request;
  • Withdrawal of consent: you have the right to withdraw a consent to the processing of your personal data at any time;
  • Complaint to a supervisory authority: you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) in Switzerland), in the member state of your residence, your place of work or the place where the violation occurred if you believe that a breach of current legislation has occurred in the processing of your personal data.


TRIAL International’s website uses cookies. For more information, please refer to the Cookie Policy.


A specific privacy policy for TRIAL International’s legal activities is available here.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, you can use the dedicated online form available on our website or send an email to


This policy takes effect on its last modification date.

TRIAL International’s Privacy Policy is accessible on its website at any time. TRIAL reserves the right to modify or supplement this policy without prior notice.

The policy is available in French and in English. In any case, the French version shall prevail.