Internet Computer Association Website Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the Internet Computer Association, based in Geneva, Switzerland ("ICA," "us," "we", "our"). This Privacy Policy applies to the ICA website ("Website"). This Privacy Policy describes our practices for handling your data collected in connection with this Website.

Collection of Data

When you interact with us through our Website, we may collect your data in the following ways:

  • Data You Provide. We may collect data you directly provide us when you visit the Website or subscribe to updates or request more information on the Website, such as your name and email address.
  • Data We Collect Automatically. We may collect certain data automatically when you use our Website, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, mobile device identifier, browser type, browser User-Agent, operating system, Internet service provider, pages you visit before and after using the Website, time and date of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view within the Website, and other standard server log information. We may use cookies, pixel tags, local shared objects, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. By using the Website, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies. More information on our use of cookies can be found in our Cookie Policy.
  • Data We Collect from Other Sources. We may collect data from third parties where you have provided us with access to data from those third parties.

How We Use Data

Data collected by our Website will help inform the design and implementation of Website and to provide you with information, content or links you have requested. Additionally, we may also use your data to operate and improve the functionality of the Website.

How We Share Data

We may share your data with certain third parties as set forth below:

  • Authorized third parties. We share your information with our third-party partners and service providers who support our Website, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, business analytics, and data processing.
  • Members. We may share data with the entities that make up the Internet Computer Association ("Members"). For more information about our Members, look at the "Members" page.
  • Legal & safety purposes. We may disclose data to respond to legal process, law enforcement requests, subpoenas, court orders, legal claims or government inquiries, to detect fraud, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of the Website, our affiliates, owner, users, or the public.
  • Business transfers. We may share your data in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, sale of certain assets, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • With your consent. We may share data for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the data and pursuant to your consent.

You may be able to access third-party services, such as social media or messaging services, through the Website to share any information about your experience on the Website with others, but you must note that these services are outside of our control. These third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on the Website, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the Website, in accordance with their own privacy policies. We encourage you to visit their websites and review their privacy and use policies.

Legal Bases For Processing Data

We rely on a variety of legal bases to process your data, including:

  • consistent with your consent, which you can revoke at any time;
  • as necessary to fulfill our Terms;
  • as necessary to comply with our legal obligations;
  • as necessary protect the vital interests of you or those of others;
  • as necessary for public interest; and
  • as necessary for our (or others') legitimate interests, including our interests in providing a safe, efficient and personalised service to our users, members, and partners, unless such processing outweighs any risks to your interests or fundamental rights or freedoms that require protection of your personal data.

You may withdraw consent at any time. Such withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

How You Exercise Your Rights

Under applicable data protection and privacy laws, you have the right to access, rectify, port, and erase your data, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your personal data. This includes:

  • the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing,
  • the right to object to our processing of your personal data where we are performing a task in the public interest or pursuing our legitimate interests or those of a third party, and
  • the right to have us delete your personal data.

You may exercise these rights regarding your data at any time by contacting us at privacy\@internetcomputer.org.

Data Retention

We generally will process and store data until it is no longer necessary to serve the purposes for which it was collected. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs.

International Data Transfers

We rely on the European Commission's adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, for data transfers from the European Economic Area to the United States and other countries. If the level of data protection in a given country does not correspond to the Swiss and European data protection level, we will contractually ensure the protection of your personal data at all times by concluding agreements using the standard contractual clauses and complying with the GDPR.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and we will post the most current version on the website at internetcomputer.org. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to stay informed about our data protection practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Contact Information

The data controller responsible for your data is Internet Computer Association, which you can contact us at: [email protected] or at:

Internet Computer Association
Rue de Zurich 6
1201 Genève
Switzerland

You also have the right to submit a complaint with your local supervisory authority.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that you are fully informed about all processing activities and our compliance with applicable data protection legislation.

Changes to this Privacy Policy will be brought to your knowledge by appropriate means.