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Privacy policy

This website is owned by WCC World Council of Churches, Geneva Switzerland, hereafter referred to as "WCC".

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this posting.
Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

Our commitment and philosophy

  • WCC does not collect any personal information about users, except that which is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the user.

  • WCC is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information.

  • We will not sell or pass on your information to any other organization.

  • We always give you the option to unsubscribe from our mailing lists.

  • If you are under 18 years old, we suggest that you ask your parents or guardian before signing up on this site.

  • We comply with Swiss data protection legislation.

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Data privacy

  1. What information do we collect?

  2. Where is the information held?

  3. Information from under 18s.

  4. Your right to access the information.

1. What information do we collect?

a) Personal information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth (where appropriate), bank details, etc. We collect this information only in connection with specific activities, such as campaigns, feedback, surveys, email newsletter subscriptions, etc. You don't have to disclose any of this information if you do not wish to.

b) Non-personal information
WCC collects data such as IP address (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps us to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are or where you live; it simply allows us to monitor and improve our service.

2. Where will the information be held?

Personal information submitted through the contact form on this site is held only in our databases. The data submitted through the Control Arms petition will be held in the Control Arms database in the United States until the end of the campaign and then submitted back to the WCC. We promise that WCC will not share the information you give to us on this website with any other organization unless you have specifically given us permission to do so.

3. Information from under 18s

If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children's usage of the internet and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

4. Your right to access the information

At any time, you can ask us for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you or request a correction or deletion of information.

If you have any questions about our privacy policies, please contact webeditor.