Data protection

General Privacy Policy

All data on our website is transmitted via SSL using TLS 1.2, an AES-256 bit or AES 128 bit (depending on the browser version).

We host our website in Switzerland. Our hoster creates standard web server log files with the following information for each access to this website. The log files are used to identify technical problems and to ensure security. (Legal basis according to GDPR: Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f with information security as a legitimate interest):

  • IP address (address of the device used)
  • Date and time (timestamp) Browser request including
  • Origin of the request (so-called referrer)
  • used operating system including version
  • used browser including language and version

Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you. In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when visiting this website. Further details can be found in the following section. Unless otherwise stated, the data will be stored exclusively on our servers (server location Switzerland). There are no data available to third parties. We can adapt the privacy policy on our website at any time by publishing it.

Cookies & Google Analytics

Cookies may be used on the Sites to optimize performance and identify page views.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the customer's computer and that enable an analysis of the customer's use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The customer can prevent the installation of cookies by making a corresponding setting in the browser software; However, the provider points out to the customer that in this case the customer may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, the customer agrees to the processing of the data collected about him by Google. However, no IP addresses are forwarded. With the help of the “anonymizeIP” parameter in the tracking code, the visitor's address is anonymized. Please also note the terms of use of Google Analytics.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you are free to set your browser so that cookies are generally rejected. However, in this case, you may not be able to use all features of the website to the full.

No guarantee for completeness and correctness

The published information is provided by GSTF solely for personal use and for information purposes. GSTF expressly reserves the right at any time to change, delete or temporarily not publish contents without notice in whole or in part. GSTF makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the published information, even if due diligence has been used in its collection from sources believed to be trustworthy

Forms (contact, inquiries, offers, surveys, etc.)

Data transmitted to us by means of contact forms are used by us exclusively for the purpose of earmarking and in-house. The data will be treated confidentially and will not be passed on or sold to third parties. Participation in surveys or competitions is voluntary. The results of surveys are used for internal purposes, a disclosure to unauthorized third parties is not.

Safety measures

The data we collect is stored on specially protected servers in our security zone. Access to these servers is only possible for a few specially authorized persons who are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of this data.

To avoid loss or misuse of the information we hold, we take extensive technical and operational safety precautions, which are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. However, the structure of the Internet makes it possible for the rules of data protection to be disregarded by other persons or institutions outside our area of ​​responsibility. In particular, unencrypted disclosed data (for example by e-mail) can be read by third parties. We have no influence on that because of the technical conditions of the internet. It is the sole responsibility of the user to protect the data provided by him by means of encryption or other means against misuse.

Email is routed through many different servers on the Internet, and there are many ways to access, modify, delete, copy, or otherwise manipulate this information. You have the opportunity to communicate with us by phone or by letter.

References and Links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties on whose contents we have no influence. The access and use of such websites are at the user's own risk. The GSTF expressly declares that they have no influence on the design, content and offers of the linked sites. Information and services of linked websites are fully the responsibility of the respective third party.

It rejected any responsibility for such websites.

Logging of accesses

When accessing our web pages, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general transmitted information about the operating system resp. Browser.

This data is stored in log files in order to statistically analyze the use of the website and to constantly improve our online offer. A personalized analysis of this data is not possible because it is only about impersonal usage data. We take great care that the usage data is not linked to personal data. There is no personal evaluation.

Using the internal website search

Our site offers an internal website search. The searched terms are sent to the database via a form in order to be able to output the possible results. However, there are no search statistics on the page (who, when, what was looking for).

Newsletter signup

The confirmation and verification of newsletter registration is checked by the so-called double opt-in procedure. With the double opt-in procedure, the newsletter recipient confirms via an activation link in a confirmation email his actual request to receive the newsletter again (hence "double") and accepts the privacy policy. At the same time, this process is logged by means of time stamps in order to be able to prove the logon and activation at any time. The user data is used exclusively for our own newsletter and not made available to third parties.


Copyright, Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Society

The data provided will be made available to the public. Downloading or copying content, images, photos or other files does not transfer any rights to the content.

The copyright and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on this website belong exclusively to this or the specifically named rights holders. For the reproduction of any elements, the written consent of the copyright holders must be obtained in advance.


Contact address and responsibility

Inquiries from supervisory authorities and affected persons are usually made by e-mail, but can also be sent by post:

Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association (STFA)
Binzstrasse 15
CH-8045 Zurich