Privacy policy


The Foundation for Gender Equality (referred to as “FEG”) is based in Geneva, Switzerland, situated at 20 Bd des Philosophes, 1205 Geneva. FEG operates the website accessible via (referred to as “the Website”). FEG is responsible for collecting, processing, and utilizing your data in compliance with Swiss law and, where applicable, relevant European law. In partnership with our hosting provider (Infomaniak), we endeavor to protect databases against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or tampering. However, please note that transmitting data over the Internet (e.g., via email) may not be entirely secure, and complete protection against third-party access is not guaranteed.

What Information Do We Collect?

2.1 Connection Information

Like many website operators, we collect data that your browser transmits when you access our website. This information may include details such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, specific pages of our site you visit, date and time of your visit, duration of time spent on those pages, and various statistics. Additionally, we may use third-party services like Google Analytics to compile, monitor, and analyze this data.

2.2 Cookies

We usually use cookies on our website. These are small text files that are saved by your web browser and store certain settings and data for exchange with our web server. This technology enables us to recognise individual users as (return) visitors and to offer them personalised services and products.

In general, cookies are used to improve our services and make them more efficient and secure. It is also used to optimise navigation on our website. A cookie does not always mean that we can identify you.

You can configure your browser settings so that no cookies are stored on your computer. Disabling cookies completely may mean that you will not be able to use all the features of our website. By continuing to use our website and/or accepting this data protection declaration, you consent to our placing cookies and therefore to the collection, storage and use of personal user data, even after the end of the browsing session.

You can revoke this consent at any time by activating the default browser setting to refuse third-party cookies.

2.3 Newsletters

By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent to the use of the information you provide, such as your first and last name, email address, and any other voluntary information, to send you the newsletter. Our newsletters are managed using the MailChimp platform. When you subscribe, the information you provide is stored in MailChimp’s contact management tool. You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter using the link provided at the bottom of each newsletter.

2.4 Analytical tools: Google Analytics

This website may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your web browser, to help the website analyse how users use the site (see Cookies above).

The information generated by the cookie (browser type/version, operating system used, referring URL of the previously visited website, IP address, time of connection to the server) about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in the Member States of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Further information on the web analysis service used can be found on the Google Analytics website. Instructions on how to prevent your data being processed by the web analysis service can be found at

How Do We Use Your Information?

We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including:

  • Providing, maintaining, and improving our website.
  • Personalizing your experience of our website.
  • Communicating with you, responding to your requests, and providing assistance.
  • Providing you with information about our activities.
  • Complying with legal obligations.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or responding to your requests. These third parties are obligated to keep your information confidential and may not use it for any other purpose. We may also disclose your personal information if required by law or in response to valid requests from public authorities (e.g., a court or government agency).

Your Rights

You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal data. You may also object to the processing of your personal data, restrict the processing, or request that your data be transferred to another organization. To exercise these rights, please contact us using the details provided below.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our privacy policy periodically. Any changes will be posted on this page along with the revised date. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any updates.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or our practices regarding your personal information, please contact us at

Last updated: 5 March 2024