+41 71 242 16 16

Verein Zivilgesellschaft
c/o M 1 AG
Postfach 344
9004 St. Gallen


Privacy policy

The Civil Society Association only stores and processes your personal data if you voluntarily provide it to us for a specific purpose (for example, in the context of an enquiry). The processing of your personal data is confidential and exclusively for our own business purposes. The Federal Data Protection Act (DSG) applies.

Your stored personal data is secured in all systems against misuse and unauthorised access. Only a specific, authorised group of persons has access to it via user ID and password and is bound to data secrecy.

We use your data to tailor our communication to your needs and to improve the support we provide to our stakeholders. No personal user data will be passed on to third parties or used in any other way without prior consent. This does not apply if the disclosure of personal user data is necessary after justified assumption:

for the legal protection of users;

for the fulfilment of legal requirements;

for the defence and protection of the rights of the Civil Society Association;

to comply with these Terms of Use; or to remedy technical difficulties of the Services.

In this regard, the Civil Society Association points out that Internet sites of other providers that can be reached via the site may not be subject to the data protection regulations set out here. The Verein Zivilgesellschaft accepts no responsibility or liability for the observance of data protection on these sites.


This website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On this website, Google Analytics has been extended with a code to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). In this case, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Only in exceptional cases, over which M1 AG has no control, will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Under no circumstances will Google merge the shortened IP address transmitted by your browser with other Google data. 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.

You can prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: The Civil Society Association assumes no responsibility or liability for all data processing by Google.


By voluntarily providing us with your e-mail address (when registering for a newsletter, in writing, by telephone or in person), you consent to us communicating with you.

We use the data you provide to send you information on a regular basis. Your data will be stored on a server in Switzerland. It will not be passed on to third parties. The scope of this data is limited to the minimum necessary for the technical processing of the dispatch or the scope of the information provided by you for the processing of the dispatch.

For the dispatch of our newsletters and electronic mailings, we use the e-mail service of MailChimp (based in the USA). The information generated on the use of the e-mail service is stored on MailChimp's own server.

Unsubscribing from a newsletter or other electronic mailing offers is possible at any time and can be done via a button provided for this purpose directly in the online account or by e-mail to


By offering social media buttons, the operator of the website provides the opportunity to quickly and easily share interesting website content on social networks. When using the buttons, a new window opens to the respective social network where you can authenticate yourself and share the website content. No plugins are used. Thus, there is no direct exchange of data between the website and the respective social network.


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this privacy policy or the processing of your personal data, you can contact us as follows:

Civil Society Association

c/o M 1 AG

Museumstrasse 1

CH-9004 St. Gallen

+41 71 242 16 16 /

Based on Art. 8 of the Federal Law on Data Protection of 19 June 1992 (DSG), you have the right to request information free of charge about your personal data stored by us. Please address your request for information to the above address.

St. Gallen, June 2023, Civil Society Association