Privacy Policy


1. Scope

The World Scout Foundation -WSF- (the "Foundation", “we”, “us” and “our”) undertakes to protect the privacy of any users who access the website (the "Website"). The contents of the Website are owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the Foundation.

This Privacy Policy forms an integral part of the General Terms & Conditions, to be consulted here.

The user can browse and use the Website without having to provide any personal data. The Foundation will only have access to personal data which have been voluntarily supplied by users through the forms provided, or by contacting the Foundation by e-mail or through any other means provided on the Website. If the Website collects personal data through cookies, the user will be adequately informed through the Cookies Policy and, as the case may be, by any other means required by applicable law.

This document sets out the Foundation´s policy on the processing of personal data collected through the Website. The use of the Website implies the user's acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Policy as well as having its personal data processed as set out in said policy. Please note that, although there may be links to other companies or organizations to which the Website is redirected, this Privacy Policy applies only to the Website and not to websites of other companies, organizations or any third parties to which the Website is redirected. The Foundation does not control or endorse the content of third party websites nor does it accept any liability for the content or the privacy policies of such websites.

2. Data controller

According to current regulations, the user is informed that the personal data collected through this Website will become part of a file owned by the World Scout Foundation, a Swiss foundation with address at rue Henri-Christiné, 1205 Geneva (Switzerland).

3. Purposes

The Foundation collects two types of information about users of our Site:

(1) Personally identifiable information: In general, you do not have to provide us with your personally identifiable information to use this Website. However, certain services to which you may subscribe through this Website (e.g., our newsletters) may require you to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, organisation name, and email address. You may also be required to submit personally identifiable information, including your credit card number and account information, in connection with donations that you make through the Website. We use such personally identifiable information to respond to your enquiries, send you newsletters or publications that you request, and to process your donations. You may also receive other mailings relating to the Foundation that we think may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please refer to the article 10 below headed “Rights of data subjects”

If you contact us by email through the Website or submit your resume though the Website, we will collect any personally identifiable information that you transmit to us and we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and we reserve the right to use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to communicate with you. In addition, on rare occasions, we may send by email important administrative information regarding the Website or services to users who have provided us with their email addresses; because this information may be important to your use of the Website and is regarding our ongoing relationship, it is not possible to “opt out” of receiving these emails. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please refer to the article 10 below headed “Rights of data subjects”

(2) Non-personally identifiable information: We use Google Analytics (Privacy Policy) to help us understand the use of our Website. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their privacy policy. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you.

Financial information connected to payments may be collected or stored by a third-party payment processor and is subject to their terms and policies.

Any other purpose shall be communicated to users before processing personal data.

4. Transfer to third parties

The Foundation will not share users' personal data with third parties unless (i) it is consistent with the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, (ii) the user consents to the transfer, or (iii) it is required to meet the legal obligations of the Foundation.

User's data will be treated with utmost confidentiality and in compliance with the applicable security measures.

5. Children’s Privacy

The Foundation recognises the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Website is not intended for children under the age of 18. The Foundation does not target its services or this Website to children under 18 and the Foundation does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

6. Security measures

The Foundation adopts the technical and organisational measures which are necessary to maintain the level of security required for personal data being processed. The Foundation has also the necessary mechanisms in place to prevent, to the extent possible, any unauthorized accesses, thefts, illicit modifications and losses of data.

7. Confidentiality

In compliance with current regulations, the Foundation undertakes to fulfil its obligation of secrecy regarding the personal data that users provide while browsing through the Website and its duty to keep and store said data confidential.

8. Third party data

In the event that users provide the Foundation with personal data of a third party, they guarantee having obtained said third party's prior consent and having informed them beforehand of the conditions and purposes for which the Foundation may use their personal data. Users must prove that consent have been obtained.

9. Data quality

Data provided by users must be accurate and truthful. In any case, users have the obligation to notify the Foundation of any changes to their data in order to keep said data up to date at all times.

10. Rights of data subjects

At any time, users may exercise the rights of access, rectification, deletion, restriction, data portability and opposition to the data processing under the terms set out in the current legislation, by sending a written communication to , together with a copy of their identity document and specifying the right exercised.

In any case, the Foundation will only retain users' data during the time period necessary to fulfil the intended purposes. Unless applicable law regulates otherwise, personal data will be blocked when they are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected.

11. Update of the Privacy Policy

If it does not contravene the applicable legislation on data protection, the Foundation may modify and update the Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice to users. Users must always check the content of the Privacy Policy in order to remain informed at all times of the information collected through the Website, how this information is used and the circumstances in which it may be disclosed to third parties.

Updated and published on 24th May 2018.
Legal address amended 01 February 2022.


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