Privacy Policy

Umuntu GmbH takes the protection of personal data very seriously. For this reason, we would like to inform the users of our website about which data is stored and how this data is used. This Privacy Policy only applies to Umuntu GmbH in Switzerland. There may be a different privacy policy on servers/websites to which external links lead.

The data protection regulations oblige us to handle the data of the users of our website in a proper and earmarked manner. We may not use your data for purposes other than those stated or permitted by law. In detail we would like to inform you in the following which data we collect and how the data are processed or used.

Collection, storage & use of data

In order to subscribe to our newsletter, to answer your questions, to participate in petitions, campaigns or competitions or for the forms on the pages of our donation platform “Donate”/”Become a member” and our online shop we need some information from you. Your details will only be used for the purposes mentioned above.

We collect and process your data to process the donation or membership you have commissioned, to maintain the ongoing donor relationship and to send you information about our current projects. Participating credit institutes receive your data only as far as it is necessary for the processing of payments. In the technical implementation of data processing, we partly use external service providers.


Each time a user accesses a page from the Umuntu GmbH website and each time a file is retrieved, data about this process is stored in a log file. Depending on the access protocol used, the protocol data record contains information with the following contents:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Name of the requested file,
  • Date and time of the request,
  • Access methods/functions required by the requesting computer-
  • Access status of the web server (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
  • URL, from which the file was requested/the desired function was initiated
  • operating system and browser type or browser settings.

There is no possibility for us to link IP address and possibly existing personal data. The stored data is used exclusively for the purposes of identification and tracking of unauthorised access attempts/accesses to the web server and for statistical evaluations such as visitor numbers and page popularity. The evaluation is only carried out by authorized employees of ours.

Use of Cookies

Within the scope of your visit to our website, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text modules that are stored on your computer. In order to offer you an optimal service, we use both “permanent cookies” and “session cookies”. The data stored in permanent cookies serve to enable you to use our Internet pages as comfortably as possible even after your current visit and are used by us only for this purpose.

If you do not wish to allow permanent cookies, you can do this by deactivating permanent cookies in your browser (for details on the procedure, please refer to the help function in the menu bar of your browser). The data stored in session cookies apply only to your current visit to our Internet pages and serve to enable you to use our services without restriction and to make our Internet page as convenient as possible for your current visit to our site.

If you do not wish to allow session cookies, you can do this by deactivating session cookies in your browser (for details on the procedure, please refer to the help function in the menu bar of your browser). If session cookies are deactivated, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use all our services without restriction.

Secure data transmission

Personal data that you make available to us via the forms on the Movement page for contact enquiries is transmitted to us in encrypted form via a secure connection. The security procedure used (SSL-Secure) corresponds to the usual state of the art.

All employees of Umuntu GmbH who handle your data are obliged to observe data protection. Access to the system is via an authorisation procedure. SSL encryption (recognisable from https:// in the address bar of the browser) is a protocol used to encrypt data transmitted from the web server to the browser. This transmission offers a particularly high level of security. During transmission, your personal data is encrypted between your computer and our SSL server using the SSL protocol.

Liability for links

Umuntu GmbH hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was identifiable on the linked pages. Umuntu GmbH has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, Umuntu GmbH hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages that have been changed since the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within its own Internet offer. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of such information, the provider of the page to which reference is made shall be solely liable, and not the party who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) for the demand-oriented design of web offers. WWF Switzerland exclusively receives evaluations of data without personal reference.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze 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. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, so that the IP address of Google users within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website by users, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators 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. Google will not associate your IP address 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. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. 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 also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link Further information on the terms of use and data protection for Google Analytics can be found at and at

If it is not possible to use the plugin on smartphones, for example, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website:
Deactivate Google Analytics

Google Adwords Conversial Tracking

This website uses the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and, within this framework, conversion tracking. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not personally identifiable. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites.

The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users. Users who do not wish to participate in tracking can easily disable the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from their Internet browser under User Preferences. These users are not included in the conversion tracking statistics. Learn more about Google’s privacy policy: