Privacy Policy

The Foundation for the Restoration of the Orthodox Church of St. Barbara in Vevey (hereinafter “The Foundation”) is responsible for data processing and informs you here below about the processing of your personal data in the context of your interactions with The Foundation, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.

About us

The Foundation for the Restoration of the Orthodox Church of St.-Barbara in Vevey was created in 2021. Its mission is to preserve the Orthodox Church of St.-Barbara in Vevey and ensure its sustainability. To that purpose, it collects donations aimed at restoring the interior part of the monument.

Purpose of privacy policy

We take your privacy seriously and strive to implement the necessary measures to protect your data.

This privacy policy describes our practices regarding the processing and storage of personal data. All data likely to identify a person, such as the first name, last name, age, email or postal address are considered as personal data.

This policy further details your options and rights regarding the use of your personal data.

When is your data collected?

We collect information when you visit this website or interact with The Foundation. For example, we collect personal data when you:

  • donate, regularly or occasionally.
  • contact us via the contact form, e-mail, instant message or any other form of communication.
  • browse our website.

We also collect information indirectly through third parties (e.g., fundraising organisations, internet service providers, sponsors of our Foundation).

What data is collected and for what purpose?

The Foundation only collects the data strictly necessary for its legal purposes, and this with your consent:

1- To collect donations and manage financial transactions

When you choose to donate, we collect the following data:

  • first name, last name, address, e-mail address,
  • birth date,
  • your bank details (excluding credit card numbers),
  • donation amount and frequency.

From a legal point of view, the rational for this processing is to get your consent, on the one hand, and to comply with the legal obligation to issue tax receipts, on the other hand. The data collected is used to manage your donations, to issue tax receipts, for your information, and for other reasons related to the organization and receipt of donations by The Foundation.

2- To respond to you when you contact us

Whenever you contact us, for example via the contact form on this site, we collect your first and last name, and your e-mail address, in order to be able to respond to you.

3- To analyse the use of the website and identify potential browsing issues

When you browse the Foundation’s website, information may be recorded or read on your computer, mobile or tablet, if you give us your consent.

  1. We use Google Analytics to collect information about your use of the site and identify potential navigation problems. The information collected relates to:
  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on those pages.
  • the way you arrived on this website (referring site, social networks, search engine, etc.)
  • the links clicked on the site during the visit.
  • Why do we collect cookies?
  • We collect cookies to get statistical information on navigation on our website. This allows us to improve the way our website works.

    Who are the recipients of your data?

    The data collected by the Foundation cannot be transferred, rented out, or sold to third parties. It is intended for the use of the volunteers of the Foundation in the framework of their missions. It may be processed by partners or subcontractors in the framework of agreements or contracts signed with The Foundation.

    The Foundation ensures that its partners or subcontractors in charge of processing personal data on its behalf provide sufficient guarantees in implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures so that the data processing meets the requirements of the regulation, especially to ensure that confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal data are respected.

    What is the retention period of your data?

    The Foundation only processes personal data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes. These data are retained for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes of the Foundation. The retention period is determined in accordance with our legal obligations. You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time.

    Where are stored your data?

    Your personal data are stored in the databases, electronic and paper files of The Foundation or in those of the service providers with whom The Foundation has a dedicated contractual relationship.

    How is the security of your data ensured?

    We strive to put in place appropriate technical and proportional organizational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, modification, disclosure, or unauthorized access to your personal information.

    What are your rights regarding your data?

    In accordance with European regulations, you can access the data that relate that relate to you, as well as rectify them, request their deletion, or exercise your right to limit the processing of your data. You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time.

    Under certain conditions, you have the following rights regarding the processing of your data:

    • The right to access your data, as well as to correct them when they prove to be erroneous.
    • The right to delete your data when we no longer have a legal basis for their processing or if we have a legal obligation to delete them.
    • The right to limit the processing of your data (i) if you contest the accuracy of your data, and for the time necessary for us to verify the accuracy of the data, (ii) if the processing is an unlawful and you oppose the deletion of your data, (iii) when we would like to delete your data, but you need them to record, exercise or defend your rights before the courts, or (iv) when you have opposed the processing of your data in the process of verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.
    • The right to object to your data processing data based on our legitimate interests. In this case, we will no longer process your data, unless we have legitimate and compelling reasons that prevail over your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless we need it for the recognition, exercise, or defence of our rights before the courts.
    • The right to lodge a complaint with any other supervisory authority in the European Union.

    You can exercise these rights by contacting us as indicated here below.

    Who to contact in case of questions?

    If you have any questions about the processing of your data and your rights, you may contact us by email at .

    Privacy Policy changes

    We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that you are fully informed about all data processing activities and the way we comply with applicable data protection laws. You will be informed of all important changes made to this Privacy Policy by appropriate means.