Zermatt Summit

Privacy policy

We, The Zermatt Summit Foundation (located at Avenue Gratta-Paille 2, 1018 Lausanne; Phone: +41 (0) 21 644 20 54; E-Mail: admin@zermattsummit.org; Internet: www.zermattsummit.org), take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules of data protection laws. We record accesses to our website for purposes of security analyses and defense against attacks. In doing so, we generally do not collect and use any personal data except for the IP address in an abbreviated form. An evaluation of IP addresses is made in the event of an attack only. Log data are deleted regularly in a timely manner.

In addition, we collect personal data (e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) in connection with the operation of our websites only if you voluntarily choose to provide us with such data (e.g. by subscribing to the newsletter, using the contact form etc.), and if we are entitled to process or use them on the basis of an approval given by you or a legal provision. In principle, we only use these data for the purpose for which you make them available to us, for example in order to reply to your inquiries or send you a newsletter. In no event will the data collected be sold. Your data will only be disclosed to third parties if such a requirement hereto exists and there is a legal basis or a consent is given on your part.
The following declaration will provide you with an overview on how we guarantee this protection and what kind of data are collected for what purpose.

Data Collection: Analyses

For analytical purposes, The Zermatt Summit Foundation collects and stores the following data:

  • Abbreviated IP address
  • Browser type/version
  • Applied operating system
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Time of server inquiry
  • Place and country of access
  • Length of stay on the website
  • Accessed websites

These data for The Zermatt Summit Foundation will not be assigned to certain persons. A combination of these data with other sources of data is not carried out. Furthermore, the data will be deleted after a statistical analysis.

Data Collection: Contact Form

In the contact form, The Zermatt Summit Foundation collects the following data:

  • Firm
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Address
  • Postcode and place
  • Email address

In principle, The Zermatt Summit Foundation will only use these data for the purpose for which you make them available to us. The data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Data Collection: Newsletter

In the contact form, The Zermatt Summit Foundation collects the following data: format of the newsletter (text or HTML)

  • Registration date
  • Confirmation date
  • Email address

In principle, The Zermatt Summit Foundation will only use these data for the purpose for which you make them available to us. The data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie via your use of this website is, in general, transmitted to a server of Google in the US and stored there.

However, if the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be first abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmissed to a server of Google in the US and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide further services in connection with the website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmissed via Google Analytics by your browser will not be combined with other data of Google.

By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described for the aforementioned purposes.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case, you will be possibly unable to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data that are generated by the cookie and are related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie preventing the collection of your data during future visits to this website will be set:

Deactivate Google Analytics


The internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. They are stored upon your approval only. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are put down on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses. You may adjust your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies either for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may result in a restricted functionality of the website.


In order to optimize the representation of this website, particularly to enhance the loading speed of the respective page content, we use the technology partner CloudFlare Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA (hereinafter referred to as „CloudFlare“).
Technically, the information transfer between your browser and our websites is directed via the network CloudFlare. CloudFlare is thus able to analyze the data traffic between the user and our websites, for example in order to discover and prevent any attacks on our services. Please find more detailed information on data collection and processing in the privacy policy of CloudFlare under the following address:


If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we will require a valid email address as well as some information allowing us to check if you are the owner of the specified email address or if its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. Your consent to the storage of your data, your email address as well as their use for the dispatch of the newsletter can be revoked at any time.

Contact Form

If The Zermatt Summit Foundation enables you to enter data in a contact form, the use of the form and the disclosure of personal data by you will be voluntarily. By activating the checkbox “I agree to the collection, processing and use of my personal data”, you accept that the data will be transmissed to us and agree to the further processing and use of your data by The Zermatt Summit Foundation . If you require information concerning any purpose of data collection, please refer to the respective form, such as contacting.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data provided by you on this form will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the case of any supplementary questions. We will not disclose these data without your prior consent.

Data Security

We maintain current technical measures in order to guarantee data protection, particularly to ensure that your personal data are protected against any risks related to data transmissions and to prevent third parties from obtaining knowledge of this data. These are accordingly adjusted to the state of the art.

Information, Deletion, Blocking

In accordance with the legal provisions, you always have the right to be provided with information free of charge relating to your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing. You also have a right to correct, block or delete these data. Should you have any question concerning this matter or any other topic related to personal data, you may refer at any time to the data protection officer of The Zermatt Summit Foundation (admin@zermattsummit.org).

Further Information

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we are available at any time to discuss or answer questions regarding the processing of your personal data. Should you have any further questions which are not answered by this Privacy Policy or if you wish more specific information on certain issues, please do not hesitate to contact the data protection officer of The Zermatt Summit Foundation (admin@zermattsummit.org).