Privacy policy

1. Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We collect and use your personal data exclusively in accordance with Swiss data protection regulations, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA). We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions and this data protection declaration.

Use of this website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is, as far as possible, always on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.

2. Cookies

Some web pages use cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can set your browser to notify you of cookie settings, to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, and to enable automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. When cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.

3. Server log files / access data

Server log files / access dataWhen you access our website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data for technical reasons, which are in turn automatically stored in so-called server log files. These are:

– Web site(s) visited /Name(s) of file accessed
– browser type and version
– operating system used
– Amount of data sent in bytes
– Referrer URL (website from which you visit us)
– host name of the accessing computer
– date and time of server request
– error messages
– IP address
These data cannot be assigned to specific individuals and are not merged with other data sources. Non-personal (anonymous) data is collected and used for internal and statistical purposes, as well as to ensure system security.

4. Contact form and e-mails

If you contact the website operator using the contact options provided, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your request. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
The processing of data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time. All you have to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of data processing carried out up to the revocation is not affected by the revocation.
The data you have entered in the contact form will remain in our possession until you ask us to delete it, your consent to storage is revoked or the purpose of data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Newsletter

With the following information, we would like to inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the procedure for registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation, and about your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and procedures described.

Newsletter content: We only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletters”) with the consent of the recipients or with legal authorization. If the content of a newsletter is expressly described as part of a registration, this is decisive for the user’s consent. In addition, our newsletters contain information about our services and about us.

Double opt-in and log-in: Subscribing to our newsletter is a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registering, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to prevent anyone else from logging in with other e-mail addresses. Newsletter subscriptions are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes storing connection and confirmation times, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are also logged.
Credential letters: To subscribe to our newsletter, we need your e-mail address and extended personal data, so that we can contact you personally when the newsletter is subsequently sent.

The sending of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement is based on the consent of the recipients and on legal authorization.

The registration procedure is registered on the basis of our legitimate interests. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as the expectations of users, and also enables us to provide proof of consent.

Cancellation/revocation – You can cancel receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link to unsubscribe at the end of each newsletter. We may retain unsubscribed e-mail addresses for three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before deleting them for the purpose of sending the newsletter in order to be able to prove previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed.

6. Collection and processing of content-related data

By filling in contact forms, registering for newsletters or events, you provide us with information about yourself, such as your name, address, e-mail address (“content data”). By submitting your data, you agree to your personal data being stored and processed for the purpose indicated in the survey.

7. Processing comments and contributions

If you leave a contribution or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This serves the website operator’s security: if your text violates the law, they want to be able to trace your identity.

8. Using Google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) for the visual representation of geographical information (site maps). Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphi-theatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this Google Maps service, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data automatically collected through the use of Google Maps, as well as data entered by you, by Google or one of its third-party representatives or suppliers.

When you use Google Maps, information about your use of our website, including your IP address, is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The transfer of data to the USA entails data protection risks. It is possible to deactivate the Google Maps service and prevent the transfer of data to Google if you disable JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case, you will not be able to use the map display. For further information on the collection, processing and use of your data by Google and your rights in this respect, please refer to Google’s data protection declaration at, as well as the additional terms of use for Google Maps and Google Earth at

9. Using Google Analytics

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

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


We have enabled IP anonymization on this website. Your IP address will be deleted by Google in the Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

9.2 Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie about 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 under the following link:

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your data when you visit this website. Instructions on how to disable Google Analytics can be found here:

You can find out more about how Google Inc. uses your data here:

10. Right to information, deletion, blocking

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA), you have the right to obtain information about your stored data free of charge (art. 8 DPA) and a right of rectification (art. 5 para. 2 DPA). In addition, you may request that your data be deleted if it is no longer required for contractual processing and if your request does not conflict with a legal data retention obligation (e.g. data retention).

If you have any questions regarding the collection and processing of your personal data, or if you would like to request information or corrections, please use the contact details provided in the imprint. For security reasons, requests for information will only be accepted in writing on presentation of an official copy of an identity document.

11. Conflicting advertising mail

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint’s obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam.


Geneva Health Forum

About the Geneva Health Forum

Established in 2006 by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is a Swiss not-for-profit initiative that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss and address global health challenges.

The GHF plays a pivotal role in the global health landscape, as a neutral and inclusive platform, fostering dialogue and collaboration among key players in the field, including policymakers, representatives from academia, civil society, and the private sector.

Its core mission is to facilitate constructive dialogue among these global health actors, which, in turn, contributes to the improvement of health policies and access to care worldwide. The Geneva Health Forum proudly collaborates with some of the most prominent international organizations based in Geneva.