Legal notice

The following is intended as general information about how Geneva Water Hub processes personal data for which it is responsible.


1. Processing of personal data


   1.1 Introduction

   Geneva Water Hub (“GWH”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is responsible for the processing of the personal data of visitors to our website and persons who contact us or use our services. This document explains how we process personal data.


   1.2 What are personal data?

   ‘Personal data’ means any information which can be used, directly or indirectly, to identify an individual. Examples of personal data include, but are not limited to, name, age, gender, contact information, address, IP address, and payment information.

   Our processing of personal data is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and applicable Swiss data protection laws, such as the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FADP). More information about these laws can be found on the website of the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC):


   1.3 Who is the controller?

   Geneva Water Hub, located in Geneva, Switzerland, is the controller. The controller decides on the means and purposes of the processing of personal data.


   Visiting address:

   Geneva Water Hub 

   World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

   2nd floor, office 2 J 867

   7bis Avenue de la Paix

   1211 Geneva



2. How are personal data processed?

   This section describes how we process your personal data and the purposes of processing. We process your personal data in the following situations:


   2.1 Communication with us

   We process personal data that you provide when you contact us, including, but not limited to, name and contact information, related to the matter for which you contacted us.

   Purposes of processing personal data: We process your personal data to respond to your inquiries, to provide you with requested information or materials, and to improve our offerings and the information we provide on our website.

   Legal basis for processing: We process your personal data based on legitimate interest or contract performance considerations.

   [Sections 2.2 to 2.8 would detail other specific instances like event registration, newsletter sign-up, participation in publications, etc., adapted specifically for the activities and governance of the Geneva Water Hub.]


3. How long do we retain your personal data?

   We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they are processed, or as long as required by law.


4. Who do we share personal data with?

   We will not sell your personal data to third parties. We may transfer personal data to our IT service providers and may be required by law to transfer your personal data to competent public authorities.


5. How do we protect your personal data?

   We are committed to the safeguarding of personal data. We employ measures to protect the integrity and security of personal data in accordance with GDPR requirements.


6. Cookies

   For information on the use of cookies, please visit our cookie policy page at: [URL to Geneva Water Hub's cookie policy]


7. External links

   Our website may contain links to external sites not controlled by GWH. We are not responsible for the data processing on these external websites.


8. Your rights

   You have rights under data protection law concerning the processing of your personal data, including access to and rectification or erasure of your data, among others.

   For requests or queries about personal data processing, please contact us at


9. Changes to this information

   We may update this information periodically. We will inform you of significant changes, especially where they affect the processing of your personal data based on your consent.


10. Contact us

   For any inquiries related to personal data, privacy, or related matters, please contact us at:



   World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

   2nd floor, office 2 J 867

   7bis Avenue de la Paix

   1211 Geneva