Privacy policy

What’s in these terms?

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis for processing any personal data we collect from you or provide to us. Please, read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your data and how we will treat it.

About SQN and how to contact us

Sine Qua Non Association operates We are a Swiss association and have our office at Rue Jean Gutenberg, 5, 1201 Geneva.

Sine Qua Non Association is the data controller responsible for your data.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights or if you would like to make a complaint, please get in touch with us at

What data do we collect about you?

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, which we have grouped as follows:

  • Identity and Contact data including first name, maiden name, last name, marital status, title, employer’s name, function, date of birth, gender, photograph, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Profile data, including your username and password that you may create while using some of our websites mentioned above, your interests, communication preferences.
  • Technical data, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or mobile device to the Internet, online identifiers, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform; information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, though, and from our websites (including date and time). We may also collect page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call us.
  • Job application data includes the content you upload onto our websites (CV, cover letter, diplomas, and other HR documents) which will be considered confidential and proprietary. The content you upload onto our websites (CV, cover letter, certificates, and other HR documents) will be regarded as confidential and proprietary

How is your data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions: You may give us your Identity, Contact, Financial, Profile, and Job application data by filling in forms on our websites or mobile applications or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, social media, in person or otherwise.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our websites, We will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data using cookies, web beacons, and other tracking mechanisms to distinguish you from other website users. For further information on the cookies, please, see our Cookie Policy.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties (including suppliers of technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, and search engine providers) and public sources. We will only solicit and use information that We receive about you from third parties for the below reasons.

Why we use your personal data

We use information held about you to:

  • communicate with you;
  • carry out any obligations from any contracts entered into between you and us and provide you with information and services that you request from us;
  • process any donation you make;
  • process any job application you make;
  • administer our website and for internal analytical and technical purposes, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical, and survey purposes;
  • provide access to such services and interactive features;
  • improve our websites to ensure that content is presented most effectively for you and for your computer and use efforts to keep our websites safe and secure;
  • for activities necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party);
  • comply with a legal obligation.

How we share your personal data

  • Suppliers and service providers to the extent necessary to maintain and support our websites or for the performance of any contract We enter into with you or them;
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site;
  • providers of customer relationship management and e-mail distribution.

They are all subject to a duty of confidentiality under contract or accordingly to their privacy policies.

We will only otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation, or to enforce or apply our Terms of Use; or to protect the property, rights or safety of Sine Qua Non, our licensors, or others.

Safeguarding measures

All information you provide to us is stored on our third-party secure servers. Any payment transactions are processed by third parties who process payments using accepted security standards. We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site; you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We are committed to ensuring a high level of data protection. We have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised access and to provide a sufficiently high level of security about the inherent risk involved in data processing, to meet regulatory demands and protect your rights and your data from the moment your data is collected.

Links to other websites

From time to time, our websites may contain links to and from the websites of our partners and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your rights

The personal data we hold about you must be accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. You have the right to ask for access to, amendment, or deletion your personal information. You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for communications. You can enforce your rights at any time by contacting us at

Suppose you feel that we have not appropriately handled the matter. In that case, you also have the right to refer the topic to the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of Switzerland. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the FDPIC, so please get in touch with us in the first instance.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

You accept these terms by sharing your data with us, including through our website.