Data protection

Responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is:

ICF Zurich
Zürichstrasse 131
CH-8600 Dübendorf

For a written contact via e-mail, please use our contact form.

The data protection principles defined in this privacy statement apply to the handling of data by the legal persons ICF Movement (association), ICF Zurich (association), ICF Services (GmbH), ICF Media (GmbH), ICF Activities (association), ICF Foundation ( charitable foundation) (hereinafter referred to collectively as ICF, ICF Movement or ICF Church) as well as other future companies or companies under the ICF (International Christian Fellowship) holding an association of ICF Movement, ICF Zurich, ICF Activities, ICF Services GmbH, the ICF Media GmbH or the ICF Foundation (foundation).


Your victims rights

You can always exercise the following rights under the contact details of our data protection officer:

    • Information about your stored data and their processing,
    • Correction of incorrect personal data,
    • Deletion of your stored data,
    • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
    • Objection to the processing of your data by us and
    • Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with address can be found at: .

The protection of your data is important to us.

It goes without saying that we handle your data responsibly and take into account the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection regulations (DSGVO). Personal data is collected on this website only to the extent technically necessary. In no case will the data collected be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties.

Below we give you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for which purpose.


Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

    • You have given your express consent to
    • the processing is required to execute a contract with you,
    • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,
    • (see next section Disclosure of data within the ICF Movement),

processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Third party service providers may process information, execute and deliver orders, handle donations and credit card payments, and assist on our behalf. To the extent that such information is disclosed, agreements restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure that it is stored securely and in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

Disclosure of data within the ICF Movement

The ICF Movement consists of a network of local, independent churches  listed under under the registered name ICF (International Christian Fellowship) and with the registered ICF logo.

To maintain customer relations and provide services through local ICF churches, we may need to store, process and share your personal information with other companies and ICF Churches within the ICF Movement or companies in which a company of the ICF Movement is involved to better meet your needs or improve our products or services.

By posting your data on this website, you agree to the selective transfer of data to other ICF churches. The data will not generally be shared with all ICF churches, but only if we think that sharing your data may be of benefit to you. We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor pass it on.

Data protection at events / events

Personal data / purpose

At ICF events, you may be filmed or photographed. By visiting an ICF Church event, you expressly agree that you may be photographed or taken and that such photographs / photographs may be used to broadcast on TV, the Internet or other media.


Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions blocked or deleted.


Collecting general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

    • Ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website,
    • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
    • Evaluation of system security and stability as well
    • for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Comment function / Pinboard

If users leave comments on our website or create entries on the pinboard, they will save the date of their creation and the username previously chosen by the website visitor. This is for our security, as we may be prosecuted for any illegal content on our website, even if created by users.


On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of your E-Mail address is sufficient. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by email about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “Double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose we record the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation mail and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data is not collected. The data will be used exclusively for the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

The consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter has a link to it. In addition, you can unsubscribe from this website at any time or inform us of your request via the contact option indicated at the end of this Privacy Notice.

One of our main suppliers is The Rocket Science Group in the US d / b / a MailChimp, which provides e-mail communications services and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework approved by the European Commission.

Pardot Marketing Automation System

We use the Pardot Marketing Automation System (“Pardot MAS”) of Pardot LLC, 950 E. Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA (“Pardot”) on our websites. Pardot is a special software for recording and evaluating the use of a website by website visitors. Insofar as Pardot LLC processes personal data, the processing is carried out exclusively on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. We have ensured Pardot LLC’s compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive via an individual agreement with Pardot LLC.

When you visit our website, Pardot MAS records your click path and uses it to create an individual usage profile using a pseudonym. Cookies are used for this purpose, which enable your browser to be recognised. By agreeing to the use of cookies when using our website for the first time by confirming the so-called cookie acceptance banner or by continuing to use our website, you also agree to the use of cookies by Pardot.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To do so, please contact us using the contact details provided at the end of this privacy policy. Furthermore, you can deactivate the creation of pseudonymised usage profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that cookies from the domain “” are not accepted. However, this may lead to certain restrictions in the functions and user-friendliness of our offer.

Contact form

If you have questions of any kind contact us by e-mail or contact form, give us your consent for the purpose of establishing contact. This requires the specification of a valid e-mail address. This serves for the assignment of the request and the subsequent answering of the same. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completing the request you will automatically delete personal data.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, ie text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The purposes of the data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services will be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics .

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link . An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Plugins & Tools

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products , click here .


On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to Youtube’s servers. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at “Youtube”, see the privacy policy of the provider at:


Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. Provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, NY, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit any of our sites equipped with a Vimeo plugin, you will be connected to Vimeo’s servers. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the United States.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to deal with user data, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy at


To integrate different databases and tools, we use Zapier, a service of Zapier Inc., 548 Market St # 62411, San Francisco, California 94104, USA. In this case, customer data can be transmitted with the exception of the payment data. For more information about Zapier’s privacy, visit .

payment provider


On our website we offer the payment via PayPal. Provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).

If you choose to pay via PayPal, the payment details you enter will be sent to PayPal.

The transmission of your data to PayPal is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfill a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. Revocation does not affect the effectiveness of historical data processing operations.


When paying by credit card, Stripe will process payment from Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, Block 4, Harcourt Center, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information on Stripe privacy, visit .


ICF takes technical and organizational security measures to protect as much as possible all personally identifiable information against unintentional or unlawful deletion, alteration or loss, unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized access in cooperation with our hosting providers. However, ICF assumes no liability for damages that may arise in this context (eg loss of data).

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses, for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator, an SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from “http: //” to “https: //” and the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

Disclaimer Websites

In no event will ICF be liable for any direct or indirect damages or consequential damages resulting from the use of software, information and material on ICF’s websites.

ICF makes no warranty that information, software, documents or other information accessible through the ICF Web Sites are free from viruses or other harmful components.

ICF is not liable for the topicality, correctness, completeness and quality of the information provided.

Links to other websites

Our Websites contain links to other Websites. ICF is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these other websites. In particular, ICF has not reviewed and does not accept liability for any linked sites (that is, those not on their servers or in their sphere of influence) for their content, products, services, software or other offerings, or for viruses caught on these linked sites.

All documents or files provided for download on our website are provided at your own risk.

Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our privacy policy, such as the introduction of new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the data protection officer

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to be your answer at any time regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this privacy statement could not answer or if you would like more in-depth information, contact us via email: