This Privacy Notice is designed to inform you about the personal data relating to you and which is collected via this website (referred to hereinafter as the “Website”) by the DVB Project (acting as data controller and hereinafter referred to as “we”, “our” and “us”) with registered office at L’Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex (Geneva) Switzerland, why we collect and process your personal data, on which legal basis, and how we treat the personal data which you provide us and the personal data we obtain from your visit to the Website. By using the Website you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Notice.


We are only processing your personal data because you have given us specific consent or because such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party. When the legal basis of the processing is consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of any processing carried out before the withdrawal of consent.


We collect personal data relating to you (referred to hereinafter as “Personal Data”) through cookies. Information about how we use them and what types of information are collected via cookies is described in detail below.


Your Personal Data will be used exclusively and only to the extent necessary, to allow us to:

  • on the basis of your specific consent to the related cookies, perform statistics on the use of the DVB websites;

  • send you one or more of our newsletters or tailored communications, provided you have given us explicit prior consent to do so.


We will not use your Personal Data for any new purposes which are as yet unforeseen in this Privacy Notice, except to comply with a legal obligation. In any event, prior to using Personal Data for other purposes, our Privacy Notice will be updated and we will inform you of the change. For consent-based activities, we will not process your Personal Data for new purposes without first obtaining your consent.




We will not use your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes without your explicit prior consent, except where authorised under applicable law.

If at any time you decide to no longer receive commercial or promotional information from us, you may, free of charge and without providing any justification, opt out of any direct marketing campaigns and oppose future processing of your Personal Data for such purposes by sending us an email at and mentioning “opt-out” in the subject line of your email. Alternatively, you may use the opt-out procedure provided in any promotional message you receive from us.

Please note that opting out from receiving promotional messages from us will not prevent you from receiving information that relates to any contract you may have entered into with us.


We will not make use of automated decision-making processes, including profiling, except where authorised under applicable law. In such cases we will inform you of the rationale involved in the decision-making, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.


We will not make your Personal Data available to any third party and shall not publicly disclose the Personal Data unless such transfers are based on your specific consent, necessary for the performance of a contract entered into between you and us, or when such transfer of Personal Data is otherwise authorised or compulsory by law or by order of an administration or judicial authority.

We may transfer your Personal Data to the following recipients: partners involved in our events, providers of statistical insights about the use of our Website, mailing tools used for sending our newsletters and hosting providers.

Please note that whenever your Personal Data is transferred to processors or third parties located in countries outside the European Economic Area which are not considered by the European Commission to guarantee an adequate level of protection for personal data, we will ensure that appropriate measures are implemented according to the applicable national and European legislation relating to data protection.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

General information about the cookies used

When you visit our Website for the first time, the entry page will show information on privacy and wording regarding consent to the use of Google Analytics related cookies through a “cookie banner”. By continuing to actively use the Website and by not actively objecting to the use of cookies, you are agreeing to our use of cookies; your consent will be stored in your browser, so that the information does not have to be repeated on every page of the Website. Should the consent be missing in your browser (e.g. if you deleted your cookies), the “cookie banner” with privacy information will appear again the next time you visit the Website.






On certain sections of this Website, we provide links to third party websites which are not subject to this Privacy Notice. This may notably the case for third party registration tools used for registering to our events. These links are provided as a convenience to you; however please be aware that we have no control over these third parties or their websites and that they will have a different privacy notice applying to information collected from you when you are on their websites. We encourage you to read the privacy notices of all websites carefully before providing personally identifiable information.


We will retain your Personal Data only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes described above or as required by applicable data retention laws and statutory limitation periods for claim.








We have designated a data protection officer whose contact email address is You may contact our data protection officer with regard to all issues related to the processing of your Personal Data and to the exercise of your rights under the applicable national and European legislation relating to data protection.



This Privacy Notice is effective from 9 October 2018. We reserve the right, at our complete discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Notice at any time. We encourage you to check this page periodically to read the most recent version of this Privacy Notice as a continued use of this Website after the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you acknowledge these changes.