Conditions for Use of the Website

The website (the “Website”) is published by the World Student Christian Federation, Ecumenical Centre, with offices at 5 Route des Morillons, CH 1211, Geneva 2, Switzerland (the “WSCF”, or “we”). Please read carefully the following conditions for use before using our Website.

We may revise these conditions for use from time to time (such conditions for use, as they may be revised from time to time, are hereafter referred to as the “Conditions”), with the revised Conditions taking effect for all users as of the date stated on the posting. Consequently, we invite you to consult the Conditions regularly.

The Conditions apply to all users of our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you confirm your acceptance of the Conditions and your agreement to be bound by them.

Intellectual property rights

Our Website has been created by the WSCF and the whole of its contents, including texts, still or moving images, databases, programmes, etc., may be protected by intellectual property rights, including copyright. Unless otherwise indicated, all intellectual property rights relating to our Website are the WSCF’s exclusive property or that of its regional bodies and national/local member movements.

You are free to share, copy and redistribute all or part of our Website for non-commercial use only, provided that (a) no changes are made, (b) the source is acknowledged, and (c) you do not suggest that the WSCF endorses you or your use.

Supply of information

Unless otherwise indicated, the information contained on our Website is intended for general information purposes only. We make no undertaking as to whether the information on our Website is adapted or available for use on any territory other than that of Switzerland. Users who decide to access our Website from other geographical areas do so at their own risk and are entirely responsible for observance of the local laws and norms in force in this regard.


Although we have made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on our Website is accurate, we do not guarantee the accuracy, correctness, precision, thoroughness or completeness of said information.

Under no circumstances whatsoever shall the WSCF be liable for any damage arising out of or in connection with the use of our Website or of the information, pictures and videos provided or displayed on our Website, whether direct or indirect and whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise.

Downloading, or loading by any other means, of the contents of our Website is performed entirely at your own discretion and at your own risk, and you will be entirely responsible for any possible damage to your computer system or the possible loss of data resulting from the downloading of the aforesaid contents.

The terminology used and presentation of information on our Website does not entail any formal recognition on the part of the WSCF regarding the legal status of the countries, territories, cities, towns or zones, nor of their authorities, nor of the position of their frontiers.

Unless otherwise indicated, the information and statements on our Website should not be taken as necessarily representing the official position of the WSCF.

Links and linking

Our Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. We do not control these sites and cannot be held responsible for their content or policies. Hence, you access and use such websites at your own risk.

Personal data protection

Within the framework of the collection and processing of personal data, the WSCF is bound by Swiss legislation on data protection. For further information, please consult our Privacy Policy.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

The Conditions as well as the use of our Website shall be exclusively governed by Swiss law without regard to its conflicts of laws rules. The competent courts of Geneva, Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Conditions or the use of our Website.

Privacy Policy

You may use our Website without providing any personal data. However, in order to access certain reserved areas and contents, we may ask you to provide certain personal data relating to you.

What data do we collect?

Personal information

We collect, where appropriate, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, bank details, etc. We collect this information only in connection with specific activities, such as campaigns, feedback, surveys, email newsletter subscriptions, etc. You do not have to disclose any of this information if you do not wish to.

Non-personal information

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. Google LLC uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web page server. The information generated by the cookies (including your IP address) help us in evaluating your use of our Website and determining how many individuals use our Website, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular and which pages are least popular, for instance.

You may set your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent or to refuse cookies altogether, but certain features of our Website may not work without cookies.

Where will the data be held?

Data submitted through the forms on our Website is held on our servers in Amsterdam, Netherlands managed by GreenGeeks LLC, a third-party company hosting our Website. GreenGeeks, based in the California, USA with multiple data centers in Europe, Canada and the USA implements enhanced reliability and multi-level security, including against data phishing, malware threats and intrusions. Additionally, it adheres to an "environmentally responsible platform" which goes in line with WSCF's Eco-Justice Programme.

The data collected through Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc.


We will not disclose the data you provide us to any third party unless you have specifically given us permission to do so, or unless we believe that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law or legal process.

Information from under 18s

If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children's usage of the internet and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

Subscriptions and memberships

You may at any time unsubscribe to any services, lists or groups you have registered through our Website, or you may contact us to request for a correction or deletion of information.

Donations and Payments

Payment gateways

The WSCF currently uses the PayPal secure payment processing system to handle our online donations and payments because we believe it gives our supporters the best security and convenience. The WSCF may additionally or alternatively use another payment gateway (such as WorldPay) as it may deem see fit in the future.

What does WSCF do with the information collected?

When making a donation by credit card, we need your contact information so that the card can be processed, and we ask for your email address so that we can send you confirmation that it was processed successfully. Providing any other personal information is optional. Your credit card information is held by PayPal, a secure payment processing company, solely for the purpose of processing the donation. This information is not held by the WSCF at any time.

After you have made the donation we may send you updates about our work. However, we do not and will not make telephone appeals for funds. And if at any time you do not wish to hear from us again, you can simply say so. We always provide our full contact details on correspondence so that you can easily get in touch.

Is my contribution eligible for tax relief?

On this website you are making a donation to the WSCF based in Switzerland. Contributions made here may be eligible for tax relief in your country.

Will I receive a receipt for the donation I make to WSCF through this website?

Yes. Once PayPal has accepted your credit card, a receipt is sent to you by email (so please be sure to enter your email address accurately).

Please contact us if you have any questions about our terms, privacy policy, or about making a donation to WSCF.


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