Privacy Policy

Energy Efficiency Movement Association 

Privacy Notice 

of May, 2024 

With this privacy notice, Energy Efficiency Movement Association (Affolternstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland (hereinafter referred to as we or EEM)) informs you how we collect, process and disclose personal data. This is not an exhaustive description; other privacy notices or general terms and conditions and similar documents may govern specific matters. Personal data is understood to be all information that relates to a specific or identifiable individual. 


The controller of the data processing described in this privacy notice is EEM, unless we have informed you otherwise in certain cases. You can contact us with any data protection-related concerns using the following contact details:  

Energy Efficiency Movement Association  

Affolternstrasse 44 
8050 Zurich  


We collect and use personal data that concerns you in connection with use of our Digital Channels [website, application, intranet]. We may collect the following categories of personal data and other information related to you (such as cookies). The categories of personal data that we process may include, in particular, the following information: 

  • Identification data and business contact information, you share with us such as first name, last name, job/position/title, business email address, business address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, private telephone number, gender, date of birth, login credentials; 
  • Additional information you provide to us in the course of your use of the platform, register for an account and providing the service requested such as interests in EEM, subscription preferences, personal preferences, webinars, profile information (cv), posts on Digital Channels, comments, opinions, images and videos, credit card and other payment information; 
  • Electronic identification data and information collected by the communications systems, IT applications and website browser such as information technology usage (system access, IT and internet usage), device identifier (mobile device ID, IP address, browser type, browser settings, time and URL accessed, cookies), registration and login credentials, login data and log files, analytics ID, searches, website registration and sound recordings (e.g. voice mail/phone recordings, virtual call recordings). 

We may process personal data, for the following purposes and, if necessary under applicable data protection law, on the basis of the following legal bases: 

  • For the performance of the contract: We may process personal data in connection with the execution and performance of contracts with our partners and/or affiliates entity. 
  • To fulfill legal obligations: We may process personal data in order to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, which may include the documentation of compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.  
  • To safeguard legitimate interests: We may process personal data if this is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties or to protect legitimate public interests, as follows: 
  • to provide our services and to improve the quality of our services or projects; 
  • to understand your interests and preferences in relation to EEM Digital Channels or better understand user’s behavior to further improve our offerings; 
  • to register an account, grant you access to and authenticate you on EEM’s Digital Channels; 
  • to monitor access to EEM’s Digital Channels or downloads; 
  • to subscribe and in the course of the subscription to follow comments, posts, articles, authors, webinars, news and updates about EEM’s services or projects; 
  • in the course of creation of and publishing media and press releases, to create brochures, news, media assets (such as images, videos), newsletters etc.; 
  • in order to create articles that will be published on EEM’s internal and external Digital Channels; 
  • to provide you the possibility to create your profile on EEM Digital Channels for example to create posts, make comments, follow posts and discussions and sign-up for newsletters etc.; 
  • to allow you making posts, comments, upload content, participate quizzes and publishing opinions on EEM’s Digital Channels; 
  • in the course of sharing job adds on EEM’s Digital Channels; 
  • to provide customer support and process, evaluate and respond to requests and inquiries; 
  • to collect your image and your personal data in the course of an event to show impressions of an event; 
  • to register and organize webinars; 
  • to analyze and profile for business intelligence;  
  • to ensure the continuity, security and efficiency of our business operations, including our IT, data, websites, apps and other applications. 
  • Based on your consent: If you have given us consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (for example, when you register to receive newsletters and participate in research), we process your personal data within the scope of and based on this consent, unless we have another legal basis and we require such a basis. Consent given can be revoked at any time, but this has no effect on data processing that has already taken place. 

A cookie is a small piece of data stored on a user’s device by the web browser when visiting a website. Cookies may be used for various purposes and the purposes we use them for are described in the table below. In some cases cookies are used to share visitor data with service providers we work with. 

Purpose Description Data processors Third party services data is shared with 
Technical Control electronic communication channels and traffic load, guard against information security threats and malicious use, authenticate logged in users, etc Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure Google reCAPTCHA    None 
Preferences Remember your settings and preferences across visits, personalize your experience based on the history of your visit, etc.  None  None 
Embedded content Third party social network sites that we embed content from use their own cookies for purposes such as analytics. These cookies and the way they are used are not controlled by us but rather by the respective social networks that we embed content from.   YouTube (see Privacy Policy) Facebook (see Data Policy) X (see Privacy Policy) LinkedIn (see Privacy and Cookie Policy) Instagram (see Data Policy and About Cookies) Youku (see Privacy Policy
Analytics Measure traffic and usage patterns of our website, test improvements, measure the efficiency of our advertising, etc. The data is collected in a way in which individuals cannot be identified.  Google Analytics Crazy Egg Hotjar Salesforce Marketo Microsoft Dynamics Prelytix Leadinfo Google (see Privacy Policy) Leadinfo (see Privacy Policy
Advertising and tracking Your browsing behavior is shared with third party advertising providers and social networking sites. They may build a profile of your online activity and use it for purposes such as serving targeted advertising or showing you more relevant content on their sites. Based on what you viewed on our website, related advertising can be displayed on other websites which are participating in the advertising networks of our advertising partners.   Google (see Privacy Policy) Facebook (see Data Policy) X (see Privacy Policy) LinkedIn (see Privacy and Cookie Policy) Verizon (see Privacy and Cookie Policy) NewsCred Inc. t/a Welcome (see Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

A detailed list of the cookies that may be set when you visit our website can be found below. 

Cooke domain Cookie name First or third party Lifespan Purpose Description csSelectedCountry  First 1 day Technical Identify your country in order to show the content that is valid (e.g. products available in your country), _ga, _gid, _gat* First Up to 2 years Analytics Google Analytics: Distinguish users _gcl_au First 3 months Advertising and tracking Google Adsense: Track conversions, visitor_id* First 10 years Analytics Salesforce Pardot: Distinguish users _mkto_trk     
First 2 years Analytics Marketo: Distinguish users, consent, consentCountry First 3 months Preferences Cookie consent and privacy settings 

We may provide links to third party sites. Third party sites are websites or platforms that are linked with our site to provide you with additional functionality, tools, or services such as a direction. You acknowledge and agree we are not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, goods, services or other materials on, available through, or provided by such sites or resources. We are not responsible for the privacy or other practices of such sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information that you provide or is collected by such sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions on those linked sites. 

You will find a link for changing your privacy settings in the footer of our website. You can choose which of the optional cookie types you allow us to send to your device. You can also use your browser settings or plug-ins to refuse cookies. However, some features or services on our sites may not function properly without cookies.  


We may disclose personal data to the following categories of recipients: 

  • Affiliated entities and/or project and/or business partners;  
  • Service providers, suppliers and subcontractors, including processors (such as IT service providers); 
  • Domestic and foreign authorities or courts as well as arbitral tribunals, parties in possible or pending legal proceedings; 
  • The public, including users of our websites and social media; 
  • Industry organizations, associations, organizations and other bodies; 
  • Other parties in connection with corporate transactions. 

If we transfer personal data to third parties, the respective third party may process personal data in accordance with their own privacy notices and regulations.  


We may disclose personal data to recipients outside of Switzerland, including to EU/EEA member states, the UK, the US and to any other country of the world, e.g., to countries where our affiliates, partners or service providers (such as EU/EEA member states, UK, USA) are located. 

We ensure adequate protection, namely by means of sufficient contractual guarantees such as the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission and binding corporate rules. You can obtain a copy of the contractual guarantees from the contact point mentioned above or find out from them where such a copy can be obtained. We reserve the right to redact such copies for data protection reasons or for reasons of confidentiality or to supply only excerpts; 

We may disclose personal data to a country without adequate legal data protection, in the following circumstances: 

  • You give your express consent; 
  • It is necessary for the execution of a contract with you or of a contract in your interest;  
  • It is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation;  
  • It is necessary to safeguard overriding public interests, to establish, exercise or enforce legal claims or to protect the life or physical integrity of you or third parties; 
  • You have made the personal data generally accessible and do not expressly prohibit processing; or 
  • The personal data originate from a register provided for by law, which is public or accessible to persons with an interest worthy of protection, insofar as the legal requirements for inspection are met in the individual case. 

We process and store personal data as long as it is necessary for the processing purpose for which we collected it (e.g., for the duration of the entire business or contractual relationship from the initiation until the termination of a contract). In addition, there may be a contractual or legal obligation to retain or document data for a longer period. It is possible that personal data will be stored for the time during which claims can be asserted against our company and insofar as we are otherwise legally obligated to do so, or legitimate business interests require this (e.g. for evidence and documentation purposes). We thus store contract-related personal data in principle for the duration of the contractual relationship and for ten years beyond the termination of the contractual relationship. 

If the personal data is no longer required for the fulfillment of the processing purpose, it will be deleted or anonymized as far as possible. Subject to an express written agreement, we are under no obligation to you to retain personal data for a specific period of time. 


We take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse, such as the issuance of warnings, training, IT and network security solutions, access controls and restrictions, encryption of data media and transmissions, pseudonymization, controls. 


Under applicable data protection law, you may have the following rights:  

  • A right to be informed upon your request of our processing of your personal data; 
  • A right to correction, deletion or destruction of your personal data; 
  • A right to objection to the processing of your personal data; 
  • A right to revoke your consent if the processing of your personal data is based on your consent. The revocation is possible at any time and is effective for the future. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place until the revocation. 
  • A right to receive your personal data in certain cases and in an electronic format that allows your further use; 
  • A right to information regarding any automated individual decision-making in which we may engage, insofar as this is required by law.  

To exercise your rights, you may contact us at the contact point mentioned above. The exercise of your rights generally requires that you can prove your identity (e.g., by sending us a copy of your valid ID). We also draw your attention to the fact that by deleting your personal data, services are no longer available or can no longer be used, in whole or in part, and that the exercise of these rights may conflict with contractual agreements and this may have consequences such as the premature termination of the contract or cost consequences. We will inform you in advance if this is not already contractually regulated. We reserve the right to restrict your rights where permitted by applicable law. 

You may have the right to enforce your claims in court or to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority. The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner ( 


In the context of our relationship, you must provide the personal data that is required for the establishment and implementation of a relationship and the fulfillment of the associated contractual obligations (you do not usually have a legal obligation to provide us with data). Without this data, we will generally not be able to enter into or perform a contract with you (or the entity or person you represent). Also, the Website cannot be used if certain traffic-securing information (such as IP address) is not disclosed. 

If you provide us with personal data of other persons (e.g. data of work colleagues), you must ensure that these persons are aware of this privacy notice and you may only share their personal data with us if you are allowed to do so and if this personal data is correct.  

Please note that the Internet is generally not a secure environment because it is an open network that can be accessed by anyone. Therefore, we also appeal to your personal responsibility with regard to the handling of your personal data. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude liability for the security of data that you transmit to us via the internet (e.g., by e-mail) or other electronic channels and for any direct or indirect damage. We ask you to choose other communication channels, should this appear necessary or reasonable for security reasons. 


Energy Efficiency Movement Association may amend this privacy notice at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website ( shall apply.