General Data Privacy Policy

General data privacy policy Share&Charge

Personal data

The Share&Charge Foundation respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy describes who we are, what information we might collect about you, how we might use that information, who may access that information, and how you can manage your preferences.

WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

The Share&Charge Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Zug, Switzerland focused on creating a global standard for seamless and smart charging.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please email [email protected] or contact us in writing via post at Share&Charge Foundation | Postplatz 1 | 6300 Zug, Switzerland.

PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

We collect your personal information in order to provide and improve products and services related to Share&Charge, and to communicate with you about the Share&Charge protocol and other developments. Here are the types of information we gather:

Information You Give Us: In the course of submitting newsletter subscribe and other web forms, creating an account in features such as the Share&Charge app, direct correspondence with Share&Charge team members, and/or other activities, you may provide to us and we may collect from you personal information potentially including: name, title, organization, email address, phone number, mailing address, social media handles, profile picture, etc.

Automatic Information: In the process of browsing the shareandcharge.com website, opening and clicking links in emails from us, and other activities, we automatically receive and store information that helps us improve our content, products, and services, such as whether you’ve opened an email, which links you may have clicked in that email, and which pages of our website are most popular.

Information From Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources, similar in nature to the basic types of personal information outlined above in the Information You Give Us section.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION

We will never sell, lease, or otherwise share your personal information with unaffiliated, third-party individuals and organizations. Your personal information will only be used: a) across the Share&Charge team to deliver services and communications, and b) with vendors (e.g., Google Analytics, MailChimp, Slack) only as necessary to deliver Share&Charge services and communications and to perform the functions described above.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Your information will be used to improve Share&Charge products, services, and communications, and to offer a more tailored and engaging experience with Share&Charge, potentially including, but not limited to:

• Delivery of our newsletter and other email announcements to which you directly subscribed

• Delivery of other marketing and communications

• Social media engagement

• Delivery of targeted Share&Charge content from other platforms (e.g., embedded Share&Charge YouTube videos)

• Invitations to participate in potential projects of interest

• Creating and maintaining an account in the Share&Charge app.

OPTIONS FOR MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can manage your email subscription preferences, unsubscribe, resubscribe, etc. at any time by following the links contained in any email communication from us. You can also contact us in writing at the email and/or mailing address above to update your preferences or to be removed from our system.

Cookies Policy

We use cookies to analyze our traffic, deliver better content and social media integration, and to enable certain site functionality, such as user login to the Share&Charge app. This Cookies Policy further explains what cookies are, what kinds of cookies we use, how and why we use cookies, and how you can manage your preferences.

WHAT ARE COOKIES

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies may store user preferences and other information—within your current browsing session, across multiple sessions when you return to the site, or both. Cookies also enable certain site functionality, such as login to the Share&Charge app.

Cookies set by the website owner (i.e., Share&Charge Foundation) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”.  Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., analytics, social media integration, content from third-party sites).

TYPES OF COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM

We use cookies—both first- and third-party—for several reasons: to analyze our site traffic and improve content based on those insights, to deliver better content and social media integration, and to enable certain site functionality (such as user login to the Share&Charge app).

• Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
• Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
• Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our content and social media partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant content on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted content.

OPTIONS FOR MANAGING YOUR PREFERENCES

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website. though some functionality and access to certain areas of our website may be restricted. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

The continuous development of the internet also impacts our data privacy strategy. Changes will be announced on this page in due time.