The Agency is domiciled in Switzerland. Therefore, it is governed by the laws and regulations of Switzerland and any information provided to us through either your application, your membership, or optional newsletter is considered personal data as defined and protected by the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA).
Data related to your membership application.
Such data will only be used to process and discuss your application internally, with international organizations and specialized agencies collaborating with the Agency, and the Ministry of member countries and potential participating countries. Furthermore, we may use such data to contact you with important notifications about the Agency, to send you information related to the Agency, or to send you invitations to participate to Agency events and conferences. We may also inform you about new Agency initiatives in which you might have an interest. You are free, at any given time, to opt-out of those features.
Data collection is limited to the following:
Visiting our website:
We employ a local installation of open-source analytics tools. Analytics are anonymised whenever possible and stored locally (and not on the cloud).
Communicating with the Agency
Your communications with the Agency such as membership applications or general information requests may be saved by our staff. The legal basis for processing is consent and our legitimate interest is to improve the quality of our services.
We rely on third parties to process bank wires, credit card, and Bitcoin transactions and must therefore share payment information with third parties. The legal basis of this processing is the necessity to the execution of the contract between you and us.
We do not have any advertising on our site. Any data that we do have will never be shared except under the circumstances described in this Agreement. We do NOT do any analysis on the limited data we do possess.
All servers used by the Agency are located in Switzerland and Germany. Only employees of the Agency have physical or other access to the servers. Data is ALWAYS stored in encrypted format on our servers. Offline backups may be stored periodically, but these are also encrypted.
We will only disclose data we possess if we are instructed to do so by a fully binding request coming from the competent Swiss authorities (legal obligation).
We reserve the right to periodically review and change this policy from time to time. We will notify users of material changes via public announcements on our newsletter. Continued use of the Services will be deemed as acceptance of such changes.