United Swiss Societies
of Northern California, Inc.
United Swiss Societeis of Northern California
   
Text Size


Privacy Policy:


Welcome to The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. We know you’re concerned about protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect about you and how we use that information.

In this Privacy Policy, “Website” means the Website associated with the domain name www.unitedswissnorcal.org. “The Services” means all the services offered in conjunction with the Website. The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your full name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, phone number and any other information that can be used to identify or contact you.

By using the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website, you consent to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy, and if we do, any such changes will be included on this page so current privacy information will always be available to you. We encourage you check this page periodically.

No Collection of Personal Data from Children under 13. We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for the Personal Data of children under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires general audience website operators to obtain a parent’s prior consent if they are knowingly collecting, using or disclosing any Personal Data from a child under 13. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website are not directed to or intended to be used by children under 13 (or under 18 for that matter), and the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. does not knowingly collect, use or disclose any Personal Data from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Personal Data Collected. The only Personal Data the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. currently collects through the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website is the Personal Data that you voluntarily provide to the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc.. For example, all users must first create a member account in order to access certain features of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website. To create the account, you must enter Personal Data, such as your full name and email address. Users must also enter Personal Data, such as full name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information to make a donation on the website. Users of the partner profile features on the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website may also enter Personal Data to create a partner profile page. The information on the partner profile page and the user profile, including any Personal Data, will also be available to other users of The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website.

Non-Personal Data Collected. Other data that does not qualify as Personal Data because it cannot be used to contact or identify you (“Non-Personal Data”) may also be collected when a user participates in certain features of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website, or may be automatically collected about you.

For example, the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. uses technology to automatically collect Non-Personal Data about the use of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website. This technology is used to track things like how many users access the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website, the date and time of their visits, the length of their stays, and which pages they view. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may also use technology to determine which web browsers users use and the address from which they accessed the Website. The information collected using this technology does not identify any user personally and is thus all Non-Personal Data that simply enables The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. to compile statistics about users and their use of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website.

The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. uses this Non-Personal Data and may share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. We may also use this information to provide you with targeted advertising, so that the advertisements you may see on the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website are of more interest to you.

Cookies. We may store certain information from your web browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use session-ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies would terminate once the user closes the web browser. We may also use persistent cookies that store certain Personal Data you already provided to us to make it easier for you to log back in to the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website or access your partner profile. Cookies are used as a convenience feature for the user. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser if you want to disable them; however, you may not be able to use all of the features of the Website if cookies are disabled.

Use of Personal Data Collected
. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. uses the Personal Data collected on the Website to provide you with the requested Services. If you enter Personal Data to create a member account, for example, that Personal Data will be used to create your account and allow that user to access certain features of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website. If you enter Personal Data to create a partner profile page, that Personal Data will be available to other users of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website on your partner profile page. If you enter Personal Data to complete an online donation, that Personal Data will be used to complete your donation and contact you with any questions related to that donation.

The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may also use the Personal Data to contact you for a variety of reasons, such as but not limited to notifying you about upcoming events, offering you additional products or services, or requesting your feedback on the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website. If you wish to opt-out of these contacts, you can let us know by following the “unsubscribe” instructions that accompanied the contact email, or by contacting us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Even if you opt-out of certain contacts, The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may still contact you about any problems or issues with your personal account, partner profile page or user profile.

Disclosure of Personal Data Collected. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may disclose Personal Data to third parties when (a) it is reasonably necessary to provide you with the Services, (b) you have authorized the disclosure, or (c) if required or authorized to do so by law.

For example, when you choose to use the partner profile social networking features of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website, it is necessary for the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. to disclose the information on your personal profile page and your user profile information, including Personal Data, to other users of the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website. Without disclosure of this information, no one could contact you and there would be no social networking feature. Any User Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) you post to the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website will also be available to other users. By participating in the social networking features, you are also giving the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. permission to include you in its RSS feed features, which allow other users to get updates on your partner profile page and user profile. You use the partner profile social networking features and post User Content at your own risk. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. is not responsible for security or privacy breaches that may result from your use of the partner profile social networking features or posting User Content to the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website.

The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may also disclose Personal Data to third parties if a user has requested that the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. do so. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website may offer users opportunities to request disclosure of Personal Data to third parties. For example, users may have the ability to request through the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website that certain third parties send them information. In that case, the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. would disclose the user’s full name and email address or mailing address so that the third party can send the user the requested information.

The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may also disclose Personal Data to its affiliates, contractors and partners, who will use the Personal Data in compliance with this Privacy Policy. We may sell, rent, give or otherwise share your personal information with the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc.’s successors, assigns, affiliates and other related third parties. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. may also disclose Personal Data if required or authorized to do so by law.

Security Measures. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. uses industry standard security measures to protect your Personal Data. While such security measures provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, they provide no guarantee that your Personal Data will not be compromised.

Links to Other Website. This Privacy Policy applies only to Personal Data collected on the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. Website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc.. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party website or any association with their operators. The United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any website you visit before using the website or providing any Personal Data about yourself.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way the United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc. processes your Personal Data, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

English French German Italian
Consulate General of Switzerland
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States of America
sfr.vertretung@eda.admin.ch

Tel.: +1 415 788 2272
Fax: +1 415 788 1402



 

Swiss Benevolent Society
of San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States of America
assistance@sbssf.com

Tax ID
#94-6052328


The United Swiss Societies of Northern California (USSNC), founded in 1912, merged with the Swiss House Association of California, which had incorporated on July 21, 1930, the merger created the new name, United Swiss House of Northern California, Inc., which on February 11, 1983 incorporated to its current name. United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc., organized as a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation, 501(c)(4), tax ID 23-7126939