AWCZ Privacy Policy

Last edited: July 31, 2023

The American Women's Club of Z├╝rich (AWCZ) is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Act of Data Protection (FADP).

To remain in compliance with the GDPR and the FADP, the AWCZ's privacy policy is transparent and clearly describes the following: what personal data we collect as part of your membership, how we use your data, why we use your data, what we use your data for, how long we use your data, and how we keep your data secure. 

What data we collect:

  • Contact details: name, email, phone number, address
  • Personal information: birthday, where you have lived previously, where you consider home, languages spoken
  • Information relevant to the Club: how you learned about AWCZ, if you were referred to the Club, what you would like from your membership, when you will participate in activities, groups you would like notifications from, interests in leading activities, interests in volunteer positions, how you would like to receive our Round Robin magazine, if you have ever been a member of another FAWCO Club
How we collect your data:
  • Through your new member application
  • Please note that other members have access to these details in the Online Membership Directory. Members, however, may change these details to private. In this case, only the registered member and the website administrators have access to this information. 
Why we collect your data:
  • To confirm that applicants fulfill membership requirements
  • For our membership directory, so other members may contact you
  • To communicate with you about your membership
  • To provide you with news and updates about activities within the Club
What we collect your data for:
  • Communicating with you directly via email
  • Informing you of upcoming events
  • Sending confirmation of payments you made and/or to send you invoices when necessary
  • Sending you our internal Newsletter
How long we use your data:

The AWCZ keeps your data for the duration of your membership. You have the right to request the deletion of your data at any time. Please note that the AWCZ may not be able to continue your membership benefits or allow event registration without your data. You can request the deletion of your data by sending an email to 

How we keep your data secure:

Our members who have administrative access to our website will never use or share member data. Additionally, AWCZ never sells or distributes members' personal data to any third party. 


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