PICZ Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy explains how information is collected, used, and disclosed by the Photo International Club Zurich (hereafter PICZ) and applies to information collected when you use or access PICZ’s website at www.picz.ch. Please read the following carefully to understand how we will collect, use, and maintain your personal information. It also describes your choices regarding the use, access, and correction of your personal information and account.

Changing our Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. If you disagree with any changes to this Privacy Policy, please contact our president: Charles Salomons (at president(at)picz.ch). We may collect certain user information (including personal information and/or sensitive personal information) in the following ways:

Information You Provide To Us

We collect information you provide directly to us including when you visit our websites and/or use the Member-Login. For example, we collect information when you enter into an agreement with Photo International Club Zurich as a member, create or modify your profile and account, participate in any interactive features of the PICZ website, submit a contact form, participate in a survey, activity or event. You may, however, visit our website anonymously. The types of information we may collect directly from you include your name, username, email address, and phone number, as well as any contact or other information you choose to provide. Please be aware that the information you choose to provide in your PICZ account profile or through the request forms.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you access or use the website, we may automatically collect information about you, including: Usage, Log, and Device Information: We collect information such as system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit, and the referral URL. We monitor user activity in connection with the website and may collect information about the features you use, the content you upload, download, share, or access while using the website.

Use of Information

We may use the information collected through the website: to provide, operate, maintain, and improve the website, enable you to access and use the website, send you support and administrative messages, respond to your comments, questions, and requests and provide support, communicate with you about newsletters, surveys, events and provide other news or information about PICZ, monitor and analyze activities in connection with the website, investigate and prevent unauthorized access to the website and other illegal activities,

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

We will not share personal information about you or any content with any third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy, or as defined in an agreement with us, in connection with the website. For example, we may share personal information about you.  In Compliance with Laws: On request by authorities to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. Or on request of you following applicable laws. We may disclose your information to a third party: If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our agreements and policies, to protect the security or integrity of the website, to protect PICZ, our members, our partners .If you attend an event or a workshop organized by us, or download or access an asset on our website, we may share your personal data with partners of the event so that they may contact you.

Global Data Privacy Protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Federal Government (Data Protection Act, DSG) and in accordance with the General Data Protection (GDPR) of the European Union, every person is entitled to protection of their privacy and to protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these terms. Personal data will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold or passed on unauthorized to third parties. Methods of processing: PICZ takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data. The data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to PICZ, in some cases, the data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Application (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as data processors by PICZ. The updated list of these parties may be requested from PICZ at any time.


To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been compromised in any way. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password to us.

Your Choices

You may update, correct, or delete information about you at any time by logging into your member account and modifying your information, or by contacting us. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you wish to deactivate your member or partner account, please contact but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time. We will respond to your access request within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as your member or user account is active.

Links to Third-Party Websites

We may place links on the PICZ website to third parties. When you click on a link to a third-party website from our Website, your activity and use on the linked website is governed by that website’s policies, not by those of PICZ We encourage you to review their privacy and user policies.

Use of Third-Party services

Third parties involved in data services of PICZ are: Google: Web Analytics, Microsoft. Storage of members list and other documentation, OVH: Hosting of Web Server, WordPress Jetpack

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at president(at)picz.ch.